Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Betsy's Blossom in Red, White and Blue

I love to colour combination of red, white and blue.  I made this card using the sets Betsy's blossom and Itty Bitty Banners.  The colours are Real Red, Midnight Muse.  I mounted the bird on some Stampin' Dimensionals, to make it stand out more.

I am over in Adelaide at the moment for work, having a great old time.  I just wish I had brought some card making to do in my hotel room.  I made the one above when I was on a work trip to Perth.  Housekeeping must think it's a little strange to see a production line of 12 half made cards in the hotel room!

Have a great week!

Ness xx

Summer Silhouettes

This was the first time I had tried the set Summer Silhouettes and I like it!  The flower stamps are separate
 to the leaves and stems, so you can stamp different colours.  The background of this card is one of our In Colours called Raspberry Ripple.

Ness xx

Friday, 5 April 2013

Pleasant Poppies

I am just loving this stamp at the moment, it is just one big stamp, but looks really beautiful in just one colour.  I have made quite a few of these in different colours, but red is my favourite.  I also stamped the back of the envelope, which adds a nice touch.

This stamp is also very easy to emboss with.  I have done some effective ones by stamping onto Early Expresso card and then dusting with Melon Mambo. 

I have been selling lots of cards at fetes and a lot of people ask me for cards with no greeting.  I had never thought of this!  So this one is a great one to have no greeting.

Ness xx

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Aviary for Wedding Thankyous

I have been busily making thankyou cards for my friend, Jane's wedding.  I helped her make her wedding invitations (all 70 of them) and knew she would run out of time to make some thankyou cards for her guests.  As her colour scheme was Baja Breeze (light blue) and white, I made the above design in those colours.  I started off with 2 birds in the cage, but it looked like they were trapped by marriage.  I then put one in the cage and a tall one outside of the cage, then it looked like he was keeping her captive!  Then I thought: "Am I reading too much into this?"


Above are the same design in different colours- Island Indigo & Tangerine Tango.

Ness xx