Monday, 29 December 2008

Dottie and George - Sketch Saturday

For the Saturday Challenge this week, the sketch was our own choice from previous weeks. I chose Sketch 9 and really enjoyed using the Dottie and George under the umbrella image, from the Love and Marriage collection, a digital download from Charmed Cards and Crafts. It gave me my first opportunity to fire up my Craft Robo and test how good it was at cutting out complex images. I was really impressed with the final result - the hardest part is preparing the image in the programme but now the file is saved it can be produced whenever I need it in the future. The pretty papers are also from a digital download from Misstiina Designs - Gimme Cake papers. The sliding ribbon tag is Nestabilities and the flowers from Prima.

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Sugar Nellie - Blossom - DT1

Well its my turn to become a Guest Design Team member for Sugar Nellie and I have just received a lovely little package containing some of their new stamps, so I could not wait to get to work with this lovely Leanne Ellis stamp called Blossom. I used the fab sketch from Dawny P in this week's Papertake Weekly challenge as the template for the card. Blossom was coloured with Pro Markers and the papers were from Krista Designs called Blue Skies and Sunshine. Embellishments include a tag cut with a Sizzix red die, lace, and Prima flowers.

If you stop by my blog, I really would love your comments. Thank you xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A Blue Snowman

With a really gorgeous sketch from Dawny P to work from this week in the Papertake Weekly Challenge I was able to piece together the work that I had been doing last week using a really lovely stamp I purchased from the States from Plum Purdy. I stamped out the image, scanned it into Photoshop and then paper pieced most of the elements of the snowman together from the download paper collection called Misletoe Magic Papers from Ali Folendore. Unfortunately the image did not photograph too well as it was late last night when I had finished it, so I will try and re-take the photo again later later in the week.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Twinkle Toes – A vision in Pink!!!

For the Papertake Weekly Challenge this week, the theme is a recipe of 2 rectangles, 1 ribbon, and 3 small round embellishments. For the main image I have used the really cute House Mouse Twinkle Toes stamp. It is difficult to see from the photograph, but on top of the stamped image, I have paper pieced the ballet skirt with a deep rose/lilac vellum over-skirt which I carefully glued in place to allow it to stand out a little from the image. The papers are from a kit called Vineyard from Tinker & Co, the flowers are Prima. I used Nestabilities to make the two labels, my Martha Stewart punch made a rare appearance, and the ribbon was from Ribbon Oasis. The image was coloured with Pro Markers. I hope you like it xxx