Thursday, 22 November 2012

Bride And Groom

Hello there!

Today I have a wedding card to share with you, I am trying to get my Christmas cards made but I also have a lot of Birthdays in November and December and also a Wedding just before Christmas.  So this week I am trying to get all of those ticked off my 'to do' list.

Please excuse my wonky photography skills LOL!  I promise you the card is perfectly straight.

I decided on simplicity for this card, and chose a white on white design with this gorgeous embellishment. I haven't even used my sewing machine on this card as I decided less is more.  I love this vintage wallpaper stamp  for wedding cards, I used a white pearl embossing powder (unfortunately you can't see how pretty this is in the photo)

The Bride and Groom stamp is from   Big Day Additions from Waltzingmouse stamps - this is a wonderful little set I have used it so often, it is great value for money too. I embossed it with WOW fine detail silver embossing powder, I always use fine detail powder for sentiments.

I gathered a piece of white silky crush ribbon and then added this beautiful bow embellishment, I think it adds a special touch to a wedding card. I decided against glueing this embellishment onto the ribbon, instead I used some fine silver thread to stitch it on with.

Ribbon, vintage wallpaper stamp, WOW embossing powders available from Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge;

Less is More - Hardware

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Another Sketch Card

Hi there

I'm trying to get all my November and December Birthday cards made so that I can concentrate on finishing off the Christmas card list.  I've used this week's Waltzingmouse sketch for my card today;

Here is my interpretation

I've used the Hyacinth stamp from the Vintage Garden Flowers set from Waltzingmouse, I really love this stamp set! As my colouring skills are non existent I have paper-pieced the image instead.

 I kept the card clean and simple using a border punch for the decorative edge and finishing off with some blue organza ribbon and a few blue pearls, both from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.

I'd also like to enter this into the following challenge;

Charisma Cards - Cool Colours
Stampin for the weekend - All Stitched up

Thanks for visiting,
Sarah x 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge

Hi there,

Now don't faint I know blogging twice in one week is unheard of here!!

I need to get on with making my Christmas cards so what better way than to use a good sketch to get the inspiration going.  It's a while since I participated in the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge but this week's sketch is such a lovely one it would have been rude not to play along.

I did turn the sketch on it's side for my card but I think that's allowed (hope so!)

Now I'm not sure just how festive this card is, I usually use lots of red and green for Christmas cards so this is a bit different for me.    I used Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees, this is such a versatile set with endless possibilities. I thought these trees had a Christmas tree kind of shape so opted for them, I sponged some distress ink onto the stamp to give it this softer effect then sponged a background using a piece of torn paper as a mask and various shades of green ink. I was really pleased with how this turned out.

I added some Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel which I heated from underneath to give the snowy effect.  I should have used a plainer scallop for my edges as I think this is a bit too fussy with the floral oval die.  Some button twine from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop finishes off the card.  The sentiment is also from the  Teeny Tree set.

A quick reminder that there is a design team call over at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog, if you like using ribbons and pretty embellishments then check out the details HERE.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenge;

Creative Craft Challenges - Special Occasion (not Birthday)
Cupcake Challenge - Get Krafty

Thanks for popping by,
Sarah x 

Monday, 5 November 2012

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge - Die Cuts/punches, Ribbon and Charms

Hello and welcome to my sadly neglected blog.  I'm sorry I haven't been around much but I have been so busy lately, hopefully this month I'll have more time to show some of my cards.

Before I show my card for this month's challenge I wanted to let you know that there is a Design Team call over at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog, so if you like using ribbon and other pretty products go check out the details HERE

Right back to the challenge at the  Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog This month it's my lovely teamie Liz's challenge and she has chosen;

Die cuts/Punches, Ribbon and Charms

A nice easy one for us and the team have made some wonderful cards this month, all Christmas themed, so do pop over and get some inspiration from them.

The prize this month is this little lot of Christmas goodies;

My card features a new stamp I bought to make my Christmas cards with this year by Stampendous called Snowy Postcard.  I have to say I love it!

 For this card I trimmed the image to fit inside a floral ovals nestie.  It fits really well into the largest die, and I used some Vintage Photo Distress ink to highlight some areas of snow scene.  It's difficult to see in the photo but I then sprinkled some Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel onto the image and heated it from underneath, this gives a lovely festive effect. It's my new favourite product!!  You can see it more clearly in the photo below. Although it's predominantly white it also has gold chunks in it and some gold glitter too.  I'm definitely going to ask for some of the other colours in my letter to Santa this year.

My background is a scrap of kraft card topped with some of this gorgeous glittered vellum which I had left over from last year, I think it was from Papermania. To embellish I used these gorgeous cherry blossom flowers which are new in at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and some little holly leaves which I cut out from a strip of satin holly trim also from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. I love the embossed detail on them.

Lastly I added a triple bow made from 15mm Burgundy Satin Ribbon and decorated it with a little snowflake charm.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges;

Creative Inspirations - Let's Celebrate
Moving Along With the Times - Stitch Up
St Lukes Charity Challenge - Traditional Christmas Card
Live and Love Craft Inspiration challenge - Christmas

Do pop over to the blog and checkout my team mates creations, you wont be disappointed and we'd love to see you join in with us this month!

Thanks for visiting
Sarah xx