Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Lovin' this Stamp!...

Hello there.

The weather is so changeable in the UK at the moment isn't it? One minute it's raining then it's snowing, I'll be glad when Spring is finally here.

I've seen this Penny Black 'scented message' stamp used  in blogland and always admired it so I finally treated myself last week. I inked it up almost immediately and have been trying out different ways to colour and use it.  

For this card I used Promarkers and I do like the subtle colour of the flowers.  I stamped the image onto some pattered paper for the background and then used the largest Labels one die to cut it out, I then restamped the image onto white cardstock, coloured in the flower and then fussy cut around it. To add dimension I decoupaged parts of the flower (although you can't see this very clearly in the photo)

I can't remember what papers I used for the background they have been sitting in my scraps box for a long time. The ribbon is my new favourite - Sheer wrinkle edge  layered with  22mm guipure lace and dusty pink velvet ribbon. 

Stamp - Penny Black
sentiment stamp - Waltzingmouse
Ribbon and lace - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

I'm entering this card into the following challenges;

Crafts and Me - Favourite colour Combo - Pink and Brown
Craft us Crazy - Get to Cutting - Grand Calibur
Pixie's Crafty Snippets - use up your snippets

thanks for visiting

Sarah x 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

February Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge

Hi there!

It's already time for February's Waltzingmouse Christmas card challenge, and I cannot believe that I have actually managed to make a card for day 1 of the challenge!

This month it's Lynn's turn to choose the challenge and she has asked us to include a heart somewhere on our card - well that is a challenge made in heaven for me!

I already had this heart stamp on my desk as I have used it for Valentine's cards so it was simple for me to make a card designed around it. I used a sentiment from the same set  - Seasons of Love which I stamped onto an oval die cut and then mounted onto the heart. 

I decided to keep the background white and just add some Pretty Ribbon - this is my new favourite - Wrinkle Edge Sheer - it ties the most beautiful bows and has a luxurious sheen to it so it is perfect for a bit of sparkle for Christmas.  I layered a strip of red satin ribbon on top and then embellished with a strip of 3mm red pearls.

This card was very quick to put together so it is great for duplicating at Christmas. 

Stamps - Waltzingmouse
Ribbon and pearl - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

Why not pop over to the forum and join in? 
Thanks for visiting,
Sarah x 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge - Anything Goes

Good Morning!

Gosh is it really February already?  January seems to have passed by so quickly.  
This month at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog our challenge is Anything Goes, this has to be a favourite with most of us.

The prize this month is this bundle of goodies;

I have chosen to make a Valentines card as it's nearly that time of the year, and I have gone back to one of my favourite stamp sets for this card Waltzingmouse Season's of Love . I just use this set so often, it's really been fantastic value for money.

I stamped the heart in grey ink and then embossed it with WOW clear embossing powder, I then layered it with a red heart underneath and a little oval on top with the sentiment on it. 

I chose plain grey for the background in two different shades and embossed one of the layers for a bit more detail.  The red gingham ribbon is currently in the sale HERE, I love this ribbon for Valentine and Christmas cards. The bow was made using Venetian red seam binding, and I added a felt rolled rose and a few self adhesive pearls  for a bit more interest.

Do pop over to the blog and have a look at my team mates cards they are such a talented bunch of girls. 
We'd love to see you all join in with our challenge too.

Stamps - Waltzingmouse
Ribbon, seam binding and pearls - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

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

ABC challenge - Going Dotty
My Mum's Craft Shop - Valentines/Love

Thanks for Visiting
Sarah x