27 May 2009


Here's my third card for this month's Designs Galore challenge at The Stamping Queen. As you can see, I've used a shabby chic colour scheme for this card. I think it'll be perfect for my grandmother's birthday :-) This really was an easy one to put together; once I was happy with the placement of the flowers everything else fell into place. Just don't ask me how long it took to get the flowers right, lol.

Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Designs Galore clip art, Kaisercraft pearls, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Kaisercraft rub-ons, Collections dictionary strip, Collections butterfly print, Prima flowers
Other - sandpaper

23 May 2009


I'm having a ball with my to-die-for Designs Galore images from The Stamping Queen. This piece, titled "Melange", is a collage of distressed paper and embellishments. You can't really tell by looking at the photos, but I've used heaps of glimmer mist on this card too - there's a fine spray over the papers, card, and also on the dyed lace. This was a fun card to put together, and a bit of a challenge too. It's been a while since I used such a rusty shade of cardstock, but I'm really thrilled with the result. I think I'll have to use this colour more often!

Ink - Distress vintage photo
Paper - Collections
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Designs Galore clip art, Collections butterfly print, Collections chipboard dressform, brads, daisy chain lace, silk flower
Other - Tattered Angels glimmer mist, LuminArte twinkling H2Os, sandpaper, gold wire, pliers, beeswax, heat tool

* Updated with new photographs 27/7/2011

19 May 2009

Beauty in Frame

I know, I know, I've been a terrible blogger! What can I say? Real life keeps getting in the way of creating. But no more! The new theme at The Stamping Queen is the gorgeous Designs Galore clip art sheets and I've had a ball making lots of new cards to show them off. This first piece is very flirty and romantic. Lot of soft, pale colours, pearls and ribbon. The great thing about these images is they're a joy to embellish; in fact, it's a bit too easy to go beserk with the bling! I know I had to restrain myself, lol.

Paper - Basic Grey
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Designs Galore clip art, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Kaisercraft pearls, Kaisercraft rub-ons, Collections butterfly prints, Collections chipboard heart, ribbon