When I went to the Stampin Up Extravaganza the other week there was a wonderful display for inspiration and there were several items using a Sizzix daisy die which reminded me that I actually had a very similar die which I bought some years ago. Yes you've guessed it - it hasn't seen the light of day for well over a year and maybe even longer so I dug it out to use for Judith's Forgotten Friday challenge this week.For the background I used up the remains of the Funky Hand papers printed earlier in the week for their challenge (feeling virtuous about that) and cut out several layers of the daisies in two colours of card to make this gerbera style flower. The leaves were stamped using a leaf stamp - also a neglected item. Sentiment was produced on the computer. There is also news on Judith's blog about new stamps from Chocolate Baroque so worth popping over to check it out.
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
I don't want to hear any groans but I've used my owl punch again today - this time to adorn a mini milk carton which is just the right size for a small gift or a few chocolates (if they are tiny). I'm not getting on too well this week, the weather is so muggy and humid and when it's like that my brain - and the rest of me - slows down to almost stop which isn't good because I'm not the speediest of people at the best of times!! We had some drizzly rain this morning but it doesn't seem to have cooled things down much even at night which means I don't sleep well either. Sorry moan over. The owl should make you smile.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
This card was made using various products from Chocolate Baroque - background paper from the Essence of Nature CD; stamps from Tall Trees and matching ones from the Teeny Tiny Meadow set which has smaller versions of the same trees as well as tiny grasses etc. The small stamps and sentiment were stamped onto Tim Holtz die cut tickets.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
The challenge this month on the Get Funky blog is 'boys, boys, boys' and as usual there is a great freebie download suitable for the theme. I decided to use this robot which is on the Craft the year Away CD - after all what boy of any age doesn't like robots? Two papers from the January Blues section of the CD were used, the robot was printed onto scaled down versions of the papers and cut out for paper piecing. Now I've seen it on the screen I think I will add a couple of buttons at the bottom right.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Over on the MMM blog they are still on a vintage theme but this week they are asking for lace and pearls and there are some great DT cards for inspiration if you take a look. I've used background paper with pearl buttons, a Cuttlebug button strip embossing folder and some lace which was white so I coloured it to match the rest of the card. The image is from Crafty Individuals and I've popped it into a frame made using a Nestie with a Nellies die. The larger die cut shape (courtesy of my friend Anne - thanks) is a top note die from Stampin Up (by Sizzix) and it has been overstamped using Stampin Up Strength and Hope set which is where the butterfly came from too and I just added a few matching pearls to complete the card.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
When is an owl not an owl? When it's a frog! I'd made a little treat holder (similar in shape to a book of matches) and it has a little window inside to hold a chocolate treat - or any other treat really. (Tutorial on Split Coast Stampers). The obvious thing is to pop in chicks for Easter, Santas for Christmas and so on but when I called into my local branch of M & S to see what was around I found some little foil wrapped chocolate frogs but hadn't got around to using them yet until I was thinking of other ways in which I might use my cute Stampin Up owl punch. I've managed to turn him into a frog of sorts - I've not taken a picture of the inside because the foil on the chocolate is extra shiny and reflections are causing a problem.