Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Apothecary Mother's Day

Hi Guys,

Just a quick post today. I love the Apothecary Art set by SU and thought it would be perfect for Mum last Mother's Day. I think I most likely CASEd the card but it is a simple layout, so maybe not. It's not in my 'bookmarks' anyway.

I used Wisteria Wonder & Pear Pizazz. The embossing is from a PTI plate. If anyone recognises the Sentiment stamp set could you let me know? I must go through and document which sets have which sentiments.

Anyway, here is my card:

Mum really liked it, and that is the main thing.

I better get moving. Couldn't get to sleep last night and thus got up way too late. Not good for getting things done.

Have a great day,
Fi x

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Blog Reno

Hi Guys,

As you can see, I've had another go at a blog make-over, and I'm pretty happy with this one. I even managed to use Gimp to edit the header, with the odd google search to figure out what the heck I was doing LOL.

I hope you like it,


A CASE for Jenn

Hi Guys,

It was one of my best mate's birthdays in April and she and I are have very similar tastes. I decided that I really wanted to use my PTI 'Simply Jane' stamp set & matching dies for her card. I had to get this set as I have long been a sucker for anything Austen, and love Mr Darcy (especially when played by Colin Firth).

I must say, I really love how PTI bring out so many dies, less cutting for me!!!

I saw this card (top of post) when I was perusing the PTI group posts when 'Simply Jane' was released. I love it, and it made me think of Jenn & I.

Here is my attempt:

I used SU card stock so swapped in 'Blushing Bride', and added a (retired) SU rose. The little pearls are also SU.  I'm pretty sure that she liked it. 

Have a great day. I've had my 'post-last-night' catnap and need a cuppa badly.

Catch you soon,
Fi x

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A wedding card

Hi again.

Thought I'd do a quick post while my hair is drying :-)

A good friend from work wanted a wedding card earlier this year. I don't know the bride so thought I'd go with elegance over cute. I did a Splitcoast search and found this card by Mary Fish. I made a few modifications to make it more 'weddingish'.

Here is my card (forgive the terrible pic, I shot it in a rush):

I used the (retired) Bliss SAB stamp set on a base of Very vanilla & Basic Black card stock. I added a sentiment (which stamp set???) and some SU pearls. 

I hope the bride liked it, Tracey seems to.

Have a fab day,

Fi x

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A new post!

Hi Guys,

I suppose I should say 'Hi Mum' as I doubt anyone else still follows me in their blog readers. Just in case they do, I thought I'd pop up a few posts as I've actually made a spate of cards of late.

I think I'll start with a card that I made for one of my colleagues who moved back to Sydney. She is very crafty and likes to make cards herself (and knits so beautifully that she submits her items in the local show). The pressure was on to make her a lovely card. She is quite classic so I searched Splitcoast for a design using SU's Apothecary Art.

I found a gorgeous card here and CASEd it directly as I was short on time. I think the only difference is the colour of the button. Here is my card:

I love the new dies from SU, but I would like to see them make an in-between set of 'Framelits' as I love layering. I'm also surprised that they didn't have an exact match for this stamp. Seems crazy to have to cut it out, but that's me. We all know that I hate cutting out ;-)

Well, I better head to bed. Message me if you want any card deets.

Fi x

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