Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pearls and Pastels

Decided to play along with the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. Such a beautiful inspiration photo. So many Christmas themed cards all over blogland at the I used PTI's Vintage Ornaments for this card.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Salt Blog Challenge - Priorities & Embellish BG Challenge

I came across this challenge on the Salt Blog and it really made me think about my priorities. I spend so much time browsing the web for all the latest and greatest crafting ideas, participating in challenges, blogging etc. This has become my main priority...oh dear! Then I quickly try to read my daily devotional for the my priorities in the wrong order most definitely. Well I am going to start my day with my devotional and then let the rest follow. The message from my devotional today was "a godly parent is a child's best guide to God". I really want to be a good example for my children. God comes first!

I made this 'scrapling', magnetic bookmark to keep in my bible to remind me to "Delight in the Lord". I used colours from the Embellish Background Challenge, PTI's Damask Designs for the BG stamping and the bible verse is one of Verve's Plain Janes.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop - September

I love adding a bit of sparkle to my projects. I always found using glitter such a messy job until I saw Nichole using score tape and prisma glitter to add borders to her projects. This has become my favourite way of embellishing my cards and scrapbook LO's. For this blog hop project I used the score tape sheets, which I learnt about from Natasha over here. I don't have a Xyron sticker machine so I cut a piece of score tape from the sheet and placed it on a piece of CS then I ran it through my cuttlebug to die cut the butterfly shape. It is then so easy to add the glitter and the coverage is so even! Thanks Nichole and Natasha for this awesome tip.

Monday, September 13, 2010

WMSC #14

Haven't played along in a while. Really enjoyed trying a 'different' sized card than usual. Flipped the sketch....just worked better for me that way. LOL. Not too much stamping on this card. Used Fancy Phrases, Very Vintage Labels 5 and Vintage Circles from Waltzingmouse stamps. Also added the flourishes from Papertrey Ink.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Embellish Challenge - Squares

This challenge requires you to create a project using the color challenge and squares.
I used PTI's Sign Language stamps and Signature Greetings for this card. I really love Sign Language but don't use it nearly enough...this challenge was perfect for it! I used a really simple LO for this card but I like how it turned out and plan on making a few more cards like this and just changing the colours.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Papertrey Princesses Challenge

Well here it is at last...sorry for the delay.

One of the latest trends in the papercrafting world seems to be the use of "banners". Have been wanting to use one on a card or LO for some time and this challenge was the perfect time. So, as you have no doubt already guessed, my challenge to you is to use a banner on your project OR even make a banner as a decoration. Hope you enjoy this challenge.