Saturday, 22 March 2014

Lots and lots of cards!

Hi all, thanks for dropping by.  I'm making up for my erratic blogging by posting a few cards today, so be prepared for a long post!
The first card uses two SU stamp sets - Petite Petals (my current favourite) and Sassy Salutations. I chose three pastel shades of ink - Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Pistachio Pudding, scored two lines to create a panel across the middle and a added a few gems.
The next card uses the Fresh Prints DSP stack, along with Petite Petals, Flower Shop and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  My favourite colour scheme at the moment is Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.

Another card using the Fresh Prints DSP Stack, this time teamed with Crumb Cake and Real Red. And of course, Petite Petals. 

The next card is similar to the one I made for Mark's birthday back in January.  I used Smoky Slate, Real Red and Whisper White again, as well as Gorgeous Grunge, Simply Stars and Sassy Salutations.

The next two cards are from my card swap group.  The first one is from the lovely Sue, and the challenge was to use red, orange and yellow. The card is amazing - I really lovely all the different flower images and there is so much dimension on the card.  It really is fab.  I was so impressed because the insert has been decorated and the envelope too - such attention to detail.

The next card was made by the equally lovely Jane, using one of her favourite stamps. The brief for this card was to use embossing and Jane has used a new embossing folder, which I think will become a firm favourite of hers.  I love the colours she has chosen.  A beautiful card.
Needless to say, I have yet to make my card for this month's swap, but hopefully that will be remedied soon!
I have been a little bit busy recently.  Mark and I have taken Emily to two University interviews in the last two weeks, and we are so thrilled that she has been offered a place at both Universities, in fact she was offered a place mid-interview at Worcester on Wednesday.  It has been a massive boost to her confidence, especially as she had convinced herself that no one would want her.  After a really tough three and half years, it's so great to see her dream of being a teacher getting closer to becoming a reality. 
That's it from me now.  Have a great weekend.
Michelle x

Monday, 10 March 2014

Card Swap 12

Apologies that I can't share the fabulous card that I received for this month's card swap (and it's simply stunning), I just haven't had the time to photograph it.  I will as soon as I can.
However, this is my offering.  The brief was to use yellow, orange and red, with the possible hint of Melon Mambo, and I've managed to achieve all of the above.  The colours I've chosen are Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red (and of course Melon Mambo!).  I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder from the current Sale-a-bration, as well as the Banner Blast stamp set and Itty Bitty Banner punch.  The sentiment is from A Word for You.
I took my inspiration from Pinterest and tweaked it a little bit to suit my style.  I have to say, Pinterest is a great place to look when your card making mojo has upped and left you!

Please ignore the fact that the diamante seems to have slipped out of the centre of the yellow flower.  I've only just noticed it on the photo!

Thanks for popping in. 
Take care

Michelle x