Monday, 19 June 2017

Paisleys & Posies . . . With Neither!

Hello Crafters!  Today I was playing with a new - to me - stamp set from Stampin' Up, called Paisleys & Posies.  However, I just wanted to use the pretty circle designs from the set and see what I could do with them!

I stamped the greeting first on to a panel of white card-stock and then used a colour combination of  'Tempting Turquoise', 'Melon Mambo' and 'Daffodil Delight' and stamped a pattern all around the sentiment.

I didn't have any 'Melon Mambo' card-stock, so I took my ink pad to some white card and inked the borders and adhered that to the centre of my 'Daffodil Delight' panel which was adhered to a white base card (I do this to save on coloured card-stock).

Next, I adhered my stamped panel to the front and finished with some shimmery dots and centres to the circles with my 'Stardust' gel pen.

Here is my card.





I didn't do a lot to the inside, I just  did a strip of yellow and a strip of pink at the bottom and stamped a couple of the images from the stamp set in 'Tempting Turquoise' but left a sentiment out until I decide what to use the card for.


Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Saturday, 17 June 2017

This Card Is For You!


Hello lovely, thoughtful friends.  Today's card is made with all of you in mind - for the sweet comments of caring, you leave me when things go awry in life - and for my latest little problem!  You are all so kind.

So, when I was making this card, I was looking to see what sentiment I wanted to put on it and came across this one that I thought was so perfect as a dedication to you all.

Here is the card.  I hope you like it . . . it's for you!






The sentiment says it all!  Let me know if you think there needs to be less photos of the one card - only, it seems to me, that I am uploading more and more - I noticed that some card makers only put one photo of each card they make, which is enough for me (except when I wish to see something a little closer, a small detail) - but let me explain my reasons why I have so many now.

The first shot, is more of an 'artsy' shot, with the props.  The second and third shows the card from two opposing angles (in case certain elements aren't clear enough at certain angles).  The fourth shot shows a detail close-up and now - as requested by a new follower - a shot of the inside too!

Let me know in the comments below, whether there are certain shots you think I could do without here, as I'm always looking to improve the look of my blog and with your help, hopefully, I can!

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

 If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Another Pre-Made Panel Christmas Card


Hello crafty friends.  I hope you've had a good day.  My card today is another panel that I took to Spain with me to colour.  The image is a digi image and I coloured it with my watercolour pencils and a water-brush - they are more convenient for me when travelling!

I just stamped a greeting and mounted it onto a card base that I'd covered with a plaid patterned paper, and called it done.  There will be a few more pre-made panels that I will post now from time to time - but I will intersperse them with other types of card - promise!  Here it is.





And, as requested . . . the inside!


No matter what I do, I just can't get a decent angle on the inside shot?  I have tried placing it so I can photograph from directly above, but then I always cast a shadow on it.  I have also tried, turning it 'inside out' and standing it up, but then it just wants to 'flatten' itself out?  Any suggestions would be greatly received.

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  

You are all appreciated more than you know! If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.