Saturday, 17 May 2008

Playing with Paper

Finally got to play again today, at least for a little while. It was wet outside today, and amazingly, the girls kept themselves entertained inside (well, mostly...). So hubby worked on the computer, and I sat at the next table, surrounded by my crafty stuff. I felt really productive, but in the end, I was only happy with some of my creations...

First off, I want to share this ATC for the latest challenge over at Tilda and Friends, entitled "Glorious Green". Enjoyed this, as green is one of my favourite colours:

Tilda is watercoloured and has a paperpieced top, I wrapped some embroidery cotton round the card and secured it with a button, and I added a stamped sentiment by Studio G. Really quite pleased with this one, hope you like it, too.

Next up, this is for the 2nd challenge over at new challenge blog Stamp Something, on the theme of Thank You. Gave some of my SU goodies an outing, I really must do that more often!

I used SU! Not quite Navy cardstock, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and both the sentiment stamp and the wee flower in the middle are from the "Seeing Spots" set. Used my Stamp-a-majig to centre the flower, it works really well and is not as fiddly as I feared! Ribbon and buttons are from stash.

And finally, one of the cards I wasn't so happy with today, but I'll post it anyway.

The sentiment stamp and the cardstock for the scalloped circle are SU!, paper is We R Memorykeepers, ribbon is from Ribbon Oasis, and brads were from stash. I like the colours, and the layout (can you tell?), but I think the little flash coming out from under the circle is too much. But since I've attached it rather securely, I'm afraid it's there to stay...

Had a busy old week this week, with prizegiving at Girls' Brigade on Monday (what a difference a year makes - middle daughter was so much more confident this time!), visit to the dentist on Tuesday (quick and painless, but have to go back to get a permanent filling put in), and then eldest daughter's residential trip Wednesday to Friday. She was not a happy bunny the night before they left, but she put on a brave face and overall, quite enjoyed the experience. I have to admit, I quite enjoyed the relative peace and quiet, too, for those two days, because there was a lot less bickering... I know, I'm a bad mother!

Right, gotta go, might get another challenge card made before bedtime - thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great cards! Lovely thank you one. I like that embossed piece, I need to use my CB more often. Great colors too. Thanks for playing aling with our challenge. :)

  2. Great cards!! I love the cb swirls on not quit navy, I always forget about that color! Thanks for playing!

  3. Very beautiful work with great colors !