Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Chalk Talk and Flower Shop

I absolutely adore chalk talk and love the coordinating framelit dies that come as part of the chalk talk bundle.  It's a great deal too, with a 15% saving when purchased together.

I made this gorgeous anniversary card for a friend.

It has a crumbcake cardstock base, with a layer of wisteria wonder dsp on top.

I used wisteria wonder and elegant eggplant ink to stamp my own background using a stamp from the flower shop set on some very vanilla cardstock.  Isn't it beautiful!

I then stamped one of the chalk talk stamps in white craft ink on a scrap of wisteria wonder card and topped it with another stamped in crumbcake on very vanilla card.

A little piece of the crumbcake seam binding ribbon tied in a bow just finished it off.

Gorgeous, if I don't say so myself!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

More Polka Dot Pieces

Preparations are already underway for the christmas craft stall in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.  But in the interests of not depressing anybody reading this, I am not going to post festive pictures just yet!

Instead, I have got a lovely card I made using the largest flower from the Polka Dot Pieces stamp set.  My design was inspired by a project I saw on Brandy Cox's Website  I used a circular framelit to cut a hole out of my So Saffron Cardbase and Whisper White cardfront.  To do this I tacked them together with snail adhesive.

I stamped the large flower onto some white card using coastal cabana ink and punched it out with the large scallop circle punch.  I made two of these flowers.  I gave them a little sparkle with some dazzling details.

I then took a length of coordinating thread (you could use fishing line) and glued my two flowers back to back with the thread through the centre.  I fixed either end of the thread to my cardbase with dimensionals - pulling it tight so my flower hung in the centre of the hole.

The front is stamped with the sentiment from the same set in night of navy ink and fixed in place with dimensionals.