Sunday, 29 May 2011

Inspired by Tacha

I just loved Tacha's sketch and examples at Scrap RDV. We have Mother's Day tomorrow, and my MIL is now a great-grandmother. Nothing is so special as I baby, so I made a mini album of her first grandchild (now nearly 2 months) as a gift. I found these delightful "ribbons" of baby clothes at my local hobby store. Couldn't resist them!

And the inside  . . .

Each of the tags is a mini booklet with 4 photos. Here is the first page of each one.

Congratulations Heidi!

and welcome Abigail!

Kathy at The Daily Marker blog is having a baby shower blog hop to welcome little Abigail.

Here's my card (inspired by Tacha's sketch at Scrap RDV - I love her examples too!)

Monday, 16 May 2011

More Lily Pad Palette

I warned you that these (at Lily Pad) were my colours! Could just keep going with them.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Name that Frog

Over at The Lily Pad there is a celebrity in that making . . . . and we're to come up with names.

Amazing how my first thoughts were for a masculine name :

From the Lily Pad :

Logan (from the hollow)
Link (from the river)
Leroy (king)

The frog . . .
Fynn (river)

but then I began to think it must be a “woman” frog :

Linleigh (from the pond)
Pandora (what has she let out the box?!)

or a celebrity name . . .


Monday, 9 May 2011

OLW52 - Circles

I love circles and so was keen to do the OLW52 (One Layer Wednesday - circles) at Simplicity

Decided to highlight a circle of the image. (My new Inkadinkado stamp which I'm just loving!)

More Lime, turquoise and brown

More for the Lily Pad Palette Challenge and my favourite colours at the moment!


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Lily Pad Palette Challenge

I'm so exited about the Lily Pad Palette Challenge this month. These are SO my colours.

In fact when I finally sat down to do it, and got out my folder with turquoise etc, I had to laugh  . . . . I could make at least 10 cards just with the unfinished and leftover bits and pieces that were lying about!

So now I'm on a roll  . . .

I used a piece of card that I had already brayered. Stamped the leaf with Versafine sepia (it appears darker in the photo), and highlighted the tops with white gel pen. The card is actually pale lime green and not so yellow in real. Wanted to keep this one CAS.

For No. 2 I used the inked and stamped page from a book. Got perfect pearls too so a lovely glimmer to it. Here I was following the sketch from Hero Arts National Scrapbook Day.

For my 3rd card I continued with the HA sketch using a scrap of card card with alcohol inks, and pre-inked dots and scripted background.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

OLW51 - Three of a Kind

A lovely challenge from Jennifer's OLW this week. Make 3 cards using the same stamp. Got to love that!

First time I'm using this stamp from Inkadinkado, and one of the sentiment wordings of Club Scrap that I love  . . .  first card . . .

Second card I decided to use distress inks on a shadow stamp, and a line pattern (inspired by Susan) from Club Scrap - not as chic as hers, but one's got to use what one's got!

Thirdly, I love playing with the distress inks so kept going! Adding flourish from Stampin' Up and script writing from Paper Chain in South Africa.

I bought the swan stamp to be used for my blog header, and this challenge helped me bring it all together. Thanks for the comments.

Monday, 2 May 2011

May CCC at Lily Pad

I'm so glad the ladies at Lily Pad are continuing Deborah's CCC! I love this month's colour scheme . . . pinks and brown, and the wonderful sketch that lends itself to chic and simple cards.

So here's my take . . . with my new butterfly inchies stamps from Inkadinkado, swirls from Club Scrap and sentiment from Hero Arts and ribbon from May Arts.

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