Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mashing Up Valentines

Hi guys,

I just found a new challenge site. I can't believe it took me so long to find it. And if you knew about it, why didn't you share your secret hahaha!!! Anyway its called The Friday Mashup! I really like it cos it mashes two things together in the one challenge. This week the challenge was to use the colours Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Riding Hood Red and to use Paper Piercing on the one project. I have a fairly simple valentines card to share using these colours and some paper peircing. I got inspiration for this card from a card I saw in a magazine. Added my own spin and looksie looksie, This is what I did...

Will add what I used later as I have to run out the door,
Have a great one,


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Party Penguin

Hi guys,

Ever since I got the owl punch for Christmas from my Secret Santa I have been LOVING experimenting and playing with it. What an awesome Punch. How did I live so long without it? The circles are also such a great size. Really versatile! Anywho heres another card to show you it's versatility. I made the owl into a penguin. How freaking cute is this little guy?? This card was inspired by a card by Teneale Williams a while back. (Couldn't find the exact post sorry) I added my own little things to it though including the little Party flag made from cardstock and a tooth pick.

Stamp Set: Party Hearty (Retired)
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Owl Punch, Scallop Lace Border Punch, Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Two way glue pen, Toothpick

I have tried something different with my photo editting. I really like it. Please let me know what you think. The colours are really true to life then the last few months. Would love your thoughts!

TFL, Dani xx

Monday, January 16, 2012

Vintage Florets

Hi guys,

I went to a craft day with some of my Stampin Up friends last week and was looking through a magazine and came across a card I quiet liked so decided to make a card based on it. As I started my mojo just flowed and I came up with something I am pretty damn proud of. Its quite different for me but I like that. I feel I am stretching myself outside my comfort zone. I have also used a new stamp set from the current mini. Its just divine! Anyway have a squizz, let me know what you think...

Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, French Foliage, Extreme Elements
Cardstock: Crumb cake, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Newsprint DSP (retired)
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Victoria Lace, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Vintage Brads, Pearls

I purposefully frayed the edge of the satin ribbon and I just love the vintage feel it gives. Also love the quirky addition of the lace at the bottom. Anyway much too excited about this card I think!

Thanks for looking, Have a good one

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

An Engagement Box

Hi guys,

WOW! I've been a bad blogger. I apologise, I've been finding the new adjustments made to Blogger a little hard when your in a hurry so until I master them it may be a little time between posts sorry. If you wanna keep up to date head over to my facebook page I am always keeping that up to date.

Anyway! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and enjoying the warm weather we are finally getting. I've got some news to share along with some craft. My brother proposed to his girlfriend just before Christmas and she said YES of course! He asked me to make him a box toput the gift in and since she loves Owl's I decided to whip her up this cute little box. What do you think?? Super cute huh?

Stamp Set: Short and Sweet
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Real Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Real Red Prints DSP
Accessories: Owl Builder Punch, Small heart Punch, Tombow
I am also entering this project for the current Just Add Ink challenge which is... Just Add Fancy Packaging. Thought it was very fitting.
Have a great day