Thursday, February 23, 2012

a VERY belated Christmas present!!!!

Do you ever start a project with the best intentions and never get it done and sit at it half done on your desk? Or do you start it and then by the time you finish it it's way to late to give it for what it's intended? I really hope someone who reads this is nodding along with me because that's what I have to share with you today. I started to make a gift for my grandma for Christmas (lucky it was only the one just gone haha). She always asks me to make her cards but always at the last minute so I thought I'd make her a card tin filled with 10 cards and envelopes so she always has a card at the last minute. I altered an old hodgepodge tin to fill. Anyway I made cards to go inside it but never got around to altering it so when I saw this weeks Friday Mash Up challenge I thought Yep lets alter the tin... Here's this weeks sketch

And the mashup was to use vintage/shabby chic combined with the sketch. Now the sketch I found a little challenging but I made it work. Vintage however has become one of my new loves and I thought it was perfect for a nana tin. Here's how the tin worked out

Stamp Set: French Foliage, Charming
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Ink: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Scallop Circle Punch, 5 Petal flower punch, Pearls, Chantilly Lace, Sponge daubers, Brads, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Alphabet Die

You can't tell on the picture but the top note dye has been painted with Champagne Shimmer Paint. I tried to get a close up but you still couldn't really tell. It looks really lovely and shiny.

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day

Dani :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just Add Ink 105

Hi guys,

I'm so sorry for my quietness. Bad bad blogger. I always feel like i'm apologising on here. Truth be told is I have just landed a perm position at work and have gone to fulltime hours which includes lots more night shift then I used to do so I just haven't had as much time from the little amout of time I usually have. I do have 2 things I have made in the last two days to share with you though. First is a baby shower card for my close friend whose shower I am going to on Sunday. I always struggle with baby shower cards, I don't know why. Baby cards are easy but showers I don't know... Anyway I saw this colour combo over at Just Add Ink and was in love and decided it was perfect for a unisex baby shower card
 Aren't they a great combo of colours? This card I've actually made a similar version of before but never put on my blog so I suppose I CASEd myself. Which is just as well cos my mojo has been on holidays lately. Let me know if you think I found it...

Stamp Set: Baby Bundle
Ink: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Whipser White, So Saffron, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 1 3/8" punch, Polka Dot embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimesnionals, Alphabet die, White Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Certainly Celery Brads, Two way glue pen

Thanks for looking. I'll hopefully be back tomorrow to share what else I've been working on