Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lots of Hugs

Hello everyone, happy Saturday!

Have you seen this picture?


It's a Tuesday Trigger - called "Feather Weather" at the Moxie Fab World.

Don't you LOVE the softness of this - the background is so gentle and serene - with the fluttering white feather laid over the top.

Try as I might to be soft and serene, I just found myself attracted to those cute little birds - and then all week I've had some pent up stripes that just needed to be expressed - so my interpretation ended up going altogether in that direction ...

Sending Hugs

I tried to incorporate some of the softness of the feather in an emotional way - by choosing a very kind, embracing sentiment. The gold pearl strand came through in the sequins and rhinestones. The stitching is a nod to the concept of a napkin - dressed up this way, it looks like it is made of fabric.

Sending Hugs Deet

The white circle the bird is in, is negatively die cut from the card front.

So there it is. Not quite how I planned when starting out - but it felt so good to let those stripes out :0)

Have a good one!

x

N

Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Little Bitty Bird, Tag Its #1 (Papertrey Ink)
Truly Appreciated (Hero Arts)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Crochet Flower

Hello people and Happy Wednesday :0)!

My daughter recently started to crochet. She has wanted to learn for quite a while, but I haven't been able to help her out at all - I can knit, but crochet eludes me!

Someone we know gave my daughter a book to encourage her and she wanted to send them a Thank You card with a crochet flower on it. Hmmmm. This was new to me. 

I took a helping of inspiration from Debby Hughes (limedoodle) so that my daughter's flower took centre stage - and this is what happened:

Crochet Flower

My Fancy Flourishes made another appearance here - they seem to end up in my hand no matter what I'm doing at the moment :0)!

Crochet Flower Deet

My daughter used this African Violet pattern to make her flower (with a softer shape). She is thrilled with how this turned out and I hope her recipient is happy too!
 
Thanks for stopping by! :0)

x

N

Stamps: Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink), Sentiment from Teeny Trees (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Dies: Tag sale #3, Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Embossing Plate: Woodgrain (Papertrey Ink) 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Floral Hop

Hi everyone! 

Hop, hop, hop ... off to the shop, to buy some brand new toys! (That's part of a ditty from my hubby's childhood - but I have found that for me, blog hops often tend to follow the same trend :0)

Soooo, this is the lovely bouquet that I chose:

I spent a bit of time at the site this photo came from - wow, lovely stuff!

The oranges in the PTI palette really spoke to me, so that is where things went ...

Hop Thanks Left

The Melon Berry did make a small appearance - I coloured the rhinestones in to match.

Hop Thanks Deet

Thanks for stopping by on your rounds! 

x

N

Stamps: Sweet Life, Bitty Background Blocks, Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
              Sentiment from Teeny Trees (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Dies: Button Card Die Collection, Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hello :0)

Hello lovely people! I have missed you all so much!

I'm still alive (and that isn't much of a joke really) but will spare you my best Mrs. Bennett ... "what a dreadful state I am in ... such tremblings, such flutterings, all over me - such spasms in my side and pains in my head, and such beatings at heart ..." (Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice) 

My health hasn't been the best - and the medical fraternity has just been a bit puzzled by it all. But after putting some time and effort into doing a ton of research and eliminating various things in my life and adding a ton more, I am having some stronger days now - and that is all I will say about that - I'm sure you didn't stop by for an autobiography :0)

Card making has taken a bit of a backseat and blogging has been even further behind on the backburner. My poor craft room had a few months of being impeccably tidy (yes really, I kid you not). Enough to make any crafty minded person weep, to be sure :0)

Anyhoo, if you don't mind me just blogging when I can and hanging out when it's possible - I'd love to share with you again!

I made this card for a Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World - the closing date sadly went by, but my recipient loved it - so I thought I'd share.


I really loved the daintiness of this - and the texture and wanted to keep those elements intact.
 
White Confection

Lots of white embossing here. I added a little sprinkle of pink glitter between the embossed strips.

White Confection Deet

The flowers were punched out of vellum and chalked to keep them light.

So there it is. 

Thank you for stopping by - I hope the rest of your day (or evening) is absolutely everything wonderful you could wish for!

x

N

Tools - Impression Plates - Polka Dot, Woodgrain, Text Style, Vineyard, Linen and Canvas,
Modern Alphabet Dies - Lower Case (Papertrey Ink)
Punch - Small Flower, EK Success 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hopping on Cloud 9

Wheee, this is the first time I've played along with the Cloud 9 Blog Hop!

I decided to go with all of the pumpkins in the inspiration piece, using the Pretty Patches Pumpkin set and came out here ...

 W+9Hop

I used Country Charm patches to mount them on and a sentiment from Happy Harvest (I've had a LOT of fun with that set!)


W+9Hop Deet

A white gel pen came in handy for some faux stitching and the background was lightly texturised using Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamp!

Thanks for popping in and enjoy HOPPING! :0)

x

N