Saturday, 30 May 2015

Just Beachy


Dropping in to show you my 2nd card for June which was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches gorgeously simple design.

I immediately thought of a beach hut window and happened to have a frame embellishment that was perfect for this project.

I first tried it on a white card base, but the beachy colours didn't stand out as much and now it really "pops"

I cut out a window in the front of the black card base and lined the inside with beachy blue, which I then stamped with the sentiment ("Mum's the word" set) and aligned to the window. Wrapped a couple of offcuts from ribbon and added slides on each side and popped a lovely heart embellishment in-between.

Have a lovely day

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Finally, Inspired!

Hi there,

Where have I been? 

I've been busy avoiding my most loved pastime and it's high time I got back into it!

Here is the first of about twelve cards I need to make for June (seems in springtime a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of procreation.)

It's based on this sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

For my treasured Aunt Pam, who lives in Victoria (brrrr) I made something sunny and warm (just like her.)

I love the sentiment from cas-ual friday stamps "Mum's the Word" set.

The circle cut outs were a bit tricky as I don't have circle punches and they're not quite round, but I think the gemini motif distracts you from that.

I like the sketch design which looks a bit like the sun with a planet in orbit around it.

I would also like to enter this into The Card Concept's current challenge #36.

I believe the white flowers, yellow and hints of teal remind me of the white icing yellow cake and teal/green patterns on the cupcake wrappers.

Thanks for dropping by. I need a push sometimes to get me going again.