Friday, January 29, 2010

Polka dots, pink & a bow - Pink Elephant challenge

Well, finally - I've made a card for the Pink Elephant challenge! It's been so long ... and I've missed it - these challenges are great, and I really enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with.

Anyway, the challenge this week was "Polka Dots, Pink & a Bow" ... the background is handmade paper, with a strip of builders tape over the top. I used a pre-made tag, and stamped swirls and the word "Adore" with Shabby Shutters Distress ink, then backed it with black card - embossed it with CB Swiss Dots, wrapped lace and ribbon around the bottom, stapled Polka Dot ribbon to the top, and attached the tag to my card. The butterflies are CB die-cuts, and the circle is a pre-made one, embossed with Swiss Dots.

This was a pleasure to make, and I can't wait for the next challenge!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cuttlebug hearts

It's been MONTHS since I last posted on this blog - due to family and personal crisis' ... but 2010 is going to be a much better year than 2009 ... that I'm sure of! I've made a lot of cards in the last 12 months - and it's time for me to start sharing them again ... so, here we go!

This card was made for a NZ Mail Art swap - the theme was "Hearts". I rounded and inked the the edges of the background paper, embossed the striped paper with the Cuttlebug "D'vine Swirls" folder, put it on top of a dovetailed piece of ribbon, inked the edges of CB die-cut hearts and used foam squares to attach them.