Monday, August 31, 2009

Antique Anniversary!

This is the card I made for my husband for our 19th Wedding Anniversary. Where did the time go? The image I used was from a pack of 7Gypsies Ephemera and the papers were the new Joyeux Noel pack from Papermania. The little ticket is Jenny Bowlin and I had the lace and trim in my stash. The pearls are K&Company I think.
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Altered Album

This is an album which I made for my niece on her 18th birthday. I used letter templates for the name and then covered the letters with some papers in her favourite colours. I over stamped these, in some cases using clear embossing powder over the stamped images. The label on the front of the box was triple embossed and stamped into with a flourish stamp. The letter "E" which is attached is metal which has also been heat embossed to echo the colours of the album. I stamped the box lid with flourishes all round. I was obviously going through my Rococo Period lol. The paper is mostly K&Co classics.

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CIC Challenge #22

I was delighted to see the challenge this week and have finally had the nerve to enter. I love these papers from Cosmo Cricket and have been looking for a chance to use them. A friend of mine has just finished building a house, so I think this would be perfect for her!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Girl

This LO is using more of my lovely new Sassafrass papers. I truly am in love with their work! How can we fail to produce masterpieces when faced with paper and cardstock like this. The photo is my husband with our first daughter Olivia. She was about 40 hours old in this straight from the hospital. He just couldn't take his eyes off her.

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This is a LO I did the other day of my daughter Olivia. I chose the title of Songbird because that is exactly what she is. She sings all the time and has a lovely voice.
I have used the 'Fawned of you' papers from Sassafrass Lass. They had a sample LO on the back of the pack which was so lovely I adapted it for my 12x12 LO. I mounted it on brown cardstock and matted it onto a deep red.

The Cerise Pink Carpet!

Yes it is this colour in real life and I love it. The hall wall so dark and dingy before and now it looks bright and modern. The lamp was a gift from my husbands boss. The colour is a perfect match. But don't you all think that we should be just a little bit more brave about our colour choices for home decor. Don't get me wrong I love neutrals and pale pastel colours, but I think that people in the 50's and 70's had the right idea about using way out colour. Cheer up your home and you will cheer yourself up. Especially as we face into the longer darker evenings of Autumn and Winter.
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