Monthly Archives: January 2011

23 posts

Just Believe CASE

While doing a little blog surfing the other day I came across this gorgeous card on Bron Heslop’s blog. I knew I just had to CASE it.

So here it is…..

I’ve changed the colours, the sentiment and left off the Rhinestones only to then realise I used 3/8” Taffeta ribbon instead of the Organza like Bron.  I’ve used Regal Rose on this card.

I don’t mind it with the Taffeta but decided to make another with the Organza and see which I preferred.

I’ve changed the colours again. This time I’ve used Concord Crush. The sentiment has been changed back to the original one that Bron used.

In the photo the Organza looks white but in real life, to me anyway, it isn’t as white as the Whisper White card.

So I’m still undecided. They both look nice though.

I needed some cards to send out for a yahoo group I’m in and as this card if very quick to make up I thought it would be perfect. I didn’t want them all the same though so I’ve used different colours and different ribbons. They all have the same sentiment though and that is ‘thinking of you’.

For these one’s, if I had a coordinating ribbon (current or retired) I’ve used that on the card and if not I’ve just used the 3/8” Whisper White Taffeta.

The colour son these 3 are Rose Red, Baja Breeze and Regal Rose.

I’ve gone with In-Colours on these 2 using Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.

For the final colour combinations I’ve gone with Daffodil Delight and Real Red.

I think I really like the coordinated ribbon ones even more…..

What’s your preference?


Till next time….


Always Vintage

Does anyone else out there find it hard to select a ‘Blog Post Title’?


Maybe it’s just me, but I can never think of anything great so just usually go with a colour I’ve used in the creation I’m going to share or the stamp set name, or sometimes a mixture of both which is what this one is.


You may have noticed I’ve been posting 2 creations a day lately. I haven’t been receiving many comments so I’m not sure if you like that I’m posting more, or even if you like what you are seeing. I’d really, really appreciate some comments and let me know what you think. We all need a little encouragement at times and I’ve been trying my best of late to leave more comments on the blogs I view.


The card I’m going to share with you now I’ve made for the Utah Divas International Blog UDI Color Challenge #20.


At first I wasn’t too sure about these colours. I like them all individually but wasn’t sure what mix of each to use as I didn’t want my creation as dark as the dress for the inspiration.


After deciding which stamp set to use, selecting another layout to try from Card Positioning Systems (this time CPS#74) and having a little play around this is what I ended up with.

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue
Card: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.


Till next time….

“B” is for ……



or maybe


Over on Krista Driessen’s Cards & Things Challenge Blog this week is a Colour Challenge.

This is the colours Krista provided.

These colours made me think ‘Boys’ and then while deciding on a stamp set I came across ‘Party Hearty’ and thought ‘Birthday’.

Considering it was only a week or so ago I was saying I struggle with ‘Male’ cards I think I’m starting to ‘not struggle’ any more…

I’ve used a sketch from Card Positioning Systems and it’s #180.

Here’s what I came up with.

What do you think??

All layers of the main image (the centre piece too) is all mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a bit of a lift.

Very simple but I think very effective.

Stamps: Party Hearty
Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Old Olive Patterns DSP (Brights Patterns Stack)
Ink: Old Olive & Pacific Point Markers
Accessories: 3/4” Circle Punch.

Till next time……