Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Land Girls

Many years ago, right back in 2005/2006, we had a lovely customer called Edna Taylor. Edna won one of our competitions back then, and was a member on our forum  where she was known as Rosietoes. Edna asked if she could link to us on her website "Totally Impressed". We were so totally impressed by her work on her site, which contained gallery upon gallery of gorgeous cards, that we linked for years to Edna's site from our main card making ideas section in the shop - the only link we have ever given like that. Edna created stunning pieces of work and she continues to do so. 

I sent Edna the latest download collection "Land Girls and Work and Play" to have a little play with, and here are three GORGEOUS cards she created for us:

Wow right? Just gorgeous! Edna is definitely one of my most favoured card makers. You can see more of Edna's beautiful cards on her blog.  Click on any of the images to buy the download.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Keep Calm and ...

Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) Here is a little more inspiration for you when working with our latest digi bundle.

The "Keep Calm..." sentiments go so well with our latest download bundle "Land Girls at Work and Play ", and we have created 15 to go with the eight images in this super collection. I have been showcasing the images over the past couple of days, and here are three more cards showing you the final three images:

The first card shows one of the images from the Land Girls at Work and Play bundle and one of the Keep Calm sentiment. It uses textured paper from the Lillibet collection for the background - Pearls - Ribbon - Die-cut Corners using a Nestabilities Die - Purse and Shoe Girl Charm - Paper Roses - In Circle Happy Birthday sentiment - Happiness Chipboard is from a Basic Grey Serenade Chipboard Pack - Stickles - I coloured the image with Copic marker pens. The edges are roughed up with a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser Tool. Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch for the middle borders and Shapeabilities die-cut corners.

 My second card again uses an image and sentiment from the Land Girls at Work and Play bundle. Also used on this card: Marianne Design Die Large Oval by Petra (LR0240) - Paper by Basic Grey and K & Company - Sun is from a K&Co Handmade 2 Kraft Floral layered accent pack  - Basic Grey Brads - ribbon. I coloured the image with Copic marker pens.

again the inside was decorated:

My final card uses an image from the Land Girls at Work and Play bundle, along with various paper flowers Prima Jewel Pennant Swirl (which I coloured over with Copics to get the colour I wanted), Pearls, and Chipboard from Basic Grey Serenade chipboard pack. The paper is from a K&Co Wild Saffron Die-Cut Mat Pad.

I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration over the past three days, and look forward to seeing what you come up with :) Happy crafting xx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Land Girls Bundle...Example Cards...

Here are two more card examples using images from our latest download collection: Land Girls at Work and Play . The first card also uses one of thesentiments from the bundle.I coloured the image using Copic Marker pens.

Basic Grey Lauderdale Paper - Fancy Pants Red Bauble Trim - Basic Grey Buttons - Prima Flower - Stickles . I used a Nestabilities Die for the outer shape of the sentiment.

The inside was decorated to compliment the front.

Second card uses image from the bundle Land Girls at Work and Play - Prima paper - Prima Chipboard Umbrella - Prima Rose - Hydrangea petals (my own) - Paper CordPearls  - Liquid Pearls - Marianne Design Die Large Oval by Petra (LR0240)

Pop back tomorrow for three more examples using more images from this super bundle...

Friday, 16 August 2013

Land Girls at Work and Play

Yay! I'm really excited to announce yet another new download bundle! Louise must be on rocket fuel at the moment! Love love love this bundle, and it is so much fun to work with. I felt this bundle screamed for the iconic "Keep Calm" sentiments, so created 15 to go with the bundle.  Lou drew seven beautiful images, plus she replicated "that" iconic WWII  Times Square Kiss for you. It so belongs with this collection :) I have been busy creating example cards and will show you the first three today, with the remaining five to follow over the weekend.

 First card uses an image from the Land Girls bundle - a variety of papers from Basic Grey, Prima and K&Co, Pearls, Prima flowers, Chipboard is from the Basic Grey Serenade chipboard pack. Ivy corners are cut from a Marianne Design Die (Ivy and Petra's Bridge (LR0276) )

I decorated the inside of the card too. I think it makes for a lovely quality card. Shapes cut with a Nestabilities Peony die set.

 The next card uses another of the lovely images from the Land Girls bundle. I have used Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper here, along side Prima Zephyr paper. Prima vintage  "Beauty" 548889 metal trinket. Prima Mini Swirls - Liquid Pearls - Nestabilities Tear Drop Circles die set - Border cut with a Martha Stewart punch.

You can see I have cut out some of the flowers from the Graphic 45 paper for a 3-dimensional effect.

The image was cut out to sit inside the circle with the feet dangling over. Little foam pads were used to support the feet and the head.

Again the inside was decorated.

 My last card today uses two images from the Land Girls bundle: "Times Square Kiss", and "Keep Calm and Celebrate". Also used here: Basic Grey Lauderdale Paper - Prima Jewel Pennant Swirl - Paper Doily - Roses - Prima Vintage Trinket(corner) - Pearls - Stickles on some of the wording.  I also cut out a heart in canvas to layer on the doily. 

 The inside was simply decorated with just a doily and a heart shape.

There you go, some inspiration for you for the new images :) Come back for some more tomorrow, where I will be showing you more cards using this wonderful bundle.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

A tag

Hello again.
This is just a short visit to post a tag I made with one of the new digistamps. I  really love them. They are so fun to play with and color in.

I have a vacation now, and are heading south to visit my family, so this is just a litle note for another use of the digis.


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Hope this gave some more inspiration to make some pretty stuff with these.