Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2 Ways With Purple Pumpkin Spotty Buttons.

For those of you who don't already know Purple Pumpkin, where ya bin??? As soon as you've finished checking out my cards (not before, you hear) get yourselves over there to have a look. There is heaps of great eye candy from the DT and a sale of handmade embellishments, like the buttons you are about to see, on a regular basis.

Now, I said "2" ways with spotty buttons and here is the first. I chose this Bo Bunny PP specifically to use with the spotty buttons but when I put them together the buttons were just to bright. The white spots were very well...ummm...white! What to do? What to do? Reach for the antiquing spritz and dauber of course! 

A teeny spray on the dauber, a rub on scrap paper to remove most of it again, making the dauber nearly dry, and then a rub on the buttons. Voila! 

The little orange doily, Purple Pumpkin again, also got a spritz of the antiquing spray.

Here's the inside of the card also. I always forget to include a photo of the inside but I'm going to try really hard to remember from now on.

OK, that was one way. The next is soooo easy.

Did you spot it?? Excuse the

Top of the class if you thought they were unaltered! Yep, spotty buttons in their "pure" form. Bright, bright, bright and so exactly JUST RIGHT for this fun card.

And look! All the way to the end of the post I hadn't forgotten to include the inside!

Just one more thing before you pop over to Purple Pumpkin.

I've been very remiss about giving you a list of supplies with my posts so from now on I'm going to list what I use at the end of each post and if I ever have time I'll try and edit previous posts as well.

OK, you can go and have a look at Purple Pumkin now.

Happy papercrafting!

Dream Card
Bazzill Cardstock - Tanner, Desert Marigold
PP - Bo Bunny - Flower Child and Flower Child Hippy
Scrapmatts - CB1115 Leaves 01
Kaisercraft rubon flourishes
Paper flowers
Purple Pumpkin spotty buttons and doily.

Tweet Day Card
Bazzill Cardstock - White
PP - Kaisercraft - Funfair
Purple Pumpkin spotty buttons.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Imaginisce, Scrapmatts And A Couple Of Quick Cards.

I wasn't quite sure what I could do with this paper, it seemed more suited to LO's than cards. A quick search through my stash came up with the cute, little Scrapmatts sea shells (CB6061 Shells 01 and CB6062 Shells 02). 

A bit of ink to match the paper and there you go!

Great cards for kids I think.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Boy Cards!

Yep, more of those ever so hard "boy" cards! I really, really struggle with boy cards, man cards too, for that matter. I just can't seem to find any inspiration for male cards in any of the PP's. Now, when I saw the Teresa Collins Designs "On The Edge" collection, I saw something I could work with. I whipped up these two in no time using my tried and true sketch that you can find here.

I even dug out a ghost shape that I've had forever!

And see the bling? Yep, I snuck some on. It's not a crown without some sparkle right?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kaisercraft Chanteuse And Some Fabulous Chipboard.

I loved this collection the minute I laid eyes on it. It's right up my alley. Muted colours, lots to fussy cut and a slightly whimsical feel. Yummo right? Add to it some chipboard, bling and Prima and voila!

Gorgeous tree! Gotta get me another one of these!

The next flourish is from my stash and I really wish I could remember who's it is. I think it was a packet of 3 and I only have one left now.

And lastly.

Another gorgeous Scrapmatts CB5057 Floral Design 03 with little Glossy Accented berries hanging from it.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kaisercraft Lullaby

I picked up a Kaisercraft Lullaby 6 x 6 paper pad the other day, not sure if I would really like the paper or not. As it turns out it I really did like it.

A pigeon pair.

And another pigeon pair!

And for this one I used the fabulous Scrapmatts CB5057 Floral Design 03.

You can't see it here, but I inked it in pink and Glimmer Misted it with Old Lace.

Exciting News To Tell You!

Warning: Lots of photos.

A few weeks ago I was approached by Linda, who found me via my Madeit store, to sell my cards on consignment through her gallery, Galvanised At Millthorpe. How exciting! Of course I said YES!

Look at this gorgeous place.

Linda describes her gallery as a place to "showcase unique, Australian, handmade and quirky things". She particularly liked my Steampunk designs and we decided on 6 to start and see how they went.

This is what I sent her.

I used Glossy Accents on the light bulbs to give the illusion of glass.

The next one is my particular favourite I think. The clock brad in her ear is Bo Bunny.

More Glossy Accents. Would you believe I've only just discovered this stuff and boy, is it getting a workout!

Another Bo Bunny brad in the center of the flying clock.

And here they are all packaged up and ready for their new home.

They went on display this weekend and yesterday morning I received word that two had sold already! Linda is marketing them as "handmade, keepsake, art cards for special occasions." Too cool!!.

I hope to have a photo of the display soon and will share it with you as soon as I get it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Purple Pumpkin Is having A Giveaway!

You've gotta be in it to win it! Head on over to Purple Pumpkin for your chance.