Posts Tagged ‘DTP’

Hello Everyone,


Two posts in one day really and you will be wondering what is happening, but I also wanted to share this little gem with you!!



I do love vintage looking cards and all my darkening for that distessed, dimensional look is done with Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain.  My stamping is done with it too.


I got a new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page called Wild Flowers and it is gorgeous and when done as a border and then inked it is so pretty.  I only had a small strip of this beautiful Bella Arcadia paper left so needed to do something and how clever to cover the join with ruffled ribbon and bows.


The three biggest roses are made by Lauren, but the two little ones are bought (it is so fiddly to make the tiny ones) and all have been inked to give the darkened petal edges.  The leaf is a Accucut Die.


Oh and I am finding I love birdies, they are so cute, just being part of the design.  This one is new, a set of three little fellas from Mariannes Dies, they are so cute!!  And this is finished with the ribbon cut for the sentiment (Paper Xtra clear stamp) and some bling.  Gotta love bling!!


Hope your day is going great!!


Hugs 🙂



Read Full Post »

Hello Everyone,


What an offering today,  such a bright bubbly card with a happy parade happening.




The backgroundis done with DTP Kaleidacolor inkpad with the pads separated.  I love using these DTP, they give a great effect and each card is different.  The parade children is a rollagraph wheel.  I have used a Sizzix Mover n Shaker die with 3 circles to make cute apertures for the bows.  Must admit I like trying different ways with my ribbon.


Card is finished with a little flower die and sentiment.


Hope you like this one.  Hugs  🙂



Read Full Post »

Hello Everyone,


How warm was today?? Is it Summer or somthing?? Too warm for me, my little feet swell and I feel so lethargic, no good for this little fella, so I have to stay inside in the cool through the day and make things, or tidy things up.  Yes the huge reorganisation is happening in the craft room.


So I also found this little fellow outside after the irrigation was on this morning while it was still cool and he was having fun in a pond inside the birdsnest fern.




How cute is he?  A green frog on a green fern.  We have loads of different frogs here, mostly smaller ones and they love the garden and the moisture it holds for them.  I only hope they eat the mozzie lavae in the water we provide for them.


So with that I made a card with green on it, since this seems to be the colour of this day.




Awww look at that, Teddy is impressed even.  Gotta love my biggest fan.


This card is punched around the page with a daisy/flower PATP from Martha Stewart.  Inked in Olive Pastel from Colorbox Fluid Chalk, a panel added, lace an organza ribbon a new swirl (Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish) also sponged lightly and embellished with three of these Lauren handmade flowers using the EK Success Retro Flower.  There is a tutorial for thise flowers under the Tutorials in the right hand column.


So easy, so pretty.  Fairly CAS for me, surprise, surprise!!


Hugs :)

Read Full Post »

Hello Everyone,


Summer is here to stay I think, too hot for me.  Have to start going south for the Summer and north for the Winter.  Now that would be good, get out the Winnebago!!!


So I had admired a card on my friend Lisa’s blog with a little flower image done in resist and the panel coloured with Distress Ink.  And you know I tried and I tried and I could not get a finish like she had done.  She said easy peasy, and for me it was not….




So I used sponges, no workie, so I had a close up looksie at the Tim Holtz Applicator sponges and the penny dropped.  So I had these little flat, fine make up sponges and I thought these will do.  So I put some loop velcro on the back of them and attached one to my applicator (it has the hook velcro) and whalla, got the result I wanted.


How good is that??  So this card is started the same as my favourite types with a PATP panel that is inked with Ranger Distress Ink Aged Mahogony (beautiful) and then embossed in the centre.  You know I had the set of plates for the Quickcuts die cutter from years ago, little 4×4″ and you know this is perfect as a shim to emboss just the centre of the panel.  The thin, used to be sticky one, not sticky anymore.   I love it when I find something perfect that I already have.


Then added a piece of lace and a ribbon, double bow.  The focal panel with the magnolia on has been stamped with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder and then coloured over with Distress Ink.  When done, the image is buffed with a tissue to remove any ink build up on it and then matted onto a scalloped oval and attached to the card with dimensional tape.


Lastly added a ribbon cut sentiment.  Like Lisa said, easy peasy when you know how!!


Thanks for calling in, hope your day is going well.

Hugs :)

Read Full Post »

Hello Everyone,

Today I thought I would give you something a bit different and put to you a Double page scrap layout with photos of my adult neice and nephew when they were children.  I hope they forgive me. 🙂

Sometimes older photos given by family to an aunt are not the best for anything, but I am happy with the result of this.  And of course I did my usual flower and bling stuff with it!!




Both pages were started with Bazzill Canvas Fawn, sponge inked around the edge and textured with an aging stamp cube and the word frinds. An 8×8 panel in Bazzill Canvas Vanilla, stamped with background stamps around the edge in placed in the centre of both pages.  Designer paper is torn, inked and rolled to give that burned appearance.

Photos cropped and placed, then the title tiles on both pages and then the flowers and bling till done.  Oh yes the ribbon too.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for calling in, hope you day is going great.
Hugs 🙂


Read Full Post »