Sunday, June 2, 2013

Super Sketchy Sunday - Day 153

Don't often play along with sketches but it's a friend's birthday in a couple of weeks and as she spent it in Paris last year I thought I'd remind her of that fact this year!

So here are my two cards for the Super Sketchy Sunday - Day 153 - over at 365 Cards today.

I had a couple of go's at the sketch, the first one in pink and chocolate - tres chic - but was not too happy with the result and then I sort of remade it in green and orange which are a favourite colour combo of hers - hope she likes it!

{and now that I've loaded both photos I'm sort of liking the pink and brown one better now!}

First attempt::

 Second attempt:

Sweet Baby - Day 152

Hi there, have been having a particularly good run in the crafting department, posting quite a lot lately!  Made this card for 365 Cards Challenge Day 152 which asked for baby cards.  I've had this strip of colourful giraffes on my desk for years (yes, I mean years!) and it just happened to be top of the pile when the challenge came through so off the pile and onto a card it went!  (Still have the other half of the strip left LOL!)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Me and my paper scraps...

Now, that would have been a good name for my blog, "Me and My Paper Scraps!"   I find it very hard to throw away little pieces of coloured card and paper, 'cause I know I can always punch something 'useful' out of them which of course means I have a boxful of little plastic bags filled with a rainbow of shapes.  

I have butterflies, lots of them, (whatever did we do before the little butterfly die from SU! I wonder at times...) - then there are the bags of flowers, tiny flowers, medium flowers, modern flowers, big Tim Holtz flowers... and more butterflies, and of course you can always punch out circles before the scraps end in the wastepaper bin.  So I have a bag of 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1 inch circles, and I do use them believe it or not.  They are grand for making centres in the aforementioned flowers, or for making into punch art, or for simply pasting on in a random manner and then running the resulting 'art' through the Cuttlebug to emboss it all firmly in can be seen on this card 

Anyway, I was obviously inspired by the bag of flowers for this card, every now and then I used a teeny tiny pearl as centres, others just got a wee black dot.  I like it!