Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog party - The Great Outdoors

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Welcome to this months Waltzingmouse blog party where the theme is The Great Outdoors, I immediately thought of my teeny trees set, but didn't just want to do some trees. When I hear the phrase "great outdoors" it always makes me think of camping, and what says camping better than a camp fire!!

Some clever use of teeny trees was needed to make the camp fire, and some obligatory marshmallows!

I've shown some of the stamps I used to create the camp fire.

I also stamped the stars, moon and marshmallows in versamark and heat embossed in white. (the moon was the circular stamp which was masked with a 1.5inch circle I had cut out).
I then sponged the top of the picture in cracked sapphire distress ink and the bottom is both walnut stain and forest moss. 
I finished off the card with a hand written sentiment on a mini banner,

To see what other people came up with for this theme pop over to the waltzingmouse website!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Casual Fridays 61 - CASE card


I was over on my friend Kirsty's blog and saw this lovely card, immediately I knew I wanted to CASE it, and so armed with some scraps which I've been meaning to use for ages, and my trusty cuttlebug to cut me some lovely shapes I set about making my own version. This is also for the CAS-ual fridays challenge to use strips of paper.

The two outer banners are Basic Grey papers, whilst the chevron one is actually a scrap of wallpaper. I used my Papertrey Fillable Frames 5 for the main sentiment frame. I have the matching die, and so the blue one is the full size of the die, and stamped around the edge with a gentle blue tone, and then I used the die twice to get the smaller version of the frame by overlapping and cutting off part of the larger one. I then used my Waltzingmouse teeny trees sentiment, added some lovely sage ribbon and a couple of pins (very Kirsty!) and Broken China distress ink finish off this card.

I had enough scraps to make two cards, but didn't want them to be identical,  so this time I used my Spellbinders nesties Labels 1 for the sentiment and frame, cut in half. 

The sentiment here is from Banana Frog.