Monday, June 15, 2009

Breaking Free

My fave paper manufacturer of the moment seems to be My Mind's Eye. I can't stop buying their stuff at the moment. Last week I showed on here some cards made using the gorgeous "Pretty Please" collection, this time it's "Breaking Free" - which are just soooo summery and delish - totally irresistable.
I love the colour mix on these papers - and the designs are fab - a great set of florals, stripes, spots and fun stuff.

I made the flower for the above card just by cutting out some of the images from one of the floral papers, inking the edges, then pinching up the petals to add some dimension
I just adore the scalloped edge cardstock ice-cream design - it'll make a wonderful scrapbook LO (well, it would if I was a "proper" scrapper, anyway!). I'm going to have to buy another sheet, so that I can have a go at making a page because as soon as I saw the design, I knew what I wanted to do with it. Ijust had to use it as a background and make a Robo template of an ice-cream cone to match.
I searched and searched for the "right" colouring page to use to make a template, but none of them were quite what I wanted, so I used the best one, then used it as a guide to "draw" exactly what I wanted using Paint Shop Pro
I'm quite pleased with the finished template, I think I'll make some more summer-themed shapes in the hope that the last two days of blazing hot sunshine weren't just a fluke!

last week Hubby had to go to Middleburg, Holland for some meetings. I don't think he enjoyed the journey very much, mind you, if they'd planned it better it wouldn't have been so bad! nuff said!
Anyway, oooh I thought, what would be a good present he could bring back for poor Wifey left behind. Lots of diamond merchants in Holland, aren't there....

I did get a present.

Would you like to see it?

ah well....... :) :) :) :)
Thanks for visiting


Suzie said...

Lol Kathy, a lump of cheese?! Beautiful cards - I love My Minds Eye too!! Your ice cream looks fab too :)

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Cheezy pressie Kathy! LOL xx

Karen said...

hahahahaha awe but he did remember you honey! :)

WOW these are lovely papers!!! Esp the ice cream one and I love what you have done with them X

tracy said...

those papers are nice kathy:)
love the pressie to LOL

Karen said...

STUNNING cards Kathy.

Love Karen x

Beth said...

I really do like the icecream card Kathy and the papers are just a dream, very lovely indeed. As for the cheese..................Mmmmmm, yum yum!! XX

Angelnorth said...

Fantastic ice cream cone Kathy - love it! Diamonds might be a girl's best friend but there's more nutritional value in cheese ;o)

Hazel said...

Lol! you did get a present, after all. That flower is superb and I agree about the papers - they are delicious and gorgeous what you've done with them x

Janice said...

I laughed myself silly at your baby gouda and I just love that card, I may have to track down the papers, they are gorgeous.

Kaz said...

Oh blimey Kathy, that's a manky pressie!! Think he needs to get you a new bag to make up for it.

Loving those cards, I have a whole stash of MME papers and I neeeeeeeed these too.

Traceyr said...

Great papers and projects Kathy.

The cheese lovely to eat but as a present from your husband no no no no - I agree with Kaz a Radley to make ammends or even a diamond would be appropriate.

ha ha ha :)

Jackie said...

I love the MME papers too at the mo!
Could you not have the cheese made into a necklace? LOL