I've been working with the fabulous new flower kit from Creative Treasures for a couple of weeks now, but haven't blogged any of the things I've made with it yet. There are some I can't show quite yet, but here are a couple of cards that I can share.
The colours this month are a lovely mix of Black, Turquoise, Aqua and Red, with a little bit of Cream in there for good measure. The flowers are gorgeous as ever, and there are also ribbons, buttons, and card candy that all match up perfectly with the flowers. Delicious!
C6 Landscape folded Gatefold card
Paper; "Lucky in Love" Black Market Paper Society
Nestabilities Die: Labels One
Ribbon, ball blooms and card candy for flower centre all from Creative Treasures September kit
For this next card I couldn't resist going all romantic!
I absolutely adore this beautiful lace from the CS kit - isn't it just gorgeous? I've already used every scrap of it from my kit. The blooms, and the lovely spotty satin ribbon are also from the kit, as are the little red and black card candy "cups" (for want of a better word) that I've used in the centre of the flower and for the faux brads at the right edge. These little things are fab - you can use them glued straight onto your projects, on a tiny square of foam tape or they are the perfect size to cover those ordinary brass paper fasteners you buy in stationery shops.
14cm sq cream card blank
BMPS paper from "Ebony & Alabaster" - I ran a red ink pad over it to cover the white bits and get the red/black background I was after.
Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder
Spellbinders Flourish Accent to make the swirls
Small red brads
Just had to add a cloe-up of the lovely lace!
It was my birthday yesterday, and unbeknown to me Hubby had taken the day off work so we could go out for the day. So not only did I get breakfast in bed, but I got to choose how we spent the day. Bless his heart, he didn't bat an eyelid when I said I'd rather like to go HERE
He armed himself with his car magazine and a pile of CDs and said I could take as long as I liked.....
When it came to paying the call "Paper Addict in the Shop" was heard. I've just looked at the paper stack I came away with and I reckon it must be an inch thick.
Here's just a couple of glimpses of what I bought
Nice, eh? I'd offer to share, but I'm really too greedy for that. hehe
I received lots of lovely, lovely cards and will photograph them soon so that I can pop them on here.
Last for today, it's WOYWW over on Julia's blog so I took a deep breath and aimed the camera
Yes, I know I work in an appalling mess - but look, underneath the chaos there is a certain amount of order:
I'm feeling really bad because not only has my blogging been lax lately, but I've not had any time to go blog-hopping. I'm hoping that the next few days will see things easing up a bit - and then, I promise I'll be visiting lots and lots of blogs to see what all my favourite crafty people have been up to. I'm really looking forward to sitting here with a coffee and having a darned good blog-browsing session!
For now though, back to work for me....
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