Sunday, 30 December 2012

Flowers for a Friend

Hello everyone! And a warm welcome to my new followers.
Just a reminder that there is a sale on at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop  with lots of lovely bargains.
Hope you all had a great Christmas!! Ours wasn't a happy one, I was ill and we had some very bad news about a very tragic event that I cannot discuss right now.  It effected my will to create, hence my lack of posting...but life must go on, and so yesterday, I managed to muster up some mojo and I created a bright and cheerful card and a small gift box for a friends birthday...
I used Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals for my card. I layered and embossed with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities 'Venetian' folder.  I then added the very pretty 'Apothecary' label from Stampin Up, which I coloured with PM's.  My pretty flowers and ribbon are from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  They were white and I coloured them with PM's to match my card.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and lovely comments throughout this year, and to wish you all...
A Very Healthy and Happy New Year!!
Thank you for stopping by
Love, Sasha xx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Bauble and Bling!

Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to my latest followers.  Hope you are all doing well in the run up to Christmas.
I'm really busy with one thing and another. Quite a few commissions to complete within the next couple of weeks...Yikes!! I'm in a bit of a panic mode right now, as I still haven't been given full details/instructions for some of the cards.  People seem to be under the impression that I am both psychic and that it only takes minutes to make their card.....I wish!
Today I have a card that I completed a couple of weeks back, but hadn't got around to sharing.  It has quite a lot of triple embossing and bling! Sorry for the poor photo quality, but the sun is very low in the sky and I just couldn't get a decent shot, the embossing and bling look lovely, but in my photo's they look quite dull...
The bauble stamp and sentiment are both from JustRite 'Merry and Bright' set of stamps. I stamped and embossed the bauble and sentiment in gold, and then coloured with Sakura glimmer pens. I cut some Spellbinders dies from the 'Ironworks' set and triple embossed them in gold.  I then used them to decorate my bauble and I also made a border.  I added some bling to everything!  The ribbon for my bow, and my flower are from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...
ABC Challenges - Holiday Cards with Bling!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #126 - White Christmas

Thanks for stopping by
Sasha xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - December Challenge - It's Christmas!

Please scroll down for my December Flourishes Beautiful World Tour Challenge card.

Good morning everyone. Wow! December already...Yikes!!
This month at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop our challenge is to make a card or project with the theme of Christmas.
So, without further a do - Here are my two cards...
For my first card I embossed the background with Spellbinders 'Garden Lattice' M-Bossabilities. I then added one of the Spellbinder 'Holly Motif'  dies to which I added some glamour dust.
I then added two glittered Magnolia Snowflake dies, and another snowflake cut on my Cameo.  To this I added a metal snowflake and pearl from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. I printed a digi sentiment from Pink Petticoat onto a Spellbinders 'Fancy Framed Tag' and added some pearls. Finally, I added my bow made from 15mm Silver Lame ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
For my second card I completely embossed the base and then added the Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily.  My sentiment was computer generated onto one of the Spellbinder 'Splendid Circle' dies.
I added some Magnolia Mistletoe die cuts, which I inked, then added some pearls. Finally, I added my ribbon bow made from 15mm Hunter's Green Gingham ribbon.

Why not join in with us this month for the chance to win something pretty. Also, do pop over to the blog and take a look at the fabulous creations by my team mates.

I would like to enter my second card into the following challenges...

Thank you for stopping by
Sasha xx

Flourishes - December Beautiful World Tour - Add Some Shine!

Hello everyone! We have another fabulous Beautiful World Tour for you this month.  Our hostess is Naomi, and she has challenge the Beautiful World Team to...Shine!!
It's time to travel the world and see how each designer chose how to add some shine to their Flourishes stamped creations.
As always, you will need to leave a comment on each designers blog by 31st December to be in with a chance of winning a FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!!
If you arrived here from Kathy's blog in Australia then you're at the right destination.
Here is my creation...
I decided to make a festive wall hanger, which could also be used as a large gift tag.
First, I cut two ovals with one of the Spellbinders 'Grand Decorative Ovals'. Onto one of the ovals I stamped 'Happy Holidays' from the 'Naturally Merry' stamp set.  I then stamped three poinsettias from the beautiful 'Poinsettia and Pine' set. I coloured my poinsettias and foliage with ProMarkers, then cut them out and layered them on top of one another. To add some 'shine', I covered my berries, holly leaves and poinsettia stamen with glossy accents.  I then added three red glass dewdrops to the bottom of my design.
To complete, I added some glitter to my poinsettia leaves and snow accents to my pine branches.
I then glued both ovals together and inserted my ribbon and bow hanger between them. Finally, I tied two silver bells to my bow.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you enjoyed your Beautiful World Tour.

I would like to enter my hanger into the following challenges...

Sasha xx