Wednesday, 15 May 2013

On Your Special Day

Hi all...another quick post from me today.  I am up to my neck in commission cards, and need to get them all done and dusted before we go on holiday.
I don't usually show my commissions, as they are personalised.  But this one is for a lovely lady who is in a nursing home and will be soon turning 90! A friend asked me to do this for her, and requested that I didn't put 90 on her card. So this is what I came up with...
It's a large 8"x8" card and I used two SB dies for the centre, one from 'Floral Ovals' and the other from 'Grand Decorative Ovals'. I also cut a butterfly from 'Les Papillons Two'.  All wording is computer generated.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...
Thank you for stopping by
Sasha xx

Friday, 10 May 2013

Tulips For A Friend

Hello everyone! It's still cold and rainy here in West Yorkshire.  Hope it's a better day in your part of the world.
Today I have a card made with Spellbinders 'Gold Ivy' dies, embossed with a Darice folder and stamped with a beautiful image from Flourishes 'Tulips for Friends' set, which is appropriate, as my card is for a friend...
I inked around the edge of my die and also sponged with Memento, 'New Sprout'. I coloured my image with water brush and distress inks.
I cut a card to fit the shape of my die and embossed that with the Darice folder.

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

Thank you for stopping by
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Love, Sasha x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

FlitterGlu & Gilding Flakes!

Hello lovely people...and a warm welcome to my new followers!
This is a quickie post from me today.
I tried something a bit different. I bought the IndigoBlu FlitterGlu and Gilding Flakes and had a play.
Here is the finished result...
Sorry for the poor quality photo, but it's like winter again here today...dismal, raining, very dull and blowing a gale!!
I also have some sad news to share. Because of ill health, Sarah has decided to close the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.  But the good news is, she is having a Mega Sale, and there are lots of fabulous bargains! So just click on the link below to go straight to the shop...
Thank you for stopping by
Sasha xx

Monday, 6 May 2013

Pretty Little Ribbon Shop May Challenge - Lace

Please scroll down to see my May Flourishes BWT Post

Hello lovely friends and followers. It's time for another challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop, and this month our lovely Marlies has asked us to create a card, or project using lace.
Here is what I created...
For my first card I used an Anna Griffin embossing folder a SB die from A2 Filigree Delight and a flourish die. I made a flower and bow using blue 38mm sheer wrinkle edge ribbon. I added some white 22mm cotton lace and pearls. All from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. I computer generated my sentiment.
My second card uses an image from the 'Frou Frou' CD. The image was very pale and blurry, so I re- coloured it with ProMarkers.
I added some beautiful guipure lace, tiny heart pearls a ribbon bow from white 25mm organza ribbon and some white hip rosebuds, tinted  with PM's.
Do pop over to our blog and see the beautiful creations by my team mates. Then why not join in with us for the chance to win something pretty.
Thank you for stopping by
Sasha x

Flourishes - May Beautiful World Tour - A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Hello everyone! It's the first Monday in May and time for another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour. Once again we invite you to travel the world with us for the chance of winning a FREE Flourishes Stamp Set!!! But please remember, that to be in with a chance of winning you will need to leave a comment on every designers blog by 31st May.
If you arrived here from Meredith's blog in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, then you're in the right place. If not then you will need to start your travels back at the Flourishes blog in sunny Florida.
This month Kathy is our hostess, and she has asked us to use an image and no sentiment, and to give our reason for why we chose that particular image.
If you know me you will be aware of my love of flowers.  For my image I chose the beautiful blossoms from the new 'Garden Gate' set of stamps. I chose this image as the blossoms signify the arrival of our long awaited Springtime here in the UK.  I just love to see the trees bursting with blossom at this time of year.
I embossed my background and also used Spellbinders. I coloured my image with markers and I sponged with spun sugar distress ink. I then added a fussy white and silver bow.
Thank you for visiting me today. Your next destination is Kathy in Australia