Monday, 28 January 2013

Cheerful Monday #3 - Shades of Pink

Pink and pink and more pink ... as many pinks as possible ranging from very pale to bright reddish pink
The white tag is covered, stencilled  and stamped with various shades of pink ink. 
The wonderful image from Digi Darla is printed, cut out and coloured with Copics,
the pattern on the bird highlighted with turquoise and some Stickles.
The tag is embellished with little blings and a fabric flower and some Stickles.

For more fabulous inspiration please pop over to the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Hope very much that you have time to play with us. Petra.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card
block stamping technique with distress inks on white card
the edges of the panel are distressed with various distress ink
stamped flowers highlighted with Stickles
the panel is mounted on a small A7 card 
stamped sentiment and a small half pearl as embellishment

stamps: Darkroom Door, Prickley Pear
inks: distress (burlap, tea-dye, walnut stain), archival ink (coffee)
Stickles: cinnamon

Monday, 21 January 2013

Cheerful Monday #2 - Tickled Pink Mini Card

... for Vicki's second Challenge: Tickled Pink
The card is 10cmx10cm, layered with digital papers from TracyAnn Digital Papers and a darling image from this challenge's sponsor Digi Darla

 The image is coloured with Copics and colouring pencils. The final touches are a stamped sentiment (Lily of the Valley), organza ribbon and a little tiny bling.

I do so hope that you can join us this week over at the Cheerful Stamp Pad and cannot wait to see your creations! Petra.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Photo Session #1 - Snowy Days

It finally arrived ..... the first snow this winter! It looks wonderful and so magical outside. Everything is covered in this soft white fluffy stuff which is so cold and wet and so disruptive to daily life but .... I LOVE it. We went for a little snow walk yesterday and it was brilliant to see so many kids with their sleighs (it doesn't happen that often here in the South of England (lol) ) truly enjoying themselves. I could not resist to take a few photos
Wishing you a lovely weekend, stay safe and warm, Petra.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Flowery Tags

Today I would like to share a project with you which is part of my preparations for a german Eastermarket at the beginning of March (just about 6 more weeks to create cards, boxes, .... , can you hear the slight panic? (lol) ). My dear friend Martina convinved me that it would be a good idea to do something like this .... and I could not say no .... so here I am with the first finished products ... 30 small tags cut, stamped, distressed and embellished. These are the steps in creating those little flower tags
step 1: 
I used patterend paper from The Girl's Paperie and My Minds Eye to cut the tags and stamped them with a Prima Marketing stamp and distress inks in two colours (brown and blue)
 step 2:
The edges of the stamped tags and the little round labels have been distressed with distress ink. When this was done the true fun bit started and this is the result
step 3:
I embellished the tags with little flowers and velvet ribbon from the Ribbon Girl and buttons from my stash.  As I thought it might be a bit difficult to write something on the back because of the flowers, I attached a little round label to the back of each tag using some white silky and some cotton ribbon from my stash. Here is the back
And now back to the next batch of tags (lol) Petra.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Cheerful Monday #1 - White as Snow

There has not been any snow in this part of the country and I have to admit I miss it ... winter without snow, well, it is not a real winter (sigh).  Not to become too melancholic I decided to make a card for a merry and cheerful occasion: a white wedding card for Vicki's first challenge over at the Cheerful Stamp Pad: White as Snow

I used a square white card and layered it with white pearlescent  and corrugated card. The edges of the pearlescent card are punched with a Martha Stuart edge punch. The middle part of the card is covered with white lace and grosgrain ribbon. I created a focal point by cutting a wonderful flower wreath from white pearlescent card (Memory Box Die) and a heart (hand-cut) ... lots of blings and a little heat-embossed sentiment (stamps: Elzybells).

Now it is your turn. I hope you have time to participate in Vicki's first challenge of 2013. She has found an awesome sponsor - Classy Cards 'n Such - with lots of wonderful items in stock. So, waht are you waiting for. Come and play with us! Petra.

Linked to: The Order of the Opus Gluei

Little Give-Away goes to .......

..... drumroll please .........
Lynn Stevens .... congratulations!
Have a lovely day, Petra.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Belated: Christmas Tag Swap

Oh oh, I completely forgot to blog about the Christmas tags which I made for a Tag Tuesday Christmas swap organised by Carolyn .... and it was such great fun and I very much enjoyed creating the tags .... and it was the first time I felt Christmas is coming ... We were asked to make five tags, they could all be the same or all be different

paper from Authentique, BoBunny, EchoPark,white and Kraftcard
stamps from Tim Holtz and Elzybells
Artchix Studio, PaperWhimsy, Graphics Fairy and Suzie Quee for digital images
lace, blings, flowers, charms, ribbon and twine

And these are the wonderful tags I received from five very talented Ladies

 Hope you enjoyed re-visiting Christmas with me ... and I have to say after looking again at the wonderful tags I received, I cannot wait for the next Christmas time! Have a wonderful week, Petra.

Linked to: Brag Monday 

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

'Happy New Year' Rose and a little Giveaway

My first post of 2013 ..... Hope you all had wonderful holidays and are rested for the new crafty year ahead (lol) ..... This morning I found the most amazing flowering red rose next to my front door, I am not quite sure how this happened as it is way to early but it is very much appreciated after all the rain and dull weather we had over the last weeks. I love this rose - its colour and its wonderful smell
And now to my little giveaway .... I was featured in the January edition of the Craft Stamper ... yippeeh! I am so chuffed and excited about it and still cannot quite believe it. This is the card published .... inspired by Lousette Ashton and her colourful scooter card in the August 2012 Craft Stamper magazine
If you would like to get the magazine (including the wonderful free stamp), please just leave a comment.

I wish you and your dearest a very happy and healthy New Year. Happy crafting, Petra. 


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