serene silhouettes

IMG_2854 (Medium)Now and again I get out my inks and stamps, and go to town! For the next few days we will have a stamping special where I will show you what I have been working on lately.This one uses all stampin up – cardstock – pretty in pink,raspberry ripple and primrose petals. The stamp is from Serene Silhouettes stamp set and stamped in Raspberry ripple ink, and even the ribbon is stampin up! I die cut a circle through the top two layers of cardstock so that the lowest colour showed through, and I have just realised the embossing folder I used was not stampin up – it was a freebie off the front of a magazine. Had a lovely crafty afternoon with some other like minded ladies, swapped tips, saw what each other were working on, and enjoyed afternoon tea together – it was lovely after doing lessons back to back this week to just sit, craft and relax! Til tomorrow….

Melissa francis C’est La Vie Vintage card

Today I have gone back to a favourite vintage paper – Melissa Francis C’est La Vie.I got out my sewing machine and sewed a border around one panel, as the colours are very similar on the two pieces of paper I used, and I needed a little definition. I dyed some lace with some weak tea, and some white seam binding with a little re-inker,and die cut a couple of circles with my spellbinders, and a memory box Fauntleroy crest which I cut in half to pop behind the flower.I finished off with a few drops of liquid pearls.Today was my second monthly lesson over at Paper Flourish, a full class, which went very well – always a relief!For now, I have moved onto boy cards this week and lets see if I can stay on task! Til tomorrow….