Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Let us give thanks!

I love autumn: the vibrant colours as the leaves turn are exhilarating yet curiously calming. The days are getting shorter and cooler...and food is getting heavier and warmer! As we say goodbye to summer it's good to remember that even in our darkest moments, we truly have much to be thankful for. I made this 5"x5" card  for the MojoMonday sketch challenge #208. I used Koh-i-Noor Aquarelle pencils to colour in the stamped image. Then I stamped more leaves on green paper from Basic Grey's "Pyrus" pack, cut and stuck them to the image to "lush" it up.

Adoro o outono: curiosamente, as cores vibrantes que aparecem com a transformação das folhas das árvores são ao mesmo tempo excitantes e calmantes. Os dias começam a ficar mais pequenos e mais frescos... e a comida a ficar mais quente e mais pesada! Ao dizermos adeus ao verão é bom lembrar que mesmo nos momentos mais sombrios, temos realmente muito pelo que dar graças. Este cartão mede 13x13cm.

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Supplies:
Card stock: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White 110lb card stock
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey "Pyrus"  
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border Lace Trim; Woodware 5/8" Circle and 1" Scalloped Circle 
Stamp: WMS "Baskets Addition" set
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; VersaColor Cocoa and Orange 
Colour: Koh-i-Noor Mondeluz Aquarelle Pencils
Others: Brown satin ribbon; Brown trimmed organza ribbon; Anchor embroidery floss #382; 160gsm layering card stock in Burnt Orange and Canary Yellow; Papermania mini brads; Dovecraft adhesive gems

Mish-mash B'day

Usually when a dessert doesn't quite turn out as planned, I douse it in alcohol and smother it with cream.... my secret to rave reviews! With cards, I opt for glitter and bling. Here's my attempt to save a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" concoction made from scraps of Basic Grey and My Mind's Eye papers. Maybe someone with a weakness for "all that glitters" will fall for this one!

Normalmente, quando uma sobremesa não fica como planeado, despejo-lhe uma dose de brandy e amacio-a com natas.... o meu segredo para aclamações fervorosas! Com cartões opto por glitter e bling. Esta é a minha tentativa de salvar uma "cena" em 14x10,5cm feita a partir de sobras de Basic Grey e papeis My Mind's Eye. Quem sabe alguêm com um fraco por todo este glitter se apaixone por ele!

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Supplies:
Card stock: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White 110lb card stock
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey "Wisteria"; My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary - Mary Mary - Beautiful" 
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border Flower Doily Trim; Woodware Oval Scallop  
Others: Brown, Pink and Green satin ribbons; Anchor embroidery floss #382; 160gsm layering card stock in Leaf Green and Cocoa; Papermania mini brads; Dovecraft adhesive gems; Stickles

Elegant Birthday

I made this 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card from some left-over bits from an earlier project. Basic Grey's "Wisteria" collection is so elegant that it really doesn't demand much work. For this card, some careful hand-stitching with Metal-effects Embroidery floss by DMC is all that was needed...and I know just the person to give it to! 
Fiz este cartão 10,5x14cm a partir de pedaços que sobraram de um projecto anterior. A colecção "Wisteria" da Basic Grey é tão elegante que na verdade nem precisa de muito trabalho. Para este cartão tudo o que foi preciso foi uma cuidadosa costura à mão com fio de costura Metal-effects da DMC. ...e sei exactamente quem é a pessoa certa para o oferecer.
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Thanks for stopping by. See you at my next post!

Supplies:
Card stock: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White 110lb card stock  5" x 5"
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey "Wisteria" 
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border - Lace Trim 
Stamp: sentiment from WMS "Baskets Addition" set
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; VersaColor Cocoa and Orange 
Colour: Koh-i-Noor Mondeluz Aquarelle Pencils
Others: Satin ribbons; DMC Metal Effects embroidery floss #E382; 160gsm layering card stock in Cream, Café au Lait and Sky Blue; Basic Grey brad; Dovecraft adhesive gems

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Cupcake

Today's 5-3/4"x4" card is based on design sketch #207 over at Mojo Monday. I simply could not ignore the topsy-turvy panels which were begging to be hand-stitched! I stamped the cupcake on various patterned papers and pieced them together. Couldn't resist applying frosted Stickles on the cream, red gemstones for glam and the cherry on the cake is a red button! So here it is, a card for a very dear person who has had a desperately difficult year but has remained phenomenally stoic.




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Supplies:
Card stock: TGP Bleed-free 300gsm Pure White Ultra Shine
Patterned Paper: Floral Fantasy  
Punch: Woodware Oval & Scalloped Oval; X-Cut Decorative Border - Lace Trim
Stamp: Personal Impressions "Hi Cupcake" set
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black; VersaColor water based pigment ink in Sage
Others: Brown organza and Pink satin ribbons; DMC embroidery floss; 160gsm layering card stock in Leaf Green and Cocoa; Papermania Adhesive Gemstone - Red; Stickles by Ranger in Diamond and Frosted Lace; red button 

Monday, 19 September 2011

New Home in Pink

I made this card for my cousin who just purchased her first home. Pink is her favourite colour (not mine!) and I did not want to disappoint. At 4" x 5-3/4" there's a lot of pink and I could not help but break it up with blue, green and brown. I hand-stitched the border for a homey feel.

Fiz este cartão para a minha prima que acabou de comprar a sua primeira casa. Cor de rosa é a cor favorita dela (não minha) e não a quis desiludir. Em 10cm x14,5cm há espaço para muito cor-de-rosa e não resisti em cortar um pouco o tom usando azul, verde e castanho. Cosí à mão os lados para dar um ar mais caseiro.

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Supplies:
Card stock: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White 110lb card stock  
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary - Little Miss Muffet - Hello Beautiful"  
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border - Flower Doily;  
Stamp: Sharon Bennet's "New Home"
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black; VersaColor Cocoa
Colour: Koh-i-Noor Mondeluz Aquarelle Pencils
Others: Pink and Green satin ribbons; Anchor embroidery floss #382; 160gsm layering card stock in Pale Pink and Cocoa; Dovecraft adhesive gems; Stickles Diamond

Fall Birthday

Here is an autumn inspired 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" birthday card I made for an elderly relative whose birthday falls (pun intended!) the 23rd of Sept. I cut lower part of the middle panel as I imagine a leaf would softly fall. Finally, did some hand-stitching in dark brown to frame the card. The colours are strong, as is the recipient!

Aqui está um cartão de aniversário 10,5x14cm inspirado no outono que fiz para uma parente mais velha, cujo aniversário cai no dia 23 de Setembro. Cortei a parte de baixo do painel central como imagino a queda suave de uma folha de árvore. E finalmente adicionei umas costuras feitas à mão em castanho escuro para fazer a moldura. As cores são intensas, tal como a aniversariante.

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Supplies:
Card stock: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White 110lb card stock  
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey "Pyrus" 
Die: Spellbinder's Grommet Tag set  
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border - Leafy Lace
Stamp: Personal Impressions "Double Sayings" set
Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Pad in Black Soot
Others: Autumn Gold satin ribbon; DMC embroidery floss; 160gsm layering card stock in Turquoise; Woodware brads; Basic Grey brads

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Christmas Robin

This 5" x 5" card has all the familiar Christmas colours, it's impossible not to get in the mood. I chose plaid and did some hand-stitching for a traditional feel. Then I glammed it up with bling and glitz. The little robin is so adorable and looks like he has had one too many mince pies! A nice little card for a special friend.

Este cartão de 13cm x 13cm tem todos os tons típicos do Natal. É impossível não entrar no espírito. Escolhí "plaid" e acrescentei alguma costura à mão para dar um aspecto mais tradicional. Depois embelezei com "bling" e "glitz". O pequeno pisco ficou amoroso e parece que comeu mais rabanadas do que devia! Um pequeno cartão engraçado para um amigo especial.




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Supplies:
Card stock: TGP Bleed-free 300gsm Pure White Ultra Shine
Patterned Paper: "Classic Christmas" pack by Stephanie Dyment  
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14
Stamp: WMS "Compliments of the Season" set
Ink: VersaColor water based pigment ink in Sage
Others: Green and Red Polkadot satin ribbon; DMC embroidery floss; 160gsm layering card stock in Pale Green and Cream; Papermania Adhesive Gemstone - Red; WRMK Corner Chomper; Stickles by Ranger in Diamond and Frosted Lace; Woodware 1/8" Silver eyelets; Crop-A-Dile

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cupcake Platter

I made this card, measuring 4" x 5-3/4" with hand-stitched panels, for a good friend who is just mad about cakes. Half a dozen calorie-free cupcakes seem like the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Fiz este cartão de 10cm x 14,5cm - com painéis cosidos à mão - para uma amiga que é doida por cupcakes. Meia duzia de cupcakes sem calorias são o presente perfeito para quem gosta de guloseimas.

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Supplies:
Card stock: TGP Bleed-free 300gsm Pure White Ultra Shine
Patterned Paper: Daisy & Dandelion "Candyfloss & Marshmellow" pack
Die: Nestabilities Labels 14
Punch: X-Cut Nesting 1" Circle
Stamp: Time for Tea set by Beth Gunnell
Ink: Momento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black
Colour: Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Aquarelle Pencils
Others: Pink taffeta ribbon; piercing tool by Bazzil; Inkssentials White Pen by Ranger; Dovecraft Gemstones in Pink; Woodware Pastel Mini Brads; Sakura Glitter pens; DMC Embroidery floss; WRMK Corner Chomper; 120gsm layering card stock in Lilac, Café au Lait and Cherry.

Birthday Bars

Finally put my scraps to good use in this delightful little card I made for a friend. The silver eyelets and hand-stitched details add a special touch. At 4"x4" it would be perfect as a gift card holder.... that's an idea for another card! ;-)

Finalmente dei uso às minhas sobras de papel com este cartãozinho amoroso que fiz para uma amiga. As ilhoses prateadas e os pormenores cosidos à mão acrescentam um toque especial. E para "embrulhar" um Cartão Oferta, o tamanho 10x10cm é mesmo perfeito... cá está uma ideia para outro cartão! :)










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Supplies:
Card stock: TGP Bleed-free 250gsm Pure White Ultra Shine
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness" pack
Punch: X-Cut Nesting 1-1/2" Circle
Stamp: Polka Doodles and Personal Impressions Circle Tags set
Ink: Momento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black
Others: Coats crochet thread; piercing tool by Bazzil; Staedtler Fine Liner; Woodware 1/8" Silver eyelets; WRMK Corner Chomper

Purple Lady

My friend's mother was celebrating her Xth birthday ( I would never reveal her age!) and wanted an elegant card befitting a lady. I reached out for my Basic Grey Wisteria pack and Prima flowers and came up with this 5-3/4" x 4"  landscape card.

A mãe de uma amiga ia festejar o seu Xº aniversario (uma senhora nunca diz a idade!) e desejava um cartão elegante e condizente com uma donzela. Eu abri a caixa com o meu pacote "Basic Grey Wisteria" e "Prima Flowers" e fiz este cartão de 14,5cm x 10cm em formato horizontal.




Thanks for stopping by. See you at my next post!

Supplies:
Card stock: TGP Bleed-free 300gsm Pure White Ultra Shine
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey "Wisteria"
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border - Flower Doily
Stamp: WMS "Baskets Additions" set
Ink: Momento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black; VersaColor Water Based Pigment Ink in Silver
Others: Prima Silk Flowers; DMC embroidery floss; purple and lilac organza ribbons; 160gsm layering card stock in Sky Blue; Stickles Frosted Lace by Ranger; Papermania pastel mini brads

Water Lily Anniversary

Here is an Anniversary card I made for a dear friend. The card measures 5" x 5" and showcases Basic Grey's "White Dynasty" paper from the "Wisteria" collection. Love the lotus - so romantic without being mushy.


Thanks for stopping by. See you at my next post!

Supplies:
Card stock: TGP Bleed-free 300gsm Pure White Ultra Shine
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey "Wisteria" 
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border - Leafy Lace
Stamp: Papermania "Anniversary" set
Ink: Brilliance Dew Drop Pearlescent Chocolate
Others: Cream, Coffee and Chocolate satin ribbons; DMC Metal Effects embroidery floss #E3821; 160gsm layering card stock in Cream, Coffee and Chocolate; Papermania Adhesive Gemstone - Gold

Floral Thank You

Here's a quick and easy card measuring 5" x 5". Nothing fiddly here: cut up some simple shapes from gorgeous My Mind's Eye papers, satin ribbon, die-cut tag, paper flowers and some glitter. What a nice way to say: Thank You!  


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Supplies:
Card stock: Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White 110lb card stock 
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye "Pretty Please"
Stamp: Personal Impressions "Double Sayings" set
Die: Spellbinder's Grommet Tags set
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black 
Others: Turquoise satin ribbon;160gsm layering card stock in Turquoise and Cherry; Papermania brad; Papermania flowers; Papermania eyelets; Stickles-Diamond

A Set of Minis

I just adore mini-cards. They serve as useful stand-bys when a quick card is needed to accompany a gift, unexpected event or simply "just because". These cards measure 3" x 3" and I made them using papers from Papermania's capsule range in various colours. Some have hand-stitched details but most have a touch of glitter ... my weakness! Without being too obvious, you can guess each card's deserving occasion.

Eu adoro os mini-cartões. São as minhas reservas super úteis para quando preciso de arranjar um cartão rápido para acompanhar um presente, ou um evento inesperado, ou simplesmente "porque sim". Estes mini-cartões medem 7,5 x 7,5 cm e eu fi-los usando papeis da gama Papermania's capsule em várias cores. Alguns têm pormenores cosidos à mão, mas a maioria tem um toque de glitter ... a minha queda! Mesmo não se manifestando demasiado, é fácil descobrir qual a ocasião a que cada um deles de destina.

















Supplies:
Card stock: TGP Bleed-free 300gsm Pure White Ultra Shine
Patterned Papers: Papermania "Capsule"
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14 and 2010 Heirloom Ornaments
Stamp: WMS Compliments of the Season set; Polkadoodles; Personal Impressions
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaColor Sage and Orange
Others: satin ribbons; DMC embroidery floss; 160gsm layering card stock; Papermania Adhesive Gemstones; Stickles by Ranger


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