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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Pan Pastels and Lavinia Stamps

Afternoon everyone.  Bit of a shock this morning when I got up and saw the snow, I can't recollect the weather report saying anything about it... Still it's gone now, thank goodness.

I'm posting a card today I've made for a colleagues birthday.  I've been experimenting again with Pan Pastels along with Lavinia Stamps.  I've also used some organza baby blue ribbon and a few gems from stash. The inside is decorated in similar design and colours.  Hope you like it. Have a smashing evening, I'm looking forward to Upstairs Downstairs later.  Hugs Dee xxx

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine Cuddles distressed

Happy Valentines Day

Hi everyone,  this is my card to hubby for Valentines day, using a little Claire stamp coloured with pro markers, which I think is so cute.  I'ved used black and purple/lilac rather than the usual red and black.  (bit of a last minute rush so the colouring in isn't brilliant)..
 I've  also used :-
TH -distress inks,
Coordinations card stock,
Fancy flourish corner from Dies to die for - (sorry forgot the name) 
 Cheery Lynn lamp die
 SB Hearts die, 
Various twine etc from stash.
Challenge 5 - Love and Romance
I'd also like to enter this card into the Pan Pastel Challenge 5 Love and Romance

Monday, 6 February 2012

Pan Pastels Debut

Hi everyone,  it's me back again after another long break.  But hey... my pan pastels arrived on Saturday and I managed to spare some time Sunday to start playing.. and they are lovely to work with.  Thank goodness for Eileen recommending them, I'm personally finding them so much easier than using the brayer.  Although I do still love using TH distress inks.  As Eileen said in her recent postings, they blend beautifully.  This is my first effort so I wouldn't say it's brilliant but I'm quietly pleased with the end result.  I only bought a small number of colours to try them out as they are fairly expensive, but in the card below I've used a mixture of red, orange, green, yellow and blue.  I will hopefully purchase more next pay day  (lol)....  I sprayed with hairspray and also spray and sparkle, although this does not stand out on the photo.  I stamped the flower scene with Sheena Douglas 'a little bit sketchy' stamps in black versafine ink, onto watercolour card, which I then mounted on black & yellow card stock.  Black ribbon and gems from stash to finish off.  Hope you all like it, hope to post another pan pastel offering soon.
luv & cuddles Dee xxx