Monday, 16 February 2009

Just Because.....

Helllooo, I made a card yesterday for someone's birthday.

I have noticed that the last one or two creations have been made using older style papers, or rather, papers that I have in my collection which are about 3 years old. I've also picked up the inks and realised, 'hey, these are nearly 5 years old................and still ink, lol'. I was quite surprised to be honest with you. I always keep my inks face down, so as not to dry out and with regard to my papers, well, I really thought I would never use them, plus I think I'm over the stage where I no longer feel awful for 'cutting into' the latest designs, well, maybe I feel a little bit awful for just a little minute LOL!!

I'm definately going to go through my papers and start using the older styles and try to revamp things.

The green card I used for this card was just a plain piece, bought from a multi coloured pack from WH Smith about 4 years ago, nothing special, plus I thought it was quite a funky shade of green too, ha ha.

For this card I used the following materials:

Bazzill Fourz Monochromatic "Great Lakes" (blue)
Mara Mia ( patterned paper
Plain Green card - W H Smith
Text stamp - Elzybells
Nestabilities - Scalloped circles
Fiskars circle cutter for white circle (Nohhhh, LOL)
Crystal sticker elements in blue heart and clear
Pale blue gingham

I made another Valentine, or Luuurve card lol, just for the fun of it, using one of my little animal stamps, sooo sweet, plus I don't seem to use these kinds of stamps very much, so thought I'd give them a go.

For this one, I used:
Penny Black - Without You 1915J stamp
Versafine vintage sepia ink
Plain red card (Craft Creations)
Daisy Bucket {love you} stamp which I embossed with a clear powder
Pink Bazzill
Cuttlebug Swirl
Crayola & Karat Aquarell watercolour pencils
Lady Bug brads
Birthday Socks ribbon (Doodlebug, (I think)).
Urban Lilly - Back in Black 'Tease Me' patterned paper.

Phew, that's quite a lot from me.............and in 2 days too, need a rest now, LOL!! Hope you've liked what you've seen and thanks for popping by my blog. XX


Janice said...

They are great Beth, beautifully finished as usual. Love the hedgehogs! X

Di said...

Beautiful cards Beth, I love the hedgehogs too xx

Angelnorth said...

Oooh, the green/blue paisley one is really funky Beth, me likee! The hedgepigs are cute!

cookcreateread said...

Gorgeous cards Beth! That hedgehog stamp is just adorable!! xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Two fabby cards Beth. Love the little gem on the green card, what a lovely shade of blue. Just love your tig togs......that's what Tom calls them! :o)
Hope you're feeling better soon. Take care. Gez. xx

Hazel said...

Smashing cards - love that paisley paper. Hope you're feeling better soon. x

Traceyr said...

Love the colour combination on your green card. I use that card from Smiths too it is quite good isn't it.


Karen said...

Awe those hedgehogs are sooo cute!!!! Great card for a 'just because' occasion eh?

The green card is lovely and I know what you mean about finding papers that are 'old'...I really ought to do the same XXX

CLARE said...

Love the paisley paper. I still have one or two things I bought years ago and use now and again too. Love the hedgies too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Beth...x

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous