Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Smooth Sailing Flopsey

This is my card for the Sweet Sunday Sketch (SSSC105).  Karen Giron is the brains behind the Sweet Sunday Sketch and I'm loving these sketches - it makes making a card so easy!

I used Smooth Sailing Flopsey from MFT and the, oh so perfect, Catch a Wave Die-namics also from MFT which I cut from felt - another first for me.....felt on a card!  The patterned paper is October Afternoon Seaside.  A trio of star eyelets and that was it.

I just love the wood look of the boat and how I wrote "JennyWren" on it.  This card is for my friend who has a boat called the "JennyWren" so I'm super excited to give this to her.  The entire image is paper pieced - I finally get the rules of paper piecing for keeping an image in proper perspective.  Thanks for your patience Karen :)


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Perk Me Up Peeps

This is my card for yesterday's Bellariffic Friday.  It's a sketch from Ebru.  I am loving these new little Peeps and you know I love my Starbucks so this image is perfect for me.

I used some scraps of patterned paper I found in Karen's scrap pile and did a lot of paper piecing.  I'm really liking the look of the paper piecing even though it takes a bit longer to cut out all the layers, especially when it's waaaaaay past my bedtime :).  I added some Crystal Stickles in the heart cause a gal's got to have her glitter and I learned how to paper pierce using the nestie!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

My First Post!

Oh the pressure - my first post!  I have been thrown in the deep end here.  My friends have been encouraging me to start a blog and I resisted for ages and then all of a sudden, before I knew what happened -  I had a blog! Thanks Karen and Dana I think :) 

So be gentle - it's my first blog post, my first blog card, my first proper copic lesson and my first attempt at sewing.  Nothing like going for it :)

This is my card for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #7 (MFTWSC7).  I must start by saying I flipped this sketch.  I used the MFT Ladybug, the patterned paper is October Afternoon Fly a Kite (I think), some chocolate chip ribbon, chocolate candy dots and a touch of glitter on her wings. Don't you just love the paper pieced polka dotted polka dots?!?

Well that's it for my first post and yes, I do realize that two of my copics are upside down :)