Friday, 15 March 2013

A couple of layouts and a quick card topper

Well I've been very busy the last few weeks

1st of all there is my Mothers day cards

The doily backgrounds are Cheery Lynn designs and this is the French flair set. They are beautiful, but even with the cuttle hugger plate and thin paper the cutting was less than perfect and it was difficult and quite scary putting it through the cuttlebug. Even though I taped it down it moved slightly due to having to run it though the machine a number of times. However I was pleased with the finished card eventually.
I also had to do a couple of birthday cards, which will be posted at a later date.

As you maybe aware I am now a Decorator for  Design House Digital  and  they have got a lot of new launches this week and as  one of their decorators, I've been busy using some of the new launches to create various items.

The 1st new release I used is Hippitty Hopperty and features 3 designers work  Michele Scobel, ImagineNation and Kristin Damon.

  I love this collaboration. Love the spring fresh colours.  As soon as I saw this kit I realised that I had found the perfect kit to use for a layout I've wanted to do for ages. My grandson said something very cute when he 1st went down a tubular slide, unfortunately these days your not allowed to take photos in these sort of places , So I didn't have a photo but I did have an idea how I would do the layout, So these papers were just ideal.   So here it is. I think it works.

I put the lo together with Serif Craft Artist 2. It took a little bit of patience to build up the Rabbit hole but I definatly think it was worth it.

I think the collaboration is brilliant for Spring and Easter and don't forget that if you go to the Design House Digital Hipperty Hopperty Blog Post (where you will see all the other decorators creations) and answer this question in the comments What animal usually delivers Easter Goodies?  You will be entered into a draw to win.

Hippity Hoppity Collaboration - Peeps Paper Doll By Kristin Damon  I think its soooo cute. So don't forget to comment and good luck.
To see the full collaboration kits you can go to Design House Digital  collaborations
Also this week Design House Digital have another collab launching a set of related kits called Allstars Cheerleader and Swimming. Kits are by Imagine Nation and .

Unfortunatly I did not have time to play with these kits, but they are all great, I love the colourways and the banners. Don't forget to comment on the post, If you answer the question What sports do you want Inkling and Wit or Imagine Nation to create another kit for? in the  Allstars   post you will be entered into a draw  to win a gift certificate for the  Allstars Swimming Kit.
So to my next creation, This is an arty piece I created using the stunning Arty FX Ocean kit by

the fantastic Diana Rooney. I loved this kit to bits as soon as I saw it. See what you think?

You can just smell the ocean. I used most of the papers to make the glass tiles . I adore the glitter and sand ,  this kit is just oozing with style. I know that this lit will be used to death, great for all my dolphin and holiday sea/beach layouts

So finally  Its A Colorful World Solid Papers By October Dawn have also been released this week, What a stunning range of solid paper colours with texture as you can see below

 As an experiment I randomly selected a few papers and put them together to create this card topper, using Serif Craft Artist 2. The colours have been selected so well that no matter what papers I put together they looked fantastic.

All the items were created or filled with the papers I also used Vanessa Fentons Words 2 Delight and Little Birdie Boho Chic Brushes By Sarah Sullivan.  I loved using the brushes , I outlined in black and got a two colour result which I feel is very effective.
So that's it for the mo. TTFN



Katherine (sutty) said...

Gorgeous card....going to have to look for that die now :) And so much going on with lots of beautiful releases :)

Claireliz said...

Lovely creations.
C xx