Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Dynamic Duos #40

When I saw the colour combo of turquoise and black (with a dessert option of clouds) over at Dynamic Duos, I knew I wanted to play along!

Spring is around the corner, although you'd never know it with this freezing cold weather!  Nevertheless, I decided to go with this theme.  I used 3 different quilling techniques on this card: fringing for the little flowers on the branches; spirals for the birds' nest, and grape rolls for the eggs (however you can't really see the quilling here because of the glitter used).  The tree branch was designed free-hand and cut out. For the birds, I heat embossed, glittered, and cut them out.  I wasn't sure where to place the sentiment, and finally thought it would be a fun idea to have the birds offer it in the form of thought clouds, which, I just realized, is another fun interpretation of the dessert theme!

Card Recipe:
Paper:  Patterned paper: Kaiserkraft; browns and white: Recollections
Ink:  CTMH Black; Versamark
Stamps:  Verve 'Making a Statement'
Embellishments:  Martha Stewart Turquoise Glitter, Stampendous! Opaque Black embossing powder; CTMH pearls
Tools: Cuttlebug; Cuttlebug die; hole punch tool

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Mojo Monday #279

I've been following the Mojo Monday sketch challenges over the past couple of weeks, and finally found some time to participate for the first time!  I had some patterned butterfly paper sitting around for a while and finally decided to put it to use:

Card Recipe
Papers:  Recollections Teal Butterflies, Signature Black (glittered), white, and peach; CTMH Pear and Dotty for You
Embellishments:  CTMH pearls; Michaels' Melodie and Lace trim; Jolee's Boutique clear gems
Tools:  Martha Stewart butterfly and scalloped circle punches; Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles; Fiskars Circle Cutter;  Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder; quilling tool (for butterfly antennae); 3-d foam tape

Thursday, 7 February 2013


Anita and I both love our Microplanes!  We use it to zest lemons, limes, oranges, and to grate cheese with seemingly effortless ease!  If you don't already have one, we strongly suggest you pick one up.  You won't be disappointed!