Thursday, 18 November 2010

Wedding card... Pride & Prejudice style!


Sorry for the long absence between posts - life is kinda hectic at the moment with everything I'm involved in with work, study and church. I do want to post more but I literally am either too tired or too busy to get to it! I will keep stopping by and sharing when I can though... please be patient with me!

I made this card for a friend's wedding on Saturday - and I used the Cinema Saturday challenge - inspired by the movie Pride and Prejudice - as my starting point. Oh how I love Pride and Prejudice - it's a favourite of my sister and I to watch on a Saturday, vegged out in front of the tv in our pj's and dressing gowns... ah the comfort of good old-fashioned romance! There's also so many brilliant lines in it... "A single man of good fortune must be want of a wife!" and I love the "violence of my affections" line from Mr Collins (shudder..!). If you haven't watched it you simply MUST!

Anyways, enough of my rambling... Here's my card:

I went with the romance theme (seeing as I was making a wedding card!) and was inspired by the costumes and general elegance of the time period - all the satin and lace and beautiful gowns (sigh!). I used some gorgeous shimmery DSP I got in the States - black, cream and taupe with classic damask and pinstripe patterns. I added some music DSP from the same pack because I was reminded of the piano playing and singing from the film (in particular the rather awkward scenes with Mary playing!). The girl who's getting married is also part of our church music team so I thought that was rather appropriate!

I stamped a frame from Gina K in black then stamped and cut out two rose buds (from PTI) and coloured with copics and layered over the frame. The greeting is from the same PTI set (Year of Flowers: Roses). The lace was a must (part of the challenge, but so perfect for this card). I used the Mojo Monday sketch from this week for my layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Welcome Christmas Mojo!


I really wanted to play with my new goodies that arrived this week - the Welcome Christmas set as well as some brand spankin' new DSP only available with this stamp set - plus some lush new ribbon that came FREE with the bundle - oh how I love this ribbon! I wanted to play with this week's Mojo Monday sketch as well so here's what I came up with:

I used the gorgeous flocked DSP for the background - nice and touchy-feely IRL! The wreath was created by stamping it onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock with Garden Green ink then cutting out and adding some Real Red brads randomly around it. It is dangling with some gold elastic cord so it can swing back and forth, The sentiment (from Perfect Punches) is layered onto the white card underneath. The ribbon is the new Real Red polka-dot stuff that you can either get free with one of the Christmas bundles, or you can purchase them separately - I LOVE how this looks tied in a bow!

Here's a detail shot of some of the elements:

I also decorated the inside as I've seen so many lovely examples of this and I never seem to get around to it - but it only took an extra five minutes so I think it's definitely worth it! Lookie...

I had a blast making this card - can't wait to play some more!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Perfect Punches
Paper: Christmas Cocoa DSP, Real Red, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede
Accessories: Real Red polka-dot ribbon, scallop edge punch, circle punches, real red brads, gold elastic cord, nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x