Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope that 2009 is full of happiness and good health for you all!!

I just have a couple of pics to share with you. I was motivated to use pinks, blues and greys by this little Pumpkin Patch skirt I got for my daughter:

I scrunched up a whole bunch of cardstock, trying to recreate a fabric effect. The idea never quite came together, but I had fun trying:

Materials used:
Textured Basic Gray cardstock, Going Gray cardstock, Rose Red cardstock, Basic Gray cardstock, Regal Rose cardstock, Cuttlebug Dies and Folders, Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons, Filigree Designer Brads, Dimensionals and SNAIL adhesive.

For this next card I used some of the scrunched up cardstock, punched out various sized hearts using some old punches I have here, glued them onto a piece of cardstock and then painted them with Crystal Effects for the high gloss finish. The heart is a piece of Stampin' Up! chipboard which I have coloured with Tempting Turquoise classic ink and then covered with Light Blue Chunky Sprinkles:

Materials Used:
Rose Red cardstock, Tempting Turquoise cardstock, Regal Rose cardstock, Linen Background stamp, Tempting Turquoise classic ink, Tempting Turquoise brads, Rose Red 1" Double-Stitched Ribbon, On Board Accents chipboard, Crystal Effects, Light Blue Chunky Sprinkles Glitter, Dimensionals and SNAIL adhesive.

And last for tonight, I wanted to show you a pic of a beautiful visitor we had in our garden this morning. I did a bit of research, and apparently this is an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly - Papilo Aegeus:

She was sunning herself on my Photinia hedge. Isn't she magnificent?

All the best,


SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous cards ... I love them both.

Karen said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR SAM!!! I've missed ya!! What great cards to have on your blog to start 2009!!

Oh and how gorgeous is that butterfly!!?


Debbie M said...

Hi - Love the two cards! Especially love the first one! I think you have done a fantstic job and love your inspiration. Don't ya just love how everything you see starts ya thinking about a card. LOL

Debbie M

Debbie Pamment said...

Not surprised really - you're cards are Fabulous as always! Happy New Year to you - am looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Happy New Year Sam!!!
Gorgeous cards as always. Glad to see Im not the only one who looks at Pumpkin Patch clothes and can see a gorgeous card creation!! hahaa

xx Sarah

Corie said...

These are just beautiful!!

Happy New Year!!

tracy said...

I like the first card Sam but the next one is stunning! A lot of work by the looks of it......Hope you had a lovely New Years Eve

Juliann said...

Happy New Year!
thanks for the nice comments about my photo's!
Your cards are beautiful, I especially like the first one!
I can not believe that butterfly picture! We do not get butterflies that look like that around here. It is so funny the difference between my pictures this time of year and yours! Try to stay cool there girl!
Oh I just love that butterfly picture!
Take care!

Makeesha Byl said...

Hey Sam, my daughter has that exact same skirt and I am always looking at it, thinking the colours are great inspiration! I love the card you have made with the crushed background....very cute! Hope you are well
Love Keesh x