Monday, 25 May 2015

Colour Inspiration - Boys Own

Just because we deal with flowers and ribbons and other pretty things does not mean that our products cannot be's all about how the colours are bought together and here is one example using our vertical stripe double sided satin ribbons in gunmetal,ivory, midnight blue, olive and latte with our new burlap leaves and string edged burlap flowers:

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pineapple Paper Clearance

We have this beautiful Pineapple paper (and DL envelopes) on clearance at the moment and while they are mainly used for invitations, we asked Peta to see what else she could do with them. She came up with these beautiful cards for Mothers Day. 

This is what she had to say about the paper :"I really wanted to see if the pineapple paper could be die cut. I wasn't sure as it is a fibrous paper, yet lovely and soft and was pleasantly surprised to see that it cut and embossed cleanly - no stray bits. I have an original Cuttlebug, so to be safe I did do two passes the first time, but then checked and it still cut cleanly on one pass through the machine. On the first card, I simply used a stylus and foam pad to create the leaf veins and the rounded tips on the petals. I also used white stamens and Ivory Jute ribbon. The second card I embossed the butterfly through the Cuttlebug. The flower on the second card was made with white petals spritzed with Glimmer Mist and Yellow stamens (stamens used for feelers on the butterfly also)."

Monday, 18 May 2015

Colour Inspiration - Parisienne

This week's colour inspiration is classy and elegant with lovely soft tones of latte, ivory and lavender double sided satin and for a bit of sparkle some antique gold and opal lavender sequins. The muted lilac and lavender tones of the paper camellias and damask flowers together with the ivory organza pearl flowers make you want to visit Paris if only in your dreams.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Colour Inspiration - Peacock

A peacock feather seems to have so many colours to it, that finding simple colour inspiration in it can sometimes prove difficult. We narrowed it down to these six in our double sided satin ribbons: Midnight Blue, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, Turquoise, Olive, Xmas Green. 

Monday, 4 May 2015

Colour Inspiration - Marakesh

The rich colours of chocolate, fuchsia, rust and lime cobweb ribbon, when mixed with our two newest colours of cherry blossom - two tone pink and two tone brown, are inspired by the bazaars of Marakesh.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Fantasy Blooms - Red and Peach

This bright layout uses two of our Fantasy Bloom packs - Red and Peach with coordinating vertical stripe ribbon. Peta has altered one of our Green and White Vines by removing the white flowers and replacing them with some of the Fantasy Blooms.

Other items used: Crate Paper "Sweet Story", Authentique "Worldwide", Making Memories "Monogram", Kaisercraft embellishment, Glitz Designs Peek-a-boo, black inked chipboard frame, Basic Grey paper.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Flower Pack - Summer Garden

Our latest Guest Designer, Jenny Garlick has created some more lovely Julie Nutting Doll tags, this time with flowers from the Summer Garden Flower Pack.