Saturday, 20 February 2016

Gorjuss Cards

Phew finally the end of another busy week! I thought I'd share a couple of cards I made last week, one for valentines one for a birthday. I tried posting this during the week but never got around to it although now seems the perfect time as said birthday girl had her birthday yesterday.

 For these cards I dug out a couple of my neglected Gorjuss girl stamps. I love these stamps and love colouring them in, it's just remembering to use them! 

For Ian's Valentines card I used The Hatter stamp. 
I coloured the image with Promarkers and kind of stuck to the colours of the image on the packaging. I knew I wanted to use the heart paper from American Crafts cos face it when else would I use it! I also used the B side of this as it made a good base and a piece of WRMK Paper. While searching for something else to put on it I found the Love Ya flair which was perfect! 

The next card I made was for my friends eldest daughter Ruby. For this I used the Ruby stamp which is one of my favourite Gorjuss images, I even have a framed print of it. 
Again I coloured the image with Pro Markers and this time used papers from Dear Lizzy Serendipity. 

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Progress: Challenge YOUrself #26

Crikey where did that month go! It's time for the new Challenge YOUrself challenge. This month we are choosing our one little words for year.
I struggled to think of a word at first but soon decided on Progress as this year we're looking to make some changes and Progress to the next stage in our lives, to make Progress and move forward. 
I struggled to find a photo of the two of us together so scrapped this silly photo from New Year's Day when we were walking off our (my) hangovers. As it was a black & white photo I was able to go for nice bright colours. I used papers from Simple Stories I Heart Summer and Homespun as the colours worked great together despite being from different collections. 
For my title I used some Thickers from a Pebbles birthday collection. For embellishments I used a Flair from American Crafts, chipboard hearts from Teresa Collins, tags from Elle's Studio and Dear Lizzy & a chipboard button from Alison Kreft. 
So what's your little word for the year? Pop over to the blog and share them with us.