Monday, 2 March 2009

Handbags & Gladrags

Hi everybody! I've got a few cards to share with you today. I have two of my Nephew's birthday's within 5 days of eachother, and wasnt sure what to do for either of them! I had stamped this Sugar Nellie Pirate previously and just needed to colour him in. I'm not really sure about this card, but I think he liked it which is the main thing. The map is part of an Epsom kit which I've tried to age and distress slightly. The background paper is from the DCWV Rockstar Stack, which I absoloutely love but don't like to use! I have distressed the edges around the pirate, its my first attempt at this, I used the edge of my craft to do it but I think I may well have inhaled some of the dust!This card is a copy of a design I used last year. I thought I'd keep it reasonably simple and it only took a few minutes to make.And here are the Handbags & Gladrags! I was flicking through my Pink Petticoat Folder on my PC the other day thinking that I'd hardly used the Lola's Boudoir collection that I so desperately had to buy last year! So I printed off a few sets of shoes and matching handbags. I've also used one of the Pink Petticoat papers which I've just re-coloured to co-ordiante with the different coloured shoes. Each handbag and pair of shoes has been cut out and stuck on with foam pads. I've used my trusty scalloped edge punch too and simply added some ribbon and some adhesive stones.
I think this first one is my favourite. I love the combination of lime and pink together. It feels very fresh and spring like!
I really like this burgundy and grey one too. Not a colour choice that I would normally go for but i think they actually go well together. And finally a bit of a red and black spotty one!

I've admired this Penny Black stamp for quite a while now and it is on my "Wish List" but I thought I'd try it out before I make the purchase so I bought a few stamped images from ebay to have a bit of a play with. My colouring is not great though! I love the look of these baby cards. I don't normally like to leave too much white space on a card but I think thats what baby cards need!

Well my aim for this week is to get some Easter cards made along with a few Mother's Day cards, which is coming up on 22nd March. I have a couple of Ruby Anniversary cards to make to which I'm looking forward to making. I've just received a delivery with the supplies I needed so I'd better head off and start creating!


debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, love the handbags and shoes ones but my fave is the Pirate.

Tara said...

Thanks for sharing these with us Zoe, they're fab! I especially love the blue and white PB baby card..... very cute! xx

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards Zoe, you have been busy!! I love the baby card, one of my fav PB stamps!
xx :0)

Vicky said...

wow!!! i LOVE the pp shoe and bag cards...think the red and vlack one is my very fave!!!! xx

Unknown said...

Oooh what a lovely feast of cards!!
I love the PP cards. I'm the same! Got nealy all of 'em and they are languishing in a folder on my PC. You've spurred me on to get them out and used seeing these lovely creations.
Viv xx

Stacey said...

A whole heap of lovely cards Zoe. I really love the pink petticoat ones and the baby card is totally perfect! ~x~

Julie said...

Lovely cards Zoe, I especially like the Pink Petticoat ones, very stylish

Andrea, said...

Beautiful selection of card Zoe, the little hedgie is so cute and I love the handbags

pickle said...

Wow Zoe you have been busy since I've been away!

They are all gorgeous as ever. Loving you new look blog.

kerry x

CraftyC said...

Great cards, love the pirate!

Jo said...

So many fabulous cards again Zoe! My favourite is definitely the baby one - don't ever buy any more of these images again - I have the stamp and will gladly send you some x

Enfys said...

My fave is the burgundy and grey - fab colour combo, and I love the design as well
Enfys x

Marlou McAlees said...

just admiring these lovely cards you made :)

Jules said...

What a fantastic post - so many great ideas.

I too struggle to leave a lot of white on a card .. .. but sometimes that is what is needed.

Looking forwrd to future posts - I love visiting your blog.

Love Jules xx

Cass said...

Gorgeous cards Zoe.Love the PP ones and the baby one.

Cass xxx

Zoe said...

Hello Zoe, I love all the cards you made and I love the images and stickers.

Marcea said...

I love your style of card making so much! You have a great eye for wonderful composition of your cards. I will be back again and again!