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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sweet Peas - bookmark

Another bookmark!!! I cannot stop making bookmarks!

When I was in school I used to collect bookmarks, I still have them in a box and I love them.

Now, I create my own :)


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I rarely use very bright colours but I have decided to challenge myself a bit, it's more fun!!!!!



Don't you just love those sweet peas? I coloured them with Copic markers.



Stamps: Sweet Peas (Flourishes)


Inks: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Crimson Red (Versafine), Spanish Moss (Versafine)


Accessories: Fiskars border punch, laminating pockets (no laminating machine needed), satin ribbon, Fiskars corner punch (Lace), Vintage Cream cardstock (Papertrey).


Ciao,

Emilia

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fridge magnets - Gift ideas

Hello and welcome back to my blog.
I have some more gift ideas to share! It seems like I cannot stop creating!

In this post, I am going to show you my latest creations.

FRIDGE MAGNETS









Stamps: Flourishes (Sweet Peas, Nasturtiums), the "hand-stamped" stamp is from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Accessories: nestabilities, magnets, Copic markers, laminating pockets (a laminating machine is not necessary).
In the first fridge magnet I used Berry Sorbet cardstock from Papertrey, my super-favourite colour!!!!
I LOVE the stamp I used on the back, it is very elegant, it is part of the Pretty Petals set.
Ciao,
Emilia


Thursday, June 18, 2009

3 challenges 1 card: FTTC20 /KSS challenge #14/ A passion for Papertrey challenge 8

Usually, I make a card for each challenge but this time I tried to combine three challenges in one card.

Kitchen Sink Stamps - challenge 14 : reuse, recycle.
My recycled product is the packaging of one of my Kitchen Sink Stamps set

Flourishes - challenge FTTC20: get inspired from Kim Poloson's posters.
I got inspiration from THIS poster (Fresh Picked Bouquets).

A Passion for Papertrey - Challenge 8: There must be at least two flowers on the card, use at least one PTI product.
I stamped two Kitchen Sink Stamps flowers, I used a PTI ribbon (leaf) and berry sorbet cardstock (PTI) distressed with frayed burlap and worn lipstic (Distress Ink).

I challenged myself by choosing a poster with a black background, I rarely use black cardstock and I can tell you that it was a huge challenge for me. I am still not convinced about the result.

Stamps: 3-step Hydrangea, Multi-step Lilies
Inks: Palette, Memento, Distress Inks
Ribbon: Leaf (papertrey)
Accessories: Fiskar corner punch (lace), cuttlebug, stickles (black), butterfly punch (xcut).



I will be back soon with more "Italian Inspirations"!
Ciao,
Emilia

















Saturday, June 13, 2009

DIY TOPIARIES


Last week I received 3 stamps sets from Flourishes and I cannot stop colouring!!!! Lately, I am addicted to bookmarks. I always loved bookmarks, I collected for years, now I make my own. I think they are a perfect gift as well.
All my bookmarks are cold laminated. I buy some laminating pockets and I do not need a laminating machine. So easy!
For the clouds, I used a cloud die cut and I distressed the background with Ranger Distress Inks.
Recently, my local craft shop started carrying all the Distress Inks colours and, apart for 3 or 4 colours, I have all of them. I think they are so versatile and I seem to use them a lot. Before I used a sponge, then I bought an Ink blending tool (Ranger) and I love it, it blends beautifully!

Stamps: DIY TOPIARIES (Flourishes) - On the back of the bookmark: Retro Backgrounds (Papertrey), the hand-stamped stamp is from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Inks: Memento (tsukineko), Broken China, Frayed Burlap (Distress Inks)

Accessories: Blending tool (Ranger), eyelets, ribbon, laminating pockets, Fiskar 3 in 1 corner punch (lace), corner rounder punch, Copic markers.
Click HERE to see my hand-stamped Copic box.


Another bookmark, this time I used two other topiaries from the same set.


Stamps: DIY Topiaries (Flourishes) - On the back: Damask Designs (Papertrey), the hand-stamped stamp is from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Inks: Memento (tsukineko), Broken China, Frayed Burlap (Distress Inks)

Accessories: Blending tool (Ranger), eyelets, ribbon, laminating pockets, Fiskar 3 in 1 corner punch (lace), corner rounder punch, Copic markers, Fiskar decorative scissors.



I will be back soon with more bookmarks that I made with Kitchen Sink Stamps.
It's been cloudy and rainy and I haven't been able to take good pictures.

If I have inspired, leave me a message. I'd love to hear your opinions!

Ciao,
Emilia




Tuesday, June 9, 2009

strawberries

I love strawberries!!!!



Stamps: Green Thumbs (Papertrey), the butterfly is from 3-step Hydrangea (Kitchen Sink Stamps).

Inks: Versafine, Palette, Distress inks

Accessories: rhinestones
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