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Card Patterns Sketch

I used the latest sketch over at the Card Patterns for this birthday card. A new colour combo for me - sage and smoke - I think I like it!
See the previous post for a link to the tutorial to make these simple but effective flowers.  I'm thinking of making some larger ones for christmas presents.

Papers: Pink Petticoat Autumn Blossom and Pretty Little Hearts
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat Sentiment Ribbons
Machine Stitching

Thanks Terrie!

Just what I needed to jump start the creativity a fabulous tutorial from the mega talented Terrie Bailey, check out how to make these pretty flowers HERE.  I'll be back to share the whole card later!

Edited to add
Terries blog is no longer available.  HERE is a link to a tutorial for singed fabric flowers.

Thinking Pink...

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I'd just like to share this photo frame I made with the freebie Think Pink kit from Pink Petticoat
For the shape I cut around the large flourish design and die cut a circle aperture for the photo.  The flower was simple to make just lots of crumpled layers of a punched flower, inking the edges for some definition.
Would you believe this is the only project I've completed in the last 2 weeks.  Lots of failed attempts ended up in the bin so I've taken to curling up in front of the TV with my knitting in the evenings which has been more successful!
I do hope I come up with some cards worth keeping soon!

Think Pink Kit - Pink Petticoat
Retro Flower Punch
Gems and Pearls

Spooky Doodlies!

Spooky Doodlies time at Pink Petticoat this week and I've made a treat bag and some treats!
The bat is a piece of black cardstock pleated, with a zip pull for the body.
The treats are mini choc bars - Green & Blacks - yum!  I'm entering for the Halloween challenge over at Let's Craft and Create.

Pink Petticoat Spooky Doodlies & Dolly Mixture Alphas
Kraft Carrier Bag (top cut off)
Foam Alphas - American Crafts
Chipboard Shapes - Pebbles Inc Chips/Orange
Bakers Twine
Black Cardstock
Zip Pull
Mini Chocolate Bars

A Pretty Car?

I must admit I did groan at the thought of having to make a 'Congratulations you've passed your driving test' card.  How you can make it pretty? I thought.  I had no idea, so I googled 'car card template', as you do, and found this.  Just added some pretty papers and some stitching and here's a pretty 'Congratulations you've passed your driving test' card.  I'm entering it for the Let's Craft and Create challenge 'Think Pink'.

Papers: Pink Petticoat Wild Blossoms
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat Sentiment Ribbons
Machine Stitching

Vintage Halloween

Week #30 is Vintage Halloween over at The Shabby Tea Room.  I did enjoy playing with the distress ink and lace and going 'vintage'.

Cardstock: Core'dinations Black Magic
Papers and image:  Pink Petticoat - Spooky Doodlies
Lace:  Websters Pages
Flowers and gems: Prima
Ticket: Making Memories
Distress Ink:  Brushed Corduroy
Bakers Twine:  The Ribbon Girl
Silk seam binding and vintage pearl button:  My Craft Box

Felt Rosebuds - How To...

A quick tutorial to make these super easy felt rosebuds.  I get my felt from Paper and String.  You can get a a rainbow bundle of  4 x 4" squares - perfect for colour matching. 

Step 1:  Take a strip of felt 4 x 1/2" and a needle and thread.
Step 2: Sew a row of running stitches along the top edge.
Step 3: Gather the stitches and roll up into a rosebud!

Step 4: Secure with a couple of stitches at the base of the bud.

Christmas Card for DCM

DCM are asking us to create a christmas card to celebrate World Cardmaking Day and there's a lovely prize up for grabs.  So I just had to enter - any opportuninty to get my christmas card pile growing.  Another semi circle card.  My son calls them 'toilet seat cards!'  teenage boys what are they like?

Papers and image: Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights
Sentiment:  Dolly Mixture Alphas
Bakers Twine:  Ribbon Girl
Paper Flower: K&Co
Holly Leaf Punch: Woodware

Autumn Blossoms

Here's the card and gift set I made with the latest collection from Pink Petticoat - Autumn Blossoms. 
I was so lucky to get to play with it last week before it's release!  There's two pretty colour palettes and I love the woodgrain design, I printed it directly onto my card blank, using a light spray of repositional adhesive.  Ist time I've tried it and success!  Another first were the felt flowers - handmade by me!

As it's Autumn - the time for planting spring flowering bulbs - the gift is, a pack of bulbs!   I didn't completely cover the front of the pack so the recipient has a clue what the bulbs are :). 
Thanks for visiting and I'll be back later in the week with a little tutorial on how to make the felt flowers.