30 January 2011

We're Celebrating!


So there's only a few days to go until the first ever Pink Petticoat Paper Pack will be in the shops. Quick Cards Made Easy will be available on Tuesday. Although if you're a subscriber, you've probably already got yours, stroked them and LOVE them.


And we're going to celebrate!


So .... next week, we're holding our first ever Pink Petticoat Blog Hop. It's an Inspiration Blog Hop and to make it extra special, it's a prize-winning Blog Hop too!

Check out the details on the Pink Petticoat blog.

Be sure to come back and visit on Tuesday.

28 January 2011

CPS - Sketch 202




A lovely sketch over at CPS this week.  I've been  meaning to join in with one of their sketches for a while now but never seemed to have the time, but this week I made time. 


 I always love making these paper flowers, I thought they'd work well with the design of these lovely papers.  If you'd like to have a go, there's a tutorial to make them on my blog HERE
It's going to be crafting weekend for me - lot's to catch up with!  TFL :)x

Papers:  Pink Petticoat 'Perfect Papers'
Punch: EK Success Retro Flower
Ink: Colorbox Chalk
Sentiment: Paula Pascual Stamp
Machine Stitching


24 January 2011

All About Me


The current dare over at DCM this week is All about Me - to make a card you'd like to receive.  Well my card had to use papers and an image from Pink Petticoat, they've always been a favourite with me.  It had to be this semi circle shape too!   It's always the shape I go for when I'm struggling with my mojo, ever since I made the first one back HERE last year. I find it an easier shape to work with than a whole circle or a square.  It's easy to make too, no fancy templates or circle cutters required. 


Just take an A4 sheet of cardstock and fold in half .  Use anything circular to draw around, I use this oversized badge, it's about 15cm in diameter.  Then cut out - simples!

Papers: Pink Petticoat 'Perfect Papers'
Image:  Pink Petticoat 'With Flowers'
Martha Stewart Embossed Zig Zag border Punch
Machine Stitching
Pearls and Glamour Dust

23 January 2011

'Love' Card Take 2


I was never really happy with THIS card so I recycled it into this!  I'm a lot happier with this one and I'm entering it in the 'A Stitch In Time' challenge over at Let's Craft and Create
I'm off to take the photos of my current DT make for Pink Petticoat, while we've still some daylight.  I''ve used the new release Perfect Papers and they are just that - perfect.  I wish I couild say the same for my card though, another one I'm not happy with but time is running out!

18 January 2011

After Eights Anyone?


Ever wondered what to do with those empty After Eight packets.  I know I have, and I always get told off for leaving the empty packets in the box!  It's just as well I did now.  Kirsty has a freebie download over on her blog to make one of these Don't Forget wallets using those dinky little pockets.  Simple to make just download, cut and stick!


I'm going to enter it in the 'Just a Note' challenge over at Let's Craft and Create

Papers and Template: Kirsty Wiseman
Textured Cardstock:  Stampin Up - Marina Mist
Velvet Brads:  Doodlebug
Bakers Twine:  Ribbon Girl


15 January 2011

'Love' card


Just a simple little card for Valentine's Day to get me back in the blogging groove.  Hopefully I'm back on track now, just need to buy a new PC!  My son has very kindly let me use his laptop and IPod Touch in the meantime. - he's a star!

Papers - Pink Petticoat Old Fashioned Girl
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards Elegant Rectangle
Stampin Up Hodge Podge Hardware
Bakers Twine - The Ribbon Girl
Vintage Button and Felt Hearts - Stash


05 January 2011

Happy New Year!

It's been a busy one for me so far! PC problems, tax form deadlines and GCSE Revision are keeping me away from crafting. I'll be back next week hopefully.