Friday, 22 November 2013

Snow Village

Hello Everyone

I promised I would share a couple of cards created with the beautiful new 'Snow Village' papers from Pink Paislee.

This first one was created by Wendy Gay and is absolutely stunning - I am not sure the picture does it full justice so you will just have to take my word for it!

It is an 8"x8" card and Wendy has used two sheets of the beautiful 'Eggnog' paper which has allowed her to cut two sets of the poinsettias and deer out giving the 3D effect.  The paper has a number of different designs incorporated in it which gives this layered effect and in addition Wendy has used the IndigoBlu 'Harlequin' stamp with 'Lancashire Rose' Megaflake.  The ribbon is faux silk ribbon in white which Wendy coloured using Distress stains so that she could get exactly the right colour and has used her own border punch for the pine needles.

This next one I created using the Snow Village 'Peppermint Patty' paper as a background, both sides.  The beautiful 'Poinsettia' stamp from IndigoBlu goes beautifully with this range and I stamped and embossed it using Gold embossing powder and then cut out and layered the flowers.  The Kraft card I tore and then inked the edges using Versamark Ink in a random way and then once again using Gold I heat embossed which gives the random effect and extra detail.  I also stamped the craft card with the IndigoBlu 'Script Background stamp' to add a little extra detail.  The sentiment is an old one from Kaisercraft which sadly is no longer available.

I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well and if you want to make a few more Christmas Cards then these beautiful papers from Pink Paislee are a joy to use.  They are also brilliant for creating your Christmas Scrapbook memories.

Have a wonderful day.

Kate xx

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Getting Creative with Pink Paislee

Hello Everyone

We recently took delivery of two new Pink Paislee ranges; 'Hey Kid' which is a hip and happy collection suitable for kids of all ages and 'Snow Village' a beautiful Christmas/Winter range.  I absolutely love both ranges and couldn't wait to start getting a little creative.  Using the 'Hey Kid' range I created this layout of my nephew at his Prom.  The photo isn't brilliant quality but I wanted to record the event.

'Smarty Pants' by Kate Holliday

I used the Hey Kid 'Marco Polo' and 'Simon Says' papers and the 'Element Stickers' which includes the arrows and letters.  The chevron arrows were created using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Chevron Arrows' Mask which I inked through using the 'Crushed Olive' and 'Peeled Paint' Distress Inks. To add a little more 'grunge' I stamped using the Tim Holtz 'Spills & Splatters' stamp set which I 'inked' with the Adirondack Paint Dabber 'Pool'.  The 'washi tape' is the new Prima 'Washi Tape Wood Mount Stamps' which are incredibly versatile as you can create 'washi tape' in any colour to match your project.  The journaling square was created using the Banana Frog 'It's all about documenting' stamp set which is another very versatile set.  I lifted various elements using 3D foam to give some depth and distressed and inked most of the edges.  I had great fun getting inky on this layout and using the fun elements from this great range.

I have a couple of cards using the 'Snow Village' range which I will share tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Kate xx