Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In holiday mode

I’m not quite sure how the days seem to slip away and before you know it, it’s Wednesday!!! I have been pottering around, definitely still in holiday mode, making stuff, painting things for Mama’s craft room, playing with Jethro and then I blink and 3 days are gone! I am feeling very relaxed though, so that’s a good thing :)

Since I have been missing, I thought I’d make it up to you by showing a couple of things I made. This first one sprang from a card that Madonna made. I really liked the way that she half hid the scalloped circle that the sentiment was on, and so I  grabbed the same stamp set, Friends 24-7, and made this card. Are you flattered Mad?


I used some yummy new Bella Rose DSP (SU! is having a buy 3 get one free promotion at the moment, so I stocked up on DSP from the new catty by going halves with Mama and Mad…just so I could get more paper!). The CS is Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and watercolour paper. I finished it off with some Kiwi striped grosgrain and the sentiment is stamped in Riding Hood Red. Thanks for the inspiration Mad…I love the way this turned out!!!


This one came about from my just having a play with Mama’s new *Inspired by Nature*. I used some Whisper White Cs and stamped the grass in Kiwi Kiss and the flowers in Old Olive , Pale Plum and Perfect Plum. I also sprinkled some yummy purple glitter from Mama’s stash on the flower heads…in real life it’s very sparkly! I stamped the Sentiment in Perfect Plum onto some Pale Plum CS and matted in onto some Perfect Plum, then finished it up with a purple Rhinestone brad in the corner. The ribbon is the new Old Olive striped grosgrain…very, very yummy ribbon it is :) The whole thing was mounted onto a Kiwi card base.

OK, before I go I thought I’d show you another Jethro photo :) He’s growing so much, but the last couple of days have been horrible…windy, overcast and now pouring rain! I shouldn’t complain, because we really need the rain, but it means no fun photo shoots with the puppy playing outside :) Anyway, here he is:


Check out his cute polka dot collar! It’s way too big for him, but I just punched some extra holes with the crop-a-dile! It’s so useful for other things besides crafts :)

OK, I’m going back to my rainy day pottering around. I want to make a card for Kristina Werner’s challenge and my friend Helene has requested a special 50th birthday card as well as some kids birthday cards (her kids go to lots of birthday parties). Hope your Wednesday is wonderful :)

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Kristie, and Jethro is looking just great. With his polka dot collar, he definitely has the craft look.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

The cards are beautiful and the puppy is getting even cuter - if that's possible. Thanks so much for sharing.


June Houck said...

A team Morrison card? Love it! Go Mad for such a cool idea with the scalloped circle. Very pretty, Miss Kristie. A perfectly lovely card.

And give your sweet boy a kiss for me; I will have to tell dh I am in love with a guy from Australia, and this time it's not Mel Gibson, Viggo Mortenson, or Hugh's Jethro Morrison :)

Leslie Hanna said...

I love that hidden scallop thing. I'll need to steal, er ... borrow that myself!

Jethro Morrison is stinkin' cute! Do you know what breed(s) he is? He's a beautiful (handsome) color!

Kristy said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Kristie! I just love our DSP for this catalogue GORGEOUS.
P.s glad your in relaxing holiday mode, just what the doc ordered hey.

Nikki Bond said...

They both are fabulous! Love the colors...and that picture of your Jethro is so stinkin' cute! {SMILES}

Lydia said...


I'm going to need you to include a picture of him in every post!! Thanks in advance!

When are you bringing him to America??

lauren said...

DUUUUUUUUUDE! how utterly AMAZING & GORRRRRRRRRRGEOUS are these cards??! (hint: they are very VERY fab indeed!!!) i really want to kind of just totally COPY both of them...only problem is: which one first?! it's a puzzle!!! ♥♥♥


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