Sunday, 13 November 2011

Leaves and Christmas


I am excited. My September Papertrey Ink order arrived after travelling to Brazil on its way to Australia. 7 weeks is a really LONG time to wait when you ordered Christmas stamps to make your cards this year!  I hope my next order doesn't take quite so long to get here...

I think Mandi and Chrissie KNEW that I had ordered lots of LEAVES and would want to try them out, because that is the theme they chose for one-layer week at Less is More Challenge #41.  Woo hoo!

I have a few things to share. Two cards are one-layer cards with leaves.

First card:

I used:
Stamps: Think Big Favorites #8, Turning a New Leaf, Harvest Berries
Ink: SU! Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Early Espresso
Card: PTI White

Next card:
I made this card for my daughter's classroom teacher, to match the present I made her. The colours used are the same as the above card, I used Vintage Cream Card instead of white. The sentiment is from Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (I am loving this set). The leaves are Harvest Berries.

The present to match is a note book (A5 size), which I created a new front cover for:
The notebook has a hard frosted plastic cover (which I opened to take the photo). The pages inside are beautiful thick unlined paper. All stamps used here are Harvest Berries. The same colours again as above - Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Early Espresso.

And the last card I have to show you is the card I have made for my daughter's music teachers (I made three of the same card):
I love this card. Really LOVE it. The papers are SU! Mocha Morning, and KaiserCraft Sheet Music. The stamps are Stylish Sentiments: Holiday and Tag-Its #8. The Ink is Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake.

This week-end has been stunningly beautiful here in Brisbane. We've had the first hit of Summer weather this week. The temperature has been very (stinking) hot at times. This means that our family, between school swimming carnival and solo violin concert, have spent most the the last few days in the swimming pool. I'm lucky I got any card-making done at all!

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice for my Big Shot from my previous post. I appreciate your guidance, and I'm putting it to use. Some time soon you'll see the first projects using dies, embossing folders, and impression plates.



Marrigje said...

I love all the things you are showing here. The one layer cards are just great. The black in white christmas card and the notebook are beautiful.

Cath Wilson said...

Some lovely work here. Love your LIM card x

Chrissie said...

MY goodness you've been having fun, all of these projects are absolutely stunning!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

Beautiful work and a super LIM card.

Cassandra said...

Are you sure you should have telegraphed your punches so early - could give me a few ideas!!!! All gorgeous as usual

Linby said...

oh wow what great projects I love PTI too.

Mandi said...

These are terrific Michelle
Love the touch of red on the genko leaves

NB...Chrissie and I know lots and lots LOL

thank you
Mandi LIM

Kathyk said...

Oh my, what a fabulous collection - I don't know which to choose as my fave! The red really makes them "pop"


Suzilou said...

Oh WOW how busy have you been...hehe....what a fantastic collection, love the card and present idea and really like your last card, but they are all stunning :)

Lynne said...

Wow! They are all lovely.
Lynne xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful creations! I ADORE that Harvest Berries notebook! Your rocked out these cards~

T said...


Suzanne Russell said...

I love the "Sing" card too! All of them are really inspiring, but I can hardly wait to use this one as a launching pad for a card of my own! I bought the stamp set because of that one sentiment! :)

thanks, Suzanne

Jay Gee said...

PTI shipping to Australia is not the best :) These are wonderful projects Michelle.

Jenny said...

Not envious at all of these yummy stamps...for some reason I talked myself out of this set and regretted it ever since!!
Absolutely beautiful cards, all of them, such striking colours :)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

What a gorgeous set of cards! I just got the Harvest Berries stamps too and am so going to CASE a few of these!

Margaret said...

All gorgeous!
Margaret x

Donelda said...

wow Michelle, these are all awesome!! It was definately worth the wait!!

Aileen said...

Super projects. love the crisp greens with the touch of red. x

Unknown said...

these are super cute~!

nic said...

i am loving all that red and green--yum. your take on 'less is more' is absolutely stunning.

ps three cheers for a well-placed swimming pool! those things are sanity-savers, i tell you what.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous projects.

Lisa A. said...

Hi Michelle! Your cards are simply lovely!! Wow...I take so much for granted with Papertrey Ink so close...but it was worth the wait, your cards are beautiful!! I especially love the first how you combined Turning a new Leaf with Harvest Berries...sweet!! Your musical card is lovely, too...your daughter's teacher will love it!! Happy summer:)!!