Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Early Bird" by Cosmo Cricket

Cosmo Cricket's "Early Bird" line remains one of my all-time favourites.  I bought the whole collection and later won a crafting kit from Cosmo's blog, so I have TONNES of this paper... and I'll probably still be broken hearted when it finally runs out!  Here's three sweet cards I made with this beautiful collection.

October Afternoon - Schoolhouse, Modern Homemaker, and Campfire

I waited SO long for the new October Afternoon lines to arrive at my LSS.  They were debuted last summer and finally came into stock just before Christmas!  I've had a lot of fun with these three beautiful lines and here are a few of my favourites:

From the Schoolhouse line:

From the Modern Homemaker line: 

From the Campfire line: 

Love is in the air...

With valentine's day coming up, I've been making a lot of love cards... my husband may end up with a week worth of cards instead of just a day... who else will I give them all to?!

I absolutely love this first one; I inked the embossing folder (woodgrain folder by Tim Holtz for Sizzix) before dry embossing the cardstock.  The effect is just beautiful!

Layout copied from an issue of "Cards" by Northridge Media.  I love the layout for this one and it combines many of my favourite papers from October Afternoon.  Really happy with how this one turned out! 

This patterned paper remains one of my all-time favourites.  I love those simple little line drawings!  I bought two sheets of it when I got married (summer of 2007) with the intention of making a scrapbook with it; that never happened by it has made a few good cards over the years! 

This one is CASE'd from the February issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.  I love the layout and the sentiment.  The font is the beautiful "Amelie" from and the padlock, from the Vintage Findings cartridge by Slice, was cut five times and stacked for dimension. 

Pretty in Pink

This first card was inspired by SFYTT090410.  I wasn't really thrilled with it as I was creating it, but I think the end product came together nicely.  I love the sentiment (from Technique Tuesday) and the pretty pastel papers (American Crafts "Letterbox" collection.)

This next card was made to welcome my cousin's first baby, due at the beginning of February.  I make a quilt for each new arrival into our family; hers is ivory, pink and brown so the card was made to match.  That adorable onesie stamp is from one of the Kim Hughes collections by Cornish Heritage Farms.  Love her work! 

Big Squares

I've got a TONNE of new stuff to share with you!  I figured I'd break it down in to a few smaller, more manageable posts.

These first two cards are a couple of big (5x5") square ones; I rarely make square cards but I'm always pleased with them when I do!  I used the big squares to take on two of the new lines by Cosmo Cricket, "Pixielicious" and "Togetherness."  Both of these cards are pretty much CASE'd from the Cosmo Cricket website; why mess with perfection?