Sunday, 8 January 2012

Patterned Paper


Happy New Year!

Well is has been a month since I have added a new post to my blog.  I have missed making cards and creating a post, but it was a busy month for me in December with some full time work for a few weeks and then Christmas.  I still got to make a few cards as I needed them for Christmas, including some pocket cards for gift cards, but I never had time to post them here.

Hopefully now I will be able to get back into regular card making and blog posting again and I am looking forward to that.  This morning was also the first Hero Arts 90 Minute Scramble for 2012 which I enjoy taking part in.  It was a great way to get back into creating cards.  I did make another card the other day for my husband for our wedding anniversary which is tomorrow, but I will post that later, in case he see it here before I have given it to him. 

I enjoy the 90 minute scrambles, but it takes a bit of coordinating as it is at 8am on a Sunday morning here in New Zealand.  I need to get myself organised for the scramble, take part in the scramble, get the kids and myself breakfast and also ready for church for 10am.  If you wish to take part, take a look in the Hero Arts Flickr group.  It is a lot of fun and great to see so many wonderful creations in such a short time.  This morning's challenge was set by Karen and the challenge was to use patterned paper.  I have bought various sheets/packs of patterned paper, but I hardly ever use them, so it was a good opportunity to have a go.

This is what I came up with.

Flower card using patterned papers

I used the Hero Arts Cling Flower stamps (CG290 Four Flowers). I stamped the flowers onto the patterned paper and cut them out. I also used the same paper for the background. I added some gems and the sentiment to finish off the card.

Thanks again for stopping by and for your comments.  


  1. Beautifully done Angela. That is very pretty paper. Like you I have a bit of PP but don't use it as much as I should.

  2. What pretty paper - and a stunning card. I have only just started using dp for more than just backgrounds!