Category Archives: Pretty Petites

Thursday Treasures! Sketch time!

This week I plunged straight in with the sketch!

I chose a bright and bold patterned paper for the base which I felt echoed the idea of the circles in the sketch and created this page for myself.


I used a dark brown coredinations with a coordinating red core and sanded back the strips of that and created little pennants. I also used a little scrap of Crumb Cake to break up the area under the photo. Then the punched out little stamped labels with hearts which I did in Gumball Green to try and echo the leaf colour. And then used the reverse of the Coredinations to create the journaling pieces.

Simple, not 100% following the sketch but reminiscent of it!

Would love to see what you create if you play along.

Happy crafting!


Colour my Monday! Crisp Canteloupe

Happy Monday all! Welcome to the beginning of the week! Time to play with some colour!

This week is my favourite of the In Colors for 2013-15 …


Oh I could use this colour all the time! So delicate, fresh and pretty!

Unlike the last two weeks where I struggled with what to do… I knew immediately which stamp I wanted to use to show off this colour… And the technique I wanted to use too!


This stamp is a Sheena Douglass stamp I bought in a set from Create and Craft ages ago. Isn’t it just fab! So so detailed and yet so different rom everything else I have! I knew that this stamp would look fab using the delicate Crisp Canteloupe.

I actually stamped it in Baked Brown Sugar and then used the Crisp Canteloupe to watercolour the image in, using the stamp linearly as a guide for light and dark areas.

I then matted the stamped image onto Early Espresso and a piece of the gorgeous Soho Subway dsp which is the same colour. How fab!

The finishing touches were the little pennants in the Early Espresso, the mats in the Early Espresso & Crisp Canteloupe, the rhinestones and sentiment from the Pretty Petites punched out of the cardstock and layered with a dimensional.

Gorgeous! Just love this card! I actually made this for a dear friend whose birthday was last month so this has had to wait an entire month to be shown! She is an architecture junkie just like me and I knew she would love it when she saw it!

Happy crafting!