Monday, February 14, 2011

A bit of Inspiration ....

I was looking through a Martha Stewart Living magazine I got from the library (I got abit hooked on this mag when we were in Hawaii - the magazine, you understand, NOT the show), and was struck by this stunning photo
Martha Stewart Living October 2010
I loved the dramatic orange and black but with alittle Kraft and green.  So I just had to try and interpret that image for a card (ooh!! the photo didn't turn out too badly)
It's hard to see but there is glaze on the black thingys which makes it look brighter.  And I am never cutting out that flower again!!!

What you need

Cardstock - PTI Kraft, Orange Zest, White
Stamps - PTI Inside and Out: Birthday;  Verve Merry Wishes;  Wplus9 Ever After
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black;  SU Pumpkin Pie;  PTI Chai Vintage Touch
Copics - YR12, 15, 18;   YG11, 13, 17;  Multiliner 0.5
Sakura Glaze Pen
Ribbon - SU Pear Pizzazz taffeta
Pearls - Kaisercraft

I  thought I might also share with you the cards I made in early January, when I couldn't find any inspiration of my own.  I went to Niki Estes and Debbie Olson using Cosmo Cricket paper, of which I have tons.  These are afew of the cards I seriously cased.

I really enjoyed making them, there is lots of stitching, which I hadn't done before but find very therapeutic (as well as the colouring). 

And one final but very pleasant piece of news, the wonderful Katina Killey sent me a little blog award. 
So I gratefully accept, thank you Katina, and now I will pass it on to some of my favourite bloggers who inspire me and provide neverending encouragement.  And they, in turn will pass this onto some of their must read blogs.

Please enjoy their beautiful blogs, these are very talented ladies.


  1. Thank you Cassie, you are very generous.
    I love, love, love the orange and black card. You are a professional cutter-outer. :-)

  2. Cassandra, So much goodness in one blog post! LOVE your interpretation of the MS pic but LOVE your addition of green! This is a Super FAB card. LOVE all of your others, especially the one that asks if we are really supposed to USE our supplies! So sad but TRUE! THX for my award. I will post it proudly but FIRST, tell me what Liebster means!!! LOL! I LOVE that you are my blog friend!

  3. Wow so many beautiful cards in one post, they are amazing!! thank you so much for the award, I will post it on as soon as I can
    Love Jenni

  4. Thank you for the blog award. I love all your colouring....looks fab. BTW, can you cut me out some of the flowers??? LOL. Love that card too.

  5. Cassandra, FINALLY I posted my FAB award (had to look up Liebster in Google Translate! LOL!) and it is now posted on my blog! THX so much!

  6. Yikes, that is a LOT of inspiration...all of it so very lovely!!!!

    As per the dog...perhaps I should have posted the picture of the hole Daisy chewed in the carpet under our dining room table last week. It's surrounded by gold fur and little pieces of string from the rope toys. Or maybe the pictures of our back yard, which looks like it's been bombed because of all the craters she's dug.

    Get the cat.

  7. These are FABULOUS!!! xx


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