Saturday, August 25, 2012

Betty & Maja

Good Evening,
Sandy here again. This week we have a really fun theme here at the Inspiration Blog; Christmas with Summer Papers. The DT members have used a mix of different papers, but what's evident is that Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics Collection as well as Pion Design's Studio of Memories Collection contain many papers that can be used for Christmas projects. Another Maja Design collection with papers suitable for Christmas projects is "Life in the Country". I've used both "Read a Book", "Kitchen Garden", as well as "Scent of Wild Flowers" in the past, but today I felt like red, so I went with "Summer Kitchen".

I used both the front and the back of the sheet; love gingham for Christmas and I think it goes so well with the candy cane. Same thing with the Baker’s Twine. The adorable image is “Betty with Candy Cane”from Whiff of Joy.

Yesterday Karita shared what her favourite product is of all the new products that have just arrived at the store, namely the kraft Mini Paper Bags & Tags from Melissa Frances. My favourite though are these Vintage Pearl Brads from Creative Charms:
They are available in white (as seen above) and in pink.
I bought some of these a couple of years ago when on vacation in the States and I've been looking all over the place for them ever since. As you can see, I couldn't resist using one straight away. :-) 
The stunning Drop Pendant is new and from Blue Moon Beads.
The Swirl is a Magolia Doohickey from the "Leaf & Swirl" Set.
 The flowers have been coated with Twinklets Diamond Dust, my favourite sparkly Christmas product, and of course I also used some Stardust Stickles (this is my all year around favourite :-)). While I'm at it, let's continue with the Ranger products; around the images I applied "White Opal" Liquid Pearls,
 all edges were treated with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the metal corner was painted with Gesso first and then a layer of "Picket Fence" Crackle Paint. Finally I also used some white Pom Pom Trim and Pearls from Melissa Frances, as well as some Cheese Cloth.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and please stop by tomorrow for Becky's Christmas project!


  1. Gorgeous card Sandy, I love those brads ;)
    Hugs, Becky x

  2. Wow Sandy,
    your card looks really wonderful.So many fantastic detail and the colours are so amazing.
    Many greetings

  3. Oh Sandy! What a stunner! Love all the details and embellishments. So much to look at, but done to perfection. Cute image too. I love these Maja papers they work for lots of different themes, I have even used the christmas ones for other seasons.
    Kat xx

  4. O my word I say this on Facebook... Stunning creation I just had to come over for a closer look.. Your makes are AmAzing and your blog is fab.. I'm your newest follower... Hugs May x x x

  5. what a stunning card, loving the brads