Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Paper, paper, everywhere...

I've been having a grand time making things with all of the fantastic products sent by Graphic 45. There's a few things I can't show off just yet, but I've also made a few extra bits in an attempt to familiarize myself with the collections a little better.

Last night I pulled out A Ladies' Diary and Secret Garden and went to town making a few ATC's.

I've used Secret Garden Beautiful Blooms for the background of each and embellished with ladies from A Ladies' Diary Garden Stroll. The wings and butterflies are from Olde Curiosity Shoppe Butterfly Specifics Scrapbook Paper.
I've also used pieces from Secret Garden Tags & PocketsSecret Garden Stickers and Secret Garden Chipboard 1. Even a stamps from G45 Cling A Ladies' Diary 1 managed to sneak in.

Because I wanted these to be quick and painless (and because I misplaced my good scissors!) I used some beautiful Dresden scraps from Alpha Stamps, rather than fussy cutting the night away.

The pieces are finished off with some May Arts ribbons. I'm not really much of a ribbon person BUT these are truly gorgeous and divine quality. I've actually been thinking a lot about making ribbon flowers just so I can dive into the yummy stash on hand.
One last bit of gushing... Scor-Tape. If you're a paper crafter go out and buy some this minute. It's not messy. It's really sticky. It tears easily. It's soooo handy for ribbons and trims. Definitely a new staple for my craft room.


  1. Oh my stars these are wonderful!!!!!

  2. Yes, indeed. These are ALL gorgeous!

  3. Hi Nichola, Been away for a bit and just now went and viewed all the posts I have missed. WOW you have been really busy!!!! I love the Toads.....OH MY Goodness those are fantastic, I really love them. These ATC's are also fantastic, but then again all your work is.......

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent!!!

    Take care,

  4. This is such a clever and unexpected way to use these papers. I love that. That's one of the many reasons why G45 made such a good choice in you. You have really shown the possibilities within these paper lines by combining them...especially as fairies. Fabulous as always, Nichola.