Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Papertake Weekly - A Perfect Match

Good morning folks,
I'm trying to get back into entering challenges this week so I'm starting off with the PTW one which is; This weeks challenge is to make a matching set! You could make a matching card and envelope, a card and tag, a card and ATC, a LO and a tag - the combinations are endless!

The papers and embellishments are from the We are Memory Keepers White Out range, I was given a heap of it for a recent magazine feature and I'm still using up the scraps, can you blame me? It's gorgeous! The image is the Holly on the High street download.
I've often cut into the pattern on patterned paper so that I can intermingle the image and the background but I've never thought of curling the design up like I did with this, it just came to me like a bolt from the blue! Don't you just love it when that happens?

Then I decided to do something else that I don't normally do - decorate the inside!
The little envelope opens up to hold money or some other little gift..

I had some of the gorgeous red paper left so I decorated a box to match....

This was one of those boxes that you get jewellery in at ASDA, they're dead easy to cover.

There is also a lined envelope which you can just about see in the main feature.

So, that's it! I hope you liked it, thanks for looking.

Louise xx


JanJ said...

Stunning, your work is just so gorgeous, i love the cutting into the papers, what a brilliant effect. I don't mean to gush, but I'm inspired by your work

Jan x

Juliet said...

Gorgeous work Lou - those papers really do look lush. I love these images to bits (did I tell you that?)
Juliet xx

Paula's ponderings said...

Fabulous Lou! Love em all. That papercurling idea is a must use! Those images are so lovely to work with!!

steph said...

These are gorgeous Louly! I love that red paper - and how you cyt the green floral paper! Great idea! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

pretty-pink-cards said...

They are just so fun and funky. Great set

Caroline x

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Absolutely stunning! Very impressive! Sarah x

Sue said...

I love this set, so much work went into them. I love how you cut out the leaves on the paper. Really gorgeous

Sue xx

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Gorgeous, stunning, fabulous!!! I'm overwhelmed by how FAB these all are! The papers are YUMMY!
I am SO following your blog!
Zee xx

Marlou said...

well these are just stunning Louly!!!! fablous papers I agree!!!
and the image is so trendy :)
about the ♥♥♥ LOL , very easy, hold down your Alt key and press 3 at same time {the no.3 from the numbers at side of your keyboard not the top row} I made them red by simply highlighting them when im writing a post and changing the colour :) delighted to see you blogging regularly again, as I know its not always easy to continually blog hugzz x

Gez said...

So glad I stopped by......I just love your 'curly' bits! What a fab idea.
Good luck with the daily challenges.
Gez. xx

danemi1 said...

gorgeous work - is some of that paper - Nonsense - I have just this afternoon taken delivery or some and it looks the same - you have done it proud if so

Elaine x

Julie said...


Dawny P said...

Louly these are just perfect. I love the way you cut the leaves out, and the paper is heavenly. The image of course is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at PTW xxx

My Little Space said...

Louise, your matching set is stunning. Glad you enjoyed the challenge.


Kathy said...

fab projects Lou - I love the idea of decorating the inside of the card and adding a little gift pocket

Ruby said...

Ooh, these are lovely. I love the way you have cut out the paper and lifted it, it looks fab!! The colours you have chosen are gorgeous too :o)

cathy said...

This card is simply gorgeous!!!