Saturday, 14 May 2016

#GDP035 and TimeOut#56

Hi everyone!!!

I've got two cards to share tonight!!!!

The first card I've made to link at the Global Design Project Blog where the theme for the week is: Project Life!!!!

You can enter cards as well so I made the following card:


I tried to get a PL feel by working with patterned papers that I cut into panels and rounded the corners to look like PL cards.  The patterned papers are from my stash and I don't know who it's from.
Leaf stamp and die from PTI.    Flower die from MFT.
The die cut word was a gift from a friend.
To add even more of a PL look I've put an acetate overlay on the 'happy' panel to have it look as if it's in a plastic pocket.

The next card I will be linking at the Time Out Challenges Blog where you are to CASE this card by Kay Miller:

I was inspired to make this card:

Leaves stamp and die from PTI.
Flower, flourish and note book edge dies from MFT.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Heartfelt Condolences'.

In my previous post I mentioned that I was busy with machine embroidery work and I've said that I will share photo's of what I've done, so here are the pillowcases I embroidered for a friend of mine's daughter:

It might not look like it, but a lot of work went into doing this!!!  I worked for hours to get to the point where I could finally sew the designs on the pillowcases.  But now I've got everything worked out and it will take a lot less time to do more of these.  I am doing these two sets for my niece, who is getting married in two week's time, too.   And of cause the idea came from Pinterest and I think it is going to become very popular shortly!!!  I'm considering making sets to sell.

I got an order for cards from the florist/gift shop in town that sells my cards, so I will be making lots of cards tomorrow and will hopefully have all ready by Tuesday to deliver at the shop!!!!

I'll be calling this a day now - going to link my cards quickly and then it's off to bed!!!!

Hope you're having a great weekend!!!!
Thanks for the visit and hope to see you again soon!!!!


Paula Dobson said...

Petra, I love that you made your own PL "cards to make you first card. A lot of PL cards are printed much the same as DSP, so it just goes to show how inter-changeable they can be in albums or cards, as you have shown here. Thanks for helping us showcase Project Life at Global Design Project this week.

Hannelie said...

Hi daar! Sjoe jys was besig met die allermooiste goed!
Jou kaartjies is Amazing ( kan nie aan n beter Afrikaanse woord dink nie :)
Veral die Case van Kay! wow, wow, wow!
Jys so gelukkig om n kaartjie bestelling te kry, maar ek verstaan hoekom! Dis so mooi!
En weer bewys jy jy's n vrou van vele talente! Daai kussingslope lyk fantasties!
Hier is my huis weer leeg vandag. Sopas terug vd lughawe af, al2 dogters terug na hulle eie nessies :,(
Mooi Sondag vir jou !

Brian King said...

I love how you've used these cards to make a beautifully graphic and clean birthday card. What fun! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project theme challenge - glad you did.

I Card Everyone said...

Petra!! OH do I love the yellow flower on your darling birthday card - gorgeous, fun patterned paper no matter whose it is! I think you should make another as a wedding card to go with those fabulous pillow cases - beautiful work! CASEing Kay seems like a perfect fit for you - LOve the grey/green combo - we'll be CASEing your cards soon, I hope! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous makes as ever Petra dear friend! Those pillowcases are fantastic! What a brilliant idea! They most definitely will get to be very popular! I should think they would sell very quickly! Have a wonderful weekend my friend and thank you for sharing with us! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Petra. The yellow flower is so pretty on the first one... rounding the corners of the panels did make the paper look like PL card... well done! Great idea! The white layered flower is so elegant on the second card. I also like the swirls and the green border. Amazing pillows! Love the style of the lettering.

GerJanne said...

Hoi Petra,
Je kaarten zijn echt weer geweldig en ik snap wel dat ze jouw kaarten in de winkel willen hebben. Dat trekt klanten en die kopen dan meteen wat anders, misschien.... Even hard aan het werk dus!
Het geborduurde textiel is ook super!! Wat een geweldige slopen. Ik geloof graag dat dat heel veel werk was.
Lieve groetjes en succes!

Rosemary said...

the cards are amazing (of course!!!)... love you take on the time out inspiration card! love, love, love embroidered pillows!! they are fabulous!

Gerrina said...

Your cards look both so fresh and crisp! The TIME OUT entry is a beautiful one! Love the diecut elements! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Irene said...

Als ik een winkel had zou ik jouw prachtige kaarten ook in de verkoop willen Petra! Elke keer kijk ik vol bewondering wat je met eigenlijk heel weinig doet en deze 2 zijn daarop geen uitzondering...fabulous job again ...pff zucht hihi!
Ik heb absoluut niet het idee dat je borduurproject er als redelijk eenvoudig uitziet en geloof heel graag dat er uuuuren werk in zit maar dan heb je ook wel iets heel erg leuks en aparts. Ik denk dat je hier ook opdrachten voor gaat krijgen en dat het zeker zal verkopen......als je straks nog maar wat tijd over houdt hihi!!

xx Irene

My Paper Cat said...

Your pillowcases are great. I have seen the idea on Pintrest and thought it's ultra cute. Do you have a special embroidery sewing machine or have you just done it with a normal machine?

Anita in France said...

That sunny yellow bloom against the black is gorgeous, Petra ... so dramatic ... and fabulous paired with the graphic DP! What a beautiful CASE of Kay's card ... the fresh green is just lovely with the crisp white ... and that delicate spray of splatter ... perfect! Those pillowcases are fantastic ... stylish and so much fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Petra and those pillow cases are wonderful! Your "Project Life" card looks exactly like PL products.

Joyce said...

Two beautiful cards, Petra. I especially love the card you made for Time Out--thanks for playing with us there. And, those pillow cases--what an amazing gift of love. They are beautiful and whimsical. I'll bet they sell like hotcakes, if you decide to make more of them to sell.

Martha said...

Petra, your cards are simply beautiful. I love how the pretty yellow flower pops against the black and white.

And, OH MY, I love the embroidered pillowcases. You ROCK!

Desire Fourie said...

Pragtige kaartjies Petra. Hou baie van hoe jy die blomme op elkeen gerangskik het.
Mooi bly
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Pat said...

Wow, you have been busy Petra and the pillowcases are fabulous! Two beautiful cards too. The first is very striking with the pretty flower matching the background paper and the CASEing of Kay's lovely card is so elegant with the green, grey and white and your signature sentiment with white on black really stands out, also the prettily spattered background and pearls finish it so well. x

Monika Reeck said...

Pillowcases oh so adorable
I cant sewing Petra and look at this then I feel ooh if I am your neighbour I can ask you to make some for me hehehe
Petra Sorry I am so late to commenting
but now...
I loovee that bold black on your first card so adorable with yellow flower and the fit DP too with black and yellow threeangle
and the time out card ooh woooww
that is your version soo cool so adorable and so CAS also so beautiful
love it much and love the colors not pink and sweet
graet post Petra
will catch up soon