I think I have mentioned before that I love Kelly Lunceford's cards. Well I really love what she does with the Papertrey "Time for Tea" stamp set (see this one). I would love this set but it is not available in Australia. It is $24 on line but the shipping is $27 !!! how ridiculous is that ? So the best I could come up with was this:
I found a couple of chipboard teapots (wonder what on earth I bought those for??), and although it was really too big I think it turned out OK and I was sooo pleased that I hadn't thrown out the Royal Albert ribbon that came on a gift pack.
One of my Daughter's friends required something a bit more exciting than a teapot so I opted for an evening handbag. I saw one on a blog ages ago but couldn't find it when I went back to have another look.
and while I was in the fashion mode I made this:
It is a fun set from Hero Arts - there are three other shoes in the set but I always seem to ink this one up.
I love the Top Note shape from Stampin' Up, and have been hand cutting it for a while now. I have been told that I can use the SU die with my Cuttlebug but wanted to find out for sure before I buy it.
I have a couple more things to show but will keep them for next time.
I think fiddling with the punches is good fun. There are a few people out in blogland who do some very clever work with their punches. If you don't believe me then you must have a look at this from Jackie Topa.
However, my favourite punch art lady is Ellen Kemper whose work always makes me smile. She did this gorgeous lady bowler and I immediately knew that this was one I would need to case. My friend is a Lawn Bowler so I had to make the bowler more sedate and as you will see Ellen has nothing to fear from my attempt at copying. It was fun to do although I need a lot more practice on the face. (OK, and a lot of the other bits too - but I don't have all the necessary punches - that's my excuse)