Monday, 30 September 2013

Everything Eleanor and Mocha Morning Specialty

I have a stash of Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper because I love it so much and couldn't bear to let it go when it retired!

And when I saw this weeks challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, I actually "saw" the paper in my mind's eye....giggle!  Oh dear, I'm a craftaholic!

Everything Eleanor is becoming a much loved stamp set for me, and I think it goes beautifully with the paper. Of course I've only used the bird and label stamps mainly because the paper already offered so much in terms of pattern, but the stamp set has gorgeous flowers and a stunning flourish as well; plenty of stamping opportunities really!

Tip:  When cutting squares of paper that you want to be of equal size, and equal distance apart, it's a good idea to use a guilotine or cutter that has a guide on it that you can set to the correct dimensions.  That way, you'll know all your pieces are the same size.  Even a millimetre difference can look really out of balance especially when you're using papers and cardstock with a lot of contrast, like these patterns on black.

Everything Eleanor available in wood mount #131987 $63.95 or clear mount #124164 $50.95.  The medallion coordinates with the 2 1/2"circle punch.  
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor & Curly Cute (R)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Paper: Mocha Morning Specialty (R)
Ink: Black Staz On, Crumb Cake
2 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, 3/4" square punch (any sized square will work).
Pearl Jewels

Thanks for looking!  I hope you find time to craft today.


  1. What a great sketch and card. The banners look great and love the colour scheme.

  2. Lovely - so elegant! Thanks for king us at FMS!


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