Monday, 30 May 2011

Less is More

I'm loving the clean and simple look at the moment as well as white on white - a bit of a change as I couldn't usually make a card that had any white showing at all lol. I used Tim Holtz tattered dies to make the flower which I then covered in Stickles glitter glue after I had inked all the edges with distress ink.. The centre of the flower is filled with tiny tiny green and blue coloured beads. I marked out a grid and embossed with my martha stewart score board. The sentiment was made on the computer and I added a little gem above the i.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Less is More - Pick a square
2 sisters - anything goes
CES challenge - embossing
Crafting for all seasons - anything goes


Friday, 27 May 2011

Lily of the Valley

For this card I have used a Lily of the valley cute square which I have  gizzed up with some glitter and glamour dust. I made the flower with Tim Holtz tattered florals die and some papers from Trimcraft. I added a little heart shaped button to the centre of the flower. The sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Crafting for all Seasons - anything goes
Truly scrumptious - anything goes
Creative card crew - anything goes


Monday, 23 May 2011

Top Three in Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge

Whoo hoo - I've just found out from my docrafts friends that I have come in the Top3 at Creative Inspirations paints in the challenge with a Butterfly theme. I entered the Elegant  Butterfly card which features a little further back in my posts. Here is the link to the site.


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Birthday Flowers

For this card I cut out an aperture using a nestie die cut and then cut another corresponding die shape in a smaller size which I attached to the front of the card from behind. This gives a nice coloured border to the aperture. I punched out some coloured and some white different sized daisy shapes and leaves which I arranged in one corner of the card. I lightly inked the edges of these. I added some pearls to the centres. The sentiment was made on the computer. I also embossed a line around the front of the card using my score board.

Sorry the pics aren't great but it is so dull, wet and miserable over here, the light is terrible so it's hard to get a decent pic.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Alphabet challenge - C for CAS
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Fab'n'Funky - make your own blooms
Penny's paper crafty- anything goes


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Another one for the box

This is a fab stamp which I stamped onto pearlescent card and then embossed with clear powder. The patterned paper is from DCWV Citrus pack and that is the last I have of it :( - it was a fave of mine loved the colour. I used a few nestie circles and there you have it - a  very simple but effective card.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Paper Pretties - use flowers on your card
Truly scrumptious - anything goes
a Spoonful of sugar - Anything goes


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Elegant Butterfly Card

I have made this card several times and I still love it. The butterfly is stamped and embossed on patterned paper and layered up with some wire and pearls for antenae and different sizes of pearls for the body. I added some cream embossed card and a circle of black cut with a nestie die. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Creative inspiration paint- inspired by butterflies
Scrappy Frog - anything goes
Our creative corner - monochromatic neutral


The Saga of my Jinxed Sunday!

Well what a weekend I have had! lol I have a demo and make and take for 35 on Thursday night and had decided to get a lot of the prep done on Sunday as I wasn't looking after my grandson this weekend. Everything was going to plan - I had decided what card we were going to make - sorted out the base card and the the card for matting and layering - got all the card blanks and envelopes sorted and bagged so all I had to do was print off some background papers and cut some nestie shapes. That's when things started to go downhill - got some pages printed off when the printer ran out of ink - that's fine I always have spare ink - got the new cartridge out inserted and nothing!  The printer refused to print Refer to printer documentation it kept telling me! I cleaned the heads, realigned, unplugged and rebooted till I was blue in the face and had wasted a couple of hours but nothing - it wasn't going to print even hubby couldn't get it going. So I needed a new printer - hadnt time to get one on Sunday as in the afternoon I had to go and see my parents who don't live near me. When I came home again I thought I'll update my blog been neglecting it for a few days but the blooming card reader wouldn't read the card so I couldn't upload any photos -you need a new one my hubby informed me. Ok I'll cut out my nestie shapes and yes you have guessed I broke not one but two plates including my spare so have to wait for Cutting edgecrafts to get me one asap which they will cause they are brilliant! So that's the saga of my Sunday but things are track again now - got a new printer, new card reader and new plates!

Just a quick post of a few cards I have made for my box- I'm posting them singly as I want to enter them into some challenges.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Cupcake challenge - in the garden
Hippitywithippity challenge- flower or flowers
One stitch at a time - anything goes


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

White on White

I'm loving making these white on white cards-love the texture you can get. This one has an oval aperture cut out of the front and I have used a Marianne die of a bird on a branch. I embossed around the edge of the card using my scoreboard. I used a Marianne die of a bird on a branch which I embossed with a daisy embossing board. I  Cut another branch and bird but cut off the bird and punched some flowers. These I also embossed and added some pearls to the centre. I gave the bird a little blue gem for an eye. I think you could use this card for any occasion but I have added a sympathy sentiment made on the computer. 

I am entering this into the following challenges
Papertake weekly - punches or diecuts
Less is more - White on white
Divas by design - anything goes

Monday, 9 May 2011

Butterflies and Blossoms

Another card in the same mode as the last one but this time in an all white colourway. I have used some embossed card, punched flowers, leaves and butterflies and a few pearls. The cardstock used throughout was white linen.The sentiment was printed directly onto the cardstock.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Crazy challenge - Anything goes
Kaboodle doodle challenge - lots of layers
Make it Monday - anything goes
Less is More - white on white
Flutterby Wednesday - use butterflies or fairies


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Floral Aperture

Morning All
Haven't been on blogging for a while but I was feeling a bit jaded and had very little inspiration but I think my mojo has returned in the last few days - either that or its blind  panic cause I have a demo and class in 10 days time for 35  and I haven't started my prep yet!!lol
This card was inspired by one Ruth made recently and showcased on her website here. I cut the front of a 6x6 card just under half way and then cut a strip the same size as the piece still connected to the card and then attached them together using the die cuts and flowers.
I have used a Sizzix die from the flowers, leaves and branch set and some daisies punched from different sized woodware punches. I added some pearls and an embossed border to finish. The little sentiment was made on the computer. I like this card and am going to play around more with this idea.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Crazy for Challenges - lots of flowers
Divas by Design - anything goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - white and one other colour
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes