Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Fresh flutterby

  • LOTV-hand written phrases
  • SU!- butterflies thinlit die
  • DCWV- fresh floral 12" paper stack
  • White glitter card
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Atyou spica pink glitter marker
  • 7x7" card blank

I chose 5 coordinating papers to work with the die cut for this card. I trimmed the 2 main papers to size for the card front, following the sketch layout. I then glued these down flat. I finished the joining edge using a line drawn with the pink glitter marker. I die cut the butterfly from white glitter card and glued this into position. I stamped the sentiment onto the yellow paper and matt and layered onto the pink paper. This was glued in place to complete the card. 

I would like to enter the following challenge:
Case this sketch #234


Happy reindeer

  • LOTV- happy reindeer stamp
  • SU!- flurry of wishes stamp set
  • SU!- softly falling textured impressions embossing folder
  • Memento'tuxedo black'ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- skin:E51,21,93. hair:E35,37. raindeer:E42,43,44,47,49&93. carrots:Y38,YR16,G14&17. aqua:BG10,32,23,49. pink:R81,83,85. white:C00,1.
  • Archival'jet black'ink pad
  • American crafts pink baker's twine
  • White cardstock & 6x4" card blank
I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the front of my cardblank. I embossed this to make a snowfall effect. I tied baker's twine around the top of the matt and tied a bow, before I glued it to the cardblank. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the image. I added a sentiment stamp below then glued onto the bottom of my card blank using foam tape for dimension.

The cgallenge I would like to enter:
Simon Wednesday says- for a child

Sunday, 13 August 2017

pretty peacocks

  • hunkydory especially for her luxury card collection: 'pretty peacock'
  • hunkydory little book of especially for her
  • teal & silver mirri card
  • a sheet of hunkydory cardstock I had spare from another set
  • my favourite things: stitched rectangle scallop edge frames die set
  • 7x7", 5x7" & 3 A5 card blanks

For this 7" square card, I cut the background to fit the card blank with a matt of teal mirri card, trimming off the top border. I then positioned the topper in the centre of the top section. I placed the message on the border beneath the topper. I completed the card with a trimmed down matching insert, which I will later stamp with a sentiment.
For the 5x7" card, I used the remaining cardstock to matt directly onto the card blank. I then die cut a frame from teal mirri card. I trimmed down a page from the little book to sit inside the frame and glued these onto the card. I cut down the insert to decorate the inside with an image and sentiment.
For the first A5 card, I used half a sheet of cardstock and positioned an image and sentiment topper on using foam. Again, I added a section of insert inside ready to add a message onto. 

For this A5 card, I trimmed the image from the remainder of the card above to use as a topper. I framed this with die cut teal mirri card. I used more mirri card to matt onto the card blank before adding a sheet of coordinating cardstock. I glued down the topper and completed the design with a sentiment border across the bottom.  The insert used the same image along with a message to finish off the inside of the card.
The last A5 card used the rest of the coordinating cardstock along with a page from the little book. I simply matted each onto silver mirri and glued to the card blank. I completed the inside with an insert which echoed the borders on the topper image.
 I love the pretty images in this collection, so I was pleased to make five good sized cards to make the most of it by adding a few extra bits from my stash.
I would like to enter the following challenge:

Thursday, 10 August 2017

yellow roses

  • DCWV fresh floral stack 12x12" paper pad
  • sentimentally yours 'elegant milestone birthdays' stamp
  • do crafts papermania stamp set (mum stamp...lost the packaging so I cant be certain)
  • archival 'sepia' ink pad
  • 7x7" kraft card blank
I chose this paper as the focal point for the card. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves from the background to fit the card front, making sure they remained connected as one piece. I took the remaining paper for the background and trimmed this to size as a matt on the card front. I then stamped the paper with the two sentiments, carefully positioned to sit together with the floral paper cut piece. Once the pieces were ready, I glued the paper flat onto the card blank, then added the flowers using foam pads to create dimension. It's fiddly work to fussy cut an image like this, but I think the results feel special enough to be a worthwhile celebration for a special someone's big birthday!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

monster mash

  • hunkydory tots to teens luxury card collection: monster mash
  • hunkydory tots to teens little book
  • 2 x A5 card blanks
  • holographic mirri card
For this card, I cut the backing cardstock down to fit the card front. I then added the layers of decoupage to the topper, using foam to create dimension. I added the topper to the card front along with a sentiment topper, both stuck down with foam pads. I completed the card with the matching insert, trimmed to fit in the card blank.


For the other card, I used the remaining paper matted onto the card front. I layered a page from the little book onto holographic mirri card to create a topper. I placed this onto the card front with a sentiment topper from the monster mash collection. I added the other half of the insert onto the inside to finish the card.

I still have a sheet of cardstock and the matching insert leftover from this collection. As these are just confetti with no monsters, I thought they could be used either with the little book or for other projects, so they have been added to my stash to use later on.

Friday, 28 July 2017

beautiful blue bird

  • hunkydory birdie blossoms luxury card collections: beautiful blue bird (& a sentiment from the 'home sweet home' collection)
  • silver mirri card
  • DL, 6x4", 6x6" & 8x8" white card blanks

For the largest square card, I cut the patterned card down and layered on silver mirri to fill the card front. I then positioned the image and sentiment toppers onto the front, using foam to add dimension.
I used the remaining cardstock to create this DL card. I simply covered the front with the patterned cardstock and added the three smaller toppers in the middle.
For the smaller square card, I matt and layered the front with the silver mirri card and a section of the half a sheet of patterned cardstock. The image and sentiment toppers completed the front.

For the 6x4" card, I added the remaining strip of patterned card onto the front with a mirri edge to the top and bottom. I used the last image topper from the set, glued down on foam, alongside a sentiment from the 'home sweet home' collection.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

birdie blossoms

  • hunkydory birdie blossoms luxury card collections: home sweet home
  • Hunkydory essential book of 2016 sentiments
  • silver mirri cardstock
  • A5, 5x7" & 5x5" square card blanks

For the first 5x7" card, I cut the patterned cardstock to fit the card front with a silver mirri border. I simply added the topper to the centre, using foam for dimension, as it has both the image and sentiment in one.
I used the other half of the cardstock to create the second 5x7" card. Again, I mat and layered the cardstock and mirri for the card front. I completed this with a sentiment from the collection in the bottom corner to balance the image in the top corner.

For the A5 card, I used the other half sheet of patterned cardstock to cover the front. As it felt a bit too fussy all over, I gutted the centre of the floral design to use on another card. This was covered with a matt and layer of mirri and white cardstock, sized to frame the image topper. I then added the topper, central on the panel and finished with a little sentiment topper in the bottom corner.

Using the floral cardstock taken from the centre of the card above, I was able to create a panel across a 5" square card, edged with mirri card. I added the remaining topper from the collection and finished with a coordinating sentiment I found in the essential book.