Just a quick post from me today with some good news.
I have been invited to be part of the new Crafty Boots Design team. This is really exciting for me as I have never done anything like this before, but I am really looking forward to it even if I am a little nervous.
Stephanie-Emma has chosen a fab team who are all really talented and I feel honored to be apart of it.
Our first challenges launches on the 5th of September so hope you can all join in.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
It was my Hubby's birthday yesterday so I made this card for him.
I used an 8 x 8 inch white card blank. Took a smaller peice of card and cut into 4 squares and coloured with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and used a small parcel stamp to create the background. I stamped the little boy image from Lili of the Valley in stone gray StazOn ink and coloured him in with water colour pencils and cut out using Grand Nesties circle dies and distressed around the edge with the same ink used on the background. I then cut a white scalloped matt out to put the picture onto. I cut out some small oval Nesties to added my peel off greetings onto.
Really enjoying making this style of card.
These cards were both made from Grand Labels One Nesties die for the cad base.
The Snowman card was made using white card coloured all over with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. I used some white card and stamped all over it using a snowflake stamp using the same ink and cut out to use as backing paper and cut a frame and inked with the same ink and used gold glitter glue which you can't really see on the picture. The white ribbon is from my stash. The Snowman was stamped in Frayed Burlap cut out with oval Nesties and matted on to a scalloped oval die coloured with the same ink. I cut smaller oval dies to stick my peel off greeting on to.
The red card is made using red textured card from my stash and a red and white paper from Polka Doddles Jingle Jangle CD, the frame was cut using the same textured red card and Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA used around the edge. The image is another die cut from Lili of the Valley using square Nesties and matted on to scalloped square Nesties. I used the smaller ovals again for my peel off greeting. The white ribbon is from my stash
When looking through some blogs I came across a tent style card and thought I would try making one. This was my first attempt, it took me quite a while to make but I'm glad I preserved as I was quite please with the outcome.
I used white pearlescent card and cut 2 scalloped circles using Grand Nesties and folded a piece of card to use as the tent bottom which is attached to inside of the card.
I cut two circles (again using Grand Nesties) of blue spotted paper from Polka Doodles Jingle Jangles Christmas CD and a piece of blue card from my stash to make the centre frame and added Cosmic Shimmer specialist pearl PVA around the edge.
For the picture I used a Reindeer image from the same CD and matted onto white pearl card cut with a smaller scalloped die. I used white organza ribbon to hang the image in the middle.
I think this Tilda stamp has to be one of my favorites I use her all the time.
After watching Nikky Hall from Polka Doodles demo a sepia tone picture using ProMarkers it gave me the inspiration to try it myself.
I cut and folded a 6 inch white card blank. Took a smaller piece of white card and used the Polka Dots That Special Touch mask to make the back ground using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I then cut and measured three panels, used Craft Concepts Cottage Floral embossing folder and again coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink going over it a couple of times to make it slightly darker and matted onto white card.
I stamped and coloured the Tilda stamp (sorry I can't remember what colours I used, will try and remember to make a note for the future) and cut her out using oval Nesties and distressed around the edges using the same ink as before and matted it on to a white scalloped oval again cut from Nesties.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the White Pearls around the edge and corners were created from the Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer specialist pearl PVA.
The white organza ribbon is out of my stash.
Sunday, 7 August 2011
After making the cards using the Lili of the Valley images, I realised that they wouldn't fit in to envelopes without damaging the flowers so I decided to make boxes for them.
I used white card, the same papers to match from the Cuddly Buddly website, and ribbon from my stash again coloured to match with ProMarkers.
I love the stamps from Lili of the Valley but couldn't decide which ones to buy when I came across the pre coloured die cut images, which gave me the opportunity to have lots of the images.
To make these cards I used white card blanks, downloaded papers from the Cuddly Buddly website and die cut images from Lili of the Valley. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon is from my stash which I coloured with ProMakers to get the shades I wanted to match the cards.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
For my Nieces 16th birthday I decided to make an easel card.
I used a piece of turquoise pearlesecnt card that I got in a pack from QVC and folded it to make my easel card blank. I then cut another piece of turquoise card to matt on to the bottom of my card blank. I cut two strips of silver mirror card, two strips of white pearlescent card and two strips of the turquoise card, matted and layered them and added one to the top half of my card to stick the dress embellishments on to (I can't remember where I got the dresses from as I had, had them for ages before I used them) and the second on to the bottom of my card blank to use as my stopper for the easel card and also to add my peel off greeting on to. I finished the card off with paper flowers and some gems from my stash.
I had great fun making this baby card for a friend last year.
I took an A5 card blank and folded half of one side to make the stand for my easel card. I then took a piece of silver mirror card and cut it to the same size as the A5 card blank and covered with textured white card leaving a small border and covered that with blue patterned paper again leaving a small border. I added some beading wire to make a washing line and embellished with stars, a bow and some cute little baby socks. I then cut the baby out and stuck on to a piece of textured white card and chalked around the edge with light blue chalk, punched a whole in the top and hung it from the washing line. I covered the base of the card blank with the same blue patterned paper and cut the sentiment out and matted on to blue and white card and finished off with some more stars.
The silver mirror card, white textured card and card blank came from my stash, all of the other elements came form the Sundae of Seasons CD by Polka Doddles