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Monday, 28 March 2011

Butterfly card

I brought a new die (my christmas present to myself) which took quite some time to arrive, but it finally has, and here is my first card I made with it. I made the flowers myself with a retro flower punch with quilled centres which I added a bit of glitter to.
Here is what I used:
Embossing folders: Cuttlebug, Swirls and birds,  Universal, Budding vine
Dies:  Spellbinder, classic scalloped oval, classic oval, cuttlebug, vintage corners
Ribbons and lace
Flowers: retro flower, quilled centre with sparkles and hand cut out leaves.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Swinging Sweetheart

I have made this card to enter some challenges.  I love pink cards, so decided to use some Designer paper I have had for a while.  This one is called 'Cutie Patootie "Coverall"', I managed to find some lace that was a similar shape to the scalloping at the bottom of the paper.  I finished that off with a pink satin ribbon and bow.  The frame behind the swing is an oval and scalloped oval nestabilities done with the white one that I embossed  with my cuttlebug birds and swirls embossing folder.  The tilda and swing were stamped and then coloured with water colour pencils.  The 3 butterflies were also stamped with some 'stamp effects' emony shimmer embossing power.  The flowers are ones I have made with punches that I learned from Angie at Penny Flowers.  3 different shades of pink ultimate roses.  3 bell flowers with pearl stamens, a couple of punched little blossom flowers also with pearl centres.  Finally 3 leaves punched with the Ash Family leaves punch that I bought from Fat cats card corner.  I made the tag on the computer and then cut out the shape with a template I have.  Then I cut a border in the pale green around it to finish the tag.

Lastly I made a box with my Martha Steward Scoreboard, and then decorated it with the same designer paper and green contrast.  Finally I did the inside with the same designer paper and contrast paper.      
The challenges I have entered with this card are:
Papertake Weekly challenge,'Triple-Tastic' - 3 of something on the card
Sir Stampalot, 'Spring is in the air' - Make a card with fresh greens, yellows and/or blossom pinks
Truly Scrumptious -'Tag it' - tags, tag-shaped cards, cards with tags on them.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

My first Tilda!

I wanted to share with you my first try at a Magnolia Tilda stamped card.  I was involved in a swap with our Penny Flowers group, which was to make a teapot or tea cup card and send it to a person in our group that was randomly picked for us.  I decided to do the teapot card as an easel card, I had seen some lovely ones on the Internet, with various different layouts and I just love all the magnolia cards with the lace and flowers and pretty designer papers, so I thought it was a good opportunity to have a go at one. I am very pleased with the result, and am thoroughly hooked on the Magnolia-licious type cards (which are another card group I have just joined). I coloured 'Jam Tilda' with watercolour pencils, with some kindyglitz highlights, she is sitting on an oval and scalloped oval background done with Spellbinder dies.  I sponged light blue stamp ink around the edge of the oval after I had embossed it with the Birds and swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Lace, gingham ribbon, blue crystals, and a pearl heart embellishment all helped lift the two different designer papers that I had used. The base of easel was done with the classic circle and scalloped circle nestabilites, and I printed the saying on the computer.  Lastly the flowers are some ultimate roses in two different colours and a pompom flower which I did some kindy glitz on the centre quilled centre.  Angie who I sent the card to loved it which was wonderful to hear.    

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Lattice Card with Penny Flowers

This is my first attempt at a Lattice card, I have been seeing them on lots of different blogs and card websites and thought they were really beautiful but had never had a go with one.  I dedided to have a go so that I could use some of my 'Cottage Daisies' that I had learned from our group Penny Flowers, made with a punch bunch small teardrop and small sun punch.  The leaves are done with the Ash family punch bought at FatCatsCardCorner, the outside shape is done with a Spellbinder Nestabilities Label number four.  Then some peelcraft stickers and a couple of gems to bling it up.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Early Mother's day cards

I was asked by a colleague from work to show her some Mother's day cards, so that she could be ready to send one away early, but I didn't have very much to show her.  I set to and made a few different ones, so that she could have a choice.  These are the ones I put together for her to choose from.

Firstly a simple one done with the cuttlebug stylised flower embossing folder, coloured in with chalks and edged with the Martha Stewart Doily lace border punch.  The word Mum is done with the Cuttlebug alphabet set.  Then just a bit of bling on the border.  The scoring was done with the Martha Stewart score board.  This is one of the cards she ended up picking. 

The second one I decided I would try using one of the Cuttlebug vintage corner dies and put eight of them around the border.  The mauve frame is a Marianne frame that I bought from fatcatscardcorner.  The message was printed on the computer, the stamp was a Kiwi Impressionz one from some time ago.  I coloured them with Aqua coloured pencils.

 The next one is a Penny Black stamp again coloured with water coloured pencils.  The message is done on the computer.  Two different designer papers to make up the background.  Finally the Doily is a Marianne Design Creatables Designer Doily #8245, and finally a little bling with some pink crystals.

Lastly one I saw on the internet some time ago, sorry I don't remember where, but I love butterfly cards, so had saved the idea.  I cut out 6 squares 1" square, and then framed them with a similar colour.  Then punched out 6 butterflies and put them on at random places on the 6 squares.  The scoring is done with my Martha Stewart Scoreboard.  It is wonderful for doing lots of very even lines.  I was quite please with the result. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Girl rule!

Some more Digi stamp that I madeto give a my neice at some stage.  I got the digi stamp from bodil's scrappeverden.  The wee mauve cutie was coloured with Aqua water colour pencils and I have sponged the edge with Versa color ink pad.  The frames is the nestabilitis Label four. The roses I made, the leaves are the Ash family punch available at fatcatcardcorner
The border is the Fiskars apron Lace.  Then some little butterflies in her hair and on the top rose is a punch. (not sure what brand it is)

This one is done with two layers of the Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch and the pink corners are the cuttlebug Vintage corner die. The centre is with the classic oval and scalloped oval nestabilities.

This one was done with the classic circle and scalloped circle nestabilities.  Again the corner is done with the Cuttlebug Vintage corner die.  The flowers are Stampsplus white paper daisies that I sponged with Versa Color ink pads to match the doodlebug design paper and then matched it up also with buttons.   

Baby Boy Card

I found a wonderful site bodil's scrappeverden . I hope they don't mind me posting it, but they have some really lovely digi stamps and I made a really cute baby boy card using some of my rosese and other flowers.  I coloured in the stamp with some Aquapencils and sponged the edge of the circle with a versa color stamp pad.  The circle and scalloped circle are both nestabilities.  The border is the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border punch.  The roses and bluebells I made, and the rose leaves were made with another Martha Stewart punch - Rose leaf.  The other leaves were done with the Ash Family punch available at fatcatscardcorner

Gift boxes

At the moment I have been working on a craft workshop I am going to run at the Local Library where I work, for some children that are 10-14 years old.  I am going to do some iris folding cards ready for Mothers day, but I thought it would be nice to do a gift box that they can also give their Mum's with either a gift in it or for them to use for putting little bits of jewellery in! They will be given a box, and then will select from a selection of papers and ribbons to decorate the box and then will be shown how to make the rose to go on top.  I hope they will like this.