Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sparkly Forever Friends!

A little Forever Friends card I made, and I thought I'd liven it up with some sparkle borders and on the flowers!
Image: Forever Friends "Christmas Gift", coloured with Promarkers.
Papers: Both from Pink Petticoat "Wild Blossoms" collection
Embellishments: Die cut sentiment, Glamour Dust

Crafter's Companion Monthly #15 - Glitter & Glitz
Stamp & Create August - Critters
Totally Gorjuss #95 - As you like it
A Spoon Full of Sugar #163 - Party Time
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #115 - Anything Goes
Oldie but a Goodie #26 - Lots of Sparkle

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday!

This was quite a quick card I put together for my cousin's little boy who will be 3 years old Saturday.

Paper: DCWV Scrapbook Kit in a Stack "All Occasions"
Image: Bentley Bear with balloons from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine, coloured with Promarkers
Embellishments: Die cut sentiment, inked around the edges.

Sweet Stampin's Challenge - Babies & Little Ones
Just Tracy's Crafts - Happy Birthday

FlowerSoft - Thank You Bouquet

Here is the Thank You card I made for Rachel's parents, Helen & Duncan after the wedding.
I thought I'd have another go at a FlowerSoft bouquet as I hadn't done one for ages and had some new colours to play with!

Paper: Papermania Capsule Collection Lemon Sorbet
Embellishments: FlowerSoft Ultrafine Raspberry Fizz & Citrus Crush (plus the ribbon). Chipboard sentiment from a Cardmaking & Papercraft freebie.
Tools: Nestabilities Blossoms (for the aperture and cutting the tissue paper for the bouquet), Nesties deckled rectangles.

Allsorts #117 - You've Been Framed
Sir Stampalot August Challenge - Whatever You Fancy
Craft us Crazy #15 - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft #145 - Bold & Bright

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Wedding Box!

Here's the box I decorated for Rachel - I wanted to give her something to keep some of her wedding "memories" in, and also put a few little keepsakes in. I knew she had her something old, something new & something borrowed, but I thought she might need something blue (and a silver sixpence for her shoe)!

The flowers are handmade - a technique I learnt at a recent Trimcraft demo! Basically cutting some scalloped circles, wetting them, folding them/scrunching them, then securing with a brad.

Basics: Papermania nested box, Artiste Pearl "Ice Blue" acrylic paint
Embellishments: Chipboard bookplate, peel off, pearl brads, ribbon, gems
Tools: Nesties blossoms (for the flowers)

Allsorts Challenge #116 - Anything But A Card
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything But A Card
Creative Card Crew - Hand made flowers
Papertake Weekly - Blooms, Pearls & Free (gems)
Crafts and Me #48 - Blues
Crafty Your Passion #71 - Anything But A Card

Lots of embossing!

It's been quite busy round here lately - towards the end of July was my best friend from school's wedding, at which I was a bridesmaid, so lots of things to sort out for that.
Straight after that Mum & Dad went to Mexico for two weeks, and I started a locum job for two weeks so everything was quite manic (work, looking after the two dogs and trying to water all the outdoor plants in that little heatwave we had).
So I have made a few cards, but not had time to post them!
Here's the card I made for Rach's hen party (yes, I sent her an invite to her own hen party as she wanted a surprise...)

Image: Bay tree from the "Born To Shop" Go Green stamp set, coloured with Promarkers. The embossed stamps are from a Laura Ashley stamp set.
Tools: Heat gun, copper embossing powder, nesties deckled rectangles.

Crafty Catz #95 - Emboss It
Crafty Sentiment Designs - No Sentiment
One Stitch at a Time #75 - Anything Goes