Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Little Girl Birthday

Welcome - thank you for visiting - I do appreciate you calling by.

Our Grand daughter is about to turn two, and this is the card I made for her.

I love this image from Bugaboo Stamps, Summer Peek Flower Pot, which was one of the first freebies I ever downloaded.

I coloured her with chalks, then edged the card with worn lipstick distress ink and doodled faux stitching with a sparkle gel pen.

I added some Kindy Glitz to the flower centres for some added sparkle.

The sentiment was gold embossed, cut with a ribbon tag die and sponged with worn lipstick ink before removing the die, and mounted with a red gingham ribbon.

For added colour, sparkle and texture I stuck these adhesive strips of glittered card across the bottom.  I was given a packet of four of these strips some time ago and do not know where they came from.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Green Birthday

I am still with family, but thought I would blog this card that I made before we left home. It was made for a very dear friend who loves green.

This card started with some 'scraps' I had on my desk - the dp, which IRL is dark and light green abstract, was already embossed with the Floral Fantasy folder by Provo Craft, and I cut the edge using some Spellbinders Edgabilites I won as blog candy from the lovely 
Nina B, who designed them.

This was laid over some ribbon and mounted onto some sparkly green card.

The sentiment was stamped, embossed and cut using a labels 10 die, and sponged before the die was removed.  

The butterflies were punched from the sparkly card and had pearls added.

I added a wee bow of the ribbon at the top of the sentiment - the sparkle of the ribbon shows a little here, but IRL it really catches the light.

The pearl flourish was the final touch. In this image you can see some of the true colour of the dp.

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Quiet Blog

Welcome to this post - this is not about craft, rather it shows why my blog may be a bit quiet over the next week or so........... 

on Thursday we welcomed into our family another grandson.

He is a lovely wee fellow and is now home being loved by his big sister and grandparents - and his parents are also somewhat besotted.

So far he has been a really laid back wee one... long may it last.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bag cards

Welcome once again - thank you for visiting, and thank you so much for all your warm wishes regarding my health.  Thankfully I am very much on the mend after a few hiccups, and loads of vitamin C and Olive Leaf extract!

The other day I was challenged to make cards for a couple of young girls - not once but twice, as two of the customers I make cards for send cards to these girls.  Thus I chose a different shape so they would look totally different. 

The knitting bag pattern I used is a freebie from 
Creative Mind Of Sylvie's blog - thank you Sylvie for your generosity.

I reduced the original pattern as these needed to be posted, and varied them by using different papers to cover them, although I used the labels 20 die and the same sentiment stamp on both.  The papers were from a packet I bought some years ago from a chain store.

To further add individuality to the cards I used different elements to decorate the inside.

The butterfly was stamped on orange card and embossed using blue embossing powder, and a blue rhinestone added to the body.

The embellishment on this one was made by stamping a wee stamp (from the retired Layers Of Color set, Architectural Blocks) onto pre-punched squares, and then tea bag folded them into a kite shape. A technique that Michelle has used a lot recently inspired me to try this.

I finished the card with a magnet on the inside of the tag and the outside of the bag, and a coloured rhinestone on the outside of the tag.  The inside was finished with a white liner to be written on.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Going Round in Circles

Welcome my blog friends - it is good to be back here!!

The title of this post is a pun, as health-wise I still feel as though I am chasing my tail - I am on my third lot of antibiotics and am still coughing and spluttering - at least the fevers have subsided.  Thank you all for your well wishes.

The cards I am showcasing today are circular, hence the title.

The bird on this card is from the Layers of Color retired set Dotted Delights, and the sentiment is also from a retired LOC set, Happy Wishes.

These were stamped using Tsukineko inks, the card base cut using the largest Lacy Circle Spellbinders die, and the background sponged before removing the die.

There were some rhinestones added on the dots on the images and under the sentiment.

I threaded some iridescent ribbon through the edge and finished it with a bow.  It does not show well here as there was no sunshine when I took the photographs.  When the light hits it IRL, it is really colourful as it picks up the colours near it.  The back of the card is a slightly smaller circle that the outer one, and is attached with a fold at the top.

The next card is also circular

Again I have used the LOC retired Happy Wishes set for the sentiment, and the butterfly is from the retired Joyful Noise set.

This time I cut a larger circle for the back, and trimmed it around the edging and added Kindy glitz in the cut-outs. The background was sponged while the   card was still in the die.  

The butterfly was stamped over some card I had sponged to get the colour I wanted, and was fussy cut.  I added rhinestones and kindyglitz for some more sparkle.

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