Thursday, December 29, 2011
Yay! CASE Study Challenge is back this week after the Christmas break! It's our final week with the talented Amy Sheffer as our muse, I've really enjoyed the inspiration! Here's Amy's fabulous card this week.
I flipped the layout in my card (mainly so I could have the bird facing the way I wanted!) I kept the doily as my focal point and added layers of ribbon across my card too. The polka dot paper is from my scrap box and the pretty floral paper is from a Cath Kidston Stationary set.
I used Die-namics doily die to cut out a felt doily. The sentiment is a sticker from Fancy Sticker Sentiments from SRM Stickers. I used some foam tape behind the circle for dimension.
The bird stamp is Inspired By - Caged Bird from My Favorite Things. I stamped it in black, cut out and colored with ordinary coloring pencils. Again I used foam pads to add depth.
I added layers of white grosgrain, red twill and pink crochet lace across the card. I love the cheery spring feel to this card. I'm wishing away winter already and looking forward to the signs of spring! Don't forget to visit my CASE Study team mates to see what magic they've worked on their cards!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Just popping in to say hello! We had a lovely Christmas, Isabelle is really enjoying the whole Santa experience now and it is a delight to see. I started a big clean up of my craft room yesterday, one half looks wonderful, the other half is a bit chaotic, it's taking longer than I thought it would but the good half feels so much better so I'll battle on with the rest of it!
For this cheery card I used some pretty Pink Paislee papers from the Sweetness Collection and some others from my scrap box (that's overflowing! I really need to start using some of it up!) The wooden letters are also from Pink Paislee. The paper ruffle I made using this tutorial, I added the zig-zag stitching first though! Ok, I'll be back tomorrow with my CASE Study Challenge card! See you then! : )
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Just sharing a birthday card I made using a mix of Pink Paislee Sweetness, Daily Junque and Nantucket papers. The gorgeous flower is from Prima. No stamping on this one, for a change I used one of SRM Fancy Sticker Sentiments - Birthday, I love the fonts used in the fancy sticker range.
I fussy cut around some of the detail in the Daily Junque patterned paper to create a scalloped edge and I added some dimension by raising the layer with foam tape. I went for a bit more of a contrasted look by adding accents of black. I use seam binding so much that I forget about organza ribbon sometimes! Ok, I should be tidying the house and my craft room seriously needs a good clear out! Have a fabulous Christmas! Thanks so much for all the comments you leave and just for popping by my blog! : )
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Just sharing a couple of more cards you haven't seen. A cheery paper ruffles card, papers are from Echo Park Happy Days and Pink Paislee Daily Junque. I love those cheery Happy Days papers!
Here's the link to the paper ruffles tutorial on my blog. I die cut the label using Spellbinders Labels 10 and stamped the frame in red using Sweet Silhouettes from Layers of Color.
The sentiment is from the same set. I really love that font combo! There are some fabulous sentiments in the set. Here's my second card, this one came together fairly quickly (that hardly ever happens!)
I combined a mix of different turquoise patterned papers for this silhouette card, Crate Paper Portrait Collection and Echo Park Happy Days (the stripe paper).
I used Labels 10 again for the label and the same frame stamp stamped in VersaMagic Oasis Green. The pretty silhouette stamp is from Sweet Silhouettes from Layers of Color. I love the little details in the silhouettes.
The sentiment is from the same set. The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. I think I'm nearly ready for Christmas. Just a few little bits and pieces to get. I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with family and just to slow down! I feel like I'm always in a rush! It'll be nice to take it easy... after I spend half the day cooking that is! Luckily my mom is spending Christmas with us and will help with some of the cooking. Have a great week!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Hi, I thought I'd pop in and share a few cards that didn't get picked for publication, I made a few extra for the last submission call for Card Creations: Volume 10 (Paper Crafts). I'm delighted that five of my other cards were chosen for that issue, I did submit more than I usually do (only 3 normally!) so the hard work paid off. I still can't believe how lucky I've been to have cards chosen! It's funny you never know what they're going to pick. I really liked this one, it has a nice summery feel to it!
I used some pretty papers from Echo Park Country Drive. I stamped the banner using Bitty Banners from Waltzingmouse Stamps (I love this set, it's one I go back to time and time again!). The butterfly is a Fimo (Polymer clay) embellishment I made using a silicone mold. The banner is just attached at the front of the card so the two tails hang down.
The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases from Waltzingmouse Stamps, stamped in black on a Spellbinders double ended tag. Here's another one of the cards I made for that call.
I don't usually make purple cards, it's not a color I usually go for but I fancied making a Shabby flower and I had a variety of purple fabrics. Here's the link to the tutorial on how to make these flowers, it's one I did while I was at The Hybrid Chick.
I used a mix of purple chiffon, satin and tulle/netting in various sized circles and melted the edges with a candle. The centre is an old vintage earring. The embossing folder I used is called Floral Summer and is from Bringing Crafts To You.
The sentiment is from Beautiful Lace by Layers of Color. I added a little bit of lime green ruffle edged ribbon from The Ribbon Reel to add a bit of contrast. The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ok, I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more cards. I hope you're nearly all ready for Christmas. It's turned milder here now so it'll be a wet Christmas. (Which is what we normally should have, it's only the past two winters we've had lots of snow!) Have a great week!
Friday, December 16, 2011
I'm very excited to share with you my very first card published in Paper Crafts Magazine, it's in the Jan/Feb issue just out this week! It's brilliant they have an online digital version of the magazine that you can flick through, I'll have to wait a bit longer to get my physical copy! It's called Cameo Birthday Card (on p.42) I used pretty papers from Prima Botanical Collection but the polka dot paper is stamped using blue acrylic paint and the polka dot stamp from Gingham & Co from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The sentiment is from Say it Loud also Waltzingmouse Stamps. The cameo I made. Here it is in the magazine.
I also have a second card in the magazine, it's in the Exclusive Digital Content section of the digital version! It's called Everything to Me. You'll have to check it out there though! I have a couple of cards in the next issue too, so watch this space! So glad I plucked up the courage to submit now! It's such a great feeling! : )
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Not long 'til Christmas now, I still need to do some shopping and send some more cards! Looking forward to a rest! Ok, so this is our third week with Amy Sheffer as our muse at CASE Study. I love Amy's card this week, so striking and bold. I chose to CASE the layout, focal point and use of bow.
The patterned paper on the top half of my card I made by stamping the tree motif from Nordic Winter by Waltzingmouse Stamps in a repeat pattern in VersaMagic Tea Leaves. If you're a Waltzingmouse Stamps fan you'll want to visit Moxie Fab World, Waltzingmouse stamps has received the Moxie Fab "Stamp" of Approval!
The label is from Seasonal Remedies by Waltzingmouse Stamps layered onto a die cut oval and fancy tag from Spellbinders.
The red dotty paper is from Echo Park Happy Days. I love this combo of bright green and red, reminds me of elves! : )
Ok, don't forget to check out the fabulous creations from my amazing CASE Study team mates. Enjoy the rest of the week! Don't forget to check out Moxie Fab World : )
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I seem to be so short on time these days, I realized I hadn't made a flower for ages. I forgot how much I love making them. For this one I used Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and paper from Lost and Found Market Street from My Mind's Eye.
I mixed up a few different flower tutorials to make this flower, I'll do up a little tutorial as soon as I can. I made it a little bit shabby by sanding some of the tips of the petals. It seemed to work better after I did that! The petals are made from mint felt, I die cut the leaves from the same Spellbinders Rose Creations set.
I made the frill using one of the Spellbinders Edgeabilites sets, I loosely pleated it, punched some holes along the top and threaded some twine. Patterned paper is from Pink Paislee Nantucket Collection.
The sentiment is from Beautiful Lace by Layers of Color. I love this font! It's just so elegant! All the edges have been inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Ok see you tomorrow with my CASE Study card! I hope you're nearly all ready for Christmas! I'm not!
Just popping in with a few of my Dirty Dozen cards that I made for the August theme at Splitcoaststampers. The theme was In Your Footsteps, people, places and things that inspire us. This first one was about my mom, the vintage paper is a scan of one of my mom's old cook books. She taught me how to bake, which I love! Stamps are from Roses in Bloom, Holiday Labels No.14 and Gingham & Co. all from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
For this botanical inspired card I used some scented drawer liners for the top half of the card, it smells lovely! Stamps used are Holiday Labels No.14, Text-It and Big Day - Additions all Waltzingmouse Stamps.
Inspired by my love of sewing. The fabric heart is filled with lavender and is detachable from the card. I stamped the heart using Seasons of Love - Tags, the sentiment is from Cameo to Go.
This last card is my attempt at a little bit of ribbon embroidery! I think I need a bit more practice but I did enjoy making it! The sentiment is from Celebrating You stamp set from The Craft's Meow. Ok, better dash, I still have a very long to-do list for today! I'll be back tomorrow with my CASE Study Challenge card.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Hello! I can't believe how fast Christmas is approaching but for my CASE Study card this week I thought I'd take a break from Christmas. It's my lovely mom's birthday this weekend so I needed a special card for her. She loves yellows, oranges... warm cheery colors! Just like her. I hope she likes it. I took my inspiration from our muse Amy Sheffer's fabulous card.
I kept the basic layout, the use of layers, dies, embossing. I love the little gems that frame the card. I added a little more color to mine but I love the fabulous textures and depth Amy created in her card just using a white palette with touches of color. Gorgeous!
I die cut the label using Spellbinders Labels 10, the frame is stamped using Very Vintage Labels No.10 by Waltzingmouse Stamps. I stamped it in Impress Lemon Yellow and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is actually a sticker! I've heard SRM Stickers being mentioned a lot recently so I had to give them a go! Glad I did, the quality is amazing and I love the range of font size you get on a sheet. This one is from Fancy Sticker Sentiments - Birthday. Definitely nice to have in my stash, you can never have enough sentiments!
The sweet flower is from Prima (Solitare Meadow), it's actually fabric but I love the bit of bling in the centre. My mom loves this color too! The little bit of foliage is from Spellbinders Foliage.
This week at CASE Study we have a sponsor, the Crop Stop online store, they have a $15 gift certificate up for grabs! Now check out what my fellow team mates have created this week. Oh and check out Paper Crafts Connection today for some quick and easy holiday inspiration!! Go on have a look! ; )
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Yesterday I shared some of my Splitcoaststampers DD cards that I made for July. The theme for July was Star Spangled, we had the choice of stars, stripes and polka dots to use in our designs. Here's the rest of the cards I made for that theme. This star shaped card was one of my favorites. The small star is from Seasons of Love - Tags from Waltzingmouse Stamps and the sentiment is from Fancy Phrases. The pretty rose is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
A bright and cheery card. The sentiment is from Say it Loud. The papers are digital from The Digichick. I used the same stamp set in the following card. The top half is embossed with stars.
I cut around the sentiment leaving a small rim. The little bottle is filled with stars! This would make a fun birthday card for a teenager! A real fun one for my last card. I used this star paper for the background but I added sparkly stars to it and some dots of glow in the dark paint! SO the card glows in the dark!
The stamps used are from Half Pint Heroes and Bitty Banners from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I'll be back tomorrow with my CASE Study Challenge card!! See you then! : )
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I've been so busy the past week working on various projects, nothing I can share here yet! : ( I can share some of my Splitcoaststampers DD cards that I made for July now. I can't believe this is my last month with them, the time really flew! The theme for July was Star Spangled, we had the choice of stars, stripes and polka dots to use in our designs. This was one of my favorite themes!
I made some fun glittered stripes on this card using double sided tape and glitter! Love the effect! The sentiment is from Big Day Additions from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The cameo I made.
I love this pale blue silk ribbon, I must get some more! The oval frame is from Ovals Classic Frames from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The sentiment is from Celebrating You from The Crafts Meow.
Here I made the dotty paper by stamping and embossing some large circles, these are from Teeny Trees from Waltzingmouse Stamps. The silver embossed star is from Seasons of Love - Tags. Ok, one more...
The star is the same as the previous card. The sentiment is from Celebrating You from The Crafts Meow. I used some pretty Webster's Pages paper. I love the color combo in this one. I'll pop back tomorrow and share the rest of my cards from the July theme. Have a great day!