Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Lovely Aster

I was debating what to do with this die (its quite big) when I saw a card by Elly.  I liked how she had done the panels and it inspired me to make my own version.  I used the same labels one dies as I loved how she had done that, but I tried to change the design enough to make my own version, including using different colours, a different style card base, different punched panel, a swirl die and pearls for the flower centre and butterfly body. That said, I definitely need the punch that Elly used.  Her gorgeous card can be found here.

Card Recipe:

Memory Box Lovely Aster,
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1,
Martha Stewart PATP Cherish,
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish,
Die-namics butterfly,
Scattered Straw distress ink, Pebbles and Dovecraft chalks,
pearls from stash.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Kraft and white flowers.

Card Recipe:

Grand MBossabilities Dainty Dots,
Vintage Doily PATP,
Marianne Design flower dies,
Die-namics Rose Creations,
Dienamics leafy flourish,
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish,
LOTV Handwritten Phrases stamps,
kraft parcel wrapping paper,
Vintage Photo distress ink,
jewelled brads, small pearls, lace.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Winter Birthday - a card for a friend

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles,
Wee Stamps Berry, coloured with distress markers,
Nitwit paper
Doohickey swirl die,
Die-namics Rose Creations dies,
Whimsy Notables die,
LOTV Stamps for Scroll,
Decorative chalks, various Stickles,
Ribbon, pearl stems and jewelled brads from stash.

I would like to enter for the following challenges:

Gingerloft challenge Winter Let it Snow
Craftysentiments Winter Fun
Allwayssomethingcreative Winter
Mimchallegeblog Die-cuts punches
Freshbreweddesigns Anything goes
Thesisterhoodofcrafters Baby its cold outside
Papertakeweekly Baby its cold outside
Audsentimentschallengeblog Bingo (diecut/happy/flowers)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Birthday card for OH's sister.

Card recipe:

Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles,
Cheery Lynn Leafy Flourish,
Die-namics Layered Rose,
MS PATP butterflies,
Papermania jewelled brads,
Shimmer chalk
Stardust Stickles.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Church window Christmas card

This was a card made in quite a rush for my friend on Christmas Eve.  After having hurt my back, I was way behind myself this Christmas and it took working through the night every night from Thursday through to Christmas Eve to get done.  We finally got to bed around 7am Christmas Day (and didnt appear to open our presents until around 4pm unfortunately - zzzzzz) but I was pleased with how this came out.  I probably would have inked and glittered the flowers if I had more time, but this was finished around 11pm Christmas Eve, so I just didnt have time to let it all dry.

My thanks goes to Kittiekraft for the idea of the church window card - I teamed mine with a brickwork embossing folder rather than wooden panelling or designer paper but her cards using these dies are out of this world.

Items used:

Papermania textured card in various colours, black promarker, double sided sticky sheet, Kars ultra fine glitter.
Poppystamps Grand Gothic Window and Grand Luminary.
Creative Expressions brick embossing folder.
Memory Box Holly Swirl,
Memory Box Fancy Blossoms,
IO Twig Wreath,
3mm pearls.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Glittery Snowflakes - three quick cards for animal shelter shop

Card Recipe:

Smooth card, various distress inks,
Chocolate Baroque Snowflake stamp (free with Craft Stamper),
Marianne Design Snowflake die,
Wild Rose Studio Christmas Circles,
Spellbinders Plain Circles,
double sided sticky sheet,
Kaars ultra fine white/irridescent glitter.