Sunday, 28 March 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
I love digi stamps. You can re size them to fit any project. I always print a few per sheet in different sizes so that I usually have something suitable for a project.
Stamp something asked us to put doodles on our design. Not something that I usually do, but I have tried my hand at some faux stitching. My Sakura glitter pens came out again for that added fairy shimmer.
Friday, 26 March 2010
Over the Christmas period I saw a number of matchbox advent calendars and thought that they could make quite good trinklet boxes. I finally got around to making a small one today.
A trip to the pound shop saw me heading home with 20 matchboxes for £2. I now have a container full of matches that I can't use, but it was so worth it. I have inked the fronts of the drawers with Dusty Concord distress ink and made little handles out of brads and jump rings. The match boxes are DS taped together and the whole thing is quite solid.
I added two side panels by matting some cream card that I had embossed and distressed onto lilac card. I then added some white flowers which I distressed.
The top and base are miri board and I have added more distressed flowers and an Anitas dimension butterfly along with some gems. The finished item is five and a half inches wide by two and a half inches high.
I'm entering my trinket box for the flollowing challenges:
Cute card Thursday - Who wanted something dimensional
Simon Says - Who asked for Spring and glimmer
One stop craft challenge - Who said "Let it shine"
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
The colours also fit in nicely with the challenge over at Penny Black, who asked us to use spring colours. I don't seem to be able to make a card these days without some distress ink on it. This card has spiced marmalade and dried marigold. I got stuck for what to do with the middle, so I have gone with a less is more approach :0)
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Originally she was going to sit on a skeleton leaf, but I couldn't get it to look right. I haven't used them in years and I wanted to use up the ones sitting in my draw. Out of practice I guess.
I've used spring colours, because the weather has been cold and miserable here and I needed a pick me up. The butterfly charm is for the charm challenge over at Creative Inspirations and the butterfly's are for the challenge over at Charisma Cards.
I like the way the colours have come together on this one. I'm experimenting with different and larger flowers at the moment so I have included one that I put together a few days ago. I have layered some flowers for when I need a quick card. I also keep my pre done decoupage in the same box. You can have an effective card in 10 minutes or less that way.
I started a stair step in black textured card and then added a block of white glitter paper as a base. As I was cutting the two pink strips, I realised that the card that I had bought was double sided, so I used the flip side as a frame for the image.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
I'm trying to create a stockpile of Birthday cards for just in case so the challenge over at Kaboodles fits the bill for this one. I'm also going to enter this card for anything goes over at Ooh La La.
Sunday, 7 March 2010
I was able to do more with this one, but discovered that I really didn't need to add much more to make the card more effective. Don't get me wrong..... I like how the first card turned out, I just would have liked to have done more with it. I find making tonal or monochromatic cards very therapeutic, so I have tried to stick with two closely related colours for this one.
With this version I have added white card, vellum, brads and more gems. I have used one of my new digi stamps and edged the die cut in silver. I have added glitter to the wings for a bit of sparkle and used a fine gold gel pen on the jewellery she is wearing. I seem to have a thing about winged creatures at the moment as they keep turning up in my cards. I think that it is a very girly card so I will be entering it for the challenges at Simon Says and Stamp Something. Charisma Card Challenge asked us to use fairies which is what finalised my decision for which image to use.