Sunday, 27 February 2011

Flower Shower

I love trying out new techniques and ideas.  I have found Google images and looking at blogs is a great way to get inspiration.  I still have to work out what they did and how, but then I can put my own twist on it.  Right now I am loving the look of the twisted easel cards and I plan to make one as soon as I figure out how they are made.  I have also seen some variations on the tri-fold card that I want to try

Any way, this card is a variation on an easel card with just the middle popping up.  The remaining card from the the top of the card have been stuck down to form part of the base. 

This card was made using a whole sheet of A4 card folded in half plus most of a sheet of 12 x 12 paper, some lace and some trim.  I had to use additional card to make the front of the pop up section of easel and of course there is the stamped image and sentiment.  I have added creamy pearls to the center panel and and black pearls to help keep the pop up in place.

The whole card does lay properly flat, but I had trouble getting a photo :0)

I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Stamp Something - Something with flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Spring Flowers

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Girlie Wishes

I've been taking a look through my stash of cards and noticed that I do not have many cards for pre-teens.  Time to remedy that I think.

The sketch that I used for this card is from last weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday.  I didn't get it finished in time to enter it, but I think they deserve a mention.  My colour inspiration came from the challenge at CRAFT challenge who gave us a colour pallet to work with.

Majorly old stash was used in the making of this card, so I can only tell you that I used co-ordinations textured card stock as I am unsure where the others came from.

I will also be entering this card for the challenge at Creative Inspirations who asked us to use stripes and A Spoon Full of Sugar who asked for Birthday wishes.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wonderful Mum

It's half term, so the kids have a week off of school.  We are only on day three and I am thinking about my mum all what she had to put up with from myself and my two eldest brothers when we were little.  The "He took my toy" and the "I'm bored".  Sorry mum.  Well anyway..... I wanted to make a card for a mum for either mothers day or a birthday and came up with this.

The design came from this weeks sketch at Papertake Weekly and the colour scheme came from the coffee and cream challenge at Simon Says.  I think it is also perfect for the some one special challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

I am still working with old stash, so I don't know where my patterned paper came from.  I started off with my usual 5x7 inch white card blank (90%  of my cards are that size) and covered it with latte coloured coordinates textured card.  I topped that with a piece of distressed DP which I edged with tea dye distress ink, to this I added bronze card and some more textured card called cream and sugar (I think it is Bazzil cardstock).  I added bronze ribbon, chocolate ribbon at the bottom and backed my Penny Black stamped image onto some more of the latte textured card.  I have distressed all of the edges and coloured them with tea dye.  I wanted a bit of bling to finish so I have added some square chocolate coloured gems.

Maybe I should have called this card Mocha Latte!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Star Man

Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge asked us to make a male card this month.  We needed to include 3 stars and the colour brown.  I started off by embossing 3 die cut stars and then colouring them with Broken china, aged mahogany and black soot distress inks.  I was going for a rusted blue metal look.  I'm trying to use up old stash so that I can justify buying new stash, so I have been digging through my paper drawers and found some buttery card and some brown spotty paper from a HOTP paper pack years ago.

I have used a digi stamp that I got ages ago and I have edged it with Vintage photo and Tea dye distress inks.  I edged everything with black glitter for some sparkle and added a black button with a black bow to finish off.

I will also be entering this card for the challenge at Craft Your Passion who also asked for a male card and Totally Papercrafts who asked us to use digi stamps.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Hearts and Flowers

I don't make many valentines cards so I thought that the challenge over at Paper Play Challenges this week was perfect.  "Hearts and flowers but no valentine".  The card that I have made has both hearts and flowers, but as it currently has no sentiment, it is suitable for a wedding, engagement, valentine or just an I love you card.  I'm not sure what it will end up as yet.  I had wedding in mind when I started making it.

I started off with an A4 sheet of patterned card and created what I call a zigzag fold (there may be a proper name for it).  You can't see very well from these pictures, but I have coloured some of the hearts and swirls with a very delicate pink (the lightest pink copic I could find), I have also coloured parts of the heart of the peel off that I used and all of the flowers.

To finish the card off I have added strip of card that has the negative image of the main piece used to add some interest to the plain back.  I have also added gems, ribbon and a small silver heart charm on a chain to the main image.

I will also be entering this card for the challenges at Cute Card Thursday (Hearts and Flowers) and My Time To Craft (Hearts and Flowers)

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