Saturday, 30 April 2011

Flutter by

Hello! Seems like I've been doing this card forever Here's my challenge for the Card Patterns sketch, The Shabby Tearoom 'Butterflies' and Wild Orchid Crafts 'White and two colours' challenges. My colours were lilac and pink.

Papers are from Pink Petticoat 'Perfect papers' kit. The butterflies were die cut, one layer of card, the other glitter dot vellum, and behind the frame used irridescent vellum, for a soft pretty look. I used the Nellie's die for the scallop edge and a again for the flower in the bow centre, finished with a brad. I inked the digi cut picture frame, to give it an aged shabby look. And there we have it!




Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
Nellie's Multi Frame dies
Ribbon Girl twine
Papermania glitter dot vellum
Pearls and organza, from stash


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter :)

Well, this is my final Easter card this year! Really enjoying doing this one and it's going in the The Shabby Tearoom 'Stripes and pastels', The Pink Elephant 'Grey, green, pink and white' colour challenge and Papertake's 'Spots or stripes' challenges.


I used another Pink Petticoat bunny from the spring kit (yes, I love buns!) and Perfect Papers. I'm loving the coiled roses, I think they look so pretty on cards. Finished off with ribbon and pins fom the Ribbon Girl.



Happy Easter!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Aqua-holics


My latest creation which I'm entering in these challenges:

Paper Cutz 'Buttons or bows'
Daring Cardmakers 'Spring or Easter theme'
Cr84fn Colour Challenge 'Aqua, light blue, cream colour challenge'



Had a couple of false starts with this one, but once I got going it came together quite well. Adore the colours set in the Cr84fn challenge. How gorgeous is this pic?!


I coloured the doily in with a Pro Marker, which turned out really well. More scrunched seam binding! The bird is a Glitz rub on, I really like the music note/text print look with pretty colours.




Monday, 18 April 2011

Shabby Easter!



This little birdie is going in for the The Shabby Tearoom 'Doilies and lace' and Wild Orchid 'Wings' challenges.

For the card base, I folded an A3 sheet in half and  cut the top two corners to make the birdhouse shape. I covered it in paper and stuck my doilies on then run through a die cutter for the hole. The eaves of the birdhouse and the white eggs were crackle painted  (seems it's my 'thing' in this years Easter cards!). The eaves were created from some cardboard that I'd scalloped. The large crinkle flower was made by cutting 8 scallop circles wetting them and the scrunching up and leaving to dry, then folding them out a little and put a brad through. Really pleased with these. The doilies were printed with Pink Petticoat (yes, again... :) Tangerine Dots paper from 'Spooky Doodlies' and Sage. I have no idea where the paper came from, but thought it was a great look for a bird house. The eggs are also crackled / Glossy Accented / inked with VersaMagic 'sage' chalk ink. Finished it off with a Boss Kut die cut on the eaves.




Tim Holtz 'Picket Fence' Crackle Paint
Chipboard bird from Basic Grey's 'Porcelain'
Paper flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Doodlebug 'All Mixed Up' rub on alphas
May Arts ribbon - faux suede leaves
Paper Cellar Paper Lace Doilie


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Round We Go


My latest Easter creation which I'm entering in the Allsorts blog challenge
Simon Says Stamp 'Spring colours / Easter' challenge
Paper Play 'Critters Galore' challenge
The Pink Elephant 'Easter' challenge
Paper Cutz ' Bunny, lamb, chick and Easter egg' challenge

Yes, more stitching from me! How pleased am I ?! Made the scalloped edge by punching circles and embossing them with Cuttlebug's 'Swiss Dots' folder, then sanded them. If you haven't tried sanding Core'dinations card, you should! So fun. I think paper rolling (the technical term lol) is very cool, I love the dimension it brings to cards. No doubt I will using that again soon :)


And here's a little close up of those paper 'cigars'...


Cardstock by Core'dinations
Papers and Bunny digi stamp and greeting from the 'Spring Wishes' kit, background paper 'Grannies Wallpaper' from Pink Petticoat
Flower rub on Doodlebug 'All Mixed Up' alphabet
Making Memories acetate die cut
Seam binding and twine

Another Easter card done, yay

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

The Ribbon Girl is running a fab giveaway 'Its a Royal Giveaway' where you can win all of this yummy stuff by posting a link on your blog



Red and white, blue and white and white and black saddlestich ribbon
White cluny lace
Blue satin
Blue and white polka dot grosgrain
Red sheer ribbon with hearts
Red, white and navy seam binding
Blueberry blue and Cherry red twine
Large red heart pins
Red felt hearts
Red and turquoise medium polka dot buttons 
Red small polka dot buttons
A selection of crown charms

Good luck! And good luck to me, too ;) 


Saturday, 9 April 2011

Something different...


Finally managed to get these done! These little egg holder gifts (chocolate or real) were made out of humble old toilet rolls! I just cut them in half and wrapped paper around them then decorated. I found making these quite fun, only trouble being I was inundated with ideas on decorating them, not sure whether that's a good or bad thing ;)

I will be entering it in : The Pink Elephant Easter challenge,
Simon Says Stamp and Show 'Anything but a card' challenge
The Shabby Tearoom 'Spring Colour' challenge
and Lollipop crafts 'Gift or box' challenge

The greeting was a digi stamp and I backed it with a paper flower, and the netting looks great with kraft card.



I never really use feathers in my craft, but love thems on Easter projects. The rose is hand rolled and finished with a brad.


The egg was die cut and then painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint and then Glossy Accent-ed. I used the wetting and scrunching up technique on the seam binding to make it go crinkly.

Ta-da!

Papers from Pink Petticoat 'Spring Wishes'
Round Easter greeting digi stamps Cuddly Buddly
Kraft card + ribbed kraft card
Tim Holtz crackle paint in Milled Lavender
Martha Stewart border punches
Bakers Twine from the Ribbon Girl
Butterfly from Glitz rub ons 'Winged'

Friday, 8 April 2011

Daring daisy


Instead of a card I thought I'd do a little string fastening treat bag for the Daring Cardmakers daisy / sweet pea flower challenge, my brain wasn't really going down the 'daisy card' route. No papers on this one, but I wanted a the white and bright yellow to really stand out and thought it looked quite Spring / Easter-like. The glitter daisies are something I've had knocking around for ages, so it was nice to finally use them. The centres of the daisies are Doodlebug Sugar Coated brads.



... a full frontal...


Doodlebug Sugar Coated brads
Paper Cellar paper doily
Kraft card Pink Petticoat
Button, ribbon, daisy punch and glitter daisies out stash


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Bright and Springy

My entry for the Ribbon Girl green and yellow and Lets Create  Easter challenges. I Pro Markered, glittered the bunny and glazed his eggs with Glossy Accents. This is one of the first cards I've attemped to do some sewing on! Love stitching on cards, but I am not really too hot with the old needle and thread to say the least, so quite chuffed with this.


Twill, pins and twine from Ribbon Girl
Doodlebug 'Candy Shoppe' rub ons on tag
Polka dot paper and bunny from Pink Petticoat 'Spring Wishes' digi kit
Cherry blossom from Wild Orchid
Prima flat bloom