Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #300

Wednesday again and time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.
This week our theme is "Halloween" and we have two great sponsors, Lacy Sunshine and Sparkle n Sprinkle.
I've used an image and sentiment from Sparkle n Sprinkle for my card. I added some stamped bats using a stamp from Hunkydory's Halloween set from their Simply Stamps range. Looking forward to seeing your Halloween inspired creations x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sweet Stampin' Spots and Stripes

This week at Sweet Stampin' our theme is Spots and Stripes and we have an amazing sponsor this week, Lil of the Valley
I used a lili of the valley stamp, coloured with my copics and added some washi tape to the card. A few gems to finish and a mat of black card. Simples!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #299

Wednesday again, and time for a new challenge over at Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge. We have two fab sponsors again this week offering great prizes, Bugaboo and Di's Digi Stamps. Our theme this week is "Anything Goes".
I used the Bugaboo "Bunny block trio" to make my card this week. I'm determined to prove that bunnies aren't just for Easter. I imported the digi stamp into word and then added my own sentiment. Coloured the image with my trusty copics and then trimmed it to fit on a 6x6 card and added a green mat behind it. I added a frame to the card to tie in with the detailing around the blocks and job done!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Wedding Day

Well, continuing on the wedding theme, this is the 8x8 card that I made for our team to give a colleague who is getting married today.
I used a Stamping Bella stamp that I coloured with my copics to match their hair colours and groom's suit colour and I added a little glamour dust to her dress. I used a mix of centura pearl, soft gold and navy cardstock and the A4 tied together embossing folder. I managed to stick the embossed layer down at right angles to the way the pattern normally runs, but it gives a slightly different look. As is the law with that embossing folder, I added pearl nuvo drops to the intersections. I think the oval dies are Spellbinders, but no idea which ones! I die cut the letters for the names from soft gold card using a crafters companion alphabet set.
Loads of flowers and pearl loops in the colours of her bouquet to finish from Wild Orchid Crafts, along with a few Sue Wilson ivy leaves.
My colleague opened the card in the office on her last day, which happened to be my day off. I got a lovely text message from her thanking me for the card and saying that her Mum thought it was amazing, and saying they were going to display it at the wedding. Fingers crossed that it stays dry for her today.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

This is the last one about the album, honest!

Apologies for the blurry ones! I used Trimcraft First Edition "The Promise" 12x12 papers for the album and a mix of heartfelt creation dies for the flourishes etc and Sue Wilson Mr & Mrs dies for the text and the little joined hearts. Things I have learnt. 1) Start early when making a project like this. 2) The red heat embossing on the roses cracks and rubs off leaving a mark on pages, so probably best to use a coloured pigment ink and clear embossing powder, rather than cursing and having to stick on extra bling to hide the marks when you open it up the next day. 3) Don't order a custom size mdf box to put it in and then stick on bits so that they stand out from the top of the album. 4) If I have any more* bright ideas to do things like this, just remind me of the saga of making this please.
Right, an early night calls. Been struggling with my health recently and so haven't been up to visiting you all recently, but I still love you all and will visit as soon as I can x

*I bought two of the book kits, one in white, with the intention of making my own wedding album as well.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

Wednesday and time for another challenge over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Our theme this week is "Anything Goes" and we have some fab prizes on offer from our fab sponsors All Dressed Up and Odball Art.
I used this the cute Lazy Louise image by Oddball Art for my card this week. I printed her off on my laser printer and coloured her with my fav copics. I die cut her out with a tattered lace pin dot circle and added a mat of dark apricot tattered lace decorative circle behind her. I used the same card for the base mat on a 6x6 card blank and used a Clarity 7x7 bubble stencil to draw the bubbles in with a fine liner pen. It doesn't show well on the photo but I added glamour dust to the bubbles and foam with a quickly glue pen to finish.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The Flower Challenge

It's finally here, the launch of
The Flower Challenge 
This month's theme is Anything Goes (as long as it's floral of course)
My brilliant teamies have got some amazing inspiration to help get you started over on the challenge blog, whilst you familiarise yourself with the rules.
I whipped up this simple card using the Justrite Pinwheel Daisies stamp which I coloured with my copics and added a die cut scallop border in co-ordinating card. I'm so looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations and we'll be back halfway through the month with more inspiration for you. Have fun!