Thursday, 29 August 2013

A little bird told me........

I made a very simple card using this cute stamp from Papermania that I picked up in the sale at Melbicks today:

I started by printing my sentiment onto a piece of 5 x 5 card.

Next I made my own Washi Tape using Microporous tape and a background stamp from Waltzing Mouse and stuck it to my card.  You can find loads of Youtube clips using different methods to make your own tape (Chrissie at LIM has described how she made her own).

Here's a bit of a close up of the Washi:

I then stamped my image twice. Once onto the base card and a second time onto DP by K&Co which I cut out and stuck onto the card.  Finally, I used a 6 x 6 base card to mount my picture.

I'm going to enter this into three challenges:

Thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Four cards in a day - wow!

I've a few cards to share with you today! Each a different style.  I find that C&S is my usual favourite but now and again I do like a play.

My first card is definitely C&S and was made using some fab new stamps I bought from the Great British Craft Festival on Saturday.  You can find them here.  I haven't seen them before but loved the style straight away. I'm sure more of their stamps will find their way into my stash at some point.

For this card I used stamps from two different sets:
Ornamental Frames and Dressed to Kill.  The frames are fabulous and will have endless use I'm sure.

I just used Prismas to add a bit of colour and a ribbon and that's it for a very C&S card.

Next, also from the GBCF I saw Ali Reeve demonstrating and loved to see her cards in the flesh, so much better than on screen when I've watched her on Create and Craft.  I decided to have a go at the card sample she had on display (and on her blog). I enjoyed doing it but not sure it will be my Christmas card to family and friends this year (probably a bit to grungy for non crafters).

You can't see from the photo but the holly frame is embossed in black and gold.


I love the new Twill Stripe papers from Pink Petticoat so decided to use them for my niece's birthday card, the modern look is perfect for her.  I made a version of the card Liz made which you can see here on her blog - I always admire her style.

The doily and butterfly were cut out with my Cameo.  The sentiment ribbon is also from Pink Petticoat and the other scallops are Spellbinders Edgeabilities and Stampin Up Scallop Border punch which I punched on both sides to create my own border.

Finally, a bit of CD crafting.  A simple Forever Friends image with a sentiment done in Digital Designer, some background paper, flower embellishment and a few pearls.

There you go, lots of different ways of crafting - it's never dull is it! Have a great day and thanks for dropping by.


Sunday, 4 August 2013

Less is More Challenge -Week 131

It's wet and windy here today, but no complaints from me!  I was stagnating in the heat and am much happier with a bit of coolness around me.  I've even managed to sort my card for this week's lessismore challenge.

It's a colour challenge this week and here are the colours:

thankful tones

And here's my card:

I've seen this layout done lots of times by other people and wanted to use one of my much neglected Cuttlebug folders (this one is Fleur De Lys) so thought this design would be perfect.

The card is mostly Stampin Up I think, but couldn't tell you the names of the colours, sorry.

The sentiment was a free download from TLC Designs and I used Spellbinders Labels Two to mat and layer and a couple of gems and ribbon from my stash to finish.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.