Thursday, 21 February 2013

Pink and Swirls


The last card for DD's birthday today.

Oooh, how very pink, lol.

The BP is a freebie from craft mag.
Garden Weave die d-lites, my favourite of the moment - shame there isn't a 'mirror' die with this so they would be nice as corners on a larger card.
I lightly coloured the flowers with spun sugar DI.
I made a scroll from parchment type paper and distressed the edges.

I had left this to the last minute and luckily I had made the flower some time ago. I used crinoline from Linda's, Funkie Junkie Boutique and some net cut with TH tattered flower garland die.  The centre is a large brad liberally covered with silver glitter.
There are a few gems on the swirls

Ladybug - think pink
Eclectic Ellapu - photo inspiration - yippee, this was one of the top5!!!!
Fun With Shapes - greengate style
Let's Craft and Create  #64 - swirls

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Rose


Another card for DD. 
The stamp is from Joanna Sheen - have had it years so it is about time it surfaced - I had forgotten what a nice stamp it is.
Coloured with DI pads old paper and spun sugar with a water brush and given a bit of dimension with foam tape 

I coated the butterfly with 3D clear gloss, added wire antenna and a pearl .

Creative Card Crew #30 - birthday
Crafty Cardmakers #85 - blooming images
Inky Chicks #4 - mothers day or birthday

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013



I was lucky enough to win some die cuts from the lovely Sarah at Craft All Day - thank you very much Sarah :)  I am so happy this bird cage was one of them. I have often considered buying this die, but, my crafting budget has to be kept under control, lol.

I started off by covering a piece of card with crumpled tissue paper and experimented with all of my distress stains - yup, got a blue AND a green :)
I then did a bit of random stamping with some words in black and also with white paint  through a piece of plasterers mesh. This was the nearest I could get to a stencil -  the Dylusions diamond border is on my wish list!  I dabbed around the edges with gold.
The birdcage has also been well dabbed with the same gold and some brown paint to give it a worn/distressed look.

I covered the old button with few layers of copper EP then dobbed it on to a swirly stamp while still warm.  I added some black glitter to the corner with just a bit of iced jewels glitter crystal.

The ball chain is a relic from my working life - I knew it would come in handy one day.
I cut the little birdie from a freebie template from Crafts Beautiful  and coloured with some copics and a promarker. If I had made it bigger I would have put it 'in' the cage but it looked so pretty I decided  to leave it free.  Finished off with the crinkled turquoise seam binding bow.

The Ribbon Girl - Feb colour challenge
Allsorts #194 - things with wings
Alphabet - A for...anything with wings

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Monday, 18 February 2013

Black and White


Main BP is a freebie from Far Far Hill.
Die cut label shape is glittered around the edge.
The corrugated heart has been painted with iridescent medium
Tis a shame that the doily, heart and flower look off white but IRL it all looks OK.

I  made this glittery flower months ago and added a couple of leaves  die cut from tracing paper.

Joanna Sheen - black and white
Cardabilities - sketch
The Pretty Little Ribbon Ch#19 - anything goes 
 The ABC Challenge - H is for happy birthday 
Charisma #6 - anything goes

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Love Actually


For this fortnights challenge we are turning to a film title again for inspiration and this week it is........

Love Actually

I have chosen the lush gold paper from APPATW for the BG. I placed the lovely red embossed hearts BP into the metallic frames digitally, added the words, printed on to photo paper  and then cut them both out.
These are then slightly shaped and simply laid on to a piece of fringed muslin. 
All elements can be found in the shop here

I felt the edges need a little treatment so I got out the trusty peel-offs - something I don't do very often these days but are just the job sometimes. The little hearts in the corners are punched from a little bit of left over embossed hearts paper.

Do pop over to CACB and check out the fabby DT work for inspiration

I'd also like to enter these challenges
Charisma #6 - anything goes
MAWTT - love is in the air
PCJ - love
Sincerely Yours #1 - valentine/love
Crafty Creations #209 - love and/or hearts
The Paper Shelter #99 - be my valentine

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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Happy Birthday Dear Daughter


Main BP is from Far Far Hill.  I added some spots and cut a fancy scalloped border on some pale green paper for the vertical interest....distressed edges with frayed burlap DI.

TH flourish cut from silver mirri card and dabbed with gold.
Flower made from crinoline and net with a brad covered with liquid pearls for the centre  .
Lush silk ribbon bow and hessian ribbon from Linda's, Funkie Junkie boutique. The bow  is actually a beautiful Rose Pink but looks sort of orangey here :(
Handmade stick pin

I'd like to enter this for the following challenges
Bearly Mine #72 - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons #38 - anything with ribbon
Challenges 4 Everybody #13 - anything goes
Craftroom Challenge - make your own (embellies)
Papertake  - anything goes ( with option of using yellow)
Pretty Little Ribbon    #19 - anything goes

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Friday, 1 February 2013

Tie a Yellow Ribbon


 ......and the challenge for you this fortnight is......
Tie a Yellow Ribbon
so we want to see, something tied, some yellow and  ribbon on your project
(the ribbon and tied can be the same element )

I chose this lovely image in anticipation of Spring.....there are some daffs with tight little buds up in my garden which had been hiding under the snow and it is lovely to see the snowdrops in bloom as well.

The gold and silver BP's are just two from Ann's 'massive' new collection......'A Picture Paints a Thousand Words'....APPATW......the image is pre-coloured.......the pearl gems from Cream dream and all can be found in the shop..
This came together a treat and is entirely digital, printed on photo paper and used as a topper on an A5 card blank.

We hope you can play along with us for this new challenge and look forward to seeing your Yellow Ribbon creations.
Do pop over to  CACB  and have a look at the excellent samples the fab DT have produced  for your inspiration.

I'd like to enter this for
Happy Campers #9 -  flowers - use something digital
TTCRD - anything goes
Twisted Tuesdays #42 - free for all
My Grafico #144 - anything goes
OSAAT #148 - use a digi

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