Friday, 22 February 2013

Soooooo excited!!!!


Just a super quick post to share some AWESOME news; I have been selected for my first ever DT with the very talented ladies over at Creative Card Crew. I hope to see you over there entering some challenges. We have some great challenges coming up, with some fabulous prizes up for grabs. So get crafting, and show us what you've got! :)

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 18 February 2013

And So They Were Married...

Today's card is a Criss-Cross card for my darling hubby, as tomorrow marks our second wedding anniversary. I am really excited about it, as I have a huge surprise planned for him along the lines of the traditional Cotton theme, but I can't spill the beans just yet, as it won't be arriving for a few weeks.

I love making vintage-style cards, but wanted to challenge myself and make a masculine vintage card. My husband is really interested in antiques/vintage; I find myself being co-erced into watching every "picker" show that is on tv, and boy are there a few on through the week! It's a happy coincidence that I managed to get cotton on the card with the seam binding and burlap.

Please excuse the poor lighting, I finished the card late and unfortunately had to rely on artificial light rather than natural.

I'm still getting used to using glimmer mists, they're fun and messy! It didn't turn out quite how I imagined on the outside of the card, however I'm really happy with how it turned out on the insert.


Outside and Inside:

Rear of outside:

Materials used are:

Bazzill and Stampin' Up! cardstock
Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz papers
Tim Holtz, Tattered Angels and Stampin' Up! ink
Darkroom Door image (used on insert as a watermark), Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp
Screw brads, burlap (darkened with Stampin' Up! ink), Stampin' Up! seam binding, Stampin' Up! punch.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Challenge 86: Vintage/Shabby Chic

Charisma Cardz - Challenge 6: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back through the week with more projects to share.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Happy Birthday!

Today's card is my first entry into a couple of Magnolia challenges, and paired with a great sketch from the talented DT over at Sketch Saturday, my mojo flowed!

I have inked up Tilda Loves Flowers using Copics and Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press Blend It card. Cardstock is Stampin' Up! and Bazzill, with October Afternoon DSP. I have used the sentiment from the Stampin' Up! Create A Cupcake stamp set, and punched using Modern Label Punch. I have finished off with the Magnolia Doo-Hickey Lovely Fence.
Here is a close-up of Tilda.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:
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Saturday, 2 February 2013


This card is for a friend's engagement party which I'm hoping to attend (if I can waddle my pregnant self along :) ) It is a bit more pink than I had planned, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! Butterflies are my favourite animal (next to dragonflies), as they symbolise new beginnings, so it made a perfect choice for this theme.

Front of the card:

Inside the card:

I used a Twiddlybitz card base for my card, with some Bazzill cardstock, and Kaiseraft Sweet Nothings DSP for both outside and inside my card. I have just matted the butterfly onto the card, but the sentiment has been mounted using foam tape, to add some dimension.
The stamp sets are Stampin' Up! (retired) Strength, Hope, Love set, and You are Loved, both inked up with Regal Rose. The sentiment is punched out with the Modern Label Punch. The sentiment inside the card isn't labelled, so I have no idea what brand it is, but I suspect possibly Hero Arts, or Stamp-It Australia.
I have finished off with some lovely pink organza ribbon and a Christina Re silver buckle, which is from the leftovers I used to make my wedding invitations a few years ago. I love these buckles, but save them for special cards :)
MY TOP TIP: I have found in the past, that my cards topple over quite easily as they are top-heavy. So to combat this, I have started to matt some cardstock and DSP inside the card to evenly distribute the weight. I have also found that it gives a smoother writing surface when writing your greeting in the card, and also uses up DSP that may be too plain or light to use on the front of a card. If you have any DSP that is single-sided that you aren't keen on, you can always turn it over to the white side, and use that, or distress ink around the edges to co-ordinate it with your colour scheme.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by! :)

4 U

So it has been a long time since my last post. With study, work, family and health commitments unfortunately my crafting has had to take a back seat. I have to say though, it's so nice to get back into the swing of things creatively!

Please excuse the bad lighting, the weather has not been very forgiving today, so taking photos was a bit tricky.

Here is the front of my card:

Close-up of the image:

Inside the card:

I have whipped out my Grand Calibur and Grand Labels 1 dies to make a shaped card out of Bazzill Cardstock. The card measures approximately 6"x6". The papers are Crate Paper.

The image is Swiss Pixies Nora with Butterfly, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on X-Press Blend-It card, coloured with Copics, then fussy-cut. The ribbon is some lovely lemon-coloured grosgrain ribbon.

The sentiment is punched with my new Stampin' Up! Pennant Builder punch on the same cardstock and papers, and some cute little alphas, and the love heart has been punched with my Stampin' Up! heart punch.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Just Add Ink - Any Shape

Creative Card Crew - Girly

Cute Card Thursday - Different Corner

Thanks for stopping by! :)