Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Pop up box card.

Last week I bought one of these...

and because of work, as well as my sister's birthday preparations, I wasn't able to get it out of the box until yesterday to have a play.

My friend had asked me to make a 21st birthday card for her god daughter, so I thought i'd see what designs I could get from the Silhouette Design Store.
I found lots of pop up box card designs by designer Lori Whitlock on there and loved the design of them, so decided one of those would make a fun card.

Now, i'm presuming that the problems I had removing the design off my portrait's cutting mat is due to it being brand new, because it stuck there too good, and I couldn't get it off without destroying the design :(
If any cameo/portrait owners out there have any tips, i'd be sooooo grateful.

But, I still needed to make a card for today, so I decided to use my ruler and scissors to replicate the card base design, and then decorate it to make it pretty...

The pretty papers are all by Doodlebug (Hello Sunshine).
I managed to salvage a number 21 from one of my attempts on the silhouette, and coloured it pear-green (promarker) then gave it 2 coats with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush pen. I wish the photo had picked up the sparkle so you could see.
The pretty flowers were cut using the extra dies from Paper Smooches Lattice die set. I gave each a flat back pearl centre.
The leaves were cut using Poppystamps Lorelai Outline Leaf die, and an ash leaf punch by Woodware.
Happy Birthday are both word dies by Clearly Besotted Stamps, and the letters for God Daughter & the pretty scalloped trim are both by Tattered Lace.

It turned out quite pretty I think, and I can use Lori's design another time, once I get the hang of my new toy.

I'd like to enter this at:
Paper Smooches September challenge - Anything goes.
Ribbon Girls September card challenge - Anything goes.

Thanks for looking! xx

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Helen's 50th birthday cakes

These are the cakes that I made for my sister...

I was giggling while making this one...

and with the words added...


Who's turning fifty?

My wonderful sister is, though you would never believe it to look at her.
Here's the card I made for my son to give her, I CASE'd a fantastic card I saw whilst browsing on pinterest, but can't find the website linked to it as it was just a photo, if I do find it though, i'll update this post.

and, complete with 50 'candles' which are paper straws, cut in half and run through the big shot to flatten down slightly, there is still some dimension there though...

Monday, 5 September 2016

FTHS - Random image blog hop

Welcome to my stop on this month's From the Heart Stamps blog hop.

We have an inspirational random image theme this month.
We are each showing a project created with an image that was randomly assigned from the store.

If you've arrived here from Imke, you are in the right place.
If you haven't, why don’t you start at the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything. The full hop list is there too.

I was given Happy Travels Birdbrain to use this time...

I printed out the birdbrain and suitcase stack images, coloured them with promarkers then cut out & placed the suitcase stack underneath the birdbrain, I decided to lose the top suitcase and just go with the bottom two.
The sentiment is also from the set, and the postcard patterned background paper is by Prima (Botanical collection).

I'm entering this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday challenge) - Anything goes.
ABC challenge - O is for Open.
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes.

Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see which image she was given for her stop on the hop.

Thank you for hopping with us today.
Please continue to keep Faith in your thoughts and prayers.
Updated information will be posted on the blog when we have it, but, for now, there won't be any new challenges while Faith recovers.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Sending a bouquet of get well wishes.

Straight back with another mid-week inspiration post for From The Heart Stamps.

Today, I'm sharing a get well card, using the fabulous image, Bouquet Chick...

Other supplies:
Colouring Medium: Promarkers.
Sentiment: Feel Better Birdbrain.
Paper: 'Sugar Shoppe' by Doodlebug.

Hope you all have a great day, and rest of the week too!

Mom's birthday.

Today is my Mom's birthday :)

This is the card i've made for her...

I die cut 'Dainty Flowers' by Paper Smooches, and coloured in the insert pieces with my promarkers, and gave them a bit of sparkle with a clear glitter brush pen, but left the outline white.
I glued the flowers onto their mats (Spellbinders 'Decagons'), then used a few hearts from 'Heart of Hearts' (Impression Obsession) to fill the space above the central flower.
The embossing folder is by Sizzix (Candy Hearts), and 'mother' is a Clearly Besotted Stamps word die.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Crafting When We Can - dies & punches
Allsorts - use at least 2 dies
Fab 'n' Funky - anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - anything goes

Here is the card that I made for my son to give his nan...

I have CASE'd this beautiful card by Diane Zechman, although I haven't used the bright colours she used.

I used Stampin Up's 'Vintage Vogue' stamp set, using some (very) old stampin spots in Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, & Old Olive. I grabbed some old stampin up cardstock to match too.
I added some flat-back pearls to the centre of each flower.
'NAN' was cut using free dies from a craft magazine.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Wedding shaker card.

This wedding shaker card has been made for our niece and new nephew...

After making the top layer, I cut out a large heart and edged it with a scalloped heart frame.
I glued some clear acetate to the back of this, then glued foam up to & around the outside edges of this heart to create the shaker section in the middle. I die cut a couple of Heart of Hearts so that I could use the smaller pieces in the shaker along with some teeny stars too. I glued the patterned paper to this to enclose the shaker element, then glued the whole piece to a card blank. I finished by gluing 'Mr & Mrs' to the clear window.

'Decadent Damask' embossing folder and 'Mr & Mrs' die - Sara Davies' Signature Collection, Together Forever.
Patterned papers - Raspberry Road Designs (Mr & Mrs set).
Scalloped heart die - Marianne die CR1225
'shaker' hearts - Impression Obsession 'Heart of Hearts' die.
Teeny acetate sequin stars.

I'd like to enter this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (wednesday challenge)- it's hip to be square
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes
As You Like It - favourite card base and why : 6" square card base, because it's a good size card and I can get 2 cards out of one sheet of 12x12 card stock.