Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wedding card

1) Cut an A4 size piece of card from core’ destination card stock and fold to make an A5 card.
2) Using the Accent Essentials cartridge cut using a cricut set set size to 5". The paper I used was from K&Co Smitten range.
3) Using again the accent essentials cartridge cut varying sizes flowers
4) Cut a white strip to place in the middle of the card and ink the edges with worn lipstick distress ink. Stick onto the middle of the pattered accent and embellish with black ribbon.
5) Stick patterned accent onto the middle of the card and draw fake stitching around the outside.
6) Also draw fake stitching around the outside of the flower accents and then position and stick onto the card.
7) Ink edges of words and position and stick onto the card.
8) Cover flowers and words with crackle glaze and leave to dry over night. Add platinum liquid pearls around the outside and attach a few pink bows.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

Cards from Craft work cards

These six cards were made from the Everyday goody bag from craftwork cards. Which can be found here. They were great fun to make and I still have so much stuff left. I reckon I can make the 40 cards the kit supplied me with.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

One becomes two

These two cards started as one. I didn't like the card when I had finished it, the proportions felt all wrong. So I cut it in half! The background paper is by Dream street papers from the Near and Dear range. The decoupage decorations are K&Co - Wild Saffron Leaves .
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Sugar Nellie- Lola with Gift

This card is for a challenge on Sketch Saturday blog it can be found here. Lola was coloured using copic markes, mounted on a scalloped circle from the Nestabilities range and fake brads put around the outside. The flowers are Prima and embellished with Stickles. The paper is scraps from my scrap draw.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Christmas Hat Tilda

I made this card for the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge 39 which can be found here. The main backing paper is from the Basic Grey Pheobe Range it is called Chinatown. The oval is embossed using a cuttlebug folder. The stamp is the Christmas Hat Tilda, I did not realise it was meant to be a Christmas stamp until I went to look at the name a minute ago!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Tilda With Bird

Sorry have not been around for the past couple of days. I had a wedding on Saturday and then spent the following day recovering!!
These are a couple of cards I made this morning. How much I will manage to get done this week I don't know Jess is on half term!
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Tilda Mermaid

This is a card I made a while ago. So unfortunately I can't remember what the paper is.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Big Gap

A layout tonight; this has taken me the past two evenings to complete! I am so slow at layouts.
This is how I did it....
Cut a big scalloped circe out of Basic Gray euphoria paper, it's title is cool. Thought it was too much pattern so cut it in half. Printed out the photos- they were too big so had to do it again. Going well so far!! Painted Scenic Route chipboard circle in blue, painted another one because I painted the wrong sized one!! Still going well. Cut out the the with Big Shot ( go slim alphabet) - no problems there! Found BIG from stash- no idea what it is. Tried to stamp GAP using Penny Black "robust" set, lost the P- found it stuck to the bottom of my shoe. Printed it and covered with glossy accents. Went to bed, got up glued naked chipboard shapes to paper, went to work. Came home and finished it off. All in all my usual routine of making something!!
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cupcake Cards

As promised the cupcake cards I made. This is the same template I used for the cupcake on the front of my acetate card. These are a complete copy of the cards I found here. I just wish I was talented enough to come up with this fantastic idea. I used Versa Mark ink and stamped some small hearts on the pink top and dots on the other two. I then added Liquid Pearls to the center of the stamps.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love Cards!!

I used corrugated card for the base with a bit of brown ribbon. The ribbon was run through a xyron sticker maker and applied, it was hard to get a clean edge when trimming it. Some may say it adds to the charm. I am not so sure! The stamps I used were free on the front of a magazine, I stamped them with Black Staz onto patterned paper and cut them out. The flowers are Prima and the brads are Basic Gray. Cupcake cards will be tomorrow.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Acetate Cupcake Card

This is my first go at an acetate card. I did find it more of a challenge than a conventional card. The edges of the card are inked with Cotton White StazOn. The stamp on the acetate is from the Stampin' Up set Office Accoutrement and the white Staz On was also used for this. The template for the cupcake can be found here If you love cupcakes there are loads of ideas to be found here. I used cream pearlescent card for the cupcake top and inked around the edges using worn lipstick Distress Ink and then added Paper Mania adhesive pearls. The baking cup is made from free paper I had from a magazine. The ribbon is from the Basic Gray Gypsy range. I think I am going to have a go at a few more cupcake themed cards tonight.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another crimped envelope card

I had another go. The edges are inked using Peeled Paint distress ink, I then used a roller stamp to add the darker green flowers again using the peeled paint colour. The mushroom stamp is a Woodware stamp (Nature fun). I used water colour paints to colour it in. I think I will add a photo to the card inside the envelope.
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Crimped envelope card

I got this idea from Splitcoast stampers. They can be found here It was quick and fun to make, I followed their colour scheme, I am going to have a go at a different one tonight.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Ellie Layout

My son (you may be forgiven if you thought he is a girl) Has such a routine to go to bed. These big chipboard embellishments were bought from my local pound shop. One pound got you a whole sheet of shapes I still have loads left!!!
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mini Train Book

I made this mini album at a crop; it was demonstrated as a make and take. The plastic wallets are badge holders. They were supplied to me, I have had a look around and can't find them anywhere at the moment. Mind you I only looked in the shops, I have not had a look on the internet. The whole thing is bound together with the Bind-it-All with extra pages and tags added. The post card embellishment was stamped on to shrink plastic. It was the first time I used shrink plastic- what fun.