Saturday, March 29, 2014

Quick card for Dad

This must be one of the quickest cards I've ever made . Cake Crumb card base - a section of paper from Graphics45 -  ' Kraft Reflections Collection- Forgotten city ' - I cut out two extra leaves , ( the ones with the black dots ) and raised them on sticky pads - added white pen to the other leaves - a thin border top and bottom - peel off sentiment - DONE -

Rhedd and Rosie - challenge 29 - Wood / Trees - Does my branch with leaves qualify .

Well - my branch does not qualify for this challenge - note to self and the rest of you check the challenge brief before you play along.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Birthday wishes

I'm easily seduced by spotty paper and once again I didn't think about the end result - I really wanted to add a sentiment but I  so  hate using gold -  white wasn't an option and I don't have a cream coloured ink pad - must add it to my shopping list . The flower centers are from a sheet of peel offs..

Feeling Sketchy -  sketch 84 - shown above .
Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 18 - Spots or Stripes - I made a card with Stripes last week so here are my Spots .

Just a quick card

I say just a quick card  but that is never the case- The purple flowers on the background paper were originally blue - the only flower that was the right size was purple so I had to change the flowers on the paper. I find this happens all the time - I don't gather all my supplies before I start a project  - will I ever learn - I think not.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mothers Day in the UK

March 30th is Mothers Day in the UK - making a card for my MIL is always a labour of love . I made 6
cards and then let my husband decide which one he wanted to send. The red ladybug  was his favourite .

I used a textured red card  which I really like - when I added the white and green coloured pencils it looked like chalk. I tried the image on white but decided the black background looked better.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chinese Fan paper

I love this Chinese  inspired paper - it has such vibrant colours . It;s hard to see but on the right hand side of the top pic I pierced a row of holes along the top and bottom of the blue card.

Shopping Our Stash - Buttons and Bows -  This whole card was a stash project - the paper was bought 4 years ago - the ribbon 10 years ago and the button about 2 years ago .
House of Cards -  CAS or Classic and Elegant + add a button -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lavender and Lace

Leaves and flowers are stamps from Kaisercraft - sentiment Clear Stamps - purple Washi tape - flower brads .

Let's Craft and Create - Lavender and Lace.

Southern Girls - challenge  Floral Frenzy -  how many is a frenzy -

Little birdies

It seems like an age since I last posted - very busy with kitchen reno at the moment - lots and lots of paint  - all the colours have great names - along with the bog standard white I'm using 'Lambs Ear ' which is named after a plant in a very pretty shade of pale green. I will post before and after pics -I'm guessing in about a weeks time - but only if I work really hard .

Handmade Harbour -  Mid week party 29 - Spring - birds -rabbits - flowers  - I  haven't added a sentiment- Birthday - Mothers Day - Thank You - I will decide later.

Creative Craft Cottage - challenge 18 - Spots or Stripes - I love the colour of this paper -packs a punch when a little black is added.

I wasn't very happy with my CAS card ( top pic )  -a bit too CAS so I added a few gems - much better.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A little bit Christmas

Feeling Sketchy -  challenge 82 - above sketch -

The papers and sentiment are all Kaisecraft. The base card is approx 15 x 12.5 so I made my strips quite wide -  2.5 cm and 2 cm.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Art Deco Roses

 I'm not sure it shows up very well but the whole image has been covered with Crystal Glaze - quite a lot in fact -

I used glossy black trim in the corners and around the oval -again it's not so easy to see.

I love the clothes from the Art Deco era - lots of cloche hats - short hairstyles  - flapper type dresses -

Crafting Musketeers - challenge 11 - Art Deco .

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Handmade Monday

You may have noticed Miss Ellie doesn't have any eyes - I didn't mark any eye positions before I started to stitch the daisy flowers-

Handmade Harbour -  157 - Handmade Monday -

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Birthday Boy

A quick and easy card using an image from Handmade Harbour-

Handmade Harbour -  Mid week challenge 26 - Red ,White and /or Blue -