Sunday, February 27, 2011

it's the thought...

Well I did manage to get into my craft room (yes I have my own room now, that's what happens when one of your darling children leave home) and made a card for my brother and his family who live in Christchurch.  Luckily they live in an area which wasn't badly affected by the earthquake.

I also decided to enter this card into two challenges this week the Just Add Ink colour combo and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch challenge.

 The colour combo for us to use was Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and River Rock but I don't have River Rock so I have used Crumb Cake instead as my card base. I have then used Cherry Cobbler  and Daffodil Delight card stock and Very Vanilla Ribbon.  The stamp set is one I hadn't inked up before called It's the Thought which is a level one Hostess set from the Summer Mini available until the end of March. I coloured in the flowers and vase with markers and blender pens and added some Rhinestones and a little pearl.  I also sponged the edges with some Daffodil Delight ink.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sketch Challenge JAI # 56

Over at Just Add Ink this week there is a sketch challenge for us.

Sketches are quite good when you need some inspiration as they can kick start your mind in the right direction (hopefully) when you don't know where to start.

This is my take on the sketch

I started off with a Pear Pizzazz card base and have matted with Confetti White, then I stamped on Whisper White with Concord Crush a two step flower from the Fast & Fabulous Hostess Set, I have also sponged the edges of the Whisper White with some Pear Pizzazz ink.

The Happy Birthday from the Curly Cute set was stamped in Versa mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder on Basic Black card stock which is part of a top note. Of course I have added a rhinestone.  Then I added a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock that had been scalloped along one edge and a ribbon.

I also stamped on the inside of the card

This time I used the birthday wishes from the Occasional Quotes hostess set and the same flower  (or part of) as I had used on the front.

I hope you go and have a look at what the design team have done this week and check out all the other entries too.  Feel free to give it ago yourself.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Team Swap

I made this card last week to use as a swap with my Paper Diva's team mates.

On this card I have used several techniques stamping, punching, tearing, crumpling, sponging, in fact I had fun making this card.

I used Pear Pizzazz,  Peach Parfait, Perfect Plum and Confetti White card stock with Concord Crush and Peach Parfait inks.

I stamped the For You flowers and  punched out the centre, then I punched a scallop circle and crumpled it  sponged the edges and put the flower on with a dimensional. I then used another dimensional to attach it to the card. The other flower is a Boho Blossom and the butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit for the Big Shot.  Then with the addition of some pearls and rhinestones it was done.

I recently received  a card from a fellow demonstrater  Patrice  which I used for inspiration and this is her card
 So the idea was the same but as is usual with card makers we have to change things a little.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentines Day

Well I thought that I would share the card I made (at the last minute) for my darling hubby on Monday.  I am also going to enter it into the Just add Ink challenge for this week which is to Just Add Love.

 I used Real Red card stock. ink and ribbon as well as Basic Black card stock and ink. With some brads and pearls to finish it all off.

I then put some chocolate hearts in a bag and made a topper for it, actually it is more like a card as the card stock is behind the bag.  Again I used Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock , Basic Black ink, brads pearl and some real red ribbon.

This is the two together.  Unfortunately it was late at night when I took the photos.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scrapbook Page

Well I am finally back with another blog post.  Sorry it has taken so long but life happens.

Last weekend I went to Rotorua with Paula for stamp camp. We had an awesome time learning new techniques and in my case meeting a lot of new friends.

One of the projects we did (and the one I am most proud of) was a scrapbook page taught to us by Delys Cram who is an amazing crafter.

She showed us how to use the new presto papers that are in the Summer mini where the pattern shows up when you apply ink.

This a photo of my daughter Ellen when she was 12
(she is now 16) and her cat Sooty.
I thought it was a sweet photo to use and I like the way we were shown how to layer the page with the photo and embellishments.

The main colour used was Pear Pizzazz with some Soft Suede ink in the background.  I managed to add a bit of Cherry Cobbler in the little butterfly.

With the use of a bitty button and a pearl among the card stock flowers and butterflies to add interest.

Ellen thought it was cute. (She would have preferred a different colour as she is not to keen on green).

I plan to have a go at another page soon.