Sunday, December 6, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Christmas is fast approaching - it's so scary, only a few weeks to go !!
I haven't even thought about Christmas shopping yet but I have started on my cards - I said 'started', have lots more to do but in keeping with this theme, here is my card for this fortnight's challenge.
The theme is 'Something for Christmas' - I made a card but if you would like to join us, feel free to make any project with a Christmas theme - a card, 3D object, scrapbook page, etc.
For my card, I chose this beautiful vintage paper as the background. It features some lovely flowers and text and I loved the colours in it.
I sponged around the edges of the paper with some ink to give it an antique finish then mounted it onto some dark green card and tied some gold glittery ribbon along the left side.
I then mounted this panel to the red base card. To highlight the flowers on the paper, I added some gold glitter glue to their centres.
The sleigh was one of two die-cuts I found in my stash of goodies - can't remember where I got them from but I had a gold one and a red one which I used for this card. I embossed it with an embossing folder then sponged around the edges with some brown ink to give it some definition.
I coloured in this gorgeous Tilda image with watercolour pencils and an aquabrush then added some gold gliiter to her buttons and the embroidery on her coat and also a little on the poinsettias in her basket.
For an added touch, I also put some crystalline glitter along the fur trim of her hood to simulate glistening snow - it looks beautiful on the card at night but as always, doesn't come up too well in photos.
To finish off the card I tied a sheer ribbon bow to the gold ribbon strip and then attached a little gold bell to the bow's centre.
To decorate the sleigh, I added a die-cut leafy branch and 3 red fabric flowers. I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it.
Why don't you check out what the other team members have done for this challenge and join in the fun and create your own Christmas project.
Please share your creation with us by linking it to our site here. We'd love to see your work!!
Well, that's it for now. Drop in again soon to see what else I've been creating. Hope you're all having a good weekend.
'Bye until next time !
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I'm sorry that my card for the recent MDUC is so late - have had a few other commissioned cards to make for family members and have been busy with other things and issues recently.
For this challenge we had to use this sketch designed by Shell Barnard.
As I had been asked to make a 70th birthday card featuring a Tilda image I made use of this sketch for the card.
It worked out very well I think.
Here is my take on the sketch.
I used some pretty patterned paper and attached it to a scalloped piece of cardstock then mounted it onto the base card.
I then embossed some pink card, cut around the edges in a random shape then cut out a piece from the centre and turned it into a frame so that I could put the main image inside it.The white piece of card behind the frame was sponged with some pale yellow ink to match the scalloped border strip.
I coloured Tilda with watercolour pencils and an aquabrush and added some glitter glue to the flowers and the bow in her hair. 3D foam squares were used to attach her to the frame.
I used some gold peel-off stickers for the numerals and the Birthday greeting, attaching them to some yellow cardstock and then cut around the greeting with scissors and used a 1" circle punch around the numbers. (I edged the circle of cardstock with a gold ink pen.)
To finish off the card, I added a gold peel-off corner sticker and then attached a gold brad to a white flower and some pink flowers and leaves and adhered them to the embossed frame with 3D foam squares.
My Mother-in-Law was very happy with the card which she is giving to a friend of hers - I hope the Birthday 'Girl' will like it as well !
Please check out our MDUC site here to see what the other team members have done for this challenge and if you want to play along too, add your card creations to our link so that we can all have a look at them.
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you come back soon for another visit.
I have two more cards to show you which will be in my next post and I have to make another 2 cards by this weekend so will show you those as well when they're finished.
'Bye for now - see you again very soon!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Nice to see you again. I had a lovely weekend - very busy. Caught up with former workmates on Friday night for a quick drink to celebrate one girl's new job then it was on to a special birthday at one of my favourite craft shops.
The owner was celebrating her 10th year in the shop and had invited some regular customers to a VIP night at the shop to help her celebrate the special occasion.
Of course, I couldn't go empty handed so made this Tri Shutter Birthday card and gave her some yummy chocolates to share with her staff.
My S-I-L came with me and we had a great night - there were a lot of laughs (and a few tears) during the night's celebrations and some of the girls had made Birthday cards and treats which were a great hit !
One girl made (and decorated) the Birthday cake which was fantastic - she had 3 mini cards made out of icing sitting on top of the cake and get this, one of the 'cards' had been embossed with an embossing folder and fed through a regular die cut machine !
Who'd have believed that you could emboss royal icing using tools made for papercrafting !!
For this card I used the beautiful SU Designer Series - Tea Party papers and the Upsy Daisy stamp set for the main image.
I found the lovely pink and pale yellow flowers in my stash and they went so well with the papers and base cardstock. I also used Rub-ons for the greeting next to the flowers and stamped and cut-out the 3D butterfly on the right-hand panel.
SU Supplies -
Cardstock - Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White.
Stamps - Upsy Daisy (main floral image), Best Yet (Hostess Set) for greeting, Great Friend (butterfly and background leaves on pink panel).
Inks - Lovely Lilac, Gable Green, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink.
Designer Series Papers - Tea Party.
Extras - Rub-ons, adhesive pearls, paper flowers on wire stems, small piece of SU - Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, glitter glue.
I love making these particular cards as you can decorate them as simply or as elaborately as you like to suit the occasion and the recipient.
Thanks for dropping in - I hope you like what you see here.
Please come back again to see my next creation!
'Bye for now - take care !