I am here with a very quick post to share my card for Totally Gorjuss and this week we want to see some ‘Embossing.’ Now, I don’t use either heat or dry embossing all that much but I do have a couple of embossing folders that don’t see the light of day very much. So, I shook the dust off one of them and went for a really simple little design;
Wow, another week has rushed by although I have only been in work for 2 days so can’t complain! I’m here with my card for Totally Gorjuss and this week our theme is ‘Anything Goes with Sparkle’ … sounds easy, right? Not so much for me as I don’t often add a lot of sparkly stuff to my cards, so here goes…
As usual, the stitching was done by hand and I stuck all the gems down one by one (very carefully!) then I added just a little extra sparkle to the flower centres with some Crystal Stickles.
DP: Maja Designs (Crea Diem)
Label shape: cut with Cricut (Lacy labels cartridge)
Hurrah – I finally had time at the weekend to play with my new Copics and I love them! I did have to add in the odd ProMarker so I clearly need to buy some more colours 😉
I used a lovely image from LOTV to experiment with and made it up into this card for the Lili’s Little Fairies Challenge of ‘Spring colours.’ It is a bit of a late entry as the rubber stamp I wanted to use for the sentiment disintegrated as I stamped it so I had to rethink the arrangement of embellishments and it seemed to take me forever 😦
The stitching has been done by hand and the edges of DP have been inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap. Oh, and look, there is my favourite die of the moment again!
Here is a close up of the sweet image;
DP: Pion Design (Fairytale of Spring)
Flowers: cut with Cricut (Lyrical Letters cartridge)
Border punch: Martha Stewart (the one I can’t remember the name of!)
Ok, I’m bored with this cold weather now and worrying if it is going to snow AGAIN 😦 Plus, it is really hard to take good card photos when it is so grey all the time so please forgive any slight fuzziness of the photos below!
The last card I blogged was intended for Dr Hubby’s Valentine’s Day card but I changed my mind, as is my womanly right 😉 I really wanted to ink up my new LOTV stamp and it made for a slightly more masculine card than the previous one.
I wanted to try something a little different so stamped the image onto Kraft card using brown ink then coloured it in with ProMarkers/Flexmarkers in shades of brown apart from the little bit of red for the flowers and balloon. Here are the cute couple in close up;
I folded the seam binding and stuck it down with little bits of double sided tape as I went and raised the image up slightly to give a little bit of dimension as you can see here;
Yes, it is the weekend again and I can’t believe it is nearly Valentine’s Day! The challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week fits in with this perfectly as it is ‘Love’ and we are sponsored by Crafters Companion who will give one lucky person £10 to spend online 🙂
I have used another Tiddly Inks image; this time it is Wryn – Grow a Little Love and I think she is just adorable. I have layered up the panels without my usual Kraft card border except round the image and coloured Wryn with ProMarkers/Flexmarkers. I have kept the layout simple so it would be suitable for my lovely hubby 🙂 I hope he doesn’t mind a couple of pearls though!
DP: Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics
Border punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot
Sentiment: Personal Impressions Big Sentiments stamp set
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
I have been drooling over all the beautiful Maja papers for a while and finally bought some and they are so worth the extra expense for the quality. It was tough cutting into them as they are so lovely and I could have just sat looking at them for hours! I eventually decided they would be perfect for an engagement card for some friends.
I cut the hearts using my Cricut and inked all the elements for a distressed look. Here is a closer look at the pretty bits;
I whipped up this quick card for the Totally Gorjuss challenge of ‘plain and simple’ and was surprisingly pleased with it. I love CAS cards but am not always happy with my attempts at them, so this made a nice change 🙂 It was also a great way to use up some scraps of paper!
DP: scraps of SEI paper (very old collection, not sure which one)
Hearts: cut with Cricut
Scalloped edge: Martha Stewart scallop dot edge punch