I have had such a great weekend filled with lots of time to craft and finishing up with coffee and cakes with friends this afternoon – just lovely!
Earlier this morning I decided to whip up (hmm, Dr Hubby might not agree with the use of the term ‘whip up’ but never mind!) a card for a few challenges and I used the sketch over at The Deconstructed Sketch as my layout inspiration;
Here is what I came up with;
I have distressed the edges of the DP a little with sandpaper and a smidge of TH Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap then added the stitching.
OK, you may have noticed that I was slightly naughty and left off the bow but I just couldn’t make it look right. Plus, if I faffed around with it any longer when we were supposed to be leaving for the aforementioned afternoon tea then Dr Hubby might have started divorce proceedings…
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!)
Oh no, not more rain/snow again! I guess I will just have to stay inside and do some crafting 😉 Maybe I will even get a chance to have a proper go with my new Copics!
Anyway, I wanted to share my DT card for Totally Gorjuss and our theme for this week is ‘Something Borrowed’…hmm, thinking caps on for this one!
I was trying to make a piano themed card for someone and decided to ‘borrow’ some inspiration from Pinterest 🙂 Check out this fabulous 3D example here, which is where I got the basic piano shape from, although mine is a flat version.
This is the card lying flat;
Then the top part stands up with a little card prop;
Here you can see all the pretty embellishments including my new favourite leafy die;
DP: Maja Designs for the music paper
Flowers: Prima Country Elegance
Foliage: Memory Box Lavish Branch die
Tag: cut with Cricut (Lacy Labels cartridge)
Finally, don’t forget to stop by at Totally Gorjuss to see the lovely creations from the rest of the DT and I hope you can join in with our challenge for a chance to win some loveliness from our sponsor, The Ribbon Girl.
Today I have my DT card for Totally Gorjuss to share with you and the theme is ‘For Mum’ which of course ties in very neatly with Mothers’ Day tomorrow. This week we are sponsored by Crafters Companion so you will be spoilt for choice if you win!
I have used a new stamp from LOTV and isn’t this little bear a cutie?
Here is a close up of the image which I have coloured with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers and for once you can even see the Frosted Lace Stickles that I added to the flower centres !
DP: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics
Label shape: cut with Cricut (Lacy Labels cartridge)
I made this card during my recent mojo-free period and am still not sure if I like it. Maybe it is just that I don’t use these colours very often so am not used to seeing them! I do love the stamp from LOTV though, which I have coloured with my ProMarkers 🙂
This weekend I went to the last wedding of 5 this year and created a card for the happy couple using this lovely sketch from Die-ing for a Challenge;
I have probably over-used this digi stamp from The Greeting Farm this year but it is such a cute image and I love that I can colour the hair to match the bride and groom’s hair. By happy coincidence I managed to actually get the colours to match quite well with the wedding theme 😀 As you will see in the photo I also made a little matching wallet to hold the gift card.