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…
Well, I don’t know if Spring is finally here to stay but we are all about the ‘Spring Shades’ over at Totally Gorjuss this week. The new Spring Basics collection from Maja Designs (available from Live and Love Crafts) is perfect for this theme and I had to buy pretty much every design in the collection as they were all just so beautiful!
I used several layers of pretty papers (I had so many to choose from!) all matted onto Kraft, then stitched and inked around the edges. Here you can see the layers and the little ribbon loop under the button;
I also decided to add to my collection of Saturated Canary images as I have loved these awesome digistamps by Krista for a long time but only have a couple. I thought Ava with her balloon was a great match for the spring papers and I have coloured her with my Copics – I think I am slowly getting the hang of them but still have lots to learn.
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)
Hopefully this post will appear as planned on the day I am due to return from my skiing holiday! The theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is ‘Anything goes with pink’ which is very easy for me 🙂 We are sponsored by J&C Creations so lots of goodies to choose from if you win!
I have seen a few cards using stamped images cut down to look like a polaroid photo and was inspired to have a go myself. Mine looks less like a proper polaroid because of the black border but I just thought it looked good!
The image is Stamping Bella Uptown Girls – Victoria and Juliette’s night out and I have cropped the bottom off and coloured it with Promarkers/FlexMarkers. Here come the girls…
DP: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics
Ribbon: from stash
Edge punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot
Sentiment: Paula Pascual All Year Round stamp set
Don’t forget to check out all the lovely pinkness from the rest of the Totally Gorjuss DT and thanks for stopping by,
Our theme at Totally Gorjuss this week is ‘Happy’ and we have TWO lovely sponsors; The Ribbon Girl and Saturated Canary. It certainly made me very happy to get a free SC digi stamp to work with this week so thanks Krista 😀 I chose Cali Girl and some fresh yellow and blue DP to bring a little taste of the summer we will hopefully have this year!
So, why the post title? Well, I am on the edge of ProMarker cliff readying myself to jump off into the big wide Copic sea! I have been thinking about it for a while and my colouring of this image convinced me that I needed to try it so some Copics have been ordered; watch this space! Until then, here is the image coloured with ProMarkers/FlexMarkers;
The theme this week at Totally Gorjuss challenge is ‘Anything goes…with lace’ which is right up my street 🙂 I have used an old but fabulous stamp from LOTV and coloured it with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers. I added tiny spots of Frosted Lace Stickles to the bouquet wrapper but it is less sparkly than some Stickles so you can’t really see it unfortunately.