Hello Everyone! Again, I need to apologise for my absence, still trying to get over this rotten infection and trying to get my house back into living conditions again, also with just general life, it has just been a little busy this week to be able to sit and create and blog, so I aplogise.
Today I have made a card that uses paper piecing, I wanted to enter this flower card into the Moxie Fab World competition but ran out of time to put it together, so I thought that I would share it with you today. I have to also thank Cath Edvalson for the shout out on her blog for my little tree card that I entered into the Moxie Fab World, Picking Up Pieces competition, and to thank everyone that has left a comment on my blog congratulating me. Lastly, Congratulations to all the winners of the competition, you work was so creative and beautiful.
So onto today’s card, I started with a white card, cut to size and folded in half and set aside, I then cut a pink and cream piece of card stock slightly smaller then the card, I distressed each of the sides of the card stock with my scissors and then took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and blended over the edges of the cream card stock. I then took paper from the My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary Collection and stamped Hero Arts, Big Flowers Pattern, Flower onto 3 different pattern papers from the collection, I also stamped leaves from the same stamp set onto some patterned paper from the same collection, I cut each of the leaves and flowers out, making sure to cut one flower smaller then the other, I added some Glossy Accents to the largest flower, once this was dry I used foam dimensionals to add height between each flower and added a button to the centre of the flower. The flower was assembled and using some Ranger, Distress ink, Victorian Velvet I added some blending to the outer edges of the flower and set aside to dry. I then cut a strip of green card stock to form a stem and used some Ranger, Distress Ink, Forest Moss to change the colour to a deeper green, I also added the same ink to the leaves. I assembled the flower onto the cream card stock using some foam dimensionals and added the stem and leaves also. I added a sentiment to the bottom of the cream card stock using Hero Arts, Thoughtful Messages stamp set, stamped with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter. I adhered both cream and pink card stocks to the white card and then felt that the card was missing something so I added some stamping to form a background using, Hero Arts, Be Happy, Bee Trail stamping it with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Dusty Plum and lastly, adding some pearls to finish the card.
Here is another view of the card.
I hope you enjoy today’s card and that you find some inspiration to try out the technique using paper piecing, it really is a lot of fun and gives your card another aspect.
Have a great Thursday and I will hopefully catch you all tomorrow!
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Hello Everyone! Are we enjoying Monday? I went back to work today for the first time after having a week off sick, I must say that I did struggle at the end to keep going, hopefully a good nights sleep tonight may help me tomorrow, fingers crossed anyway.
So I made a card last night, trying to get back into the swing of things again and decided to use one of my new stamps that I got in my little scrapbook haul the other day and make another Mothers Day card.
I started with a bone coloured card stock cut to size and folded in half and ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug Machine, embossing it with the Cuttlebug, Jamara embossing folder, I then set this aside. I took a piece of white card stock and cut a Spellbinders, Label 8 die out , then took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and blended over the top of the die, making sure to cover the whole die, also adding extra to the sides. Once this had a little time to dry I took the Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing and stamped over the top of the blended die cut with Hero Arts, Soft Sand shadow ink making sure I covered the entire die cut. I set this aside and proceeded to stamp a Hero Arts, Hydrangea onto some white card stock, I then coloured the stamped image in with my Copics, until I was satisfied with the end result (see photo below for Copics used). Once the image was coloured I cut the image out and added some foam dimensionals under the flower, then attatched it to the die cut. I then added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Signature Greetings stamp set which was stamped with Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter. I adhered the die cut onto the card with some foam dimensionals and lastly, I added some pink pearls to the die cut to finish the card.
Here is more views of the card.
Here is the photo of Copics used.
I think that today’s card turned out quite pretty and I think that my Mum will be receiving this card, I am sure she will love it.
Have a great night everyone and I will see you all tomorrow.
Hi Everyone! Well after a weeks absence from sickness, I ventured into the craft room last night and started to create again, although finding a little hard to find my feet, but I am sure that by then end of the week I will have that mojo back.
So today’s card I broke out my Papertrey Ink stamps again, I started with white card stock for the card, folded in half and set aside. I then cut a piece of Papertrey Ink, Raspberry Fizz card stock slightly smaller then the card front. I stamped a leaf from the Papertrey Ink, Turning a New Leaf with Versamark Ink in different directions on the raspberry fizz card stock, making sure that all the card stock was covered to form a background image. I heat set the Versamark Ink and then with Papertrey Ink, Big & Bold Wishes, I stamped a sentiment and the matching flourish with black ink over the top of the leaf background. Lastly, I added some pink rhinestones to the end of the sentiment to finish the card.
Here is another view of the card.
Also I have a little share for you today, this photo was taken quite a few months ago, one of the very first pieces of furniture that Darryl built me for my craft room. However, some things in this photo have changed a little bit, hence more stamps and more products underneath and a new trimmer. Just thought that I would give you a little sneak peek into what I am hoping to have more photos uploaded for you to have a look at in the next coming weeks, my room just needs a little tweaking and a little cleaning and straightening and I will take some before shots then once I have holidays at the end of September and I paint my room out, I will have the after shots for you.
I hope you like what you see today and that this little inspiration that both myself and Darryl have created, spurs you on for bigger and better things.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I am heading back to work tomorrow, so wish me luck in not having a coughing fit whilst I am at work.
Hugs for now!
Hello Everyone! Sorry I have been MIA the last week, I have been incredibly sick with tonsillitis and flu, I am still recovering, but am feeling a lot better, still coughing and spluttering but nothing compared to what I have been like during the week. So my apologies for the absence.
I don’t have a card for you today but I do have some photos of a small scrapbook haul and a new item that entered my craft room about an hour ago.
As you can see from the photo I purchased all of the new Tim Holtz Distress Inks, some Hero Arts stamps, I also purchased some Copic blending card stock, which I am loving. You can purchase all these items through Scrapbook Boutique. Evelyn and Chris are wonderful and very helpful people.
The second photo for today, is something that my partner Darryl has hand built for my room. I have noticed on quite a few blogs lately that everyone is buying the Copic Cubbies, I new that at this stage we are not able to buy them here is Australia so I took a print out from the net to him to see what he could come up with and well, here it is. I love it and a lot of room to put more Copics, as you can see I am still a long way off a good collection of them………LOL.
I am so lucky that I have a very talented partner that can build me all of my furniture to suit my needs in my craft room, he is truly a wonderful guy.
I wanted to also share with you today some bits and pieces that I have found on the net:
Check this out.………Donna what a beautiful take on Jill’s card, loving it.
Also a very big Congratulations to Vanessa for her first Publication……….Check it out……..Oh and Vanessa you do crack me up girl, you made me smile and giggle today, which was what I needed.
How about This for a paper creation. WOW!
That is about all for today, I am hoping that I will be able to get the creative juices flowing tomorrow to be able to bring you a long awaited card.
Stay tuned for tomorrow and thanks everyone for you patience.
Have a great night all!
Hello Everyone! How is your Easter Monday going, I am happy because I have the day off today from work after a very hectic weekend. I do hope that you have all enjoyed your Easter and are now relaxing.
I made 2 cards the other night in preparation for blog posts, so that if I did not have time I had a card up my sleeve to post about. I was also super organised and typed up the post to go with it as well, just in case.
I started with white card stock, folded in half and set aside. I took a piece of paper from the Making Memories, Ledger Paper Pad and stamped Hero Arts, Friend Definition Cling background stamp with Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Antique Pewter, once dry I took Hero Arts, Antique Engravings stamp set and stamped 3 butterflies onto the paper, I coloured the middle butterfly in with my Copics, I also stamped another large butterfly onto some scratch white card stock and coloured it in and cut out the image, I set this aside. While thinking about how I would approach the aesthetic of this project, I made some mood boards and looked at English antiques to help me understand the look better. After all the theorising, I decided to paper pierce around the edge of the paper for added interest, once I had finished paper piercing I took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and blended around the edges to give it a vintage appeal. I then adhered the butterfly that I had cut out of card stock and attached it to the middle butterfly on the paper. Whilst this was drying I took to strips of blue card stock and punched a border with my Fiskars, Scalloped Scallop border punch, cut them to size and attached to the piece of ledger paper, I distressed the edges of the scallops with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen to match the paper and added foam dimensionals under the paper and attached to the card front. Lastly, I added some rhinestones to the centre of the butterfly that had been coloured in.
Here are a couple of more photos of the card.
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Hi Everyone! I hope that you have all enjoyed your Easter weekend, mine has been chaotic and very hectic, I have had to work all weekend, but finally tomorrow I get to spend the day with Darryl and Roly, YAY! I also think that hopefully I will be doing some much needed therapeutic crafting as well.
Today’s card I made a couple of nights ago, I started with white card stock for the card and folded in half and set aside. I then took some Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush card stock and with Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush ink I stamped polka dots from the Papertrey Ink, Polka Dots Basic 2 stamp set over the card stock, I set this aside to dry and then with brown card stock I stamped the Hero Arts, Flourish Background cling stamp with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White ink over the top of the brown card stock, I then heat set it to dry quicker. Using my white gel pen I added dots to parts of the flourish background. Next I adhered the 2 pieces of brown and pink card stock with a small strip of scrap card stock to the back, then added some Martha Stewart, White Twill Tape to hold each card stock together. I added foam dimensionals under the pieces of card stock and attatched to the front of the card.
On a piece of white card stock I stamped a flower from Hero Arts, Color Me Flowers stamp set, 2 times and coloured the images in with my Copics, once I was happy with the end result I cut the flowers out making sure that I had one big flower and one small flower, I then placed a My Minds Eye, Pearl Brad from the Lush Collection through the centre of the flower to hold them together, I added foam dimensionals under the flower and attatched it to the White Twill Tape. Next I added a sentiment to the bottom of the pink card stock from the Hero Arts, Essential Messages stamp set stamped with some Colorbox Ink, Muted Moods, Anitque Pewter. Lastly, I added some pink pearls to the card to finish it off.
I hope you like the card today.
Here is another view of the card.
Enjoy the rest of your Easter Weekend and if you are only now just celebrating Easter Sunday, I do hope that it is filled with many happy memories. Have a great night everyone and I will catch you all again tomorrow.
Hugs for now and Happy Easter! Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you all.