Sunday, 30 May 2010

Simon Says... Challenge

Use pink or blue and green and brown for this challenge on Simon Says.
This is actually my second entry for the same challenge. I certainly tried to use up my scraps with this one.
Supplies: Marianne Design Vintage paper, DCWV card, Copics and Whispers, Stickles, Plantin Schoolbook for hearts and label, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart border punch.

Vintage for City Crafter Challenge week 6

Hi everyone, I made a vintage inspired card for CCCB # 6. You have to follow a card recipe: 1 ribbon, 2 papers and 3 flowers.
I used an image from Shabbychicpapirskatter and printed on American Crafts card for some more texture.
Supplies: Coordinations  beige card, Marianne Design Vintage papers, white flowers from Kaisercraft, Glimmer Mist in Sand, Pearl, Moonlight and Marshmallow, Blingz in December Sky to color the flowers, Versamagic ink in Wheat, Sahara Sand and Mango Madness for inking the edges, lace from John Lewis, Papermania pearl colored yellow with Copic, Yellow brads from Doodlebug, gold leaves.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Let's Celebrate

Time is flying again and I'm finding it hard to find some valuable crafting time. The ideas are coming, but time is running.
I managed to make this 3 inch accordion card.
I was planning to make a pop-out gift box with my Gypsy, but it did't turn out the way I wanted it to. So I saved my Crafty Secrets stamped images for this card. I LOVE Crafty Secrets stamps and this Bugs Life is quite a funny set.
I didn't use any designer paper, but sprayed a white sheet of paper with Glimmer Mist Vintage Pink. for the background.
Supplies: American Crafts white card, Memento ink Tuxedo Black, Ranger Vintage ink Rosebud, Versamagic Sea Breeze, Copics, Shimmerz and Blingz, Glimmer Mist Tea Rose for the flowers, Basic Grey buttons, Papermania pearls.
I 'm entering this card in Cute Card Thursday and Simon Says Challenge.
It was a bit hard to get the whole card in one shot.
Hope to get a bit more time to craft soon. I would like to prepare a mini book for our coming summer holiday. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Gift box and birthday card

Hello there,
This post is a bit picture heavy as I 've made 2 items for a friend's birthday.
I'm a bit in a hurry, because I still need to buy the giftcard and I need to give it to her today. Monday is her birthday, but I won't be seeing her 'cause she's flying out to the Philipinnes for 3 weeks. Today she's at work so I 'll go and catch her there.
This is the card; the sentiment is from Woodware stamps. I cut all the die-cuts in white American Crafts card and chalked the colors on them. To seal the colors I used Pearl Glimmer Mist which also gives it a nice shine.
Blue paper is from K&Co and pink papers from We R Memory Keepers Tiffany's pad.
Lid of the box; the flowers are cut with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Flower Creations on recycled cotton paper. They had the same color treatment as above. The gems are from Doodlebug, pearls from Papermania.
The sentiment and other cuts are from Create A Critter.
The front side of the box.
Right side.
The back.
The left side.
All items together.
The only Copic used, is the red for the cherry which has also been glazed. Some small round and heart gems are from the 99p store.
I'm off now to the shops to get a gift card, might stop in TKMaxx. My favourite store. I'm always in for a bargain.
I only paid £19.99 and it has all these stamps from Autumn Leaves in it, plus an amethyst ink pad, plus a book by Autumn Leaves. The bonus item was a pack of  plain tags from Paper Reflections. I thought it was super! Only mistake I made was that I thought I would have the same stamps as on the picture. The box was sealed in the shop, but I still have a good deal; a calender set, sentiments, flourishes, spring stamps, baby stamps, flowers.... Very good! I'm off to the hunt, Bye! 


I'm into Create A Critter! Love, love, love all the funny little creatures.
I made this little girly whale card with the help of the Gypsy to create the exact sizes I wanted for my image and background.
Supplies: Papermania Rose Garden paper, Coordinations cardstock, Sakura gelpens, ribbon from stash and paper rose.
Isn't she cute?

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Hey Gorgeous, Relax

It seems to have been a while since I posted. Busy week as usual. I can't believe I'm already dreaming of my next annual leave in June, still 5 more weeks though, sigh...
I did manage to squeeze my card in for the CCC week4. Lovely colors Heather has chosen for this week's challenge.
I used my Stampies Mothers set. They are Dutch and my mom bought them for me. I actually didn't like them at first, but they stamp well and the images are growing on me.
I also got my Gypsy yesterday and Create a Critter cartridge. I started playing with my Gypsy and made the embellishments for the card with it. I must say I am really pleased with this machine. It's gonna take a while before I can work with it effortlessly, but so far... thumbs up! Thanks to my DH or I might not have bought it. He is in to gadgets and has PSP and DS XL, so maybe he thinks this is my PSP now...LOL.
Supplies: We R MemoryKeepers paper Tiffany's, Coordinations brown cardstock, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Storybook for flowers, leaves and flourishes, Gypsy font for the sentiment, Making Memories lace, Stickles stardust, pink pearls.
I welded the letters together with the Gypsy and adjusted width and height of the flourishes. I might be quite expensive, but so far it's worth the money.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

A Smile is the shortest distance between two people

Hi there,
I hope everyone is fine and enjoying their Sunday. I managed to finish my card for The Play Date Cafe PDCC28.
I liked the colors for the challenge and thought of a stylish engagement card to congratulate some friends.
On the next picture is the size of stamp and shrinkplastic I used. For me it worked best with VersaMagic and not Memento ink, which dried slower and stained. Coloring on the plastic is a bit like on fabric; it tends to run, so you need to stay away from the edges and use minimal pressure/contact with the nib. Also use light colors, 'cause they darken when shrunk.

My first attempt, curled a bit, smudged the image and the hole I punched with the Cropadile became too small. The image shrunk to 1 inch height. I made another one for the card and colored less. Sorry for the dirty mat, which is now wharped from my heating tool. You do need a heat resistant mat. It's on the wish list...
Supplies: I used a cut from the lovely Sweethearts cartridge, paper from Basic Grey Sugared and Porcelain pads, American Crafts cardstock, Plantin Schoolbook cuts all my background squares and rectangles, Cuttlebug swirl emboss file, Prima flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Vintage Pink and Marshmallow and Pearl, sticky pearls from SIL Craft, Paperchase ribbon, Hobbycraft lace, Shrinkies white shrink plastic, Inkdinkado stamp, Copics, Anita's 3D glaze, Viva salmon pearl pen, white Sakura gel pen and black ribbon from stash, Tsukineko ink.
My finished card:
And a close-up of my second Shrinkie charm;
Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Friday, 7 May 2010

D for drum

Another little boys' card for my stash. I made it for 2 different challenges: City Crafter Challenge and The Shabby Tea Room. For the first challenge it had to be a tag and for the second, you had to use bling.
Well, that's that, although I 'm not sure if it had to be a more shabby look.
The little boy image on the tag is from the web, but I cannot remember what the site is called. I saved a few of their flash cards too.
Supplies: June Bug Basic Grey paper, Distress Ink in Tea Dye, Basic Grey buttons, K&Co chipboard D, Doodlebug Glitter, little letter stickers and ribbon from stash, Plantin Schoolbook for cutting the squares and scallops.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Second post of the day and TESC #111

This is the card I made for the Taylored Expressions sketch challenge. I love Taylor's blog and her designs and this is the second time I am participating.
I used the Paisley cartridge again to make the giraffe. -not sure how he gets to hold a lemon branch in his mouth, but it's fun-.
The stamp is from Inkadinkado Boxed Wishes set.
And this is my card:
Supplies: DCWV cardstock, Sizzix Little Sizzles paper, Martha Stewart border punch, Copics, Tsukiniko Jumbo Java, Basic Grey brads, ribbon from Hobbycraft, corner rounder punch.

Enchanted frog

I 've been busy playing with my Paisley cartridge. I couldn't resist cutting out the frog.
Then I remembered I had a little stamp that came with the Craft Stamper magazine. So I put the 2 together to make this fairytale card.
I used a little key stamp to make a charm, glazed and distressed it and hung it on a mini pin with some beads.
Now just hope the little fella finds his princess and that he is charming enough for her to kiss him...
Supplies: DCWV ,Papermania and American Crafts cardstock, Sizzix Little Sizzles paper, Martha Stewart border punch, 3D foam pads.