Friday, 30 September 2011

It's an unbirthday party

Tea with the Mad Hatter is anything but usual. This is my 3rd and last card in the series tea with Alice from Crafty Secrets.
Again I use the papers from Eline's Babies as they are so lovely and soft and match the theme for a tea party.
The completed card with all the embellishments.
I coloured all the images with Copics, the ribbon is really old from when I was a baby : )
The frills in the corner are made with dies from Marianne Design.
The flower is made with the Flower Shoppe cartridge and distressed with Adirondack Latte ink, then I added roses, distressed with stain, some pearls and lace.

The inside panel of the gate fold card.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Come to tea with Alice

I have been playing with my new stamp set from Crafty Secrets; Tea with Alice and this is another gate-fold card to share.
 The outside of my card. It's hard to get a good shot as the card keeps opening.
 I used Marianne Design ribbon border die with ribbon from Paperchase and some Ranger pearls.
The letters are also from Marianne Design and the little tags are punched with Fiskars..
 I coloured the images with Copics and added a shadow border.
 Just a few more shots of the completed card. I am busy working on a 3rd one in this series as I can't get enough of these stamps.
Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Crafty Secrets: Tea with Alice stampset

It's a very important date... with this lovely gate fold card. I used this adorable stamp set from Crafty Secrets, who have the most darling stamps I have seen. So glad they sell this side of the ocean.
I used my score-pal to make the card from a 5 1/4x 12 piece of American Crafts cardstock. I bought a score-mat this weekend at Crafts U Love and it's my best tool ever.
I used Eline's Babies paper from Marianne Design and Ledger paper from Making Memories. I stamped and inked with Adirondack Latte.
The doily is sprayed with Old Lace, Crème de Chocolate and Vintage Rose Glimmer Mist. The ribbon is from Marianne Design.
 I stamped little roses on tea pot and cup.
The flower is made with the Flowershoppe cartridge and sprayed with a remainder of pearl Glimmer Mist to which I added water and used to wet the paper to be able to mould.
The completed card with added pink pearls in the cut-outs from the Platin Schoolbook cartridge.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Baby shower gift and card

I just want to share with you the gift I made for my colleague's baby. It is a baby bouquet made out of baby clothing and silk flowers. I rolled all the little clothes and wrapped them with floral tape on to wooden dowels.
 When I bought all the stuff, I didn't know if it was going to be boy or girl. It's a girl and I am pleased with the colour scheme.
The items are: a velvet jumpsuit with a little hat, 4 pairs of socks, 1 pant, 1 long-sleeved onesie and 1 bib.
The card I made when the baby was born. I used a Sizzix Hello Kitty die with October Afternoon paper.
The flower is from Prima with Glimmer Mist and faux stitching with a Making Memories eyelet and Doodlebug velvet brad.
 The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the trim from Making Memeories. The card is cut with my Gypsy and using Accent Essentials.
I used Glossy accents for the eyes and nose and coloured with Copics.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Acrylic baby album

A baby album for a colleague.
I made this album for one of my colleagues who was expecting a baby, but did not know if it was a boy or a girl. Tricky scans... She has now given birth and it is a lovely baby girl Laura.
I tried to make the album "gender neutral" and used Little Yellow Bicycle papers called Baby Safari. In the end, my album turned out looking more girly, so I was really pleased when she finally did have a girl. I hope she will love her baby album.
I used a Srappy Cat 6x6 clear acrylic tab album.
 The completed album with ribbons on the book rings.
I sprayed Prima flowers with Perfect Pearls Pearl. Note: the glitter is not so permanent as the Glimmer Mist. You get very shiny fingers. It is the first time I have bought this brand, but won't be buying it again. The chipboard and cork letters are from Making Memories. The rub-on from American Crafts, buttons by Basic Grey, flock sticker by DCWV spring stack. All trims and ribbons by Making Memories. Here I added some Viva pearls on the trim.
A cute little flocked owl.
Artemio clear stamps to stamp all the little animals in the album. All puffy stickers in this album are by Accessorize. American Crafts rub-on and flock stickers from DCWV.

Rub-on by 3 Bugs in a Rug, Artemio tree stamp.
Puffy monkey stickers.
 Rub-on sentiment by DCWV and glazed branch sticker by DCWV.
 I created a photo frame with Nestabilities and used American Crafts eyelets.
A DCWV rub-on with a sweet sentiment and a really cute pink elephant.
 More puffy stickers.
 A tag for the inside of the book. The back has got lined paper to journal on.
 An autumn Leaves clear stamp. The loose tag goes in front of this and can slide behind the sweet cheeks tag.

 American Crafts rub-ons with some Viva pearls.
 Stamped crocodiles, too cute to bite and an American Crafts rub-on. I added 1 page in paper on top of the 5 page acrylic album.
 More puffy giraffe stickers and an American Crafts rub-on on the ribbon.
 I left the last page simple, using the effect of the decorated paper and just adding trim and a rub-on.
 Back of the book, were I might right a little note for the mum.
The finished album.
It has been a picture rich post, but thanks for visiting.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Merry everything with Mimi (1)

A Penny Black Christmas card with the little character of Mimi. I made several in this range and this is the first one I am going to share with you.
 I used a Marianne Design die cut to make the frame and put the image on dimensional glue. I used Cricut Christmas snowflakes with liquid appliqué and added the same for the snow on Mimi.
 The design paper is from Papermania and I used old cardstock from my stash. I stamped the little presents with Versamark on the green cardstock and distressed with Distress Inks all the white paper. The flowers are from Petaloo and I added Lemon Ice Stickles as the original glitter kept falling off the flowers.
The image is coloured with Copics and I have added Star Dust Stickles to her wings and the berries on her hat.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Season's Greetings

Welcome to my first Christmas card of the year with this sweet image by Bells and Whistles from Elisabeth Belle.
I had already coloured this image in June during my holiday in the Lakes. I actually coloured a whole stack of images then and kept them for when I had more time to make cards.
I used a Nestabilitie frame called Fleur de Lis with absolutely beautiful details and a scalloped oval to cut the image. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I used Viva Gold pearl pen to make the little gold dots on the frame and the background and added blue Stickles to her eyes.
The flowers are made up out of white roses and Prima hydrangeas sprayed with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist and gold Stickles on the roses.
I made the snowflake from a cut from the Christmas cartridge with my Cricut. I actually made a whole batch, so you will be seeing them a lot more on my cards. The snowflakes are cut on white cardstock. I then covered them with Liquid Appliqué and let them dry. When heated with the heatgun, they turn all puffy. I added some Stickles for the glitter and distressed the edges with ink. In the center is a Doodlebug gem.
The inside of the card has also been decorated with the remaining frame from the Nestabilities and a Hero Arts sentiment. All the papers are from Marianne Design called Eline's Vintage Christmas.
Hope you like it and thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Give your troubles to God

Another lovely image from Elisabeth Bell on this Sugar Nellie stamp.
The image is stamped on American Crafts textured cardstock and coloured with watercolour pencils.
The edges are punched with an Xcut multiframe punch.
The frame is embellished with flower sequins. The design paper is Eline's Vintage from Eline Pelinkhof in blue and green.
The sentiment is from TCP Studios, some Glossy Accents on the apples and Victorian Velvet to distress the edges.
Another shot of the completed card. The pink background paper is made by spraying Vintage Rose Glimmer Mist on white card. I have used this same technique paper on the inside of the card, so it is nice and shimmery, but you can still write a message. I made the 4 pearls in the corners with Ice White pearl pen from Viva.