Friday 21 April 2017

Man of the match

  • Hunkydory: for the gentlemen collection 'man of the match' toppers, background card and inserts (there's some left over!) 
  • 2 6x6" White card blanks
  • Gold mirri card
  • Blue adorable scorable
For the first card, I made an easel... 

I folded the front of the card in half and covered with a matt of patterned paper. I added the topper onto the front, only positioning the glue on the lower half of the topper. I then added an insert, cut down to size to fit inside making sure the image would be visible. I trimmed the border strip from the coordinating cardstock and added this across the bottom of the inside of the card, using foam to create a stopper. 

And for the second... 

I matt and layered the cardblank with gold mirri card and blue adorable scorable. I cut the centre from the topper and glued this down flat on the front of the card. I then trimmed the remainder of the topper down, cutting from the inside of the aperture to create a frame. I glued this in position using foam to raise it up surrounding the main topper. For the inside, I trimmed down another insert to fit inside neatly. 


Thursday 20 April 2017

Happy times

  • LOTV- happy times
  • SU!- remembering your birthday
  • Craftwork card- man made paper pad
  • Momento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- E30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 39, 47, 49, 50, 51, 21, 93. YR07, 18, B99. N1, 3, 4, 6. W00. W1, 4.
  • Silver pearl paper
  • White 5x7" cardblank
  • Brown button 
I cut a mat of pearl paper and a layer of patterned paper to fit the card blank. I then stamped and coloured the image on a mat of white card. I layered this onto pearl paper and glued it onto the card. To complete the sketch, I stamped the sentiment onto white card and shaped it into a banner, before matting onto pearl and adding onto the card. The finishing touch was a button secured in position with a glue dot.
Challenges I would like to enter:

Friday 14 April 2017

gift wrapped...

  • LOTV- gift wrapped
  • My favourite things- stitched scallop basic edge die
  • Sentimentally yours- elegant milestone birthday
  • Patterned paper- country companions 'for someone special'
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Neenah classic crest cardstock
  • Copics- W3,1,00. R000. Y18,17,15,13. V17,15,12,0000. R85,83,81. YG13,11.
  • Sakura- glaze pen #849, clear star glitter pen #700
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter brush pen
  • Yellow and gold bakers twine
I die cut my patterned paper to create a decorative edge, then trimmed it down to fit the card blank. I then positioned my sentiment and image stamps beneath according to the sketch. I coloured my image with copics, then used glitter and glaze pens to accent the image and sentiment. Finally, I glued the paper down and added twine tied in a bow. I think it's a lovely image and colour combination for a big Easter time birthday!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Monday says: hip hop
Simon Wednesday says: spring color inspiration
freshly made sketch #283

Sunday 9 April 2017

Heartfelt sympathy

  • SU!- heartfelt sympathy
  • Tattered lace- large circles dies
  • Archival 'coffee' ink pad
  • Tim holtz 'brushed corduroy & gathered twigs' ink pads
  • Cream & Kraft cardstock
I cut a mat of cream cardstock to fit the card front. I stamped this all over with the small image to create a background. I then stamped the large sentiment onto another piece of cream cardstock, die cut into a circle and die cut a larger Kraft circle to layer onto. For the inside, I stamped the verse onto cream card and die cut into a circle. I inked the edges of all 3 cream layers, before I glued them into place to complete this simple card.

Saturday 1 April 2017

My favourite nut

  • Neat & tangled- my favourite nut (stamps and dies)
  • My favourite things- stitched scallop basic edge dies
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- E40,43,44,49. E31,99,30. YG93,95,97,99.
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Doodlebug 'white' twine
I stamped, coloured and diecut the large image from white cardstock. I then created a patterned panel by stamping lots of nuts and colouring them in, again on white cardstock. I diecut the Kraft cardstock into shape and layered with the nuts panel onto the card blank. I added the large nut with foam for dimension. To finish, I coloured twine with my copics for a perfect match and tied on with a bow.

I would like to enter the following challenge: