Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Red, White & Blue with a Circle

As a recent winner of the MSE Challenge it was my chance to set the next one and because this was just after the Royal Wedding I chose 'Red, White & Blue with a Circle' for the theme.  There were 16 entries and my DH picked Georgiegirl's name from the hat. This is the Congratulations card I made for her to go with her prize and as you can see I stuck to the theme! I coloured her shoes and ribbon with a Promarker to tie in with the blue card.

Image and Sentiment LOTV
Blue card, Gems and Ribbon from Stash
DP - My Mind's Eye (magazine freebie)
Tools Used: Nestabilities Plain Circle
Nellie Snellen Multi-Frame Die Set Flower 1 - MFD020
Dragonfly punch

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Wedding Card

So here is a recent commissioned make and I know I shouldn't really say this but I do just love it!!  I think it is the lovely zingy green card that makes this although it's not a colour that I'd normally have thought to use for a wedding card.  My friend had got me a couple of packs of this card from a supplies warehouse that she is able to go to and I can see that it will be used very often.  My love affair with LOTV continues of course.

Card size is 8 inch square and the embossing had to be done in two goes. It's fairly easy to line up the hearts folder but the birds & swirls won't match up so well, hence the flower treatment in the centre.

This is the first of two cards (second one will be blogged soon) and both are going out to Australia. LOL, I'm going global!!

Image - LOTV Weddings - Big Square
Sentiment - LOTV - For You Circular Sentiments
White & Green card and Gems from Stash
Striped DP for punched flowers - Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose collection
Green ribbon - Offray

Tools used:
Cuttlebug - Hearts and Birds & Swirls embossing folders
Nestabilities - Plain & Scalloped Circles
Marianne Creatables Flourish die
Nellie Snellen Medium Flower Punch
Martha Stewart Branch Punch

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenge

Creative Craft World - Use 3 or more flowers

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Thank You

Here's a little thank you card I made for Caroline from the MSE board. I was recently the lucky winner of her sketch challenge and she very kindly sent me some lovely crafting goodies. I was able to use some of the card candy on her thank you card.

The flower doily was die-cut using my new Nellies set and it's good value for money as there's seven pieces in the set including a sweet little button.

Papermania Scalloped card blank
Image - LOTV A4 Die-cut Sheet - Fairies
Sentiment - Honey & Hugs Rub-on
DP - Dovecraft Back to Basics
Holographic card & Ribbon from Stash
Card Candy - Part of my MSE Challenge Winners Prize

Tools used - X-cut corner rounder
Nellie Snellen Multi-Frame Die Set Flower 1 - MFD020

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

MSE Challenge Card

A quick post this evening as I'm rushing to get this card blogged and entered into CT's Sketch Challenge over on the MSE forum.  It all seemed to come together quite well and I'm sure I'll be using this sketch again.

Scalloped card blank - Papermania
Image - LOTV - Take It Easy A4 Die-cut Sheet
DP and Sentiment - Serif Picnic in the Park - Freebie from Simply Cards & papercraft magazine
Brown card, Brads and Ribbon from Stash
Tools used:    X-Cut Corner Rounder

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

       MSE Challenge - CT's Sketch
       Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
       Bunny Zoe's Crafts - #11 - One for the Boys

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Birthday Blue

Hello, Thursday already! It really doesn't seem almost a week since the Royal Wedding does it? Maybe it's just me but the weeks really seem to be flying by.

Today's card was made for a card-making friend - so no pressure there then, LOL!  I decided to use the lovely Edwardian Lady papers again and tried some different colours to my favourite lilac. The green ribbon was part of my candy win from the U.S.A. - thank you Jacque.

DPs & Sentiment Topper -  Diary of an Edwardian Country Lady - Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine freebie
Cream & Blue card, Pearls & Dragonfly from Stash
Green Offray Ribbon - Blog Candy Win from the U.S.A.
Tools used - Martha Stewart Punch - Eyelet Lace

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 2 May 2011

LOTV Wedding Card

So, this is the first wedding card I've made and have to say that I'm pleased with how it turned out. I made my own 8 x 8 inch card blank and also made a box for it with a pink tissue paper liner. This was a commissioned card and I personalised the insert with the bride and groom's Christian names and the wedding date on the LH leaf and a nice verse on the RH leaf.

The flowers were made with my Nellie Snellen punch, some cut from pink card and some from the K&Company DP.  I added a gemstone to each centre before coating with Glossy Accents.

Image - LOTV Big Square - Weddings
Sentiment - LOTV - For You Circular Sentiments
DP - K&Company
White & Pink card and Gems & Ribbon from Stash
Tools used:
Nestabilities Plain & Scalloped Circles
Nellie Snellen Medium Flower Punch
Martha Stewart: Lace Heart Edge Punch and Medium Branch Punch
Marianne Design - Creatables - Swirl Leaf

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch N Stash Challenge 60 - Free Choice Sketch   (Sketch 34/New Stash LOTV Big Squares)

Thanks for looking.