Thursday, 31 July 2014

Too Old.........Never !!

For cupcake(s) that is!! So here is my final entry for this month's LOTV Take Two challenge. I managed to use one image, two sentiments and three design papers!  This is my second attempt at a pop-up box card and it went reasonably well although my green card isn't quite up to the task of supporting the flowers and went a bit 'wobbly'.  Hope to add a daylight photo tomorrow.

edited to add Daylight photo taken this morning

Cupcake Fairy was stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured using my Promarkers. Her wings are glittered with Glamour Dust and the cupcake icing had the Glossy Accents treatment.

The flowers were cut in LOTV Petal Fresh DPs and white card, using assorted dies including Cheery Lynn; Sue Wilson Classic Rose;  Marianne; Martha Stewart punch and an old Hobbycraft punch. The green swirls are a Spellbinders Floral Flourish die.

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

LOTV Ideas to Inspire Monthly Challenge - July - Take Two
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge 29 Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - challenge 46 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Challenge 44 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Challenge 68 Anything Goes
Divas by Design challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges: 224 Flower Power
We Do Doobadoo - Challenge 11 - Celebrations

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Believe in Fairies

Here is my second entry in July's LOTV Monthly Challenge. Isn't she a lovely fairy and rightly deserves her glamour-dusted wings!! Unfortunately they don't show up at all well in the photos but I promise those are sparkly wings. This image is one of the Garden Fairies and was in a mixed pack of LOTV Big Squares that I bought from the LOTV eBay outlet store here  (they still have some on sale).

I started by embossing a trailing ivy design (Sheena Douglass A4 Embossing Folder) straight onto an 8x8 scalloped card base. I also embossed a strip of white card as a base to wrap the ribbons around.

I used the Fern Trio dies (CED1401) from Sue Wilson and cut out a number of fern leaves - using 3 different green DPs - LOTV Bonnets & Bowties; Dovecraft; and built them up so that the fairy is looking out from a heart shaped aperture. The side flourish was also cut from LOTV DP using a Spellbinders Floral Flourish die. The sentiment is a LOTV Dreamy Days Circular Sentiment Set 6 and is mounted onto an Nellie Snellen (MFD022) heart shape. Ribbon, Gems & Dovecraft brad from stash and the butterflies were cut using Tonic's Mazarine Blue die.

Close up of fairy surrounded by ferns

Ribbon and bow detailing

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

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Take Two - Floral Birthday

Oh  dear it's been far too hot today! Sorry to be a spoilsport but I just don't like the heat and always head for the shade!

Here's a recent birthday make and sort of my version of a CAS card. I used one of the images from LOTV Art Pad set 3 - Wild Flowers. I matted it onto the largest Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles which was cut from plain white card first.  I then trimmed down the image to fit as the die is just that bit too big to cut straight from the art pad sheet which is a shame. The design papers are both LOTV - from the Petal Fresh 8x8 paper pad. The daisies were made using a Cheery Lynn Daisy Strip and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards. Gems are from stash.

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

Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge - July - Take Two
Crafty Catz Challenge 239 - Flowers
Try it on Tuesday - Colours of Summer

Thanks for looking!