Sunday, 29 September 2013

Dresses galore!

I've been inspired by myriad of 'Dress' designs available on the web by some truly brilliant card makers. I've cased a few and tried my own based on someone else's idea.. Here are a collection of some of the cards I've made recently.
It's terrible when your mojo dries up making it difficult to come up with anything original, but with inspiration like this, i'm sure i'll be back in the groove before too much longer.

Of course all this fascination with dresses began with Unstampabelles recent challenge, but I was way too busy having fun finding new ideas and then re-creating them to post any for the midway inspiration. Sorry Merry!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope you come back soon.

Happy Crafting


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Playing with Hexagons

Hexagons seem to be very popular lately, and I like so many other card makers have been playing around with them.

It's difficult to say that this is a unique piece of work, a ME original because I've seen so many of this type of card out there in craft internet land that I'm not sure that I'm not inadvertently copying what someone else has already done. So, while I can honestly say that I have not set out to deliberately copy someone elses work, this is card is to me, an original.

I've used all Stampin Up products to make this card. I've used the following Stampin Up products:

  • Midnight Muse card cut to A5, then scored at 10.5cm and folded in half
  • Whisper White cut to 10 cm x 14.3cm then embossed with the Honeycomb folder
  • Six-sided Sampler stamp set
  • Happiest Birthday Wishes (used inside the card along with some more hexagons)
  • Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink Pad
  • Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink Pad
  • Crushed Curry Classic Ink Pad
  • Midnight Muse Classic Ink Pad
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad
  • Basic Black Classic Ink Pad
  • Choc chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Hexagon punch
It's a very basic, quick and easy card to make, the hexagons were stamped onto Whisper White then punched out with the Hexagon punch and mounted with dimensionals onto the front of the card. I used the stamp a ma jig to get the correct placement for the sentiment on the front.

This is the inside of my card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Happy Crafting

Monday, 2 September 2013

Unstampabelles September Stash & Scraps Challenge

The Challenge for September is sponsored by CraftMad, a great online forum for the papercrafter, although they do sewing swaps as well.
This is the prize on offer for the winner of our Challenge to create something using your Scraps, Old stuff/stash.

My card is made using a flower fairy card kit which I bought a couple of years or more ago from Blue Edge Crafts (BEC) Blue Edge Crafts are the On line store which operates both CraftMad and The Sticker Store.
The kit contains the makings for two cards, base cards with fancy edges, matching envelopes, the fairy images, the fairy stickers, and corner stickers as well as the sentiment stickers.

Since I already had the base card, I simply cut my pattern paper to leave a narrow border once mounted to the base card.
I ran my pattern paper through my 5" Xyron station (available from Blue Edge Crafts) to evenly apply adhesive to one side, then onto that I placed some mulberry paper which has daisy cut outs all over it.
Since this left adhesive in the flower cut outs, I then sprinkled fine crystal glitter over the top and rubbed into the flowers so that they covered the adhesive and gave a nice shimmer to the piece.

I edged the piece with some Tsukneko All purpose Ink in 74 Champagne Mist.
After placing the fairy sticker over the image, I fussy cut it out and mounted to my paper layers using foam mounts.
I used the corner stickers from the kit and added a piece of narrow cream ribbon with a faux knot. I then used double sided tape to stick the topper to the base card.

I used a punch to cut the label for the sentiment sticker which after sponging the edges is mounted over the ribbon with foam mounts.
All the papers used were from my scrap paper box, the only new thing was the ribbon.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you take part in this challenge.

Happy Crafting