Friday, 25 October 2013

If Friends were flowers wink

This card came about because I wanted to use my Peachy Keen Character Face stamps, which I haven't used for at least a couple of years. It's made entirely from Scraps.

A basic square card covered in some Scrap Stampin Up DSP, I then used Spellbinders Lacey Squares S4-295 to cut another scrap, topped that with a paper lace doily, then  another diecut using Spellbinders Fleur De LIs Pendant S4-204.
The Paper rosette was diecut with a Tim Holtz Alterations die called Paper Rosette, I punched two 1" circles to hold the rosette in flat. Then used Stampin Up's Pansy punch to cut the flower, again from a small scrap.
I stamped the face that I wanted and punched it out using the 1" circle punch. With an aqua/blue gem for the eye.
A scrap of ribbon was used along with a few gems to add some bling.
The sentiment is computer generated, then punched out using Stampin Up tag punches.
A tiny butter fly was punched finish it off, (I love butterflies)

I have so many scraps, I feel bad if I don't use them, so this is a warm fuzzy card, not just for the friend I give it to, but for myself as well since I don't feel so guilty about that box of scraps. (all arranged by colour and kept in 12 x 12 zip lock bags)
So now you know not only how I keep my scraps, but have a little idea of how they could be used.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, look out for the November Challenge at Unstampabelles, I'm sponsoring November and the theme is Vellum, I'll be posting my Design Team card when I find out what date I have to have it posted by.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Simply Fabulous

After having gone through another lack of mojo, being sick doesn't help the creative juices at all, I suddenly found some inspiration in the new Stampin Up colours and stamp sets.
The following 4 cards are the result.
For them I've used the following:

  • Calypso Coral card and ink pad & marker pen
  • Gumball Green Card and Ink pad & marker pen
  • Whisper White card
  • Tempting Turquoise ink pad
  • Baked Brown sugar ink pad & marker pen
  • Basic Black
  • Tangerine Tango ribbon
  • Doily Lace edge punch
  • Blossom Punch
  • 1 1/4" circle punch
  • Fine Feathers stamp set
  • Million & one
  • Serene Silhouettes stamp set
  • Simply Sketched stamp set
  • Flowering Flourishes stamp set (used for the insert in one of the cards)
  • Mixed Bunch stamp set
  • Double sided tape
  • Dimensionals
  • Stampin Trimmer (THE BEST EVER)
  • We are Memory Keepers Crop-A Dile Corner Chompers
The Calypso Coral cards are tent fold, one Gumball Green is A5 landscape the other is A5 Portrait

The only reason I used Tangerine Tango Ribbon is because I've not yet bought any of the new in colour ribbons, so I didn't have Calypso Coral available, I thought it was close enough to use and gives a slight contrast in colour, the scanning of the cards has however, made the difference really noticeable where in ordinary daylight it's far less noticeable. 

I'm so pleased my mojo has returned, I hate struggling to create! and these 4 cards owe nothing to anyone elses work.

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

Hugs and Happy Crafting

Monday, 7 October 2013

Unstampabelles Challenge No 28 Stitching

Unstampabelles challenge for this month of October 2013 is Stitching, but not only stitching on cards, but stitching in general. Which gives the sewers, quilters, embroiderers out there a chance to take part.

The prize for this month is donated by Blue Edge Crafts an on line store who have been an excellent source of all things for paper craft for over a decade now.
This is what they have on offer for the prize.

Given that this challenge is for STITCHING I decided (shock horror!!!!!) that I wasn't going to make my Design Team submission a card. I have in the past done quite a bit of not just stitching, but machine embroidery on card for sewing projects. However, I do like hand embroidery as well, and in particular I enjoy Candlewicking.
So my entry for this month is an apron upon which I embroidered the Bib and the Pocket. I used plain calico, some cotton broderie anglaise lace and some grosgrain ribbon for the ties.

The designs I used come from a book called 'The Complete Book of Candlewick Embroidery' by Sue Millard. the ISBN number is 1-85368-150-4
I really love this book and have over the years done every single project more than once. For the beginner it's excellent since it shows you how to actually do the candlewick stitch if you don't already know.
Because of copyright issues, I cannot give you the patterns.

Here is my finished apron and close up's of the bib and pocket.

 Not my usual offerings for my Papercraft Blog I know, but it meets the challenge in a different way than card making.

Hope this inspires you to have a go.

Happy crafting