Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Pretty In Pink

This is a recent card I made for a Grandma to give to her granddaughter. The request was for the card to be pink and feature a little girl.

I started with an 8x8 scalloped edge card blank. I did my matting and layering using Dovecraft Back to Basics papers and silver mirri card. Image is 'Busy Doing Nothing' by Sheena Douglass, coloured with Promarkers. Dress/sash have been paper pieced using My Mind's Eye and Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose papers and matted onto Spellbinders Labels 8 shape. Sentiment is from magazine freebie paper pad. The larger flowers were made with a Nellie Snellen medium flower punch and the small ones with a Papermania Midi punch. The flourish is Marianne Creatables Swirl Leaf die. Ribbons and gems from stash.

Apologies for the blurry photo - photos 2, 3 and 4 are clear shots!

                                             Close-ups of flower & swirl detail

Box made from Centura Pearl with Memory Box Butterfly Vine border detailing

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bows n Brads

The challenge at Crafty Fairies this week is Bows n Brads and as I'm trying to post one card a week I managed to make this card fit the theme.

I started with a ready-made 6x6 scalloped edge card and added a piece of white embossed card and a Cheery Lynn doily which was topped with this lovely LOTV fairy topper. I glittered her wings and dress for extra sparkle. The sentiment is also LOTV and the brads and ribbon are from (very) old stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Little Fairies - Bows n Brads
The Ribbon Girl Blog - Make it Sparkly
Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Fairytale or Winged Creations
ABC Challenges - W for Words
Creative Craft Challenges2 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Ch 14 - Use 2 different die-cuts
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Autumn Colours

I had a new home card to make and managed to fit in some Autumn colours as there's several challenges running this theme at the moment. It hasn't photographed too well - the red leaves are not as overpowering in real-life!

I started with a 6x6 Kraft card blank which I stamped using a Papermania Square Urban All Aboard Postmark Stamp and embossed with Stampendous Gold powder. The birdhouse image is Hot Off The Press and was a freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft mag and was embossed to match the background then cut with a Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle.  Corner flourish is also by Spellbinders: D-Lites Fantastic Flourish Two. The leaves are a mixture of Cheery Lynn Ivy Strip die and Woodware Birch Leaf punch. I added gold ribbon and red gems to finish off.