Friday, April 4, 2014

Buttons, Bits and Baubles for Card Makin Mamas

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Don't you love the challenge headers that Angie designed, I really think they jazz up our DT posts!
I had some fun with this card, I have started making my card bases and working from there, instead of colouring and image and then designing the card.  Both have their own individual drawbacks however.
I used a Kaiser paper pad my daughter had started cutting up for a timber project, so all the paper on this card is from her remnants.

I hope that the details are obvious, I can happily say I used my microbeads for the FIRST time since owning them.  Now keep in mind they have been in my house for over 2yrs and I really wasn't sure how to use them.  Well combined with very strong double sided strips, I simply rubbed them onto the tape that was previously applied to the circle die cut.  I did um and ahh about adding flowers which seem to be my desire of late but I refrained ... and I think im happy!

I layered up three of the BE diecuts that in the wonderful Kristina Werner's handwriting, and I love all of these dies, im patiently waiting for more to arrive from Simon Say Stamp (well not so patiently actually...)

I look forward to seeing what you create for our Buttons, Baubles and Bits challenge this fortnight at Card Makin Mama's, please head over to the challenge blog and link up your creations.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Well duh!

I completely stuffed up and posted a card early.. a sneak peak perhaps for those really on the ball!
But this fortnights challenge with Card Makin Mamas is all about photo inspiration.

I took my inspiration from the frame in the background of the photo and then the yellow flowers and if you look closely the bunny beside the lamp post.  Can you see anything remotely similar to the inspiration.

Please head on over to the CMM challenge blog and link up your creations so the DT can comment and be inspired yet again by your work.  




Im playing in the 
Inky Impressions Think Spring Challenge


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mini Mummy

This is my favourite card from the weekend, there is something about it which just makes me smile.  I created this card with my eldest daughter in mind after she injured her hand and lost her fingernail  and subsequently was in quite a lot of pain for 24hours.  Its now a week later and her new nail is already growing, isn't the human body an amazing machine.

My image is from Lacy Sunshine and can be found here on the retired page.  Im very pleased I found it before it was gone.  And it was only $1, so I was extra thrilled.  I think this will be my new go to image for Get Well cards.

It coloured really easily and there were loads of places to add shading throughout the bandages.


I used a Simon says Die and sentiment set and cut up another clear set to grab the scripted "with".  Im  enjoying cutting up my stamps to create new sentiments.  A friend that I crafted with over the weekend, searched my sentiments and ended up creating the wording of You are my lucky Charm, using words for 4 different sets.

I am popping this card into the Lacy Sunshine challenge this week, Im also going to enter into
the something new challenge over at Card Mania, my image was brand new.

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Another project


Another project I completed over the weekend.  I had coloured this little girl over a year ago and never popped her on a card.  I went with a fairly simple layout and struggled just to leave it alone.  I am trying to use more white space on cards, which you will notice as I upload my weekend projects over time.  I used my friends jewel setter- I rock setter (which was the but of quite a few jokes) and really liked it, so I am now awaiting my own setter to arrive.

Im entering this beautiful girl into the following challenges
Melonhead - Girly
Cards Galore - Use a stamp or digi
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

Crafting for a weekend

I have just spent 4 days crafting with some beautiful ladies, lots of laughs, a little too much sarcasm (mostly from me) and lots of creating.  I feel absolutely thankful that I was lucky enough to be included in this crafting weekend.  I made about 12 cards over the weekend, some of which used some odds and ends that I created but never used on a project.  Here is one of those.  The plan was to use this circle on a rainbow project but I couldn't get it to work.  I ended up with Clean and Simple.


Im playing in a few challenges this week
Aud Sentiments Anything Goes
Cardmania - Something new (I used my brand new SSS hello die)

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