Tuesday, March 31, 2009
A card from Anita....although it is a store bought card it has a handmade look to it. I like the layout and the use of the flowers so have included it in my list here. It would be so nice if some of the cardmakers I know that sell their wonderful handmade cards could get the price that is printed on the back of this card ($8) or even half the price for that matter.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I used black leather craft as the base card....then used the Swiss Dots embossing folder in the cuttlebug and embossed a piece of SU Ruby Red. The topper I made by machine stitching three lines around the edge of the white card. Two rows of black and another a Ruby Red colour. I attached the yoyo flower and created leaves and a stem with coloured wire. Stamped on the greeting and added a '7' sticker.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
*NEW* WHITE/BLACK DRY MOUNTED HANDCRAFTED ALBUM BOOK
23-Mar-09 15:18:07 AEDST
*NEW* RED/BLACK LEATHER BOUND HANDCRAFTED JOURNAL BOOK
22-Mar-09 14:17:11 AEDST
This card is from a very clever friend Rachel. I love the layout of this card and the colours that have been used. So nice.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Today I am sharing a card that my clever Mum created for my daughter for her birthday. The girl skipping has been created by quilling.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I dismantled one little bag so that I could add back and front to the card. I used a paper flower, split pin and flower bling from the collection of goodies I was sent to match the back of the bag with the front. Using SU Bravo Burgandy as my base card, I then layered on a piece of SU Always Artichoke which I had run through the cuttlebug using the 'Forest Branches' embossing folder. I then adhered the handbags and on the side I finished with ribbon also sent to me amongst the goodies.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I visited one of my friends blogs (Cathy) yesterday and she was showing off a card for a cuttlebug challenge. So I went on to investigate the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot . The challenge was called "Serendipity #21" which is the technique of making a collage with scraps of paper. I just so happened to have had tried this a couple of years ago and had spare squares already cut. This is when the second challenge came in from Cuttlebug Challenges Inspired #22 - glitter, stamped image and cuttlebug.
This is what I did. I ran lines of double sided tape across and down the card in a grid. Then sprinkled on some blue glitter. Ran my serendipity squares through the cuttlebug using the 'forest branches' embossing folder and then the 'swiss dots' embossing folder. I adhered the squares into the glitter grid. I used water colour pencils to colour in the cupcake and layered this on black board and gold paper. Stamped up the birthday greeting and added to the top of the card.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
To create the card I used SU Pretty in Pink, I machine stitched swirls on as a background. Along the bottom I stitched one row of stitching and then removed the thread for a line of holes. Added three paper flowers along the right edge and three Kaisercraft bling along the left, inked the edge of the card using SU Pretty in Pink inkspot. I stamped the greeting "Enjoy life's moments' with clear versa mark then inked with SU Pretty in Pink inkspot and then clear heat embossed it. I layered this all up and added some more bling. The handbag I cut out on my robo....this time was not so plain sailing as the paper kept getting caught. I must buy a new cutting mat. Anyways, to finish off the handbag I cut a second handle in the green. Using fancy edge scissors cut a little tab for the front and added a leftover piece from a gold sticker for the clip. Added a strip of green and a gold edge sticker along the bottom and ran some more gold edge sticker around the bag.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Next - I organised a Stampin Up gift voucher for my Mum's birthday from my friend Ruth. What a lovely surprise when I picked it up as Ruth had made one of those lovely handmade flowers and placed it on the outside of the gift voucher holder. So clever.
Yesterday, I received two little handbags from my February swap partner over at Craftmad. One we were to fill with a few crafting items so we can return two cards this month. One card with a handbag on and the other with some of the goodies attached. So I will be playing today.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This card I created for my SIL's birthday next week on St Patty's day. I used SU Chocolate Chip then a layer of SU Sahara Sand and SU Almost Amethyst. I pin pricked around the edge of the Almost Ameythyst. The next layer with the leaf design is a wonderful paper bag that I received when I bought some beads a little while back. I couldn't toss that as it was too pretty. I created a felt flower by cutting two circles of felt and then cutting triangles from around the edge. Then sewed a button to the centre. Finished the card with a greeting sticker from the Sticker Store.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Enjoy and have a happy Sunday.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Anyways for this card I used SU Mellow Moss for the base, then a layer of SU Almost Amythest Paper and Card. I used one of my sports pictures and layered that on Mellow Moss. Found a flourish and added some pearl bling. Attached a gold ribbon and Best Friends rub-on. I created this card using the March Sketch Challenge over at Craftmad.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I used pink board for the base card and attached a strip of striped paper along the bottom and handmade paper to the top of the card. I then covered the join with pink cross grain ribbon and machined stitched around the edge. While the sewing machine was out I stitched a few flower stems and them attached a variety of punched out paper flowers. I used left over gold stickers for a couple of the centres. Finished off with a Best Wishes sticker greeting.
Monday, March 2, 2009
I have however, finally listed the yoyo flower cards in my store over at the CraftAuctions Site. Come over and have a look. I have lots of cards, woodwork magazines, and stitchery items. If you see a card you like but wrong colours just email me and I will try and come up with something that suits. I like a challenge. :-)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
A challenge that I will be working on shortly is over at Craftmad. Kaye has just posted the Card Challenge and Scrapbook page challenge for the month of March. See you there.