Saturday, 30 May 2015

Tic Tac Toe for Lacy Sunshine

Hiya peeps

A small post for a large challenge over at Lacy Sunshine Challenge #59 as its a tic tac toe selection:

For my card I chose the right to left diagonal set of Buttons, Lacy Sunshine Image and  Flowers.
Im hoping Ive done the right thing by choosing those items but I do admit that I love the finished creation.....
The soft blues and purples really do go well together and I will be using that combination again. I have used the Lilac smooth 240gsm card stock from Papermill Direct as a base card. The purple & blue backing papers are from my own stash. The mulberry paper gardenia flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts at a fab price for such a really good selection of assorted flowers, lace and embellishments.  All the buttons and the ivory ribbon are from Crafty Ribbons also where you can find fabulously gorgeous ribbons galore and buttons of all shapes and sizes. The pearls are from my own stash. A gorgeous large almost 8x8 inch card.... 

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Saturday post on Facebook

Hiya peeps,

Today is to show you a card that I made a few days ago for my Saturday post on the Facebook group page for 2 Cute Ink  featuring a cute little gal or guy (depending on how you colour the digi)
called Owl Doodles.

The base card is from a new kit by Craftworks Cards which I brought from Create and Craft tv.
The Happy Birthday ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons from the Candles set of Birthday ribbons. (The link will take you directly to the whole set showing the different colours that the website has to offer).
The pink topper is die cut using (I think) a Joy die set of 2 dies and I coloured the owl with Spectrum Noir professional Pencils.  I hope you like the small 6x6 card.
I have a few more cards in the pipeline for blogging about asap.... keep your eye on this blog!!!! ;0

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Art By Miran, theme is Anything Goes

Fairytale Challenge, # 118, theme is springs & Wings / Feathers and Wings

Sunday, 24 May 2015

A little something can make all the difference

Hiya peeps

I thought I would show you a card, make from a kit I brought in a sale, that cost me £1.50. By Papermania, from their Bellisima collection. In soft purples and blues its a beautiful card and I only went slightly off the picture on the front of the kit. What I wanted to show you though, is that a simple White 15mm Sheer Organza Ribbon bow can make such a difference...... If you dont like the White on it then the Crafty Ribbons website category  will show you what is available in 20 other colours, and thats just in the 15mm size!! A simple "rabbit ears" bow is all that is needed but if you
cant make one of those bows then any bow would suffice, even a bow without tails....
What I wouldnt recommend though, is using the 15mm ribbon to make a multiple looped bow for this type of card. It would make it look "too busy",  What I would say, after years of making cards and being a ribbon addict, is that you look at using a thinner ribbon if you want to add a multiple bow to what is already quite a busy card like this. However, if your card doesnt have the "overhangs" of the basic shape of the decoupage then go for it, but consider the layout of the rest of the card, Oh please dont take offence by my ranting or trying to give "advice".

The finished result??? A gorgeous feminine card from a teenager upwards thats what.

Check out my post on the Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog for the shorter version of this post lol ;0

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Life's a beach topper on a die cut card for Crafting Musketeers challenge #25

Morning peeps,

A quick post by me (as Ive got so much to do today) but a quality photo post anyway.

The sponsors of this challenge are The Hobby House and this being the midway reminder post you have probably already seen the main post...
If not then please click HERE

On my card, below, the topper itself is from The Hobby House and the sheet of 6 die cuts are called Life's A Beach Topper Set and the cost is only £1.50!!!

The theme of our challenge though is Die Cut and you can see in my photos that I have die cut the base card and the layers of the card stock right up to the topper!!!

Right....take a look at the main post on our challenge blog for all the information you could wish for plus its our 2nd Birthday!!!