Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Bow birthday card

After the disappointment of missing the deadline for the Retro Sketches challenge the other week I've made sure this one's been finished in plenty of time!
Here's the sketch it's based on

and here's the link to the challenge.
The home-made stampamijig got used a lot for this card too, the stamps and inks are mostly Stampin' Up.  The black stamped label is a Sizzix stamp and die cut set, and the scalloped edge is a Xcut dielicious border die
The swirls are Sizzix die cuts, I used pink tissue paper for these to keep them from overpowering the sketch.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

DIY Damask card

Well, I've had a go and I can't say it was the easiest thing in the world to do!
The Shabby Tea rooms want us to use damask this week.  I figured I had lots of swirly stamps so I could use them to make a damask pattern .... this is what I came up with after I raided my son's box of lego to make a stampamijig!  I know it doesn't look much but it took most of the afternoon to put this card together!

I'm entering it into
The Shabby Tea Room #128 Shabby Patterns
Polka Doodles #34 Stitching
Stampin' for the Weekend #16 Pearls and Swirls
Clean&Simple  #205 sketch

The swirl stamps are Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Flourish Swirls and are stamped in Stampin' Up Sahara Sand.
The flowers are a Tim Holtz die, cut out of pink papers and tissue paper
The sentiment is a Stampin' Up set, Curly Cute
It has faux stitching around the edge of the damask paper, and teeny tiny pearls in the centres of the flowers.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Going Around in Circles

I quite enjoyed delving into the depths of the craft cupboard for the last card and have kept a few of the bits and bobs I found down there out for this card.  There were a set of big circle and elipse templates that I've used here and some wobbly edge scissors that my children are after now that they've seen them!
The swirls are Sizzix dies and the papers are freebies from magazines that have had some cream tissue paper glued over the top to calm down the colours a bit.

Am entering this into -
Allsorts week 167 - going around in circles

I based the card on Retro Sketches #24 but was too late posting it to enter.  Doh.  Must make a better note of the closing dates!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Lilac Anninversary

I think I had everything out from the craft cupboard this afternoon to make this card, even my very rickety old wobbly edge scissors which haven't seen the light of day for a very long time!

I'm entering this into 3 challenges;
The Shabby Tea Room #125 Sweet Summertime
The Ribbon Reel #33 Button It
Sketch Saturday #219

My 1 year old is currently sitting on my lap 'helping' me post this blog so I won't go into details about how I made it, except to say that I've inked, stamped, die cut, folded, threaded and layered lots of newspaper!

Woo-hoo!  Many thanks to the Shabby Tea Room for awarding this card an honorable mention cup of tea.  You made my day!
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