Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Caarvarks 'Trees' & Wednesday Stampers Card

I wanted to make a birthday card for Scott's Grandad, and the challenges from Caardvarks to use Trees, and from Wednesday Stampers to use orange, gave me the idea for a more masculine card. The stamps are from Stampin Up - for the trees, I peeled the rubber off a roller wheel, cut the images to separate them and mounted them on EZ Mount. I got the leaf cutter from Stampin Up too (a Sizzlit). The paper is Basic Grey.

2 Sketches 4 You Challenge Card

Wow I am so fickle...I've taken up vegetable gardening in the last few weeks, and not had a single thought of cardmaking. I think I'm finally getting a bit bored of peering into my new beds every 3 hours or so now though, to see if anything has grown, so last night had a look at the challenge blogs.
I made this card with the 2 Sketches for You sketch.

Also, I saw the idea of printing digital papers onto ribbon, so I had a go, but my printer wasn't very impressed with having ribbon fit through it, so I tried stamping onto ribbon instead. It works pretty well! I used chalk inks onto cotton twill. You can't really tell in the picture, but I added Stickles to the ribbon too, on the butterfly wings - it's pretty. I liked making this presonalised ribbon for a birthday present!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Cute Card Thursday: Citrus Challenge

Three posts in one day... honestly I am not just sitting round crafting all day!! I promise the washing and ironing are all done, the house is clean, I have done jigsaws/played with Harry, and even done some more grouting in the kitchen... just enjoying guilt free crafting!!
The challenge on Cute Card Thursday is to use citrus colours - not my usual thing, but I quite like how this one turned out too. Playing with the Cricut Home Accents cartridge again, and K&Co paper and flowers.

Mini Album

My Grandma's 90th birthday is coming up , and when I saw the K&Co Ancestry questions pad I wanted to make an album with them for my Grandma to fill in (or dictate to us!). I used one of each of the question stickers, and all K&Co papers, plus various stamps, embossing powders and ribbons. I love the little metal K&Co frames too - with the only photo in the whole album!

Daring Card Makers Challenge: Fruit

I was really pleased to see this challenge - I've had the Cricut Home Accents cartridge for ages, and never used most of it, so it was great to have a go with the apple, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. I will use it for one of the kid's teachers later on.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Daring Card Makers Challenge: Bunnies & Chicks

This card is a bit of a cheat, as the gorgeous image is just a Jolee's stick-on. I've had fun today though - my friend came over with her new Big Shot, so I could tell her how to use everything. While we were in a crafty mood I thought I'd like to have a go at making some templates for envelopes/gift boxes etc. I made the card above with the Sizzix BigZ scallop Circle die, then made this mountboard template for a matching envelope, just the right size. It was really satisfying to do - I made an A6 size template too, and want to have a go at a gift bag next :)