Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Anniversary Bling

I seem to be making a lot of anniversary cards lately but I guess that 'cos there's lots of weddings during the summer months!

I've used my favourite filigree heart die again, in super shiny mirri card - very bling!

I've used some dull silver leaf patterned paper for the background and added a greeting created in Publisher using Monotype Corsiva font. I've used a thick cream linen base and some of the same to mount the heart.

Simple but it has an 'expensive' look to it in real life!

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Get Creative Challenges - clean and simple
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #338 - anything goes
Try It On Tuesday - let it shine
Crafty Sentiments - clean and simple
Crafty Creations #346 - anything goes
Fab N Funky #360 - use patterned paper

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Deco Lady in Blue

Today's card is a further attempt to use up my ridiculous pile of stash - I've used a Crafts U Print freebie that came with a magazine. It's not my usual style of card but the colour and image really caught my eye.

I do love blue - unfortunately it isn't the most popular colour to use in card making. I've layered this decoupaged image using foam pads then added a little personal touch - some coloured art deco style peel-offs. I've also added a little bling on the head-dress with some tiny pearls coloured blue with a pro-marker. The image is mounted on some blue marble effect patterned paper and the greeting came with the decoupage sheet.

I'm currently making a mixture of cards for an older lady and I'm sure this is ideal.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Crafty Creations #345 - anything goes
Paperminutes #495 - women 
Watercooler Wednesdays #127 - all about birthdays
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #337 - anything goes
Always Fun Challenge #14 - anything goes

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

New Home

Today's card is for a colleague at work who is about to move into her first home...

I used one of my favourite house digis from Digistamp Boutique - they are so cute and a dream to colour. My colour scheme was inspired by the challenge this week at Sweet Stampin' TOP 3!

and also by the mood board at Double D Challenges

I used some pastel patterned papers from a pack from The Works, some pale coffee-coloured lace and some heart-shaped pearls coloured to match.

I've also entered this into the challenges at:

The Paper Shelter - going digital
Creative Fingers #134 - anything goes
Crafty Catz #378 - anything goes with lace TOP 3!

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Thomas is Two!

Today's card is for a little boy about to turn 2... 

The dotty background paper is from a really old scrapbook kit. I die-cut balloons from co-ordinating patterned paper and added die-cut bows and peel-off 'strings'.The large number was created in Publisher using the WordArt function and carefully hand cut then matted.

I'm entering this card into the challenges at:

Creative Fingers #134 - anything goes
Crafty Gals #130 - anything goes
Colour Crazy #27 - anything goes
Fab n Funky #358 - little boys and girls
Aud Sentiments #183 - for a child
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - July 2017

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Tutti Cuti Birthday

So... finding an unlabelled folder in a carrier bag in my craft room I was quite surprised to find a collection of decoupage images that were all assembled ready to use but forgotten about!

This cutie is from the same company who make the Gorjuss range (Santoro)...

I've used various dies - the polka dot backing paper was cut to the same shape as the card base and matted on candy pink paper. I've added a very old digi sentiment cut with a circle die and three hearts using heart shaped nesting dies. Very simple in style, but a useful addition to my emergency birthday card stash.

I'm entering this into the challenges at:

Dies R Us #76 - lots of layers
Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
Crafting With Dragonflies #84 - punches or dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - H is for 'hearts'
Crafting From the Heart #166 - anything goes

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