Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More play!

Last night a friend came over and I showed her how to make a stair step card. She had never made one of these before so it was fun teaching her how to do it. She immediately saw a good use for the ScorPal she bought recently too!

The instructions for this card can be found at Split Coast Stampers .

I used a nice light green scrapbooking paper for the fronts of the "stairs". I punched borders in white card for the lace effect and layered with the green paper.

I cut the scalloped circles with my Cuttlebug - (nestabilities dies). Because the lower one was 1/4 inch wider than the smaller one, I decided to minimise the effect of too much white by edging it with an aqua coloured ink pad, which turned out quite well. The flower was one I picked up (as a bag of 10 ) from one of the local $2 shops. Sometimes they have some great bargains for crafting!

The ribbon was added to provide a little contrast.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010


Well, today was a bit of a not feeling like doing too much one, so I found some digital stamps that I had printed and spent some time colouring and cutting and making!

This was an image called HeartFairy that I think I downloaded from D2DDigi Stamps, but when I went back to the website to check, I couldn't find it. The label on the download says D2DDigi Stamps so maybe it has been shifted?  I printed the stamp onto watercolour paper to see what it would be like. I coloured the image with Tombow markers then added a little KindyGlitz to highlight the hearts and the wings and shoes. I used the Swiss Dots folder to emboss the pink layer and added a purple dotted ribbon and flower brad. The ribbon doesn't site straight because the slots in the brad are angled and the ribbon is a bit wider than the slots!! The sentiment is a Hero Arts one from one of my favourite sets.

This card uses some images from Tiffany Doodles that I won from Tiffany's blog - Thanks Tiffany the doodles are great. I coloured the images with Tombow markers and added some Kindyglitz to the mauve parts of the flowers. I thought I would use the diagonal today instead of up and down or across and layered a piece of dotted paper then a ribbon. Attached the knot separately as the ribbon would not sit properly. Again, the sentiment is from my Hero Arts collection.
Have just been had an email from one of the Administrators from Card Making World to say that my pink flower card has the highest rating currently.  Wow - never expected that! 

Be sure to check out the Tanda Teaser blog - I have been honoured by Andrew and Tanya by the inclusion of my blog on their blog!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another one today

This is a card I made for this week's Tanda Teaser, set by Sue Law. The theme was These boots are made for walking - but I didn't have any boots, so I made shoes and called it - These shoes are made for dancing!! Stamped one shoe on silver then masked it to stamp the other shoe. The background card was embossed with the CB and I used lace to edge a piece of silver cards for the centre of the card.


Busy this week

Yes, yet another week has gone by and I am only just updating this. So much for good intentions!!
 I "checked"out a few challenge to give me some inspiration for this week. Carol over at Carol's Sketch Fun had a nice design that I have used for her challenge this week. Used a black card as a base, then added a nice deep red layer and attached with silver brads. The black/silver spots layer was some nice paper that I bought last year and have not had a chance to use. The stamp is one of those lovely old photograph stamps that I cut so I just had the girl leaning on the chair. Layered the words with layering tape so they stand out from the rest of the card.

This card uses the same stamp but I have only cut one side of it. The top, bottom and left side are torn. I used distress inks to colour the torn parts of the picture. The dress was coloured with waterpen and tonbow markers. The challenge for Papertake Weekly   was Check this out. The background paper is checked, as is the girl's dress and the card also has gingham ribbon.

The design is from 2 Sketches for You for this week, but I have mirrored the actual sketch.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Allsorts Challenge this week

This card was for the Allsorts Challenge for this week. Instead of a square card, I made it rectangular. It does look different from the original sketch. The backing paper was a double sided sheet that I found in my stash. The sentiment was embossed with white and the other stamp was coloured using the Tombow markers. I used black distress ink to shade the edges of the white card.

Another week gone...

Another week has gone and I am just getting onto posting again. I was going to do this every day...

Nevermind - I have made some more challenge cards and here they are.
This card was for Carol's Sketch Fun. Hopefully I can upload it to her blog! The background was done on the Cuttlebug using the swirls folder. The red layer across the card is a piece of coarse fabric ribbon - I think it is used for making hats or fascinators. I layered that with a card punched with the Fiskars scalloped border punch then a red ribbon with black dots.  The hearts were cut using a Fiskars template then embossed with the Swiss Dots folder.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts sets.

The second card is for the Card Patterns Sketch 49.
The background paper was from a card magazine (can't remember which one!)
I used scalloped scissors to cut the two white strips. The hearts were cut from the Fiskars template. I stamped a small heart on the red one and embossed it with gold.

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set. I stamped the border with a new border stamp that I found I had not used yet!!! Finished it with small gold heart shaped brads.