Cardmaking Contrasts

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Today I have two completely different cards for you.

Here is my first card, very CAS using some of the free Easter Downloads from the docrafts Creativity Club:

Hi Chicks

I simply used one of my lovely Xcut punches to punch my border, cur a strip of green paper, attached it to my card and added some pink ricrac ribbon (Fantastic Ribbons). I then fuzzy cut some chickens, adhered a wing to one of them (bird builder punch by Stampin’Up!), attached them to my card and added some gems as eyes. I then hand wrote my sentiment and doodled a border around my speech bubble and added it to my card to finish.

On my next card I went a bit ‘bling mad’. I used the lovely Penelope Pansy image be Lacy Sunshine which is on offer here.

Penelope Pansy

I was in two minds whether to post this card or not, but then decided to go ahead with it anyway. As you can see I have used another quirky colour scheme, it was either going to be pink/lilac or the one above with its contrasting colours. For my colouring of Penelope I tried something different to what I normally do and I rather like it.

I also decided to link it up with a couple of challenges

Lacy Sunshine – Challenge #30 add a Flower or flowers

House of Cards РCute/Fun or Shabby/Vintage plus this sketch 

Wishing you a lovely day and

Happy Crafting!!! ūüôā

ATSM Challenge 88

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

Hope you like my new look! If you’re looking for my pages/sidebar, simply click the little circles at the top and there they are. It needs a bit more tidying and re-organizing, but I like it. How about you? Please let me know …

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at¬†Addicted to Stamps and More¬†…¬†¬†Challenge #88 – Holiday!!!

Wonder what Holiday you’ll be choosing! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

The fabulous Shery from STAMPlorations¬†is sponsoring again.¬†The winner will receive a stamp set called¬†“It’s all about You”, You can check out all her fab stamps in her shop here.

This week Anni¬†from Annikarten¬†joins us again as our guest designer …

and I pushed the boat out making two projects to inspire you,

here they are:

Happy Easter 1

Happy Easter 2

For my first card, I went for white with a splash of colour. I edged the front right hand side of my tent fold card with a pretty punch (Xcut by docrafts) and stamped my flowers using the VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals Set from our sponsor STAMPlorations on a separate piece of white card, stamped my sentiment (Teeny Tiny Wishes by SU) in black, attached some ribbon and added it to my base card using 3D foam pads.
For my second card I used the VIGNETTE Eclectic Florals Set again to stamp my blossoms in yellow and the clear emboss them on pearlised card before blending the edges with some yellow and stamping the stems and leaves in green. I then stamped my sentiment (freebie from past issue of Creative Stamping Magazine) twice, slightly off set the second time to give the illusion of depth, added some faux stitching and layered first on a pice of green and then on my base card.
You might have noticed that my faux stitching doesn’t go over the flowers, I did this to give added depth without having to add another layer.
Hope¬†that you feel inspired¬†to enter¬†this week’s ‘Holiday’ challenge at ATSM,¬†please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
ūüôā

ATSM Challenge 87

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at¬†Addicted to Stamps and More¬†…¬†¬†Challenge #87 – Make your Mark!!!

I know you love using your markers and anything else you can colour with! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

The fabulous Shery from STAMPlorations¬†is sponsoring again.¬†The winner will receive a stamp set called¬†“It’s all about You”, You can check out all her fab stamps in her shop here.

This week Anni¬†from Annikarten¬†joins us as our guest designer … Herzlich willkommen, Anni! … that’s about as much German as I remember …

Joke aside, here is my DT piece for this week:

Butterfly Kisses

I worked with the VIGNETTE Artful Flutters stamp set again and the MOM SUBWAY ART BUILDERS #5 – Unconditional Love¬†to create this one-layer card on Watercolour Paper. The butterflies are coloured with Metallic Gelatos, alittle bit of water added and then stamped. Before stamping I prepared the card with pale colour washes roughly the shape of butterflies and a very pale blue wash all over the card. Once dry, I coloured only the ‘Butterfly Kisses’, the stamp has 4 more sentiments on it, using my Elegant Eggplant Stamp’n’write Marker and stamped on the bottom right hand corner of my card. To finish off, I simply rounded three of the corners. The metallic gelatos are so sparkly, it is a shame it never looks it in a picture. Anyway I felt the card didn’t need anything else adding, I like it the way it is … hope you like it too!
I would like to enter this card into the One Layer Simplicity Challenge, where you’re required to ‘just add water’.
Hope¬†that you feel inspired¬†to enter¬†this week’s ‘Make your Mark’ challenge at ATSM,¬†please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
ūüôā
Here is what I used:
Metallic Gelatos by Faber-Castell – all 4 colours
Elegant Eggplant Stamp’n’Write Marker by Stampin’Up!
Watercolour card from stash
Zutter Round-it-all corner punch

ATSM Challenge 86

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at¬†Addicted to Stamps and More¬†…¬†¬†Challenge #86 – Anything Goes!!!

Get your creative hats on and craft to your hearts’ content! Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

We have a new sponsor this week, the fabulous Shery from STAMPlorations.¬†The winner will receive a stamp set called¬†“It’s all about You”, You can check out all her fab stamps in her shop here.

Darnell from ¬†djkardkreations¬†joins us again as our guest designer …

… and here is my DT piece for this week:

envelope card 1

This week I tried my hand at making an envelope card, a sort of an inside out card. This is the inside and below is how it looks from the outside …

envelope card 2

envelope card 3

… and the inside again …
envelope card 4
I worked with the VIGNETTE Artful Flutters stamp set and the SUBWAY ART BUILDER MOM. I simply created an envelope and a pocket with a decoratively punched border for my card to sit in.
I stamped some butterflies using the Artful Flutters set on the outside of my envelope and on a piece of white card. I added my SUBWAY BUILDER word image to my white card and layered it on a slightly larger piece of green card. I added some faux stitching to the inside, attached some ribbon to my pocket and adhered the pocket as shown before adding some more faux stitching to the outside and a fuzzy cut butterfly and gems to the inside.
A video tutorial on how to make this card plus a full list of materials can be found here on my TinkerCards Blog.
Hope¬†that you feel inspired¬†to enter¬†this week’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at ATSM,¬†please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
ūüôā
Here is what I used:
VIGNETTE Artful Flutters Stamp Set and SUBWAY ART BUILDER: MOM by STAMPlorations
Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Elegant Eggplant ink pads plus Elegant Eggplant Stamp’n’write marker and grosgrain ribbon from Stampin’Up!
Xcut border punch by docrafts
We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board
Gems and card from stash