Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Cute Hedgie

The Butterfly Challenge finishes today, so I'm sneaking an last minute entry using the seven elements.  The challenge this fortnight is 'Spin The Butterfly Wheel with the Letter D' - Dark Salmon/Denim Blue/Dirt/Diecut/Digi Image/Dimension/ Butterfly.

The image is a digi stamp from the Digistamp Boutique 'Elvis Hedghog Set'.  I coloured the image with Promarkers, including the colours for the challenge, dark salmon and denim blue for the butterflies and dirt for the hedgehog.  The image is die cut and layered using MB 'Stitched Squares' and 'Postage Square Layers' dies.  The background is embossed using with a Couture Creations 'Fireflies' e/f with a strip of spotty ribbon along the middle.  I attached the layered image with foam tape to add dimension.  

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Monday, 23 April 2018

Football Birthday Card

It's my hubby's birthday today and I wanted to have a football theme for my card, using the colours of blue and white.

When I saw this pre-loved Tattered Lace 'Circle Stepper' set of dies being sold on a Facebook declutter page for such a good price, I snapped it up!  Actually, I'm not sure it was pre-loved as I think it had never been used!  It's certainly found a good home now. 😊  The large football die cut is layered on MB 'Stitched Circle' die cuts and the small footballs are peeloffs, stuck onto white card and fussy cut.  The patterned paper is from a Dovecraft 'Blue Skies' paper pack.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Rubber Band Technique

Yesterday I went to my local, monthly crop and craft day.  I was lacking inspiration of what to do, so I decided to take along the things I needed to try the 'new to me' technique using rubber bands.  I saw the technique used by the DT on the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge HERE, including useful links to video tutorials.  
I made the background using rubber bands and a brayer.  The rubber band pattern was embossed with silver embossing powder on white card, before rubbing over with shades of blue and turquoise Distress Oxide inks.  I made the frame using Memory Box 'Postage Square' and 'Stitched Square' dies, attached the inky background behind the aperture and attached to the card blank using foam tape.  The die cut in the centre is Poppystamp 'Small Tilda Swirl', cut twice and layered.  I added a silver pearl to the centre.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Happy Little Stampers 'Dandelion Wishes' set of stamps, stamped with 'Salty Ocean', one of the Distress Oxide colours I used for the background.  

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Friday, 20 April 2018

90th Birthday

Welcome to my new follower, Shez of I am - blog.

A birthday card today for a very special 90 year old lady who is an inspiration to everyone who knows her.
The deep red card is pearlised and has a lovely, rich sheen.   I used dies from the following sets:
Sue Wilson - 'Ornate Pierced Squares',  'Classic Adorned Squares',  'Striped Nasturtiums',  'Petite Vinery'
and 'Stitched Lattice Frames'
Memory Box 'Stitched Circles'
I finished off my card with white pearls in the middle of the flowers.