Thursday, May 30, 2013

According to my calculations...

Hey, I made this card up for a friend for her boys to give their dad. I love this image! I think it is perfect for a dad card. I layered it up using spellbinders. I used some manly "Prima craftsman" paperline. I sewed a strip onto the mat and then adhered it to the kraft card base. I added my image and then this great sentiment that I made up using MS Word. Lastly I added buttons to match the colours in the image.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Cards for men - Dad
Paper Crafting Journey - Masculine
Inspirational - Anything Goes
Simon Said - Anything Goes

Pink and Sexy

Hey everyone. I made this fun card for a friend for her husband! I took this image and used copics to colour her in. Then I inked the white background a bit with Tim Holtz Pink Ink (Victorian Velvet) just to get rid of that blaring white. Then I layered it up with spellbinders. I found this great embossed love paper and layered it onto some white card stock and then wrapped a ribbon around the mat. I layered that onto the black card base and then added my matted image and then added the flowers/brad, and the funny sentiment.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
In the Pink! - Anything
Inspirational - Anything
Fab n Funky - For the girls
Lady Anne's - Anything
Simon Says - Anything

Vintage Album

Hey everyone! I made this album from scratch, I don't like to buy albums...what fun would that be, so I make my own with card stock and chipboard. I love this vintage feel. I used (I believe Basic Grey) papers. I used some spellbinders to layer up some mats. I added some metal (Prima) elements, bling, flowers, and so much more. I even took this old shopping bag and used matching papers to have a matching bag to place the album in. Check out the front and the back. I love this rounded spine:
 
I love this wooden clock which I painted to make it look more aged.  The spellbinders dies really add some details also to the front.
I love that rounded spine!
Simon Says makes that banner die.  I love their products!
On the left you can see I took two different stickers and adhered them on the page to create a "pocket". Then I added another mat.  This is great to do with stickers!
I love how pretty the papers are.
I used some sentiments to add a "bookie" feel.  I think that albums need more than flowers and I love adding these sentiments.
This is one of my favourites with the greens and yellows together.  I love the diagonal pocket for something different!
I love the bag, it just adds something to the album.  Again matching the papers and creating a secondary item to the album.
 
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Inspirational - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Anything
Simon Says - Anything
Tammy - Vintage
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything
Make it Monday

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stick it out baby.

Well I bet dad didn't expect a card like this, but let me tell you, my friend bought this for her dad for Father's day. I have no clue where I found this image, but I'm still amused by it! I coloured it up with pencil crayons. Then I used spellbinders dies to layer the image. I kept things simple as I choose papers to match my colouring. I tried to keep it quite "male" looking and not "pretty", which is good because with the image of the guy, with his butt sticking out, how could I want to make it pretty!!!! I stitched a strip onto the card mat and then added the image and a sentiment. Lastly I added some black bling for some interest to the card.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Lacy - Colour an image
Brown Sugar - Father's Day
Cards for men - Dad
Cards for everybody - Anything

Into the woods, or the sand trap, or the drink.

Hey, I found these golf stickers and through I would come up with a cute Father's Day card. I like the themes at Simon this week, into the woods, because if you have ever golfed, you know how much time you take in the woods looking for your ball!!! I love how this came together. I used some green card stock and cut it to look like rolling hills. I then inked it up with green. I placed them onto some black cardstock and then die cut some clouds using MFT - Cloud Dies. I added the stickers and then bling. For the inside of the card I placed a die cut on the left side to write a note to the recipient. I die cut a few more clouds and made one more hill. I added the tee's and a Happy Father's Day sentiment and it was done.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Into the woods
Sentimental Sunday - Outdoors
Cards for Men - Dad

Fishing with dad

Hey everyone, I made up this wonderful Father's Day card. I love this image with the father and son fishing. It is quite an outdoors'ie card. I kept things simple with this card and layered the image up with spellbinders as a rectangle. I adhered a strip of paper under the image and then adhered that mat to first a black mat to add some depth, and then to the card Kraft base. I added a couple of sentiments, one which I punched out using my 1" punch and then inked each edge. Lastly I added a bit of bling to add some interest to the corners. It was a quick card, but I think it looks good!


Here are some challenges I have entered!
CCEE Stampers - Fishing
Craft room door - Anything
Simon - Into the woods

Fathers Day Giggle

Hey everyone, I love this image I think it is so funny. I made this up for Father's Day. I coloured this image up using copics and then used spellbinders to die cut it. I wrapped some twine around the die cut and then it was ready for the card. For the main card mat, I used some great "Manly" paper and then sewed a strip near to the bottom. I then added the die cut on top using pop dots and then I added letters "DAD" and the button. Quite a simple card, but I love the image and I think the colours go awesome together!


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Lacy Sunshine - Hand coloured image
Make it Monday
Card Mania - Spots and/or stripes
Brown Sugar - Father's Day

Copic sunshine of love

Hey everyone. I made this card up awhile ago but finally just posting it now. I found this wonderful image. I just love this. I coloured it up with just regular pencil crayons for something different! I feel this is a very cheery and springy image. I then die cut the image with spellbinders. I found this great paper to match and sewed it onto the green card mat and then wrapped a yellow ribbon and made a bow with that. I added some flowers/brads and a nice sentiment. I really like how it came together. I would like to try this image with copics in the future, but I still like how everything goes together well.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything
Pink Gem - Sunshine
Loves Rubber Stamps - Bows

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Babies and lots of flowers.

Hey! I love this paper in the background, it is great baby boy paper. I took this sweet image and layered it up using spellbinders. Then I made my card mats and sewed a strip down the card mat. Then I added this baby foot ribbon in between the stitching. I layered that onto some great blue paper and then adhered it all to the black card base. I added the layered image and several flowers, brads, and a few stickers to finish this up.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Forever Friends - Last ever challenge
Sassy Cheryl - Stitching
Unruly Paper - 5 or more flowers

Father's Day Distress

Hey, I just love this image. I inked it and all my edges of all my papers up using "Vintage Photo", because what else would I use! I then wrapped some embroidery thread around it. I took a strip of kraft paper and then just punched out with an EK success punch one edge. I sewed it onto this great brown/blue paper. I added the alphabet letters "happy and day" and then stamped Father's onto some neutral coloured cardstock and then used my corner rounder and just punched on side up. I layered it onto kraft and then again wrapped some embroidery thread around that and made a little bow on the side. I layered this all onto some Kraft paper and then onto the black card base and it was done. I love the blues and browns together!


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Make it Monday
Simon Says - Favourite Ink
Sassy Cheryl - Stitch Away
Craft Place - Men Cards

Male inspired Ink

Hey, I made this great card up. I love the image, how cute is that!!!! I layered it up using spellbinders dies and then I did some embellishing to enhance those pink bunny slippers! I sewed a small strip on the card mat. Then I put my image matted up over top. I used my favourite distress ink colour "vintage photo" and inked all the edges and such. I added some pink bling, a pink brad, and a pink button to play a bit more with those slippers. I added a few other buttons to bring the card together, and lastly I had this great sentiment to finish the card off.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
The craft place - Makes for Men
Simon Says - Favourite Ink
Make it Monday!

Sparkly Girls

Hey everyone. I love this image I coloured up and then accented using stickles. It is a fun image. I layered the image up using spellbinders a couple of times to add some layering. To the main card mat, I sewed "Flag" strips to the card mat to make my own unique background, and then placed ribbon and made a bow around the card mat. Then I adhered it all to the card base. I added the sentiment and some flowers/brad to finish it up. I just love the stickles and the colours green and pink together!


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Tammy's Corner - Girly & Sparkly
Make it Monday
Cards in Envy - Make your own background.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wings & Buttons

Hey my last posting for today is this great owl card I made. It actually sold as a graduation card! So I used this striped paper (not sure what brand) and then took matching owl paper and just sewed the top edge to the card mat. I added this wonderful sheer orange polka dot ribbon and tied a bow. I inked the edges and then I took this owl image which matched perfect and die cut it with spellbinders. I popped him up with pop dots and then embellished a little more with a golf blingy sticker, 2 flowers, and a button. Then I just adhered the sentiment on and it was done!


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Forever Friends - Anything
Stamping for weekend - Buttons!
Simply Create Too - Anything

Flower Power and bling

Hey everyone. I just had to post this last Mother's Day card I made. I made this wonderful card up and I just love the colours and this wonderful Basic Grey paperline. There are many layers. I sewed the red flag strip onto the multi coloured strip going across the black card stock. To that I sewed the black cardstock mat to the red multi-coloured patterned paper and then adhered it all to the kraft cardstock. I layered up this great french girl image with spellbinders and layered it with a scalloped circle spellbinders frame using the same basic grey papers. I love all the details alone in this, but then I added a white flourish (spellbinders), flowers, a brad, bling, and a sentiment. For the inside, I again did some sewing, inking, and added a mat to write a message on and a lovely sentiment. This was a fun one to make!


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon - Flower Power
Make it Monday
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything
Digi Haven - Mother's Day

One more Mother's Day

Hey, one more Mother's Day card I made up. This one was more of a vintage style. There is so much going on with this card! First of all I took a black card base and used the black to accent the browns going onto the card. I used a kraft coloured card stock mat and sewed an old "Butterfly Garden" paper to it with black thread. I love this look. I then took more of that paper and inked and then adhered the "Flora" strip to the bottom of the card mat. I added 3 gold brads to add some sparkle. I found this great frame sticker that matched and stuck it to some black card stock. I then stamped the sentiment and adhered it into the middle of the frame. Then I adhered that to the mat and then wrapped some Tim Holtz thick brown twine around the card and made a bow. Lastly I added these flowers/brad to finish it off.


Here are some challenges I have entered!
Paper Shelter - Anything
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything
Make It Monday

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Hey everyone. I just love this card I made, mostly because I love blue so much, but I think it looks great with yellow in combination! I started out layering some blue card stock onto some yellow card stock. Before I adhered it, I pierced it all the way around to add some texture to the card. I then sewed a matching yellow strip to the card mat. I added some blue ribbon with white polka dots in across the yellow strip. I had this wonderful floral image that I printed and then inked the edges. I placed it on top, added some flowers I spritzed and some bling, and a quick sentiment and it was done. I think bling is my favourite embellishment right now. I can't seem to stop adding it to cards and such!

Here are some challenges I have entered!
Make It Monday!
Fab n Funky - Fav. Embellishment
Simon - Flower Power!
Digi Haven - Mother's Day
Paper Shelter - Anything

Friday, May 10, 2013

Inspired by owls

What is it with owls...I can't get enough of them. They are so cute!! I made this card up using some older scrap papers I had laying around and some kraft and black card stock. I did a pattern and sewed the one side of the ornge to the kraft and then used a martha stewert punch for the other side. After this was sewn on, I stamped this flourish stamp over the top. I really like the looks of that. I took a spellbinders die and then added my little owl friend here and placed some orange twine around the die. I added a flower, a bling flourish, and a sentiment to the card. I also wanted to do something for the inside, so to keep it simple, I just used the same papers, used the same punch as the front of the card, and sewed it to add some embellishment and added my "thank you" sentiment.
 
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Things with wings
Five Simple things - Anything
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Simon Says - Inspired by....

Happy Mother's Day

Well so Mother's Day is coming up and how can we not be inspired by our mothers. They have done so much for us! Check out this wonderful card using an older line of Basic Grey papers. I did some strips and layered them and "flagged one edge". I inked them too to make them stand out a bit. Then I layered more basic grey red paper down and sewed that to the card mat too. I added these wonderful flourishes from spellbinders in behind and then placed a mat on top. Then I added this black paper that I used white ink which says "Happy Mother's Day". Lastly I added flowers/brads, and bling and I think it look super.

But that isn't all. Check out the inside. For the left hand side I made a pocket that can be used to add a gift card and another "kraft coloured" mat so I could write something in that spot. For the right side of the inside of the card, I kept the theme of "Flagged stripes" and added another sentiment to the inside. I love that it looks different and the area to write the message is on the left side!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Mother's Day
Simon Says - Inspired by
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything
Make it Monday