Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Engagement card


I have been asked to make a personalised engagement card. I am waiting for the details to add to the card. I have made an easel card. I have used a 8x8in white card and folded the top in half. I die cut into the top using the Tonic Studios header die. I die cut the hearts on the top section of the card using a Spellbinders die. I then die cut the flourish and couple using Cheery Lynn dies and scalloped hearts using Sizzix dies. I have matt and layered the top and the bottom of the card with pink and then white embossed card. I used a Creative Expressions embossing folder,  I have embellished the heart with flat backed pearls. I attached the pink scalloped heart with foam pads so it will act as a stopper for the top of the card. I will add details to both the white hearts to complete the card

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Easter Card


I have coloured the My Besties image with Spectrum Noir pencils then die cut it with a Xcut scalloped circle die. I have used an 8x8in white scalloped edge card and matt and layered it with pink and white embossed card. I have die cut a pink scalloped circle to mount the circle including the image. I have die cut some grass with green card, I have added some die cut rabbits and eggs. I added flowers to the grass that I cut with a punch. I added Tonic Nuvo Glitter Accents to the rabbits tails so they would be white. I added flat backed pearls to the flowers and then completed my card with pink Tonic Nuvo drops. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

jwscrapshack #180 - anything goes (unlimited)  
wordartwednesday #274 - anything goes (4/5)
creatalicious #111 - anything goes optional gems or pearls (unlimited)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #54 - anything goes (3/3)
crafting-with-friends #39 - anything goes (3/3)
pennys #320 - anything goes (3/3)
glitternsparkle #231 - anything goes (3/3)
inspirationdestination #124 - anything goes (unlimited)
comeandgetit - anything goes (3/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #40 - anything goes (3/3)
craftycatzweekly #162 - anything goes added twist touch of pink (2/3)
craftysentiments - Easter (1/3)
pearlysparkles #14 -flowers (2/3)
dragonflydreams - girly with die cut/punch
deepocean #151 - flowers everywhere (unlimited)
craftrocket #35 - make it feminine (2/3)
eclecticellapu - spring (unlimited)
blogfrancaislesbesties #61 - anything goes
artesaniasmyfavorites  #39- everything goes with my besties (1/3)
mybestiesspanish #33 - anything goes 
mybestiesdutchgirlsdesigns - anything goes option animal 
ooh-la-la-creations #224 - spring 
houseofcards #March - make a scene and/or colours
cardz4galz #43 - pretty in pink (1/3)

Monday, 20 March 2017

Tatty Teddy Exploding Box

   

I have made another exploding box. This time for my son's girlfriend to give her Mam for Mother's Day. I have used a Trimcraft Tatty Teddy 8x8in paper pad for paper to cover all the panels of the box. I have used various die cuts to embellish the panels, I included a die cut tag for a message to be handwritten, I used a Joy die to die cut the tag. 

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

jwscrapshack #180 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #274 - anything goes (3/5)
creatalicious #111 - anything goes option gems/pearls (unlimited)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #54 - anything goes (2/3)
crafting-with-friends #39 - anything goes (2/3)
pennys #320 - anything goes (2/3)
glitternsparkle #231 - anything goes (2/3)
crafty-girls-creations #34 - anything goes (3/3)
brownsugar #242 - anything goes (2/2)
inspirationdestination #124 - anything goes (unlimited)
comeandgetit - anything goes (2/3)
craftycreations #337 - anything goes (2/2)
papercreatorscrafts = all about mum (3/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #40 - anything goes (2/3)
craftycalendar #March - mum's day/special female (2/3)
allsorts #407 - anything but a card (1/3)
aperfecttimetocraft #3 - anything goes (3/3)
craftycatzweekly #162 - anything goes/touch of pink (1/3)
creativemoments #113 - anything goes add some blue (3/3)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mother's Day card


I have made this gate fold card for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I have cut into both sides of the front with a Tonic die. I covered the back and the sides with Centura Pearl card in Teal. I die cut the flowers in the teal card too. I printed the personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Joy tag cutting die. I embellished my card with ribbon and flat backed pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

jwscrapshack #180 - anything goes (unlimited)
wordartwednesday #274 - anything goes (2/5)
creatalicious #111 - anything goes option gems or pearls (unlimited)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #54 - anything goes (1/3)
crafting-with-friends #39 - anything goes (1/3)
pennys #320 - anything goes
glitternsparkle #231 - anything goes (1/3)
crafty-girls-creations #34 - anything goes (2/3)
brownsugar #242 - anything goes (1/2)
craftrocket #35 - make it feminine (1/3)
inspirationdestination #124 - anything goes (unlimited)
comeandgetit - anything goes
creativeladybirdscreations #24 - anything goes (3/3)
craftycreations #337 - anything goes (1/2)
papercreatorscrafts #57 - all about mum (2/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #40 - anything goes (1/3)
diesrus #69 - borders/edges (1/3)
craftysentiments - any shape (2/3)
simplycreatetoo #125 - lots of green (1/3)
unicorn #19 - go green (1/3)
craftycalendar #March - Mum's day/special female (1/3)
pearlysparkles #14 - flowers (1/3)
dragonflydreams - girly with die cuts/punches

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Easter money wallet


This is my design team post for the challenge over at movingalongwiththetimes

I love this topper. It's perfect for a little something for Easter especially for us in Wales and the daffodils are perfect to compliment it.

I have cut a piece of card stock and folded it in half, I then cut an orange piece slightly smaller and folded that. I used the Tonic Trellis circle die to cut into the orange card. I added a yellow circle  before my topper by Lili of the Valley. I die cut the three daffodils with Leane Creatief dies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #174 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #150 - anything goes (3/3)*
jwscrapshack #179 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #361 - anything goes optional use mainly green (3/3)*
throughthepurplehaze #120 - anything goes (3/3)
craftingwithanattitude #25 - anything goes (3/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #3 - anything goes (3/3)
classicdesignteam #12 - anything goes (3/3)
makingmemoriescrafting #3 - add some layers (3/3)
allsorts #406 - ladies/girls (2/3)*
createandinspire #60 - anything goes option make an Easter gift (2/3)
aperfecttimetocraft #3 - open (2/3)
wordartwednesday #274 - anything goes (1/5)
creatalicious #111 - anything goes option gems/pearls (unlimited)



Tuesday, 14 March 2017

New Baby Exploding Box


        
             
                                    

My first attempt at an exploding box. I really enjoyed doing it. I have used Dovecraft First Edition It's a girl 8x8in paper pack. I have made my box with a pencil, ruler and scissors. I covered all panels with the patterned paper. I have used various dies to cut out  elements to add to the box.

The dies include:

Rattle - Sue Wilson
Duck - Sue Wilson
Dummy - Sue Wilson
Rocking horse - Tattered Lace
Baby Girl - Tonic
Pram - Marianne
Shoes - Marianne
Deer - Marianne
Daughter - Sue Wilson
Heart - Sizzix
Oval - Presscut
Stork - Tonic

I have personalised elements of my box. I have included the parent's name, the baby's name and the baby's weight, date and time of birth.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #174 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #150 - anything goes (2/3)*
jwscrapshack #179 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #261 ATG twist use mainly green (2/3)*
creativemoments #113 - anything goes optional twist use some blue (2/3)
throughthepurplehaze #120 - anything goes (2/3)
craftingwithanattitude #25 - anything goes (2/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #3 - anything goes (2/3)
classicdesignteam #12 - anything goes (2/3)
makingmemoriescrafting #3 - add some layers (2/3)
creativecraftcottage #83 - shaped cards or more than one fold (1/3)
craftysentiments - any shape (1/3)
allsorts #406 - ladies and girls (1/3)*
createandinspire #60 - anything goes optional Easter gift (1/3)
craftycalendar #March - Mum's Day/special female (1/3)
inthepink #114 - for a special lady (1/3)
aperfecttimetocraft #3 - open (1/3)
dragonflydreams - girly with die cut/punch


Monday, 13 March 2017

Train Christmas card


The last couple of days I have lost my mojo so I had a little look for inspiration today. 

This is what I have just completed. 

I have never made Christmas cards early enough, so maybe this year I won't have to rush them!!

I have covered my 8x8in white card with spotty card from Anna Marie. I rounded the corner of the card stock and my card blank. I added a piece of white card on the bottom and then added a heart embellishment where the two papers meet. I die cut the train with a Marianne die. I have cut various dies to add to the train. The boat, duck and rattle are with Sue Wilson dies. The candy cane, lolly and gingerbread man are Xcut dies. I cut a white oval using a Presscut die and attached it to my card.I die cut the Merry Christmas in red and green card and slightly offset them when sticking them to the white die cut oval.      

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

artisticinspirations #174 - anything goes (unlimited)*
craftingfromtheheart #150 - anything goes (1/3)*
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2 #March - anything goes (unlimited)
pdelinkyparty #163 - cards (1 per day)
craftygalscorner #113 - polka dots and/or stripes (1/2)*
craftyhazelnutschristmas #324 - anything goes Christmas option Santa (unlimited)
lilpatchofcraftyfriends #53 - anything goes (3/3)
wordartwednesday #272 - anything goes (5/5)
creatalicious #110 - anything goes option use lots of green (unlimited)
jwscrapshack #179 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #361 - anything goes option use mainly green (1/3)*
creativeladybirdscreations #24 -anything goes (3/3)
creativemoments #113 - anything goes optional use blue (1/3)
throughthepurplehaze #120 - anything goes (1/3)
crafting-with-friends #38 - anything goes (3/3)*
pennys #319 - anything goes (1/3)
deepocean #150 - spots and/or stripes (unlimited)
craftingwithanattitude #25 -  anything goes (1/3)
corrosivechallengesbyjanet #3 - anything goes (1/3)
classicdesignteam #12 - anything goes (1/3)
thepapershelter #284 - circles/dots and/or stripes (1/3)
christmascard #8 - optional photo challenge (1/2)
winterwonderland - use ribbon or lace (1/3)*
glitternsparkle #230 - use some green (1/3)
crafty-girls-creations #34 - anything goes (1/3)
crimbo-crackers #128 - die cuts (1/3)
makingmemoriescrafting #3 - add some layers (1/3)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Birthday card


A birthday card for one of my sons school mates.

I have covered my 8x8in white card with burgundy card, I then added spotty card and white embossed card down my card. I then cut a white lattice and a black lattice and attached them to my card, slightly offsetting them. I printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Presscut oval die and then cut the next size oval in the nesting set in burgundy card to mount my sentiment. I attached the sentiment to the lattice. I then added my topper.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

lilpatchofcraftyfriends #53 - anything goes (2/3)
pdelinkyparty #162 -anything goes (1 per day)
craftygalscorner #113 - polka dots and/or stripes (1/2)
scrapping4fun #85 - boys, men, masculine (3/4)
wordartwednesday #272 - anything goes (4/5)
creatalicious #110 - anything goes option use lots of green (unlimited)
crafting-with-friends #38 - anything goes (3/3)
artisticinspirations #174 - anything goes (1/3) 


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Dad birthday card


Another birthday card for my Father-in-law. He loves our puppy, So I decided to print a photo of her to add to the card. 

I covered my 8x8in white card with red card, I then covered half the card with white embossed card, I embossed the white card with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I put satin ribbon on the edge of the embossed card. I cut out the photograph and layered it on red and green card, 

I printed a sentiment and die cut it with a die from a set from "The Works". I then cut the next sizes in the nesting set in red and green to layer the sentiment. I completed my card with buttons and Tonic Nuvo drops.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

lilpatchofcraftyfriends #53 - anything goes (1/3)
jwscrapshack #178 = anything goes (unlimited)
pdelinkyparty #162 - anything goes (1 per day)
inspirationdestination #123 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftycatzweekly #360 - anything goes twist doilies (3/3)
craftygalscorner #112 - add ribbon (1/2)
creativeladybirdscreations #24 - anything goes (3/3)

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Grandpa birthday card


I wanted to put something different on a card for my sons to give their grandpa. His hobbies are model trains and rugby but I always put them on his cards. I have used this die to make a card for a lady and I wondered if it would work on a male card. I hope he will like it.

I  have made a 8x8in white easel card.  I matt and layered the top and the bottom with blue card and white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Sue Wilson embossing folder. 

I have used a Xcut die to cut the various elements for the family tree. I printed the names before cutting them out with the heart die. I also printed the family name before die cutting it. I have used a punch for the leaves because it was so much quicker than cutting the leaves with the individual die in the family tree set. 

 I have printed a sentiment and die cut it with a Tonic rectangle die and then die cut the next size in the nesting set in blue and then one in brown. I attached the rectangles together with double sided tape and the attached them to the card base with sticky foams so they will act as a stopper for the top of the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

jwscrapshack #178 - anything goes (unlimited)
brownsugar #240 - anything goes (2/2)
craftycatzweekly #360 - anything goes option doilies (2/3)
scrapping4fun #85 - boys, men, masculine (2/4)
pdelinkyparty #162 - anything goes (1 per day)
creativemoments #112 - anything goes optional keep it masculine (3/3)
throughthepurplehaze #119 - male colours (2/3)
wordartwednesday #272 - anything goes (3/5)
craftrocket #34 - no patterned paper (2/3)
creatalicious #110 - anything goes with option use lots of green (unlimited)
crafting-with-friends #38 - anything goes (2/3)
artisticinspirations #173 - anything goes (3/3)
alphabet = z foe zero embellishments 
pennys #318 - anything goes (2/3)
creativeladybirdscreations #24 - anything goes (2/3)
allsorts #405 - spring inspiration (1/3)
inspirationdestination #123 - anything goes (unlimited)
eclecticellapu - spring

Friday, 3 March 2017

Husband Birthday Card



A birthday card for my father-in-law a true Welsh man.

I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card wth red and white embossed card. I have rounded all the corners with a punch. I have cut the elements of the toppers and assembled them with foam pads. I have printed a personalised sentiment and die cut it with a Sizzix scalloped heart die and then cut the next size in the nesting set in red. I attached the hearts to the card and then added the topper. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

jwscrapshack #178 - anything goes (unlimited)
brownsugar #240 - anything goes (1/2)
craftycatzweekly #360 - anything goes option doilies (1/3)
scrapping4fun #85 - men,boys,masculine (1/4)
cutecardthursday #467 - anything goes 
cuttlebugmania - animal
abitmoretimetocraft #39 - anything goes (3/3)
crazy #243 - animals (1/4)
ooh-la-la-creations #223 - embossing
craftycreations #336 - anything goes (2/2)
alphabet - z for zero embellishments
creativecraftcottage #82 - tic tac toe/dies,image,red (1/3)
pdelinkyparty #162 - anything goes (1 per day)
creativemoments #112 - anything goes/keep it masculine (2/3)
audsentiments #174 - animal and sentiment (1/5)
throughthepurplehaze #119 - masculine colours (1/3)
comeandgetit - its in the male
 inspirationdestination #123 - anything goes (unlimited)



Thursday, 2 March 2017

Mother's Day card



A Mother's Day card. 

This is a quick and easy card but always popular.

I have matt and layered my 8x8in white card with purple card and white embossed card. I embossed the white card with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I die cut the shoes with a Tattered Lace die and the flourishes with a Cheery Lynn die. When making cards like this I cut the coloured card, (in this case the purple card) to size then cut the die cut embellishments in the centre of the square to save on card. I printed a sentiment and die cut it with a Go Kreate scalloped oval die and then cut the next size in the nesting set in purple to mount the sentiment. I completed my card with flat backed pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creatalicious #110 - anything goes optional lots of green (unlimited)
craftysentiments #28 Feb - anything goes (3/3)
createsandmakes #9 - anything goes optional vintage (3/3)
wordartwednesday #272 - anything goes (2/5)
crafting-with-friends #38 - anything goes (1/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #39 - anything goes (2/3)
artisticinspirations #173 - anything goes (unlimited)
craftingfromtheheart #148 - anything goes (2/3)
pennys #318 - anything goes (1/3)
craftrocket #34 - no patterned paper (1/3)
creativeladybirdscreations #24 - anything goes (1/3)
ooh-la-la-creations #223 - embossing 
craftycreations #336 - anything goes (1/2)
creativemoments #112 - anything goes/keep it masculine (2/3)
papercreatorscrafts #57 - all about mum (1/3)
inspirationdestination #123 - anything goes (unlimited)


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

High top card




Firstly please excuse the poor photo. I took it quickly with my phone yesterday because this was a quick make because a neighbour didn't give me much notice.

I simply covered my 8x8in card with spotty paper from Anna Marie. I die cut the high tops with  a Die -namics die in light blue and white card, I printed a sentiment and die cut it with a Xcut scalloped circle die, I die cut the next size in the set in blue to mount the sentiment. I completed my card with flat backed pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

craftingfromtheheart #148 - anything goes (2/3)
petallu #32 - anything goes (3/3)*
simplypapercraftsforalloccassions #44 - anything goes (3/3)
craftysentiments #28 Feb - anything goes (2/3)
createsandmakes #9 - anything goes optional vintage (2/3)
wordartwednesday #272 - anything goes (1/5)
crafting-with-friends #37 - anything goes (3/3)
abitmoretimetocraft #39 - anything goes (1/3)
artisticinspirations #173 - anything goes (unlimited)
inspirationdestination #123 - anything goes (unlimited)