Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Farewell 365 Cards

Goodbye 365 Cards, today is the last day of four years of challenges, Pam and the team have done an amazing job of posting a challenge every single day.  Thank you for letting me be a part of it for the last five months, it's been fab.
I'm re-posting the first card I made for my DT stint as it's the one that kick-started my crafting mojo again!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Paper, scissors and flowers

Today at 365 Cards it's time to play with sharp objects  :-)
The challenge is to make a card using at least two different sharp tools to create your card.

I hand drew out my birthday greeting and flowery border on a sheet of plain white thin card and very carefully cut it out with a pair of very pointy scissors.  I punched holes in the flower centres with a hole punch then glued it onto a sheet of pink paper before sticking it on my card base and adding the sequins.

I'm entering this into Pinspired's final challenge, I love the layer of white icing on those snowflakes and was inspired to use a white cut out layer on my card.

and also entering this into
Papertake Pick of the Year (I've chosen the challenge from 20th Aug - Flower Power)
and The Pink Elephant challenge 231 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Keep calm and eat chocolate

If you're here for the Lawnscaping Blog Hop either scroll down or click here

Today's challenge over at 365 Cards is Mixed Messages, where you incorporate images, stamps and even patterned paper that already have lots of words on so there's no single sentiment on the card.
I started off by making my own background paper for this card with lots of birthday messages for my intended recipient.  On to this I stamped the Keep Calm instructions, and then managed to find some Happy Birthday paper in my stash.
Finished off with my flower, swirls (die cut in pink tissue paper) and sequins

Friday, 13 December 2013

Winter Wishes

Yay, it's blog hop day!

Hello, here for the Lawn Fawn blog hop? (you should have come from Bev's Happy Dance.  If you're a bit lost, or want to know what on earth I'm talking about you can return to Lawnscaping here to find out all the details and the prizes on offer)

Hope you've got a comfy seat and a cup of something warm, if you've made it this far you're doing well, you're half way through!  I'll try and keep my post short ....

I used Lawn Fawn's Frosties stamp set

to make the cascading snowflakes down the card background, these were heat embossed in white, and then sponged over with light blue, pink and violet inks.

I typed my sentiment on the computer then used Photoshop to bend and angle the text which I put inside a white frame.  Next I added a colour gradient background in similar colours to the inks I'd used.  Then, the fun part - I printed onto white card and fussy cut away all of the background leaving just the text and frame which I stuck over the snowflake background.  I was a bit worried that I'd lost the dots over the letter i's so added some sequins to replace them, then, 'cos I like sequins stuck on a few more!  And ta daaaah, one winter card in softly muted wintery colours, hope you like it!

That's it, I'm done, don't forget to leave me a comment to say you've stopped by, and your next stop on the hop is Tamara.  Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Partially Pieced

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to use paper piecing for part of a stamped image.
I'd been itching to use this guitar stamp since I won it on ebay recently.  I sponged the background in a few shades of blue and grey and stamped the music notes, fussy cut the guitar and swirls on white paper, then fussy cut the stamped guitar on polka dot paper.  Added the sequins and sentiment, then spent a little while trying to photograph it and get my sequins to shine!

Am also entering this into Papertakes Anything Goes challenge.
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