I have two projects to share with you today, both coloured using Blendabilities, and both using gorgeous Cute As A Button images.
Firstly, I have covered on of the large Stampin’ Up! Kraft Journals.
The image has been coloured and then fussy cut, and then layered onto the black background so that the colours are really vibrant. I have punched some stars out of the black layer and then added a layer of Gold Foil sheet behind the black.
I have also made a card. I just adore this “buttons girl”, and really enjoyed colouring her. 🙂
The strip of patterned paper comes from the new Stampin’ Up! Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack – lots of gorgeous papers!
The image has been coloured using Blendabilities (of course!) with some of the Lullaby Designer Series Papers in the background. I have used Framelits to cut the layers of the image, the Ovals Framelits, and the Deco Labels Collection.
It’s sad when a beautiful stamp set gets retired. This one, called Ornamental Keepsakes was one of my favourite ever Christmas stamp sets.
I have used it with some retired papers to create a quick and easy Christmas card.
The baubles have been heat embossed with silver embossing powder onto white cardstock and then cut out using the matching framelits die. Too easy!
I had so much fun colouring the butterflies from my post yesterday, that I did some more last night while I was enjoying watching our fantastic Australian Cricket Team beat the South Africans! 🙂 (Love my cricket!) (And colouring).
I kept the cards more clean and simple this time, so that the butterflies are really the highlight.
And here are the cards individually.
Which one is your favourite?
Mine the the pink and purple one, but then those are my favourite colours, so it’s not really surprising. The stamps I have used are from the Papillon Potpourri set, and Million and One, and are of course, coloured with Blendabilities 🙂
Some more cards for the SUO Challenge I think 🙂
One of my favourite ways of adding texture and interest to cards, and other projects is with Embossing Folders. I think I am addicted to them!
This week’s Just Add Ink challenge is to add some texture to a project, so I did! 🙂
This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest recently (it didn’t have a name on it, so unfortunately I can’t give the person credit for their idea), and since I am also currently addicted to my Blendabilities, I thought I should combine the two.
The background was embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, and the butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set were masked, stamped in Black Memento Ink and then coloured with the Blendabilities.
I am also going to enter this one into the SUO Challenges, where the current challenge is to use Markers or Blendabilities 🙂
This week’s challenge at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges is to use the Memory Keeping Section (Pages 24-41) of the catalogue to inspire a project.
While I was tempted to share some Project Life pages for this challenge, I liked the idea of creating a masculine card based on the picture at the bottom right of Page 31.
I have used the Post Card stamp for my background, which is a stamp that I love but which has not had enough use! I have done some faux stitching around the edge of the postcard in Early Espresso, and done some off-set layers to make it a little different. The main image is from the Traveler stamp set, along with a few left over bits and pieces of the Typeset Specialty papers (Page 184), some Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Page 193), some Chevron ribbon and Linen Thread (Pages 206-7).
**Quick update: Feeling special, thanks to the ladies at CASE-ing The Catty Challenges, who chose my card as their Top Case! 🙂
Hope you are having a crafty day!
Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to all the lovely ladies who invited me along to the Numeralla Craft Group today. I always enjoy getting together with other crafters, and this group were particularly welcoming, despite the chilly, foggy weather.
We made two cards today, and I decided to introduce the Big Shot and Embossing Folders. I just love embossing folders, they are such a quick and easy way to add some interest and texture to a card.
This first card uses the Wildflower Meadow background stamp (Page 175 of the catalogue) and matching embossing folder (page 227). We also used the Delicate Designs Embossing folder for the lacy look and some of the gorgeous Venetian Crochet Trim (Page 206).
Our second card uses the Large Polka Dot embossing folder (Page 227), the TypesetDesigner Series Papers (Page 184) and the gorgeous stamp set called Traveler (Page 38) which is fantastic for masculine cards.
The ladies at Numeralla have invited me to join them whenever I want to, so I am guessing they enjoyed themselves as much as I did. Thanks again, ladies.
It’s been quite a while since I have used my owl punch, with so many new goodies available it’s not really surprising, but I thought it was time I got it out and gave it another work out. Today I have used it to make some thank you cards for a few of my customers.
The card base comes from the Hip Hip Hooray card kit, layered with some of the Lullaby patterned papers.
Keeping it short and sweet today.
Yesterday afternoon I held my first stamping get together since moving to Cooma, which was really exciting. Not only did we have a lovely afternoon of stamping and chatting, but I met some lovely ladies who share my passion for crafting.
The ladies got to make two projects, and since we had some complete novices, I kept the projects fairly simple.
We started off making a tag (or bookmark), using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.
Then we made a card. Both feature the fabulous new stamp set Work of Art and some of the gorgeous new In Colours and Stitched Satin Ribbons.
Special thanks to the ladies who shared the afternoon with me, I certainly had a lovely time!
Check back soon for more, as I have heaps of crafting to share with you! 🙂