Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crafty Secrets - Feeling Yucky

Another small card (65 x 75mm) using an image and sentiment from Crafty Secrets Feeling Yucky set. The image was coloured in using Stampin Up Barely Banana marker and Tombow 992, 912 and 977 markers.

I forgot just how much fun doing the small cards can be.  It also gives me the opportunity to go through my stamps and dies and to use the smaller ones.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Flourishes - Sunflowers - small card

This small 75 x 65mm card was another one of my quick and easy ones.  I used an image from the Flourishes Sunflowers set, stamped onto watercolour paper with black Archival ink and coloured in using watercolour pencils and an aqua painter.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tonic Studio Indulgence dies

Another card which I cannot take credit for.  When I went to a craft fair a couple of weeks ago Tonic Studios were giving a free make 'n take.  This was a first for me and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of trying out a die company I had not used before.

The base lattice of this card is Tonic Studio Indulgence Round Window Boudoir Square Base with the bronze and bodice bits being a separate die called Indulgence Round - Basque.

The dies cut really well and this card was quick and easy to assemble.  It was so way out of my comfort zone in design but such fun to make.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Flourishes - Kids at Play

This small 74 x 65mm card is for the card envelope box I posted last week.  I thought I would keep it simple and stamped Flourishes Kids at Play in Black Archival ink adding to the design by extending it to the edges of the card.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Joy Crafts - Butterfly Border

Prior to moving to the UK I had not heard of Joy Crafts dies.  I first saw this beautiful Butterfly Border at a craft show and knew it would be ideal for a quick card.  Think I will be getting a lot of use out of this one.

The sentiment is from a Gina K Designs set called Lovely Labels 2 stamped in Berry Purple Archival ink and punched with a Stampin Up oval.  The paper used is from my stash - I cut up a lot of 12 x 12 sheets into card toppers before we moved and did not note down where I took them from.  The upside is it is really easy to get my hands on a large variety of papers all cut to size in one packet.  Should have thought of that years ago !

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Card Holder Box - Stampin Up

The design of this project is not one I can take credit for as I went to a Stampin Up class the other week and this card holder box was one of the projects we did.  As we ran out of time I just took the pieces home and assembled it slightly deviating from the original sample.

This project uses the Stampin Up envelope punch board and 3 pieces of card stock measuring 5¼" x 5¼", 2 of the same  colour and one of a contrasting colour.  The flower decoration on the front is a Marianne D die called Ovals coloured with Weathered Wood and Victorian Velvet Distress ink.  The sentiment is from the Flourishes sets Taglines and Medallion Motif stamped in Cobalt Archival ink.  On the original box a pipe cleaner was used for the handle but I chose to twist a couple of pieces of pink raffia I had left over from another project.  The small envelopes in the inside measure 82 x 72 mm.