Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Autumn Leaves Challenge

Hi everyone,

This is my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Autumn Leaves Challenge. http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/simon-saysautumn-leaves.html

For this I used:-
Kanban Autumn Silhouettes clear stamps
Cupcakecrafting backing paper from A Touch of Elegance CD Rom
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
StazOn Timber Brown
Gems from stash coloured with Promarkers
Dark brown ribbon from stash
Centura Pearl ivory card
I folded the A4 card and made an A5 card blank. I took a piece of backing paper from Cupcakecrafting 'A Touch of Elegance' CD Rom and distressed the edges of both with the Tea Dye ink pad. Using the StazOn, I stamped two flourishes from the stamp set in the top left hand corner, one vertically and one horizontally. In the other top corner, I coloured the gems from my stash with a 'Cocoa'  Promarker and fixed them to the card.
I stamped the tree image onto the backing paper three times and matted and layered onto the ivory centura pearl and again distressed the edges.  I stamped out three leaves and placed one on the bottom right hand corner of each tree image square after colouring them with the ink. To finish, I tied a piece of dark brown ribbon to the bottom of the card and added a knot to add dimension.
Thank you for calling by. Please leave a comment, I enjoy reading them.
Happy crafting.

Happy Birthday, Crafters Companion

Hi all,

Another post today. This time my entry for the Crafters Companion Birthday Challenge over on Crafters Companion. http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/october-challenge-birthdays.html

For this I used a cute image from the Morehead CD Rom and matted and layered it onto some silver mirri from my stash. I used an 8x8 card blank and matted and layered a coordinating backing paper from the cd rom onto silver mirri. Before attaching this to the card, I wrapped a piece of pink spider's web net from Kanban around this and then attached the image onto it. I printed out a sentiment and hot foiled this and attached it to the top right hand corner, then using a narrower piece of spider's web net, I made a bow and attached this to the opposite corner. I finished it off using some gems from my stash.

I hope you like the pastel colours as much as I did.
Thank you for taking the time to come and look.
Happy crafting.

Happy Birthday Bryan

Morning everyone,

This is my entry for the 'Happy Birthday Bryan' Challenge over on Emma's blog - Emmas Cards Uk.com. http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge.html

To make my card I used A4 Centura Pearl cardstock to make an easel card and matted and layered using silver mirri and backing paper from Tumble Ted Pastimes Collection CD Rom 1 from Cupcakecrafting.

The card I was making was for my son's friend Nick's  birthday and my son had asked for  a card with a Manchester City footballer on. This was the nearest thing I had and I used Craft Artist to alter the colour of the mat so that it matched the background paper. (I had to go on the internet to find out what the Man City shirt was like.) As a Newcastle supporter, it pained me to make a Man City card!!
Again I used Craft Artist to make a matching sentiment. For the purpose of the challenge, I put the name 'Bryan' on the sentiment but changed this before giving it to my son to send off to Nick.

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Thank you