Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Belated birthday wishes


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The paper for this card is an offcut from  GCDstudios paris nights collection - double sided. The main background piece is flocked and almost feels like velvet. I wrapped the thick black lace around the smaller piece - the lace looks a lot more defined in real life - adding the Craftime sentiment, the Bebe Daniels picture (which was in a bag of ephemera) and the brown flower with the prima spacer inside.

More sunflowers


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Having made the previous card using a Papermania sunflower border, I had a piece left over - not a very long piece because the previous card was 8 x 8. I've used this to put on the base of a card with 'just for you' background from a bloc that I bought years ago (I have so many of these and don't think I'd use them up even if I used a piece every day till I'm 100!).

All it needed then was the Craftime sentiment and the embossed die cut butterfly with parts inked with a spectrum noir.


This is for:

Classy cards n such 47: sunflower inspired
Dream valley 89: flowers
Card and scrap 80: flowers
Glitter n sparkle 99: use some butterflies
Butterfly challenges 12: summertime butterflies
Open-minded 17: last days of summer
AnMaCreatief 35: summer
Our creative corner August: summertime
Bunny Zoe August: summer colours
Eclectic paperie ePlay August: embossing
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
613 avenue create 86: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 106: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 33: anything goes
The pink elephant 265: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 71

Sunflowers to brighten a dull day


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It rained all day yesterday and what is it doing today? ... raining!

So it's nice to use some sunflowers to brighten the day. What do you do with a piece of 8 x 8 paper that is a picture in itself and really doesn't need much added to it ... add a Papermania sunflower border, of course - and a sentiment panel.


This is for:

Classy cards n such 47: sunflower inspired
Dream valley 89: flowers
Card and scrap 80: flowers
Glitter n sparkle 99: use some butterflies
Butterfly challenges 12: summertime butterflies
Open-minded 17: last days of summer
AnMaCreatief 35: summer
Our creative corner August: summertime
Bunny Zoe August: summer colours
Craft for the craig 7: a craft item you have never used before (everything used is new)
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
613 avenue create 86: anything goes
Come and get it: anything goes with a sentiment
Artistic inspirations 106: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 33: anything goes
The pink elephant 265: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 71

Happy birthday


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Among my birthday presents I had an M & S gift card. Instead of putting the front of the card in the paper recycling bin, I've used it on this card, using an A5 yellow card blank and two pieces of paper from my offcuts box. A few Poundland felt buttons and the card was done.

I was inspired by the wavy lines for this Use your stuff 150: ad inspired challenge, as well as the bright colours:




This is also for:

613 avenue create 86: anything goes
Come and get it: anything goes with a sentiment
Art impressions 142: show off your sentiment
Let's craft and create 96: anything goes
Artistic inspirations 106: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 33: anything goes
The pink elephant 265: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Sister act 71
DL.ART August anything goes

Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 50


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This is my design card for Fan-tastic challenge 50: anything goes. This is being sponsored by Paper Pretties. Please click on the challenge link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team - and we would love to see you joining in with your entries.

I've used Paper Pretties rosebud with sentiment, colouring spectrum noirs and die cutting with Xcut rectangle parenthesis dies. The background sparkly pearl card was embossed with an Embossalicious paisley folder run through the eBosser. This is an A5 card. A few gems added for a bit of bling to compliment the silver foiling.


This is also for:

Pause dream enjoy 17: punches or dies
Natalie and Amy 23: die cuts & flowers
Charisma cardz 18: wedding anniversary
Fitztown 49: embossing
Paper make up 155: embossing
Scrapping4fun 24: technique - embossing and die cutting
Eclectic paperie ePlay August: embossing
Digi choosday 34: blooms