Saturday, December 1, 2012

Vintage album gift

Hi there, check out this vintage album I made up using the K & Co Paper line. I inked all the edges using Vintage photo from Tim Holtz's distress inks. I love the colours in this paper line. I added a lot of Tim Holtz stamps, flowers, brads, pull outs, ribbons, and so much more in this album. It is made from paper bags. I love the binding as I used fibre trim to close up the album. For the cover I made an envelope and filled it full of flowers, stickers, buttons, feathers, and a few other things.

I will be giving this album as a gift to someone very special who has helped raise my child's service dog!
Check out the size of this pull out mat. Each page has a pull out mat from the right side of the album. Lots of room for photos!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Anything
Alphabet Challenge - V - Vintage
SweetPea - Gifts
Sassy Cheryls - Show me 102

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Embossing action

Hi everyone. I made this card quick quite quickly. I first took an embossing folder from Sizzix and embossed the blue paper. I then inked the embossed part using some faded jeans ink. I then took this wonderful digi image and used some copics on top in the center of the flower to help it stand out a bit. I layered it up using some spellbinders circle dies. I added some word stickers to the bottom corner and some blue bling in both top left and bottom right corners. I think these simple cards and quite a joy to make and look good too.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Anything
College 7 Kids - Anything
Totally Gorjus - Not Square

Thanks and a butterfly

Hey everyone. It is funny how we keep so much paper and sometimes forget to use it! Also for the Belli Challenge, I have also forgotten I had the bling that went on the butterfly. I made his this card using spellbinders dies and layered up the butterfly, from the butterfly garden collection. I then cut some strips of co-ordinating paper from that paper line and just made some arrowed edges. I used a rub on "thank you" to the bottom strip. Lastly I added some bling to the side of the card as well as on the butterfly.
Some challenges I have entered:
Flutterby wed - Dies/punches with butterfly/fairy
Belli Challenge - Old embellishments/thankful
Digistamps4joy - Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Embossed and embossed

Hey, today I made this card for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge 29. I started out by embossing the black paper with the spellbinders M-bossibilities EL-017. I love that look it gives. It totally fits with Tim Holtz!!! Then I Embossed the "Enjoy the journey" and on the screws around the sentiment. (where the screws go from the embossing folder) I then die cut 2 gears suing Tim Holtz's die and then embossed them. I added this great brad from Bo Bunny and then attached it to the card using Tim's tiny attacher! I wanted to black out the staples, so I used my copic black and coloured the staples. For the inside I wanted to keep the flow to the card, so I placed black card stock inside and then layered it with the kraft card stock on top. I stamped the birds on one, inked around the edges and placed another piece of kraft near the bottom for the writer to write to their recipient. Lastly I embossed the "it's all perspective" and then this one was done!
I have entered the following challenges:
Studio L3 - Texture Fades
Stamp Man - Emboss it

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

White Embossed Thank You

Hi all! It has been a busy few weeks and sick kids! Finally I am back able to do my thing! Today I made this wonderful card using a lot of spellbinders. I used the M_Bossabilities ES-004 to creative this embossed card. I used some pink glitter paper to add some sparkle and I used an edge die from spellbinders to create the design. I took a 1/2 inch piece of the glitter paper and scored it all the way down at 1/4 inch. I then folded it over and then stitched it down. I like this look! For the flower I layered 2 flowers and then used the spellbinders set (ironworks) and made the die cuts that are behind the flower. Lastly I did my sentiment and adhered it all to the card! For the inside, I wanted to keep it simple. I used more of the same paper from the front and put it inside to keep the flow going.
Challenges entered:
Ink the pink - Dies/punches
Simon Show - Says - Thank you
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Paper Play - Paper Piecing
Challenges for everyone - Anything
Simon Says - Thanks

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vintage chipboard album

Hey everyone! I made this chipboard album in the vintage style. For the cover I used some vintage style paper and added this wooden "traditions" element. I painted it brown. I took this brown piece of paper, and put gold paint all around the edges for a mat. I added some ribbon/flowers/lace and brads to finish up the front. Throughout the rest of the album, I have added stickers, flowers, brads, gens, metal elements, buttons and flowers. I sewed some of the mats to the pages for interest. To bind this album, all I did was take my we r memory punch and make holes for the top and then bind it together using a binder clip. It is a very easy way to get an album together!
Challenges I have entered include:
Through the craft door - Anything
Simon Says - Rustication
Anything but a card - Challenge 3

Fairy sweet

Hey, I took this fairy digi image and then used some stickles to add some glitz to this fairy. I used spellbinders to mat up the die cuts. For the background, I made this using the ranger colour sprays. It is a product they sold a couple years back, it gives some nice rich colour. Then I added some paper from the K & Co paper line sweet nectar. I used some twine to criss-cross around the mat. Then I added three flowers/brads over top of the main image mat. I added a tag I made with my We R Memory Chompers (purple set) and stamped the "You're so sweet" sentiment on to it. I used my copics to match the colours from teh cards in the words. I lastly added this great cupcake embellishment that I'm not quite sure what company it is, but it worked perfectly! Then I adhered it to the card front and it was done!
I entered this into these challenges:
Simon says - Use dies/punches
Tip Tuesday - Wings
Crafts n me - Anything Goes

Awww puppy

I won this digital image awhile back and just had to use this sweet puppy. I added some stickles to his collar and then matted him up using spellbinders. I used some Authentique paper and layered up a tag using my own sentiment using MS Word. I then used copics to add some red to the "Life" in the sentiment.I attached this beautiful red ribbon and made a nice bow! I'm still working on my bows, but this one is great! I then adhered it first to some red cardstock, and then that to the black card front. I added some red bling to the side and she was done!
Challenges I have entered this pup card into are:
Diva's By Design - Anything
Pixie Dust - Anything
Sweet n sassy - Tic Tac Toe (Paper piecing, punches, flitter

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Birdie Brown and fall

Hey! Check over at Birdie Browns and grab this cute digi. It is there challenge for the month. I printed this guy off and then used watercolour pencils on him. It worked alright, but I think I prefer my copics...but I wanted to do something a bit different. After he was dry, I had to spice him up with some stickles. I layered him onto a spellbinders oval scalloped die cut. I used some random paper for the back and some layered the border and matching sticker onto the mat. I added some leaves...one big one in behind and 2 little guys in front. Lastly I added some buttons/twine to finish this up. I think I will try this little guy again and use copics, hopefully sometime soon!
Challenges include:
Birdie Brown - Of course!
Card Making Mama's - Fall Theme
Pink Elephant - Fall inspirational photo

Girl Matchbook Album

Here is a quick way to make a mini-album. I made this matchbook style girl album. To add some decoration, I sewed all my mats onto the pages. It was a very easy to put together mini. I added a few flowers and brads along the way and a few stickers of course. I put this one together very quick and it will make a nice present! I also thought that this could turn into a card...in fact a few pockets and it could be a gift card holder/card/mini!
Challenges for this include:
Anything but a card - Challenge 3
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Challenges for everyone - Anything