Friday, 17 May 2013

#75 Construction Cards (get your scoreboard out!)

Hi All!
Happy Friday to everyone :-)
Another Friday and another challenge over at Cardcrafters Circle.
This week we're playing with construction cards so think Easel; Neverending; Trifold; Theatre style etc etc etc!!
Our sponsor this week is:
Digi Darlas, click onto the logo to get into their brilliant shop!
Here's  my construction card; it's a theatre style card :-)
I made this on my Hougie Board :-)
The image is 'kitten with a ball' and I thought he was really cute!
To make a theatre card is really easy. Just work out the width you want (this one is 6'' square card) and add 4'' to the width when you cut the card.
Then score at 1'', 2'', 8'', 9''.
I cut an aperture out of the front card using an Xcut die and then ran it through my Crafters Companion A4 embossing folder (which is really yummy!!)
Stick your sides together, punch a hole through the top of bottom and thread your ribbon. The sides will fold in so you can get into a 6x6 envelope. Just watch out for too many embellishments or you'll have to make a box for it.
I crochet'd the flower to keep the 'wool' theme going :-)
The trim inside the aperture is some pink paper punched with one of the large Martha Stewart border punches.

And here's a close up of my little cheeky kitten (coloured in with Spectrum Noirs)
Can't wait to see what you create - have fun!!
Crafty smiles
Teresa xx

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Pinks and Yellows... here we go!

Challenge #74 is on over at Card Crafters Circle this week.
We run our challenges from Friday to Friday so get playing :-)
this week we want you to mix up pink and yellow.
It's great to see what you get up to each week and I love stopping by to leave little comments on your blogs :-)
We've used some wonderful images from our friends over at Floppy Latte

There's a great array of images to choose from and get crafting on straight away.
The team choose from the amazing frames range, pop over to the challenge blog to see what we've all been up too!
Here's mine...

The flowers were coloured in with water pencils. Have go at blending in different shades of green on your leaves and watch them come to life :-)
I picked up the sentiment stamp a few years ago from e-bay and just love it's meaning.
Instead of matting squares all the time, have a go at cutting a square larger than you need and turning at an angle. Trim off the edges and you're left with a different backing shape behind your main image.

The 'frame' for my main image is done with a Fiskars corner punch. Once you've punched all four corners you can then secure your picture in each edge (my fab little new buy!)
We all see lots of distressing on cards but how do you rough up your cards?
 I use the fab little distressing tool from Hougie Crafts. All you do is run your card through the little tool (blades inside are hidden) and is rough's up your card a treat ready to by inked.
Have fun with your cards this week!
Crafty smiles

Teresa xx

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Get your bloomers out!

It's a new challenge over at Card Crafters Circle and this week we're all about the flowers.
Especially as the sun has finally decided to visit us here in England (yippee!!). We've missed sooooo much :-)
Anyway, the details. It's challenge number 73.
And we've been sponsored this week by the fabulous Michelle Perkett Studios

have a good look at what my design team pals have been up to this week with the 3 different images we had to play with :-)
This week I wanted to give you something a little different so no card...
Instead I'm decorating gifts bags!!
In essence it's exactly the same just that you get to put lovely things in your finished project for a girlfriend or female family member.
my post is a little late tonight and my two beautiful kids will have me up early. So I'll add more photo's and details tomorrow - including the dies and punches I've used (don't you just love that border punch - it's Martha Stewart)
Night, night, for now
Teresa xx