Monday, 10 June 2013

Up for some acetate?

So, most of us have some lovely nesting die's in our kit bag.
Have you thought about using them to make an aperture in your card as apposed to matting and layering?
I found some lovely acetate at a craft show in Feburary and couldn't resist a play for my sister-in-law's birthday :-)
I used XCut nesting die. First cut the second largest from your card stock. Make a frame with your largest and second largest that you can stick to the top of your acetate.
The amazing swirl flower is from 'Crafts Too'. Their range of die cuts are beautiful as so well priced!
I covered the back of the card with patterned paper so the pattern on the acetate really stands out.

Again I used a nesting die to cut the sentiment frame out of. The stamp is from one in  my stash :-)

I must admit I went a bit OTT on the embellishments on this one!
The 'tickets' are from a Kanban stamp set. It's great - you can mix up the tickets and sentiment options.
The heart is a wooden embelli and I've stamped on the top with a flourish stamp in my stash.
The cute little bird house is metal and comes from 'Hobby House'. I can really recommend their little embellishment sets!
The border punch is one of the large Martha Stewart ( of course!).
Finish off with some little flowers (if you've the room!)
My favourite thing about this card is the mix of colours. I'm loving getting bolder with my choices and seeing what happens.
Happy Monday All


Teresa xx


Friday, 7 June 2013

Suggest a Sketch - Challenge #78

Ok, blog is working - check :-)
It's Friday so it's challenge day on Card Crafters Circle - check :-)
And we've even given you a card layout to play with too - check :-)
And here it is...
Twist it, turn it or follow it - just go for it this week and let's see what you can make :-)
Our sponsors are Eureka Stamps
I've used their lovely fat 'Bumble Bee' digi stamp...
 I printed the bee 3 times cutting two of them out. Once coloured in I used pinflair glue to layer up my bee (plus added a little glitter to his wings - I couldn't resist!)
Instead of stars - I went for flowers....
I followed the template but used the same patterned paper, cutting it diagonally and separating when I stuck it down on top of this gorgeous copper mirror card.
Finally punching two shades of brown border card with my faithful Martha Stewart doily punch :-)
Add the sentiment - and we're done!
Good luck everyone - can't wait to see what you do this week.
Crafty smiles
Teresa xx

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Strike up your Stripes!

Hello All,
Sorry it's been a while since I've blogged - family stuff going on.
And to top that off, looks like my blog has been playing up too and didn't post last week's challenge from Card Crafters Circle.
So, although I'm a little late - thought I'd post a card idea anyway.
This fab little dude comes from Whimsy Stamps (Stamps by Kathryn)
He's called 'Raggedy Little Boy' and he's worth every penny :-)
What do you think? Told you he was a cutie pie :-)
To make the card I stuck together two 5x5 kraftstax cards and then scored each side section in half.
The card will fold together to still fit into a 5x5 envelope.
My trusty spectrum noir's have brought this chappy to life.
I picked up the heart sentiment stamp at Hobbycraft for £1!!!
Digi stamps are brill if you've got little storage and you want to size them to whatever you want to work with. Once downloaded I take mine into My Craft Studio software and size up in there before printing on Neenah card (crafters companion) for colouring.
Some other tools used were:
Fiskars border punch
Crafts Too Fence die cut
Xcut nesting circles
I've been looking and commenting all on our stripey card entries to our challenge this week. They've been some great makes!
Tomorrow I'll post our new weekly challenge which is based on a sketch :-)
Happy Thursday all
Teresa xx