31 August 2007

Do Crafts Challenge (30/08/07)

This is another card made for the Do Crafts Challenges that are going on over on the Card Making Forum. This challenge was to make a card without the use of cutting or blades (including scissors, guilotines, punches, die cuts etc). I really wasn't sure about this one to start with but I'm really glad I achieved it in the end. I have used the bottom of a peice of sparkly vellum and have torn it in half and torn the top to meet the desired size whilst keeping the already straight sides then stuck to the card. I then added Doodlebug stickers and peel off greeting.

  • Card blank by Papermania
  • Vellum by Paperchase
  • Stickers by Doodlebug Designs Whimsical Winter Icons
  • Peel off by Woodware

30 August 2007

Lola Rose

This card was made for my Mum to give to my SIL Kerry. This image is Lola Rose from Pink Petticoat. We chose this particular Lola Rose image because we thought it looked like Kerry so it suited her perfectly! I colured her in using watercolour pencils and mounted onto purple card. The sentiment is also from Pink Petticoat which was popped behind some grosgrain ribbon.

Triangle Trifold Card

This card was made for my SIL Kerry. The triangle panels have been embossed using the Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug embossing folder. The butterfly is a QuicKutz die mounted on to a punched circle and scallop circle. The ribbon behind is only partly stuck to the back of the butterfly panel so that when you untie the ribbon the card folds open. It is quite difficult to explain but hopefully the pictures will show it a little better! The first picture is when it is closed up (I included a card stand with it so that it can be displayed properly) and the second picture is when it is open. I made the card following instructions on the SCS website which can be seen here.

29 August 2007

Do Crafts Challenge (29/08/07)

This is another card made for a challnege over on the Do Crafts Card Making Forum. The challenge was to make a card without using any adhesive (including stickers, peel offs etc). I embossed the light pink panel with a Sizzix Texture Plate and layered onto dark pink card and attached to card blank using brads. Ribbon wrapped around embossed panel and greeting panel attched to it using an eyelet.
  • Card blank by Craftwork Cards
  • Card by Doodlebug Designs
  • Ribbon by Doodlebug Designs Birthday Girl
  • Setiment by A Muse
  • Brads by Doodlebug Designs

Do Crafts Challenge (28/08/07)

This card was made for a challenge over on the Do Crafts Card Making Forum. The challenge was to design and make a card using 2 pieces of paper - 1 plain and 1 patterned, 1 piece of ribbon, 3 brads, 1 stamp, 1 ink and a greeting/sentiment. Well, here is my offering! You can visit my Do Crafts gallery here.

  • 1 Stamp by Stampendous (Agapanthus Long)
  • 1 Ink - Stazon Jet Black
  • 1 Ribbon - organza black ribbon accross the bottom
  • 1 Greeting - printed from my PC
  • 3 Brads - small white Queen & Co ones
  • 1 Plain paper - black
  • 1 Patterned paper - now here is where you have to look VERY carefully, you see the little black flowers that the brads are in the centres of? Well, they are cut from a sheet of Doodlebug 'White Divine' PATTERNED paper!!

26 August 2007

Birthday Wishes

I have just discovered the Kids and Baby Dovecraft Designer Paper Packs! I had bought some of the other decorative type papers but after seeing some lovely cards in the Do Crafts members gallery made with these I feel in love with them! They are so cute! Here are two cards I have made with a sheet from the Kids collection. I have decoupaged the hippo, mouse and star and have added some Stickles coming off of the wand. These are also in the tent topper style (see below post for details on how to make them). The sentiment is printed from my PC.

  • Designer paper by Dovecraft
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Brads by Doodlebug Designs
  • Glitter Glue by Stickles in Icicle
  • Flower by Prima Marketing Inc

24 August 2007

Tent Topper Cards

After seeing loads of lovely 'tent topper' cards I decided I would give it a go myself. After getting some guidance and sizes from my friend Ruth, (thank you Ruth!) here is my creation. The card is 4.25" square with the fold at the top to make a tent shape then you add the topper. The card fits into a standard C6 envelope as long as you don't make the topper too big! I have made this card quite siimple for my first try. The topper part is 'Gift Bear' stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils, punched out and then mounted to another circle with 3D foam pads plus a scallop circle. The message is made using my Karen Foster Snap Stamps.. I can't believe that KF has discontinued these! Especially when I didn't manage to to get the small casual set that I wanted! News on the grapevine is that KF are going to make some more of these for 2008 as they have grown increasingly popular :0) (Someone has just spotted that I missed the 'h' out of birthday in the sentiment! Ooops! I will get that sorted!)

  • Sentiment by Karen Foster Snap Stamps Mini Casual Alphabet
  • Image by Penny Black
  • Punches by Woodware
  • Circle die cut is a QuicKutz Cookie Cutter
  • Card is by Bazzill

22 August 2007

Under the Weather?

This card was inspired by two really great card makers over on the Split Coast Stampers A Muse Addicts Club. However, I knew even before I got 'Seattle Girl' that I wanted her to be in a scalloped square! I have coloured in 'Seattle Girl' using watercolour pencils but next time I think it will look better with brush markers and I'll stick to using watercolours on Penny Blacks. Ironically here in the UK we have been under the weather (dark and rainy weather to be exact) so I haven't been able to take a decent enough pic of this card for two days, I have succumbed today because I don't think it is going to get any better anytime soon!
  • Image and sentiment by A Muse
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Ribbon by Ribbon Oasis
  • Woodware square scallop punch

18 August 2007

Results Time

I have made this card for my cousin Amy who has passed her AS Level exams. I am really happy for her. I made the card quite simple but love the book stack stamp by A Muse and thought it would work well for an exam congratulations card. I am also happy to announce that I passed my exams and assignments too so I am now a 3rd year at university! What a scary thought!

  • All stamps by A Muse
  • Black card by Doodlebug
  • Scallop circle by QuicKutz Cookie Cutter dies
  • Flower sequins by Doodlebug
  • Small black brad by Queen & Co

13 August 2007

Pink Petticoat

I have just discovered Pink Petticoat! Yes, I know I am a bit late! Check out the website here. They have some lovely images, greetings and papers for you to buy to download to your computer, print out and add to your handmade cards! This card is made using the Cupcakes images. I have coloured the cupcake in using pencils and added glitter to the icing. The designer paper and card are by Doodlebug Designs. I am having fun using my computer in my card making, usually I just print out the odd greeting for my cards.


Have you seen the last issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft? In it they had made some cards with Dingbats. I had never even thought of the idea, I just thought that they were cute! Well I have made this creation using the David Walker Make A Wish Dingbat font. I have coloured the cute elephant in with watercolur pencils, if you are careful this will work without smudging the ink. I thought this card would be perfect for a little girl. I have punched the elephant out with a scallop oval punch and added Prima Flowers (with little crystals in the centres) to the edge. The designer paper is from my LSS.

6 August 2007

Oh Brother!

I have made this card for my brother, I hope he likes it! It is a concertina/zig zag card. I wanted the back layer of the card to be slightly higher than the front but I couldn't get a whole piece of card that was long enough. In the end I attached 3 cards together to give me the shape that I wanted. The 'mark' is chipboard letters covered with Doodlebug card. The 'Happy Birthday' lettering is made with Sizzlits die.
  • Card by Papermania & Doodlebug Design
  • Paper by Doodlebug Design
  • Chipboard letters by Craftwork Cards
  • Present dies by QuicKutz
  • Sizzlits Decorative Strip - Naturally Serif
  • Brads by Bazzill Basics

4 August 2007

Pink & Black Gift Tower

I have CASEd this design (CASE: Copy And Selectively Edit) from a card that a talented card maker called Katie has made. I have changed the theme from 'thank you' to 'happy birthday' using my new 'Gift Tower' stamp from Penny Black.

  • Images by Penny Black
  • Sentiment by A Muse
  • Cardstock by Doodlebug Designs
  • Designer paper by Doodlebug Designs

Feel Better Soon

More cards using my new A Muse Artstamps. I have gone with a blue theme for these but will be experimenting with other colours soon!

  • Card blanks by Craftwork Cards
  • Images by A Muse
  • Sentiment by A Muse
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Woodware Super Scalloped Circle punch
  • Ribbon by Ribbon Oasis

Home Sweet Home

These new home cards were made using my new gorgeous A Muse Artstamps. I love the little 'home sweet home' saying and I love the simplicity of the house design.
  • Card blanks by Craftwork Cards
  • Images by A Muse
  • Sentiment by A Muse
  • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
  • Ribbon by Ribbon Oasis


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