Friday, September 7, 2012
Die cut a circle from light yellow cardstock, and layer onto a larger pinked circle from a darker yellow. Punch a heart from the darker yellow, and adhere to the pale circle. Adhere this down over the centre of the sunburst. Give the yellow heart a generous coating of glossy accents and allow to dry.
Cut clouds from white felt and adhere to the card. Stamp one large and one small hot air balloon image onto white cardstock, and fussy cut. Adhere to the card as shown, layering over the clouds.
Stamp "Birthday Wishes" in brown ink onto yellow cardstock, and notch the ends into a banner shape. Fold back on itself and slightly curve to make it dimensional - adhere to the top of the card.
This card makes my heart fel happy, it's so joyful!
Thanks so much for all your hard work as a part of our design team Jo, it was a pleasure to see the outstanding cards that you create!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Make card base from pink cardstock - Cut a light brown cardstock layer and top with Dear Lizzy Neapolitan sweet sundress paper.
Cut a rectangle of "twinkling lights" (rev) Using a Spellbinders Labels One die, cut one end to shape. Cut a slightly larger piece of pink cardstock and shape one end as before. Layer both on the card front.
Using Spellbinders classic circles dies, cut two circles - one large from pink cardstock, and one slightly smaller from heartsong. Ink edges of heartsong circle with brown ink. Adher to the gront of the card.
Cut a label shape from white cardstock using My Favourite Things Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings stamps & Die set. Stamp Label shape onto die cut using brown ink.
Stamp sentiment with pink ink. Pierce 2 holes in label and trhead with blossom twine - tie a bow on the left hand side.
Mount label over circless with foam tape.
Make three roses from cardstock using My Favourite Things Die-Namics Mini rolled roses dies. Add Kaiser Pearls in Snow to the middle of the roses. Adhere roses below label as shown. Cut two green leaves from cardstock and adhere underneath the roses.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Cut a square of dear lizzy Heartsong. Apply double sided tape around all sides, peel off the backing, and then apply glitter to the tape to create a sparkly border. Adhere this to the card front.
Cut a doily die cut from pink cardstock. Thread espresso twine through the outer holes of the doily and tie in a bow at the bottom. Punch 4 small hearts from pink cardstock and adhere back to back, ensuring that the tails fo the twine bow are caught inside the hearts.
Make a rosette from Lucky Laugh paper - (tutorial here! or you can use a special rosette die like the tim holtz rosettes)
Punch a star from "sweet sundress' paper, and adhere to the top of the rosette, with a vintage button. Adhere the rosette to the top of the doily, and then adhere onto the glittered square.
Stamp sentiment with Platinum Versacolour ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Finish off with some Kaisercraft silver rhinestones for a little extra bling!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Cut a rectangle of "Silly Skedaddle" paper. Using a small circle punch, notch corners as shown. Ink edges with brown ink. Wrap red and white twine around the patterned paper as shown.
Cut banner shaped strips from heartsong, at first sight and lucky laugh patterned papers. Adhere strips as shown, layering and curling up the ends slightly to add dimension.
Die cut ticket border from pink cardstock. Stamp ticket bordr and sentiment with pink ink. Adhere with foam mounting tape over Silly Skedaddle paper, and trim off overhang.
Stand back and wait for the compliments to roll in! :)
Monday, September 3, 2012
Die cut a spellbinders label 1 shape from red cardstock, and a larger one from yellow. Adhere together, and cut across the centre. Move both halves apart, and adhere as shown.
Cut a rectangle of vintage book paper print and layer across the gap between the label one halves. Layer a white doily acros s the book print rectangle. You may need to fold or trim your doily to fit.
Cut red cardstock strip into a rectangle, and emboss with swiss dots embossing folder.
Sand dots lightly to distress and make them stand out more.
Cut the strip into two pieces, and round the ends as shown.
Punch two circles from brown cardstock and adhere to red embossed rectangles as shown. Push a gold brad through each brown circle - criss cross yellow and white twine around each brown circle as shown here.
Stamp ice cream cone onto white cardstock, and trim into tag shape. Adhere Kaisercraft red pearl over cherry. Cut tags from heartsong and first date patterned papers - punch a hole into the top of each tag and fan out. Tie tags to criss crossed twine.
Stamp birthday wishes in black ink aonto lower right hand corner of card, and finish off with a little red pearl!
Elegant, fun, and so pretty all rolled into one card!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Make card base from white cardstock.
Die cut shaped circles from red cardstock, sweet sundress paper and pink cardstock.
Top red cardstock scalloped circle with a circle cut from "Lucky Laugh" paper. Adhere the number 1 to this shape.
Top scalloped Sweet sundress paper with a pinked circle cut out from pink cardstock. Adhere the number 2 to this shape.
Top the remaining scalloped circle with a yellow circl - stamp "Happy Birthday" in black ink on the left hand side of this yellow circle, and punch a heart shape out of the right hand side.
Wrap red and white twine around a small piece of cardstock. Adhere twine wrappedd cardstock under the punched out heart shape so it peeks through.
Stamp a leaf on cream cardstock with black ink. Fussy cut around this, and tuck in underneath the lower circle.
Adhere all circle shapes to the card as shown. Stamp "To you" in red ink on the lower right hand corner of the card front.
Using red ink, color wood arrow shapes and adhere them as shown. You can use a little glitter glue on these to really make them pop!
Simple, fun, and would also be a great way to use up some of the scraps we all have in our stash!
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Punch 5 squares from various Dear Lizzy Neapolitan papers. Stamp "You're Sweet" onto one of the patterned paper squares using black ink. Arrange squares in a grid pattern onto the front of the card. Punch out the square in the lower right hand corner to make a window. (or carefully cut using a craft knife!)
Adhere squares using foam tape to add dimension.
Fussy cut an icecream from the "First Date" patterned paper. Adhere inside the card so it appears throug hthe punched out window. Apply glossy accents to the icecream. Wrap twine several times around the card spine and tie in a bow.
Round the bottom corners of the card using a corner rounder punch.
So quick, easy and effective!
I hope you're enjoying these gorgeous cards, we've got a stack more where they've come from!
Join us tomorrow for even MORE! :)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Make card base from brown cardstock.
Cut rectangles from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan "Heartsong ", "Heartsong (rev)", and "at first sight (rev)" patterned papers.
Stamp a woodgrain pattern onto "At First Sight (rev)"m rectangle with light brown ink. Ink the edges of all rectangles with brown ink. Adhere to card front.
Cut the border strip from "Lucky Laugh (rev)" paper and adhere to the horizontal join of patterned papers.
Punch three stars from assorted papers and arrange on the card as shown. Stamp sentiment with brown ink on the lower right hand side of the card. Tie green twine through a light green button and adhere on top of the lowest star.
Check back tomorrow for more goodness!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Make card frm green cardstock. Cut a slightly smaller rectangle of Dear Lizzy Neapolitan "First Date" paper, and adhere to the card front.
Using a scallop border punch, cut a strip each of "Twinkling Lights (rev)", "Lucky Laugh (rev)", and "Sweet Sundress (rev)" patterned papers. Wrap green ribbon around strip and tie in a bow. Tie a bow of green and white twin over ribbon, Adhere these strips to the card front.
Cut a white rectangle and a slightly larger green scalloped rectangle and layer. Stamp icecream stamp onto brown, green and light green cardstock using brwn ink.
Cut cone out of brown cardstock. Cut icecream only out of light green and darker green cardstocks. Dot brown marker onto dark green icecream to lok like choc chips (yum!). Adhere icecream and cone on white rectangle. Adhere Kaisercraft red pearl onto the top of the icecream to look like a cherry.
Punch a file tab shape from dark green cardstock and stamp "happy birthday" in dark brown ink. Tuck punched shape under the scalloped rectangle and adhere to the card front.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Make card base from yellow cardstock. Round right hand corners of card. Cut smaller yellow rectangle panel and round right hand corners. Run through a woodgrain embossing folder and adhere to the front of the card.
Cut a spellbinders labels 1 diecut from brown cardstock and run thrugh the swiss dots embossing folder. Distress the edges of the die cut and trim the left hand side to fit ont the card front as shown.
Cut a spellbinders scalloped circle from orange cardstock. Cut a classic circle to fit neatly inside this from white cardstock - cut zig zag strips from various dear lizzy papers and adhere to the white circle. Carefully trim off the excess. Layer this onto the orange circle, and then onto the brown cardstock layer.
Adhere orange and white gingham ribbon to the left edge of the card. Using various strips of dear Lizzy Neapolitan papers, layer these over the ribbon for a textural effect.
Stamp "Hello friend" in brown ink onto sweet sundress paper. Punch out and punch again from orange cardstock. Layer sentiment over orange shape to give a shadow effect.
Tuck the punched sentiment under an orange felt flower. Tie green and white twine through a brown button and adhere to the flower.
Check back tomorrow for more Dear Lizzy Neapolitan fun!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
We recieved this fabulous layout from the super talented Veronica - who knew you could get so much texture by thinking a little bit "outside the box"!
I love how the whole layout pulls together... makes me long for the long hot days of summer!
Monday, July 16, 2012
I used Little Yellow Bicycle - Saturdays - Pants & Patches as the background paper. Matting – first matt very thin border of off white cardstock with inked edges and again used the wood grain reverse of LYB - Saturdays - Cottage Dreams for the next much wider matt. Edges distressed with distressing tool and inked. Next matt Tim Holtz Coredinations Cardstock in Faded Jeans with sanded edges to make it look like worn denim.
The Journaling items are again from the tag book. Chipboard key and big letters are TH grunge board that I had in my stash the little key and padlock charms also from my stash and the chain and jump rings came from the bead section of Spotlight or Lincraft or somewhere like that. The mini letters from my stash and the rest of the Port Arthur letters cut with cuttlebug.
The two lookalike playing cards came from Port Arthur as part of your entry fee and I have kept them as a souvenir.
Rusty Relics Layout by Pieta! I just love the photography as well as how this layout pulls together to be just perfect!
Background paper is Little Yellow Bicycle - Saturdays - Enjoy the Ride – I used the reverse side which was a nice denim blue colour and texture and seemed to contrast well with the rust! The photos are not matted individually but all onto a big piece of LYB - Saturdays - Cottage Dreams - which was torn at the bottom – once again the reverse side which had a lovely rustic wood grain effect.
The cogs are a combination of Dusty Attic & Kaisercraft so I could get several different sizes and are coloured with Tim Holtz Mahogany Distress Stain and makes them a lovely rust colour. The brads in the middle were just plain silver ones which I painted a rust colour to give a coating them put a blob of tea dye crackle paint (crackle would not stick directly on to the brads) to try and give a weathered rusty flaky look, then once this was dry I darkened it with the mahogany distress stain again.
Letters were Jillibean Soup Burlap Chipboard Alphabeans and the burlap suited the rustic colours of the page.
Journaling tag was out of the LYB - Saturdays - Tear-Out Ticket & Journaling Card Booklet.
To be honest, if I had looked at these papers myself I don’t think I would have picked them, and when I first saw them struggled a bit to get something happening with them but was determined to not to let them beat me and I am happy with how they have turned out.
Friday, May 18, 2012
My Mothers Day card drew inspiration from the soft nature tones of the photo - I went a little more abstract, but created this layered card using spellbinders dies, and couture creations embossing folders, kaisercraft roses and wood flourishes, all adorned with a generous dash of diamond dust!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
We'd love for you to join in! Please make Jo feel welcome here on our little blog - all comments are enjoyed and appreciated!
Here’s my card for the inspiration challenge! I hope I’ve given you a nudge to have a go and share your creation with all of us.
The closing date for this challenge will be the 20th of May - that'll give you enough time to make a card for Mum (or Grandma!) snap a photo of it, give the card and then upload it so you don't ruin the surprise!
To "Link" to this blog post, upload a photo to facebook, flickr, photobucket, picasa or any photo sharing website and then copy and paste a link into the comments section.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
So quick and easy, although I had to make mine twice – tissue tape bunting on twine makes an enticing cat toy! By the time my cat had finished playing the bunting was beyond distressed!
Thanks Veronica, and extra special thanks to Sidewinder for the extra input! :)
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
So this saves all our hassles!
It's big, bold and spins! Woo!
There is two drawers on each side, as well as open pockets at each end, and two handy trays at the top to store your bigger items like glimmermists etc (or stamps and stickytape in our case!)
I used Jillibean soup - Blossom Soup papers, they are so bright and fun and classic! I used a Lettuce paint dabber to paint the base of the unit, and painted the inside of the drawers in a fun pink. I also painted the base of the unit (the lazy susan base) pink as well. I used green rhinestone strips to edge the drawers and add a subtle bit of bling!
On the ends I added a band of The Twinery Twine in Honeydew, just to add a super cute pop of contrast.
I fussy cut loads of butterflies and used some of the diecuts from the diecut sheet, and mounted them around the caddy, using foam tape to pop the wings up a little bit.
I'm in love! It is so bright and fun!
If you're interested in ordering in one of these, we can order them in for you - they will retail for $45, however if you need them posted, as they are a large item, extra postage charges will apply.
(please don't mind the mess in the background! )
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I always start my projects with a sketch, I just need a plan and to be organised!! I always find great layout sketches on pagemaps.com. I trimmed my photos and matted them onto white card. Using the sketch as a guide, I positioned the photos onto the reverse side of Doodlebug's "kite strings", and then trimmed it down to 17cm x 30.5cm. This entire piece, I then matted onto hot pink card, leaving a 0.5cm border on each long side. I then filled in the spaces between the photos with a mixture of "kite strings" and "fancy florals" papers, matted onto hot pink card. This whole piece was then matted onto a sheet of purple dot cardstock. It is slightly off-centre to add interest.
Next step was positioning the rubon title "Beauty". I used Kaisercraft mini alphas from my personal stash to complete the title wording. I used Glossy Accents on the word Beauty to add some shine and dimension... I think it really makes it POP!!! Again, I filled the space between the title and bottom of the page with a piece of "fancy florals" matted onto hot pink card.
I found a sheet of Doodlebug "Strawberry Parfait" stickers in my stash, and the colours and style worked with my layout. I used the flower stickers, positioning them around the title, and spilling them over onto the base card to add visual interest and make them stand out. I used mounting foam for some of the larger flowers to make them pop off the page. Some of the flowers blended into the papers, so I punched a couple of circles, penned fake stitching and attached the flowers to that to make them stand out! I used a clear Glaze pen over the fake stitching to add a little dimension.
I used the circle journal piece from the Doodlebug Clorwheel cutout page. I added a few more flower stickers and Kindy Glitzed away. My final touch was to go crazy with various coloured Kaisercraft rhinestones as the flower centres!
And that's it! A quick, simple, effective, colourful page layout complete!!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can't wait to see what you all come up with! I know there's an awful lot of talent out there, so don't be shy!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
What's a girl to do???
Rip the whole thing apart, make it pretty and fix it all up!
First of all, I ripped the whole thing apart.
For a little bit of bling, I added a Kaisercraft rhinestone letter - That's a lot of sparkle for $2 !
I love how this turned out!!!