Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Rocking chair

Hi Everyone a second post from me today as I had forgotten the progressive challenge at the Outlawz which finishes tomorrow and hurriedly made a card, I haven't missed one in a while, didn't want to stop now LOL,

I have a couple of friends coming up with a 70th birthday and saw the quote on the web and a card came together, with the beautiful image from Beccy. I followed the i{heart} sketch 158 and used a colour swatch (below) and made my own "paper" using templates by Melo Vrijhof at  Pixelscrapper. I coloured the image in PS and added a grunge effect to the chair and a shadow, everything was then printed and layered.

Street Party

Hi Everyone, a card today that will be sent to an ex work colleague who lives in Spain, so she can see what she missed on the Queen's Birthday celebrations. I put together the card after seeing a challenge on where the challenge photo inspiration was red, white and blue with the USA flag prominent, so I thought OK, lets do a UK flag red white and blue and here is my entry into the challenge.

I made it a digital scrapbook page layout, I printed the layout and layered it onto blue card. I made it simple to avoid excess postage, and I didn't have to send (snail mail) lots of photos to my friend.

All elements added are from  CariocaDScrapbook-BlogTrainJun2015 at Pixelscrapper

Monday, 27 June 2016

Baby Giraffe.

Hi Everyone, I have a baby card that I am sending to my Son's found Sister. She has recently had a little girl and made my Son an Uncle as she addressed him, when letting him know of the birth, which I thought delightful for my Son.

I have been longing to make a card with this image, but babies have been very thin on the ground around us. Anyhow on to my card. I coloured  the image in PS and I followed the Outlawz sketch challenge for this last week and a colour inspiration chart. I used the Giraffe baby which is by Compiet and was a freebie image from Papercraft Inspirations Magazines. Pink Petticoat papers, heart dies by Tattered Lace and a free heart die from Papercrafter Magazine, this month. I added tiny hearts which are the negative of the TL heart die to add to the large heart.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Floral tag card

 Hi Everyone, a card I made recently for my Godson's wife. I think I have only used the header die once before, I must use it more. I could say that about all my dies really. Anyhow, I laid out the card in PS printed and layered onto pinkish card and added it to the die cut card. Added the tag with a snip of ribbon and a die cut corner, the buttons are printed and 3D glossed. I made the insert smaller to fit under the sentiment, I'm really pleased how this turned out with the beautiful papers.

All papers and elements are by Dragon Lair Designs
Die-sire sentiment header die
Tonic corner die.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Buttons female card

Hi Everyone, my card was created for my needlewoman SIL's birthday. This is the one I made instead of the Male one (previous post) I should have done LOL.

I laid it all out in PS, put a floral border and an image together to make the button card, then printed and layered with the button layer being 3D'd and the buttons sewed on. I saw some button cards on the web, from which I copied the French quotes for the buttons. SIL loves a particular shop in Paris for her fabric and accessories, so thought it apt for her. The ribbon looks a real clash in this, but I assure you it looks good IRL.

The button label has the floral border and the image from Bumble Button
All papers and elements are from the Daisy Chain mini kit by Snickerdoodle Designs.
Buttons are from an old shirt

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Male Button card

Hi Everyone, The Male Room challenge this week is to use stash buttons. So I have twice! LOL.

It seems I am still in the "mistake" mode, I made a button card for a female!! I thought great challenge, as that is what I originally thought for her. Then started blogging it and realised what I had done! NO problem, I had seen an image which was perfect for this challenge.

I added a frame around the main image, I wanted it to look like a button card that would be bought. I added a sentiment and shaped it, that I had seen on the web. (translated, it means novelty from Paris). I sewed the buttons on the card, embossed the 2 background papers, and added a gold frame to the top layer, I die cut the oval and added die cut sentiment, which I cut twice. A twine bow to finish.

Image is from Bumble Button
Buttons off an old shirt!
Everything else from stash.
Button EF Die-sire
Diamond EF Scruffy Little Cat.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Silhouette girl

Hi Everyone, a second post today as I had forgotten about the Outlawz Sketch challenge. So thought I'd pop it in here, as I have a few scheduled for this week.

My first task was searching for papers and an image, I have so many, I either start at the top of my files or go to the bottom to start then work my way back up. This was a start from the top and found papers I hadn't used in aeons! then what image to go with them, well in the search I found a freebie file of silhouettes and just went with one of those. I quite liked the young look of her.

Anyhow, I laid it all out in PS, layered the papers and added the digi buttons, which I 3D glossed and the oval, which I fussy cut. I added a bow die which I am thrilled to have had off a blogging friend, so generous of her. Isn't it lovely? I added "stitching" (plus a mark to hide a slip!) with a beautiful Uniball Silver Pen, I hope you can see the shine in it. I cut the silhouette on the Cameo.

Digi papers Gina Cabrera
Silhouette Akimball
Buttons Tickled Pink Studio
Die Lil'inker