Kept it very simple, the weather in Scotland has been dire this 'summer', so its a bit of a dirty word around here!!! I used papers from Funky Hand, and some vellum for part of the back ground and the butterfly, I have used and abused this particular Cuttlebug die. I punched out some coredinations pink card stock and sanded it to reveal the core where i had embosed it with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder. some pink brads to hold the vellum in place and (where would i be without my) bling on the butterfly's body.
I loved working with this sketch it really was a challenge, i used Fantasy Floral paper I printed off of my Artylicious CD, added some fairy embellishments i got in a clearance in Canada last year, punched a border added some adhesive stones, thats about it
This weeks Daring Cardmakers Challenge was to use an arrow on your card, i used Jen Wilson Warm Cocoa papers which i love. Used my Cricut to cut some of the shapes. The whole card reminds me of home (Canada)
Here is my entry for this weeks challenge. I didnt have a clue what to make and my son was cleaning out his room and handed me this old picture frame so i painted it and made something to put inside. Penny Black stamp used is called 'Bohemian'
This is my first attempt at this particular challenge 2 sketches 4 you. The pink card was made using Designer Digitals 'My Valentine' papers and the sentiment is Pink petticoat 'from the bottom of my heart'. the orange card was made using Jen Wilson papers. I printed off another sentiment from Pink Petticoat 'I believe in you'. I really think i need a new camera and the lightings bad (excuses excuses)
Decided to give the Penny Black challenge a try. I love ribbons have tons of them so this one was fun for me. This Penny Black stamp is one of my favourites called 'Garden Poems'. Jen Wilson paper, downloaded sentiments today from Pink Petticoat cos i hate my handwriting so thats where i got that one from. U will soon get fed up of my scallop circle punch, cant get enough at the moment.
I was a busy girl last nite!!! Made this again using jen wilson candy cane lane papers but this time using a 'Noel' template i got at craft at home. You can get a better look at the sanded 'coredinatations' effect i mentioned in my last post. just added some die cut pointsetta and flourishes. tied some ribbons to look like rags on to book rings. its a lot easier than i thought it would be. ive got a template for 'BABY', 'LOVE', and 'FAB' and they are so useful and you can get so many different looks with them.
I made this card with Candy Cane Lane papers from Jen Wilson Designs, the scallop square was cut from a template and the pointsetta was made using a sissix die courtesy of my Auntie Rita. The centre is embossed through the cuttlebug on red 'coredinations' card then sanded to reveal the colour core through the pattern. I love this effect there are samples of it by a talented card designer on display at Craft at Home in Blantyre. Its amazing what you can do with this stuff!!!! just added at tag and a peel off and bobs ur uncle.
This was one of those things, were you keep adding bits and pieces trying to get the balance right. Still am not one hundred percent sure i even like it. Backing papers are from Damask Delights CD rom from Artylicious by Elusive Images. Yes i do go through a lot of ink printing all this stuff off!!!
Made this one with Le Cremarie Fraise papers downloaded from Digital Downloads (yes another site i found) The rose is a template that i traced and cut out into the swirly design. The button is a pottery button i picked up today at my local craft shop. It is really cool and i got about 2 dozen and no two are alike.
I am originally from Toronto but now live in Scotland with my husband Chris and our sons Kieran(16) and Liam (13).
I go home to Canada to visit as often as I can. It was there I got introduced to scrapbooking and then my Aunt Rita who lives in Scotland got me hooked on card making.
I love all things spiritual and have a big interest in the Paranormal. I love any movies or TV shows on this subject.
I attend a weekly craft club at Craft at Home in Blantyre and everyone there are like family to me.
I could say more but I have really started this blog so I could meet new friends interested in crafting and would really like to know more about YOU!!!!