Thursday, 31 October 2013

Christmas Criss Cross

I started this card a couple of weeks ago but had to put it aside to complete some other things, so yesterday I finally sat at my desk to complete it. It was one of those cards that developed as I went so it was more complicated than it should have been.

I used a tutorial from Scor Pal & adapted it for the size of card that I needed to make. Covered with Dovecraft Vintage Paper. Added peel offs, flat back pearls, ribbon & a sentiment.

The insert of the card is another card from the Staf Wesenbeek kit that I bought. I cut the back off the card, decoupaged & stickled. I cut a vellum pendant using a Sizzix Die, scored in half & backed with card to create the pull tab x Clare x

Challenges I have entered........
Theme....... Anything Goes .......Crafty Sentiments
Theme....... Anything Goes .......PCJ

Papers : Dovecraft Back to Basics Vintage Xmas
Decoupage : Staf Wesenbeek
Flat Back Pearls, Ribbon & Peel Offs : From Stock
Sentiment : From Stash
Stickes : Silver Ice

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sepia Christmas

Wow what a horrible day yesterday was but today the sun is shining brightly again :-) I have been playing with a lovely card kit at the moment & this is the 1st finished card.

I again took the tutorial from Splitcoatstampers (don't you just love their site). This time I have made a pocket envelope card. I distressed the edges using Antique Linen & Vintage Photo. I then crimped the card using a borrowed ribbler (thank you Lynne). The decoupage is from a Staf Wesenbeek kit by Pinflair & I cut the card up so I could use the image. I added 4 layers of decoupage & then added loads of Ice Stickles & Diamond Dust.

 The top of the envelope was again distressed, Stickled & an organza ribbon added.

I used a Peel Off verse on the insert & added a bow using the same organza ribbon x Clare x

Challenges I have entered......
Theme....... Anything Goes .......PPCC
Theme....... Anything Goes ....... 2 Sisters

Image : Staf Wesenbeek
Distress Inks : Antique Linen & Vintage Photo
Sentiment : Peel Off Verse (available from webshop)
Stickles : Silver Ice, Platinum
Ice Diamond: From Webstore
Ribbon : From Stash

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Double Dutch!!

I have been very naughty recently & have been treating myself to some new crafty bits & pieces to see if it will give my Mojo a kick. Well it seems to have worked!! I have managed to get a card made for some challenges :-)

I found this great Tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers for a Double Dutch Fold card. I used my new Martha Stewart Score Board which made things so much easier. Here is the card.....

I took the inspiration for the layout from the sketch over at Sketch n Stash this week. The colours were taken from this image of Candy Corn.

The mouse is an old image that was on a cd that was tucked away in a drawer. I coloured with Promarkers & edged with Distress Ink. The papers are my new obsession & are by We R Memory Keepers. I just can't get enough of them at the moment :-) I added the Happy Birthday peel off across the bottom flaps.

 I just love this image & really have not used it enough so I think he may be sat on my desk for a while so I don't forget about him again.

I have used the same papers on the inside of the card. I am just loving these gorgeous Autumnal Colours. Hopefully my Mojo will stick around for a while this time x Clare x

Challenges I have entered.......
Sketch....... Challenge #123 .......Sketch N Stash
Theme....... Cute & Furry ....... Crafty Cardmakers
Theme....... Inspired by Candy .......Incy Wincy Designs
Theme....... Anything Goes ....... Crafty Sentiments Designs
Theme....... Anything But Square....... PPCC
Theme....... Use Halloween Colours.......PCJ
Theme....... Anything Goes....... Crafty Catz
Theme....... Yellow....... SWTD
Theme....... Autumn Colours....... Allsorts
Theme....... Fall Fun....... 2 Sisters
Theme....... Fall or Halloween....... Stamp & Create

Papers: We R Memory Keepers - Antique Chic & Hall Pass
Image: Taken from Seraphina & Friends Cd
Gems & Organza: From Stash
Peel Offs: Little Claire

Promarkers Used:
Almond, Caramel, Cinnamon, Denim Blue, Ice Grey 1&2, Leaf Green, Mustard, Pale Pink,Pastel Green, Tan, Winter Berry