Tuesday 26 April 2016

Butterfly Challenge

Well I think I've got my card made in time for the butterfly challenge HERE which this time around is Texture and/or Teal.  There are some brilliant examples from the design team for inspiration so why not take a look and then maybe have a go yourself.  I seem to have managed two posts today but I really didn't want to miss the challenge once I'd decided what I was going to make - so easy to miss deadlines!

For this card I've used (for texture) an embossing folder which was yet another freebie with a magazine.  It is embossed onto pearlescent card and then rubbed over with teal gilding wax which was also used to colour a spare piece of card so that I could make a mat and also punch out the flowers and butterflies.  Of course for the mat I only needed to wax around the edges.  The sentiment is also part of the same folder which is A6 size and includes the butterfly, sentiment and a little lace border which I've not used today.

EDIT - silly me there is another week before the end of this challenge so there is plenty of time if you do want to take part

Embossing Folder - magazine freebie - yes again!!
Flowers - punch from Stampin' Up
Butterflies - punches from SU

The Other One

Here is the second New Home card which I made; this time using a digital stamp coloured using alcohol pens with the addition of a little coloured pencil.  Papers are from my stash and I've added a fancy border with matching sentiment plaque.

Image - Digital stamp by Sassy Cheryl
Border and Plaque - Dies by Sue Wilson Australian Collection
Label dies - Spellbinders
Sentiment - produced on the computer

Monday 25 April 2016

New Home Card

A friend asked me to make a New Home card which of course I was happy to do but I sometimes find these requests a bit daunting particularly as in this case when I think I know what the friend would like but have no idea of the identity nor the tastes of the recipients.  However I decided to go along with some stamping and die cutting to make this card which is a bit larger than my usual makes.  The stamp was coloured using pencils and I embossed and sponged some card in a brick pattern for the background before cutting a square frame and adding some stamped and die cut roses.  Fingers crossed it will meet with approval but I've also produced another card in a different style so that my friend can have a choice - watch this space.

Main Image - Chocolate Baroque stamps coloured using Coloursoft pencils
Background -  stone wall texture embossing folder Crafter's Companion
Frames - Noble Pierced Squares by Sue Wilson
Centre layers - dies by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Roses - Alt & New stamps and die set - magazine freebie

Sunday 24 April 2016

Pixie Snippets Playground week 226

Sunday seems to have come around quickly - again - and time for another Snippets Playground card.  I've used some bits and pieces of patterned paper for the background to suit the image I printed after revisiting some of my many CD's which I'd not looked at for some time.  I tend to forget what great images there are to be found on them and they do deserve to be given an airing now and then to be reminded what resources I have at my fingertips.  As always Di has made a lovely card for us this week and also chosen her 'picks' from last week.  If like me you are of a 'certain age' or thereabouts you will enjoy reading what she has to say this week about several 'blasts from the past' - I remember them all!!

Anyway back to the present and here is my card - as I said, using up several snippets of paper and card along with a cute scarecrow image printed from one of my many (too many) CD's

Image - printed from a Polkadoodles CD Sundae of Seasons
Papers and card - snippets from my stash and scrap boxes
Dies - Spellbinders labels and Sue Wilson banners
Sentiment - Stamp and matching die from Stampin' Up