Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy to make paper flowers - tutorial


Today's post is to show you how to make some simple, layered paper flowers.
It is my Design Team example for August's Unstampabelles challenge, which is:
August - Anything but a Card TWIST Create a tutorial in your blog OR add a link to the one you used to create the item

You'll need:
  1.  A circle punch with two sizes. I've used the Creative Memories 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 circle shapemaker.
  2. Doubled sided paper.
  3. Brads
  4. Something to make a hole with. I used a blade.

The first step is to punch 8 of the larger shape and 4 of the smaller shape.

Put a small hole in the centre of each one. Scrunch them all up.

Then it is a simple matter of  pushing a brad through the smallest ones, followed by the largest ones. I alternated the papers so each second one was the reverse side of the patterned paper.  Then you can shape each flower until you are satisfied with the result.
You will get two flowers from each set. I have made some pink and brown ones and some blues ones. The blue ones are actually from a snowflake paper. I don't have much call to use snowflake paper so it is a good use of this paper in my stash.

Please take a look at the other Designer's work over at Unstampabelles. There are some really inspiring projects. Each week in August you will see something new and there is a wide variety of items to see this month.
You could win this die.

Don't forget - no stamping.

Thanks for looking. xx

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Two pretty cards

I often create two cards that are the same or similar at one time. If you have all your crafty stuff out I figure you might as well.

I had some new music butterflies that I wanted to use so that gave me a starting point. I loved the music pp that they are made from.  I used a base of kraft and punched along the bottom edge. These cards fold upwards. I put some pink paper on the card on the inside so you could see a splash of colour through the punched area. I added some Kaisercraft music pp that is embossed. Very pretty. Then I chose to cut out some hearts and ink around the edges with pink.  I had previously created some flowers using rose tissue paper. I added those and some various pink flowers to finish my cards off.

I'm entering these in this month's anything goes challenge at Scrapbookit.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks card

Here is a pink card I have made to enter the Soul Scrappers' TTT18 challenge. The criteria I chose from the tic tac toe was crumpled paper, stripes and a butterfly.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Kaisercraft cards

Wow, it's been a while since I entered the Kaisercraft challenge. I've used 100% Kaisercraft products to create these two cards.  The July 2016 is a sketch. Here it is.


I'm also entering these cards in the Archiscraps July challenge.  Here is their inspiration image.

The Kaisercraft Base Coat ranges are some of my absolute favourites and a perfect fit to meet both challenges.

Here are my two cards.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Challenge to make a project celebrating your own culture

At Unstampabelles this month we challenge you to make a project which celebrates your own native culture.

One of the most popular pastimes in Western Australia is fishing.  I've created a square card (to incorporate this month's twist) which features fishing. My Mum, Dad and two brothers all LOVE to fish. I like it too but don't go often any more. I used to love going out with Dad to fish when he had his boat. He swapped it for a caravan, which Mum prefers as she gets seasick. They are currently enjoying a warmer climate travelling in their van and more than likely doing some fishing.

Check out what the other Designers have done. Each Monday new inspiration is released. Why not enter?  Here is the prize you could win.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Two thank you cards

For CC52 challenge over at Soul Scrappers you have to use embossing folders on a card.

I chose to make two cards using two similar embossed thank you images.

The ribbon on each is velvet in a lovely sage green colour which I am really loving atm.

The flower is a tulle one with copper rhinestones by Webster's Pages. Just gorgeous.

These are nice, smallish cards which can be tucked in with a gift.

Music card

I have made an elegant card for the TTT17 challenge at Soul scrappers.

Hope you are having a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by.