Sunday, October 2, 2016

Die-cut background layout

Hi everyone.

Life is getting pretty exciting. It's my birthday this week. I'm getting taken out to high tea by some girlfriends.  I love high tea. How about you?

I have created a layout for my DT position over at Unstampabelles.

The challenge is:

#63 Outside Your Comfort Zone Twist: a different edge

I have used Kaisercraft's Lace patterned die-cut paper from their Needle & Thread Collection. It has been in my stash for simply ages. Don't you love using a nice paper you've been keeping.

I do enjoy making girly pages once in a while. Makes a nice change. As I don't do them very often I do find them a challenge, hence they are outside my comfort zone.

You may notice that I have used the paper flower that I created for last month's Unstampabelles' challenge.  If you did, good spotting.

Here is what  you could win if you enter.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A spring layout

Here is a layout that I created today.
It is for Mystical Scrapbooks' September challenge.

1 - Scrap with spring colours
2 - Use at least 3 flowers
3 - Use at least 1 piece of chipboard

Here are some close ups.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Father's Day card

Father's Day Card

I gave this card to my Dad yesterday for Father's Day along with some gifts of course.

He's a nature lover so I chose an outdoorsy theme.

The bird and branch are made of chipboard and the leaves are a washi tape.

I created this card for my Design Team creation at Unstampabelles this month.

#61: Changing Seasons with a Twist of make it Masculine

These are the pretty dies that are up for grabs. Why not join in?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Layout for Kaisercraft August 2016 challenge - It's A King

Here is my layout for the Kaisercraft August 2016 challenge. I've picked out the colours from the photo to use.

This is the challenge we were to use. I flipped it due to the landscape orientation of my photo.

August Sketch Challenge

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.