Saturday, 26 February 2011
Again another simple card - I scanned this on a sheet of lime card because my scanner scans with a white background so the shape of the card wouldn't have shown otherwise.
I used two Elegant Rectangles as the base card and added a panel of Botanical paper across the centre but leaving a border at the left. Then I added three pieces of Candi and an Oval Messsage on a punched scalloped oval.
Sadly this is a card that I needed to use - RIP Eric xx
Thursday, 24 February 2011
This card was really quick to make. I used two Ritzy lime Elegant Rectangles as the base card and added a panel of Botanical paper across the centre of the top one. To join the two together I scored the back one vertically approx 2 cm in from the left hand edge and used strong double sided tape (to the left of the score line) to stick the two together.
I used Candi in the centre of some of the flowers and added glitter glue to it for a bit of sparkle! Finally I used foam pads to attach an Oval Message on a puched scallop oval.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
This is a card I made for a swap on my card group. The base card is a hot pink pearlescent card from Craftwork Cards. I used a big Fancy Pants stamp to create the background - as you will see I don't do a lot of stamping but this stamp is one of my all time favourites.
The 'I' and the 'U' are cut with my Mac 'n' Cheese dies and I used a glue pen to attach these onto the panels of black card. The heart is from a Blonde Moments stamp set - I stamped it onto hot pink card, cut it out, attached it to the black panel with foam pads and added Glossy Accents to some of the circles.
The three black panels are attached to the card with foam pads and to finish off I added three pieces of Candi and added Glossy Accents to them.
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
This is another card made using a small square Back to Basics card blank from Craftwork Cards. I scanned this card over a sheet of black card to show that the Notch Tag actually overhangs the spine of the card.
The card blank was covered in lime Botanical paper. I added a panel of blue Botanical paper to the tag, attached Candi down the left hand edge and an In Circle Message inside a scalloped circle at the right hand edge. The tag was then attached to the card using foam pads.
Monday, 21 February 2011
This is another simple card, again on a small square Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards. I cut two squares of Botanical paper and stuck them to diagonally opposite corners of the card. Then I attached three Spiky Flowers using foam pads and added Candi to the centres.
As this card was so simple I also decorated the inside with an Oval Message on an oval scalloped circle which was attached onto a small panel of Botanical paper using foam pads.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
This is another very simple card. I used a small square Back to Basics card blank from Craftwork Cards and added six strips of Botanical papers - 3 horizontally and 3 vertically - random widths and randomly spaced. I then added a Retro Daisy (attached with foam pads) with a piece of Candi in the centre and a scalloped oval with an Oval Message in the centre (also attached with foam pads).
Saturday, 19 February 2011
I used a small square Back to Basics card blank from Craftwork Cards as the base for this, covered the front with the blue paper and attached the panel of lime over the top. Then I added three pieces of Candi to the centre of the flowers.
Finally I added the scalloped oval and sentiment.
Friday, 18 February 2011
This is very similar to the card I posted yesterday but this one has a black and white theme. Again the tag and scalloped circle are attached with foam pads.
The strip across the tag is cut from the packaging sheet of the Botanical paper pack!
Thursday, 17 February 2011
This is a very simple card but I think it is very striking. I used an 8" by 8" square Ritzy Lime blank from Craftwork Cards as the base card.
The tag and scalloped circle are attached with foam pads to give dimension. The strip of flowers across the tag is actually from the cover sheet of the pack of Botanical papers - the four designs in the pack are shown in a smaller format and you can use some of these if you trim away the wording!
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
I used a Top Notch card blank from the Back to Basics range by Craftwork Cards for the base card. I have actually scanned the finished card over a sheet of Ritzy Lime to show the notches in the corners of the card.
The blue text panel is attached with double sided tape and I used foam pads to attach the Scalloped Rectangle and the punched scallop oval. This made the card a little more dimensional.
I used Lime Green, China Blue and Cornflower ProMarkers to colour the flower and then went over the top of the flower head with a Gelly Roll pen.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
This is made from a 148mm square Back to Basics card blank from Craftwork Cards. The scalloped rectangle is attached with foam pads to add a little dimension.
I used Cornflower and Lime Green ProMarkers to colour the image and then added a little extra sparkle with a Gelly Roll pen.
The Candi at the top of the card are one of the new releases from Craftwork Cards and are foiled with tiny white daisies.
Monday, 14 February 2011
This is made with a 148mm by 148mm square Back to Basics card blank.
The notch tag and the scalloped circle are attached with foam pads to add dimension to the card. The Candi is one of the new releases from Craftwork Cards and is foiled with tiny white daisies.
Sunday, 13 February 2011
I really like this Botanical range from Craftwork Cards and I pinched this idea from the sheet I got with my project kit, although mine is a little different. The card has been scanned with a piece of lime card behind it to show the scalloped edge (my scanner puts things on a white background and as the edge isn't straight I can't crop it).
I cut three flower heads from a sheet of the blue paper and stuck them over the same flowers on the lime paper and I used a sparkly Gelly Roll pen on some of the leaves and flowers although this doesn't show up very well.
The second picture shows how I decorated the inside of the card. The strip of lime paper was actually cut from the end of the panel on the front of the card.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
I used a Craftwork Cards Top Notch card as the base for this and covered the bottom half of it with blue Botanical paper. I cut out a Botanical Colour Me image, coloured the flower using ProMarkers and added glitter glue round the edges of the the panel. Then I attached a Botanical Notch Tag to the card using foam pads and added a Botanical Lime Scallop Circle (foam pads) with an In Circle Message in the centre of it.
Finally I added Candi to the tag and the top of the card - this is the new Candi foiled with daisies! When the glitter glue had tried I attached the Colour Me panel to the tag using foam pads.
Friday, 11 February 2011
Craftwork Cards have just brought out a new range of papers and embellishments called Botanical and it is absolutely gorgeous. My order arrived today and I really pleased with it. The colours in the collection are Caribbean Sky, Ice White and Lime - they look fab together.
I used a large square (148mm) card blank from Craftwork Cards Back to Basics range as my base card. Then I added a panel of paper across the bottom of the card. I trimmed down one of the Colour Me panels, coloured the flower using ProMarkers and stuck it to the centre of a lime scalloped rectangle which I fastened to the card with foam pads.
Finally I added a piece of Candi to the flower and three pieces to the edge of the card before adding Glossy Accents to them.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
This is a very simple card - I used a white blank from Craftwork Cards for the base. I then cut a 9cm deep panel of grape paper and stuck it to card with double sided tape. Next I attached three Spiky Flowers with foam pads and put mirror silver Candi in the centres. To finish off I stuck an In Circle Message to a grape scallop circle and attached it to the card with foam pads.
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
I used a hot pink card blank from Craftwork Cards for this. First of all I scored halfway across the front of the card (parallel to the spine) and folded the card along the scoreline. Then I decorated the front section of the card (the half furthest away from the spine) - I added a panel of lime foiled paper, and two Spiky Flowers and one Retro daisy - all with Candi centres embellished with Glossy Accents. I then used a lime In Circle Message on a punched hot pink 1 3/8" circle on a punched mandarin circle. These were layered together and mounted onto the card with foam pads.
The final stage was to stick a panel of hot pink foiled paper onto a panel of mandarin card. I stuck this to the inside of the card just over 1cm in from the edge using foam pads. This is the piece that the prevents the easel part of the card falling down. Finally I added 5 co-ordinating pieces of Candi along the front edge.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
I used a 12cm square white card blank from Craftwork Cards as the base card and covered the front with some latte gold foiled Confetti paper. I then stuck a marshmallow Mini Elegant Square to the centre of the card using double sided tape and added a Heartful Flower to the centre of it using foam pads. The next step was to attach an In Circle Message to marshmallow punched circle and then attach them to the Heartfelt Flower (double sided tape).
Finally I added the two Retro Daisies using foam pads, put Candi in the centre of them and added Glossy Accents to the Candi.
Monday, 7 February 2011
I pinched this idea from a card on the Craftwork Cards blog http://www.craftworkcards.blogspot.com/ but I have changed the colour scheme, used slightly different flowers and chickened out at the thought of edging the diamonds with glitter glue!
I used a Ritzy lime 8" by 8" card blank and cut out 9 diamonds using the Patchwork Template from Craftwork Cards and Glitz and Glamour papers - 3 diamonds in each of 3 designs of paper. When I used the template I drew round the shape using pencil on the back of the paper - if you are using paper with a random pattern this works fine but on text paper it may better to trace the shape lightly on the front to ensure the text is straight - mine wasn't and I didn't notice until I had stuck it onto the card!
The first diamond I stuck on was the centre one of the middle row, then I added the one above it and the one below and carried on from there, trying to make sure the spacing was even. I had to cut two of the remaining diamonds in half horizontally (one of each of the remaining designs) for the top and bottom rows. I then added black Candi as shown.
The Retro Daisy and the two Spiky Flowers are attached using foam pads and I stuck pieces of lime Candi to the centre of each one.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
This card was made using a small square card blank from Craftwork Cards. I mounted a panel of red paper foiled with silver spots onto a panel of black card and stuck this to the card blank with double sided tape.
I made the flower by punching 5 scallop circles from grey and red foiled paper (3 grey and 2 red). Then I scrunched the circles, opened them out, put them on top of each other starting with grey and alternating the colours and punched a hole in the centre using a Japanese screw punch. To fasten them together I used a black brad. I mounted the flower onto the card using foam pads. All of the papers on this card are from the Red Romance collection by Craftwork Cards.
Finally I added an Oval Message to a punched scallop oval and stuck this to the card using foam pads.
Saturday, 5 February 2011
I've used the Birds 'n' Trees template again. This is a bit of a mixture of the cards I posted earlier in the week (although I did actually make this one first).
I even decorated the inside - the numbers are cut using Mac 'n' Cheese dies. The In Circle Message is stuck to a 1 3/8" circle attached to a punched lime scallop circle and mounted onto the card using foam pads.
This card is for a friend whose birthday is today - Happy Birthday Gary - hope you have a lovely day xxx
Friday, 4 February 2011
This is made from a small cream square blank - it's from a Back to Basics pack by Craftwork Cards. I used three scraps of gold foiled paper and stuck them to the card with double sided tape, then I added two halves of Retro Daisies (left over from a previous card) and stuck these to card with a glue pen. The centres of these are half a punched circle stuck down using a glue pen.
Next I attached the Retro Daisy using foam pads, added Candi to the centre and the edge of card and covered all four pieces with Glossy Accents.
Thursday, 3 February 2011
I used a handbag shaped blank from Craftwork Cards for this and added the lime and chocolate foiled papers using double sided tape. The Retro Daisy in the centre is attached with foam pads and the other two daisies (Martha Stewart punch) are attached with a glue pen. I punched a lime circle for the centre of the Retro Daisy and used a glue pen to stick it down. Then I stuck Candi to the centres of the flowers using foam pads and finished them off with Glossy Accents - simple but quite striking.
Craftwork Cards have just rebranded Card Candy as Candi and there are some fabulous colours, some of which are foiled with tiny white daisies and tiny white spots. I can't wait to get my hands on some.
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
I've used the Birds 'n' Trees template again for this card. The pearlescent card blank is from Craftwork Cards as are the gold foiled papers. I punched a few small circles and stuck them to the card using a glue pen . I added some Card Candy directly to the card and some to the circles and then used Glossy Accents on each to give a lovely glossy finish.
The strip of paper at the bottom of the card is attached with double sided tape and I used an In Circle Message on a punched scallop circle mounted on foam pads to finish off the card. This is one of my favourite colour cominations.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
I don't usually use templates as I struggle to cut things out properly but I just had to have a play with this template from Craftwork Cards. I used a pearlescent card blank (Craftwork Cards) for the base and gold foiled paper (also from Craftwork Cards) for the trees. The trees are stuck onto the card with a glue pen.
I then used foam pads to stick the Card Candy to the card. The brown Card Candy have dots of glitter glue on them and the orange ones have Glossy Accents on them.
I finished the card off with an Oval Message in a punched scallop oval which I attached to the card using foam pads.