Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
This is something a little different - I embossed a large square scallop panel using the distressed stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and used this as the background. Then I gently rubbed a black Stazon pad over the top of an embossed daisy frame before cutting it in half diagonally and attaching it to the square panel. Finally I finished the card off with three red Retro daisies with Candi centres.
It perhaps doesn't show too well on the image but I used 2mm foam pads to attach the outside two daisies and 1mm pads for the centre daisy.
Sunday, 29 May 2011
I used a DL Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards along with Fruit Scoop die cuts. The stitching is done using Doodlebug Designs Sew Easy rub ons. I've had these a long time - nit sure if they are still available.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
This was inspired by Kath Stewart whose fabulous Fruit Scoop cards were shown on the Craftwork Cards blog earlier this week http://craftworkcards.blogspot.com/2011/05/kath-works-her-magic.html
It's pretty self-explanatory. The bunting, flowers, elephant and message are attached with foam pads to give dimension and I used some Doodlebug Design rub ons for the letters on the bunting.
I have actually made this for a very good friend so let's hope it does the trick!
Friday, 27 May 2011
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
This was made from two On the Edge Elegant blanks - with the smaller purple one being used as a wrap round the larger white one. I scored the front of the larger one and folded it back over a layer of dotted paper - this shows off the lovely edge of the card. The notch tag was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder and I chose the diamond pattern paper to tie in with it.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Sunday, 22 May 2011
This uses the same principle as yesterday's card with the two scalloped circles. I have positioned the flowers and the Tour Eiffel die cut overhanging the edges of the circle which makes the card a little different.
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
I used 148mm square Back to Basics blank for this. The circle was cut using a Nestabilities Die. I still really like the Très Chic papers and the black and hot pink colour combination.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
This is a Craftwork Cards DL Back to Basics blank. I usually use these as portrait but opted for landscape this time. The colours in Fruit Scoop are lovely and vibrant, and there are so many combinations which work well together. I love the combination of lime and turquoise.
Monday, 16 May 2011
I cut three Retro Daisies in half and added half a punched circle to each before attaching them to the turquoise Fruit Scoop panel using a glue pen. I then added a Heartfelt Flower with a Tiny Sentiment and Candi on it.
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Another DL Back to Basics blank. These papers were the pieces left from the card with buttons on that I posted a couple of days ago. The ribbon is actually two pieces - my original plan to cut a slot in the spine of the card, thread the ribbon through and have it going round the front wouldn't work due to the angle.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
This card was made with a DL scalloped edge Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards. The windmill flower is one of the flowers featured in Julie Hickey's Make Your Own Flowers Die Cut Pad which is available from QVC http://www.qvcuk.com/ukqic/qvcapp.aspx/view.2/app.detail/params.item.590794/walk.yah.UKCO~U664
Friday, 13 May 2011
This card was made using a DL Back to Basics blank from Craftwork Cards. I used Glossy Accents to stick the buttons on and now know you need to be careful not to use too much or it comes out round the edges! The large paper rose was made using the lid of a Pringles tube for a template and for the smaller roses I drew round a votive holder!
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Another quick and easy card using Fruit Scoop and a 148mm square Back to Basics card blank. The daisies are attached with 2mm foam pads to extra dimension and, although it doesn't show too well, I curled the petals on them.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
I love these paper roses and the more of them I make, the easier they seeem to be. I used a DL Back to Basics blank for this card and attached three panels of turquoise Fruit Scoop paper. I then added 3 roses all made from Fruit Scoop paper and attached a Fruit Scoop Tiny Sentiment to the centre rose.
Saturday, 7 May 2011
You can't get much simpler than this. I used an Elegant Rectangle as the base and added a panel of Fruit Scoop paper with a paper rose on it. Finally I attached a Fruit Scoop Tiny Sentiment to a punched scalloped oval and used foam pads to stick them to the card.
Friday, 6 May 2011
Thursday, 5 May 2011
This card was made using an 8" by 8" Ice White pearlescent blank so is lovely and sparkly. It was actually a commission for a birthday - I hope the lady concerned liked it!
The chipboard numbers were embossed using a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and then I painted them with a silver Tim Holtz Dabber.
The paper I used for the roses is from Craftwork Cards - it is quite old though and I can't remember the name of it, but I thought it went well with the rest of the card.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
To make this card I cut a square of Fruit Scoop paper which was the same size as the card blank and then trimmed it down. This design of paper made it relatively easy as the spots helped me to keep it even. The good thing is that I can use the three remaining panels on another card - watch this space!
Although it perhaps doesn't show too well, the daisies and the scalloped circle are chocolate brown but this would work equally well with black.
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
This card was really easy to make and I think this design is suitable for a man. I just cut three panels from Fruit Scoop papers, attached them to a cream 148mm square Back to Basics blank, attached a fourth panel across them horizontally and added an In Circle Message on a punched scallop circle.
Monday, 2 May 2011
Another card made using Très Chic. The Tour Eiffel and Paris die cuts are attached with foam pads. I also added a paper rose made from Très Chic papers - these are fairly simple to make and look really effective.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
I used a combination of Fruit Scoop and Très Chic papers on this card. The black scalloped circle, Tour Eiffel die cut, Retro Daisy and the Heartfelt Flower are all attached with foam pads to give dimension.