Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sweetheart Time

Happy Saturday,
Over at it is my good friend Sandy's turn to choose the theme for the next two weeks. This time she is getting us ready for Valentine's by asking us to create a card or project which MUST include at least one heart.

Now I haven't made a Valentine's card but a birthday card which I was asked to make by a friends husband so I am hoping Sandy will let me have this one. As you can see there are hearts on it. The  banner strip has paper with hearts on as does the bunting and there is another soft pink one under the flowers.
Both the ditsy flower paper and the stripe paper are embossed to give texture. I pleated the pink satin ribbon myself then topped with lace which I ran the twine around before attaching it to the card. As you can see everything is matted on brown paper to give the card warmth and age it a little. The leaves are cut using Verve's Sprightly Sprigs die which I recently bought and the flowers and pearls are from my stash.
The card is a 7x7 tent fold. Now please pop over to see what the other girls have made and then join in with the fun.


Hi, so sorry but Blogger won't allow me to load my photo for some reason, pulling my hair out right now.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Sheri Crafts first of the year

Hello again,

Well its that time again, yes the challenges have started over at this year we open with a challenge from our leader Sheri herself.  Its so nice when she gets time to join in with us all.
Her challenge to us this time is to make a card which includes a snowflake or two. Now it hasn't got to be a Christmas card but I thought what the heck I'll get a head start so here is what I came up with.

This card uses a wonderful stamp I purchased last year just simply stamped in cranberry ink. I added one of my gifted snowflake diecuts to the edge. I just love that pom pom trim don't you?  A little heart button, gems and a Believe stamp and finished.

This card uses Kaisercraft papers and a Tim Holtz  Big Die. I trimmed the right edge of the card and placed red down on the back edge so it could be seen to draw your eye to the red in the berries.
The robin and sentiment are on one strip of paper which I cut up. I raised the robin and extra holly leaves and placed over the edge of the sentiment. The holly boarder strips are the bits at the bottom of a Kaisercraft sheet of paper (I keep all of mine) you never know when you need that little something to finish off a edge. Then I added the snow flakes. This card has a great feel and would be good for a guy I think, well my hubby liked it so that's always a good sign  lol.  Both cards are 6x6.
Please join in with all the fun and check out what all the other girls have made.
Happy New Year

Monday, January 5, 2015

A little gold goes along way

Hello and Happy New Year,
Just thought I'd share this Golden Wedding card I made this weekend for an order.
I wanted to try out my rectangle die set by Spellbinders on this card. But first I picked out some gold material from my stash which I frayed the edges and stitched to the card. I then ran another sheet of paper through a embossing folder and stitched that to the card too but only on the corners. I cut the rectangle out of a sheet of Kaisercraft paper and mounted it on to gold mirri card which I lifted off the card with foam pads.
I printed out the sentiment and placed it under the next cut of gold. As you can see I put a length of satin ribbon under first and made a small bow too. The leaves are from Sprightly Sprigs die set from Verve and the cream roses are from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and come back on Saturday when we kick start our My Sheri Crafts cards.