Monday, 10 July 2017

Summer cornfields

I've made this card for a couple of challenges including Win & Tonic where I've gone for these themes: hot colours, the technique of paper piecing. I will be giving it to a friend for her summer birthday as I thought the bright colours would really cheer her up.

I made it using mainly Tonic products: Sun Ray Scene, Pine Cone Season and September Harvest dies, the tuft of grass is from the Golf Set dies, plus the Layered Leaves embossing folder. Most of the card is Tonic's Craft Perfect card stock plus kraft card. The Sun Ray image is layered on to the Kraft card embossed using the Layered Leaves and then all on to a cream card blank. The centre disc is layered on to the front using foam pads to give dimension.

I'm getting better at paper piecing which I must admit I did find a bit of a faff to start with but the results are worth it in the end.

I hope you like it, if you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Win & Tonic June 2017 Take your Pick
Crafting from the heart challenge 167
Dies R Us 76 Layers
UnstampaBelles Challenge 70 Everyday is Special with a Twist of Colour

Monday, 3 July 2017

I don't do mornings!

this is a card made for one of my close friends and we always joke she really doesn't do mornings! As soon as I saw the image I thought of her.

The image is from a pad of funny pictures which I bought and split with a friend so I'm not sure where it came from, but might have been Docrafts. The co-ordinating patterned backing paper is from the same pad. I covered an A5 card blank with lilac card, then matted purple card and the backing paper on to the card front. I matted the image on to the same purple card and fixed it to the card front at a jaunty angle using foam pads.

The sentiment is cut from the lilac and the purple card using a Tonic Miniature Moments die then drop shadowed one on top of the other, fixed to the card front. I finished the card off by adding some purple card candi from Craftwork Cards.

Thanks for stopping by, if you've time to leave a comment it will be very much appreciated.

I'm entering this for the following challenge:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge July 2017

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Ladybug fairy

this is my DT card for the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge blog for July. This month we're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and I've made the card using their Ladybug stamp.

I started with an 8 x 8 white card blank. In a recent issue of Quick Cards made easy the free gift was some Fairy Dust papers and stamps which I've used. I cut 2 panels of black card to cover each side of the card front, matted the pink fairy paper on to them, and then the panels to the card front.

I printed the Ladybug digistamp and coloured it using a mix of Promarkers (Gold, Tulip, Cardinal Red, Meadow Green) and Spectrum Noirs (TB1, TB2, TB3) then added sparkle to the wings using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. Using the Tonic Deco Layering die set I die cut the image, a blue mat from a Hobbycraft Ombre Array pad and another mat from black card. These were layered up and fixed to the card front using foam pads.

I stamped a sentiment from the free gift and cut that and a black mat from the same Tonic die set. I fixed this to a blue band the same width as one of the panels and fixed the whole thing to the card front using glue. I finished the card off by adding some Craftwork Cards card candi in two shades of pink to match the pink backing paper.

I hope you like the card, any comments are much appreciated and please join us this month at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge.

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No 6
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog No 16 July 2017
Crafthazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge July 2017
Love to Craft Challenge Blog July 2017