May the force be with you

May the force be with you

I’ve been very busy making lots of good luck cards. This is the first batch! I decided to go for simple monochrome. I used a Krista Smith digi in blue and made the papers with Craft artist. I used punches to make the card asymetric and for added decoration.
Here is one blue card in detail. Stereotypically the blue is for the boys!!

 This is the inside

These are the rest of the blue batch!

An example of a pink girly one!

The inside

And the rest of the pink batch

I’ve put this on the back!

I’d like to enter the following challenges

Flourishes –  pink-a-licious
Divas by Design – for boys
Paper Take Weekly – Cute Cute Cute
Crafts and Me – punches and diecuts
Stampin’ Royalty – punches
Scrapbook Sisters  off-center
Spring themed 21st card

Spring themed 21st card

This is the easel card that goes in the box I’ve already posted! I decided to use the themes of Spring colours and flowers (see inspiration photos at the end of the post)

I used a Sylvia Zet stamp and created background papers with Craft Artist.

I inked the edges of the card with distress ink. I punched the top with a Martha stewart punch. I added a heart metal charm and some gems.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent inks.

I made the paper for the base of the card. I added a green foam stopper with lace ribbon coloured with distress ink. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The back is decorated and the message is blurred out.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Fashionista Challenge – Anything Goes for Girls
Sketchy Colors Color Inspiration- Pink, Cream
The Shabby Tea RoomPhoto Inspiration- Homegrown Flowers 
Incy Wincy DesignsPastel Colours
Stamp and Create –Spring
The Crazy Challenge – Spring
There She GoesMetal Embelishments
Lovely Lili for mum!

Lovely Lili for mum!

I was really happy to get the free Lili of the Valley pictures in a magazine. I thougnt this image was perfect for Spring colours and I used some ideas from their great ideas to inspire.

As ever I coloured with Promarkers and I used glossy accents on the balloons and nose.
The punches I used were all Martha Stewart.

The ribbon was another magazine freebie. The LOTV sentiment was decorated round the edges with a flexmarker to look like petals. The embossing was done freehand.

I made up the card design made up from a couple I had seen and using acette for the window.
The flower gems were also freebies and all the flowers were Wild Orchid Crafts.

I decorated the back with another LOTV image from the magazine coloured with Pro and flexmarkers. I added a panel with my message.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Lili’s Little Fairies – Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers – Flowers
Lily Pad – Flower Challenge
Fairy Fun Fridays – Spring
Moving Along With The Times – Cute and Cuddly
Rainbow Lady’s – Butterflies
ColourQ – Color Challenge
Pink and girlie because Spring is springing!

Pink and girlie because Spring is springing!

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. I had a few projects on the go that I couldn’t put on here! I’ve got a ton of cards to make now so I need to get back in the groove.
This is a girlie card- Just one DP as it is so pretty I can’t bear to cover it up! I used pink distress ink on the edges of my card. I highlighted some of the flowers and the wings using pearlescent ink.

 I added a butterfly gem landing on her hand and then punched a butterfly from black paper and added pearls. I made the flowers by punching pink scraps, colouring with inks, layering and then I used glossy accents and seed beads to make the centre.

I also decorated the inside.

 I used a Martha Stewart punch and stamp kit for the flowers in the central panel. I used distress ink on the card for the sentiment and punched the edges with a MS flower punch.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Sweet Stamps – #57 Think Spring
Little Darlings Challenges – #19 colors of Spring
Crafty Purple Frog – Pink & girly
Paper Take Weekly – For The Girls Or Mum
Top Tip Tuesday – #72 make a really girlie creation!!
Flutterby Wednesdays – must include butterfly, fairy or angel – #194 card for a child
Crafty Sentiments – Things With Wings
Deep Ocean Challenge – #21 Butterflies 
Turning envelopes to gift bags

Turning envelopes to gift bags

Although I’ve finished my stash ban I’m trying to stay on a stash diet!! I seem to have tons of envelopes left over from our wedding and they can be made into cheap gift bags that are perfect for small light items such as jewellry. I also tend to add so much to my cards I end up having to make a box with them so I end up with spare envelopes such as this pretty pearlescent one which became the bag on the right.

I used a paisley stamp to make a random pattern. I used a MS flower punch to make the top and then added some ribbon from stash for handles.  Just to prove it is the envelope I’ve shown the back as well!

My second envelope started life as a white envelope. I used lavender and pink distress inks to give a light background colour. Iused a butterfly border stamp in pink all the way across the paper and then added a lilac circular butterfly stamp. I used a MS butterfly punch to edge the top and tied a pretty pink ribbbon (from the inside of a jumper….you know the annoying ribbons they use to hang things up in shops!). I used a MS punch to make the butterfly on a bit of spare pearlescent paper, curled the wings and added adhesive pearls.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Stamp scrap and doodle challenge- die cut or punches
Delightful sketches- punches and dies
Pixie dust studio pixie challenge- Girlie girl
The hybrid chick- all tied up (use ribbon, twine etc)
CES challenges- Give me wings!

A gatefold stepper!

A gatefold stepper!

I decided to make up a card type for this birthday card!

I used pearlescent cards to make my gatefold and stepper cards and stuck them together! I used a MS punch on the edges of the cards. I used craft studio to make the papers- the mice are from Nitwits Thimbles and Threads. The flowers are from WOC.

I used pearlescent inks to colour the lace ribbons for the stepper cards. The beautiful digi is from the Paper Shelter.

 I also inked the doily for the inside using pearlescent inks sprayed on it.

I would like to enter the following challenges
The Paper Shelter- it’s a celebration
Tuesday Throwdown- for someone special
Creative craft challenges- faux or real stitching
Southern Girls Challenge- lets celebrate
Little Miss Muffet challenge- ribbons and buttons
Art impressions stamp- buttons
Clearly inspired challenge- birthday
Frosted designs- ribbons
Wags and Whiskers- fancy folds

Warm and cosy

Warm and cosy

A warm and cosy Christmas card.

I used an LOTV die cut and sentiment. This is the ultimate warm and cosy picture!!

I made the snowflake embellishment by punching two snowflakes on matching papers. I decorated it with glitter glue and added the gems.
I cut and offset the circles abd I embossed the top one with a swirl pattern and highlighted it with red distress ink.

The LOTV sentiment is ‘warmest thoughts and best wishes’. I used a MS punch on the horizontal paper.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges
Lili of the Valley- warm and cosy
Inspire me Fridays- always anything goes
Aud Sentiments- any sentiment on a Winter card
Anything Goes Challenge Blog

First easel card

First easel card

Thanks to the inspiration of those over on MSE I have attempted my first easel card.

Free Humphrey’s Corner stamp with magazine coloured with Promarkers and aqua glitter glue.
Papers, gemstones and ribbons from stash.
Let it Snow LOTV sentiment on corrugated red card from stash.

I would like to enter this for:-
Ladybugs challenge- fall and/or folds
Anything Challenge
Celebrate the Occasion- using ribbon
Creative Card Crew- Easel card challenge
Top Tip Tuesday- ribbons
Incy Wincy Designs- fancy folds

First challenge cards!

First challenge cards!

Since I’m a newbie and these are my first challenge cards I hope I do this right!

Christmas card 1

Christmas card 2

Chritmas card 1:
I used card and papers from stash. The horizontal star paper was punched with a MS border punch.
LOTV ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ sentiment has some lime green glitter glue on stars
LOTV topper with glitter glue
3 small lime green square gems in bottom right corner.

Christmas card 2:

I used card and papers from stash. The horizontal pearlescent paper was punched with a snowflake punch and a small clear gen placed in middle of each
LOTV ‘let it Snow’ sentiment
LOTV topper with glitter glue and some of the snowflakes covered with gems

I would like to enter for the following challenges
Lili of the valley- red, green and white
The crafty pad- diamonds
One stitch at a time- punch it
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- Just Sayin’
The squirrel and the fox- anything goes
Card Makin’ Mamas- punchy
Frosted designs- punches