Cute as a button picture

Cute as a button picture

This is the picture I made to accompany the card for a new arrival! Once again I blurred the picture for privacy. I used a box frame from Hobbycraft.
I used some of the elements I had designed for the card. They are colour matched to the blanket on the baby. I used some bright DP from my First Edition Hideaway stash and used sage distress ink on the card edges. I wanted to use dots on the paper and pearls to match the button theme.

I used ribbons from stash and coloured them to match using soft green Promarker. The buttons were from stash.

I coloured all the pearls with Promarker to match and pull my elements together.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Simply Create – Anything goes for digital papercrafting
Papertake Weekly -Anything Goes and optional celebrate
Cute Card Thursday Lots of ribbon
Happy memories as we look forward to Summer Holidays

Happy memories as we look forward to Summer Holidays

I’m finally getting round to blogging some of my makes from the last few months. Making cards for several of my classes plud making these gifts for my form took me a lot of time and it was pretty intense but it was really lovely to give them personalised things as they are great pupils and I’ve loved teaching and tutoring them. So these are for their Summer Holidays!

I got hold of a couple of photos of the form (I’ve blurred all the information for privacy reasons!).
I created the background for the photo using Craft Artist. I cut acetate to sit in front of the picture as the frames did not have any glass.
I took some plain wood frames and painted them with black or red pearlescent paint. I used a circles stamp with silver ink and then heat embossed with silver.

I found these cute rulers on sale in January so I glued them to the front of the frames for the lads.

 The red pearlescent ink actually has a pink sheen at a certain angle!

For the frames for girls I made paper flowers using punches and added red buttons.

I would like to enter these for the following challenges

Delicious doodles challenge- Summer Holiday theme
Joanna Sheen Challenge- going round in circles
Paper Pretties- embossing

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
Bookie door hanger

Bookie door hanger

This matches the card I posted yesterday. I used two saturated canary digis to show the bookhead in and out (at I library I’ve decided!!). I created the background to the digis using Craft Artist.
I sanded the wooden blank edges and coloured them with distress inks and then stuck on Tim Holtz dictionary pages. I then resanded the edges and coloured them with distress ink.

I coloured the digis with Pro and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent ink. I used glossy accents on the eyes and lips.

I used ribbons from clothing and buttons to attach the base card.  I punched two circles of the Tim Holtz paper and attached them together with foam pads with the writing facing inwards. I made the heart paper using Craft Artist.

 This is the other side.

I made the flowers and leaves using punches and then coloured and added gems in the centre.

It took me a long time but I love the end result.
I would like to enter the following challenges

Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days – Die Cuts and/or Punches
Lily Pad – Flower Challenge
4 Crafty ChicksFlowers
Crafty Purple Frog – Let’s get distressed
Craft Us Crazy Anything but a card and/or altered item
Just Keep on Creating – anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge anything goes/ Easter
Love is

Love is

I’m still on my stash ban and doing my best to be innovative! I used the great photo from The Shabby Tearoom challenge for inspiration.

I used the colours, the sewing theme and also the vintage feel by using papers which remind me of vintage wallpaper.

The digi is from the Paper Shelter and is called the cute dressmaker. I recycled brown card packaging for my mats. I used distress ink around the edges of the card and image.

I used up some left over embroidery thread and buttons cut off clothes to add to my sentiment.

The back lacy ribbon was from Sew Sweet and was from a win on the wonderful Top Tip Tuesday. The green ribbon is from stash.

The inside of the card uses a heart from Nit Wits Threads and Thimbles.

Thanks for reading! The other challenges I want to enter are
My Grafico Crafts- love and valentines
Incy Wincy Designs- vintage
Crafty Cardmakers- no floral embellishments
Cards for men- recycling
The pink elephant challenge- hearts (anywhere in the card so I hope inside counts!!)
Theres magic in the air- from the heart

Birthday card for hubby

Birthday card for hubby

Not got much time to post this while hubby not about so sorry that this is heavy on photos and light on text!!

I decided on a squirrel theme! A lot of the elements were from the Nitwits Go Nuts collection although I made the hearts papers.

The digi is from Sylvia Zett and is coloured with Promarkers. I used clear ink and turquoise Perfect Pearls on the background to the image. One of the layers is brown funky foam with glitter spray on it which I mounted with foam pads.

The heart embellishment is a velvet button painted with blue pearlescent ink.

My sentiment is in a font which has little squirrels on it!! The leaf and heart embellishments are from stash. The sentiment is mounted on glittered funky foam on foam pads.
If you lift up the easel there is a little squirrel waving at you!!

This shows the easel effect!

This is the back of the card using the heart paper I made.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Some odd girls- easel cards
Here come the boys- for the man in your life
Nettie G’s Digital challenge- Happy Birthday
Lexi’s Creations- One for the lads

Naughty cat

Naughty cat

Another wonderful inspiration picture from cupcake inspirations challenge

I used the colours and themes of trees, buttons and houses to make my papers and print them.

I made a frame using buttons and a bow on the computer and added my digi which was coloured with Promarkers. I added stickles around the frame and used foam pads to make it pop more!

The papers I designed used houses (blue), swirls (pink) and pink ribbons with green trees.

As you can see I followed the layout for the Inkspirations challenge 

As well as the inkspirations and cupcake inspirations challenges I would like to enter
Guylou’s inimitability challenge- wreath
Lilypad challenge- buttons (hopefully digital count!!)
Pattie’s Creations Challenge- Christmas



Another Christmas card to add to the collection! I was inspired by this challenge photo from Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long and used the colours and bauble idea. I also picked up ideas from other challenges in my embellishments and papers.

Papers and embellishments etc on them are from Little Mittens Nitwit collections. The cute little mittens have buttons on them and I changed all the colours to match.

I love the button- it was one that I don’t really want to part with!!

I coloured this free Bauble Tilly Digi Image with Promarkers and added lots of stickles.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Christmas Stampin- inspiration photo
Crafty Catz- Snowflakes
CES challenge- snowflakes
The sisterhood of crafters- polka dots
Digistamps 4 Joy colour tic tac toe- silver, neutral, green
Crafts 4 Eternity- embellishment tic tac toe- snowflakes, ribbon, buttons
Crafty Ann’s challenge blog- sketch and monochromatic

Christmas card for teenage girl

Christmas card for teenage girl

I was playing around with pear green and lilac to make digi papers and for colouring my digi.

The background papers were made using my computer. The top layer and tag is textured card sanded with an emery board and the outer edge blended with green distress ink.

I used a button from stash and some white ribbon cut out from my clothes (the annnoying ones used to keep clothes on the hanger which constantly come out when you’re wearing them so I cut them off and keep the for crafting and gift tags!). I coloured the ribbon with lavender distress ink.

Digi image from Cuddly Buddly and coloured with Promarkers.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Totally Papercrafts- layer upon layer
Inspire me Fridays
Ribbon Girls- lilac and green
Scrap Creationg- doing it digi

In the red!

In the red!

I thought I’d go for something a bit simpler today!

The paper was made using Craft Artist. The sentiment was a freebie and I added a couple of buttons from my stash. I added some red and white stickles to the LOTV die cut.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges
CES challenges #57 Seeing Red
Divas by Design Button Up
I Did It Creations- anything goes