Birthday box

Birthday box

I made this gift box for the card I made in my last post. I’m hoping the box will be reused!!
I glittered the turquoise card I used.

I printed the paper and added a digi from the paper shelter. I used a floral font. I added gems to make it extra special.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Top tip Tuesday- gift
Fairytale challenge- gift or gift box
Card crafters circle- celebration
Paper sundaes- celebrate
Totally Gorjuss- for someone special
Sparkles forum challenge- anything but a Christmas card
Corrosive challenges- anything except Christmas

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

A special sparkly birthday box!

A special sparkly birthday box!

I’ve finally done the box for the card I posted! Just to remind you I’ve taken a photo of the card in the box base!

This is the card folded down in the box base I made.

A side view of the box- I used a circle punch at each end to make it look a little more professional!

I used a single digi of a lily and then coloured it and made it into the heart frame digitally.  I added sticker corners and added pearls to them.

TIP: I added flowers from WOC and painted the edges of the petals with pearlescent ink to give them glimmer rather than glitter!

I added embossing ink to the raised surface of the purple resin embellishment and then added pink Perfect pearls. I painted the outside with perlescent purple ink.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Top tip Tuesday- silver, white and a hint of (purple)
4 Crafty Chicks Birthday
Wacky Wednesday- birthday
Whimsy- anything but a card
Challenge up your life- packaging/box
Paperplay challenge- tags and wrapping
Anything challenge- cutting corners
Crafty purple frog challenge- for someone special

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

A friend is about to have an operation so this is for her.

 I used a LOTV die cut and distressed the background and added perfect pearls (doing the same to the edges of my card and layers). The background paper is Nitwits (as is the card inside) teamed with a flourish paper I made.

Used a lovely pink ribbon which I added glimmer mist and pearlescent paint to. I absolutely love the embellishment- very vintage. I used textured card underneath and a MS flower punch to make the border.

This is the paper and frame I used inside from Nitwits Beraly Mine

 This is the whole thing.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Lili of the Valley- anything but Christmas
Do you stack up challenge- ribbon
Victorine stamps- ribbons
Southern girls challenge- ribbon
Craft your days away- buttons or bows
House of Gilli- flourishes

Life is like a box of chocolates

Life is like a box of chocolates

I made this box to hold a couple of Thorntons Chocolate bars as a birthday pressie (testing out the idea for Christmas!!). Sorry I don’t have time to write much tonight!!

Gorgeous LOTV stamp was coloured with Promarkers. Image then covered with embossing ink and pink Perfect Pearls applied. I added some flowers from WOC. The textured card stock sleeve was sprayed with glitter spray.
I would like to enter the following challenges
Whimsy inspires- flowers
Clearly iStamp- flowers

Thinking of pink

Thinking of pink

I wanted to use my new LOTV stamp and thought it would be perfect for beautiful inspiration picture for the CR84fun colour challenge and for the Stamptacular Sunday sketch (see end of post).

So this is my card

I designed the papers on the computer using the colours from the inspiration photo but also using the themes from the photo (flowers, swirls and stripes). The papers don’t show up too well here but the backing paper is light with a light pink flourish pattern, the horizontal is pink flowers on white and the vertical is black, white and pink stripe.
The edges of the card were coloured with pink alcohol ink and perfect pearrlised!

I chose my LOTV stamp as she is holding flowers and also used a LOTV sentiment. I decided to only use shades of pink to colour her and I created the background and sentiment background using distress ink and perfect pearls.

I would like to enter the following challenges
CR84Fun color challenge (inspiration picture at top of post!)
Karens doodles challenge- black and white plus one other
The paper shelter- all in pink
Fab n funky challenges- all white on the night
My mums craft shop- sugar and spice
CRAFT challenge- cute
Charisma cardz- cutesy project
Stamptacular Sunday- sketch

Flower power easel card

Flower power easel card

I’ve finally tried adding flower embellishments to a card!

I have an age to add to the circle once I know the recipient of the card! I used distress inks and perfect pearls to do the background for the LOTV stamp. Image was coloured with Promarkers.The flowers are all WOC. I added a couple of gems to the flowers in her hair.

 I used glitter spray on all the yellow card.

I would like to enter the following challenges.
Sweet stamps- easel card
Paper pretties- embellish
Hanna and Friends- glitter
Totally Papercrafts- glitter it
Krafty girlz challenges- glitter and bling
Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes
More than favors- anything goes
The paper shelter- anything goes

Keep calm and eat a cupcake.

Keep calm and eat a cupcake.

I used this wonderful inspiration picture for this card.

This gave me tons of ideas and I came up with this card.

I used the colour picker on Craft Artist to match my paper colours to the inspiration picture and used ideas from it for the papers.

The central paper is stripes to match the tablecolth and I made it and added the frames and sentiment in Craft Artist. I used a LOTV die cut and recoloured it with Promarkers to match the inspiration photo colours. I used tattered rose distress ink inside the frames and around the die cut. I coloured clear gems with Promarker for the cake cherries.

The ribbon paper with cupcakes was made on the computer. The next layer down was made to look like petal wallpaper like the wall in the picture. The background paper was also made on computer and features cupcakes. I coloured some more gems for the backing paper to add some zing!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges
Make It Monday
The Paper Shelter- anything goes
More Than Favors- anything goes
Charisma Cardz- anything goes
Challenge up your life- inspiration photo (see top of post)
Alphabet challenge- T is for Tea
I love to stamp- sketch for you to try

Silver fairy in lilac!

Silver fairy in lilac!

This is such a gorgeous digi!

I used Antique Rose distress ink blended oto the edges of the card and on the black and white flower backing paper. I then dabbed it around my image. I used two layers of lilac ribbon which are both fairly translucent.

I coloured my Silver Fairy digi with Promarkers and added some Lilac stickles. I’m leaving it without a sentiment for now so I can add one when I know who the card is going to be for!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges.
I Love Promarkers- Ain’t it cute
Moving Along With the Times- vintage
4 Crafty Chicks- marker it up
Scrappy Frogs Challenge- something that flies

Get well card

Get well card

This card is for an inspirational lady who has been battling cancer.

I colour matched and printed my papers. I used a LOTV die cut on some dark blue shiny card from stash and I used a MS butterfly punch for rhe top.

I printed matched paper for the back of the card. I used Craft Artist to make the paper with a lace and flower frame and added a white frame in the centre to write my message on.

This is the card base. I typed and printed my sentiment “Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”. I layered fabric flowers, placed flower pins through the middle and bent them round before attching them to the card.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley- Bingo (gems, flowers and lace)
Flutter By Wednesday’s- open challenge
Bunny Zoe Crafts- Lace it up
Try it on tuesdays- take to the skies