Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Feeling Sketchy #64

Hard to believe that it's been a month since I've been here but then I do remember a very BUSY three weeks.

Finally today has been  my own and so I decided that the first card was going to be something I could relax and enjoy doing. I've been looking at the Feeling Sketchy Challenges a few times - and entered once so here's my take on #64. The cameo is a cutout RAK

I have no girlie (daughter) influences in my sphere so my cards tend to be on the less flowery/ribbon side of things.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Feeling Sketch Challenge #61

A friend challenged me to have a go at this - thanks Denise ... I think. Anyway this is the first ever challenge I've entered. However I'm not really sure that the vision and reality ended up the same. The cardstock is Cor'ordinations, the glitter is a Christmas glitter, the large snowflake from my stash.

... and here is the sketch

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

new idea for strip scraps

I was looking at a link that a card making friend had sent - when I had a K'Ching moment. We all have scraps - and some of us have LOTS of scraps. The link I was looking at was to do with adhering serviettes http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-make-napkin-card-and-be-hit-of.html but the example shown had me diving to my craft table. Many of the ideas for strip scraps need long scraps but my idea meant I could use up those very pretty - but SHORT papers in my collection.

As a teaser here is the first card I made.

So what did I do? Very embarrassing but this is my strips stash. First I divided some of them into colour groups - and came up with the colours for the first card. 


I took my widest DS tape 1" (2.5cm), adhered it to cardstock and trimmed that to size. After that I had fun laying them down. Don't worry if the strips go crooked. Just re-lay the next one straight and keep going. Any sticky gaps can be covered by glitter. This is what I ended up with before I trimmed the excess strips off. OK so I kept a couple of the longer scraps.  

Basically you then trim the covered strip and adhere to your card base. And you start reducing your scraps stash. After this I was on such a roll I made two more cards. The With Gratitude card was a 2.5" scrap that I put through the Xyron but I think both widths have their place on cards.  And yes I've made my first Christmas card


Thanks for looking


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter card

I don't normally make Easter cards, but there is one young man I like to send too. He's probably too old for that sort of thing by now, but hey isn't our job to embarrass them  just a little bit?

I got the idea from Pinterest and stored it away for the right person. I adapted a little - the embossing folder is Cuttlebug Forest Branches, while the rabbit itself is from the spellbinders circle set and the bunny tail from Build a flower.

The legs were a bit more interesting to do - two small ovals from the coluzzle template and DH came to the rescue cutting the pink foot pads for me. The Easter greeting was too big for the front so is glued inside. 

Enjoy and have a safe and happy Easter


Monday, March 11, 2013

a fun afternoon

Just where does the time vanish to? March already. I've been busy (and making cards) but that's no excuse.

Ok where I live (in an apartment complex) we do door mail on our floor. That is we happily stick notes under each other's doors with reminders, requests for help that sort of thing. Any issues we knock on each other's doors - but that hasn't happened yet. This morning I woke up to some door mail from our immediate neighbour. After I'd read it, I turned it over to put on the bench - and immediately saw a card on the back of what she had written on.

So this is what I've done with it this afternoon - the stickers are all from my stash. Sadly I bought this Asian sheet BEFORE I'd taken to writing on the back where I bought it from However I do know that it is starform 920. Hold your horses I bought it from   http://www.creativecrafts.com.au/ - must have been at one of our craft shows.

So now I'm about to return her paper to her - hope she likes it.

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