Thursday, 3 April 2014

Car for Ben at 30

Another request from work was to make a card for Ben turning 30 who likes cars and is a fitness instructor.
I had difficulties finding a suitable image then I remembered the "Mikey" ones which I bought digitally from Charmed Cards and Crafts.

The card is 8x8" black from CWC. Papers are MME - really loving these!

I added the chevrons to make it look like a road theme then put the 30 in a circle like a speed sign too.
The letters and numbers are from a Basic Grey collection which I have coated with glossy accents.

The image was printed and then coloured with my Copics.

I also added the detail to the number plate to personalise it a bit.

Hope he had a lovely birthday.


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Minions for Lianne

Lianne introduced us to the Despicable Me films at Christmas - they are sooooo funny - and we loved the Minions. So, in March, for her birthday, I made this one.

It's a 6x6" card covered with papers from my stash - BG I think.
The image is from the internet which I printed 4 times. I cut and decoupaged the minion then cut out the remainder of the bananas and used them to make her name.

She spent the day/weekend at Disneyland Paris with her friends.


Friday, 28 March 2014

Gifts for the Girls

As per my previous post, I have just returned from our annual Blossom Babes retreat.
We always swap crafty gifts and this year I came up with these.

They are the Douwe Egberts flavoured coffee jars with the labels removed - my goodness, they are hard to remove! 

Each one is filled with the blossoms favourite coloured gems - 4000 actually, and no, I didn't count each one! :)

I added a cordinating ribbon with a tag.

I couldn't bear to mix the colours as I loved the rainbow effect so took some little baggies along so they could swap about.
However, when required the bags had hidden themselves - typical.

Thank-you Blossoms for a lovely weekend and all my lovely gifts too.


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Flora Delights Cards

Keeping up with my plan, I made the following cards using the leftovers from the kit.
There were lots of lovely papers leftover.

This one is 6x6" I tore the efge of the wood panel paper and layered it over the stripes.
I added a new stamp sentiment to the top right.
A die cut swirl was added and topped with blooms created with Heartfelt Creations stamp and die set.

I then added a selection of leaves and punched fronds behind the flowers.
The centres were created with a blob of glossy accents filled with glass microbeads.

The next one is also 6x6" and covered with the stripey paper and another strip that fit the space.
As there was a gap between (not enough in the leftovers) I added a length of white twill ribbon plus a bow of the same topped with one of pink twine. Pins were added behind.

The flowers were punched and shaped with an embossing tool. 
White bazzil was used to create foliage behind the some punched fronds with the remainder of the green patterned used for the leaves in the first one.

Some sparklies were added as centres.

There were a few bits left but not enough to create a card so I have punched flowers for a future project.


Monday, 24 March 2014

Flora Delight Frame - Merley Impressions Retreat 2013

I've just got back from spending a lovely weekend of crafting with some very good friends.
We ate lots, laughed loads but still had plenty of time for crafting.

I used the time to make my BTP project from last years Merley Impressions Retreat.
Here is my version.

I inked all the edges of the MDF frame and base and covered it with the patterned papers.
I cut some paisleys from the paper and added them to areas.
The photograph is 6x4" portrait which I backed with some of the stripey paper.

I deviated from the instructions here and made some roses using a 6 petal punch taking the colours from the sheet with roses and die cut some leaves and stems.
The kit had some rub-ons but the messages didn't really fit so Lynn game me some "girl" themed ones instead.

I also die cut a Memory box butterfly, twice in solid and once in pattern then layered them up and shaped them. I also punched a couple of smaller ones and added above.

Below is the lovely original created by Chrissy.

I can't wait now for the next retreat :)

Thanks for taking a look

Monday, 17 March 2014

Emma's card..............

This is another card I made for the Scrapology March Challenge - Use dots or circles on your card.

Another Bella uptown girl here, this one is called Bianca, coloured with Copics.
 I had bought a Memory Box die which I cut with the hot pink bazzill also used to create the card blank.
This was cut into two and added to opposite corners of the card.
The pink paper is from my stash.

The image was mounted onto the same Hot Pink card and added at a jaunty angle on foam to raise it.

I also bought a large leaf punch from Martha Stewart which was outlined with faux stitching then cut and added behind the image.

Small retro daisies were punched, decorated with a fine-liner then shaped and added the bottom with pearl centres and punched fronds behind.

This card was made for my friend's daughter Emma who's birthday was at the beginning of March -hope you had a great day Emma!

Plenty of time to enter, check out the blog here.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Going Dotty!

Our very own, talented Design Team Member - Karen Leonard KAZY 1 has challenged us:

"to use polka dots and or circles on any type of card. So look at one or both elements and maybe introduce shaped cards, its over to you".
Karen x

Here are mine:

I used hot pink bazzill to create a 6x6" card, layered with some paper from my stash.
I die cut the circles with a new Memory box die, divided it into two and added to the bottom corner.

The message is a Woodware stamp.

I die cut and punched a variety of flowers, leaves and fronds plus two Memory box butterflies and arranged them over the circles. The butterflies are layered and raised.

Same idea with this one but using dotty cardstock too and a larger Memory Box butterfly.

The flower centres were decorated with pearls too.

Hope on over the Scrapology Blog for more details of the challenge and the very generous prize being offered by Karen.

Thanks for taking a look :)