Thursday, August 27, 2015

An Elegant bow

CCEE Stampers Challenge day and hostess Frances says
"Apparently tomorrow is Bow Tie Day, so for our challenge this week let's include some sort of bow on our cards this week … it doesn't have to be a Bow Tie as long as it is a bow."

I recently purchased the small lacy bow die set from Tonic Studios.
I matched this lacy bow with a old embossing folder for the background and an even older wood mounted rubber stamp verse and some pearls for a bit of elegance.

Don't forget to do to the CCEE Stampers Blog to see all the other bow creations


Thursday, August 20, 2015

When life gives you lemons

Another challenge on CCEE Stampers blog and hostess Frances finds the most interesting challenges.
According to the Days of the Year web site today is Lemonade Day …. Let's celebrate by creating cards that features lemonade in some way. If you don't have anything Lemon or lemon related feature some other kind of beverage.

It is also challenge week that I do with a couple of friends each month we get together and go shopping at our favourite craft store. Our challenge is to create a card using products that we all own, this month was the Tattered Lace half circle die. Using this die we each created a lever card, this design card has been around for years however this is the first one that I have made.
I only had one stamp set, this one from Penny Black that I wanted to use for this challenge, I was so happy that it could fit into the circle die.

 I found this fruit salad designer paper that I thought would work well in the center of this card. I used spellbinders speech bubbles and fussy cut the green layer.

Here is another view from a different angle.

Check out all the other team member's delicious creations of the CCEE Stampers blog 


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Stylish Screen divider

This week on CCEE Stampers were are making screen dividers, Like hostess Frances this has been on my to do list for some time. 
Thanks for the challenge Frances
I love the detail on oriental screens and this is something that I have tried to capture.
I made the base card with punches and decorated each panels with stickers and dies.

On the first panel, a die cut vase with sticker flowers. I have used micro fine glitter on all the pieces.

 stickers and a stamped image for panel 2 and stickers and dies for panel 3

panel 4 has stickers, stamped image and a dragonfly embellishment

Supplies used
Elizabeth Craft Designs - peel off stickers - kimono, koi fish and flowers, dies - circles, Asian vase
Stampin up punches
wood mount stamps
dragonfly embellishment

Thanks for looking

Thursday, August 6, 2015

National Golf Month

Welcome to a new hostess Frances for a month of Challenges on CCEE Stampers Blog.
Apparently this month is National Golf Month … so for our challenge this week let’s create a card which features some sort of sport. Bonus points if you create a Golf themed card. Oh and we might need to see the color green on your card too.
Well my friend Frances knows me so well, we all know my favourite colour is green and golf has been my game since I was encouraged to take up a sport in my teens, in fact I met my husband on the golf course and we have many touring golf holidays and plan to do many more when we retire.
This is the inspiration for my card, I fell in love the this cute house mouse many years ago when it all we had were wood mounted stamps. It is now available from Stampendous as a cling stamp.

 Stamps of life stand up die
Spellbinders nestabilities die
Stampendous - tee time
Impression Obsession - Fore Retirement
plastic embellishment


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Engaging Hearts

Today I am sharing with you a engagement card that I was asked to make, while looking for some inspiration I came across this photo tutorial by Fran Sabad on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog using the Katie pivot label and though it would work with the heart pivot die.

 I didn't want the hearts to float in the air, so I created a backing piece in between the card layers and then die cut the hearts again using the center piece to complete the space so it looks like a solid card.

Inside I used my go to engagement stamp from My favorite things and added some gold sticker strips. All the heart pieces are from Elizabeth Craft Designs Heart pivot card and the edges are from the Paris edges set.


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy 40th Birthday

I was asked to make a special 40th Birthday card, the card had to include, Paris, Pink and Leopard print. What do you think did I tick all the boxes?
Using the Karen Burniston designed Accordion Rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Designs
I cut 3 panels in black and 2 in leopard print. I used the outside part of the leopard print on page 1 and 3 and the center part on page 2. The 3 center panels were decorated with stamps, dies, flowers and gems.

The front of the card and page 2 has Flourish edges in pink, the flourish edges were made using double sided tape attached to the underneath side before die cutting.
 I die cut 2 Eiffel towers, embossed them and highlighted with white ink, glued them onto the 1st panel so you can see them from either side. The Eiffel tower on the front has added gems stones.
Here is the card all ready for postage.

The more I use this die the more I love it, you can create a wow card in the shortest amount of time. You can watch Karen's tutorial on the Accordion card on this video link.
Taylored Expressions Big bold Birthday
Elizabeth Craft Design Dies:
Accordion Rectangle,
Eiffel tower Pop stand,
birthday candle,
Katie flourish edges,

Have a great day