Thursday, 30 April 2015
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
This card is intended to be a Mother's Day card, but you could put any type of sentiment on the inside. I used the lime green and lighter teal patterned papers from ColorBok "Beach House" series. I then took the darker teal and navy cardstock and embossed similar patterns into them. The background squares were cut at 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. The cherish stamp is from Stampin Up. I used pop dots to raise up the sentiment so it would stand out. This card has more texture than anything else. Hope you enjoy! Felicia
Monday, 27 April 2015
Sunday, 26 April 2015
I was tasked to make a card for a friend's grandson and he is a real Toy Story fan. It was really so far out of my comfort zone it wasn't true. I found images on line and printed them on thick card several times so I could cut them out and made them dimensional. I used mu old Creative Lettering program to do his name and I added plastic stars and also a thickers number 3. So not the sort of card I usually make but one of the fun things is to be challenged!
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
First I took some Summer Fun papers by Echo Park then I used a sketch to create the layout, using stickers from the matching sheet. I then added some gold geotags and elements and then I took two coloured paper clips and added a piece of washi tape and then added them to the edge of the background paper and finished it off with the title.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
I have a habit of buying crafty goodies & then saving them for that "special" project.
My crystal laquer pens dried out before I used them frown emoticon
So I'm making myself use things.
This colour theme was great to get my Inkabilities out & play.
I'd forgotten how much fun it was to create rainbow backgrounds.
The die & punches have been lurking at the bottom of a drawer.
I love the flower stamp & punch set, but they just didn't work, so I choose the hearts instead.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Well for those of you who have seen my previous post, I got very giddy and excited when we launched 'The Great Scheme of Things' so much so I put together multiple kits containing 6 sheets of patterned paper and 3 sheets of card stock. This week I acknowledged the fact my scrapbooking is currently out of control (64 layouts in March so far - whoops) and that really I could do with doing some cards. Now let's be very clear about this, I do not consider and never have considered myself a card maker, however, due to the vast quantities of paper based craft items that surround me I always feel that I really should make my own cards. So this week rather than making layouts I set too making cards instead. I cut the basic mat for the back to show a little white edge all the way around, I used the mat to build the 'layout' before attaching to the white card. I used torn paper, bakers twine, organza ribbon and strips of paper. I also used a tag punch and stamped the birthday wishes onto each tag. In most instances I then mounted the tag on foam pads to create a little depth. In total I managed to make a set of 18 cards, all very similar but each one was slightly different from the next. Proof that you don't need huge supplies to create a batch of fun cards - Catch Ya Later - Virginia
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Friday, 17 April 2015
Thursday, 16 April 2015
I used a technique Wendy Vecci shared on Facebook.
Take a glass jar & coat it in glue & seal.
Leave to dry.
Coat in rock candy crackle paint .
Colour using archival inks. (They're permanent when dry)
I plan to make more in other colours & dot them about the garden for those lovely summer evenings Lynne
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Monday, 13 April 2015
Sunday, 12 April 2015
It's a bit tricky to work out the increasing and decreasing so I had to measure the crochet jacket on the polystyrene egg after each round. Loved doing this little project and decoration for Easter.
Saturday, 11 April 2015
Friday, 10 April 2015
I have loads of silver 'glass' bangles that I wanted to add colour to. I took some cotton yarn and a 3.5mm crochet hook and set about covering them. It's a little tricky getting your fingers to hold the bangle and yarn and hook at the right angle!
I love the subtle colours which will be perfect for spring and I'm looking forward to covering more :-)
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
'I think every scrapbooker is guilty of thinking they need something new but sometimes it's fun to take a colour challenge like the one here on The Great Scheme of Things and go and rummage through what you've got. After 10 minutes flicking through paper packs and pads I'd gathered myself 6 sheets of patterned paper and 3 sheets of card stock. Then the key is not to overthink it - just start chopping and cutting cutting and chopping. Start to assemble the pages. I've added a few stamped butterflies on some of the pieces, the odd stamped sentiment on others. I even managed a piece of great ribbon that has been lurking on my desk for quite some time. Have fun, add your photos, titles and a bit of journalling and you are done.
Catch ya later Virginia