I say like the Teletubbies…oooh oh! Today it’s Wednesday and four days have gone by since I posted my card onto the LLC Blog, but I kind of forgot about my personal blog.
Anyway, I made this Criss Cross Vintage Card:
This card was based upon DT Member Louise’s gorgeous Inspiration Photo Collage:
The adorable image is from Pion Design, and the papers are from Maja Design’s Vintage Spring and Summer Basics Collections (as always you can find all the links at the bottom of this post).The beautiful resin frame embellishment is from Melissa Frances.
Here’s a close up of the upper part of the card:
Note the new beautiful pearl lace with the tiny beads…yummmmm….
Isn’t the miniature angel adorable?! Will have more angel news soon…
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Hiya, a new sketch challenge went live over @the Sketchy Challenges Blog yesterday and this time I’m hosting the challenge. Here’s my sketch:
I’m also sponsoring with LLC and there’s a £10 Store Voucher up for grabs.
It’s a bit embarrassing that I didn’t have my card ready yesterday, but I just came back from a 3-day long visit to Sweden this afternoon. I had actually brought stuff so that I could make my card there; the image I coloured in whilst there, but I forgot the card base that I had made at home before leaving.
Luckily the sweet Louise (thanks lovely!) could swop days with me, so she posted to the LLC Blog yesterday and I could do it today instead. Our theme this week has been “Animal Antics”, and I chose to work with this gorgeous image called “White Peacock Dryad” from Sweet Pea Stamps, by one of my favourite fantasy image designers, Ching Chou Kui:
The papers are from Maja Design’s Vintage Spring Basics Collection. The flower patterned paper (6th of April) I think goes particularly well with this image.
I frantaged some of the flowers, the frame around the image, as well as the Doily with “Aged Rose” and used “Shabby Blue” for the peacock charm and the mini bark heart. The antique blue Kort & Godt rolled roses I dipped in Glossy and Diamond Dust.
I used “Baby Blue” Liquid Pearls for the peacock feathers and for some of the pearls on the image.The seam binding is “Ash Rose and “Storm Clouds”. The paper edges were distressed with “Victorian Velvet”.
Thanks for stopping by – would love to see your entry for this challenge!
Please pop over and check out the other Sketchy Girls‘ gorgeous cards and meet our three new DT-Members; Kirsty-Anne, Annette and Sabine!
Crafts & Me – #132 Lace
Dutch Dare – #216 Ribbon & Lace
Papirdokkene – #47 Metal
A Gem of a Challenge – #37 Things with Wings
Divas by Design – Anything goes
Crafty Catz – #182 Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy – #88 Anything goes
Simply Create Too - #37 Anything goes
Yesterday it was my turn to post to the LLC Inspiration Blog again and this week our theme has been “April Showers Bring May Flowers”. Can you believe we’re already in May?!
A couple of weeks ago DT Member Louise made a card shaped like a flower, and was very tempted to do that as well, however, whilst I was browsing the Silhouette Online Store (yeah because it’d be silly to buy just one template, wouldn’t it?!) I came up with another idea…to make a card shaped like a watercan!
I have used papers from Pion Design’s new collection Vintage Garden. The courir didn’t arrive until quarter to five on Friday eve, but they are now available at the store!!!
This is an ancient Whiff of Joy Stamp called “Willow with Umbrella” and also
the sentiment, which I tend to use whenever I use this stamp, is from WOJ.
As per normal procedure these days , frantage has been applied, this is the Shabby Green. I also frantaged the miniature apples, after I had painted them white with Gesso. One needs to be very careful though and keep turning the apples and not hold the heating tool too close, otherwise they melt. I also frantaged the pearl string as DT Member Tracy demonstrated in her video tutorial. If you haven’t already seen the video, you must go and check it out here!!!
Heres’ the backside:
When I started decorating the front of the handle and put the flowers on, I realized that it’d become too heavy, so I had to re-inforce it on the back with some cardstock. I covered the cardstock up with seam binding, and added some roses.
Challenges I’d like to enter:
Whiff of Joy -153 Spring
Elisabeth Bell’s World – April Showers bring May Flowers
Elphine House – #43 Flower Power
Crafts & Me - #131 Floral Frenzy
Charisma - #17 Shaped Cards
2 Sisters – #142 Bingo (Embossing, Image, Flowers)
Crafty Cardmakers – #90 April showers bring May Flowers
Oldie but a Goodie – April Showers
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time for a new sketch challenge over @the Sketchy Challenges.
Hostess this time is Cordine and here’s her sketch:
This week’s theme over @ the LLC Blog has been “traveling”.
I recently bought a stamp set from Whimsy called “Parisian Romance, so I didn’t have to think twice about what to make…here’s my card:
The papers are from Maja Design’s Vintage Summer Basics collection.
Once again I’ve used one of Hannah Lynn’s beautiful images. This one’s called Heather, but she looks pretty French to me, or what do you think?!!
The letters used to spell out “Amour” is also from Whimsy, and additionally I used the beautiful Carte Postale Stamp to add some interest to the papers. With so many stamps, I could hardly fit any embellishments, but I did squeeze in the Eiffel Tower charm, some bark hearts, and a few flowers. Oh, and most of them got a treatment of Shabby Pink frantage
Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you can join in with the Sketchy Girls!
I’m sponsoring this challenge and there’s a £10 Voucher up for grabs…