Friday, 17 September 2010

Keeping it in the family.

This gorgeous mirror was made by my little Niece Hannah. She was only 8 when she came to stay with me over the summer, when I was home in Ireland. She and her sister came to stay with their me for a few days crafting and this was one of the creations which we made. The girls had a ball painting the frames and then making their own embellishments, including their initials and then chose a photo of themselves to include in their design to finish it off. This original creation now hangs in her bedroom and hopefully when they look in it they remember the fun times we shared making it.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Scrapbooksister's 2nd Card Challenge

These cards were inspired by a card which I purchased from SBS at their stand in Hempstead Valley one Sunday afternoon. If you're ever in the area on the last Sunday of the month be sure to call in and see the girls and the beautiful work which they have on display. I have had these Magnolia stamps for some time and never used them but over the summer made some time to play with them and my promarkers and once I started stamping and colouring I couldn't stop!!! I made lots of different colour combinations of this card but here are two of my favourite. I'd like to enter these into Scrapbooksisters' second card challenge 'Scalloped Circles' and thank them for the original inspiration of using circles to make a scalloped design.
I had never made an easel card before so this was completely new for me. I used nestibilities, martha stewart and woodware punches as well as Promarkers to colour my little magnolia girl.I was in Ireland when I made this and didn't have many papers to hand so decided to create the dotted strip using the swiss dot embossing folder and a strip of cream card. I was then able to use a distress pad to add the colour to the embossed strip. I added the floating balloon using a piece of twisted craft wire and love how the punched balloon floats in the air.

Stamps R Us Challenge

Today I am posting a card which I made over the summer for my friend's granddaughter Tilly, to celebrate her very first birthday. I started off with using one of the sugar nellie Gorgeous girls stamps and used promarkers to colour it. I then looked through a range of my stamps and selected random stamps to make the child's toys at the front. I used the nestibility circles and big shot to cut a circular aperture in the lilac card and also cut a smaller circle from some green card stock. I decided to create a 3D card and added a folded piece of cream card to the base and back so that my card would stand. I then used the cuttle bug swiss dot embossing folder to emboss the green circle which I distressed and 3D mounted onto the lilac circle on the back. The little girl and bird are attached using invisible thread and they are suspended from the top where I poked 2 small pin holes and threaded these through so that the girl appears to be on a swing. I used some pink tool to cover the holes at the top. To finish it all off I used a large woodware balloon punch to punch the balloons out of some dotty paper and added a distressed chipboard letter. I added the balloons by twisting some coloured wire around a pencil and using silicone glue to fix both ends.

My friend loved the card and her daughter had it framed in a shadow box as she liked it that much.

I really enjoyed making this card and would like to enter it in Stamps R Us challenge to create a card for a child’s birthday!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

I've been so busy since coming back from my holidays in Ireland and I really haven't had much time to myself to craft so last night I decided to have a little me time. I made this little card to enter into Scrapbook sisters first ever card challenge.

The theme was Pink and Black, their signature colours and once I started I couldn't stop. I used bits and bobs from my stash and
lots of what I've learnt in classes at scrapbook sisters. I really enjoyed making this and look forward to entering future challenges.