Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Criss-Cross Card

I had fantastic intentions of getting this card finished for a challenge I saw a couple of weeks ago during the school holidays. Well of course I missed the deadline, the only thing that I had done during this time was colour the image. So while my husband has been working late this week I have taken the opportunity to finish the card while the kids have been in bed. I am thrilled with how it has turned out and because I didn't have a deadline I found that I enjoyed the process more and found that I could actually add the extra details. Normally I just try to get it done in time and it's the little things I think that make this card so special. Well here she is and the best news is that there are now some challenges whose requirements I meet so I can enter them too. Well here she is the outside and the insert.
Now for a close up, sorry about the quality of the first photo it wasn't the best light in my craft room. These are much better.

Well I don't even know where to start there are so many elements. All the DP's are from Magnolia and the pink and white cardstock was in my stash. I have coloured Tilda in with my Copics and she is from the Prince and Princess Collection. The background behind Tilda has been made using the Shooting Star Magnolia stamp and a pink Tombow Pen on the cardstock. The stars have then been filled with Pink Stickles. I cut out the white and pink cardstock using the Top Note die from Stampin' Up. I also used their eyelet punch for the edging and the sentiment and the punch are also Stampin' Up. I made the bow myself, I can never get them to sit right so I actually made it with the hot glue gun and cut and stuck until it was just how I wanted. I then inserted the pin and added the button to finish it off. But the part I am most proud of is the flowers. These flowers are a mixture of Kaiser Craft Blooms and flowers from Hooked On Craft. I have tried flowers so many times and they just don't look right but last night when I was constructing my card they just seemed to work. Anyway I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anything but a card

Yay, I have finally got a project finished in time for a challenge deadline. I have been flat out since returning to work, Easter holidays were spent on a wonderful family holiday and I have been trying to finish a quilt for the impending birth of our friend's first child. Hence card making has taken a back seat. I have still been colouring and stamping but actually haven't put anything together. Anyway we visited Kaiser Craft the other day and the boys spied door hangers the wanted to make. As they were making them I decided that I wanted to make a door hanger too. I am entering this into the MDUC which is anything but a card. Well here she is I have used Cooking Tilda and coloured her in with my Copic Markers.

For the template I just cut a strip of card stock 5" wide and cut a circle in the top. The background paper fitted this stamp perfectly and I just loved the colours, so retro. The cherry paper and the script are from Kaiser Craft and are part of the Nana's Favourites. The script is actually a hand written recipe that looks very similar to my own Nana's writing. The whisks are actually on the back of where Kaiser has put the name of the collection so I hope I have got it right. I should have written it down before I stuck it. The cherry paper is also part of this collection. I used the cherry paper to try and tie it into the concept of Tilda making Strawberry Jam. I still haven't decided what to put on the board. I was thinking either 'Welcome to my kitchen' or 'Sam's Kitchen' what do you think?

Here it is!

Can you see that I first put Stickles on the jar and then when this dried I added Crystal Effects over the top so that it looked like a jar filled with delicious home made strawberry jam. I also added blue Stickles to the bottom of Tilda's dress and the ribbon was from my stash. I am going to try really hard not to wait so long until my next post. It has been so long I forgot how to add my watermark to my photos!