Thursday, 24 October 2013
flagpole die end and topped it off with a bright red blingy crystal.
P.s. There are now only 62 sleeps to Christmas:))
Oh I forgot to show you this photo of how I got the edging on the maroon card using Karen Burniston's stitched framelits.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
I was really excited about doing Karen Burniston's latest design challenge which was to create something that appeared to defy gravity. I had the perfect card in mind for my daughter who was just about to became 12 years old.
On our hiking holiday last year we bought this lovely little diamond shaped kite with a face on it. My daughter decided it needed a name and christened him 'Bob'. He now is a regular on our hikes were we try to take a photo of him bobbing along behind us every chance we get.
I used Karens pop 'n' cut label die in my A2 horizontal card die for the inside of the card, but instead of using the A2 die for the outside I used the tri-fold ornate card die. The oval and wavy label were the perfect accessory for the front of my card to hide the join on my tree trunk.
The girl is a stamp from the gorjuss collection, on the stamp she is holding an umbrella but with a bit of fiddling and a lot of washi tape to conceal it I was able to adapt it to look like she is holding the kite string. I coloured her using my daughters favourite colours with my letraset pro markers.
As I wanted to make the card into a scene I elongated the trunk of my Karen Burniston 3D pop up trees placed a trunk at either side of the front piece of card. I love that I was able to use Karens new labels and stitched framelits as well as the framelits that match the pop 'n' cut label die.
Karens flagpole decorative strip die is one of my favourite dies and I use it quite often but not with the lovely street lamp that is also on it.The kite was a Sizzix sizzlits die on to which I added eyes, nose and a mouth. The spotty border along the bottom finishes my card off wonderfully:)
Saturday, 12 October 2013
I made this card to give my 7 year old an example to follow, then let her loose with my crafty stuff!
These are her efforts...
And then she became bored with following my instructions and told me to go away and leave her to it!
Hummmmm..... I hope Jasmine appreciates it!!!
Friday, 11 October 2013
I was amazed how quickly I was able to make this pretty card using Karen Burniston's pop 'n' cut house card. With the coordinating thinlits dies I was able to make, photograph and post it on here in less than an hour. That's a major achievement for me!
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
I am so lucky to have been given the lovely Karen Burniston Sizzix dies collects. For this card I combined dies from Karen's journey and her new snippets collects. I used the Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts XL Die - Card with Ornate edging for this card. The pink oval and wavy oblong are part of Karen Burniston's framelits set.
I used the mug insert and matched it with the spotty paper from the front of the card. The cute stamps are freebies from the front of a magazine.