Friday, 23 August 2013

A Wedding Card

Hello there blog followers :)

I am FINALLY getting around to sharing with you the card I created for a friend's wedding back in June - oops!!

So, I have used a Tiddly Inks image called You and Me. I adore this image and had so much fun colouring it up :)

I used mainly bits and pieces from my own stash so am not really 100% sure of what or where I got most of it from - sorry!! I do, however,  know that the flat black flowers and the rhinestone swirl are Prima - the swirl has been cut down. Also, the ticket is a Tim Holtz ticket and all the cardstock and also the seam binding ribbon is Stampin Up. I also used a piece of Pink Paislee patterned (resistable) paper from the Parisian Anthology (I think!!) range which I inked up using distress ink :)

So, here is my creation, I loved colouring and putting this together

And a close up:

The copic colours I used are:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11 and R20
Bride hair: E50, E53, E43 and E57
Bride dress: C0, C1 and C3
Groom hair: E23, E25, E29
Groom suit and shoes: W3, W5, W7, W9
Grounding: W1, W3 and W5

I hit a bit of a snag when I realised that the card wasn't going to fit into an envelope so I googled for directions on how to make a card box and here is the end product (sorry, I can't for the life of me remember where I got the tutorial from!)

And a close up of the detail

I used Stampin Up cardstock, patterned papers, and ribbon and some of the same (uninked version) Pink Paislee patterned Paper.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my creation for my friends wedding.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

A Random Thursday Card Challenge - Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Challenge #113 - Wedding

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

A productive crop day/night!!

Hi there!!

Today I am sharing with you some projects I STARTED and COMPLETED at a crop last Saturday!!

I am so super impressed with myself - it's not very often I can say I'm productive at crops and such!! 

Here is my 1st project - my son's (who will be 1 on 27th August!) birth announcements. These are a hybrid project - I found some super cute baby boy papers on Etsy from The Dapper Fox ScrapsI added a couple of the designs to some 6x4 templates in PSE10, added some text to one of the layers and printed out my 2 layers and my photo's (with a white border). I then matched some Midnight Muse (Stampin Up) cardstock to the papers I printed and got trimming, sticking and pop dotting.

Here is the finished project and I am so very happy with them:

And a little close up:

I also managed to create my August ATC swap for a FB group - Aussie Scrappers Society to which the theme was Steampunk/Industrial. That is not really my "norm" so I had a heap of fun doing something different and stepping out of my comfort zone. I did some stamping, heat embossing, distressing with inks and also distressing the edges and using some charms that I was keeping for "something"!!

Here they are:

And a close up:

These guys are going postal today :) And, again, I'm pretty happy with the finished design :)

I also managed a start on another of Alyce's (over at Kit and Clowder) card kits - July "Charmings" kit but couldn't hear the video very well so gave that up and went back to my PL. Not anything to show you for that as it was mostly journalling here and there. But I feel like I achieved a fair bit so I am super happy!!

I hope I can help to inspire you to create something fun and maybe something out of YOUR norm. Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

PL Week 11 and 12

Well, it's been a little while since I have shared any of my PL with you guys =) I am no where near as far behind IRL as I am on my blog - slowly plugging away and changing and finding my style =)

But tonight I am here to share with you my week's 11 and 12 =)

Here is Week 11 LHS

And the RHS

And both together

And here is my week 12 LHS

At the bottom right there is a couple of really cute tags that I received with the couple of happy mail parcels I received this week. It was pretty simple to create - just printed my collage and used one of my SU dies to cut the pretty shape off the end, attached the photo to a piece of backing card (on 3 sides) and there you go =)

Here is the RHS

Up the top in the middle there is a flip pocket. We welcomed a new (early!!) niece to our family in week 12 (the card I created is here) and I wanted to add both a 6x4 print of her sweet little face as well as a super cute story about my big boy Jacob. 

Here is the other side of the flip pocket

This insert was mostly a digi creation of mine but I added some felt pieces from {scrAp this!} and I am super happy with the way it turned out =) You probably can't read what it says but after I told Jacob (he was a little over 3 at the time) that his cousins had a new baby sister he was very concerned that we were going to get rid of his baby and replace him with a new baby. I did comfort him but it was just so sweet the way he looked at me and was so genuinely concerned that we were just going to trade Hunter in for a new baby!

And last but not least here is both the left and right of my week 12

Hope you have enjoyed seeing my week's 11 and 12. I WILL be back soon to share some more of my creations!! Thanks for stopping by =)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Another baby girl!!

Hello there lovely followers!!

Today I am sharing with you a card that I have made. I would love to take full credit for the design etc but full credit needs to go the very talented Alyce Keegan over at Kit and Clowder. She has A-MAZING colouring skills and pulls together absolutely stunning cards, some of which she offers as classes over at Arnold's Scrapbooking in Queensland, Australia. 

I have been stalking following Alyce very avidly on both her blog and her FB page so when I saw that she was selling complete card kits I was very quick to get the details!!

I actually took this card kit with me on our family holiday to Bali and though I didn't get alot of opportunity to create while I was away I did get the chance to get most of the colouring done. I fell in love with the gorgeous Tilly as soon as I saw she was released by Krista over at Saturated Canary as a rubber stamp at Little Darlings.

Without further ado, here is the card I had so much fun re-creating :) This creation will be heading to a very special friend of mine who has just had her 3rd child who happens to be a beautiful little girl!! Her 2 big brothers and her Daddy will sure have a lot on their plate looking after her!

And here is a close up of the gorgeous Tilly

And some of the gorgeous detail that was included with the kit

Oh, and on a side note, thank you to all of you that wished me all the best for the DT role I applied for but wasn't meant to be :)

Thank you as always for stopping by, please feel free to leave me some love!!