Friday, 23 October 2015

Mini Caravan

This is something I ear-marked a while ago to make for a crafty friend (who has a caravan of course) after I saw it on Pinterest:

This is so great isn't it?

The link for it is here.

I used coastal cabana card for it like the instructions although it is now discontinued.  I still have some and thought it looked really good.

It was pretty easy actually - not as scary as it looks.
I'm pleased to report that it went down very well - I may even make some more sometime.

It uses the Curvy Keepsake die and the pictures don't show up very clearly but it has grooves on each side from the scoreboard which give a nice effect.

Other than that just some circle punches and I used the owl eye for the smallest black dots on the door handle and wheel centres.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Black and White Part 2!

Far too long between posts for various reasons, generally life getting in the way!

There is so much to share I must crack on and return to the other card I made for World Cardmaking Day:

Isn't he cute?

The background is embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder with some white star sequins added.

I saw the igloo on Pinterest and thought it was a super idea.  I embossed a circle in the Brick Wall embossing folder, cut the bottom off and punched an oval for the door!

Penguin and sentiment are stamped and die cut.

Other items used:
Snow Place stamp set
Snow Friends framelit dies
Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits
Oval Punch

Monday, 5 October 2015

Black Cat

As mentioned in my previous post our first challenge for World Cardmaking day was to make a black and white card - I made two in the end!

This is the first one:

I've used a few different products which I will list below, the black cat on the windowsill looks better in real life, I'm not a cat fan but think this is rather a nice addition to the set.

Items used:
Brick Wall embossing folder
Happy Scenes stamp set
Hearth and Home Thinlit dies
Festive Fireside Framelit dies
Neutrals sequins
Archival Basic Black ink
Window sheets

It was great to see what everyone else made too - best I save my other card for next time!

Sunday, 4 October 2015

World Cardmaking Day

Well, it has been World Cardmaking Day today and this has led to me becoming slightly distracted from some of the tasks I was meant to be doing!

Anyway, Jenny challenged us to make a black and white card by lunchtime (I'll share a better picture of this tomorrow) and then a tag or tags by 6pm.

These are the tags I made:

These ones were inspired by Pinterest again.

I've used the Festival of Trees stamp set and stamped 3 of each of the trees I've chosen, punched them, scored them in the middle and stuck them together.

I used the colours of Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.

I then used the 'to/from' stamp in the same set and cut out using a framelit from the Curvy Keepsake set, with a plain card one to match.

Gold and silver ribbon added through a punched hole and finished with some of the Bright Sequins.

I then made 3 tags using the Snow Friends set which is so cute.

Trying to stay away from the comfort zone of Christmas red and green I used the current set of in colours in various forms of ink and card.

The Scallop Tag Topper punched was used and the images cut out using the matching framelits.

The sentiment is a lovely stamp from a hostess set which matches the Washi Label punch.

These were finished with gold cording trim.

It was fun to see what everyone came up with through the day - even if I still can't see my desk!!