Popping in today to share a few finished projects and some WIP./plans.
Popping in today to share a few finished projects and some WIP./plans.
I think I may be cutting this a little fine.
Today I have a card to share for the Scrapbookboutique July Mood Board Challenge here
For me the inspiration was the colour and the girl in the bottom right.
I used a Julie Nutting image and coloured with alcohol markers. She has a decent amount of wink of stella on her shoes, hair piece and belt. I just couldn’t get a pic of those this morning. I layered the image with various punches.
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For some reason my birthdays seem to come in batches!
This week we have 3 birthdays over 2 days.
Starting yesterday with Ms 16’s Boyfriend’s 16th birthday – yes she is older by 5 or 6 weeks!
He likes Star Wars – so much that he couldn’t wait until Christmas for his gift (a star wars t shirt & bag) because he wanted to wear it to the midnight screening of the new movie.
So after lots of googling this is what we decided on. We were inspired by this card here.
Some punch art with a simple stamped greeting from The Paper company Birthday stamp set. The whole darth vader image is popped up with foam tape.
I am linking this to the current challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters here – something old, something new
All the punches used are old, as is the stamp set – the new are enamel dots.
Two more Birthdays today
Today is a double birthday – my friend’s daughter is 16 and Mr M turns 18.
Mr M is a huge Marvel Avengers fan along with Dr Who and Star Wars. As I made the Darth Vader card for Ms S’s boyfriend and I have made him a Dr who inspired card here and here in the past it was time for a Marvel inspired card. Again lots of googling!
I used A4 cardstock and cut to 10.5 cm and scored at 10.5 cm intervals to create a concertina card and added additional “pages” until I had the number I needed.
This is the inside of the card
left to right
Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Iron man and the Black Widow (my version needs a little work she needs to be a little slimmer!)
I am linking this card up to the challenge at the Male Room here
To make the card front I used SU – Number of Years stamp and die set along with PTI Birthday Bash stamp set stamped with SU Real Red and Night of Navy ink and cardstock. I cut the numbers from fun foam to help raise them off the card front – this is so much easier than using multiple layers of cardstock. I have used lots of punches and dies to create the characters within the card. Some of these didn’t come out as expected, I am just going with it! I know the green arrow is missing and also hawk eye – maybe another time?
Ms 11 has put in a request for a card like this for her next birthday with little pet shop as the theme – in December!
and the final card for today
Once again I have used the SU Number of Years stamp set and die and used fun foam die cut to add dimension. I also used Inspired by stamping spring lilacs ribbon collection. Colours are SU very vanilla, perfect plum, so saffron and early espresso stamped off onto scrap first as I thought it may be too dark for this card.
I am linking this card up to the challenge at The Colour Tree here
This is the quilt I made for my friend’s daughter
Another disappearing nine patch. Quilted in the ditch around the 1/4 squares of the original nine patch. Quilt measures 130 cm x 160 cm . It consists of 8 fabrics cut into 180 5″ squares in the blocks plus backing fabric (plain white) and black cotton binding fabric. When I decided to make this quilt her colour preference was mauve and a French theme. I have spent a few months collecting the fabrics, who knew mauve wasn’t such a “big” colour and “French theme” isn’t so big either. I can bet next time I go into a fabric store both those themes will be everywhere. One of the fabrics has French words, the Eiffel Tower, lace and other images and is also mauve so that had to be included. I’m hoping her taste hasn’t changed significantly and she will use this for a few years.
Sorry for such a mammoth post
Thanks for hanging in til the end
Until next time
Hope your week is going well.
There is a Pajama Party on at Waltzing Mouse Stamps
I took this sketch and flipped it so the circles are on the right side of the image
I am also linking to the challenge at Muse
This is an attempt for me to use some of the patterned paper I have collected.
Thank you Therese for the inspiration.
Before I started I consulted Ms 9 on which image she liked best and colours to use.
She chose the elephant from WMS Half Pint Heroines which I stamped onto blending cs with memento tuxedo black and coloured with alcohol markers. I chose some patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Mini deck Baby Jane to create the card front and banners. I added SU Pool Party ribbon. The sentiment chosen by Ms 9 is from the same set again stamped with memento tuxedo black and popped up with foam tabs. I used a 1 1/4″ circle punch and layered into on Artisan label punch. The banners are a mix of free hand cut and the SU Banner punch. After playing with buttons and paper flowers I settled on hearts punched from the patterned paper with SU itty Bitty Accents heart punch and finished with some glossy accents.
Today I’ve booked tickets to the girl’s dance concert in November then I joined a relatively new group of friends at the local library for 2 hours of crafty time. These ladies are so inspiring. I am in awe of one lady who is 95 hand stitches beautifully, doesn’t wear glasses and is more mobile than some half her age. I wish she would share her secret 🙂 We come together in the middle of the library for 2 hours (or whatever we can spare) and do a crafty project with a cuppa and a chat. Some are making hand stitched quilts, one lady makes envelopes freehand, some crochet and some knit. Today I started a doll from Knitted Babes – Claire Garland. Here is a link to the ravelry page
Some have been creating for a long time others are new and come to learn. Miss 9 had so much fun coming with me in the recent school holidays I have to take her crafty projects for show and tell so the group can see what she has been creating.
Until next time
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Smarties with the extra challenge of using a die or punch.
This is the challenge at the Lollipop Ladies this fortnight.
I made this card
I used American Craft orange card stock along with the sentiment from Annabelle stamps Lil Monster’s Balloon rounded with a punch and layered onto Annabelle stamps die. The “smarties” are sequins. I purchased a lunch bag full from a local trimming and remnant shop a little while back.
While I had the sequins out I made this too
I punched the balloon using a 1 1/4″ circle punch. The sentiment is from Stampin UP! Sweet Essentials and I hand drew the balloon string. I was going to use twine Miss A insisted that I draw it. I glued the sequins to the card front and added the top layer with foam tabs to pop it up.
Off to a Pink Ribbon Fundraising luncheon now. Looking forward to a great afternoon for a great cause.
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Happy Sunday everyone.
Sharing a couple of cards.
This first card I made using Flourishes Kids at Play and Annabelle Stamps Sentimental Bluebells “Happy Birthday” Sentiment.
I started this card with a black card front. I cut the patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Social Club just short of the amount I needed so I could trim and have my two black lines showing through. I then stamped my image using Versa fine Onyx Black on SBB kraft cardstock. I then used my distressing tool to sponge various inks onto my background. The sentiment was stamped onto a die cut scallop which I taped to the side of my image. Before I attached my image to the card front with foam tabs I felt it needed a little brightening up so I added some red cardstock from my scraps stash. I am linnking this upto the following challenges.
(I turned this sketch to the side)
My second card uses Flourishes Kids at Play and the sentiment is from Call me also by Flourishes stamped in SU Crumb Cake ink. I have CAS(E) this card from http://flourishes.org/2013/06/focus-on-the-beach-and-more-about-silke/
This is the original
For my card I have used SBB Kraft Cardstock, October Afternoon Farmhouse 8 x 8 pad along with Kaisercraft lace, Sizzix SU stripe embossing folder, Annabelle Stamps Natural Hemp Dienamics Rolled rose and CC Designs Leafy Branch dies. The button, ribbon, pearls and yellow cardstock are from my stash.
I am linking this card up to Flourishes Case Silke
Vintage + Lace
Thanks for stopping and taking a peek. I enjoy reading the comments you leave.
Hope the rest of your weekend is great.
A busy week(end) for us.
Miss 12 is now Miss 13 and these are the cake toppers for her party on Saturday night.
I used ABS stamps, the new ABS digi paper and the back was plain card stock. I posted a pic of her birthday card a few days ago – so if you missed it scroll down.
She celebrated with about 15 girls at home with pizza.
And Miss 7 is Miss 8 today these are the cake toppers for her party on Sunday and she celebrated with 14 girls and some party pies, chips and other party food.
I used PTI tiny birthday treats and cardstock.
I used ABS Tomorrow’s Dream for her card coloured with markers before being cut out along with MSS Simple Salutations, Creativ ABC and PTI Heart-2-Heart #2 for the balloon. I also used paper from Jillibean Soup and MFT die.
Now don’t think it’s all over – later in the week Miss 16 will be Miss 17 – so I will be back later in the week to share her card.
Thanks for visiting and taking time to leave such lovely comments.
and frommycraftroom who said…
I love the background sets. Thanks for the chance.
And with that I won all this! Way back in October – been waiting patiently for the postie.
(this one was out of stock when my prize was shipped – so still waiting on that one)
I used Country Charm and Happy Harvest in this card I have made for a friend’s birthday. I am linking this upto the Tuesday Trigger Challenge at Moxie Fab World. I have been very literal in my interpretation. I also used a couple of new sets (for me) from AnnaBelle Stamps – BBD3 and Garden Silhouettes. A few months ago I won the monthly challenge at AnnaBelle Community so I put that towards these sets (and a few other things!).
Sorry such a long post today. Must get moving I have four more birthday cards to make, some Chrissy cards, some treat bags to decorate and wrap pass the parcel.
If your in Melbourne (or close to it) I hope you are staying cool.
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Just realized I have been rather absent this last week. Sorry. Been a very busy week with dance dress rehersals, some fund raising, shopping (3 girls have birthdays soon) and final week of school for Miss 16 – they stagger stop from now until 21st December. We finally had the dance concert – all went well all 3 girls did a great job.
We finished the week with another 13th birthday party and a 50th. I made this card for the 50th and am going to enter it into JAI challenge and The Play date cafe challenge.
I used Stampin UP! card stock, SU Happy You and SU markers.
Hope you have had a great weekend.