After my not following the rules for The Colour Tree Challenge I decided to have another go. I also have no excuses for not having a go at the Spring Planter Box tutorial Bronwyn kindly gave all participants from Challenge #1.
This will be given to a friend who had a birthday last week – late I know but we wont see each other til next week so all OK.
I have used the correct colours this time for the challenge at TCTC #4 here
Instead of stamping with the hardwood stamp set I inked up my Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder with crumb cake ink (an allowable neutral I think) and embossed the pieces. I also substituted in Sizzlits Little leaves die which I used to make the leaves from Pool Party Cardstock. I created the flowers on calypso coral and daffodil delight cardstock with calypso coral marker and daffodil delight ink. I used SU Petite Petals and SU Flower shop stamp sets. I created the little Happy Birthday tag using SU Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set stamped in tip top taupe and die cut with Tag and Labels Framelits on very vanilla cardstock. The twine is white Baker’s twin. I die cut the butterflies using Bold Butterflies Framelits.
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Today I am sharing a card I have made for my Gran’s Birthday which is in a couple of weeks.
I am linking up to the May challenge at Scrapbook Boutique here.
This is the perfect inspiration for a card for Gran. She loves butterflies and I think they are pretty great too.
Challenge #45 at Scribble and Scrap here
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 311 – Bugs and Butterflies here
Here is my card
I started by inking my Tim Holtz embossing folder with SU brown sugar ink and embossing SU Kraft cardstock. Next I stamped a couple of images from Papersmooches Botanicals 1 & 2 with SU Old Olive ink using second generation stamping to get variations in colour onto SU Very Vanilla cardstock. I die cut this with Lifestyle crafts nesting circles and a base in green from my scraps using the same set of dies. I die cut butterflies from glimmer gold paper (not sure where I got this from and it lighter than normal cardstock) using SU Butterflies thinlits and SU embosslits Beautiful wings. I layered all this onto my card front along with a scrap of twill ribbon and a die cut Mpress Birdcage cut from off white glimmery paper. To finish off I added a few sequins I picked up from Trimmings and Remnants.
Here is a closer pic. I used my phone for the pics today.
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Sorry couldn’t help that.
This weeks challenge at the Lollipop Ladies is Pirate Lollipops and water.
I made this card using a digi image from http://madamebogg.blogspot.com.au/ coloured with markers along with stamps from Hero Arts and My Cute Stamps. Plus Heidi Grace patterned paper, cardstock from my stash and Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder.
I tore the cardstock and layered before stamping my images onto the underwater scene. I stamped the shells and star fish onto scraps and cut out before adding to the water. The Pirate is standing on a piece of embossed woodgrain cardstock – like a part of a ship or a jetty. The sun is stamped and a punched circle added for the centre.
I was having fun so I made a second card.
Using PTI Tremendous Treats, My Cute Stamps – Fishy Fun and AnnaBelle Stamps Boy’s Party images. I have coloured the pirate with alcohol markers and Tim Holtz black soot. I added some sparkle to my pirate with some glitter on his skull and cross. I layered by using circle punches and popped up with foam tabs. The little boats are coloured with SU markers before being hand cut.
I am linking up to these challenges
Twisted Tuesday Challenges –
– at least 7 embellishments – my first card has 4 shells + 3 star fish = 7 embellishments
Make a splash – water
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I used Kaisercraft, SU(hope that passes the challenge rules – I needed a tree branch!) and TGF stamps to create this card. I paper pierced the bird house and the birds. I also embossed the birdhouse – it doesn’t show up so well in the pic – maybe I should do that photography course? I think Miss 7 has “borrowed” my heart punch because I can’t find it anywhere! It took me ages a few weeks ago just to find the stapler she had “borrowed” from the study.
I am entering this card into the Stamp Spot October challenge.
Just thought I’d share a pic of my orchid. My mum had a few and when she passed I kept this one. It is the first time it has flowered since I have had it.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Lovely day here in Melbourne.