Friday, 31 May 2013

Heartfelt Creations ~Gatefold Card~

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a gatefold card with you. My card follows the current challenge from The Shabby Tea Room. You are asked to create a card or project inspired by the photo USING AQUA, YELLOW and WHITE/CREAM AND INCLUDE TWINE!

This is my second card using the gatefold die set from Heartfelt Creations. To create this card, you really need to follow the video on how to create the card, as there are some difficult parts in lining up the dies. The first time I used this set, I didn't have access to wax paper. This time round I did and what a difference it makes.

The details of the die are just beautiful. My embellishments really feature on the band which slides over the card when it is closed. I used a doily punch and created a decorative edge. I attached it to a 1" strip of aqua cardstock then used some patterned paper to fill the centre. I die cut two Memory Box flourish dies the added my flowers. I tied a simple bow using twine.

The inside is quite plain. Just a few stamps to add some shabby touches.


Paper: Prima Divine paper pad, SU! whisper white, Kaisercard duck egg

Ink: Memento tuxedo black

Stamps: 7 Gypsies vintage, Autumn Leaves flourishes v2, Papercraft cling stamps

Other: Heartfelt Creations layered elegant swirl, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch, SU! border punch, Hooked on Craft flowers, Prima Belle Fleur  daisy blue harvest, Memory Box elegant scrollwork, My Minds Eye twine.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Happiest Birthday

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with my final card as a DT with Cardabilities. As always, the sketch created by Karan is amaizng.

For my design, I pulled out a Stampin' Up! stamp set which I love. I stamped the image using StazOn onto Stampin' Up! watercolour paper. I used my Stampin' Up! markers and a blender pen to colour in the image. To age the image to match my patterned paper, I used a blending tool and distress ink to go over the image.

For the other elements, I used a scallop punch to create the scallop edge to the centre panel. I used some die cuts to frame the flowers. I used a fishtail banner die to die cut the sentiment. To create the frame, I simply traced around it. The centre image plus the sentiment are attached with foam tape, to add some dimension.


Paper: Glitz Design Pretty In Pin, Stampin' Up! very vanilla and watercolour paper

Stamp: Stampin' Up! Apothecary Art

Ink: Distress Ink antique linen, StazOn jet black, Memento, Stampin' Up! markers

Other: Fiskars scallop punch, Hooked on Craft flowers, Sizzix little leaves, Memeory Box elegant scrollwork, Die-namics fishtail flags, Stampin' Up! framelits labels collection.

I hope that you'll join us at Cardabilities this week. Be sure to link back your completed cards back to Cardabilities.

I would also like to say thank you to Karan for allowing me to be part of the Cardabilities team. Be sure to see the designs from the new design team, and I'm sure you'll be blown away by their talent and creativity.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, 27 May 2013


Hello everyone! Things have been a bit quiet in my blog lately but I have been extremely busy! School reports were due (now complete- proofreading is now underway) plus I have been creating projects for a second round for a DT. I can't share those projects until I hear back. As a result of the hectic times, my body and mind are both exhausted!!! I have had a headache for about three days straight now, so making this card helped me get my mind off things and also to relax a little bit.

The card I am sharing with follows the colour combo challenge, currently at JustRite Stampers.

I pulled out an older Kaisercraft paper pad that I have which contains these colours and I started from there. I selected a labels stamp and die cut it using a Spellbinders die. I layered it with a few dies, also from Spellbinders. I used foam tape between each of the layers to add dimension. The twisted metal tags die finishes off this element, it fits in perfectly between the layers...the foam tape really helped because this isn't attached with any adhesive!

I used a Martha Stewart punch to create a horizontal border. I haven't been so accurate with my punching with this punch of late and I didn't know why. I saw on a website that if you punch through some aluminium foil that it sharpens the punch. I did this a few times and hey presto...perfect punches!

To complete my card I added some lace, ribbon, bow and some pearl flourishes. I used a Kaisercraft pearl flourish, but trimmed it to fit in the space that I wanted it to be. I also added some flowers and a trinket pin.


Paper: Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection, Stampin' Up! very vanilla, DCWV brights

Stamp: JustRite Stampers Elegant Frames

Ink: Spiced marmalade distress ink

Other: Spellbinders labels eighteen, labels twenty, fancy framed tags one, twisted metal tags and accents, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Kaisercraft pearl flourish and pearls, Prima flowers interlude and petal pins pearls, lace, ribbon, Becca's peg bow maker.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Cardabilities Sketch #75

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing with you my card that I created following the latest sketch from Cardabilities.

My sister bought me some more paper pads as a thank you gift, so I went through and pulled out a Prima collection. It had some lovely labels which I thought would be perfect for the sketch. I really liked the sentiment, so I went from there.

I cut it out and used some Memory Box dies to add some flourishes. I adjusted my sketch slightly, as I wanted all of the text to be visible. I shifted the fishtail banners slightly so I could add my finishing touches, lace, seam binding and some flowers.


Paper: Prima Madeline Collection

Other: Prima flowers, Green Tara roses and rose buds, Memory Box Amira flourish and elegant scrollwork, Stampin' Up! seam binding and lace.

I certainly hope that you can join us at Cardabilities. Remember to link your project and happy crafting!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, 5 May 2013

For The Love of Flowers

Hello everyone! Today was such a beautiful day. Week one term one completed and a sleep in accomplished, great weather to be had as well. My card today follows the latest challenge from The Shabby Tea Room.

You are asked to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS IN THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE FLOWERS, LACE & RIBBON!

I created an easel card today. I used Spellbinders grand labels twenty three as the base and front of my card. The decorative frame is by Joy Crafts. I love the details that it offers. I created a floral heart as my central focus. I die cut a heart and placed different sized flowers all over. I also made sure they had differnt tones and sizes to add interest.

For the base of the card, I used some lace, seam binding and a lovey resin heart. This helps support the front of the card to ensure it remains upright. I left the centre of this blank as  I want this card to be available for any special occasion.


Paper: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1923, Stampin' Up! very vanilla

Ink: Victorian velvet distress ink

Other: Spellbinders grand labels twenty three, classic hearts, classic scallop hearts and standard circles small, Joy Crafts vintage flourishes and square frame, Prima shabby chic treasures La Coeur, Hooked on Craft flowers, lace, seam binding, Becca's peg bow maker.

Thanks for stopping by!

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