This week at Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes!! We are sponsored this week by Meljen’s Designs and I have used the adorable Sleepy Time Bear on my card. I fussy cut the little critter out and put her resting on a ribbon in the die cut window of my card. Its hard to see in the photo but her arm, leg and hat hang off the edge of the ribbon very realisticaly.
Make sure you head over to the blog to check out the rest of the design teams fantastic creations and get link up your anything goes project – just make sure you include a sentiment on them!!
Busy bee, thats me this week. We have been doing up the hall, stairs & landing in the house and it seems to be taking every moment of our holiday from work this week. I have been exhausted at the end of each day and my hands have been so sore from painting that I have not gone into my craft room much at all! However this morning I got up a bit earlier and decided to play along with the sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Designs. The sketch is fantastic and I couldn’t wait to try it out. Here is my quick card….
I used the Grunge set for the background, Sentiment frames set for the sentiment and frame and Heartsong for the butterfly. I used a pale purple circle die cut from my scrap pile and a purple strip of card also from the scrap pile, so it was a nice quick and simple card and I enjoyed making it. It was straight back to the grindstone in the hall after this one :/ The plumber is coming tomorrow to install my beautiful new radiator, then we can put the floor back down and start finishing up on it all, phew!
PS: It was a great morning this morning to discover two of my projects had been featured in two different places – The Graphics Fairy DIY and Scrap Mix - thanks guys
This week at Sentimental Sundays we want to see your creations focusing on the Sentiment! The prize for this challenge will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from theRaindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. If you like the weekly freebies offered here, please visit the store to see even more! They also offer custom digital designs at an affordable price with tutorials on how to use them.
This week my project is a altered photo frame, and instead of framing a photo I framed a lovely sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs Family Sentiments set.
The sentiment is actually printed on a light blue card, but with the glass in front of it for some reason it came out looking white! Here is a quick before shot (I had started painting before I remembered to photo it!
Make sure to head on over to the Sentimental Sunday blog to check out the DT’s work and show us your work too!
This week at Sentimental Sundays we want you to go green – using the colour or recycling! The prize for this challenge will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from theRaindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. If you like the weekly freebies offered at Sentimental Sundays, please visit the store to see even more! They also offer custom digital designs at an affordable price with tutorials on how to use them.
I used a sentiment from the Inspirational Sentiments set from Raindrop Echo Designs over at Whimsy Stamps. I love how it tied in with the paper I managed to dig out of my stash! I used a kraft card base made from recycled paper. I also got to try out my new crop-a-dile on the sentiment and use some recycled packaging to tie it on to the card with.
Make sure you head on over to Sentimental Sundays to check out the amazing work from the rest of the design team and to show us your creation too!!
This is my first Design Team post for PaperPlay challenges, so firstly hi to everyone! This week’s challenge on Paperplay is to “Get Sentimental”.
We are very kindly sponsored by Create with TLC this week with a $10 Store voucher up for grabs! I used two wonderful digital freebies from TLC to create my card. The first was the wonderful sentiment and then naturally the pear image!
I created a file in Microsoft Word that was the size that I wanted to mount onto my Kraft card base. I then added the image of the pear and the sentiment where I wanted them. I printed this onto white card stock. When it was fully dry I used my distress inks to colour it – old paper for the background and bundled sage for the pear. I finished it off with some green sprinkles for a bit of bling. I kept it all really simple as I wanted the image and sentiment to be the real focus of the card.
Head on over to the Paperplay blog and check out the rest of the amazing design teams work – and of course share your entry with us!!
The challenge over at Annabelle Stamps is to say it in chocolate, blue and pink. I am back working on my scraps pile again and luckily there was some chocolate card stock and a scrap of blue . I even had a pre cut pink butterfly too!! I used one of the sentiments from the Annabelle ‘All things grow’ set and added two sprinkles to the butterfly to add some bling. Now if you excuse me, all this mention of chocolate has me wanting to go and have some!!
The last few days the projects I have put up here have been using my paper scraps. I have been making a real effort to use up scraps before cutting into new paper. It is almost a new years resolution ;p This is yet another quick and simple project to use up some more scraps. I seem to have made book markers for everyone but myself, so it was about time! I love the blues in these papers. I really love the sentiment on this too, I love its meaning and I love all things Douglas Adams! The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs over at Whimsy stamps and can be found here. Looking at the photo on this the blue on the sentiment came out a lot more blue than the dp. Hmmmm. I used my new light box to take the picture and think I need to practice a bit more with it!!
PS: If you want a chance to win some Raindrop Echo sentiments check out the latest challenge here – celebrate friendship!
I had a bad crafting evening yesterday. I sat down with one project in mind to make. It wouldn’t quite come out right and then I kept getting distracted by other ideas that all wanted out at once. Instead of writing them down or sketching them out I started on a few of them. Simultaneously. Not a good idea, my desk looks like a hurricane has hit it. I made 3 cards, started another 2 and sketched out a gazillion things I want to make. Now if the time fairy can come along and give me extra time to fit the making of them all in it would be superb!
Anyway, I really liked this Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps sentiment. I liked it so much I wanted it to be the focal point of a clean and simple-ish card. Its one of the cards that wasnt really working out for me. I keep looking at it thinking it needs more. But what? Ideas on a postcard please!!
This was made following the layout over at Clean and Simple. I used Bazil blue card stock as the base and repeatedly stamped a paisley print image onto white card. I photo matted this onto black paper. Added a sentiment using foam dots to pop it up, I dont know if that shows in the photo. About 15mins and very inky fingers (and desk?!) later and it was done. I do love clean and simple cards!!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects
Tags: card making, cards, challenge, clean, craft, fingers, foam, ink, layout, mat, paisley, photo, sentiment, simple
This was made for challenge 95 over at clean and simple stamping. I silver glimmer misted some white card stock and stamped the scalloped boarder. I then mounted this on a card made of black card stock. The bird image is a digi I picked up as a freebie somewhere, I just cant remember where at the moment though The sentiment and flower were stamped and the flower accented with a little flower pearl. Flower ribbon at the bottom and presto, done. I am really liking black & white cards at the moment!!
Categories: crafts, Flowers/Plants, Nature, Objects
Tags: bird, black and white, black cardstock, boarder, clean, flower, glimmer mist, pearl, ribbon, scalloped, sentiment, simple, stamp, white cardstock