11 August 2012

Ice Cream Colours!

Good morning crafters!  Today I'm doing another Kenny K Challenge, I just can't help myself!!  This weeks challenge is "Ice Cream Colours" and although I am not a big fan of ice cream, I have been known to have the odd bowl of Toffee Fudge........I like fudge!
I've been itching to have a go at doing a stepper card, so I found a template that I could download from Kraftyhands, and decided to give it a go!  You can use either A4 size cardstock or an A5 card blank.............I went for the A5 card blank.

All the cardstock once again is from my Kanban stash!  It was all cut to size (which was a bit of a challenge in itself) then matt & layered onto brown pearlescent backing paper and distressed with Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo.  The image of course is from Kenny K and I couldn't resist using Troublemaker!  She was coloured with my promarkers in all the Toffee Fudge colours I could muster!!  The card was then embellished with an organza bow, sticky pearls and two punched out butterflies, then finally the sentiment was added! :-) x

9 August 2012

Mojo Monday 253

So I'm a little bit late with the Mojo Monday challenge as it's now Thursday, but better late than never.................I think!!

This card has been made for my cousin Karen, who will be celebrating her 40th birthday on 16th August! :-)  I stepped outside my comfort zone of 6x6 this time and went for an A5 instead.

All the colourful backing paper is Die Cuts With a View - Mango Frost.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Fired Brick then just matt & layered it onto pearlescent red cardstock!  The image is from my fave digi stamp site Kenny K Downloads, this one is Happy Hour!  It was coloured as usual with my promarkers and distressed, then the scalloped oval was cut using my cricut machine - Elegant Edges.  The finishing touches were some organza ribbon and a sentiment from my stash!
I think she will like it.......................even I like it, I don't want to give it away!!!! ;-) x

2 August 2012

Happy Anniversary!!

Good afternoon fellow crafters :-)  Today I share with you a card that I have made for my brother's 20th Wedding Anniversary, which is later this month!  I can't believe it's been 20 years, the memory of that day is still fresh in my mind as if it was just last week............. and yet in a few weeks, he will be a grandad for the second time!!  How time flies!

So this is an easel card with a little gift draw at the bottom, and as much as I would like to take the credit for the mechanics of this card - I can't ............... it was a template that my lovely mother in law gave to me!  Putting the card together was fairly easy, but trying to cover it with my papers and card was a different story took FOREVER!  Basically, the paper and cardstock is from First Edition which I distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.  The sentiment is from my Kanban stash which then got the Stickles treatment and all the other embellishments were just from my crafty stash.  This is one project that I'm glad to say is finished!! :-)