19 October 2012

Rebecca's 18th

All our nephews and nieces are growing up far too's scary, I still only feel 18 myself!  So it was our lovely Becky's 18th birthday a couple of weeks ago, which gave me an excuse (not that I need one) to get in the craft room and do a special card :-)
This one is a white scalloped edge 8 x 8 card blank.  The blue backing paper is from my Kanban stash, and it was distressed & stitched onto black card.  The other three papers were from my scraps draw (never throw anything away) which also got distressed and stitched onto black card.  The topper is from the Kanban Steampunk collection...........which I love!  The metal embellishment is from some jewellery bits & bobs that I have. I just made some little dangly's with some beads and then stamped one of the kanban steampunk designs onto shrink plastic, coloured it (with Promarkers), shrunk it and hung it on!!  The card was then finished off with a sentiment, sticky pearls and a lovely bow!  :-)

For the first time ever, I thought I would have a go at decorating the inside of a card, instead of just using a paper insert!  When I'd done it, I said to myself......................................."why have you not done this before? I love it!!"  I just took two pieces of paper from my 12 x 12 stash that matched the colour scheme, distressed the edges and randomly stamped the steampunk image onto it.  The cobweb corners are one of my yummy "Cheery Lynne" dies and lastly, the scalloped oval for writing my message on was cut using my Cricut machine (Elegant Edges).  There you have, job done..................................... and she thought it was "awesome" .......I think that makes me "Cool Auntie Debs"  ;-)

4 October 2012

My Whimsical Creations!!

I can't believe it's been nearly two months since I last updated my blog!!  I've been so mega busy it's untrue............where does the time go (if anyone does find it, please return it to me)?  Good to be back in blogland though, so onwards and upwards!
My crafty offering for today is two pictures that I made to hang up in our hallway downstairs!!  Most of my cards get posted out to relatives & friends or get sold.  So I thought that I would like to create a few things to actually "keep" instead of give away!
The first one is A4 in size and backed with plain white cardstock.
Matted onto that are two different patterned cardstock from my 12x12 DCWV stash!  The backing paper at the front is from one of my First Edition 6x6 pads, they have all been distressed around the edges and stitched (I'm really into stitching at the moment)!!  The lace started it's life white, but I just coloured it with my promarkers to match the scheme.  Also coloured with my promarkers is the cute little image called "Lets Make A Picnic" from The Paper Shelter.  As always, some lovely embellishments always finish a project off nicely.......... I chose paper flowers from WOC and some butterfly die cuts from my new stash of Cheery Lynne Dies ( I love those dies, they're amazing).  These were all inked lightly with my distress inks, then some sticky gems added as little butterfly trails!!
My second picture is also backed onto white A4 cardstock and the backing papers and card are once again from the same 12x12 DCWV pad, which have been distressed and stitched around the edges!
The digi stamp is again from The Paper Shelter and she is called The Sweet Gardener, coloured as per usual with my promarkers!  The scalloped circle was cut with my Cricut machine then inked.  More paper flowers, sticky gems, butterfly and flourish Cheery Lynne die cuts and a spider web bow to finish off!! :-)  All I need to do now is find some frames for them and get the husband to hang them up!