Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Me to You Birthday Card

I wanted to make a birthday card for a young girl and decided to use the Me to You papers which were a magazine freebie.   I have also entered the card into this week's Less is More challenge to make a card for a baby or child.

I attached a strip of patterned paper to a piece of purple card and then tied a lilac spot ribbon around the bottom.   This was then attached to the left of a white square card blank.   I used foam pads to attach a teddy chipboard to the patterned paper.   To finish the card, I attached a small dragonfly to the bottom of the card.

Kath x

Monday, 21 May 2012

Floral Inchies

I made some floral inchies for a swap - this was to make four inchies with the theme of 'flowers'.

I cut four one inch squares from a scrap of green card.  I then stamped a large flower onto pink rose paper from Raspberry Road Designs - the stamp is from Hobby Art's 'Anna's Collection - Special Wishes' set.  I cut around the edge of the flower and cut it into quarters - these were then attached to each of the green squares.  I then used a Sakura gold metallic gelly roll pen to make dots on the flower stamens.  I attached all four squares to a larger square of white card before sending my swap, so it's ready to be placed onto a card.

Kath x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Baby Girl Gift Cot

I've just finished making the first item for my 3D unit of the Certificate in Papercrafts - a baby girl gift cot.

I used a template available to students of the Craft Qualification Centre and printed it onto Centura Pearl card.  I covered the ends of the cot with pink flower paper from a Fizzy Moon paper pack and I coloured the inside of the cot with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink pad to co-ordinate with the flower paper.  I inked the edges of the cot shape with the Orchid ink pad - this not only covered the white edges but will also draw the eye away from any less than perfect cutting!  I used Fizzy Moon toppers and glitter ribbon to decorate the cot and also added two small lemon brads to the ribbon.

The box section was covered in lemon/pink spot paper and then assembled following the instructions with the template.  I used a lemon brad as a handle for the drawer.   This was then attached to the cot sides.  I used lemon/pink flower paper from the same Fizzy Moon paper pad as a 'blanket' on the cot and cut the edges with Fiskars Victorian paper edgers.

Kath x

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Just wanted to say ...

I enjoyed making my One Layer Card, so I've made another one to submit to the Less is More Challenge.  As I don't have many stamps, one of the biggest challenges was finding three stamps which worked together, but this is what I made.

I used white Centura Pearl to make my card blank.  All the stamps are Hobby Art - I used Floral Display (one of my favourite stamps) as the main image and added a sentiment from the General Greetings set and a small butterfly from Anna's Collection - Special Wishes.    I used coloured pencils to colour the flowers and butterfly so the pearlescent card showed through the images.

Kath x

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Less is More - Use Three Stamps

It's time to start entering challenges!   This week's challenge on Less is More is to Use Three Stamps on a One Layer Card.   This is a real challenge for me as I'm not too confident with my stamping and rarely stamp directly onto a card.

I stamped the flowers from Woodware's Floral Doodles stamp set onto a square white card blank.   The sentiment is from Woodware's Salutations stamp set and my third stamp was a small 'doodle' from the first set.   I then coloured these with Orchid, Leaf Green and Gold Promarkers.  I was pleased with the result and may submit another card before the end of the week!

Kath x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

I've passed Unit Three!

I've had a message from assessor Jackie - I've been awarded a Pass Credit for Unit Three!  This was for the Get Well Soon, Floral Doodles Woodware Challenge and Bear on Motorbike cards.

Thank you to everyone for feedback on these designs.

Kath x