Thursday, 30 June 2011

Anything But a Card

This is my last entry as Guest Designer for PaperPlay Challenge blog (sob, sob) but I will be entering the weekly challenges there from now on.  This week's challenge is to make anything but a card - wow - thinking cap time.  Don't forget to check out the other designers' work.

I don't know about you but I am always stuffing things into my diary, bills, receipts, payslips, card orders, etc, etc,  you get the idea???  So, I thought I would add a pocket to the inside of my diary to keep everything organised - why didn't I think of this in January when I started to use my new diary? 

This is not just any old pocket, oh no....  It was engineered using my Hougie Board (scoreboard) and a fab piece of music-themed card.  It came together quite quickly once I had thought it out.  White base, black mat with a part of a circle punched out , music sheet also with a part of a circle punched out of it stuck to front, assembled with double sided tape - if it falls apart it will be my own fault for not using wet glue to stick it!!!

Card (Pocket) Recipe:
  • 3 pieces of card from stash
  • Scored using a Hougie scoreboard
  • Scrap card punched with a 'Stampin Up' sprial punch

Thursday, 23 June 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Stars and Stripes

This card is so cute in person and the photo shows the card in a yellowy light (not good).  Love the 'stars & stripes' theme for this week and I can't wait to see what the design team come up with.  Check out the PaperPlay Challenges blog here.

Very quick card to make once I had chosen my papers.  It's without a sentiment for the moment so it's going in my 'all occasions'  box - until I need to use the card.

Card Recipe:
  • White scalloped card blank from stash
  • My 'stripes' are three pieces of card/paper in red white and blue. The red and blue papers are from a Prima Marketing paper stack called 'Reflections'
  • I die cut two white stars using Papertrey Ink dies.  
  • The Forever Friends bear is actually a picture cut from a piece of wrapping paper. 
 Thanks for looking  x x x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - At the Beach

(Edited to add: I'm such a fool.....  I had a little bit written about the card last night and scheduled the post for 9am this morning......and forgot to add a picture of the card!!!!!)

It's Beach weather here at the moment - but it's not due to last - boo hoo... 

The card I made this week for PaperPlay Challenges' theme 'At the Beach' is aimed at adults relaxing at the beach in 'grown-up' deck-chairs.  The texture of the glitter on the cards is so 'like' sand that I had to use them to make a CAS card.

I will have this card ready in my 'all occasion' stash and can add a sentiment when I need to use it: Relax, It's your Birthday, or Thinking of You, or a Retirement card - very versatile.

Card Recipe:
  • White card blank from stash
  • Both papers are from the same paper stack by First Edition Paper called 'Desert Blooms' - aptly named
  • Deckchair stamp is by Lockhart Stamp Co

Thursday, 9 June 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Fa\ther's Day/Man's Card

First stepper card I've cut using a scoreboard and not one wrong cut or fold.  I have had these digi images for a while now - strong man is by JustInklined and the tool bench is by DigiSparkle.  The card is for this week's PaperPlay challenge, create a card for a man or Father's Day.  Check out the fab DT samples (I'm Guest Designer for June).

Card Recipe:
  • White base card from stash, folded to make a side-stepper card
  • Backing papers are scraps from stash
  • Digi images by JustInklined and DigiSparkle(shop now closed for business)
  • Letters cut from a Tim Holtz Sizzix alpha die called 'Vintage Market'


Monday, 6 June 2011

Mojo Monday - On Ice

Another fab sketch at Mojo Monday this week - Sketch # 194 and it's also a contest week because it's the first week of the month.  Originally I was going to make a man's card because of the colours I chose but I reached for a Papertrey Ink set called 'On Ice' that had never seen light of day or ink!!!  Very happy with the result.
I am also entering the card into the fortnightly challenge over at 'A Passion for Papertrey' challenge blog.  They have a recipe for 3 colours plus a neutral, a ribbon (I used a strand of wool) and two buttons.

Card Recipe:
  • Card blank and scraps from stash
  • Main image is a Papertrey Ink die and stamp to match called 'On Ice' - sentiment is from the same set
  • Circle cut from a Nestabilities die
  • Scallop border is cut using the Tonic punch border system


Thursday, 2 June 2011

Sunshine on Paper

Are there still funny things going on with Blogger?  This photo looks stretched width-ways and I cannot stand the look of stretched pics!!!

To continue.....  I was Guest Designer on PaperPlay Challenges for the month of May (yay!) and the lovely Sandie asked me to continue for the month of June (double yay!!) - Sandie it's an honour, thank you.   This is week 22 over at PaperPlay Challenges and it's a colour challenge - Summer Citrus Splash.

On  to the card details:  made using scraps and an image and sentiment that I had stamped and coloured a couple of months ago and hadn't used.  The only thing I had to do was trim the scraps into shape and cut the white border and the card was ready.  I felt that the card didn't need my usual ribbon bow and I am very happy with the result!!

Card Recipe:
  • Card made from white 300gsm card stock in stash
  • White 'banner effect' cut using the Tonic border cutting system
  • Image is a Heather Ellis download from her Pure Innocence range
  • Circle sentiment is a Lili of the Valley clear stamp