Easter Bliss

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Moon Mermaid

This is another image from Selina Fenech. It's available as a decoupage download from her shop.  I would like to enter this card in  Challenge # 2 at Emma's Hints, Tips and Crafty Inspiration   The theme is Ribbons and Bows.
I'd also like to enter this card in the Ribbons Galore Challenge at LEJ Designs.

I started with an 8"x8" blank and inked the edges by blending Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. I then layered with silver mirri card. I made the backing paper by cropping a section of the image in MCS and enlarging it. I also created the sentiment in MCS. I coloured die cut branches from the MCS Quintessential Country Garden paper pack in dark green and arranged them to look like seaweed. The flowers are from the same pack. The decoupaged image of the beautiful mermaid has been matted onto silver mirri.

I hunted around in my extensive stash of ribbons for colours I thought would compliment the image. I twisted the thin ones whilst sticking them down. The intention was for them to also represent seaweed. Two bows hide the ends.

I also placed three strands of wired ribbon behind the sentiment. I finished with a few dots of Cosmic Shimmer in black and pearl on the flowers, in corners and in the mermaid's hair.

Sunday 27 May 2012

Polka Doodles 3rd Birthday

This card has been made using a digi image and papers from Candy Doodles Collectors Edition by Polkadoodles. It has been designed as a birthday card for a young girl and I think it fit's the bill perfectly to enter into the Polkadoodles challenge to celebrate their 3rd birthday.  Find the details to enter here:  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/happy-birthday-to-us.html

I cut my 8"x8" base card with the largest Spellbinders scalloped circle, leaving the card still joined at the crease. I then cut another large circle from white card to go on the front, plus a smaller one for the bottom right, so the card wouldn't roll. I coloured them with Distress Ink Spun Sugar. I printed the image onto super smooth and die cut that before colouring with Promarkers and shading the edges with Spun Sugar.
I cut three more scalloped circles from backing papers on the CD. Two for the main card and a small one for the extra circle. Before sticking the large base circle onto the card I glued three pieces of twill onto the left side that I'd coloured with Promarkers. I did the same on the inside right and hid the workings.

I cut out a sentiment and some butterflies using Marianne and Memory Box dies. I then cut the number 3 twice, from green foam and pink foam, and layered them before placing on the small circle.
I'd just like to wish a very Happy 3rd Birthday to Polkadoodles. Looking forward to many more x

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Monochrome Anniversary

This is the card I made for my husband for our recent Wedding Anniversary. I had an image and colour scheme in mind so set about going through my CDs until I found what I wanted.

I started with a full length image of a couple on MCS's Simply Silhouettes and cropped it as I only wanted a close-up. While in MCS I typed up the sentiment and then created the black and white background paper with which I covered an 8"x8" card blank. The black hearts paper was from C&C a few years ago, I simply printed it off and ran it through my GC. I used the same shape to die cut the image, sentiment and some black card, for matting.
I coloured some flowers in black and layered with white ones, then topped with Candi. The leaf flourish is from Cheery Lynn and the polka dot ribbon from my stash.
I'd like to enter this card in the Monochrome challenge for That Craft Place at  http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/monochromatic.html

Sunday 20 May 2012

Monochrome Steampunk Lady

I used one of the female stamps from Kanban's Jasper set to make this card. It is a match for Monochrome Jasper. This is a birthday card for my Mother in Law. I usually make matching cards for my in-laws as their birthdays are only a week apart. This card is also being entered in Emma's Crafty Challenge #4 at http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge_06.html as the theme is Monochrome.

I started by covering an 8"x8" card blank with silver mirri. For the background I used some free stamps from a magazine called Cardmaking in Easy Steps to create a pattern on a sheet of Super Smooth, then inked it up with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I stamped the dress with Memento's London Fog and coloured it with Promarkers, sticking to pale shades of blue. I used a Spellbinder to cut the image out and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass.

I used Tumbled Glass to ink a length of lace before tying in a bow and adding a heart shaped button and thread. I also inked some die cut flowers and the sentiment piece. The scroll is from Memory Box and the stork scissors are a Marianne die. I'm pleased with the soft and delicate look of this card as I wanted a complete contrast to the darker Monochrome Jasper. They look lovely side by side.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Monochrome Jasper

I made this card for my Father in Law's birthday using the Jasper stamp from Kanban. I wanted to produce a monochrome card for this month's challenge for Emma's Crafty Challenge at
http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge_06.html and thought my idea for the birthday card would fit the bill.

I started with an 8"x8" base and covered the front with silver mirri. I created the backing paper by inking a sheet of super smooth with Memento London Fog and stamping elements from the Jasper stamp set. I trimmed it and fixed it to the card.

I stamped Jasper in London Fog and used grey and black Promarkers to "colour" him. I embellished the card with die cut cogs from Donna Salazar and some twill I coloured black. The silver buttons and black faux brads are waste from the cogs.

Thursday 10 May 2012

The Griffin Caller

This is a birthday card I made using a Jem's Designs CD called Underworld. Despite it's dark name, there are some stunning and beautiful images on the CD. This one is called The Griffin Caller.

I chose the box lid image from the CD for the main topper of this card and the A5 topper as the secondary. I started with an 8"x8" card blank and covered the front with silver mirri card. I then layered the matching backing paper.
I shrank both toppers and added the Happy Birthday sentiment to the box lid in MCS.  I matted both toppers on silver mirri and positioned on the card.

I used a Cheery Lynn leaf flourish die and coloured some flowers with a black and a metallic silver Promarker. Finally, I added some Card Candi to the flowers and the corner of the card.