Thursday, 18 October 2012

Pan Pastels Challenge 40

I've got crafting withdrawal this week, there is just so much that I have to do, 60 years of paperwork to look through (my Uncle who recently passed away lived in the family home and hoarded receipts, bills etc for many years) it has bought to light some interesting things, like family birth certificates and the like. I didn't think I would be taking part in any challenges for the next few weeks, but I remembered that I had this card that I made a couple of weeks ago, but didn't get around to showing on the blog. It fits perfectly for the challenge on the Pan Pastel Challenge blog which this week is wedded bliss, and what says it more than a Golden Wedding card. I used Debbi Moore's Glitter and Glitz Paris CD and an 8x8 white card base for this card. I printed the backing paper onto glossy photo paper, which makes the gold effect look brighter and mounted onto some gold mirri card. The topper is printed onto matt photo paper and then placed onto the card with foam pads. I added a border and place gold coloured flat backed pearls onto it. The flowers were a cream colour which I sprayed with gold glimmer mist sprays and added some centres that I made myself using bead end caps and flat backed pearls, and the leaves are a crealie die. Lastly I added the sentiment which was printed on a laser printer and then put through the foiling machine with gold foil.

Thank you for taking the time to look, and your kind comments which are always appreciated.


Sunday, 14 October 2012

CD Sunday - Autumn Splendor

This weeks theme over on the CD Sunday blog is Autumn Splendor, and there are certainly some beautiful colours on the trees at present, with more turning daily. For my card this week I have used Linda Ravenscroft's A Touch Of Magic. I started with an 8x8 card base, and printed off the backing paper, I did reduce the opacity on the backing paper, then mounted onto some gold mirri card. I then place some brown organza ribbon around the middle of the card. Next I printed the topper which is decoupaged and again mounted onto some gold mirri card, I also added one of the verse toppers to the bottom corner. I finished by adding a bow of the same ribbon and adding some flowers from my stash, along with some fancy centres and pearls.

Unfortunately since making this card a favourite Uncle and Godfather has sadly passed away and I will not be able to continue as Guest Designer with CD Sunday at this time. At the moment I am travelling to London and back almost daily along with my Sister, we are both executors of his estate and have quite a lot of sorting to do.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, and you kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue x

Sunday, 7 October 2012

CD Sunday - Christmas

 The lovely ladies over on the CD Sunday Challenge blog have very kindly invited me back to be Guest Designer for October, and as it is the first Sunday of the month they have a sponsor. This month it's Caroline Rawcliffe, of Carolines Digistamps ( if you click on the logo it will take you to her shop) and Caroline has very kindly give the design team a digi kit to play with, the theme this week is Christmas.

I had great fun playing with the digi kit, which can be used perfectly in either MCS or Craft Artist. There were lots of backgrounds, images and embellishments to play with, but it the end I settled for this silhouette of a robin. I added snowflake corners and stars around the image.

The great thing about this card is, that with the rise in postage cost this year, I could make it completely flat, just adding a little shadow to give it some dimension. I also created an insert to match and an envelope.

Thank you for taking the time to look, and you kind comments which are always appreciated.


Friday, 5 October 2012

Thomas Kinkade Christmas

The new challenge over on My Time To Craft this time is Winter. I had to make a card for someone who has asked for Thomas Kinkade, as the people who are to receive it are great Kinkade fans. There's plenty of snow on this image so it more that qualifies for the winter challenge. I started this card with an 8x8 cream card base, and I printed the topper and backing paper from the Thomas Kinkade CD from Joanna Sheen. The backing paper and topper are both mounted onto gold mirri card, and the sentiment was computer generated. After placing the backing paper onto the card I mounted both the topper and sentiment using foam pads. Finally I added a poinsettia cut using a Marianne die and leaves from a Crealie die.

Thank you for taking the time to look, and you kind comments which are always appreciated.


Thursday, 4 October 2012

CD Sunday - Tea Time

This week the challenge over on the CD Sunday blog is Tea Time, and this week I've used Crafter's Companion Moorheads. I love this image of two friends sitting down and having tea and cake, and a good natter, even the cat is there waiting for a saucer of milk. The topper for this came from the card companions section on the CD, which included the sentiment and flowers for embellishment. I cut out what I wanted for the card from this to start with and picked a co-ordinating piece of card for the matting. I then printed a backing paper from the co-ordinating section and using a 6x6 white card base matted and layered the backing paper. With another piece of the co-ordinating card I used a Martha Stewart punch and punched down both sides if the card, then taking a piece of white card I made another piece slightly smaller and layered across the middle of the card with some organza ribbon wrapped around it. I layered the sentiment onto the same two colours of card and popped onto the top corner. I placed the topper onto foam pads and put this to one side in the middle. I added a matching bow to the ribbon, some leaves cut using a crealie die, and flowers that were cut from the companions sheet. Finally I added some flat backed pearls to the centres of the flowers and also to two of the corners.

Thank you for taking the time to look, and your kind comments that are always appreciated.


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Pan Pastel Challenge 38 - All About The Sentiment

This week the challenge on the Pan Pastel blog is All About The Sentiment, it was a good excuse for me to use my favourite sentiment from Chocolate Baroque, from the Loving Sentiments stamp sheet. This sentiment is useful for many occasions and I've used it many times. For this card I started with a plain white oval of card, and the coloured it with Dairylide Yellow and Orange pan pastels. The frame was cut out using Elegant Edges cricut cartridge and coloured with the same two colours as the oval, but then I went around the inside of the cut edge and the outside with Burnt Sienna. I went over the petals of the flowers with the yellow and orange pan pastels and added brads to the middles these were coloured to match using an orange pro marker, the leaves are from a Crealies die. The backing paper is from the Butterfly Bliss CD by Artylicious, also available from Chocolate Baroque. Finally before putting the card together I went around the outside edges of the card base with the Orange pan pastel.

Thank you for taking the time to look, and you kind comments which are always appreciated.