Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Celebrate today and everyday

Hi ya bloggers - I am loving the colour yellow lately and I see alot of paper ranges have included it in their paper releases. It is such a warm vibrant colour and I adore it with shades of blue, blue green and teal. For this card I followed the sketch from Card Patterns #130, made it into an easel card for Kaboodle Doodles, incorporated flourishes and embossing for Quirky Crafts and I am also submitting it for Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes.

here is a close up of the gorgeous sunflower from AnnaBelle Stamps 'squared posies' set and I have dry dot embossed its background.

For the ribbon I have just created 1 small and 1 large ribbon circle, sandwiched the 2 together and secured with a brad - it makes a lovely effect and is a nice change from a 'bow'.

materials - AC coffee card, Core 'dinations montego bay card; Lily Bee 'this & that' papers; AnnaBelle Stamps 'squared posies' stamps, Autumn Leaves 'elegant flourishes'; Stazon timber brown ink; Marvy pens - blender 0, dark brown 18, citrus yellow; Basic Grey 'urban prairie' brads; Provocraft dot embossing folder; 16mm yellow grossgrain trim.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cardabilities Sketch 38 - welcome

It is the end of the month and that means another sketch from Cardabilites - Karan has created this fab sketch and I for one can't wait to see what the other card designers have done with this sketch - you can view their beautiful work by checking out the Cardabilities blog.

Thought I would do a baby card for this sketch - I have these stamps from Verve and I love the little animals in them!

a close up of the elephant in a frame and my flower embellishment.

and the kites ...

... now all I need is for someone that I know to have a baby boy!

I really enjoyed making this card - my favourite part is the kites! I did however use something that is really old in the paper crafting world ... in fact I think there should be a 'crafting mueseum' and this should be in it ... do you remember the EK Success retro flower punch? ohhhh gasp is all I can hear around the world! yes you own one don't you?!!! well I used the medium one to make my flower by punching 3 of them keeping 2 the same size and the 3rd I divided into individual petals and then rearranged them to made a smaller flower. Before assembling the flower I used a broad tip embossing tool on the back to give it bit of a curl.

I am also submitting this card for the challenge over at Totally Stampalicious - use 3 different punches and Creative Card Crew - anything goes.

materials - AC blue jay cardstock; Fancy Pants 'baby mine' papers; Verve 'to the moon' stamps; Stazon jet black ink, Versa Magic night sky ink, Versa Color olive ink; Stizzix tipsy heart die, Provocraft dot embossing folder and circle dies; EK Success medium retro flower; Ranger liquid pears, Kaisercraft blue rhinestons; Bazzill large brad; Twine and natural cord.
Thanks for looking.

Moxie Fab - horizontal sketch

Here is a card I made following the horizontal sketch over at Moxie Fab. They have 4 sketches and at this moment I have done the square and below is the horizontal and I still have the shaped and vertical card (waiting for inspiration to hit me for those!).
This horizontal sketch is very user friendly and I thought I would use it to make a christmas card.

I forgot that I had this 'all in the family' set from Stampin' Up (now how many of us have forgotten that we own certain stamps?!). I love this set and how you can manipulate it to make a person - so for this card I made Neil and me and our little dog Kouta and since I am doing maths sheets at the moment and have maths equations stuck in my head I decided that I would continue with that them and make it into a maths equation - Neil x Janet x Kouta x christmas bauble = christmas greetings! although you can't tell by this photo but the bauble is hanging - the circle around it has been cut away from the card.

materials - Bazzill piglet, red devil cardstock, AC spinach, robins egg cardstock; Echo Park 'everybody loves christmas' papers; Stampin' Up 'all in the family' stamps, Scrappy Cat 'clear christmas' stamps, Stampendous 'home for xmas' and typewriter alphabet stamps, AnnaBelle Stamps 'party animals 1' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; 1/8" eyelets, Creative Memories circle cutters; split ring.

Thanks for looking.

Monster of a Xmas

A few cards to post here today, I have been making but not posting! I made this bright funky christmas card following the sketch from AnnaBelle Stamps blog and was inspired by the theme over at Designed 2 Delight - xmas card for a child.
The other week I ordered this neat little monster stamp from AnnaBelle stamps and I am absolutely loving it - it is so versatile you can use it for masculine cards or kids cards and I see no reason why you can't make a quirky female card using it! So for this card I have a santa hat stamp that I used (covered up the crown the monster wears) and have manipulated the title by inking only certain words so that the title fits in the balloon.

materials - Bazzill white card, red carstock; Echo Park 'everybody loves christmas' papers; Stazon jet black ink; AnnaBelle Stamps 'Lil monster's balloon', Ferngully Stamps 'santa hat' stamp; Marvy pens - blender 0, pale orange 16, dark brown 18, citrus yellow 69; Echo Park 'everybody loves christmas' element stickers; Kaisercraft light blue rhinestones.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Maths Sux!

LOL I love this card I made for my nephew! Party Time Tuesday, Totally papercrafts and Wee Memories all had 'back to school' as their theme this week and normally I wouldn't make a school card (not having any children there seems to be no need to!) but I must admit that my mother has sent over a series of maths sheets for me to do so she can help my nephew with his maths when he gets stuck (she would do it herself but being of that generation and where she lived her childhood -remote south pacific island, she has very limited education and some of the maths questions are beyond her!) so Neil and I am in the middle of doing these maths sheets - the first side is relatively easy but the second side is putting maths in theoretical form and it is a bit like doing an IQ test - I tell you the title of this card really is a sympathy card for my nephew because Maths really does sux!
Fortunately for him while he was here a few weeks ago and I did a sheet or 2 with him I realised that he has completely missed the boat so to speak with 'the power of 10' which is the basis of all maths so I mentioned it to his mother and he is now receiving extra tuition in maths so he can catch up - so I think this card is rather apt for him at the moment!

I have followed the easy to use sketch from Sketch Saturday.

materials - Core 'dinations lime, Bazzill red devil, AC sapphire, melon cardboard; Jillibean Soup 'watermelon gazpacho' papers; AnnaBelle Stamps 'lil monster's balloon', Stampendous typewriter alphabet stamps; Stazon jet black ink; Marvy pens - blender 0, pale orange 16, dark brown 18, leafy green 48, citrus yellow 69; Creative Memories circle cutters, paper clips.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Just saying Hi

Well I haven't posted on this blog for the past few days sort of been making cards for mag submissions but this week over at Moxie Fab World they are having a bit of a sketch party and have released 4 sketches - shaped, square, horizontal and vertical. Off course I started with the square one as I knew exactly what I was going to do when I saw the sketch!

Off course the flower represents anything and I decided to do something which I haven't done in a while and that is cut the title along the card edge.

It is a simple, quick and easy card to make and I drew inspiration from the challenges over at Wee Memories and Top Tip Tuesday which both had 'masculine' as their theme.
My tip for Top Tip Tuesday in making a card like this - use left over or old chipboard letters as a template/stencil for the title - the simpler the font of chipboard the easier it is to cut!
materials - Bazzill aloe vera cardboard; Kaisercraft 'lone ranger - sheriff' paper; Practising Creativity 'whole cycle' stamps, Sassafras Lass 'stitched borders' stamps; Stazon timber brown ink, VersaMagic night sky inks; Everlasting Keepsake 'block letter chipz'; Adorn it Carolee Creations tiny blue alpha stickers.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Just a note

I think Neil has decided that he will not take me to the movies anymore ... or I don't choose the movies ... we just got back from watching the planet of the apes movies and I tell you I spent the first half of the movie crying my eyes out ... I thought it was an action packed movie not a tear jerker!!! Lucky it was dark so I could sit there and sob my little heart out!
Anyway I managed to make this card before we went but didn't get time to photograph and load it up so I am doing it now.
I got a wonderful set of stamps in the post yesterday from AnnaBelle Stamps and I just had to try them out! so following the distressing challenge this week from AnnaBelle Stamps blog and incorporating the colours from Diecut Dreams (pink, green and coffee), the sketch from Sketchy Saturday, ribbons from Kaboodle Doodles and incorporating a card and gift together for Cupcake Crafts I made this card with a little notepad on the inside!

here is a close up of the lily flower from Squared Posies - I actually stamped it on vellum, flipped it over and coloured it in with Crayola colouring pencils and then flipped it back to reveal the colouring. I have always found with vellum that the colouring is more effective when you colour the back of the image rather than the front (like with most colouring in!) - give it a go!

and the inside is a little note pad that I trimmed down to size and put a patterned paper covering on it! I love incorporating little gifts as part of the card.

materials - AC coffee card; Kaisercraft 'country grove', MM 'Noteworthy Audrey' papers; Vellum; AnnaBelle stamps 'squared posies' stamps; Stazon timber brown ink; Crayola colouring pencils; Provocraft dot embossing folder, MFT notebook edge die; Ribbon

Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Being with you

Well I have been neglecting my card blog for a few days now but the weather here in Victoria is absolutely gorgeous and I been out on the bike everyday soaking up the sun and getting in some training - not long now (5-6 weeks weather pending!) until we depart.
But a break is as good as a holiday and I was over the moon with the way this card turned out ... I had an idea! OH NO! ... to stamp on felt! this comes from the challenge over at Moxie Fab World - Felt.

I used Hero Arts 'be happy' stamp set to create a scene for the challenge over at Secret Crafter. What I found with fussy cutting felt is that the wool felt cuts better (only a little fraying) compared to acrylic felt. But you notice a big difference when you use a die and cutting machine the both the wool and acrylic cut better compared to fussy cutting!

I used Stazon ink so it dries instantly - I suspect if you use a waterbased ink it may not dry and therefore it is easier to smudge.
I have used the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches and they have a spin this week and that was 'fibers' so I used bakers twine. I am also submitting it for Paper Sundaes - sundae bar, a choice of 2 of the following: green, buttons, banners or twine - so I chose green and twine. This week at Designed 2 Delight they have 'anything goes' - gotta love that! so I am submitting it for that.
materials - Bazzill green card; Prima 'paisley road' papers; Hero Arts 'be happy' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; Spellbinders labels 4, Provocraft circle and flower dies; felt, twine, Kaisercraft rhinestones.
Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Just one card this afternoon - I am absolutely knackered! As you may have guessed (if you are a regular visitor to my blog) that I like to use animal images. And todays card is no exception. I played around with one of my favourite sets at the moment from Ferngully stamps - farm animals. I have made it for the following challenges - Quirky Crafts - hats (the cow has a gorgeous broad rim country hat!). Also for Kaboodle Doodles whose challenge was bag it or tag it so I made a little tag for the title and Paper Sundaes - 'just saying hi' or in my case 'howdy folks'!

materials - Bazzill red devil card, AC coffee card; Echo Park 'for the record' papers, watercolour paper; Ferngully stamps - cow, pig, sheep and fence; Stazon timber brown ink, Marvy pens - blender 0, orche 13, pale orange 16, dark brown 18, cherry 65, citrus yellow 69, sky blue 75, Tombow grey N75; Adorn it brown alph rubons, Ranger glossy accents, Provocraft circle dies, stamp positioner, maraschino twine, natural cord.

Thanks for looking.


Hi ya everyone,
Just giving you the heads up for Annabelle Stamps 2nd birthday celebrations that are to be held on September 8-15. A week long of celebrations and challenges. You can click here for the details - Annabelle Stamps blog.
As you can see on the top of my side bar is a blinkie - click on it or visit the blog to collect yours and display it and you could be in the chance to win 2 6x4 stamp sets! There are heaps of other opportunities to win at Annabelle stamps so pop on over.
I have to admit that I am a genuine lover of Annabelle Stamps - they are fantastic to use and create excellent images when using them.
So I hope to see you hanging around the blog sometime!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

50 happy birthday

It took me a while to do this card - mainly because I decided to add the box of hand cut paper to it! I followed the sketch from Card Patterns, chose the colours from Annabelle Stamps blog (raspberry, olive and orange - fab colour combo!), incorporated the a 'gift' element to it by adding a little box with note papers in it for CRAFTS blog, made it for Neils sister who is turning 50 in October and so the number 50 has been added for the challenge over at Crafts & Me, and also I am submitting it for Totally Stampalicious - 1 circle, 1 square and 1 rectangle and last but not least I have made some hand made flowers for the challenge over at Creative Card Crew.

a close up of the flower - I stamped the ballerina rose leaves onto spinach card and fussy cut them.

and my little box of hand cut note papers - I love making stuff like this - I would have used post it notes but could only find them in fluro colours - now why don't they make them in more muted colours?!

materials - Bazzill dark scarlet card, AC spinach card; Lily Bee 'this & that', Jillibean Soup 'blossom soup', Crate Paper ' sweet branch' papers; Annabelle Stamps ballerina rose and party animals 1 stamps; Stazon olive green, Versa Color topaz and camellia inks; Spellbinders - petite scalloped circles large dies; Provocraft circle dies; Kaisercraft olive fozzy felt alpha stickers; 10mm olive satin ribbon; brad; white opal liquid pearls; Inkssentials glossy accents

Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cardabilities sketch #37

Wow I can't believe it is that time of the month for the sketch from Cardabilities. Karan has created a fantastic sketch this fortnight.

Here is my take on the sketch ...

and a close up of my flower

I created a window from the black dot paper and since the paper was patterned on the reverse side I just turned over the cut out squares to show the reverse of the patterned paper!

I have used my scalloped spellbinders die to create my rosette.

materials - AC black cardstock; Echo Park 'for the record'; Daisy bucket 'hello' block stamp; Stazon timber brown ink; Spellbinder petite scalloped circles large, Sizzix leaf and stem; Inkssentials glossy accents.

I hope you have a great week and join us over at Cardabilities - the rest of the design team have created some fantastic and beautiful cards.

I haven't met a calorie ...

Well I had bit of a break late last week and over the weekend - had to go to Colac to keep Neils' mum company while his father was in hospital and I did absolutely no cards while I was there!
So as soon as I got back I quickly got into it. I made this card following the Sweet Stop Sketches, the inspiration comes from Totally Papercrafts - food and drink. The colours are from Southern Girls - black and white with one other colour (pink) and this flowed nicely with the Designed 2 Delight challenge of black and pink! I have incorporated a ribbon and bow (knot really!) for Scrapbook Boutique and also included 3 brads for Birthday Sundaes.

I like the cheekiness of this stamp set from Nostalgia 'I never met a calorie I didn't like' LOL!
materials - AC white and black card, Core 'dinations orchid card; Bo Bunny 'a gift of love' papers; Nostalgia 'born to shop' stamps, Annabelle stamps 'party animals 1' stamps; Stazon jet black and Versa Color orchid inks; Marvy pens - blender 0, pale orange 16, dark brown 18, iris purple 55, scarlet 94; Provocraft circle dies; black brads; Ranger white opal liquid pearls; Inkssentials glossy accents.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Just for You

Okay this is definitely the last card for today! I am suppose to be in the craft room packing a few supplies as we are going down to Neils' parents for a few days - well I ended up making yet another card! I was looking around the Moxie Fab blog and came across the Tuesday Trigger - now normally the photo they put up doesn't trigger anything with me! but when I saw this one literally sparks flew, light bulbs illuminated and fireworks exploded!!! Not only did I like the dress but instantly I was attracted to the curved layers and thought I could make a dress like that!

At first I thought I could also use similar colours in the papers but then I thought that Secret Crafter had a great challenge this week that I wanted to do so I decided to incorporate their challenge of black and white and came up with the following card.

a close up of my layered dress

I have cut circles out of various black and white paper and layered them just like the dress. The bodice of the dress is a stamp from Lawn Fawn 'swimsuit season'. To hide the join between the 2 I created a black belt and applied liquid pearls to it.

I loved how the card turned out and might make another one but use more colours.

materials - AC black and white cardstock; Bo Bunny 'gift of love' papers; Lawn Fawn 'swimsuit season' stamps, Grant Archival 'celebrate' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; Provocraft circle dies, dot embossing folder; Francheville 'audrey' ribbon, 1/8" flower eyelet; Kaisercraft black pearl; Ranger white opal liquid pearls.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your week.

i luv u

I had so much fun making this card - Paper Playtime and Party Time Tuesdays both had water challenges this week and I don't have alot of stamp images that incorporates this so I decided that I would have a go at creating my own 'water' scene.
I made my little fishes out of circle dies and added the tail and lips. Using the sketch from Sketch Saturday I thought I would make it a 'love' card!

I created a little underwater theme where I handcut some seaweed and ocean floor out of patterned paper. I cut small hearts out of Sassafras lass paper and used them as air bubbles. What I love most about this image are the 'googly eyes' on the fish!

materials - AC blue jay, Core 'dinations poinsetia card; MM 'fresh anthology sydney' papers, BG 'lime rickey' papers, Sassafras lass 'sunshine lollipops' papers; Handprint 'small heart' stamp; Stazon jet black ink; AC black hatbox thickers, Carolee Creations tiny black alpha stickers; Provocraft circle dies; "googly" eyes.
Thanks for looking.

aka Happy Birthday to you

Hi there - I managed 2 cards so far this morning! A nice quick easy one for either a child or an adult that is laid back! I made it following the sketch from Paper Sundaes. The theme is animals for There's magic in the air with cupcakes and straight lines for Top Tip Tuesdays.

The frog stamp is one of the very first stamps I bought (all those years ago) and even the title stamp is just as old!
materials - teal cardstock, AC coffee card; Prima 'paisley road' papers; Unknown frog stamp, Stampa Rosa 'ribit' stamp; Stazon timber brown, Versa Color turquoise ink; Marvy pens - blender 0, dark brown, yellow green 52, peacock green 58; Kaisercraft teal pearls
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

High Heels

Here is a card I made this afternoon - I bought these stamps a while a go thinking they would make a great card for my niece or younger sister. So Creative Card Crew this fortnight had a 'best foot forward' challenge so I thought this would be a good excuse to use these stamps and make a birthday card. The colours are for the challenge at Kaboodle Doodles - primary colours, I have incorporated a little faux hand sewing for Cupcake Crafts 'sew mad' and the sketch is from Card Patterns #127.

I stamped the high heel shoes, fussy cut them, coloured them in and then applied glossy accents to them.

I love the bold and brightness of this card.

materials - Yellow cardstock, Bazzill starmist card; Jillibean Soup 'blossom soup' papers; Nostalgia 'born to shop' stamps, Annabelle stamps 'party animals 1' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; Marvy pens - blender 0, orche 13, pale orange 16, dark brown 18, cherry 65, citrus yellow 69, sky blue 75, persimmon 89; black journalling pen; 12mm red grossgrain, Kaiser rhinestones, glossy accents, 'crystalina' kindy glitz.
Thanks for looking.

Happy Birthday Friend

I made a card yesterday afternoon and I have to admit it is different from what I normally make and I sort of struggled with it, after quite a few attempts I finally settled on the card below - still not sure of it!

It is difficult to see in the photo but I used an embossing tool to raise the centers of the open circles as well as created an embossed border around the title.

I think what it is with this card is that I tried to combine challenges and every challenge I added to it - it became harder to make! The first challenge is Annabelle Stamps blog - and that was to make a card with one layer, then I added the challenge from Card Positioning Systems which is a sketch so that complicated but challenged me! then I decided oh what the heck lets go for a colour challenge from Jay Gees Nook blog - photo inspiration and I chose the colours of purple and white, so by now I was really streeeeeeeeeeeeeetching my brain to create and then I thought okay one more challenge! ... nice and easy for Birthday Sundaes - a birthday card!!!
LOL I am a stickler for creative punishment!
materials - White cardstock; Annabelle Stamps - Background by Design 2, Party Animals 1 and Stemmed flowers stamps; Versa Color violet, heliotrope inks; Embossing tool.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Another christmas card!

Hi De Hi bloggers! I made another christmas card this afternoon (like birthday cards ... you can never have to many of these!). Since there are not too many christmas paper releases at this time of the year I used last years christmas papers from Echo Park - everybody love christmas - I love the bright colours in this set!

A close up of my baubles - I applied glossy accents and bling to them

materials - green cardstock; Echo Park 'everybody loves christmas' papers; Scrappy Cat 'christmas' stamps, Stampendous 'holiday home' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; Kaisercraft rhinestones; Inkssentials glossy accents; twine.
I have made this card following the fabulous sketch by Liz Weber over at The Stamp Spot blog. The theme is inspired from the challenge over at Simon Says, the use of heaps of colours is for Wee Memories - use more than 4 colours (I think I managed that!). I have incorporated bling on my card for Designed 2 Delight and I am also submitting to Crafts & Me - anything goes.
Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Celebrate today and everyday

I am really happy how this card turned out this afternoon. My main inspiration comes from Top Tip Tuesdays who had a colour challenge this week - blue, green and brown. I think these colours together are quite masculine but I didn't want to make a masculine card so I set the challenge to myself this afternoon to make a more feminine card using these colours. I have used the sketch from Mojo Monday, made it into a birthday card for Party Time Tuedsay and incorporated something from the garden (butterfly and flowers) for Kaboodle Doodles.

a close up of my butterfly landing on the flower.

although the colours are very solid I think the card is very pretty and the blue floral paper from Lily Bee Design gives it that little bit of femininity!
materials - cream cardstock; Lily Bee Design 'this & that' papers, Paper Inklings 'family' papers; Penny Black 'to you' stamps, Annabelle Stamps 'daisy delight' stamps; Stazon timber brown; Marvy pens - blender 0, dark brown 18, aqua grey 51, peacock green 58, sky blue 75; Spellbinders petitie scalloped circles large, Cuttlebug circle dies; brads; Ranger white opal liquid pearls.
thanks for looking and have a great afternoon.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Happy 12th Birthday

I believe in making cards for people well in advance ... this card is no exception - it is for my youngest nephew who I think is turning 12 next February ... thought I would get in early! I say 'I think he is 12' and I am almost sure he is 12 next year ... mind you I was sure that my eldest nephew was turning 21 next year as well and I was telling my mother and sister that I was planning to book my flight to NZ soon so I could be there for his 21st and I asked if they knew if he was having a big celebration for it ... they were dumb founded that I was getting in so early ... then they realised that I really thought he was turning 21 next year ... they all laughed and said he is only 20 next year! Lucky I didn't book my flight!
Anyway here is the card I made following the sketch from Annabelle Stamps blog (they are having their new releases this week and todays reveal was fabulous!). I am also submitting it for Birthday Sundaes - cakes and cupcakes and Cupcake Crafts - numbers.

materials - American Crafts coffee and white cardstock, Bazzill red devil cardstock; Jillibean Soup 'blossom soup' papers; Annabelle stamps 'party animals 1' stamps; Stazon timber brown ink; Marvy pens - blender 0, dark brown 18, cherry 65, sky blue 75, Tombow grey N75; Spellbinders petite scalloped circles large; Creative Memories circle cutters; Jillibean Soup 'blossom soup' cardstock stickers; Ranger white opal liquid pearls.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 01, 2011

You are my sunshine

Here is a bright sunny card for you ladies! Although we are in our winter down here in the Souther hemisphere but for some strange reason we have just had 2 days of the winter temperature hitting 19-20 degrees centigrade which is around 68 degrees fahrenheit (spelling?) so that is very warm for us so I think this card is quite appropriate for us at the moment!

I love making these rosette flowers out of my petite scalloped circle dies at the moment - I can't get enough of them! below is a close up of them along with my hand made buttons.

I enjoyed making this card from alot of different branded papers and using lots of different components - I must admit I did have to measure out everything so that it would fit in on a card! The sun is made from a circle and the sun rays are made using a primitive heart punch and trimming off the bumps. My buttons are all hand made using patterned paper so it coordinates with everything!
materials - American Crafts white cardstock; MME Stella & Rose 'gertie', 3 Bugs in a Rug 'lazy summer', MLSB 'farmers market' papers; Daisy bucket 'sunshine', Hero Arts 'be happy' stamps; Stazon black ink; Dies - Spellbinders petite scalloped circles, MFT flat bottom clouds, Cuttlebug circle dies, Carl punch 10mm circle and primitive heart.
I have made this card following the sketch from Sketch Saturday, I am submitting it for the challenge over at Paper Sundaes - clouds and skies and Paper Playtime - summer. I have incorporated buttons for the challenge at Designed 2 Delight - at least 3 buttons.
Thanks for looking and have a great week.

Happy 60th

Hi there bloggers - I had my mother in law ring up asking me to make a 60th wedding anniversary card as she could not find a card in the shops with 60th on it. Now Neils Aunt and Uncle celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this weekend and I made their card a month or so ago and I sort of didn't bother with the words wedding anniversary or even 60th - I just made a general anniversary card but I made it in my style - so I sort of panicked when Neils mum asked me as I feel I should make a card that suits her personality. I did one attempt and didn't like it so I redid it and was happy with the final result.

I have found a new use for my Spellbinders petite scalloped circle dies - I cut 2 the same size and score every 2nd scallop, cut a line to the middle through one scallop and proceed to do a series of mountain and valley folds, I repeat this to the 2nd scalloped circle and join the 2 together to make this rosette type flower - I love it!

Of course I make the flower center by making my own buttons - I find it easier to do that rather than hunt down buttons to match!
materials - American Crafts white and spinach; Echo Park 'for the record', Basic Grey 'urban prairie', MME Stella and Rose 'gertie' papers; Vellum; Image tree brush alpha stamps, Hero Arts 'to you' stamps; Stazon olive green ink; Dies - Spellbinders labels 4, petite scalloped circles, Sizzix leaf and stem, Cuttlebug circle dies; Kaisercraft 'fonzo alphabet olive stickers; Crayola colouring pencils; natural cord; Ranger liquid pearls - white opal; Inkssentials glossy accents.

I have made this card following the sketch from Card Patterns #126, the colours of shades of green are for the monochromatic challenge at Secret Crafter, I have used loads of liquid pearls for the challenge at Totally Papercrafts - bling it up and I am submitting it to Quirky Crafts challenge - use numbers.