Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Birthday to you - nautical theme

And here is the second CAS card for today - I made it a birthday card for CAS-ual Fridays birthday celebrations and I made is a nautical theme for the 'all at sea' challenge over at Cupcake Crafts.
This is a great little card for a boy,  here is a close up of the life buoy I made to frame the boat.
materials used - Kaisercraft ocean, American Crafts aqua, Canson smooth white, red and light blue cardstock; AnnaBelle Stamps 'boys party' stamps; Staz On jet black, Color Box frosty white inks; White embossing powder; natural cord; Spellbinders standard circles large nesties; Carl scalloped scissors.
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Heard you caught a bug

A couple of CAS type cards this afternoon and here is the first.  It is for the photo inspiration challenge over at The Alley Way Stamps 'BE inspired challenges' and I have used the sketch from The Sketchy Challenges.

and here is the card I made using stamps from The Alley Way Stamps 'gotta bug'
materials used - Canson smooth white, red and light blue, American Crafts melon card; Jillibean Soup 'sweet and sour' papers; The Alley Way Stamps 'gotta bug' stamps; Versa Color black, Color palette summer blue, Versa Color magenta inks.
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Monday, April 29, 2013

(heart) U mum

Crikey I am really rusty when it comes to cardmaking!  I really struggled with this card - especially with an element in the sketch, the bow behind the rectangle! - I initially tried a bow but that sort of didn't quite work so in the end I used wavy pennants!
 Inspiration for this card came from this months challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique - the colours on the plate, the rolled flowers and the theme of 'love you mum' which is great as it is Mothers Day here in Australia next month :)
 and I used the sketch from Retro Sketches #61
materials used - American Crafts cricket card, DCWV 'spring fling' matstack papers and cardstock; MFT mini rolled roses, royal leaves and mini wavy pennants dies; Cuttlebug red tag alpha dies; American Crafts 'giggles' cream thickers; heart chipboard; Kaisercraft pearls
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

How beautiful a day ...

Howdy folks, for me it has been a long time no craft :)  Alas we had to cut our cycling journey short as Neils father fell ill.  So now I am happily settled back, for winter, into the craftroom! However I am extremely excited that come Spring I shall be going on a journey to one of the most  isolated populated places in the world - Pitcairn Island (known for the mutiny of the Bounty) - my family is making the epic journey (14 days on a supply ship to get there and then another 14 days to get back!!) with my mother as it is her birthplace and she hasn't been there in over 50 years!!!
So today I made my first card in over a month and I have to say I am a little rusty especially when it came to colouring ...
 I have combined several challenges - the first is based on the sketch from Annabelle Stamps -
I have used the weather theme from Papertake Weekly 'weather with you' and Cute Card Thursday #266 'can't stop the rain' and also for the buttons, badges and flairs challenge over at Southern Girls Challenge blog ... for this I couldn't find any buttons in my stash that matched so I decided to take the small heart stamp from 'a beautiful day' stamp set and created my own little buttons ... too cute!
materials used - Canson smooth white, smooth red cardstock; My Minds Eye - miss caroline 'dilly dally' papers; Annabelle Stamps 'a beautiful day' and 'dotted flowers' stamps; Staz On jet black ink; Prismacolor pencils; Kaisercraft aqua marine rhinestones; Circle cutter.
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