Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Birthday Owl

Once again my photography is not up to scratch, but it should still be able to give you the idea of the card. I have used the fabulous Owl builder punch on this card - it is such a great punch and surprisingly versatile.

I have used different thickness's of foam pad to create depth with the balloons, and used linen thread to make the balloon strings.

Details I added to the owl were tiny rhinestones for the sparkle in the eyes, a touch of glitter on the owl's heart badge, and the creation of the wing using a cut up scallop circle shape.

I hope you like the result!

I am entering this card into 3 challenges today:
ladybugs crafts ink challenge - something with wings I have not entered this challenge in a while, it is good to be back!

oldie but a goodie challenge - things with wings Lots of lovely fairies in the DTs makes - lovely colours and embellishments to. This challenge blog includes the rule that you MUST use something that is older than 6 months: the things from my stash that are over 6 months old? Ribbon, Owl Punch, Party This Way stamp set...

crafty cardmakers - birthday balloon bonanza A challenge I often visit as the DT samples are so varied, vintage/contemporary/cutesy... all are represented.

Happy Crafting!
Becky x

Stamp Sets: Happiest Birthday Wishes, Party This Way.
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron.
Inks: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum.
Ribbon: Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Linen Thread.
Punches: Owl Builder.
Other: Rhinestones

Friday, 11 May 2012

Concertina Butterflies

I need to apologise straight off for the not great photography today! I don't know why, it is probably the lighting, but they just would not come out right! Anyway, they are good enough to give you an idea of what the card is like:

I have used a fair bit of Mirri Card for this project, which embosses beautifully - although is not the easiest to photograph! Coupled with pink and purple it is a very girly card.

I don't make many concertina cards, but here you can see how I have decorated the inside with coordinating butterflies from the same stamp set 'flight of the butterfly'.

I hope you like it!

Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterfly
Card Stock: Rich Razzellberry, Regal Rose, mirri-card (non SU)
Inks: Rich Razzelberry, Regal Rose
Punches: Butterfly, Large and Small Scallop Circles, Large and Small Circles.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Moroccan Medallion

I love my medallion stamp, it has to be one of my most used stamps in my whole collection! It works fantastically with the Joseph's coat embossing technique, and the fiery colours make me think of spices and sun - hence the Morocco Medallion title:

I used various colours over the base, blending them together using sponge daubers. The medallion was then heat embossed over the top, before being swiped over with the deep cherry cobbler red.

Any residue was wiped off, revealing the glorious colours underneath the clear embossing. I hope you like it! Finished off with a 'friend' sentiment this card could be used for a birthday, get well card or as a general greeting.

One of the reasons I love this stamp so much is that it is so versatile, I can stamp it onto tissue paper and make flowers, use it in a background as I have done HERE on my scrapbook layout, I can just use the centre circle section, or the stamp can be the main feature as in today's card. If you love it to, then why not order one from me? Contact me at to get yours!

I have decided to enter this make into a few challenges this week - let me introduce you to them:

craft room challenge - 'emboss it' This fortnightly challenge has some great inspiration in it's design team, and I love the total mix of styles that are represented.

creative craft challenges 2 - 'anything goes' This one is one I check out often as it is not limited to paper crafts - I can show off my jewellery makes here.

art with no boundaries - 'anything goes' and 'fit to be tied' This one is new to me, but I am loving the site and links so will be back for more. Running 2 concurrent challenges, I am only entering the anything goes this occasion.

house of gilli - 'emboss' Small and cute images here, so my make may be a little out of place, but I checked and you don't need to use Gilli images - I love your colouring ladies - very envious!

simon says stamp and show - 'your favourite stamp' When I saw the 'favourite stamp' challenge I had to enter it!

That's all for now, and the recipe is listed below.

Happy Crafting,
Becky x

Recipe: (all items Stampin' Up! unless stated)
Stamp Sets: Medallion, For My Family
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, VersaMark.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral.
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones