Thursday, June 28, 2012

Taking Time Out

Hello, Just a quick post to let you know that I am taking a bit of time out from card making following a family berevement.  I will be back as soon as possible.

 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shabby Girlfriend




It's another exciting morning for me.  Today I have been added as a Shabby Girlfriend over at The Shabby Tea Room!

You can check out all the Shabby Girlfriends here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room - Honourable Cup of Tea!

Thanks to the lovely ladies over at The Shabby Tea Room for once again surprising me with an honourable mention in the last colour challenge.  It's so much fun playing along!

You can see the announcement here
You can see my post here

Monday, June 11, 2012

CR84FN and ISSC19

A day off work here in Australia for the Queen's Birthday and I thought what better way to spend my day off? You guessed it - creating another card.

This time round I drew my inspiration from the CR84FN challenge and teamed it up with the latest iSpy sketch.  I am really enjoying the colour challenges set by Mona on the CR84FN blog.  I love that I am constantly pushed outside my comfort zone and I try to use more than one paper manufacturers papers as well.

So here are the inspiration pics:







And here is my card:

















I wanted to use this cute little cotton spool that I found at a $2 shop this week.  So in keeping with the sewing/haberdashery theme I set out to create a card that used stitching, my sew nifty MFT die, buttons and of course a sewing related greeting.
















The papers were from Cosmo Cricket and My Minds Eye.  I loved the doily print on the MME paper for the background.  For the panels I decided to wet and scrunch the paper and then iron it dry to change the texture to resemble fabric.  I machine stitched all of these elements.















The lettering was from Collections and I thought it worked well with the colour challenge as each tile was bordered with a thin grey line.  Bling was from Prima.  Pin from Birch and safety pin was from Making Memories.

Thank you to the CR84FN & iSpy sketch designers for their inspiration!


iSpy a winner .... for the second time!

I am feeling very honoured today.  You see my card made the top two over at iSpy (the second time I have been a Top 2 winner1) and I am just so excited!


You can see my original post here

You can see the Top 2 announcement here

Thank you so much to the iSpy agents for their lovely comments and for selecting my card to be in the Top 2.  Now back to the craft room to enter this weeks challenge!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mojo 244 and TSTR 117 - With Love

It's the start of a new month which means it's contest time over at Mojo Monday!  I love the sketches the talented team put together and this weeks one by Julee is awesome!



After the excitement this morning of being named one of the Terrific Top Three at The Shabby Tea Room I was excited to see the latest inspiration pic and challenge.  This week Starr is the host and she has chosen the theme of 'Sweet Summertime' along with this beautiful photo for inspiration and the challenge is to create project inspired by the picture USING TEAL or AQUA, PINK and BROWN!  After the miserable weather we have had here in Melbourne the last few days it was lovely to have something warm and fun to inspire the creation of this card.




So here is the card I created!




 The papers used to finish the card off came from Echo Park, The Girls Paperie and Kaisercraft. I selected the papers based on the colour challenge but I also liked the floral paper as it linked into the table cloth in the inspiration pic. 

To begin with I wanted to create a warm background with cream and brown but couldn't find the right piece of paper in my stash.  Instead I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and a Victoria's Secret Stamp - Small Handwriting to create the background.



Then I hand pierced the edges to create a subtle border. 


The heart was multi layered and I used foam tape on selected pieces to create some dimension on the card.

I also drew inspiration from the roses and ribbons in the pic and created my own rolled mini roses.



The pic also inspired me to highlight the floral border and add a small embellishment on my card using Kaisercraft mini pearls.



Materials List:
Paper - Echo Park Country Drive, The Girls Paperie Paper Girls and Vintage Whimsy, Kaisercraft Cardstock Mocha.
Dies - MFT die namics Hearts a Plenty, Scallop Ribbon, Mini Rolled Roses, Dainty Doily.
Other - Kaisercraft pearls, Birch ribbon, crochet cotton, button (from the stash) and Collections Scrabble Lettering tiles.


Thanks for stopping by!








Not Too Shabby At All!

How excited was I to after heading over to The Shabby Tea Room blog!  Guess who made the Top 3???? Me!!!!



THE SHABBY TEA ROOM TEA TIME TERRIFIC TOP THREE WINNERS:
1. Rebeca Deeprose #21


Thank you to the Shabby Girls for this amazing honour and congratulations to everyone who made the honours lists.

You can see the whole post here

Saturday, June 2, 2012

ISSC18 and Shabby Tea Room Week #116 - Color Me Pretty

This week I have combined a new colour challenge from The Shabby Tea Room with my iSpy sketch challenge sketch.  I have been following The Shabby Tea Room blog for a little while and love the talented design team and the lovely inspiration pieces they provide. 

So here is the iSpy sketch:



The Shabby Tea Room theme of 'Color Me Pretty' comes with this gorgous  photo for inspiration and Tammy the designer asked that you create a card or project inspired by the photo USING WHITE/CREAM, PINK and BLUE plus FLOWERS and A FABRIC ELEMENT! (Your fabric element could be anything that is made from material - ribbon, lace, burlap, fabric, chenille, velvet, etc.).



And here is the card I created:

 


The papers I used had a definite pink and blue theme to them and there were also touches of white/cream throughout.

Paper - Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace, My Minds Eye and  co-ordinating cardstock.

 



The first additional element of fabric came in the form of the fabric covered buttons that a found in my stash. I mounted these on scallop circles cut with my Quikcutz dies.  I also added some seam binding, ric rac braid and picot lace to the card.

 


The flower element was made from an MFT scalloped rolled flower die.  The buttons I chose also had flowers on them.


 


To finish off I also added the "Happy Birthday " sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!






Friday Night's Creation

Had a lovely night scrapbooking and card making with my lovely friend Deb last night.  Although we chatted a lot and caught up on all lifes goings on I still managed to finish a card and thought I'd share it with you on my blog.

Papers were from Cosmo Cricket.


I had heaps of fun rolling the new MFT die-namics Mini Royal Rose flowers. I also used their Fishtail Stax die and my circle cutters.

 Lace by Kaisercraft and I also used some vintage lace and twine from my stash.


Lots of layers to this card which I love!




Thanks for stopping by!


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