Saturday, February 22, 2014

Scrappy Hollow Classes for February and March

I have had a fun filled and very busy week at Scrappy Hollow as my 2014 classes started back this week.

It was so nice to welcome back some of the ladies who have been coming to classes for a few years now and to also meet and welcome some new ladies to the classes and the world of card making.

Here is what we made in our February class:

The cards were inspired by love as February is the month of love.  We used some of MFT's dies to create the elements on the card - MFT Stitched Heart, Dainty Bows, Peek-a-boo Trio, Fluttering Hearts, Insta Frame and the border from Blueprints 6.  The Papers were from Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Flea Market.
Next month we are playing with Kaisercrafts Confetti and of course some more dies.  This time our theme will be Feathers and Chevrons and we will make feathers from washi tape, paper and dies.  Play with different ways of using chevrons and may even sneak in some distressing.  I am so overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude as my classes are quickly filling up this year and I am proud to say March is completely sold out!!  Thank you for your support everyone!!
Here is a sneak peek of what we will be making in March.  I have samples on display in the store.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

100th Sketch @ Retro Sketches

The lovely girls over at Retro Sketches are in celebration mode this week as they have published their 100th sketch challenge.  I love playing along with their sketches and this one is extra special as it's such a huge milestone for them.

Speaking of milestones my daughter and most of her friends will be celebrating their 21st birthdays in 2014 so I thought I would use this sketch to begin my collection of 21st cards so they are ready for the parties and events that lay ahead this year,

So here is the amazing and very cool 100th sketch from the girls at Retro Sketches

And this is the card I created from the sketch:

I noticed that one of the guest DT cards had taken the main elements of the sketch but shrunk them so I thought I would do something similar and use the elements to create the central part of the card and then mount it a second time before putting it on the card.

My banner strips are sitting underneath a little pocket created with my new MFT die namics pocket treat die. This was topped off with a velum die cut butterfly once again from MFT die namics.  The butterfly is a Mona Pendleton design and I just love the effect you get creating with vellum.  I cut the base butterfly once and the patterned wing overlay twice.  I have added some of me new Japanese twine firstly by tying the bow through the button then by scrunching some and putting it under the button.

Inside the pocket was the tag I created by cutting the pocket die again and trimming it down.

The little tag was finished off with a 21 cut from the MFT by the number die namics die, some pearls, punched heart, paper and a BBP rub on.  The peg was from Typo and the colour just worked so well.
Papers were from Echo Parks Beautiful Life and Simple Stories.
Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

DS136 - A Little More Procraftinating!

Another hot day and the gardening and housework will just have to wait - I'm procraftinating again!!!

A friend sent me the definition

and yes it's me ALL OVER!!!

I am still so in love with my new Maja Design  Vintage Summer Collection paper pad that I have used it again for this card.  Playing along with another challenge too made it all that much more fun.

The lovely Jen at The Deconstructed Sketch challenge has put this challenge up

I decided to flip the sketch this week and here is the flipped sketch and the card I created:

The flower component of the sketch was replaced by one of my favourite double bows with a button and I added a pin to the bow as well. 

It's a little hard to see in the pics but I have also used some of my new Japanese glittered twine.  Its so fine, delicate and provides a hint of glitz. 

I also added some double punched and layered butterflies and some pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Retro Sketch #98 - Shout Out

Thanks again to the girsl over a Retro Sketches for the shout our for my card I uploaded to the #98 challenge.  Just love playing along with the challenges!

Heres the announcement - click here.

Here is my original post - click here

This is the card I made!

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