Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Hello again!
Today I have a personalised anniversary card which I was asked to make.
To make the card I cut and creased a 15x15cm card blank from a sheet of A4 smooth cream card.
Next I printed the sentiment using the computer on a 13x13cm cream square and tied seam binding ribbon around it, finishing with a bow. 
I layered the square on the card blank and cut 2 different sized hearts from gold card using Nestabilities dies.
I embossed one with a cuttlebug swirls embossing folder in the Big Shot.
Then I adhered the larger heart flat on the card and raised the embossed heart (slightly overlapping the other) with foam pads.
To finish I added 3 tiny pearls to each of the hearts.
Regular readers of my blog will know that I'm not too keen on working with gold card
but you know what?
It's growing on me!
I love this card and you might see more gold creeping in from time to time :)
I hope you have a lovely day whatever you do
and I'll be back soon with more projects.
Sarah xx
Ps. Pop over to Creative Craft World for some exciting news about our birthday blog hop starting tomorrow.

Monday, 27 August 2012

3-2-1 with Less is More

Good afternoon!
With the summer nearly over and the children returning to school on Friday
it's time for me to get back to blogging!
I love the Less is More challenges and Make it Monday and although I tried to get time to play along this summer it just didn't happen but on Saturday I had a little free time and this is what I made.
The challenge for LIM this week is a recipe and I used 3 words - 2 animals - 1 ribbon.
The base card is 14x14cms tent fold and I layered a pink 11x11cms square on top.
The little elephant is cut with a Sizzix die from an Echo Park 'hello summer' paper pad.
I inked the edges with TH antique linen distress ink and added a black brad for her eye.
The word 'sorry' is an Elzybells stamp (unfortunately not available anymore) and the 'I forgot' is part of a Personal Impressions stamp which I inked with an SU marker.
The wee bird is cut from a sheet of paper from the EP pad.

 I layered the elephant and bird with foam pads and I added two pads on top of each other just under the ear to prop it up a bit higher. Then I glued a strip of ric rac ribbon just underneath to 'ground' them.
When I finished that card (and making the most of my 'free time'...)
I made one for a boy.
The base of this one is cream card and I layered Bazzill kraft card on top.
The elephant is cut from an Echo Park 'note to self' paper pad.
My recipe this time is 3 words - 2 doodled lines - 1 animal
By this stage I should have been back to my 'mum' duties but I had been asked to make a baby card and I thought these little elephants would be perfect!
The photo is not great and the card is already away so I can't retake it but you'll get the idea :)
It's for twins Edward and Ruby.
This time it's on a 7x5" white card blank and I printed the sentiment on the computer
using 'annie use your telescope' font.
The names are stamped using Elzybells alphabet stamps with versafine black ink.
I added clear dew drops to look like bubbles.
That's it for today!
 but I'm going to schedule more posts for this week.
I have been doing quite a bit of sewing over the summer
and have also been to classes to make some christmas projects .
Rather than mix the papercrafts and sewing on this blog, I've created a new blog just for sewing.....Richard is laughing....
he says if I can't keep up with one blog how will I manage two!
Well, I'll just have to prove him wrong won't I!  lol
My new blog is dillydoodle (if anyone is interested click here!)
Here's a wee peek of my latest project...
Thank you for coming to visit today :)
See you soon
Sarah xx

Saturday, 4 August 2012

New scrap map at CCW

Hello again!

Oh dear, I'm not much good at blogging in the summer......
At the minute I've come down with the flu so I'm writing this post in fits and starts.

As it's the first Saturday in the month (can you believe it's August already!!) we have a new scrap map challenge at Creative Craft World.

This is my take on the sketch

 I used the 'Echo Park Hello Summer' kit and for once I didn't use my Cameo!
I tried to do some paint splatters (lol) with pink paint but I think more of it ended up on my poor laptop than on the page....

The sketch

I cut nine 1½" squares from 5 sheets of the double sided papers and inked the edges with antique linen distress ink. After adhering them to the page I added various sized buttons from Fancy Pants.

The photo is of  Phoebe crossing a wooden bridge at a beauty spot near our home.  She was petrified of the water rushing underneath it so Caleb crossed first and encouraged her from the other side. 
I can remember being afraid of this same bridge as a child and I'm still not keen on crossing it now!

The banner underneath the photo and the sentiments are stickers from the Echo Park kit.

The title is also made with stickers from the kit and I added a doodled string with black pen.  I pierced holes at the 'ends' of the string and put red brads through to 'pin' the string to the page.
To frame the whole page I added faux stitching ¼" from the edge using my Tim Holtz ruler as a guide.

I haven't got round to adding the journaling to the page yet but I made this tag to hide behind the photo.  I cut one of the journaling tags from a sheet of paper in the kit and matted it on to green card.  Using my SU tab punch, I punched a tab from the chevron paper and taped it to the top of the tag.  I hand cut a heart and added 2 mini gems for a little bit of bling!

Don't forget there's still time to enter the mini monochrome challenge at CCW too.
You can find it here.

Thank you for coming to visit my blog today,
I can't promise I'll be back soon but I will be back as soon as I can :)
I hope you have a great weekend!
Sarah xx