Friday, June 22, 2012

Paper Bag Card

Today I would like to share with you all a card that I made for a dear friend and work collegue.  The inspiration for the card came from the current issue of Magnolia Ink No 3 and a fabulous tutorial by Camilla.  I had to alter the measurements as the only paper bag I could find was slightly larger 30cm x 16cm.  After folding the bag in half I attached my layers of cream cardstock and patterned paper to the front back and inside before adding the finishing touches. For the pattern paper I chose Websters  "Spring Market Collection" which I had in my own stash and have been waiting to use.

     Front of Card

 I used  "Flower Pot Tilda" and "Barbed Wire Fence" and coloured them with copics and all the edges have been distressed and inked.

  Inside of Card

When you fold the bag in half and stick all the layers on I love how there is a small pocket created on the inside perfect for the addition of little tags or messages.  As the card was to be signed by other work collegues to create an area to sign I inserted two pieces of cream cardstock to which I added the heart tag Doohickey "So Wrapped" with pearls and ribbon to create a pull out tab.

Overall I am very happy how the card turned out.  I have also found a little challenge to enter into:

Paper - Cream Cardstock, Websters Spring Market Collection
Magnolia Doohickey - So Wrapped
Stamps - Magnolia Flower Pot Tilda, Barbed Wire Fence, Sentiment - Stampin up
Flowers - Kaiser and own stash
Pearls - Kaiser
Lace and Ribbon from own stash

Thanks for dropping in, have a wonderful day and happy crafting.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bella on a Swing

Today is the 5th June which means it is the start of a new challenge month at Bizzy Becs and my very first post as a new member of their DT, woohoo.

The challenge this month is to create something that is bright, cheerful and colourful, using a bowl of skittles as inspiration.

So there is no shabby chic, no inking etc it's all about colour.

Here is my contribution for this months challenge.

The image I used is available from Bizzy Becs and is from the "once upon a time" collection and is called Bella on a Swing. She has been coloured with Copics and I have used Spellbinders Oval and Scalloped Ovals, all can purchased here. The paper, flowers and ribbon are from my own stash.

So drop into the blog here
and checkout the fabulous cards by the rest of the team. There is an awesome prize up for grabs this month, so get those entries in.

Thanks for dropping bye, have a wonderful day.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Some Exciting News

Just had to share some very exciting news.   I have been invited to join Bizzy Becs Design Team - a very talented group of ladies.    The May challenge 'Vintage' is still open with 2 days to go so if you haven't entered yet there is still time to play along.

My first card will be posted very soon, so would love to see you play along too!

Thanks for visiting hope your day has been wonderful.