20 February 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Busy making cards!
February is pretty packed with birthdays for me to make cards for so I've had to be. Cause it also helps when you've treated yourself to some new stash to play with too!

First up are a couple with a love theme for the Daring Cardmakers challenge...
Used: Cuttlebug 'textile' embossing plate, build a flower die and heart die, Making Memories Lace and tape, Dream Street paper and random buttons from my stash.

Used: Making Memories floss, Autumn Leaves star stamp, Cuttlebug 'swiss dot' embossing folder, Doodlebug and DCWV papers.

Then a couple more, another pin wheel one made with this months GoGo Greetings goodies,

and then this one is for my cousins birthday, made with the new Dream street Hugs-n-Kisses papers (adoreable!) and a couple of Cuttlebug dies again.

Not much time for chatting today, got to dash to the Post Office, about 15 mins ago!
TFL xx

14 February 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Here's the cute Bind it All project I was on about in my previous post using the stamps from DewDropz Crafts. I used my heart journal stamp and stamped it to the back of some scraps of patterned paper then cut them out. Then I cut two small pieces of wire from a 1/2 O wire and measured them up to the top of one of the hearts and marked where the holes needed to go. The BIA won't punch them in exactly the right places on the heart so using a hole punch or a crop-o-dile is miles easier. Once you've marked one you can do a few at a time and mark the position of the holes through the punched holes. Once all the holes are in place thread through the two pieces of wire and use the BIA to bind. If you don't have a Bind it all tool you could squish the wires with your fingers as they are quite squishable enough but you won't get as good a bind.
Finish it off with a title, I used rub ons on a piece of ribbon. Tie some decorative ribbons and bits of fabric through the wire at the top and make a hanging piece by threading a long piece of ribbon through the 'o' part of the wire and tying at one end. You can add journaling and little photos inside or maybe secret romantic messages!

Have a fab day!
xx Leo

10 February 2008

DMC Sketch Challenge

So here's my card for the DMC sketch dare this week I went way OTT as normal for me :-D.
I love making pin wheels and I saw some in a Topshop window display this weekend so I figured a cute mini one would look cool on a card so I made one........ (well I made two actually!)
I turned the sketch on it's side and used it that way round to build up the embellishments on my card.
I used Glitz design, Doodlebug and love Elsie papers with a bit of KI Memories lace cardstock too. The ribbons are MayArts and Love Elsie. The round embellishment I made with my Cuttlebug layering up two circles with embossed acetate and a heart. There's also a little PhraseMaker tag in the corner, another cool tool I love at the mo! I fixed the pin wheel with a brad on to the card so it will spin around.
Thanks for another cool dare DMCers!
xx Leo

7 February 2008

68th Blog Post

Sorry I've not been around for a while, not like I haven't wanted to spend time making cards, just more like zillions of other things have had to come first. But the last week or so I've got crafty again, had a clear out of old stash, brought in some new bits and waiting with childlike giddiness for all the new goodies to come floating down from CHA to stock up some more!

So this is what I've been working on this week........
DMC Jo's doodley challenge
I copied Jo's circle boarder doodling technique for the scallop edges. Used layered paper and crocheted flowers with a cuttlebug embossy bit in between and a cute heart pin. I used my cuttlebug for the background too, some teal cardstock with the birthday embossing plate. The dragonfly is punched out and layered up then glossy accented all over as is the chipboard heart bit at the top. The lace is from my great grandmas collection of stuff from her sewing box, I've inherited a load of lovely lacy bits and buttons and old jewellery to play with!

And... I did the red and white DMC challenge!

I used the heart blocks cuttlebug embossing folder for the background and dry brushed over some red paint. The muffin and wording are my stamps from dewdropz crafts, the muffin is stamped on chipboard covered with red card then cut out and coloured. Then I've inked in white a heart chipboard shape and added some felt flowers with layered up buttons in the centers.
This challenge was so difficult because I really hate monochromatic colourways, multi colour funness all the way I say! :-D
I've done more stuff with the stamps I need to photograph but it's too dark now, hate that about winter I need light!!! There's a little heart shaped minibook I made with the heart journaling stamp and a Bind it All. So will come back with those v soon!
xx Leo