19 November 2011

Merry Christmas Card

Well I've been getting on with some Christmas cards again this week. I made another following the challenge on Shimelle's Christmas crop to cut out an image from patterned paper to use as a motif. I used some lovely Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas papers to cut out the baubles from then stitched them together with my sewing machine to make a little garland. All the other papers are the Holly Jolly ones too, really lovely collection pack I'll be using all of it for cards this year! The greeting is a stamp from  Kaisercraft pack of mini clear Christmas greeting stamps.

xx Leo

18 November 2011

Water Water Everywhere - it's another dare...ing cardmakers!

Sorry I missed posting up last weeks dare I did manage to finish a card for the DT I just didn't get a chance to post it up on my blog but go an check out all the yummy jewellery cards from last week, http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/2011/11/bejewelled.html

This week the theme is 'water' and here's what I came up with....

This weekend just gone I had a peek at some of the challenges on Shimelle's Christmas crop and made this card based on this challenge, http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1289/woven-christmas-card-tutorial-by-melissa-mann/ picking up on the paper weaving idea. Any excuse to get the sewing machine out works for me :) The watery bit is the snowy/ice theme that's still water it's just frozen, right? I used a real mix up of papers, the pink dot is Kesi'art the grey is 4heures37 and the blue is Lily Bee. The little embellishments are Pink Paislee from the Snow Day ephemera pack. I added them with 3D foam pads to help them stand out from the background a bit. I added the crochet doily because I was trying to give it a more cozy feeling but I guess it could've worked without it?
Anyway pop on over to Daring Cardmakers to check out this weeks dare and all the stunning cards from the DT to inspire you and have a go at a watery project! www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
xx Leo

8 November 2011

December Daily in progress

This weekend I got to dig in to my December Daily project. I've tried to get a few photos but between being without my regular camera and the dark evenings we've got now it's proving a difficult task!I tried my best anyway. Here's what I've got so far.
I decided ages ago on a 6x4 inch format because I had lots of blank postcards I wanted to use as pages. I've supplimented the postcard pages with pieces of cardstock, (doubled up to make them thicker) and acetate pieces.
The cover is made with a Hambly transparancy as the base the piece of kraft cardstock is a blank page I've left behind it. The full pile of goodies I used is on an earlier post bellow. I've mixed up supplies I already had with a few new purchases.

I'm keeping most of the pages quite simple because I've got a small format so I need to leave plenty of room for a photo and some journalling or maybe just one or the other.

Here's one of the postcard pages. I'm going to use the space on the left for a photo then the lines on the right for the journalling. The little postmark stamps worked out just right for the stamp space in the top corner. I've used my date stamp, (it's just one of those from the office supply stores) alongside it to date the pages.

I dug out my Smash book stash, some of the things like the note pages make fun little journalling prompts to fill in.

I'm adding some little kind of divider pages in between each of the daily pages. Some with little reminder like the one above, (time to make cards) then there's the little 'days to go' pages like the one below.
xx Leo

5 November 2011

Daring Cardmakers November Flowers

First off a big massive happy birthday to Daring Cardmakers! I can't believe it's been so long well done guys.
This week it's all about the flowers as we work our way through the flowers of the month in the first week of every month. This week it's the Chrysanthemum. Here's what I came up with this week....

I made the flower from scallop circles cut out with my trusty Nestablities dies. I just snipped into the scallops at a slight angle then layered them all up gluing them in the center and then modeled it into the flower shape bending the paper with my fingers. Really simple thing to do but I was really cuffed with how it turned out. All the papers are leftover bits I've got hanging around from my Quirky Kits. It's a mix of Studio Calico and Lily Bee I think and the greeting is a Pebbles duplicate rub on.

Head on over to Daring Cardmakers HQ to check out the details of this weeks dare and have a go yourself.
xx Leo