Saturday, April 19, 2014

More Spring/Easter Inspiration at Craft for the Craic


Over at Craft for the Craic there's still time to enter our Spring/Easter challenge.

Spring also makes me think of flowers and I wanted to try out the pop-up box cards that are popular just now. All the tutorials I looked at were quoting fractions of an inch and I'm not too keen on complicated measuring.  I wanted something simple I could score on my Hougie board and also could fit into an A6 envelope, so I made up my own measurements, and I can get two of these pop up box cards to an A4 card.


I'm hoping to have a tutorial after the weekend to show you how to make these.



I used Basic Grey Carte Postale papers, some flower punches, a butterfly punch and a border punch.

Have a Happy Easter and show us what you've made for the craic!

Ger x

Monday, April 7, 2014

Die Cuts or Embossing Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network




This month's theme at Crafty Bloggers Network is Die Cuts or Embossing and this month we are sponsored by Rick St Dennis.  This month's winners will receive two images of their choice from Rick St Dennis store.


I coloured this image, called 'Flower Cart', with Copics and Spectrum Noirs.  I've used both die cuts and embossing on this card, using Spellbinders Labels 18 to cut the image, Tim Holtz on the edge butterflies, Simon Says Stamp Meadow Rue die and a Cuttlebug music sheet embossing folder.  The papers are My Mind's Eye Remarkable and the sentiment is LOTV.

I hope you can join in the fun this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.

Ger x

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hero Arts 90 Minute Scramble


Played along at another Hero Arts 90 minute scramble last night although the scramble was well under way before I remembered it was happening!  The challenge was to use a Hero Arts stamp, a die cut or punch or embossed background, and at least one embellishment.

I white embossed the magical dots background before using distress inks in a rainbow of colours.  Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord.  I spritzed the background with a mix of perfect pearls and water before cutting the piece down to size.  I punched a butterfly out of the spare piece, stamped the sentiment onto a vellum strip and added sequins.  All mounted onto a light blue Adorable Scorable card.

Hope you're enjoying a relaxing Sunday. Ger x

I'd like to enter this into: 



Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Challenge at Craft for the Craic


This month at Craft for the Craic the challenge theme is something for Easter or Spring.

Spring makes me think of bright colours and I was inspired by this colourful paper pad from My Mind's Eye called Remarkable to die cut some butterflies.

I cut strips of the paper and layered them up, glueing some down and popping others up on 3D foam.  I just love the vivid colours!  I white embossed a Hero Arts sentiment on one of the strips.


Check out the rest of the Design Team's Spring creations and upload your own at Craft for the Craic - looking forward to visiting your blogs! 

I'd like to enter this into:

Ger x

Friday, March 28, 2014

Transparent Challenge at Simon Says Stamp


Over at Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog the challenge is to use transparent item(s) on your card.  The Design Team have some absolutely stunning creations using all sorts of transparent things!

I took a sheet of acetate and folded it into a card before embossing, then die cut shapes from My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 Remarkable.  I stamped the Simon Says Stamp sentiment with Hero Arts ink and used butterfly punches and an EK Success border punch.

I'd like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Transparent Layers

Supplies:
Acetate 
Cuttlebug Lattice embossing folder
Memory Box dies: Fuschia Sprig and Marshmallow Clouds
X-Cut Butterfly Punch
docrafts palm punch
EK Success Border Punch
My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pad Remarkable
Simon Says Stamp sentiment
Hero Arts Bubblegum Shadow Ink

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another Male Birthday


Needed another male birthday card this week and the muted colours in Basic Grey's Carte Postale paper pad seemed just right.  I also used Tim Holtz Gadget Gears die and a Hero Arts sentiment, white embossed.

See you soon with another card!

Ger x

Monday, March 24, 2014

Set of 6


Deciding what to take to the Wednesday evening craft club is always a problem.  Most of the lovely ladies there are knitting and don't take up much space on the table but even so, us cardmakers tend to hog a lot of space.

Also, there's only so much a girl can carry.  So I decided to limit myself to one paper pad, some punches, Neenah Kraft and White card and some pearls.


The results were a set of six cards, all following the same basic sketch but switching the orientation around.


I think I should limit myself like this more often! Oh I also brought along a Hero Arts Sentiment stamp set




See you soon with another card. Ger x