Thursday, 21 February 2013

Hero Arts Love and Lace Challenge

Here are my entries for the Hero Arts Love and Lace challenge

This is my love entry;
This is the result of my burgeoining love affair with neon. I really covet the Hero Arts Neon Inks, they shall be mine one day! I stamped the heart using the wood block Hero Arts Heart Lace K5236 and pink embossing powder, I then cut around the heart leaving a small piece attached at the top at the bottom so I could fold the heart inwards to show the neon paper underneath, I then used foam pads to add dimension and added a black heart in the centre. The sentiment was stamped with Made with Love CL491.

Here is my lace entry;
I used Doily Circle CGI68 and embossed it with clear embossing powder and spritzed over the top with spray ink. I liked the way the pink looked with the turquoise so I mounted it on a pink card base and added some pink pearls and some twine. The sentiment is from CL270 Sky's the Limit.
Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

CAS-ual Fridays CFC90

In the spirit of entering more challenges I thought I would have a go at entering CAS-ual Fridays challenge to create a card in black and white and one colour of your choice. I decided on aqua as it's my favourite colour at the moment. I tried to make this super clean and simple and I am not sure if I like it or not.
Clean and simple is such a departure from my normal style, I like to embellish and fiddle, I know that you can do that with CAS style, I am just not very good at it so I end up with something very plain. Oh well, if you never try then you risk getting stuck in a rut :)

Thanks for looking

Update: 23/02/13 - Well, this came as a lovely surprise! Thank you CAS-ual Fridays.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

CASE Study challenge #128

Here is my entry for this week's CASE Study Challenge featuring their latest muse, the talented Teri Anderson
and here is the card it was inspired by made by Teri
I based my card mainly on the colours featured as I love orange and turquoise together. I also added in some graph paper, added in a circular embellishment and some baker's twine. I really do love this card!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine's Day Treat Bags

Being on the road in my old job meant I did not get to see my colleagues very often, now I work in an office it is nice to spend time with the same people on a daily basis. For Valentine's Day I thought it would be fun to create some treat bags for my co-workers.

These were so easy to make when you have a little 'production line' going.  I laid out the glassine sacks and sprayed them with pink misting spray and a touch of glitter varnish spray, whilst they were drying I die cut and stamped the button cards in stages, once they were all prepared it was an quick task to assemble them with some paper doilies, thread and some washi tape. I managed to make 14 of these little beauties in a couple of hours (I am a notoriously slow crafter though!)
I used Papertrey Ink Button Boutique for the main image on the card, the scalloped heart is an old Pink Paislee Stamp, I finished it off with PTI's Heart 2 Heart 11 for the small hearts and the love word. I used the accompanying die to die cut the hearts which I attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, I also coloured the staples with a promarker to make it look prettier. I finished it off with some love heart washi and a pretty pink gem.
I didn't have enough of the same coloured twine so I used a variety of different pink threads that I had in my sewing box. I filled these with chocolate hearts and coins, lovehearts sweets, lollipops and, the best part, a mini Malteaser bunny, those little things are seriously addictive, nom, nom, nom!

I hope that you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Papertrey Anniversary Entry #2 - Sketch Challenge

Continuing in on the festivites over at Papertrey Ink, here is my entry for the Sketch Challenge;

I used Snowflake Flurries and the matching dies to create a fun happy birthday card, I just love this colour combination of Orange Zest and Hawaiian Shores. Here is a look at my desk during the process;

I am quite a neat crafter! I just can't seem to abide lots of bits and pieces everywhere, this is as bad as it gets, however I think being so neat doesn't allow my to unlock my 'devil may care' crafting side.

Thanks for looking!
Ang x

Papertrey Anniversary Entry #1

If you are a fan of Papertrey Ink, you probably know they are holding their anniversary celebrations with lots of contests and prizes, including winning a year's worth of stamps! Here is my entry for today's challenge to create a wrap, tag or gift wrapping using a photo from pinterest or any other site. So here is my entry...

Inspired by this pin...

I bought the rose paper today but have no idea who made it! PTI dies used for the word, clear label and border. I stamped the background of the tag and the crepe ruffle with the Sweet Life stamps.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Revisiting Vintage Vogue by Pink Paislee

Have you ever bought a paper line that you loved so much but didn't want to use? Duh! silly question if you are a crafter. I think many of us hoard papers and embellishments that we think are too pretty to use, I know that I am guilty of this many times over. When I first saw the Vintage Vogue collection by Pink Paislee, I fell in love, so much so that along the way I acquired multiples of the paper pack and embellishments, however, I only discovered this the other week so I decided it was time to pull it all out and get stuck in.

I always find that I have a shortage of birthday cards, so I was sure to make a couple that I hope will be liked by the recipients.

A relatively clean and simple card that seems right for any occasion.

Gotta use up those scraps, and I certainly did with this one! I think I need to pay better attention to the scallop placement next time, it's ever so slightly wonky!

This one is for my bestest friend, she's like a sister to me, unfortunately she lives thousands of miles away, so I don't get to see her as often as I would like. I intend to send this to her to (hopefully) brighten up her day and let her know that I am thinking of her always. I could not seem to stop adding embellishments to this one, I need to know when to stop!

What was surprising was I the fact that I managed to make two male cards from this definitely 'girly' line.

This is for my husband's best friend that works in the car industry.

and finally, this is for my darling husband who turned the grand old age of 39 last month! If you made it all the way to the bottom of this post, thank you!

Have a great day
Ang x


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