Beardie Bows

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Twit Twoo!

Hi everyone,

I'm back after a short absence, the builders are back.  More work, but nothing major this time, all the same I find it hard to concentrate or in fact get anything done when they are here!

Today I have a card that I have made to enter into the Sketch N Stash 88 challenge.

For this card I took one of my A5 white hammered card blanks and cut it down to make a square card blank {old stash}.  I have then taken a piece of Papertrey Ink 'Perfect Match' cardstock in Ocean Tides and cut a square slightly smaller than my card blank, I have then layered onto this a piece of My Mind's Eye paper from the 'True Blue' collection {new stash}.  For the border on the left I have used more Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides and layered over this with another piece of My Mind's Eye paper from the same collection.  The image is Whimsey Stamps ~ 'Whimsey Owl' (the link takes you to a Digi Image version) and he was stamped onto a piece of Craftwork Cards 'Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock' with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, coloured in using Copics and then run through my Grand Calibur with a Netabillities circle die.  The image was then mounted onto a mat cut from the Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides cardstock.  To finish I have used a scrap of ribbon {old stash} from my ribbon scraps box (there was literally only just enough to tuck under the edges) a Prima flower and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards which has been colour tinted with VersaMagic ink in 'Oasis Green' to tone with the colours of the rest of the card and finally some Jose Rose nail heads - whew!!

Thank you for visiting and for any of your lovely comments ~ always welcome.

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Just Saying Hello ...

Hi Everyone

As I write the rain has started falling again, I just managed to get the dogs out for a walk before it started.

We have new neighbours, well they haven't moved in yet, but are busy decorating and preparing for the move.  So, the card for today is a 'New Home' card.

Now first of all I am a bit annoyed about the colour reproduction on this photo, I took several in different locations and none showed the vibrant orange colour as it should be.

For the base card I have taken a piece of Craftwork Cards Softies cardstock and then cut a border across the middle from the same cardstock and attached a piece of tangerine (yes it really is a vibrant tangerine) polka dot grosgrain ribbon (sorry I do not know where this came from) around this before attaching it to the base card.  The image is a Stampendous stamp called 'Home Tweet Home' and this was stamped onto a piece of the Craftwork Cards Softies cardstock and coloured with Copics.  I have then taken a piece of Papermania textured cardstock in a matching tangerine colour (this was from a pack called 'Warm Sunshine' which has 6 different colours in it) and cut a mat which has been added to the card with 3D foam pads.  The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat and was cut out with my Stampin' Up punch 'Word Window' and mounted onto a piece of the Papermania card which was cut out with my Stampin' Up punch 'Modern Label'.  The card was finished off with Doodlebug rhinestones.

Thank you for visiting today, have a good afternoon.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Westie Wishes

Hi everyone,

Well another miserable day weather wise, I have just done a second load of dog towels in the washing machine and am fast gathering another pile!!

I have a Birthday card to show today which is for someone who's Birthday is tomorrow (I don't think she looks at my blog so it is safe to post it today).  The person who it is intended for has a Westie so I thought this DigiStamp Boutique image was perfect.

Using one of my 'cut down' hammered white card blanks I have rounded the corners back and front with my WRMK Corner Chomper.  I have then taken a piece of K&Company 'Brenda Walton' design patterned paper from my scraps box (this is very old stash so I would be surprised if it was still available)  cut it to size and again rounded off the bottom corners.  A piece of My Mind's Eye floral patterned paper was used for the border across the middle, this came from my scraps box also (oh what a good girl I've been) and was a free paper pad with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine ages ago.  Around this I have wrapped a piece of pink organza ribbon from my ribbon scraps box, there was only just enough to make the little bow.  The image which is called 'Mac & Flowers' was printed onto Craftwork Cards Digital Cardstock and coloured with my Copics  it was then mounted onto yet another piece of card from my scraps box which had been cut using a Nestabilities 'Lacey Circle' die and mounted to the base card with 3D adhesive squares.  To finish off a Craftwork Cards sentiment which I have rubbed over with a Dew Drop chalk ink pad in 'Pixie Dust' to tone in with the card and mounted onto a little mat cut with my Stampin' Up Large Oval punch which seems the perfect size and shape for these sentiments.  Finally, I have used three JosyRose nail heads for which I am eternally grateful to Jules for pointing me towards these, they are fabulous and I want loads more … lol!!!!! 

Right that's it for today ~ my photos are marginally better, but I would love them to look bigger on my blog once the post is published ~ I look at other peoples photos and they seem so much nicer than mine, but I can't find a tool on blogger to change the picture size.  If anyone out there knows the trick I would be most eternally grateful .....

Thank you for visiting today.