Friday, December 31, 2010

White Christmas Window

 The current Pollycraft Challenge  is to make a project with either an All White Christmas (with colour only on the image)...or...a Snowy/Winter Scene.  I wanted to try something a little different and was thinking of maybe a shadow box card until my lovely friend Helen told me about a tunnel card she'd seen in a off I went hunting to find something to look at to get an idea of how to make one. Helen came to the rescue with a link to a template, so I decided to have a play and see what I came up with. 

All white is always a challenge for me...I've only done a couple of all white cards...but I had a picture in my head of what I wanted to achieve and it sort of turned out how I imagined!

Here's the card:

I've taken these 2 photos in different light to see if I could capture the different textures and effects. It's SOOOOO hard to photo acetate without getting reflections/glare!!!

There are 3 panels to the card. The back panel is embossed with a tree folder, with puff paint and glitter added to some of the branches for snow. The middle panel has a cut out tree which has been embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder and I've added Stickles to the dots to look like glistening snow flakes. The star on top of the tree is a punch from my stash and it's also been 'Stickled'. I wanted the front panel to look like a window because I had in mind to use Paula's Evie Waiting for Santa image and she's sitting watching out the window for Santa to arrive :)  I've embossed the window frame with a CB border folder and then painted the whole panel with Liquid Pearls. A piece of acetate was cut and adhered to the back of the opening for the 'glass' and 1/4" DS tape used on the front to create the frame for the panes...this was glittered to make it look frosty.  At this point I did a very DUMB thing...I forgot to adhere the acetate BEFORE  assembling the card :(  It was an absolute PAIN to get that piece in behind the panel, in the right spot, without making a BIG frustrating when I make silly boo boos like that!! The Merry Christmas is embossed with another CB folder and cut out. I then coated the letters with Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen. And last but not least, Evie was coloured with Copics, cut out and mounted with foam dots. If you click on the photos to enlarge them, hopefully you'll get the idea I was wanting to create :)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful & safe New Year everyone :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hedgie "For You"

This is my second post today...woo hoo!  I'm making the most of not feeling 100% well by playing in my paper haven :) Being really lazy and ignoring all the work sitting around me, waiting to be done! It will still be there tomorrow (unfortunately!).

This is a birthday card for my niece...I think!  I'm not overly thrilled with the end result so will have to decide whether to give it to her or make her another one and put this one in my card box.

I've used a Penny Black stamp from the Wonderful Day set. I love these cute little hedgies :)  I also used this week's JAI challenge sketch.

Now I'm off to make a card for a friend's I might even be back later!!!!

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

CS:   X-Press blending card, SU Natural Ivory
DP:  Basic Gray from the 6" Lemonade pad
Stamp:  Penny Black from the Wonderful Day set, Inkadinkado Greetings set
Ink:  SU Purely Pomegranate, Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Colouring:  Copics
Other:  CB Tiny Tags die, brad, ribbon, AED Bronze glitter, SU Crystal Effects, KNK Maxx

Summer Bookmark

Here is another bookmark like the one I made HERE.  I love bookmarks and really enjoy making them. They make great little pressies to slip in with a card and most people use them :)

 And here it is tucked into its pocket:
I've used the beautiful "Summer" digi stamp from Michelle Perkett. You can find her in Michelle's Etsy Store, along with lots of other gorgeous images.  The DP is from the new Kaiser English Rose collection. I fell in love with this collection as soon as I laid eyes on it lol! ALL the papers in the range are GORGEOUS...and I had to buy the 6" pad as well...LOVE that Kaiser have specialty papers and die cuts in their paper pads.

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Paper Play Challenge:   Anything But a Card
Stamp Something:  Something With a Tag or Pocket
Moving Along With The Times:  Anything Goes
Mad For Markers:  Anything Goes

CS:  X-Press It blending card, SU Old Olive
DP:  Kaiser English Rose Collection
Stamp:  Summer from Michelle Perkett
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  Ribbon from stash, Prima flower, SU Circle Scallop punch & circle punches, brad

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Royal Flower Fairy Box

Hellooooooooo everyone...yes, I'm still alive and kicking!! :)  It's been sooooo long since I blogged anything...I feel like I've been away for ever!  We run a business and I also work another job, so things got really, really busy leading up to our end of year break...then I came down with some dreadful lurgy that knocked me completely flat for 2 weeks :(  I'm still not 100% but on the improve every day...only coughed for 1/2 hr after going to bed last night...a BIG improvement on the 4 hrs I was doing to start with!!! This hasn't been my best Chrissy ever, but there's always another one to look forward to next year :)  And it will probably be here way too soon!  Anyhow...onto my project.....

I decorated this wooden box as a birthday pressie for my niece in Qld. Her birthday is 7th January and I'm often late for it, unless I'm organised before Christmas.  Thought I was going to be late with it again this year but seeing as how I was feeling so yuck yesterday, I sat and made this last night...cheered me up's the first crafty thing I've done for a while.

Top of Box, Box & Box Open:

 And here's a close up of the gorgeous fairy:

The fairy is Royal Flower by Caron Vinson, from Sweet Pea Stamps. Caron's fairies are simply GORGEOUS. I've had some of these for a while now and haven't inked them up...will be using them more now that I've broken the drought :)  She was lovely to colour.

Unfortunately, I find it very difficult to get the sparkle and bling to photo well...this looks so lovely IRL. Her wings have been embossed with Polysparkle EP, her dress overlay spritzed with Glimmer Mist and glitter pens used to highlight her hair and colour the flowers...oh well, one day when I have nothing else to do, I'll take some photography lessons on how to photo special effects!

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Moving Along With The Times:   Anything Goes (No Christmas Cards!!)
Paper Play Challenge:  Anything But a Card
Mad for Markers:  Anything Goes

CS:  X-Press It blending card
Stamp:  Royal Flower by Caron Vinson
DP:  Kaiser from Garden Arabesque collection
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens, glaze pen
Other:  Wooden box from Shamrock Crafts, Off White craft paint, Kaiser rhinestone flower & single rhinestones, foam dots, MS double border punch, Polysparkle EP, Glimmer Mist


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