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Welcome everyone! My blogging has seen some serious neglect the last few months. Alas, it's not for lack of activity here in my studio, just too many other things on my plate! I am determined to get back into the swing of things and start posting on a more regular basis.
On with the challenge! Come join us over at House of Cards.
I made a pastel colored card this month which I usually don't have much luck with. For some reason pastels just don't speak to me, but I like how this one came out. I chose to use a pretty pre-printed vellum (which also happened to have a copyright printed on it from 2000!) It feels good to finally use something I've had that long!
What are some of your oldest supplies? Maybe it's time to dig them out and put them to good use! That's just my personal challenge to you this week...if you join in our House of Cards challenge be sure to use vellum or acetate on your card. Looking forward to seeing you there!
It's time for another challenge over on the Moving Along with the Times blog.
We have a fun theme for you: Hats and Scarves
Now I'm guessing that most of you are going to think winter when you hear hats & scarves, so here's something a little different to get you thinking outside the box:
This sweet little girl is a My Favorite Things stamp, and she is so much fun to play "dress up" with! I used ribbon, glossy accents and a brad on her paper pieced hat. Then I added flower soft for the scarf. I paper pieced her dress, then added lace under the bottom edge. Perfect pearls (of course) for her necklace and the button on the purse. I sponged a little distress ink on the edges of the flowers.
Now she's all dressed up and ready for tea!
If you aren't familiar with the Card Chain Challenge over here, come play along with us! It's so fun to get cards from other crafters around the world in the mail! Here's what I made for Lisa- she's a fan of purple so I wanted to incorporate that:
I used the sketch from the challenge along with the theme of flowers.
I used one of my new embossing folders from Stampin Up with some shimmer cardstock for the background. The sentiment is also Stampin Up, called Trust God. Flowers are a Tim Holtz die and I inked them with a bit of Milled Lavender distress ink.
Stamping Sensations: Stamp & die
Fantasy Stampers: purple
Di's Digi Designs: include a sentiment
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: use a sentiment
Creative Corner: flower power
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I've got two cards to share with you today. My first one uses a Stamplorations set called Eclectic Florals. I colored some water in the jar with watercolors and added glossy accents over the top. I fussy cut the flowers and popped them up on foam dots. My sentiment came from a Paper Sweeties stamp set called Live Love Grow. Robin Egg baker's twine also from Paper Sweeties. I used a digital patterned paper for my background from Eclectic Anthology- from the Robin's Egg set.
This next one is my first attempt at a pop-up card. When I saw the Sweeties Stand at Paper Sweeties I knew I wanted use it to create a flower shop. The front uses Eclectic Anthology paper-Robin's Egg set. Robin Egg seam binding from Paper Sweeties. The sentiment was cut from a patterned paper by Pebbles. The flowers were made with Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland die.
The card base is made using Sizzix Pop 'n Cuts die. For anyone who wants to know about using it in a Cuttlebug- check out this post.
Paper Sweeties products used: Live Love Grow, Emma, I'm Having a Tea Party, Sweeties Stand, Robin Egg Seam Binding, Robin Egg Bakers Twine. Eclectic Anthology papers used: Robin's Egg, Sublime Lime. Stamplorations set used: Eclectic Florals.
*Note about the Paper Sweeties stand: it's the perfect size for the Pop 'n Cuts card-when folded flat it's about 1/2-inch from the card end.
Now get to hoppin'! Your next stop is Tammy! If you get lost along the way, you can always head back to the original blog hop post--and don't forget to link up a project at the House of Cards blog after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our fabulous sponsors, too!
Kit & Clowder- Flowers
Totally Gorjuss- Stitching
Craftitude- Pop it Up
Stamping with the Dragon- Flowers
Crafters Cafe- 3 Flowers
Hobbybook- Flowers-at least 3
Catered Crop- Garden Party
Fairytale Stampers- Flowers
This is my last post for Pinspirational Challenges. It's hard to believe I've already been on the team for six months! It's been a lot of fun, but I think it's time to focus on some other projects for a while. On with the challenge...
This is a very sweet picture, and it would have been fun to do something with fairy wings but I'm not sure I'm up to that challenge. I'm not quite sure how to capture the iridescence. If any of you fellow crafters have tips you'd like to share, I'd love to hear!
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And onto my project...I'm using princess dress card from Creations by AR.
I had to go with springy colors inspired by the picture on this one, so I started off with a blue base for the skirt, adding rows of lace and a stitched hem along the bottom. I chose a floral print for the top from a 6x6 pad from Authentique's Seasons Essentials.(I love that these smaller pads are scaled to a more appropriate size for cards and small projects. I think I've been buying more of those lately than the larger 12x12 sheets.) I used a Martha Stewart punch- Eyelet Lace (or part of it) for the lace details around the neckline and sleeves. Then I added a bit of ribbon, pearls and a bow around the waist, and some pink pearls to the lace. I changed the style of the hat a bit by widening the brim. Then I added a pearl necklace with Perfect Pearls.
I had so much fun with this one that I put together another one...
I love how the lace on the hat turned out on this one.
Then I did another...
Reminds me of playing with paper dolls! I think these will be so cute to use as place cards for a tea party, so that's my plan. Hope you'll get a chance to play along this week at Pinspirational Challenges #104!
Sarah Hurley 365- Stitching
Creative Card Crew- Girly
Craft Your Passion- Pastels
Glitter n Sparkle- Spring Colors
Corrosive Challenge- Pastels
Delightful Challenges- Flowers
Unruly Paperarts- Teacups & Tiaras
Welcome to another Eureka challenge. This week our theme is spring flowers-it won't be long before they'll be popping up out of the ground around these parts.
I used Eureka's Tulip and Pansy Frame and Friends are Blossoms for the sentiment. This is my first project colored entirely with Copics. This beautiful image makes for an easy CAS design. I popped up two of the flowers on foam dots.
Tuesday Throwdown- digi dimension
C.R.A.F.T- weather/season where you are
A Creative Romance- spring flowers
Come and Get It- in the garden
Pile it On- floral fantasy
Di's Digi Designs- welcome spring
Suzy Bee's- spring flowers
Polkadoodles- spring is in the air
Operation Write Home- purple & yellow
Card Makin Mamas
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!