Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thank You Card

A self indulgence day today and how good it feels to be on annual leave and not have to get up to go to work but instead get to play :) and what better way to play than to make a card for a challenge.

This thank you card uses a digital stamp from StitchyBear - Scent of a Woman, such a beautiful stamp, so emotive.

I have been playing around with the best way to create cards with shaped cut-out tops.  Many I see have the decorative cut out area welded to the whole shape of the card but I find I have to be so precise in lining everything up on my plotter cutter or else I end up cutting directly onto the mat instead of around the edge of the card.  Well, OK, I could make cards with a width less than my A4 card but I don't want to do that.  This time I only created the cut file for the top filigree area, sorted it's placement on the virtual mat and lined up my card on the actual mat.  Fingers crossed this would work!!!!!  Way-hay, brilliant, it worked perfectly, cut beautifully and my mat was in tact too :)  It was easy from this point to cut the excess card from the base of the card to make a 14cm square folded card.  Think this is the way I will be making these types of cards in the future.

Enough waffling on, time to post this.

Challenges entered:-

OSAAT Challenge # 139 - With Thanks

Love to Create - Challenge #41 - Fancy Edges

Thank you OSSAT for my win and to all the DT members who wrote such lovely comments, made today a really special day <g> - :)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Round Easle Card

Round Lacy Easel Card

Card template cut on Black Cat and using digi stamp from Digi Darla called Watering Can Bouquet, rather a pretty little stamp I think :).  I joined the Digi Darla Sisterhood earlier this year and love getting my weekly stamps, always a surprise.  Although there are stamps I will probably never use there are many that I do so it was a great investment for the years membership.

I love the way the ribbon weaves through the card and think I am going to use this method a lot more on my card designing.

I used a shimmer mauve card for the base and a darker purple card for the cut out on top. I wove mauve ribbon through the slots created and attached the digital stamp topper to the top section of the card.  On the bottom section I selected the bottom butterfly from the digital stamp, enlarged it and cut it out.  To make it more secure, once coloured, I used Mod Podge on the front and back and stuck the bottom section of the cut out to the card with double sided tape.  

Think that just about sums up what I did.  Hope you like it <g>

This card has been entered in the following challenges

Digi Darla's Challenges - DDC#30 Circles and Scallops

October 1st

Many thanks to the Digi Darla Challenge design team for selecting my card, you have given me sucha a warm feeling inside <g>

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fairy Bingo

I just love Stitchbear digital stamps and have recently been checking out their weekly challenge blog, .  Having never entered a challenge before (never seem to have the time) this one caught my attention and as I have today off work I thought I would give it a go <g>.  I set myself the challenge of trying to use all nine sections, just for the fun of it.

This weeks challenge is called 'Bingo' and each entry had to contain a line / full house of the items given.
  1. Ribbon
  2. Embossing
  3. Buttons
  4. Sticker
  5. Digi
  6. Bling
  7. Sentiment
  8. Lace
  9. Die-cut
For my entry:-
  1. Ribbon - I added a ribbon bow
  2. Embossing - I created a swirly background .svg which I then embossed onto 120gms white paper using my Black Cat
  3. Button - this was fun, hardly any buttons in my house but I managed to find three white shirt buttons which I then coloured with Promarkers
  4. Sticker - Two line stickers have been used to edge the white topper layer and also I created the Thinking of You sticker by designing it, saving as a .svg and then cutting it out of vinyl.  This was also coloured with Promarkers.
  5. Digi - I was busy colouring in this digi, 'Ivy Fairy' from Delicious Doodles last night while cheking out the One Stitch At A Time Challenge so it had to be this digi I used.
  6. Bling - to achieve this setion I heat fixed 6 turquoise gems around the fairy wings and also dotted the 'i's' on the Thinking of You text with Stickles
  7. Sentiment - just something I thought up which seemed to work so well with the digi
  8. Lace - white lace, coloured with Promarkers
  9. Die-Cut - there are two in this card, the first is the Thinking of You text which I created and the second is the top wing of the fairy which once printed and cut was adhered to the card with foam tape, just to give a bit of depth.
There, I think that pretty much sums up the why and how of this card.  Now for the outcome :)

Having had a look at other folks entries I see many enter the same card for several different challenges.  Shall I give it a go <g>

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:-
  1. Digi Galore - For a Friend
  2. Two Sisters Challenge - Things With Wings
  3. Love to Create - Anything Goes
  4. Divas By Design - Challenge 54 fairies and fantasy
  5. OSAAT - Challenge #132...Bingo
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Sept 30

Whoopee - got a big smile on my face and just had to capture the moment for prosperity <g>

A huge thank you to all the design team over  at One Stitch At A Time, I am chuffed to bits :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Circular Heart Frame

Good morning paper piecing pals.  Another couple of hours playing around and came up with this Valentine border frame which I thought you might like.

Use the paper piecing sections as a cutout frame or as a layered frame.

As always, please do not use this file to add to paper piecing sets for sale or add to your blogs for download.  Other than that, enjoy :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Flower Paper Piecing Pattern

Feel free to download for your own personal use only or for completed items you sell with the exception of paper piecing kits.  Please do not upload the files to blogs, e-stores etc for sale or for free download in any shape of form.  

Now that is said <g>, I hope you enjoy using the paper piecing pattern in you projects.  Happy crafting.

Please let me know if there are any problems with the downloading, I am pretty new to this way of file sharing so it may be a bit hit and miss <g>