Saturday, March 24, 2018

Have Fun Today "Star Card"

Good morning to all my paper crafting friends

A quick share today.

I have seen these "Star" cards appearing on Facebook and thought I would give it a go.

It was not as hard as I thought it would be. Watched a couple of youtube clips and here it is.

This takes a 6" x 6" piece of white card stock and a 6" x 6" piece of patterned paper. I used a piece from the 6.5" Kaisercraft Secret Garden paper pad.

Love it.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Layout using Die Cuts for Creative Inspiration

Good morning everyone

Today I want to share with you all a layout I have done for the challenge over at Creative Inspiration.

My challenge is to use die cuts on a layout, and other members of the DT have challenges to use die cuts on other things. This was very easy for me because I seem to have an addiction to using dies. For the challenge you can use dies you have cut yourself or die cuts you have purchased (i.e. Kaisercraft collectables)

This is my layout

The photo is of a newspaper clipping from 1974 when my daughter was the winner of a baby competition. It is not very good quality but I thought it was worth recording the memory.

I cut a sheet of double sided card and inverted one section of it to get the two different papers in the background. These were then attached to a sheet of white cardstock for stability.

I have used Washi Tape and strips of patterned paper in the background for a bit of visual interest.

The photo is triple matted because I found that it got lost in the background with only a small matt.

The banner, hearts and tag were cut using my Big Shot.

A bit of faux stitching finished the layout off.

Why not pop over to Creative Inspiration and check out the challenge. You might be the lucky winner of a great prize.

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Till next time

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Card tutorial for Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hello to all my paper crafting friends.

Today I am sharing a card tutorial with you that I created for Off The Rails Scrapbooking. I have made this card to send to my Mum with a letter inside because I know that she checks her letterbox each day and I think it would be nice for her to receive a surprise letter.

This is the card. Hope you are inspired to get your bits out and create along with me.

I have used a 6" x 6" card base in a pearlised cream that I bought from K Mart. For my patterned papers I have chosen a Kaisercraft 6 1/2" paper pad and Collectables from the Secret Garden range. A couple of old flowers that I have layered on top of each other with a brad, a beautiful lace motif that my Mother gave me and some diamanties.

I have cut a piece of patterned paper the same size as the card, distressed the edges, adding a small tare on the top edge. All of the papers used on this card have distressed edges that have then been inked with a black Versa Colour ink pad.
This was then attached to the front of the card base.

I then chose a self patterned piece of paper and cut it to 5 1/2" by 5 1/2", treated the edges and attached it centrally on the patterned paper using foam tape

The 3rd piece pf patterned paper was cut to 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", edges treated the same as the other papers and attached 1/2" in from the left hand edge of the second patterned paper

I found a little run of hearts in the collectables packet so I inked the edges of it and attached it along the edge of the patterned papers as shown here.

Using my hot glue gun I attached the pink flower and the lace motive to the card.

I also found an assortment of embellishments that I wanted to include on the card in the collectable pack. The blue arrow is attached using the hot glue gun also as I have stuck it on top of the flower and I wanted to ensure it was going to stay in place.

The blue ticket was attached to the sentiment using glue and then the sentiment was attached to the card using foam tape

I thought the flower needed a bit of greenery around it so I dug around in the collectables again and found the leaves and attached them  as shown.  The diamanties were also added at this stage.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I would love to see what you create using this as inspiration.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Creative inspiration DT Reveal for the March Sketch Challenge

Good afternoon everyone.

There are big changes happening over at Creative Inspiration starting next month. Why not pop over to the blog and have a look.

This layout is for the Sketch Challenge that is happening on Creative Inspiration's Forum.

This is my layout

and this is the sketch, isn't it great.

I have not done a double layout for a long time so this was a great challenge.

I did not stick exactly to the sketch but close enough. I have just realised I have used the same colours, that was coincidental.

I used a stencil with some Glimmermist to crate the flower on the background and then added some splatters with the same Glimmermist and some black Glimmermist

I used a Kaisercraft stencil and some Glass Bead Gel to add some texture along the bottom of the layout

The papers are from Studio Calico - Best Of range.

The flowers are made using a die that I can not remember what brand it is, the floral circle behind the photo on the right is a Kaiser die and the heart over the photo of my Granddaughter is from Ultimate Crafts.

A few puffy stickers completed this layout.

Why not pop over to Creative Inspiration's Forum and have a go at the sketch, there is a great prize to be won.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time