Monday, 25 January 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #156- Punches and/or Dies

    Hello, today sees the start of the new fortnightly challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Maike is the hostess for this challenge and she would like to see your cards that feature Punches or Dies, or both. 

    For my card I have chosen to use some flower dies from Marianne Designs to cut some roses from light blue, medium blue, grey and cream lightweight card stock. I spritzed the die cuts with some Pearl mica spray and scrunched them up before leaving them to dry. 
    The patterned papers are from the 'Butterfly Parade' 8 x 8 paper pad by Craftwork Cards. The butterflies and roses have been cut from the paper pad and 'Clear' Wink of Stella added for a lovely shimmer. 
    The clock, Eiffel Tower stamp and text are from a cheap stamp set that I bought at my local supermarket and have been stamped with Black Archival Ink and the Sentiment stamp was floating around my stamp box, so I am not sure who it is from.
    The heart die is also from Marianne Designs and has been cut from Black Core'dnations card. The acetate behind the heart has been embossed with the 'Trellis' embossing folder from Couture Creations.

    I hope you like you inspiration for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blog as they have made some lovely cards.
    Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #155- New

    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. As it is the first challenge of the New Year the theme for this challenge is 'New' and I will be hosting this challenge. Before I continue I would like to welcome Ngaere, Judy and Angela to the Design Team.

    For my card I decided to make a 'New Home' card. I have made another Aperture Double Gate-fold card, but this time used a heart shaped die from Marianne Designs to create the aperture and pink scalloped frame.
    The cottage is a stamp from Hobby Art's 'Spring Scenes' clear stamp set and has been coloured with Copic Makers. The backing papers are from Joy Crafts 'Flower Blooming' paper pad. The Picket fence, bird, birdhouse and branches are also dies by Marianne Designs and have been coloured with Spectrum Aqua markers.
    The flowers are made using a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the leaves have been cut using a die from Crafts- Too. I added some gems to the centres of the flowers. The bunting hanging in the trees came free with an old magazine, don't know which one and has had 'In Your New Home' written on each piece to finish the card.

    I hope you like the card I have created for this challenge and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful projects.
    Thanks for stopping by.