Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Card for a Child

The Stampin Sisters in Christ blog this week has one of my favourite passages of Scripture as an inspiration. Here is my card for a child, which I made during the week for a birthday party that Matthew and Emma went to. I took inspiration from the wrapping paper. I used paper from the Cheerful power palette, and the Creative Cuts system tool with the balloon shape on the LOVE template. Actually I think it's meant to be a petal, but it makes a lovely balloon!

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Kind of Sketch

I love the Clean and Simple blog page. Not only do I get great sketch layouts each week for very versatile designs, I get to look at the variety of ways people have used the same sketch. It is truly awe-inspiring what creativity some people have!! I love perusing other's blogs; I get so many new ideas.

For this card I have used elements of the Delight Power palette, sadly now on the "While Stocks Last" list. However, if you love this colour range, have a look at the brand new Fabulous set - the colours are very similar.

Ingredients: Creative Memories Delight paper buttons, Delight paper ribbon, Delight milestones album kit, Foam Squares, SU's word window and sentiment from the Pocket Silhouettes set stamped in Amethyst.

I love Punchcraft!

I have really been enjoying making the Creative Memories Girlfriends, and using them to dress up cards. This little recipe card was one I made after Christmas in order to pass on a popular Christmas salad.
The challenge at Pals Paper Arts this week is punchcraft.

These are the CM punches I used to make Oprah: the circle punch, tag maker, scallop circle maker, sweetheart maker, friendship punch, heart punch, and stardust maker.

Combined Challenges

This is the first time I have combined so many challenges into one. I am quite pleased with the result. I used the sketch from Diva Coffee Break Designs, plus I added stitching for the Creative Belli Blog, also paper piecing for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge, and spots for the One Stop Craft challenge. The stitching was quite a challenge: this is the fist time I have stitched onto a card, and feeling a bit lazy about getting the machine out, I poked the holes using a paper piercer then added the stitches by hand. It took a little while, and might have been better to get the sewing machine out!!!
Ingredients: Chocolate Chip cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Kiwi Kiss cardstock, Chocolate Chip DSP, and a favourite stamp of my own design.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge

Just Add Ink's challenge this week is to create a bag or a box, and this was a beautiful little bag that Helen showed us at my party a few weeks back. I made a little folded paper bag to go between two pieces of cardstock cut with the Top Note die, and there are jelly beans inside.

Ingredients: Tea Party DSP, Pink Pirouette cardstock, the Top Note die and the Butterflies die.

Friday, April 1, 2011

A Popular Disguise

This is a wonderful costume passed down from the cousins, and Matthew loves it. I made a page to show off the lovely photos of Oscar, George and Matthew being Dash Incredible.

Ingredients: Creative Memories Cheerful paper, orange and bacl cardstock, black sassy ABC, corner rounder.


The slide at Caroline Bay is one of Matthew's favourite play areas. Here's a page spread I recently completed showing off some fun he had on it in the summer.

Ingredients: the Creative Memories Cheerful papers and ribbon, and the Creative Cuts tool.