Saturday, 29 June 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: #94 Steampunk

I like the Steampunk look, but wasn't sure what it really meant. This is my first go at it, so thanks to Crafty Cardmakers for this challenge and for the definition. 

I have used some elements from DoCrafts Chronology collection for this card. 

Starting with a black card I first glued a vintage postcard on at an angle. I then heat-embossed a globe with gold powder, missing off the bottom of the stamp so it would fit onto the card. 
I positioned a vintage clock charm and set an eyelet in place above, then threaded a piece of chain from an old necklace through both holes to give the look of a pocket watch. 
I heat embossed three different cogs onto black card, then added eyelets and gromlets to finish them off and cut them out.  I placed these together at the top right corner to fill the gap.  I decided to also heat emboss three cogs at the bottom right corner, but straight onto the card for a different look. 
For my sentiment I added gromlets to a greeting tag and positioned in alignment with the bottom of the postcard, and for the final touch I added three small buttons along the top of the card. 
Crafty Cardmakers Steampunk Challenge

Coloured Cards Challenge

I love colour-blocking, so this is a great challenge for me.  I've chosen to use pink as my theme, using products from Papermania.
I made my own stepper card from pale pink card, using a template I found on the web. 
To decorate the card I used co-ordinating papers from a Papermania Colossal collection, glueing one piece to the centre step and another to the lower step. 
I dry-embossed small cupcakes down each of the side steps, using a brass stencil and also a large cake onto pink card.  Next I cut an oval from thick card and covered it with striped paper, then glued twine around the edge, knotting at the top. I placed the large cake on top with 3D foam pads, then glued this to the centre step. 
I measured and cut small triangles from the pink card to create bunting and used a piercing tool to make holes for the twine. I threaded the triangles onto the twine, then further decorated them with a permanent pen. 
For the final touch, I used pink shimmer chalk over the embossed areas of the cakes. 
DoCrafts Challenge 

Friday, 28 June 2013


Having been away for three weeks in Canada visiting family, it's nice to get back into crafting.  I did take my cards with me though and sold almost all of them.
Picked up some nice bits from Jolee's and K&Company as usual.  I wish Asda had the craft stock that Walmart do!
The pile of post was more exciting than usual as contained my Crafts Beautiful magazine, which I've been included in this month. Thanks to Holly for that.
Time to get creating with the free papers I think.
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