Tuesday 28 January 2014

Steampunk Birthday Cake

When I think 'Steampunk', cake isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but I thought it would be a great combination for a masculine card. 

I have used the following materials to create this card:
  • Card from my stash
  • Bugaboo image - tall cake
  • Papermania Chronology patterned papers and brads
  • Core'dinations card - Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
  • Other brads, eyelets and gromlets from my stash
  • X-Cut Tri-Boss folder - Cogs (Chronology)
  • Papermania Urban Stamp - Cogs (Chronology)
  • Whispers Strokes
  • Gold gel pen
  • Papermania shimmer chalk
  • Teabag
  • Little Claire outline stickers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Friday 24 January 2014

Cupcakes and Flowers

Wow, last challenge of the week - 'Friday Freebie/Theme'.  It's been a busy week and as I'd actually caught up with the rest of the challenges,  I started designing this card before even knowing what the freebie image was!  I'm so glad it's cupcakes as it works with the flowers really well.

I have used the following materials:
  • Bugaboo image -Cupcake Tower
  • Sizzix die - Flower & Leaf #5
  • Glitter
  • Core'dinations Kraft core card and Glitter Silk card
  • 3D foam pads
  • Anita's outline stickers
  • Gems
  • Metallic gel pens
  • Whispers Strokes

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hoppy Birthday Wobble Card

And the Catch The Bug/Bugaboo birthday week continues!  This card is for the 'Humor Me Wednesday' challenge. 
As the sun has actually been out lately, I thought I'd go with a beach theme.

I have used the following materials:
  • White card
  • Bugaboo image - Beach Frog Beach Toys
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Patterned papers from Papercrafter magazine
  • Font - Annie

Thursday 23 January 2014

Monster Birthday

I don't really make that many children's cards apart from the odd birthday, so this challenge (Catch The Bug 'Just Kidding Around') was a good excuse to do something bright and bold.  

I have used this following materials for this card:
  • Papermania card and patterned papers
  • Bugaboo image - Birthday Monster Present
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Apple Boy font
  • 3D foam pads
  • Westcott tearing ruler

Sugar & Spice Easel Card

I've never made so many challenge cards in such a short time.  Glad Bugaboo don't have birthdays every day! My little one starting nursery has given me more time to be creative though, so that has really helped.

This easel card is for the 'New Release Tuesday/Bling It Up' challenge.

I have used the following materials:
  • Dovecraft card
  • Bugaboo image - Birthday Girly
  • Patterned papers,  chipboard sentiments, fabric tape and other embellishments from Basic Grey's Mint Julep collection
  • Gems from my stash
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Glitter glue

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Bright Lilies card

Another card for Bugaboo's birthday challenges.  I love colour challenges but they can also be quite hard, as there are so many different ways to combine the colours. 
I have chosen a main image incorporating the colours,  plus card and ribbon to complement.

I have used the following materials:
  • Plain card from my stash
  • Core'dinations Glitter Silk
  • Bugaboo image - Lily Block
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Ribbon from Lidl
  • Sizzix embossing folder

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Birthday Cheers!

I have created this card for the Catch The Bug 'Birthday Celebration Sketch' challenge.  I've kept it quite simple to show off the fabulous patterned paper.

I have used the following materials:
  • Dovecraft card
  • Bugaboo image - Cheerleader
  • Patterned papers by BoBunny (from Papercrafter magazine)
  • Gems from my stash
  • Watercolour pencils
  • 3D foam pads
  • Whispers dye-based ink

Rainbow Sunburst Birthday Card

Bugaboo stamps are celebrating their 4th birthday and holding a week of challenges.  I am going to have a busy week trying to make cards for each of these!

My new technique for this card is the sunburst.  I've been seeing lots of these on Pinterest and they all look so different.  Such a good way to use up scraps too.

I have used the following materials:
  • Card scraps from my stash
  • Bugaboo image - tall birthday cake
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Anita's 3D gloss
  • Patterned paper, ribbon and bow from DoCrafts
  • Outline stickers from Little Claire Designs
  • Embossing folders from Sizzix and Embossalicious
I am entering this card into the Catch The Bug 'Bingo - Birthday Theme' challenge, using Bugaboo image/Free/Ribbon

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Saturday 18 January 2014

Sweetie Box

As you know I'm a big fan of Papercrafter magazine and their wonderful kits and papers.  They always give me inspiration to create something new and as the latest issue had a sweetie box feature,  I had to give it a try.
I did mean to take photos as I went along but I got so into it, I totally forgot!

Using the template, I cut out all the elements and scored/cut where required. I then cut different patterned paper to size and covered the entire box and lid before assembling. 
To complete the box I added an image to the top of the lid plus ribbon round the edge, plus sequins and a chipboard shape covered with patterned paper to the front of the scoop. 

I would like to enter this sweetie box into the following challenges:
3. Creative Craft Challenges 2 - #1 New (new project, new papers)

Thursday 9 January 2014

Joy Fold Card

I've been adding many card designs to my Pinterest boards recently and discovered some interesting ones using a Joy Fold.  I hadn't tried this before so getting the new Papercrafter magazine with its wonderful kit gave me an opportunity to try it.
I won't go into too much detail about how it's made as there's so many tutorials already and it's really quite simple.  I used these instructions from Split Coast Stampers, but you can make it in many different sizes. 
First I cut the main two pieces of card and scored, then glued patterned paper to the back flap of the largest piece.  I then glued the smaller piece of card to the centre of the patterned paper, with the fold on the right.
I cut a smaller piece of lighter-coloured card to fit the front of the small flap and rubbed a transfer in the bottom right corner, finishing off with the chipboard embellishments and sequin flowers.
I glued patterned paper to the other flaps where needed and added a sentiment and gems inside the smaller flap.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

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