Monday, April 23, 2012

Kraft for Kids

 The theme at the Kraft Journal this week is Just For Kids. I decided to post this gift bag which I made from a kraft coloured A4 envelope for a new baby gift tag. The stamp is Lili of the Valley.

The image is coloured with pencils.
This was part of a set including the card from my last post. I've also included a picture of the bag when it was full. you can also see what was in the bag. a leopard print baby hat made with stylecraft safari chunky leopard

Saturday, April 21, 2012


The theme at Less is More is to use a charm on your clean and simple card. This is a baby card I made with a Lili of the valley stamp, with a cute "made with love" charm.

It's hard to see from the picture but I have dotted glitter glue around the image for extra interest.

the image is coloured with pencils.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Papertake weekly: a stitch in time

The theme at Papertake weekly is to using stitching on your card. This is a card that I made for my niece using scraps of pretty paper cut into heart shapes. I lightly glued them into place along the folds and then sewed with a machine.
I got the idea for this card from one I saw on Pinterest

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Oh what a joy! two of my favourite challenges have the same theme this week.
Less is more have a one-layer week, which perfectly suits this card that I made for the Stampotique challenge.

I used Pretty Party Dress from Stampotique and I doodled!!

I doodled the patterns on the dress, the partial frame and the words! that's a lot of doodling for me. (I guess playing the DrawSomething iphone app is starting to sneak into my cardmaking!!)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

less is more: three shades of green

The challenge at Less is more is to use one ink to make three shades of green.(edit: I misread the challenge, you don't HAVE to use the same ink, it's just a suggestion, but one that I liked!) It's not a one layer challenge, which gives a little more freedom to get messy.

The panel was made by rubbing forest moss distress ink (I'd meant to use peeled paint, but I'd got the lids mixed up) onto my glass mat and sprayed it with glitz spray, and dabbed the card onto it.

I then stamped the image with the same ink using PaperArsty HP1006, and inked the edges with the same ink using cut and dry foam. I did another light spay of glitz spray and dabbed some off with a cloth. To make the edges sparkly, I sprayed some more glitz spray onto my glass mat and dipped the edges of the card into it.

I then mounted this panel onto a plain card, for the clean and simple look.

Friday, April 06, 2012

spring has sprung at Stampotique

The theme at stampotique is spring has sprung. I made this simple card using stampotique stamps and a little spring flowersoft