Saturday, 6 January 2018

Blue unicorn

Hello,
Welcome to my first post of 2018, and I'd like to wish you a happy new year! It's been a while since I posted so I've decided that among my new year's resolutions are to make more cards, enter more challenges and post more often. So we'll see how that goes.

This card is my DT card for the Fairy and Unicorn January challenge, sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. I used a white 8 x 8 card blank and matted it with yellow card and some blue, white and yellow flower patterned paper. I used a Hobbycraft blue ombre paper which I stamped with clouds, sun and a sentiment using stamps free with a couple of magazines. I matted it on to yellow card and added it to the front of the card using foam tape.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers: Cool Grey 1 and 2, Leaf, Meadow, Canary, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue and Cobalt Blue, and added some Wink of Stella to the tail and mane. I cut it into a circle and created a yellow mat using my Tonic layering dies. I then added it to the blue mat again using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you've time - and do join us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month.


Saturday, 4 November 2017

Winter Solstice stag

Hello,
this is my DT card for the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge for November, where the theme is anything goes with the option of Winter Solstice.

I started with an 8 x 8 Kraft card blank, I used Limetree's Evergreen card and Cream Shimmer card, one of Tonic's Craft Perfect green cards and Kraft card. The background paper is from Trimcraft's Golden Winter pad.

I used Tonic dies: Layering Circles for the green mat, Yuletide Greetings for the wreath and Autumnal Oak for the leaves. The green branches were cut using Spellbinder's Build a Wreath, and I added green Wink of Stella to the branches, although it doesn't really show in the photo.

The stag was stamped and cut using a free gift from Simply Cards & papercraft magazine, and the sentiment was also a free gift from Papercraft Essentials. I finished it off with some red pearls to represent holly berries.

I hope you like my card, and that you will join us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month. If you've time to leave a comment that would be great.


Friday, 27 October 2017

Engagement card and box

Hello,
One of my nieces announced her engagement a few days ago so I thought I'd make a special card for her, and a box for it too.

I started with a white 8 x 8 card blank and cut 2.5 inches off the right side of the front. I decorated the front with a purple mat and then cream card which had been embossed with the Tonic Amelia embossing folder. I chose a Hunkydory Engagement verse from the Second Little Book of Poetry and put it on a purple mat. I put this on the front with foam pads.

The inside of the card was decorated with embossed cream card on a periwinkle mat, and hearts decorated with the couple's initials cut using the Tonic Clarice die and Affections hearts. I created an area to write with cream paper on a purple mat and added the Celebrate Tonic Miniature Moments die.

To make the box I used the Hunkydory Adorable Scoreboard. I created a double mat using purple and cream card, and decorated it with cream card embossed using the Amelia embossing folder, the Affections heart and the couple's initials.

I hope you like this project, thanks for stopping by, if you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.