Thursday, August 23, 2012

Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge


Ethan has been busy painting the last few days, so I thought I would enter his monster picture into the Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Halloween Card

I was dying to make a Halloween card after getting the new Authentique paper pad. The green paper is from Basic Grey. I die cut the letters from Smokey Shadow cardstock and the coffin is a Cuttlebug die cut. I used the heart border from PTI to make the little scallops along the bottom of the card and finished it off with some orange bling. Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Echo Park This and That Charming

I got this new paper pack during the week, and finally made a few layouts with it. Here are the first two from our holiday in Kilkenny last year.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge.

In an attempt to be more productive with my craft time, I'm joining the Pretty Pink Posh 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge. This card took me 7 and a half minutes, a record time for me as I spend so much time faffing about. I used a bunch of scraps and PTI's Natural Beauties set. The leaves come from The Sweet Life. I also want to enter the Basic Grey challenge "Anything Goes". The green paper is from Basic Grey's PB&J paper pad. Thanks for looking :)


Friday, August 17, 2012

Altered Noticeboard.

I needed a noticeboard for my craft room, so I picked up this cheap one from a discount shop. It was only €4, so if my plans went horribly wrong it wouldn't be too much of a disaster! 

I sprayed the frame with black gloss spray paint first. However, the coverage wasn't great, so I went over the whole thing with black acrylic paint. I used some Alexander Henry fabric to cover the cork board. I attached it with scor-tape and then pushed the edges of the fabric into the frame with a scalpel. To finish, I hot glued some red buttons to the corners. The red and black buttons in the middle are hot glued onto push pins to jazz them up a bit. Looking at the picture, I realise I forgot to reattach the white board marker.
I plan on using the white board to keep track of any challenges I want to enter. I probably won't use the bottom part, because I like the fabric too much to cover it!


I saved an image of a card from Dawn McVey so I could case it, but I can't find the link back to it now. Found the link! I can't see myself ever getting tired of this stamp set...EVER!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Welcome Baby

I love this onesie die but I find it hard to embellish for some reason. I kept it simple and used my new photo finishers die for the sentiment. The duck image is from Night Night Moon, and I popped it up with some dimensionals.

Thanks for looking :)


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Sweet Life

I got my new PTI order today, perfect timing as I have a ton of cards to make. This one uses The Sweet Life cabbage rose set. The flowers on the right are a bit wonky, as I didn't have the patience to practice stamping them first! I love this set, the flowers are super pretty.
Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Canvas Button Art

I found this 6x6 canvas in the €2 shop and have been trying to think of something to do with it for a few weeks. There were loads of ideas on Pinterest, but this post on Mod Podge Rocks made me decide on using buttons. I have a BIG surplus of buttons, so it seemed to be a good way of using my stash.

I used a square of PTI Autumn Rose card stock as a base and then layered some white linen card over it. I did a rough circle and then just started sticking down buttons. I used scortape and it holds perfectly. I suppose a glue gun would be good too, although I find I get those stringy glue bits on my projects. The buttons are from PTI mainly, in the shades Autumn Rose, Hibiscus Burst and Simply Chartreuse. I added some bling and pearls to fill up the smaller spaces. And that's it, about a half hour of work and I have something nice to hang on my wall. I think I will get a bigger canvas and maybe do one with felt flowers.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Card


A quick card that I made for an order last night. It's fairly similar to this card, except I changed the colour scheme to Harvest Gold. Again, the background is stamped with a mixture of PTI sets. The black felt flowers are some seriously old stash, as are the black buttons. The bling is from Papermania and matches the Harvest Gold ink perfectly. I think this is a contender for my favourite PTI colour, it just cheers me up :)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

So Proud of You

This card was made at super speed at about 3am. Ethan is in the middle of toilet training and I wanted to make him a card to let him know how proud we are of him. My sleep addled brain was not capable of being creative. My thought process went like this, proud ->peacock ->oh I have a peacock sticker. It's not great but he was happy! The stickers are from American Crafts and the sentiment is PTI Congrats All Ways.

Thanks for looking!