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Good morning virtual crafty friends and happy Monday.
I’m here today with a fun challenge for Cupcake – this week we’re doing patchwork projects & your card must features patchwork of some kind. Our sponsor this week is the generous Simon Says Stamp who are offering one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate.
And, its a new month, which means we have a new monthly sponsor – this month we’re joined by Bunny Zoe’s, who are generously giving a £15 gift certificate.
So, onto this week’s project – this is a baby card and I made the ‘B’ by doing a messy arrangement of scraps onto a sheet of scrap paper & then die-cutting a large ‘B’ with my Cricut (thanks to some inspiration from the fab Betsy Veldman). The edges are messily stitched with pink and distressed with white ink.
Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to check out the other DT projects – they are sure to inspire! Hope you have a chance to play along!
Its been a very rainy day here in London – which meant I could justify some time for getting inky!
Definitely not when it comes to Thickers!
I recently indulged in some glittery Thickers and couldn’t wait to put them to use. I rarely do cards that have no stamping, but decided to give it a try for these baby cards. They came together in no time!
Wednesday evening already? I seriously don’t know where the time goes!
A couple baby cards to share today – I had so much fun using some sweet My Minds Eye Alphabet Soup chipboard for these.
This first card is a CASE of the super talented Laurie Willison’s card here. I was in love with this card when I saw it and really hope she doesn’t mind that I’ve borrowed the design & her clever use of gingham. She is one of my all time fave designers – I could CASE all her stuff!
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Hey blog friends! TGIF! It is a beautiful day here in London, so don’t spend too much time staring at your computer
A pretty long post today – I managed to get a few cards done for some challenges finishing today, so wanted to sneak them all in under the deadline.
First up – a card for a little boy turning 2 soon. I never make cards for little ones (besides baby cards!) so this was a fun change to pace. The sketch is for the challenge over at Skipping Stones Design and the because it is colorful, it is also going in for Wee Memories Color Challenge.
Last up, a birthday card for my friends father-in-law. I struggle with masculine cards and am always inclined to keep them very clean & simple. Not sure about this one though – it is looking a little too simple for me right now, but can’t put my finger on what it needs! Suggestions welcome! I used the stapled twine element from the card by Angie Hagist on the CPS blog – thought it was perfect for a guy!This card is for the CPS challenge & .
Look Who’s 2!
Cardstock: light yellow, gray (Bazzill), Pure Poppy, white (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Dooblebug Designs
Stamps: Stars from Bitty Backgrounds, letters from Jessie’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Cardinal (Versacolor), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: chipboard animal (Cosmo Cricket), brads (Making Memories)
It’s a Girl
Cardstock: pink, yellow (Bazzill), aqua mist (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Yellow Distressed Dots (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: mobile from Plus One, sentiment from Sophie’s Sentiments, banner from Bannerific (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Copic markers, glitter (Martha Stewart), Glossy Accents, Ribbon & button (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery)
Cardstock: White, Ripe Avocado, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Origins (Basic Grey)
Stamps: sentiment from CL371 (Hero Arts)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: double-ended banner die (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery), Tiny Attacher (Ranger), sewing machine
I finally have some computer access – we currently have no working computers at home, so I’m very grateful that my sister-in-law brought her computer this weekend for her visit to London. I am definitely struggling with the Swedish keyboard though! Anyway, on to the task at hand…
Another baby girl card today. I finally convinced myself to use some Crate Paper that I had been hoarding for a looong time. I used a pretty little rub-on (thanks very much Lucy!!) and didn’t stamp a single thing — very strange for me!
I think this is my favorite sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Baby Button Bits, which is seeing a lot of ink lately!! I have another quick post today with a new baby card. The design is based on something I’ve seen on Maile Belle’s blog – I love Mat Stack 3 turned on its side and tucked away.
And the teddy bear in this set is just adorable – but those detailed cuts – ouch!
Another baby girl card to share today. I got to use some yummy October Afternoon paper on this creation – I do loooove their papers. This card is for the current challenge over at Wee Memories, which is ‘Source of Inspiration.’
I picked up Paper Crafts Color Inspiration for Card Makers for this challenge – every page of this magazine is full of wonderful goodness – I could probably CASE something from each and every page. For this challenge, however, I chose the layout from Maile Belle’s card on page 139 and even used the same sentiment (as I needed a baby card!). I loved the use of twine and the cut off label so incorporated that as well.
Obviously, babies are very special someones, so this card is also for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
Stamps: sentiment from Baby Button Bits (Papertrey Ink), squirrel from Critters in the ‘Burbs (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Die: Label 4 (Spellbinders)
Accessories: button (Papertrey Ink), twine (The Twinery), foam adhesive