Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Not Exactly Playing With Paper ...

It seems like a long time since I updated my blog but I have been very busy - buying a house! My first house :) There is a lot of work to do - new kitchen, new bathroom, new doors and windows, knock walls down, build walls up, move walls, new fire and fireplace, plaster all the walls and ceilings, paint everything, new flooring. That's where I've been then - not exactly playing with paper but playing at being a builder :)  I have made a few cards though:

This was the card that I made for last weeks Papertake Weekly challenge which was to add a touch of bling.

I added stacks of bling to this card! The mermaid stamp is a Hanglar Stanglar stamp, coloured with Copics and her tail is covered with Stardust Stickles - my absolute favourite type of glittery sparklyness! The papers are all Cosmo Cricket and I've embossed the pieces with a couple of different Cuttlebug embossing folders, distressed and stiched the edges and then applied more generous amounts of Stickles. The pearl swirl has been coloured with a Copic marker to change it's colour - I love to do this with pearls and crystals - before I stuck it to the card. Even my ribbons are sparkly. I've used wide silver lame that I coloured with the same Copic marker as the pearls and over the top of this I've used gold glitter mesh which also got the Copic treatment. To finish I added a couple of metal embellishments from Stampin Up and a starfish charm and knot of button twine

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Oops too late ...

Does anyone else always manage to forget to post their challenge cards until after the challenges have closed?  So, today I am sharing the card I made for this weeks challenge at Lili Of The Vallery but I missed the challenge and now it's closed. Nevermind though as I enjoyed making the card and now I have another Christmas card to add to my growing pile - the cloud does have a silver lining :)

Papers - Mr & Mrs Collection by Nitwit Collections
Cardstock - Papermania
Image - Lili Of The Valley
Dies - Spellbinders
Ribbon - Ribbon Girl

I've left the sentiment off as I'm not sure who will be recieving this yet and I may want to add their name. The gorgeous papers are the newest release from Nitwit Collections called Mr & Mrs Collection and it features the sweetest Santa Claus and Mrs Claus so I just had to use them both and some more of the papers in another Christmas card

Papers and image - Mr & Mrs Collection at Nitwit Collections
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Lace - Ribbon Girl
Cardstock - Papermania
Dies - Spellbinders
Glitter spray - Crafters Companion