Baby

Rainbow for Addicted to CAS #109

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I've created another card for a blog challenge today.  This one is for the Addicted to CAS challenge #109 with the theme "rainbows."


I have a few baby cards to send to friends and I thought a little rainbow of onesies would fit the theme perfectly.


The stamp is from the Every Occasion set which is retiring soon (so I've ticked another one off my list of stamp sets to showcase before they retire).  It's a set that is easy to miss when you flick through the catalogue but which has so many fantastic little stamps it in.  Every time I use it I have at least one Stampin' Up! friend ask which set it is.

Then I set too and fussy cut each of the little suits out, used my piercing tool and mat to make little holes in them before threading through some linen thread.

Here's everything you need to make this card yourself.
Just click on any item to be taken straight to it in my store.


Happy crafting,
Fiona

Card Challenge

I'm here for GDP Challenge #082

Monday, April 17, 2017

This time of year is always full of mixed feelings.  I'm super excited about all the new product about to be released, and sad to say goodbye to a stack of my stamp sets.  So my goal is to use all them at least once before I finally let them go.


Today I'm highlighting the Fresh Fruit stamp set and it's coordinating DSP, Fruit Stand.  I'm also participating in the Global Design Project Challenge #082 for the first time in months.  This time it's a layout challenge:


Click here to go to the GDP challenge #083 page.


I've used a banner of the gold glimmer cardstock to bring a subtle bit of bling to the card.  The pear itself is watercoloured in using a mixture of Pear Pizzaz and Daffodil Deight to give more of a "Williams Pear" kind of look (my favourite pear).

Here's everything you need to make this card yourself.
Just click on any item to be taken straight to it in my store.

Happy crafting,
Fiona

Blog hop

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Billie Moan

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Every fortnight my team, The Crazy Crafters, puts on a blog hop with a special international guest demonstrator.  Today we are hopping with the fun Billie Moan!  The theme is to CASE (copy and selectively edit) one of Billie's projects.  Here is the one of hers that I choose:



And here's my take on it.



It's hard to see but I've added a bit of Wink of Stella to the lines on the flowers to make it sparkle just ever so slightly.  This close up should help.

 

 There are a few steps in making this card which aren't overly obvious so here are a few tips which might help you if you wanted to make my card yourself.

  • The flowers are fussy cut
  • I stamped off the background stamps before stamping onto the paper and then picked up some ink with my aqua painters and deepened them a little.  This still made them softer than if I had stamped them straight up. 
  • After the paper was dry I stamped the detail on the flowers and finished off with the Wink of Stella
  • The leaves are also stamped off first but I didn't use the aqua painter on them
  • I finished off the flowers with a few dots using my Marker pens
  • The border is hand drawn with no ruler.  I like how Billie achieves this look on her cards and for this design of mine I think it works to be a "looser" line and not perfectly straight

Now have fun and hop around the other blogs to see what everyone else came up with CASEing Billie Moan.

Blog hop line up:



Here's everything you need to make this card yourself.
Just click on any item to be taken straight to it in my store.


Happy crafting,
Fiona