Wednesday 14 September 2016

Pop up box card.

Last week I bought one of these...

and because of work, as well as my sister's birthday preparations, I wasn't able to get it out of the box until yesterday to have a play.

My friend had asked me to make a 21st birthday card for her god daughter, so I thought i'd see what designs I could get from the Silhouette Design Store.
I found lots of pop up box card designs by designer Lori Whitlock on there and loved the design of them, so decided one of those would make a fun card.

Now, i'm presuming that the problems I had removing the design off my portrait's cutting mat is due to it being brand new, because it stuck there too good, and I couldn't get it off without destroying the design :(
If any cameo/portrait owners out there have any tips, i'd be sooooo grateful.

But, I still needed to make a card for today, so I decided to use my ruler and scissors to replicate the card base design, and then decorate it to make it pretty...

The pretty papers are all by Doodlebug (Hello Sunshine).
I managed to salvage a number 21 from one of my attempts on the silhouette, and coloured it pear-green (promarker) then gave it 2 coats with a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush pen. I wish the photo had picked up the sparkle so you could see.
The pretty flowers were cut using the extra dies from Paper Smooches Lattice die set. I gave each a flat back pearl centre.
The leaves were cut using Poppystamps Lorelai Outline Leaf die, and an ash leaf punch by Woodware.
Happy Birthday are both word dies by Clearly Besotted Stamps, and the letters for God Daughter & the pretty scalloped trim are both by Tattered Lace.

It turned out quite pretty I think, and I can use Lori's design another time, once I get the hang of my new toy.

I'd like to enter this at:
Paper Smooches September challenge - Anything goes.
Ribbon Girls September card challenge - Anything goes.

Thanks for looking! xx

Sunday 11 September 2016

Helen's 50th birthday cakes

These are the cakes that I made for my sister...

I was giggling while making this one...

and with the words added...


Who's turning fifty?

My wonderful sister is. Though you would never believe it to look at her.
Here's the card I made for my son to give her, I CASE'd a fantastic card I saw whilst browsing on pinterest, but can't find the website linked to it as it was just a photo, if I do find it though, i'll update this post.

Complete with 50 'candles' which are paper straws, cut in half and run through the big shot to flatten down slightly, there is still some dimension there though...

Monday 5 September 2016

FTHS - Random image blog hop

Welcome to my stop on this month's From the Heart Stamps blog hop.

We have an inspirational random image theme this month.
We are each showing a project created with an image that was randomly assigned from the store.

If you've arrived here from Imke, you are in the right place.
If you haven't, why don’t you start at the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything. The full hop list is there too.

I was given Happy Travels Birdbrain to use this time...

I printed out the birdbrain and suitcase stack images, coloured them with promarkers then cut out & placed the suitcase stack underneath the birdbrain, I decided to lose the top suitcase and just go with the bottom two.
The sentiment is also from the set, and the postcard patterned background paper is by Prima (Botanical collection).

I'm entering this card at:
Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday challenge) - Anything goes.
ABC challenge - O is for Open.
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes.

Now, please head over to Kathy's blog to see which image she was given for her stop on the hop.

Thank you for hopping with us today.
Please continue to keep Faith in your thoughts and prayers.
Updated information will be posted on the blog when we have it, but, for now, there won't be any new challenges while Faith recovers.