Crafty Cardmakers challenge 234 – Birthdays


Josephine is hosting today’s challenge,  Birthdays
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the theme. 

My card was made using scrap card and paper from my stash. Cards don’t have to be big – this one was made just using an 8 inch square piece of olive green cardstock and another 5 inch square piece of the same colour.

To make my card, I folded the piece in half (so it ended up 8 inchs x 4 inches). Onto the front of the card, I matted a piece of plain pink card from my scrap box, and onto that I layered some of a sheet of floral paper from an 8 x 8 pad.

From the centre of the 5 inch scrap of card, I die cut a circle, and from the centre of that circle, the sentiment and the 2 leaves.

I cut two mats in the plain pink for the circle, and stuck one on the front and one on the back of the green to hide where the other cuts had been made, and stuck that onto the right hand side of my landscape card so it stood up above the fold edge.

I cut another slightly smaller circle of the patterned paper from the remains of the 8 x 8 sheet and matted this onto the green/pink circle, and stuck the sentiment in the centre of it.

From the remaining patterned paper, I cut three spiral rose shapes, and rolled and stuck them together to make my flowers. I put the leaves in the bottom left hand corner of the circle, and stuck the flowers over the top. I put some glue in the cente of the flowers, and covered with glitter to make a sparkly centre.

I had a small wooden butterfly in my stash too – and this was the perfect opportunity to use it, after gluing and glittering it.

Finally, I took a small piece of pink string and stuck it on the right hand side of the circle.

Happy with this one…. Good luck with the challenge – I look forward to seeing eveyone’s cards!


Crafty Cardmakers challenge 233 3 -2 -1

3 – 2- 1

Glenda is hosting today’s challenge, 3-2-1.

We would like to see your creations using 3 of one thing, 2 of another and 1 of a third. For example, 3 patterned papers, 2 die-cuts, 1 image. It would be helpful if you could mention in your post what your 3,2,1s are!

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the theme.

My card was made using 3 colours of distress oxide ink, 2 punched leaves and 1 die cut leaf.

I don’t play with my inks enough… and considering what they cost, I really should! This card is very simple to make. I used a 7 x 5 white card base, landscape, onto which I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

I matted some black card across the centre of the card, and layered onto that a piece of white card which I had coloured with distress inks (I think I used tumbled glass, blue lagoon, and a greeny coloured one whose name I have forgotten!). Onto this piece of card, using the same inks I had stamped some leaves, randomly. (Stamp set from my stash)

From some green inked card in my stash, I die cut and stamped the large leaf and punched the small green leaf. The blue/green leaf was punched from the end of the strip I had used for matting. I put the large leaf on the matted inked layer, and the two small leaves were put on the top right side of the card – all with foam pads.