Monday, 26 November 2012

Peacock Feathers Easel Card

Easel cards are perfect for a special occasion. They are great fun to make & not anything like a traditional shop bought card. Not everyone is fond of Peacock feathers, but I love them. Their colours are rich & gorgeous and the shapes are fascinating. These are shop bought so nothing as vivid as the ones you can collect when peacocks moult.  When I first saw the Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder I thought of peacock's feathers, so had to use it on this card. I've coloured the ribbon with a Turquoise Promarker to match the feathers, the beautiful Bo Bunny Vintage Double Dot cardstock and one of my favourite Distress Inks, Peacock Feathers. How could I not use it! A bit of swirly bling & space to add the special date in. Hey Presto a wedding card (well the next one will be quicker, this one had a lot of will I put it there, no there, no there).


The Cuttlebug Spot: A Feathery Challenge
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #130: Easel Card
Allsorts Week 182: Bring on the Bling

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Monday, 12 November 2012


I wanted a go at negative space & pink space, so I die cut a heart from the white textured card front & coloured it pink with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. A second heart was embossed with flowers & vines, coloured with distress ink, the flowers were highlighted with Star Dust Stickles and the whole heart was covered in Glossy Accents.  I love how the Stickles picks up the colour of the distress ink underneath it. More Stickles were added to the large heart & the banner sentiment. The base card was coloured pink & stamped with roses & vines. 

Dust 'Em Off: This is my first time using the Disney stamps & Jak Heath Paper. I've had them in my stash for ages. I very rarely use the Congratulations stamp, but I do love all the curls- perfect for glitter!

Top Tip:
If you don't have the space or cash for all the colours of glitter glues, just buy an iridescent glitter glue. It will pick up the distress ink or Promarker/Sharpie colour underneath. The Stickles looked really pink after applied to the wet (or almost dry) distress ink and the sharpies changed my iridescent glue rainbow colours.


In the Pink Challenge #7: Keep it CAS- Lots of Pink Space
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #89: We're All Heart (TIP)
Lawnscaping Challenge: Dust 'em off


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Jessie's ABCs, Papermania Clear Stamps Sentiments, EK Success Disney Princess
Dies & Punches etc: Xcut Nesting Heart Dies, Docrafts Embossing Folder Pampered Pets (Vine)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint
Paper: White card from stash, Jak Heath Pretty Peony 3 Background Sheets (Freebie)
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles

Hope you enjoyed your visit.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

A Small Big Thanks

This was a quick CAS card with lots of sparkles. I love that you can colour (& glitter!) this sentiment from Paper Smooches Chit Chat . I used a fuchia pink Promarker to colour the sentiment & the punched heart. Finished the thanks with glitter & the heart using white gel pen faux stitching & glossy accents for shine.

Top Tip:
Use a toothpick to spread the glitter glue in the narrow spaces of the sentiment letters.

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Trend Watch Typography
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #128: Thanks/Thanksgiving 
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #89: We're All Heart (TIP)

Saturday, 10 November 2012


On this card I decided to let the letters do the talking. I fussy cut Quinn's ABCs & 123s, leaving the centres of the letters in to show off more of the patterned paper & paper pieced the teddy & rocking horse. I love all the fonts on the happy birthday embossing folder, but haven't used it in a while so I dusted it off! I've had the twine for ages. It came wrapped around my prize from Lawn Fawn & I thought this was the perfect card to get it out & use it. I've kept all the sentiment stamping lowercase by using the happy birthday from Paper Smooches. It's such a fun font.

Caoimhe is pronounced Kee-va or Quee-va depending on where you are from. It means beauty & grace and is associated with November.

Lawnscaping Challenge: Dust 'em off
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Trend Watch Typography
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #127: Dimensions

Hope you enjoyed your visit & see you again soon.

Friday, 9 November 2012


I won some Hero Arts clear stamps a while back from Simon Says Stamp & have just got round to using the haunted house in the set. I thought the paisley leaf would make a fabby ghost and the googly eyes were a must. One of my favourite background stamps is Magical Background by Hero Arts, give it a wobble when you are stamping & you too can get the extra swirls that make your eyes think they are out of focus. Totally intentional as I'm sure you know :) I liked the effect so didn't stamp it again. I misted the background with Glimmer Mist & highlighted a few areas with Stickles for a bit of glitter & shine.

This card was a thank you card for someone who loves the Halloween festivities. The sentiment was a bit of fun with the thank you on the inside. This card has a lot of dimension: googly eyes, raised embossed background, foam squares for the ghost & haunted house plus it's a thank you & a Halloween card rolled into one. Hopefully this exemplifies the Fall spirit (Halloween, thank you & an actual spirit). 

Sorry for another low light level photo, yeah for the Winter days!


A Blog Named Hero Challenge #15: The Ol' 1-2 Punch
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #127: Dimension
Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC74: Fall Spirit
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes (I didn't use the option)
The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge #195: Anything Goes at the Crafty Pad