Thursday, 6 March 2014

Clean and Simple Get Well Card

Hi guys! Today I've got a card to share with you that I describe as clean and simple. There's not much going on in the way of embellishments, in fact I've used the stamped image itself as the only embellishment on the card. This card came together quickly and is already in the post to a relative whose been a little under the weather of late. I hope she likes it and it cheers her up some what to know that we are thinking of her.

I created the stamped embellishment by stamping the image on the card front, then twice more on some Whisper White Card Stock before sending them through the Big Shot using two of the Secret Garden Framelits to cut the flower shapes. Then I simply lined them up on top of each other and secured them all in place using Stampin' Dimentionals to really make the image pop.

Products used on this card include Note Cards & EnvelopesWhisper White A4 Card Stock, So Sorry Stamp Set, Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set, Sweetly Framed Stamp Set (Hostess), Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Secret Garden Framelits and Stampin' Dimentionals. All these and much more are available in my on line store where you can browse and shop in your pyjamas after the kids are in bed, or in the morning before work, or while you're enjoying a little quite time and a cup of coffee, any time that suits you at all.

If you have the Blooming With Kindness Stamp Set but not the Secret Garden Framelits or a Big Shot you could still replicate the look of the flower by fussy cutting two smaller flowers out of the extra stamped images. It would take a little longer but give you the same effect. 

I hope you like this card and can appreciate that simple cards can be just as stunning as ones with lots of elements to them. 

Until next time, happy crafting everyone!


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

International Scrapbooking Day 1

 Hi guys! Happy International Scrapbooking Day!!! I've got two layouts to share with you today, a double and a single layout. The single layout I created yesterday and the double I'd started last week and just couldn't seem to get one of the pages right, so left it for a while and finished it yesterday also. So I'll start with the double layout, as it really did cause me some trouble. I still don't love the first page, which is the one I struggled with, but I'm happy enough with it and it's now in my album.

Left Page

Right Page

I'm glad I've finally scrapped these photos. Hubby and I had stopped for lunch at the Maroondah Dam Reserve and all of a sudden we were inundated by birds. They were all over the car as well as landing on us! Greg even had one land on his wrist and start nibbling on his roll!!! Something I'll never forget. 

The single layout went together quickly and I love it!

The text and butterflies on the photo were added in Photoshop before printing a few years ago. The photos on all these layouts have been in my "to do" pile for ages. My goal for this year is to slowly reduce the height of that pile (and by pile I mean drawers full of photos), not sure if I can manage it but I'm sure going to try. I guess celebrating International Scrapbooking Day twice this year may help.

So again, happy ISD and happy crafting everyone!


Monday, 3 March 2014

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge (CPC33)

Hi Guys! Today I've got a card to share with you that I've created to enter in Craft Project Central's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge, simply follow the link to find out more about this challenge.

I have an Aunt whose birthday is next month and think this will be the perfect card to give to her.

If you check out the original sketch here, you'll see I've changed it up a little by turning it on to it's side. Other than that I've stayed pretty close to the sketch. I'm happy with how it turned out. 

Now I'm off to create some scrapbook layouts to share with you all tomorrow to get into the spirit of International Scrapbooking Day. Well one of them anyway. After stumbling across something on line stating tomorrow was ISD I "googled" International Scrapbooking Day 2014 and found two different dates, tomorrow the 4th of March and also the 3rd of May. I've participated in ISD before in May, so feel that is the more legit date, but I've decided I'm just going to celebrate it twice this year. Because honestly, is one day enough to recognise our scrapbooking efforts and endeavours? I don't think so. So join me tomorrow and again in May and celebrate International Scrapbooking Day twice! 

Happy crafting everyone!