Friday, May 31, 2013

Three small embellishments - Micro-managing!

Three tiny embellishments was the brief at 365Cards earlier this week - not sure if I understood the instructions correctly but here goes anyway!

One for the boys!

This card is sort of related to the Owl tag I made the other day, as in I left the emobssing folder out on the desk and it inspired me to continue creating!  This card was made first and it took me a while to stop fiddling with it, I was playing around with different coloured versions of the vehicle (the orange and brown one is still on my desk somewhere) but in the end decided that would have been just too bright for this particular card so went with the more subdued green and brown version of the old car.  As I tried to picture the colour wheel with blues and green, the opposite came up as orange hence the orange 'pops' on it in the form or a curly thingy and the stars, without them it just looked so drab...  Anyway, now to write in it and send it off to my dad 'just because'.  Mum says he loves looking at them and reading the messages so let's hope the postal service does their bit and gets it there soon, I think mum is still waiting for her Mothers' Day card - so frustrating!

Once again have used some recycled materials in the form of a beautiful old calendar, the full picture was of Mt Cook/Aoraki - so here's to you Sir Ed Hillary on your 60th anniversary of reaching the summit of Mt Everest (I understand you used to practice climbing Mt Cook LOL!)  So, a card appropriate on so many levels FOR THE BOYS!!

Entering in the latest Creative Corner Challenge which is "for the boys"

Shining Challenge - and I do so "Love Sunshine"

I've very recently started trying my hand at ATC (Artists' Trading Cards) and this is my second attempt.  The first one I made was Christmas inspired with a little bit of collage on it (cutting up old Christmas cards etc) but then I put it away in a safe place and now can't find it ...   grrrr.......!

A challenge over at 365 Cards called for "Shinning" so what can be more shiny than the sun!  As today is the first day of winter where I live (even though we have a gloriously sunny day out there) my thoughts turn to the warm sunny summer days and this is what I came up with.  A combination of old and current Stampin' Up! products, and a dash of glitter to convey the shiny sentiment!

Thanks Creative Corner!

My tag won me this!  Thanks Creative Corner Challenges :)    (I have no idea how to make it into a gadget for my sidebar, so it will have to feature here I'm afraid).
And not only did I win this badge I also won the 7 digis so that's so cool, hope to share them with you soon in the way of some new card creations.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Is it a tag? Is it a card?

Hi there, it is sooo cold here today, makes you wonder whether we are in for a little snow soon?  I know the kids would like that, and it is kind of pretty, but we're not really set up for snow in this part of the world!

Anyway, bought a really cheap embossing folder a few weeks ago and tried it out a couple of days ago when I made a card and I liked it!  It is quite a old 'model', seen it in the shops for years and it never appealed but as you know when things are so cheap you just can't say no!  And anyway, now I do like it!!  After a few folders of late which make really deep impressions on your card (so much so that it can rip) this one goes lightly lightly on the card and it is quite nice for a change.

Over at Creative Corner they are asking for tags this week so I made a "card-tag", so it's actually a card shaped like a tag so I can still write a message on the inside - clever eh!  A couple of night owls, sitting on a branch under a big moon....

Well, that's enough exclamation marks for today, on with the photo show!!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Things with Wings

Hi there, started making this card yesterday afternoon and was playing around with different butterflies that I had in my stash and even though I don't like crafting at night time I actually went ahead and found some nice subtle paper for the background from the Mariposa DCWV mini stack and it all evolved from there really!  I had a gold-embossed butterfly which I had fussy-cut and then I ran out of steam LOL!

But this morning driving to work the rest of the inspiration struck so couldn't wait to get home to finish it and here is the result - which I really like :>

I made this for the Things with Wings challenge over at Creative Corner.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A tale of one owl and two flowers...

It's been quite a while since I made a card and last night around midnight I decided to start having a tidy up of my craft desk and of course I got side tracked..... and here is the result!

All of the componenets of this card where on the desk, the only 'new' element is the glitter centres I punched out for the flowers, and I quite like how it came out.

I'm entering in for the Creative Corner challenge which asked for Flowers or Mother's Day theme, and seeing as there are two flowers on this card I reckon it qualifies!

Ah, and I had three dear friends over for afternoon tea yesterday and we had yummy food and I put together a couple of teeny tiny flower posies for the occassion, in a couple of old salt and pepper shakers, I'm usually very reluctant to cut flowers but the occassion called for it in my opinion :>