Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Sunday

Hello, and Happy Easter to all of you out there celebrating with the Easter Bunny.  I have two cards to post today.  The first is another flip top card, using a stamp set from papermania and is very appropriate as I had a hot cross bun for my breakfast this morning!

Instead of using pens or water colours to colour in my Easter characters I have dabbed a sponge lightly onto the ink pad and then stippled this on to the card after stamping, just to give a hint of colour.  I think they have turned out rather well and is a happy alternative to colouring in.

The second card I have made also uses the the Easter characters but this time I have decoupaged them and placed them as though they were looking over a wall.  I am not sure that the ears, chick and egg have come out very well in the photo but I have coloured them in using fluffy paint. and sponged in the same way as the first card.  The edge punch is from Martha Stewart.
Have a wonderful Easter week end and I will be back again soon.  Elizabeth X x

Sunday, 24 March 2013

beautiful butterflies

With all the offers on the television for spellbinder dies I thought I would share this card that I made a while ago with you.
Thanks must go to my friend Gill as they were her dies that I used.

I have used spellbinders border motif die together with their beautiful butterflies circle die.
The sentiment comes from Lily of the Valley.  Just a short post but I hope you are inspired by the card.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

A bag to go with the card.

Hello on this beautifully snowy morning!
As my friend said she feels more like making Christmas cards rather than spring birthday cards.. it is so picturesque.
I thought that you might like to see the matching bag in a box that goes with the sewing cards.  It is made from a card base 4 1/2 inches square, scored at 1 inch on all sides.  You simply snip the corners and make into a box base. 
Using a sheet of strong pretty paper 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches put red double sided tape on one short edge and one long edge.  Tape the long edge around the outside of the box and then tape the sort sides together to complete the bag shape.  I have used a round tab punch threading spotty ribbon through for the handles.  Finishing off with a sentiment using the curly label extra large punch.
The flower is made using a  quilling die from X cut.  Inspiration can also be seen earlier within my blog in the post Just believe.
Have a wonderful day whether you are enjoying the outdoors or tucked up warm inside. X x

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Sew really lovely to be back

Hello :)
It is really lovely to be back.  Sometimes life gets a little too busy and things go by the wayside and that is what has happened to my blog.
I do hope that you will like the cards that I am posting today, they are especially dedicated to my friends who I shared a wonderful week end with stamping and colouring, cutting and sticking!

I have used the most wonderful papers from Tilda called Sewingbird.  The die cut is on the edge sewing edge from Tim Holtz, the embossing folder is also from Tim Holtz.  There are lots of small embellishments that go to decorate the cards too.  This first card has been decorated with a scallop flower, made by punching out, spritzing with water and then scrunching it up a little.  I have put a brad in the centre and left it to dry.   The leaves are cut from a long border spellbinders die called vine leaves, this makes a wonderful border too.
This second card is a little more special, I have made it as a flip top card. so the tab you see on the left hand side can be pulled to reveal a hidden message!  You will notice that I have actually cut off about 1" of the front of the card on the right hand side just to give the card a bit of interest. The little dressmakers dummy has been paper pieced.  That is I have stamped it out once on the card and a second time on the sewing bird paper, cut it out and stuck this over the first stamped image.  The stamps I have used are all freebies from the front of magazines.  The little charm is from hobby house.

I do hope that you have a lovely week end and I will post again soon X x

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