29 July 2011

Cute As a Button

Hello my dear friends and welcome to the Friday's Daring Cardmakers challenge. This time first time ever with our new talented teamie  
 She would like us to create card using buttons not just as an added embellishment, but button in main feature of our card.

Here are some inspirations for you from the daring Cardmakers Design Team.

 And here is my card :
 I went for the shabby look. Ribbons are girls cardmakers' best friends :0)

 I printed out text on cream cardstock and cut it out the tag,  sew it three little buttons and hang it on the satin ribbon. I love to use cotton cord for hanging :0)

Here is some close detail. When I was in John Lewis I discovered vintage summer cake doilies, you can also find them here. It looks fantastic for the layered background.

Sheer roses and satin ribbon what a fabulous combination! Little hint of  Mini cream roses for the detail touch.

 I wish you all a beautiful weekend full of love.

Used Material :
 Cream cardstock for the base, Webster's Pages and Sandylion Kelly Panacci patterned paper, Cake Doilie, Spellbinder Nestabilitie, Woodware assorted buttons, Sheer roses from The Ribbon Reel, Satin ribbon and cotton cord ( from my stash ), Mini roses from The Wild Orchid Crafts, Threads and ink.

25 July 2011

The Ribbon reel Challenge #7

Good morning everybody!  It's Monday. Did you have a nice relaxing weekend? I am getting ready for my holidays. So I was checking my wardrobe to pack my suitcase. We leaving on Friday :0) 
Anyway I found some time for crafting. Welcome to The Ribbon Reel Challenge #7.
set up theme for this week challenge.
She would like us to create a card inspired by the photo using White or Cream, Aqua, Pink and Flower with Ribbon and/or Lace.

Picture for  inspiration :

 My card :

 I love to use flowers for shabby and romantic look.   
On this card I used Pink Gardenia Blossom and White Hybrid Tea Rose

I've been playing with the idea to make my own artisan fimo frame for such a long time. So here is my little treasure :0) I love how it came up on this card.

I tied up Pink Button Twine and adhered the white heart shape button embellished with the cream pearl sticker on the knot and centered Melissa Frances Vintage transfer above it.

May Arts Natural Crochet Lace with Ivory Twill and fabulous Light Blue Velvet are all from The Ribbon Reel
and at the end I adhered Prima Marketing Say It In Pearls swirl.

Used Material :

Bazzill kraft cardstock, Crate Paper and Pink Paislee patterned papers, Flowers + Ribbons + Lace + Twine all from The Ribbon Reel, Artisan frame ( made by me ), Prima Marketing pearl stickers, Melissa Frances rub - on transfer, Oval X-cut punch,White acrylic paint, White chalk pencil, Button and thread

23 July 2011

Whish You Were Here

It's Friday with another fantastic Daring  Cardmakers challenge on. This time with lovely Lynda :

I'd like to see what your idea of the perfect getaway destination is. Is it a Sandy Beach, a Tropical Paradise, Camping/Caravaning, Countryside or even a City Break!

 Here is what our talented design team have created.
 And my card :

We are enthusiastic car travellers. Next Friday on the road again :0)

I embellished Doodlebug cute cardstock die cut car with the red string, large black We R Memory Keepers eyelets and Prima Marketing stickers. The micro caravan is cut out from the white cardstock

Blue seam binding and red lace finished with little bow embellished with a button and mini rose

Making Memories Passport Varnished Postmark patterned paper was just perfect for my mountain scenery

 Used Material :

 White cardstock, Making Memories + Crate paper + OA patterned papers, Doodlebug die cuts, OA rub -on transfers,  Seam binding ( from The Ribbon Reel ) , Laces + cotton cord + strings ( from my stash ), Paper roses, Prima Marketing stickers, Woodware button, Ink pads

20 July 2011

It's all very Pinterest - ing!

Here is my creation for Daring Cardmakers last Friday challenge :

So the dare this week is to create a card using a "pin" for inspiration.

We want to see what inspired your creation so make sure you include the original "pin" (ideally using the handy Embed feature that appears to the right of the image on Pinterest) alongside your card project in your blog post
If you're not a member of Pinterest you can still play along - you can either browse/search Pinterest for inspiration and still embed the "pin" in your blog post or simply share whatever pic you have used as inspiration for your card.

Nat, thank you for fantastic theme, it's really PINTEREST -ing!

My "pin" :

My card :
 I love this colour combination. Pink and blue are just perfect for each other.

Two soft paper silk flowers with dyed seam binding, lace and cotton cord just perfect choice for romantic look 

Pearls stickers { just see that one peeled off  :0) } and fabulous Dress it up angel button when I saw it in the shop I was immediately in love.

Used Material :
 Bazzill cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper, Artoz paper, Silk pink paper from WHSmith, Pink lace + Cotton cord + Satin ribbon from my stash, Seam binding from The Ribbon Reel, Pearls + Thread + Angel button from Hobby Craft, Mellissa Frances rub -on transfer, MME stickers, Martha Stewart border punch, Versa color ink, Letraset promarker pen.

18 July 2011

Sunday crafting

Hi, I am so happy to be back on my blog. Last week was so busy for me.  Oh gosh! But I managed it and I am finally here to share my quick card what I made on Sunday

I used summery tones and lots of details.

I used my old trick with the Primark hair pin to take off yellow fabric flower :0)  added fancy sun shades button; stripy black and white ribbon for colour contrast

Melissa Frances rub - on transfer and some foax stithes for change this time

Used Material:

 MME and Echo Park 6x6 pads; Bazzill cardstock; Tattered Angels frame; Flower; Buttons; Ribbon; Lace; Melissa Frances rub-on; Martha Stewart doily border punch; Sakura pens

11 July 2011

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #6

Hello everyone. Did you have nice weekend? I did. I met one of my best friend after 2 years. We spent all Saturday together in central London. Coffee, chat ... old times...memories. You know you don't know where to start and then when to stop :0)
Anyway, that was my Saturday. Sunday was crafting time! I've made card for another Ribbon Reel fun challenge which has been set this fortnight by Keilly! She would like us to use the sketch provided ......
 You are welcome to visit The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog to see other fantastic DT cards.

Here is what I've created :

Toffee + blue color combo for the sketch challenge.

Gorgeous lt. blue silky crush wired, toffee satin and bay leaf binding are from The Ribbon Reel. The scrapbook twine is from my last summer holidays :0)

Spellbinder Nestabilities labels 18, We R Memorie Keepers white large eyelet and OA Rub-on transfer Rest a While were used for the tag

This fabulous embellishment is from a Primark's hair pin. They've got really shabby vintage accessories at the moment. I took of the metal pin and adhere the lace flower on the MME die cut. Then I added two heart pins decorated with the metal earring stud finding. 

 Have a lovely beginning of the week and see you soon.

Used material : 

 Bazzill Monochromatics; Crate Paper and MME patterned papers; Doilies; Spellbinder nestabilities; Ribbons; Twine; Primark hair pin and hair band; Rub on transfer; Large eyelets; Zig zag scissors; Thread; Inks and Corner chomper

8 July 2011

Pack Your Suitcase

Hello! How are you today? It's Friday. Are you ready for the weekend and another fabulous Daring Cardmakers challenge? This time Rein set up our dare. She would like us to use any kind of   
or anything what you pack in to your suitcase for holidays.
Don't forget to see what The Daring Cardmakers Design Team created for your inspiration here. There is still some prize to be won.

Here is my card :

One of my dream is to travel around the world.

Here  is the steampunk map of the world. Printed out then coloured  in with the Letraset Promarkers added some of the Chalboard Glimmer mist from Tattered Angels and before the mist dried  I used color versa ink to achieve a deeper tone.

Little suitcase chipboard is from  Angel Crafts. They've got a huge summer sale at the moment :0)so why not little shopping :0) Baby pink seam binding and the green twine is from The Ribbon Reel

Flower bouquet is mix of the inked cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts
then plastic rose beads from our local bead shop and some felt rolled roses made by me.

Used Material :

 MME and Crate patterned paper; Graphics Fairy map image; Suitcase chipboard; Letters stickers; Cherry blossoms; Rose and pearl beads; Seam binding and twines; Thread; Papermania mosaics; Acrylic colour; Letraset promarkers; Tattered Angels glimmer mist; Inks and fancy scallop scissors.

3 July 2011

Water Lily Tutorial

 You will need two paper circles ( 6cm and 8cm diameters ) and chiffon fabric

Pin the paper circle with the layered fabric

 turn it over and cut out seven circles

fold to create triangle petal - like shape
stitch through
 until all seven petals are on the thread
tie the two ends of the thread together tightly this will shape up your petals into a flower shape
than repeat all steps above with the small petals
so you create two flowers
layer and stitch them together or adhere them if you don't have enough time
use Letraset Promarker for the flower centre

Hope that you have enjoyed my first ever tutorial. I had really fun to create this Water Lily. Now is your turn :0). So get started!
I wish you happy crafting!

1 July 2011

July Flowers

Welcome to the Friday Daring cardmakers challenge.  First of all we'd like like to introduce you to Angela
who is our fabulous new Guest Designer for the month of July.
Our second piece of news is that we have a wonderful prize donated by our sponsor this week: online store Crimson Cloud to offer one lucky winner this week.

Pop to The Daring Cardmakers to see what is the prize you could win and what are the rules to be followed.

Now on to this week's challenge

As this is the first Friday of the month our dare is to create card with the flowers associated with the month of July
the Larkspur and the Water Lily

Here is my creation:

I went for the Water Lily for purity of heart in flower language.

First I made three panels, two of them have stitches around. The leaf is from core'dination cardstock.

Bakers twine for touch of red and rub - ons for the sentiment.

Old page from the book. I tore off chapter seven because of the July :0). Than I stitched and layered petals and used letraset for flower centre. Just thinking I should give you a tutorial  in my next post.

Used Material:

Bazzill and Core'dination cardstock; October Afternoon,Melissa Frances patterned papers and one page from some old book; Scenic Route Paper and Daisyd's rub-ons; Bakers twine (from the Ribbon Reel); Fabric (for the flower); Papermania Dew drops; Letraset promarker; Marvy 1122 pen; Thread