Sunday, 31 May 2015

paper craft addicts - card challenge

First of the month, its a bit cool here, today,   but what better time to get creative, after the last 2 months of being busy with family commitments and not feeling like doing anything, Once I got home except sleep, i just could not think of anything,

 now  my mind is running  wild again with ideas and want to get into  creating layouts &  cards again.
I thought , that first i would create  another challenge, that they give you before the month is due, then saw, Ada Nichols  with paper craft addicts, i just knew this would be one of my first to do , well its in the process and then started another, so i have a few in the process,
 But then this morning ,I  thought, I  would do this card  and finish something , before the plummer came.  he turned up  late ,but rang to say he was running late, so  that was fine,

don't you hate it when they don't ring and you have slotted your day  to do things and nothing happens, at least the plummer  rang, so i just worked around him  while he was working out quote i did some more of the card.

I have used 3 of my embossing folders, to create my card,  i don't use these often enough,  but they are were  a delight to use them today,and will try  to get some on a layout, which i never seem to do .
so here is my version of  Event for Paper Craft Addicts · Hosted by Shirley Tait
This month I have a simple fun challenge for you... DOTS & STRIPES. Can a card anywhere, anyhow as long as they some dots and some strips. Simple as that!

With my card, I have started with the embossing folder  from Craft Concepts Stately for the edging.
then have used  Kaiser La-Di-Da 6 inch pad stripes paper, then embossed  some Close to my Heart pink paper . and  used  Cuttlebug  dots, embossing folder 
  The flower is also embossed with Craft Concepts Embossing folder, called Spotted Flowers, Very appropriate   for the occasion.
 I have then die cut some swirls, (I  did not keep the name of this brand, )I've had it for years, i love Swirls   and inked it with Versecolour green ink,  then added a white bow,
 To finish off, i  have used Ranger Glossy Accents .
I have inked around  the edge of card with hot pink ink. pad. 
hope you like this . 
until later , 

Sunday, 24 May 2015

123 challenge for may

Here is my may challenge,

Gosh , the month of may  is nearly over, where  it has flown,  by next month ,half way though the year.

Tonight, i thought, i would just do a fairly simple page  as now getting close to month now feel like making some layouts, so  i can not afford them to be too complicated at this time of the month.

As I started my mind was thinking of another challenge, that starts with a white sheet of card stock, then realized, that I was not doing that one as it had too many things to add to the page,
Like Banners  for one, the word Baby and the colour Beige.

So With white card stock , i then found my patterned papers,  it wasn't til i was almost finished the layout, that the papers are really for wedding papers, so with a bit of altering , i think i have  got rid of the rings on the page.

This paper is from Porta Craft  papers, using the beige doves  and then cutting out some birds and popping them up with foam tape over the rings.
With the striped paper is from the same collection and instead of getting out my machine to cut a circle, i just used my double sided tape and hand cut it out.

The Title is OUR BABY NEPHEW Greg. done with  American Crafts Thickers Sweetie range  already made in banners with letters on, how cool is that ready made.
The small butterflies are from Studio Calico Stickers. and have attached them to  string over the page

I have added a 4 x 6  Journal card .as well.

paper craft addicts may challenge

Thanks to Ada Nichols for this great challenge of paper craft addicts.

as its getting a bit close to the end of the month, i have been busy with other things and was going to miss  the challenges this month, to have a break. but today, i realized that i have got the paper out, i might as well do them

With this  layout, i have used  card stock of Kaiser and also using scraps i have had for a while, the one with the ice creams has on back of what left its time breaking free adventure series. & Kaiser oh So Lovely 
 The Ice creams are from Kaiser Save the Date Embellishments .