16 March 2014

She blogs again!

Hello there!  Anyone?
Wow, it has been so long since I last blogged that I have actually forgotten what to do!  Full time work and two children at school = no time for crafting, card making, digi scrapping or blogging.  Oh well, that's life I guess.
Anyway, I have made my first card in about 15 months and thought I should pop it on my blog.  I got the idea for the layout from a card I saw on pinterest here
It feels good to craft again.

And another card using the same basic layout design. 

How gorgeous is this paper?  Looks even better in real life, the colours are so vibrant and gorgeous.
Paper:  Kaisercraft 'Hopscotch'

Flowers: Kaisercraft
Stamps:  Amy R stamps

9 February 2013

One sketch, four cards

I love the layout of these cards, it's so quick and easy to make.  Unfortunately I cannot remember where I saw the sketch, and I am pretty sure that I may have used the sketch before and posted some cards last year using the same sketch.  It is so versatile, I love that I can use the same papers and same sketch to make cards for two very different purposes.

The sympathy cards were made for my girlfriend who needed some sympathy cards quickly, and I just made the birthday card for my stash while I had all the supplies out.  Super quick and easy.

Thanks for looking!

30 November 2012

Super simple Christimas cards

Some more super quick Christmas cards.  Elves and Mrs Claus are from the Paper Doll Dress ups cricut cartridge.  Faces are Peachy Keen stamps (love them!)  Simple patterned paper with some stitching around the edges, whack on an Amy R sentiment and I'm done!  I'm all for quick and easy this Christmas, that's for sure!

Thanks for looking!

29 November 2012

Friend card

I made card for my girlfriend who has two sick kids at the moment - she is housebound and ready to tear her hair out I think! 
I made the tag using Tim Holtz distress inks - the wrinkle free technique.  I love how these colours turned out on the tag.  I then stamped some images on the top.  The sentiments are Amy R stamps, the images are Basic grey stamps.

I am entering this card in the Perfect Sentiments challenge - Challenge/Twist: create a card to recognize that special someone. Be sure to include a sentiment on the front.

Thanks for looking!

A couple more Christmas cards...

Another couple of super-quick and easy Christmas cards.  I am sticking with basic, flat designs for my Christmas cards this year, just making it easy to post.

For the first card I cut out a star on my cricut machine (I think I used Birthday bash cartridge).  I used the star on a separate card.  I used the negative space for this card.  First I flipped it over and laid it on top of my card base, so that I could align my stamps and make sure they were in the right spot.  Then I stamped the two Amy R sentiments, then attached the paper with pop dots.  I think it's ridiculously simple but effective - just how I like it when I'm on the verge of December and haven't started my Christmas cards yet!  This would be a good one to mass produce, especially when I could also make cards with the stars that I cut out.

The second card is also very simple.  I cut out Santa from the Paper Doll Dress ups cartridge and attached him to the Kaiser patterned paper.  This paper was perfect as I felt I didn't need to do any other embellishing at all!  I stamped a 'Ho ho ho' sentiment (another Amy R stamp set) and glued a pom pom to his head and I was done.  Too easy!

I am entering my star card into a couple of challenges:
Scrap Creations - This weeks challenge is "Merry Christmas"! We want to see what you are creating for the holidays.
The Paper Girls Challenge - our challenge this time is for you to create something Christmas or winter themed!

I've never played along with these two challenges before, so I'm looking forward to browsing all the entries and getting some more Christmas card inspiration!

Thanks for looking!

Some distressing with my boys!

My boys (aged 5 1/2 and 3 1/2) have been eagerly watching me use my new distress inks and were not too happy that were not allowed to touch them under any circumstances!  In my defence, I share almost all of my scrapping supplies with my boys and am happy to sit with them and help them make their special creations and cards.  They have their own inks to use and free access to my stamps, they have plenty of lovely scrapbooking paper (my leftovers).  I decided that the cost of distress inks was too much for me to share with them...but I had a weak moment yesterday and decided that under careful supervision, they could have a go at the wrinkle-free distress ink style.  And boy did they love it!

They chose two colours, spritzed with water (so much fun!), and smooshed their tag in the ink.  They oohed and aahed when they lifted their tags up and saw the results, then had fun dipping the tag back in the leftover bits of ink...anyway, they did a super job and I thought I'd share their little creations with you.  Two of these are heading to their Gran for her birthday in a couple of weeks.

Pretty, aren't they!

Thanks for looking!

A Christmas card

A super-simple Christmas card made using the EveryDay Paper Doll cricut cartridge and Amy R sentiment stamps.

I'm entering this in a couple of challenges:
CWC #114: Anything Holiday with Red and/or Green
Paper Playtime:  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!