Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Sweet Nothings

Gosh, it seems like ages since I did any cardmaking. I have been moving all my crafting things upstairs, into the spare room. I didn't realise just how much I had accumulated until I came to move it all!!
So this is my first card in my new room.. lol*
I wanted to make something nice and girly, for a friend's daughter and this stamp looks so much like the little girl, I HAD to have it!

I am entering this for the challenge at Totally Papercrafts,
so I have followed Joanne's great sketch.
They are sponsored this week by Mandi Moore
and there's still time to join in and be in with the chance of winning a lovely stamp set.

Stamp - Bildmalarna, Little Mimosa, coloured with Copics and paper pieced.
Design Paper - Papermania, Sweet Nothings.
The cute little cupcake brad is from a set called Sweet Treat, by Doodlebug Design Inc.
I have added stickles glitter to the bow in her hair, the blooms, and the cherries on the cupcake background paper.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Mother's Day Shadow Box Card

Woohoo! I have FINALLY finished this project.
You would not believe how long it's taken me -
and it nearly went in the bin a few times!!
It's the first time I have used this type of flower, and I had loads of trouble with the glue.
My silicone didn't seem to want to stick, but after 3 attempts,
(and lots of screaming ) those flowers aren't going anywhere!!
Thanks again to everyone who left me a post helping me out with the glue.
It's also the first time I have made a shadow box card, but it was very easy to do, following the fabulous tutorial, from Tanja, at Stempeleinmaleins
This is a great card to make, and it does fold up to fit into an envelope,
but with my added flowers I decided to make a box for it.
Thanks to Lorraine for her box tutorial, where all I had to do was alter the dimensions to fit my card.
I am entering this project for the challenge at Totally Papercrafts, where the theme this week is
Mother's Day/Special Lady.
And also for the Mother's Day/Girly, Simon Says challenge.
Here in the UK it's Mother's Day on Sunday, so if you need some inspiration check out these challenge blogs and the fabulous DT work.
Shadow Box Card - Design Paper, Papermania Capsule Collection, Heather.
Stamps - Magnolia, Summer Background coloured with watercolour paints,
Wooden Gate and Flower Tilda coloured with Copics.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
For the box I have used the same DP, with more flowers.
The hearts were cut from a template and the text was stamped with
My Sentiments Exactly, Adrienne's.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Flower Help Please!

Can someone please help??
I couldn't resist buying these gorgeous blooms from
Wild Orchid Crafts
but I have no idea how to attach them to my cards.
Is there a special type of glue I should use?
Do I snip off the stems, or feed them through to the back of the card.

I would really appreciate any help.