Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Fun in the Sun

Boys Birthday!

   Good morning everyone. It's such a dull rainy days here, which means its a great crafty day!!! Today I'm going to share with you a birthday day card I made for my exchange group. The theme for the month was buttons and this stamp set from CTMH just screamed buttons!

    For the card base I used my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut a 51/2" round card base from whisper white card stock. I used a scalloped punch and punched the edge of a piece of scrap paper to make a template for the clouds. I inked the clouds on the card base with 2 different colours of blue ink (outdoor denim and crystal blue). To achieve the look of clouds, you just need to move the punched paper randomly on the card base. There are many video's on youtube showing how to make clouds. 
   I then decided to cut another circle in Kraft cardstock and cut it to look like hills of dirt. I stamped the kraft paper with the Distressed Background from CTMH. I used coca and chocolate inks. I was trying to go for the look of dirt and mud. The dump truck is also a CTMH stamp set called Fast and Furious. I stamped the truck three different times in 3 different colours. I paper pieced the truck together and used 3D foam tape to pop up the truck, I used liguid glass to glue the buttons on for the wheels. I also used buttons for the rocks and dirt. The only problem with using buttons on one side of the card was it was a little of balance. So I decided to stamp the stop sign add it to a tooth pick. I then added some more buttons to the bottom to help even out the weight of the card. 
   I plan on making this card for a girl, as girls do like to play with trucks too! I'm always looking for other ways to use my stamps. Like I think I'm going to make this into a Christmas card for kids.Will post pictures next week as I plan on starting my Christmas cards this weekend. Well that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by. 


Friday, 25 April 2014

Thank You's.

    It's Friday and I had a great scrappy night last night with my friend Marylynne. Getting out with good friends just makes everything better. I don't always get much done because we tend to talk to much, but that's ok with me.
    I'm also so excited about my upcoming scrappbooking event next weekend and getting together with old and new friends. I just finished making the Thanks for coming treats for everyone  and thought I would share them with you. I got the idea for the clips from my friend Debbie and Amanda, thanks ladies you are awesome!

   I bought the clips and gems from my local dollar store. I used my CTMH Artiste Cricut Cart to cut the roses and leaves for the clips. I rolled the rose and hot glued them together and I added a gem to the center of each flower. I think everybody deserves a little bling! In case you have never made rolled flowers before. I posted a video few days ago shows how to make the roses. I then hot glued the roses to each clip so that they wouldn't fall off. These clips can be used for little cards, notes or whatever you want. I plan on making some more to use as a setting cart for my mother-in-laws surprise birthday party. 
   The little treat boxes and butterflies where also cut with the Artiste cart. I cut these boxes a 2". I stamped the bottom of each box and added some glitter to the flowers ( can't tell in the pictures). The little butterflies on the top are only glued on one side, that way you can still open the boxes.

   Here is a close up the boxes. 

   I made each flower and box to match each other and the clips also matches. LOL. Now I just need to decide on what to but in them. I know the ladies will love them! 
   I started working on my first napkin fold card for my mother-in-law's birthday and will share it tomorrow. Hope everyone has a happy crafty weekend!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Here comes the Easter Bunny!

   I hope everyone is enjoying  their Easter weekend so far. I know I am. Lot's of family fun and way to much food! Today I thought I would share the Easter Bunny House that I made. This was made using SVG files.

    I planned on just making a giant Easter egg but as I working away it just starting to look like a house, so I went with it. I must say it turned out better than I figured and my kids loved it!
   First off I cut the top and bottom of the eggs in white card stock. I cut the top and bottom in a printed and a solid card stock. I then cut each piece into sections and embossed them with the polka dot folder. I glued each panel onto the top and bottom of the white egg and than glued the egg sections together. I added ribbon to each edge to give it that finished look. I cut out window and  a door, added flowers that I punched out of different colours. I always think you need to a little glitter, so I added some glitter to each of the flowers. I also used a punch to make the vines that cover the house and little green flowers one the vines. Once the house was all done I thought it still needed something, so I added the fence, grass and of course the bunnies! 

   This was by far one of my more challenging projects but I love a good challenge. We that's all for today as the campfire in calling me! 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter!

   First off I like to welcome you to my blog and to bare with me as I figure out how to post links and so on here. LOL.
   First off I'll tell you a little bit about myself. I'm married to a wonderful man and have 3 wonderful kids. I love to go camping, gardening, reading  and my whole family is involved in our local Scouting Group. We are a very busy family but I still find the time for my favourite pastime, card making. I love to make cards and 3D projects for myself and others and because of this I have started to sell Close to My Heart! I just love all of their products and selections!
   The first project I would like to share is the Easter cards that I made for my card exchange group on FB that I belong too. I just had the greatest pleasure of meeting some of these amazing ladies at a retreat hosted by my CTMH up-line Amanda. I had so much fun that I plan on going again in November!
    Ok, back to the card .For this card I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cart to cut out the egg shape card in Daisy white card stock. I then cut the printed paper and the overlay with the same cartridge.

   I choose to make the cards in 2 different colours, as once I started I discovered that I didn't have enough of the one paper. So remember to always make sure you have enough supplies before you start. I used an old retired Stamp of the month for the bunny, which I watercolured. You can't tell in this picture that I used some glitter on the gift the bunny is holding.

   I also added an Easter basket and Easter eggs to the inside of this card, but I forgot to take a picture. I also added the printed paper and overlay to the back of the card to give it  finished look. 

                                                     HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!