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Friday, 19 April 2013

Vintage Wedding Exploding Box

It's time for another challenge over at Fussy and Fancy and the new theme is VINTAGE.  Don't you just love all of the vintage stamps and digi's out at the moment?  This was a relatively new style to me when I made it, and I hadn't got any stamps, so I went with papers, dies, ribbon and distressing instead.

I made this for a friends wedding and they had a vintage theme to their day so this fitted in quite well.  I do like to match my cards to the event, don't you?  I did personalise it a bit more than in the pictures below but obviously just wanted to show the basic project.

If you'd like to make an exploding box, I have a tutorial here with pictorial and written instructions.  I'd love to get your feedback and see your finished projects.

Materials used:
Pearlised card - vanilla ice shimmer
Nestability - labels eighteen
Distress ink - vintage photo
Martha Stewart edge punch - doily lace
Magnolia Doohickey die - bloomy tag
Sentiment - together forever

I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - one paper taker
Creative Inspirations - anything but a card
Dutch Dare - anything but a card
Sassy Studio Designs - fancy folds
Inky Impressions - die cuts/punches - TOP 3
A Little Bit Crafty - anything goes

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx

Monday, 1 April 2013

In the Garden

Good morning crafters, I hope you're all enjoying your long weekend.  Hope you all got loads of Easter eggs?  Mark took me out for a meal last night instead of buying me an Easter egg, you can't argue with that can you?

It's the first of the month so that means only one thing!  It's time for a new challenge over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge.  The theme for our second challenge is "IN THE GARDEN" which is where I know a lot of us wish we could be.  I keep looking out of the window at our garden thinking it needs a good old tidy up but then it starts snowing and I think better of it.  Oh well one day soon hopefully!

Anyway back to the challenge and here's my inspirational card for the challenge to get your creativity going and if this isn't enough the rest of the design team have loads more ideas for you too.  You could be in with a chance of winning a £50 Clarity Stamp gift voucher.  It's a pity I can't enter myself!!

I love creating scenes with my stamps and the sets are ideal for these types of cards

Materials used:
Stamp - garden set
Stamp - haberdashery set
Adirondack ink - lettuce, stonewashed, sunshine yellow
Liquid pearls - pastel raspberry

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
I love Promarkers - spring is in the air
Stamping Sensations - great outdoors

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx