"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8

Friday, 26 April 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is not too far away and there are a few challenges out there with this theme. I have entered my card in:

1. Scrapbook Boutique's monthly challenge - April 2013
 Had to use the theme "Love you Mum" and this photo as inspiration:

2. RRR Challenge #70 'Mother's Day & Ribbon' theme - must use Mother's Day theme and have ribbon / lace somewhere on your project - I used lace
3. Love to Create Challenge Blog - Challenge #62 Bingo Card
This is the bingo card:

I used Lace, Die Cuts / Punches and Gems/Bling (pearls)

This is my card:
Elizabeth Whisson, handmade card, Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, mother's day, Spiral Blossom One, Whimsy Stamps, Peggy, Wee Stamps, copic, copic markers, copic sketch, copic colouring, copic coloring

First time making paper flowers. Dabbed them with Tattered rose distress ink and then brushed some vanilla shimmer spray over the top.

Picture of sentiment with embossed paper in background (kind of accidentally embossed the paper "backwards" - but decided it looks quite nice this way anyway):

Inside of card:

Close up of "Peggy":

Copics: R20, R22, R24, YR20, E31, E35, E25, E27, E43, E44, E49, E42, B0000, B00, B02, E00, E11, YG01, YG23, N2, BV00, YR04, N0, N4, N5
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wee Stamps "Peggy", KaiserCraft Occasions "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment, Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose and Old Paper
Cardstock: Creativ Plain, KaiserCraft Precious Moments, Crafter's Choice Pastel Basics, X-Press It blending card
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Ornate Squares", Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Spiral Blossom One", Sizzix "Flourish, Floral w/Leaves", Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations "Elegant Flourishes", Spellbinders Nestabilities "Lacey Ovals", Spellbinders Nestabilities "Labels Seventeen", CARL CarlaCraft CP-2 Leaf (punch)
Other: Papercraft Pearls, AtYou Spica glitter pen #03 Red, Hero Arts Hero Hues Lace, Flowers and Butterflies embossing folder, Vanilla Shimmer spray, Fiskars rotary trimmer, Scor-Pal, Sizzix Bigshot, double sided tape, X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape, Helmar acid free glue, X-Press It clear gel glue

Lavish Layers

Enjoyed using the following sketch from Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Lots of Lavish Layers...with a sketch to make a card.

This is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Copics: B41, B45, B00, 0, E0000, E21, E25, E23, E27, E31, E35, E000, E00, E01, E11, Y15, Y17, Y38, Y21, R43, R46, R20, YR02, YR07, G20, G24, YG11, YG17, N2
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Elizabeth Bell Designs "Chloe" and Annabelle Stamps "Ballerina Rose" - heartfelt thanks sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Tangelo
Cardstock: Quill XL Multiboard black, Creativ Plain and Textured, DCWV The Blossoms and Butterflies Stack, Merci Tangerine Tang, X-Press It blending card
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities 5 x 7 Matting Basics A and B, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen
Other: Pebbles Pearlescent chalks, Fiskars rotary trimmer, Sizzix Bigshot, X-Press It high tack foam mounting tape, double sided tape

Friday, 12 April 2013

Black and White

The challenge over at Annabelle Stamps Blog this fortnight is to use the colours Licorice and White (AC160). I don't use black very much on my cards (nor white really) so thought this would be a good one to have a go at.

A cousin of mine has recently got engaged so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make them an engagement card.

This is the colour combo:

Here is my card:

I put glossy accents all over the "Congratulations":

Added AnnaBelle Stamps sprinkles - icicle (3 mm) to my "elegant flourish" (and you can kind of see the vanilla shimmer spray on the white card):

Stamped using white pigment ink:

And stamped a small magnolia on white card for the inside of the card:

Copics: 110 (special black) - used just to touch up around the white stamping that I accidentally smudged before I could heat set it (and couldn't be bothered stamping another one!)
Stamps: Flourishes "Magnolias" and Stamp-it siset014 "Congratulations"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and ColorIt - Snow White
Cardstock: Quill XL Multiboard - black and white
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations - Elegant Flourishes, Spellbinder Nestabilities - A2 Fancy Weave, Spellbinder Nestabilities 5x7 A and B set
Other: Fiskars rotary trimmer, Vanilla Shimmer spray (on elegant flourish and white die cut behind "Congratulations" - hard to see in photos), Inkssentials Glossy Accents, AnnaBelle Stamps Sprinkles - Icicle (3 mm), Creativ Ribbon, double sided tape, X-Press it Glue marker, Helmar acid free glue, Sizzix Big Shot and heat gun (to set the white pigment ink).

Monday, 8 April 2013

Wee Florist - Happy Birthday

Recently purchased some gorgeous Whimsy Stamps. I love colouring their images - so sweet! This one is called "Wee Florist". I entered the card below in the following:
1. One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 223 - Birthdays
2. Flutter By Wednesday #234 - where the challenge this week is flowers
3. Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday
4. City Crafter Challenge Blog - Week 153 - Anything Goes (sort of). I chose to use Ros Crawford's product which is pearls.

Atyou Spica clear glitter pen on the "Happy Birthday":

Inkssentials Glossy Accents on the roses:

Copics: RV21, RV23, RV25, G94, G99, B32, B34, B37, E30, E31, E33, E97, E99, E40, E42, E44, Y11, Y23, YR23, E00, E01, E11, E000, R20, E50, E53, E55, B00, W0, W1, W3, W5 and 0.
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Wee Stamps "Wee Florist"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Tea Dye"
Cardstock: Creativ Textured, X-Press It blending card,  DCWV Textured Neutrals, Merci - Vintage Romance, KaiserCraft - Vintage Timeless
Dies: Sizzix sizzlit "Happy Birthday #3", Sizzix sizzlit decorative strip "swirly", Sizzix Nesting Swirl #5, Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Squares, Sizzix sizzlit doily frame,
Other: Papercraft pearls, flowers from my stash (coloured with copics), Merci decorative butterflies, Creativ gold metallic leaf, olive ribbon from my stash, Sizzix Big Shot, Fiskars rotary trimmer, ScorPal, double sided tape, X-Press it high tack foam mounting tape, Inkssentials cut and dry foam, acrylic stamping block, Helmar acid free glue, Pebbles pearlescent chalks - jewel tones, AtYou Spica clear glitter pen, Inkssentials Glossy accents and wire from my stash.

Updated Sunday, 2 June 2013
Wow - I must've been so engrossed and happy with my card I failed to see what my daughter added! Until now. I was going through my cards that I had made over the last few months (one's I still have anyway) and what a surprise when I looked at this one again! Now I can see her beautiful, tiny little addition to the "Wee Florist's" eyes! Children are a delight, but can also be little rascals at times! :-)


Also tried a couple of new techniques and have made some bookmarks over the last few months.

7 Cards

I haven't been posting too regularly ... but I have been making some cards. Just didn't get time to upload them. Here is a few I've been making in the last few weeks.

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