Friday, 29 March 2019

Just Playing - Making Cards #3

Hello dear crafty friends.  So pleased you stopped by for a visit.

So, this is episode three in my 'Just Playing' series!  This time, I'm sharing one of the masculine cards I created.  
The papers I collected for these cards is, as is usually the case, by Kaisercraft.  I also die cut lots of cogs (because I like those on my male cards)  and printed out a few clocks (another embellie I love to use, not just on my male cards, but on the more feminine ones as well) and gathered some chippies and some fibre pieces as well.  So, to make each card, that was the stash I had to select from.  I should have taken a photo of it all but, unfortunately, didn't think of that at the time.  Duh!!

These papers are from the Base Coat 6.5" x 6.5" pad. 
 Did a little stamping on the top layer ..
.. and also used a Tim Holtz MM die at the bottom of the piece.  The chippie sentiment is by Scrapmatts.  Love them!!
The clock and gears are a die from Simply Dies.  I cut it several times from black cardstock and then simply glued a few of them together for extra dimension.
 I also randomly heat embossed the piece with metallic powders in bronze and green to get the aged effect.
Normally, when I use embossing powders, I hate getting that mottled look but, in this case, it was exactly what I wanted!  Sweet!!
There you go!!  Another quick and easy card done and dusted!!

Still have a few more of these cards to share, but that is for another day!

As always, thank you so much for your visit. 
Do enjoy the rest of your day and have fun with your crafting!

Take care and God Bless

Monday, 25 March 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #230

Hello my dear visitors and welcome.
So pleased you decided to stop by my blog today.

The new Challenge is live at Crafty Cardmakers!  Marlene is our Host and the Theme is 'That Special Someone'.

As always, you may enter whatever you like.  A card, scrapbook layout, journal page, home decor, whatever takes your fancy as long as it fits the Theme.

For my DT contribution I have created a card for a very special lady who is celebrating a very special birthday.  She is one of my closest friend's Mum and she is turning 90 this year.  She is truly an amazing woman.  90 years old and still going strong.
  The papers are by Kaisercraft from their 'Wandering Ivy' 6.5" x6.5" paper pad.
 The piece of chipboard is by Little Birdie and the diecut is the Floral Sprig by Memory Box.
 The fabric flower was purchased from Megs Garden and the small paper flowers are by Magnolia Ink.
I've also added some pieces of my fave lace and some prills and micro beads in and around the cluster.
A Little seam binding bow finishes this card off nicely, I think.
To find all the details of this Challenge and to take a peek at the fabulous creations by my Teamies just follow the link below.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #230 - That Special Someone.

Thank you for stopping by and, to those who take the time to leave me a lovely comment, thank you so much.  I love to read them.

Enjoy your day and have fun with your crafting!!
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Monday, 18 March 2019

Just Playing - Making Cards #2

Hello dear friends.
So happy you decided to drop by.

Back to share another of the cards I made while hiding at home from the heat we have been experiencing lately.  Have to say, the last couple of weeks the weather has been much more bearable.  Still warm but we haven't needed the aircon.  I believe that is about to change though.  Apparently we're in for another week of temps in the 30's (centigrade)  Not sure exactly how hot but, I guess, we're about to find out.

Ok.  So, here is the second of the feminine cards I created in this 'Just Playing' series.
The papers are from the same Collection as the card I shared in the first of these posts 'Making Cards #1' here.  It's the Floral Romance 12 x 12 paper pad from Kaisercraft.
Added a Chloe Stem (a Memory Box die) as well as a few leaves (a Cheery Lynne die)
and tucked more of my fave lace under the cluster.
More diecuts trailing down to the bottom (these are from Altenew).
The flower is by Little Birdie.  I edged it with Ground Espresso Distress Ink and sprinkled it randomly with some glitter.  Can't really see that too well but it does have a lovely shimmer in real life.
And that was another card done and dusted!!
Gathering all the bits and pieces before hand and then only limiting myself to those bits and pieces certainly worked a treat!!

Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comments you leave me to read.   Love getting your feedback.

Have a wonderful day dear friends and have fun with your crafting!
Take care and God Bless.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #229

Hi everyone and welcome to my little blog.  Hope you are having a fabulous day.

It's time for a new Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.    Marlene is our lovely host and the Theme is 'Make It Green".

As always, you don't have to make a card.  You can create whatever you like as long as your piece is predominantly green.

For my DT contribution, I have created a masculine card.
This was created in bit of a hurry.  Had a lot of stuff on my mind in the last few days and totally forgot that this Challenge was due.  Didn't think I could do it but, luckily, I managed.
Grabbed some Kaisercraft papers (from their Base Coat Collection), a few diecuts and some paper circles I had punched out a few days before and this is the result.
The sentiment was generated on my computer and, although it looks a bit fuzzy here, it does look fine IRL.
The chippie is from 2 Crafty Chipboard and I heat embossed it with  metallic green and black powders.

So glad I got it Done!!

Check out the full details of the Challenge and take a peek at the awesome creations by my Teamies.  I'm sure you will be inspired!!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #229 - Make It Green.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have fun with your crafting!!

Take care and God Bless.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Just playing - Making Cards #1

Hello dear visitors and welcome!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

It's been really hot in Adelaide over the last week or so and we've spent most of our time at home in the airconditioning.  Consequently, I had a bit of a play in the craft room and created a ton of cards.  Well, maybe not a ton but quite a few just the same.
I really amazed myself.  It usually takes me ages to make my cards because I procrastinate so much over papers and what embellies to use but, these came together quite easily.   I made 8 altogether.  4 Feminine cards and 4 Masculine cards and I am thrilled with that!!
Anyway,  I thought I would share one of those cards with you today.

I actually started off by gathering a heap of different papers and embellies.  Did a bit of die cutting as well and then just used those gathered bits and pieces to create my cards.  This idea came from Val Thorpe who has been posting about a faux scrapbooking kit that she has been using and I thought I would try something similar.  I was amazed at how well it worked!  Limiting the pieces I could use on my cards made it so much easier .. no procrastinating!!  LOL!!   It does mean that the cards I made are all very similar in colour and design but I don't see that as a problem.
Most of the cards I made are 3.5" x 6.5.   I'm really liking my cards tall at the moment.  These papers are from the Floral Romance 12 x 12 paper pad by Kaisercraft.  Loving the colours in this Collection.
The dies I've used are the Chloe Stem by Memory Box and the String of Pearls by Altenew.  I also tucked a piece of my favourite lace between the layers.

I hadn't gathered the flowers along with the other bits but flowers are always the easiest thing for me choose anyway. 
I must have coloured that larger bloom for another project and then not used it but it came in quite handy for this card.  All of the flowers are by Little Birdie.
So, this is the first of many.  I thought about showing them all at once, or even two by two, but decided against that as the post would be way too long.  Besides, posting them one by one means I can pop them up whenever I have nothing else ready to show!!   Sweet!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and, perhaps, leaving me a little comment to read.  Love to know what you think!

Have yourselves a wonderful day!
Take care and God Bless.