Monday, July 16, 2012

TCP Tuesday 218 & Viva La Verve July Week 3

Hi everyone! Here is my card for the TCPTUES218 challenge and Viva La Verve July Week 3!

I ALMOST made it a Christmas card! I didn't think of the colour combo being Christmasy until I made this card, but I did need a cute birthday card so I had to resist a Christmas sentiment! But I will definitly be recreating this, or something like it, for one of my Christmas cards this year! I love that this image can be used for both occaisions! Anyway, onto the card! I thought the polka dot paper was a bit bright, so I covered it with a layer of vellum and sewed it down. Under the scallop circle is a Spellbinders label and another piece of vellum which I sewed two lines on. Loved that the sketch involved some twine too :)

Stamps: Birthday Bunny (The Cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kraft (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Happy Days (Echo Park), Vellum (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Spellbinders circle, scallop circle and label, Stampin Up twine, Bag O Buttons buttons, dimensionals, sewing machine

Viva La Verve July Week 2

So I'm getting a bit tired of using the same papers over and over. I really need to buy some more, but that's a month or so away. So I decided to use some Christmas papers from last year for this card, that I hope, don't look too Christmasy! And I think I'm going to do this again in the future to help use up some more of my Christmas paper pads! These papers are from the Lost & Found Christmas collection by My Minds Eye. The sketch is for Viva La Verve July Week 2.

Stamps: Words Cannot Express (Verve)
Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin Up), Old Paper (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory (Stampin Up)
Papers: Lost & Found Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: We Are Memory Keepers floss, Prima flowers, Kaisercraft pearls, Spellbinders circle

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Viva La Verve July Week 1

Hi! I hope you're all having a great weekend! Here is my card for Week 1 of July Viva La Verve. I used papers from Kaisercrafts Sweet Nothings collection, and sewed around the pink base, and white rectangle. The heart doilie is from Ellen Hutson, and the cut out border with the music notes on it behind the heart, is a die cut from the Sweet Nothings 6 x 6 paper pad - so easy! It's not really noticeable in the photo, but I lightly shaded the heart and Happy Birthday cardstock with pink ink.

Stamps: Big Wish (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Sweet Nothings (Kaisercraft)
Accessories: Prima flower, Kaisercraft pearls, Ellen Hutson doilie, Tim Holtz edge distressor, sewing machine

Happy Birthday

I had these papers out planning to do a birthday card for a 10 year old, but I think this turned out more adult male than I imagined. Oh well, I have a few of those birthday's coming up anyway! I love doing this sort of paper panelling, and although I haven't quite mastered it, I think the effect is great, especially for the male cards! I sewed around the edge , and used the balloons from the Party Time stamp set for the main image. I sponged around the edges of the oval with Pool Party ink, and hand cut the banner. 

Stamps: Party Time (Verve), Birthday Bunny (The cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party (Stampin Up), Copics
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey (Stampin Up)
Papers: Dilly Dally (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Stampin Up ribbon, sewing machine

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


It's the first Mojo Monday sketch for the month, and that means it's contest time! And what a great sketch too! I did have to flip mine though!

I used papers from Dolled Up (My Mind's Eye). I stamped the dress form on the same paper as I used in the background, and sponged the edges of the oval with Old Paper Ink. I used a blender pen and the Old Paper ink to lightly colour the dress form, and used copic markers for the flowers and accessories on it. keeping with the "Tailormade" theme, I had to add a bit of stitching and some buttons :)

Stamps: Feminine Charm (Flourishes)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo black, Copics, Old Paper (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Papers: Dolled Up (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flowers, Bag O Buttons buttons,, Spotlight lace, Stampin Up scallop punch, Spellbinders oval, Stampin Up oval punch, Sewing machine

All The Cupcakes You Can Hold

This stamp, Sprinkles on Top, from My Favourite Things, is just perfect for a little girls card! Unfortunately I've run out of my favourite "Blush" papers from My Mind's Eye, and I only have scraps left now (it's definitly a collection I'll have a hard time saying goodbye to!), so I had to use some Kaisercraft paper from their Miss Nelly collection instead. I coloured the girl with copic markers, and used liquid pearls around the large circle.

Stamps: Sprinkles On Top (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Miss Nelly (Kaisercraft)
Accessories: Stampin Up ribbon, Spellbinders circle and scallop circles, Martha Stewart border punch, Doilie (my stash), Bag O Buttons buttons, liquid pearls