Sunday, 11 May 2014

Box Card in a box

This week I have been making a box card for the 13th birthday of a close friends daughter later this month.

She has recently taken up cross stitch so I wanted to include that in the design.

This is what I came up with.

The box
Made from A3 cardstock, Ribbon from stash, Label cut using 
Sissix Labels Ornate Framelits die.
Coloured using Stampin Up Rich Razzlebury inkpad, stamped with same with
Flower stamp and dragonfly coming from IndigoBlu freebie magazine set and
the Alphabet a Stampin up set.

The Box Card and Box
The 13 is Cross stitched on plastic canvas
The Dolphin cross stitch is there because she went swimming with
dolphins on holiday a couple of years ago and was a magazine freebie from 6-7 years ago.

Embossed panels are made using core'dinations cardstock
and embossed with Design Objectives folders
Used Stampin Up Strawberry Blush inkpad for distressing
and stamping of flowers which are using Stampin Up Petite Petals
stamps and punch.

Butterflies were cut using Spellbinders shapeabilities Les Papillion's dies and
 Stampin up Strawberry Blush cardstock.
Gems from stash.
Thanks for looking.
Mandi xxx
This has been entered into May competition Flowers on The Cupboard Trilogy Blog

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Quicker this time LOL

Yay I'm back already.

Been a busy couple of weeks as have been through a Voluntary Exit exercise recently at work and that means a lot of leaving cards for those who have taken the plunge and jumped ship.

Here is a selection of the cards I have made:

The white sunflowers are created using versamark pad and clear embossing powder,
 I then brayed background colour before stamping the terracotta sunflower in the middle. 
Wiped off ink from top of embossed area. 
Butterfly cut from Spellbinders dies with a parchment base layer. Flat backed pearls used for body.

The background was made from 3 stamps.
One came with a magazine (IndigoBlu) and the other ones a set by Inkadinkadoo.
Stamped using Stampin Up ink which is in same colour as white card was layered onto.
Spellbinders dies for the central labels and a Stampin Up Butterfly stamped onto Shrink Plastic
and coloured using Promarkers.
Water coloured various Stampin Up inks onto the background to make the sky and ground.
Then stamped using a WOW stamp and one from Sheena Douglas to add the detail of tree and flowers.  The Frame and label (Sissix die) were made from Stampin Up papers which have embossed pattern which I then distressed with ink.
This was made using a map of UK I downloaded from the web which was distressed.
Then stamped out goose onto white and coloured to look like a Brent goose.
That was from Stampin Up's Wetland set as are the stamps used on the label.
The Tern in top left corner was taken off the web.
This person was going to live on the Skerries (off Anglesey) as a bird warden for the summer.

This is another one made with Stampin Up stamps and inks.
Used Martha Stewart punch for edge and added ribbon behind it.
Hope you have liked what you have seen.
Thanks for visiting.
Mandi xxx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

How long since I last posted?????

Life has got in the way again and is now 10 months since I posted on here.  Not sure where the time has gone. 

So what have I been up to? No too much as it happens but below is a selection of makes that I have done and have pics of.

ATC for Swap on Facebook Group -
Michael Powell stamp in background and
Acid Drops and What Nots stamp for lady in bathing suit (on stink plastic).

ATC for Swap on Facebook Group -
Inkadinkadoo stamps with promarker background

Birthday card for colleague -
Papers and stamps freebie from mag,
rest from stash 

Birthday card for colleague -
similar to ATC but this time using a WOW stamp. Banners
cut using Sissix Framelits and brad was from a
make your own set - can't remember make.

Leaving card for a colleague -
Spellbinders lattice background and label dies,
 Stamps and inks from Stampin-Up,
Flower die from Sissix, Ribbon and card from stash.

 Leaving card for colleague -
Stamps and ink from Stampin-Up
Die cut Alphabet - Robert Addams rest from stash
Not a lot for 10 months, must try harder this year LOL.
Thanks for looking
Mandi xxx