Sunday, April 20, 2014

White Wicker Basket Of Flowers.

Back again.
This time with a class card the ladies made a few weeks ago.   While away in March, I visited a paper craft shop in Nambour called Daisy Chain Scrapbooks.    I found some wonderful goodies there and yes, I did purchase them. rofl
This was one of them.....12 x 12 paper depicting white wicker work.  I remember basket chairs made out of the plastic wicker work and I think there is still one at the farm in my old bedroom.  I had a child size one too. 
I actually think this card is based on a Mojo Monday sketch, #337.  Well onto the card.  I used a base of Stampin' Up Naturals White because the dsp wasn't quite white enough for Whisper White.
Then a layer of  Blushing Bride because I wanted to use some K & Co papers I have had for ...well let us say, a very long time.  The next layer, of course, was the dsp from Daisy Chain.  Then I found in my lace stash, this absolutely gorgeous floral lace.  Well I had to use that didn't I because it went so well with the daisy paper I was using.   Then came the image problem?  Mmmmm well I knew I didn't have anything suitable in my stash, I also knew I wanted the image to have a basket in it to match my dsp and I also wanted daisies to be in the basket.  So I went googling, new word, I've just coined it.  lol   The image I  found was perfect.  So I adapted the size and printed it out on Whisper White card stock.  It matches in quite well because the lace is white.  I then die cut the image and matched the size of it to fit into the Blushing Bride nestie I used.  I'm sorry but I can't remember which one I used, oops, yes I can.... Stately Circles.
I added a metal corner from Linda's shop, The Funkie Junkie and embossed it with Ranger Antiquities Weathered White embossing powder which Linda also has in her shop.  It can purchased in Australia as well of course.  I used some pretty green bling on the centre of each of the lace flowers and a bow made from seam binding from Sharon's shop, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  The colours I used were perfect with the card's colours.  I tied the bow this way by Deborah Saaranen.  Mine ended up a bit more scrunched up than Deborah's but the ladies didn't seem to mind.  They loved the card.
I think that's it.
It's Easter Sunday lunch time here.   I was flat out yesterday afternoon.  Two trays of Apple Crumble and one of Potato Bake got made and one of the Apple Crumbles delivered to Ilbilbie which is 10 minutes down the road (Bruce Highway). The Ilbilbie Hall Management Committee were catering for a function at the Cape Palmerston Holiday Park.  I volunteered to make one of the Apple Crumbles.  Hope it was enjoyed.  Today it's washing time because I have a feeling we are in for more rain. 
I also have card orders to complete, so really had better get on with them.

To Leslie, who is wonderful and comments on my blog posts regularly....thanks so much for liking my cards and I'm glad you like the links. I hope Wally and Lulu are enjoying their Easter.  Hugs to them both.
Here are links to Leslie's blog and to Wally and Lulu's blog.  Enjoy everyone, both blogs are well worth looking at.
Take care,
Happy Easter.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

For The Bride And Groom

Goodness, I hadn't realised just how long it has been since I posted a card.  Time gets away from one.   It's Easter Saturday here today and after doing some housework jobs, I intend to get down to card making.   I do have an Apple Crumble to make this afternoon but that shouldn't take too long, especially if I do the apples this morning.
On to my card.  This card was an order for a friend of mine.   The wedding card had to be in vintage pinks and cream.   I chose to 'case' this card from an advertisement in the March issue of  Australian Simply Cards.  The advertisement was put in by Fat Cats Card Corner.  When I first saw this advertisement, I immediately rang Kaaren and asked to be sent the dies. lol
I didn't get the flower dies.  I decided that I could use my Wild Orchid Crafts flowers instead.

My base is Stampin Up Blush Blossom (retired) card stock.  I added a layer of Very Vanilla using the Spellbinders Elegant Labels 5" x 7" die set. The next layer is, once again, Blush Blossom, using the next matching die in the set.  I added an extra layer here, using a Label Four or Label Four Small die.   I can't provide a link to the Label Four Small die because they have been discontinued.
Then came the fun part, adding my roses and leaves to make an arrangement that is pleasing to the eye.
The leaves die I used is gorgeous.    It's been a worth while investment because I've used it many times since this card.  It's called Curvy Leaves Die.  
To finish off the card, I added a sumptuous silk bow using silk from Sharon's shop Stamp Simply Ribbon and a greeting on layered banners.

I do apologise for terrible background my card has photographed on but the photo I did have ready for this post wasn't right.  For some reason, the vanilla card stock was white.  So I had to edit another photo, this one.  The photo editing program I was using, has decided not to work anymore.   I'm not computer savvy enough to work out why so I had to use another program.   Methinks it's time for my computer to have an overhaul and perhaps a new photo editing program needs to be purchased.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Hope you like my card.
Happy Easter everyone.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Secret Garden.

I've had the Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers for some time but haven't used a lot of them. They are so pretty that really I couldn't bring myself to cut into them, but one can't hoard everything so I used them today.
This is the card the ladies will be making in class tomorrow afternoon.
These ladies just like to make cards without learning techniques and stamping so I'm pretty sure this one will go down well.
The base card is Stampin' Up Very Vanilla with the next layer being apricot Bazzill.  I love the blue with the apricot in the papers, so I felt that the blue silk threaded through the lace with a blue silk ribbon bow would be a perfect contrast to the pale peach roses.  I tucked a couple of little ivory sweetheart blossoms in amongst the roses to pick up the lace and doily ivory colour. The leaves are from my favourite leaf die at the moment, Elizabeth Craft Designs Curvy Leaves and they've been cut from Always Artichoke and Pear Pizazz.  The pretty, pretty eyelet lace is from Linda at The Funkie Junkie.
Sharon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has silk ribbon and seam binding kits to match the Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers.
I cut the image and Baja Breeze layer with Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities.  
Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Keep well everyone.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shabby Tearoom #212 Pretty In Pink For Cardabilities #96

Good evening all.
I had an order to fill, three cards, two engagement and one wedding.  The stipulation was that they had to be pink and cream/white and have a vintage look.
This is one of the engagement cards.  I used Cardabilities sketch #96.  Fortunately, the criteria of the Shabby Tea Room challenge #212 is to include white and /or cream, pink, green, flowers, lace and/or ribbon. So I qualify for both challenges this week.
I used a base of Stampin' Up Whisper White, then a layer of Blushing Bride.  The designer paper is Magnolia and is old now....I've had it at least a couple of years.
My pretty doily is one from Meg's Garden and was square.  I cut it in half diagonally and tucked it under the blushing bride layer.  The swirls are Magnolia and I cut them from white glitter card stock.  Onto these swirls I layered some die cut leaves, which once again, I think is a Magnolia die.  Garden Green is the colour card stock I used here.  Then out of some flowers from my stash, I created a bouquet.  It's all glued down firmly with Multi Medium Matte from Ranger.
A little stretchy lace across the bottom and a greeting finishes off the card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Keep well.