Friday, 19 August 2016

Kraft Card

As I have probably said before I am a great fan of Gabrielle Pollacco. Her latest project for Scrapbook Diaries is just gorgeous and she has made a video tutorial. I have tried to use some of her techniques but on a smaller scale and I have had to improvise as sadly I don't have access to some of the products she uses if I could afford them. I love the Dusty Attic wood pieces but as the challenge for Marianne Design is Kraft Card I have used this for some of the embellishments as well as the card itself.

I have torn the the edges of the paper and a v groove in the top then used Faber Castell Gold Champagne Gelato round the edge. Gabrielle has used something called Prills which I confess I have not come across before so I have have used instead Stampendous Frantage Shabby White round the groove and bottom right corner. I have stuck some lace under the groove and the right side before fixing to the card. Fortunately I have lots of oddments of lace in my stash which I got from Nottingham Lace Market many years ago.
I used the following Marianne Design products, LR0130 Doily in white card and in Kraft card CR1201 Circle, LR0285 Anja's Vintage Corner, LR0111 Swirl, CR1336 Leaves, DF3416 Marrakesh Trellis and DDS3329 Daisy Dancing who I have coloured with alcohol pens. I have used a bought flower and added a large pearl gem for the centre and some smaller ones on the swirl.
 I do enjoy this style of card but I need practice. Still I hope you like it.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Monday, 8 August 2016

Holiday Fun

I have made another card with the holiday theme, this time with Daisy. She has managed to find a bank of grass to read her book.

I have used the stamp DDS3320 Daisy in the Sun and the boat from DDS3333 Summer set and I cut the top of the card and the blue mat with CR1276 Wave die. I have used Stampendous Embossing  Powders Frantage Aged Gold and Spoonful of Midnight to try and resemble shingle along the bottom.
I mat and layered the blue paper on to Kraft card using the border from CR1273 along one edge and used cream card and Kraft card for the shells LR0230 and ocean set CR1279. The background paper is from Dovecraft.
Additional materials some turquoise ribbon and 2 turquoise flower gems.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Marianne Design Divas Anything Goes option stamp 
Crafty Friends Favourite Embellishment (die cuts)
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes 
Make My Monday Fun in the Sun

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Thursday, 4 August 2016


I have used my new Petra's Mirror die to frame Daisy with a Pearlized pink card which I used for the corners and base card. The other die cuts were from a creamy coloured card and the flower from mulberry paper.

I have used the following MD products, DDS 3351 It's a Butterfly, LR0277 Petra's Mirror, LR0285 Vintage Corner, LR0111 swirl, LR0112 swirl, CR1203 flower, LR0156 leaves, CR1203 flower, CR1354 butterflies.

I am entering the following challenges:-

In the Pink Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Pink and Girly
Crafty Friends Favourite Embellishment (Die Cuts)
Marianne Design Divas Anything Goes option stamp
Marianne Design Kreadiva's Anything Goes

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