Monday, April 30, 2012

Rainy Day Emma

Its been a long time I know - I have been making cards but just not having the time to upload them to my blog. With Harry playing Under 9s AFL, Rohan playing both Under 11s and also Under 12s and Bethany doing her gymnastics, I am busy, busy, busy!!! For 6 months of the year, footy rules our life but I wouldn't have it any other way! Anyway I have made time tonight to post my card, so hopefully there won't be such a long absence between posts from now on.

I have made my card as part of my Design Team role over at The Stamp Spot and have chosen to work with an adorable CC Designs image - Rainy Day Emma. The Stamp Spot blog has a monthly challenge and prize for the winning creation. Here it is for the month of April:

Here is my card:

I stamped Emma onto some cream cardstock in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her in with Copics. She was paper pieced with some paper from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop Collection. I stamped Emma again on some scrap card using this as a mask to stamp my Chevron Backdrops along the bottom of my card in Chocolate Chip ink. Above this I pierced some holes and cross stitched with some Kraft thread. 
The sentiment was stamped in Kraft ink onto a MFT Chat Bubble die cut and popped up in the centre with dimensionals. The main layer was matted on some Chocolate Chip cardstock and then adhered to my Kraft base.

On the inside I stamped my sentiment in Kraft ink onto an oval nestie die cut and this was matted with a scallop nestie die cut.

Tomorrow will  be the first day of the May Stamp Spot Challenge - make sure you take a look as the spots for this challenge are gorgeous!!

Also The Stamp Spot has Sarah Kay stamps discounted by 30% for a limited time!!

Stamps: Rainy Day Emma (CC Designs); Chevron Backdrops (Lawn Fawn); Love You With All My Heart (MFT)
Cardstock: Kraft )PTI); Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip (SU); Thrift Shop DP(October Afternoon)
Ink: Kraft (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Oval nestabilities, Scallop Oval nestabilities (Spellbinders); dimensionals (SU); paper piercer; Kraft thread

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Shopping Girl


I have made another card for The Stamp Spot blog using one of their Leere Designs stamps - Shopping Girl. This fits in with their April Challenge Spots:

I used some Chocolate Chip cardstock for my base with some gorgeous DP (unsure of the name). I stamped my Shopping Girl image directlly onto a MFT Open Scallop Doily Oval. I then stamped parts of the image again onto more paper which was then paper pieced over the top. Her skin and hair was coloured with Copics. I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Inside and Out Birthday, stamping it onto the main layer in Chocolate Chip ink. 

I machine stitched around the edge and along the Chocolate Chip strip before tying some brown and white gingham ribbon around the centre and finishing it off with some twine. Finally I added some silver rhinestones under the sentiment and attached my main image with dimensionals.

There is a monthly prize up for grabs for entering this month's challenge so be sure to take a look here.

Back soon!

Stamps: Shopping Girl -Leere Designs (The Stamp Spot); Inside and Out: Birthday (PTI)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (SU); Neenah Solar White, Designer Paper (The Stamp Spot)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Silver Rhinestones, Brown and White gingham ribbon, Open Scallop Doily Oval die (The Stamp Spot); Copics; twine; dimensionals (SU)