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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Baby Girl

One of my work mates has just welcomed a little girl into his life, so I thought it would be appropriate to get my Pink On!!!.



Easel Card, House of Borowski, Kaisercraft Lullaby, Cheryl Lyn English Tea Party, Couture Creations Heart Die

House of Borowski, Easel Card, Kaisercraft Lullaby, Cheryl Lyn English Tea Party, Couture Creations Heart Die

House of Borowski, Easel Card, Kaisercraft Lullaby, Cheryl Lyn English Tea Party, Couture Creations Heart Die

House of Borowski, Easel Card, Kaisercraft Lullaby, Cheryl Lyn English Tea Party, Couture Creations Heart Die

House of Borowski, Easel Card, Kaisercraft Lullaby, Cheryl Lyn English Tea Party, Couture Creations Heart Die

Card Tip:

6x6 paper pads are great for coordinating papers and embellishments but remember like the girl heart in this card, you don't have to use them as is.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:  
Two A5 Taffy Card bases (Kaszazz Funky Card Essentials Pack)
Pale pink card stock from stash
Papers:
Kaisercraft Lullaby 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad
Creative Girl 6.5 x 6.5 mini paper pad
Background pink papers from stash
Stamps:
Colouring Page Girly Dress - digital
Markers:
R20 + RV32+ RV23
Bic Mark it Markers Pink Flamingo + Fandango Pink
Dies:

Cheryl Lyn Die English Tea Party Doily Die
Couture Creations Nesting Dies Hearts
Other:
Pearls
Start Brads
Pink Ribbon from Stash


Challenge List:

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog Challenge #82 Just add Ribbon





Sunday, 27 April 2014

Yes You Can

It seems that I have the rare occurrence of having some free time on my hands today so I thought I would post another card for you.

A friend of mine is having a hard time of late with sickness and other things in her life so I thought this card might brighten her day.



HOB, Kraftin Kimmie Suzie Can Can, Copics, Kaisercraft Elegance

HOB,Kraftin Kimmie Suzie Can Can, Copics, Kaisercraft Elegance

Card Tip:

When edging the layers on your card with ink, always start by sponging the colour from the back to the front of the piece. This will give a subtle amount of colour, and  you can always add more colour if you need to.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
All from my stash
White Card Base 5"x 7"
White Card stock
Blue Card stock.
Papers:
Kaisercraft Elegance 6.5"x 6.5" paper pad
Stamps:
Kraftie Kimmie Susie Can Can and Sentiment
Markers:
Skin: E00, E02, R20 , R20 + R32 for mouth 
Hair: E33, E35
Dress: BG10, Bic Mark it Misty Blue, Bic Mark it Oceanview Blue
Stockings: E50, E51
Garter: E51, Bic Marker Blue
Shoes: Bic Mark it Oceanview Blue, Bic Mark it Black
Dies:
Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Other:
Sakura Star Dust Pen Clear
Clag Blue Glitter Glue


Challenge List:









Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

Well here it is - my First Post Ever. 

I have to say pushing the publish button on this post was probably one of the hardest and scariest things I have ever done. I'm sure you know what its like; once its on the web it is open to the scrutiny of all whether you like or not. It is also a very scary prospect to talk to everyone and no-one in particular but like many things in life, if you don't dive in at the deep end how will you know if the water really is cold, so here we go!!!!

Let me start by wishing everyone a great Easter, I have had a great couple of days relaxing and eating chocolate with my family. 

Of course "Who am I?" I hear you ask.

I'm Cathie, a full time wife and mother of two munchkins. I am a part time worker and studier of Human Resources. Of course in my spare time (tee hee hee), I have many interests including crafting with or without my daughter, sewing, baking, chocolate making - (influenced by my addiction to chocolate, surprise surprise), digital scrap booking and card making. If only days were 36 hours long, with no need to sleep and I just might be able to fit it all in!

It is my card making that has lead me to succumb to the temptation of starting a blog.  I have learnt so many wonderful skills from other card makers in blogs and forums that I want to be able to pass on some of those skills to others.

So here we have a card with a difference - we are so used to making bright and colourful cards that I found the concept of only using black, charcoal, grey and white incredibly challenging.
Here are the results:
HOB,Sunshine Stamp Set, Pretty Patterns Stamp Set, Label 9, Monochrime

HOB,Hello Sunshine stamp set, Pretty Patterns Stamp Set, Label 9


Card Tip

 If you are like me; a perfectionist and as such your free hand cutting is not as fabulous as you would like, invest in some emery boards from the supermarket. They tend to be quite small and perfect for smoothing out those edges making them look more like a die cut edge and no-one will know you cut it yourself.


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
White Card Base
White, Black and Grey card stock from my stash
Stamps:
Gina K Designs Pretty Patterns Stamp Set
Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine Stamp Set (sentiment)
Dies:
Spellbinders Label 9
Other:
Black brads from my stash


Challenge List:

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #70 Colours

Gina K Designs Mix It Up Monday Metal Challenge
Time Out Challenge #3
Outlawz Paper A La Mode Masculine Card