Monday, June 6, 2011

Sandra's Card Village: Dried Up

Sandra's Card Village: Dried Up: "It was inevitable! Finally, I ran out of juice and my Muse was nowhere to be seen. I wanted to make cards but uninspired and with a glut of ..."

Dried Up

It was inevitable! Finally, I ran out of juice and my Muse was nowhere to be seen. I wanted to make cards but uninspired and with a glut of cards in my shoebox, finally I succumbed to a day of just tidying up my cardmaking boxes and storage. I found out I've loads of scrap left and noticed I had some folded cards ready to be decorated. So, please find below, the cards I've created from bits and bobs in my box.
An anniversary card made with decoupage technique, sprinkled with some extra fine yellow glitter and punched with Martha Stewart's border and corner punch.

A congratulations card for baby girl's arrival, background has been embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder, the stork image has been stamped and coloured in with promarkers, sentiment piece tied with grosgrain polka dot pink ribbon and stamped message with Stampin' Up stamp

I know I'm a sucker for pastel pink and roses and lace.

There are days I just love rolling the cuttlebug machine and the embossed background is a result of one of those days.

I also love bright and strong colours.

Friday, June 3, 2011

More "Flying" Theme

I am now truly bitten by the cardmaking challenges. After submitting my first ever to St. Luke's and receiving such encouraging support from their team, I've decided to submit another card in. Couldn't help myself. This time I've toyed with a more "masculine" look and decided to go for one of my favourite creatures, the dragon. I've stamped it using Stampin' Up spots (razzleberry, I think) and the papers came from Costco. I used a foiled die cut sentiment after finding out my stamped greetings were too large for the surface I intended. hahahahaha

Joanna Sheen House Mouse Decoupage

Today I've decide to show some of Joanna Sheen's House Mouse decoupage cards which I have made 2 months ago. When I get high and dry on ideas, I resort to just cutting with my scissors while I wait for my Muse to return. Unlike stamping, decoupage only needs a pair of awesome scissors and glue. My favourite decoupage are Joanna Sheen's House Mouse series. They're so cute.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

St. Luke's Card Challenge: Come Fly with Me

Here's my first ever submission to a cardmaking challenge. I was quite touched by the efforts of St. Luke and thought what a great idea it was to make cards as a way to chip in and help with the cause.

 The theme for this challenge is Come Fly with Me and I've decided to stamp a stork making a delivery. It's using a mixture of products; the stork is stamped with kaycee stamps and coloured in with promarkers and the clouds with blue and baby pink chalks by dovecraft. The paper is a combination of Stampin' Up baja blue and the stripe paper by doodlebug design inc. 1286 baby boy ribbon stripe. I've also punched the border with Martha Stewarts' punch. I've also used a grosgrain blue ribbon to finish the details. Going to send this one to St. Luke's and make another one for a special arrival in September.