Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Book worm & CASE-ing an idea

I recently stumbled across the CASADIA blog by Wida. Wida came up with the idea of starting a card chain by CASE-ing cards, hence the name ... Case + idea = CASADIA. I thought it was a great idea & asked if I could join in! It's now my turn & I was given Karen Baker's card to CASE, which you can see here. I'm very grateful to Wida for letting me join in, thank you!
I love using twine on my cards at the moment, so I had to take that element to CASE from Karen's card. I also liked the splattered background, flower & Kraft cardstock. Using all these elements, I came up with this card ...

I found, through pinterest, a link to a blog that showed how to make these lovely flowers out of twine. This was my first attempt & I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! If you'd like to have a go yourself, a step-by-step guide how to make them can be found on The Bugbytes blog here. Here's a close-up of the flower:

And don't you just love the book worm?! He's from a new stamp release this month from Clearly Besotted. Here's a close-up of him:

I'm going to enter this card in the challenge this week on the Addicted to CAS blog where they are looking for CAS cards using the codeword 'Flower'.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Book Worm & Basic Banners: Clearly Besotted; French Foliage: Stampin' Up
Dies - Basic Banners: Clearly Besotted; Notebook edge: MFT die-namics, Dies to die for
Inks: Promarkers; Memento Tuxedo Black
Twine: Baker's Divine twine: Ribbon Girl

Thanks for popping by & take care x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Spring Blooms - Part 2

A bit later than intended, but that's the joy of the school holidays!
Here, as promised are another couple of cards I made with the Spring Blooms stamp set & dies from Clearly Besotted.

This first card uses the frame idea again. I die cut the jar, stems & daffodils from patterned cardstock & stamped onto the white card base behind. I thought I'd add the strip of washi tape at the bottom to hide the fact that I trimmed my panel too short add something a little different to the card ;) Here's a close-up of the die cut daffodils ...

The daffodils on this second card are on a background stamped to look like quilting ...

I saw this technique in the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine. Basically, you lay a sheet of acetate diagonally across your cardstock & sponge in circles with your ink. You move the acetate down your cardstock, parallel with your first line, inking as you go. Then you turn your card 90 degrees and repeat.
It's a great way to create a background & I'm going to enter this card in the Make My Monday challenge this week which is to 'Create your own Background' using no patterned paper.

As these are Easter cards, I thought I'd also share with you the Easter tree I put together using various crafty bits ...

And also the Easter gingerbread house that my daughter & I made ...

Supplies used:
Stamps - Spring Blooms:Clearly Besotted
Dies - Spring Blooms: Clearly Besotted, Sentiment Strips: MFT Die Namics
Inks - Wild Wasabi & So Saffron: Stampin' Up, Pro-markers
Other - The Sweetest Thing-Tangerine: My Mind's Eye papers, Washi tape: My Mind's Eye

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