Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Twins are Two!

Where does all this time go to?   My Followers might recall my previous cards for my niece's twins but to think they are coming up to their second birthday in what seems like a blink of an eye is a bit frightening. New cards, yes, but I have used this image for a two-year-old before (can't really go wrong with the Ark & all those 'twos' can you! LOL).  This time around though I have a Cameo of course, so it's presence is felt in the design - allowing me to add the girls' names along the outside border.

The image is by Crissy Armstrong, isn't it fab? Coloured with my Promarkers, I did my usual trick of mirroring the image for one of the matching cards along with all the other elements to make it the same but different.  Once again, I coloured both at the same time to ensure uniformity.  I also paper-pieced the umbrellas with matching paper.

...and on the inside.
On the inside of the card I added the relevant name, courtesy of my Cameo, along the top, with coloured card behind to make it stand out.  The sentiment I created on the PC popping it into a circle & matted above the same papers as on the front of the card.  Think that more or less covers all the details.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter are:
There She Goes - use circles
Corrosive - I've been framed
One Stop Crafts - furry friends
Dream Valley - animals
Songbird - all creatures great & small
Whimsie Doodles - paper piecing (the umbrella/s)
Artistic Inspirations - paper piecing/piercing or both
Send a Smile 4 Kids - pastel colours
Stampin' For the Weekend - monochrome
Sparkles (monthly) - monochrome
Pink Gem - bring on the sunshine (I bet Noah REALLY wanted this!)
Joanna Sheen - for girls
Tip Top - add a number
Allsorts - happy birthday
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - birthdays
Red Carpet - birthday card
Great Inspirations - celebrations
Crazy - use a sentiment
Digi Sketch - either theme / sketch or both (theme = cute)
Cutie Pie - 3,2,1 (3 different papers, 2 images/cards & 1 for each girl)
Creative Card - punches/dies (digi cutter)
Scrappy Frogs - free choice
Avenue613 - anything goes
Whimsy - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - anything goes
Silhouette Challenges - anything goes.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Thank You Angela

The image of an energetic young gal jumping for joy is by Mo Manning & I have chosen to use her for this card as she seems so happy & full of life. She has been coloured with Promarkers to match my papers and all the cut-work is done using my Silhouette Cameo using files I have created myself.

I did of course, decorate the inside of the card as well to coordinate with the front.  The image in this instance is lighter than the one on the front so that I can write over it before I give it to a friend. The short but to the point sentiment is from Digital Doodling.

I have even managed to keep this short & sweet too! Wonders will never cease! LOL.

Thanks for dropping by my blog & thanks too for your comments.

Tine :)

Mo's - thank you
{PIN}spirational - colours
Creatalicious - for the girls
Joanna Sheen - girls
Crafter's Cafe - Mom/Mum/ &/or for a woman
Corrosive - sentiment on the front (cut out on front mat & all around the edges)
Di's Digi Designs - bling (gems)
Crafts & Me - layers
Delightful - celebrate friendship (this one is going to a friend, you guessed it - called Angela!)
Passion for Promarkers - anything goes (using Promarkers of course - no problem!!! LOL)
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes (*waving*)
Ecletic Ellapu - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes
One Stop Craft - anything goes
Wags 'n' Whiskers - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Forever Friends (monthly) - anything goes
Challenges4Everybody - anything goes
Whimsy Inspires - anything goes
Barely Mine - anything goes
Our Creative Corner - anything goes.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Damask Wedding - the box

Here as promised, is the box to match & co-ordinate with the damask cut-work card.  This time a lot more simplistic in design even though it matches and nice & deep of course, to accommodate the shaped card with flowers on the top.

Additional sentiments on the box's liner

I have used the same LOTV image "Wedding Couple", coloured with Promarkers as I had used on the tag inside my card but kept the layering nice & flat to make it easier to transport to this special event. (I haven't done a close-up photo of the image as I usually do as it is so similar to the one on the card's tag, even in a circular mat, that it is probably not necessary. However, if you missed the shaped card in my previous post & want to see it the link is here).  If I am creating a matching set like this I always colour the images at the same time - whatever I do to one, I do to the other to ensure they match as much as possible.  The cut-work was done using my Silhouette Cameo of course - an enlarged variation of the design for the top of the box to match that of all the various ones on the card itself.  I also used an individual element from my pattern along each of the sides of the box to allow the shimmering pearlescent gold card placed behind, to peek through. As I always do, I added a selection of suitable & meaningful sentiments to the box's liner.

The box - shown with  the card. so you can see how they coordinate.

CAS - lovely & flat!

Thanks for popping by my blog!

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter my box for are:
My Time to Craft - show us the inside (sentiments on the box's liner)
Joanna Sheen - music & lyrics (different one for the box - David Bowie - The Wedding)
Great Impressions - celebrations
Crafty Boots - celebrations
Papertake - the sound of music (White Wedding - Billy Idol)
Lexi's - black & white plus one (gold)
Moving Along With The Times - CAS (the box certainly is, even if the card inside isn't!)
Sweet Stampin' - CAS
Lili's Little Fairies - anything but a card (well, this is it's box so I hope this counts)
Delicious Doodles - anything but a card
Tip Top - box
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Our Creative Corner - anything goes
Crafting Musketeers - anything goes.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Damask Wedding

Not sure where to start with this one as it is quite a complex design - but suffice to say, it is all done using my favourite mediums of Silhouette Cameo & Promarker pens. Why damask? Well, I was working on this theme for a wedding card I needed (always pretty classy to my way of thinking), when I finally saw the actual invitation & as luck would have it, it was itself a damask design - black on white. Couldn't have planned that better! Decided to add touches of pearlescent gold to their colour-scheme too to prevent it all going a bit 'funereal'.

I had created myself a set of damask based cut-files a while back when I was 'playing' with my Cameo - a full set of variations on a theme which I tend to create when caught 'by the mood'. I layered two of these for the front and added rolled flowers to the centre-piece which, in this gorgeous pearlescent card, look for all the world like fine porcelain.

Tag front
The actual style of card I am not even sure has a name, but I have been calling it a 'pocket fold' which seems to sum it up to me. I wanted to include several pockets into the design as I needed to find a spot for a gift card & then I do like a good verse/sentiment to help convey what I want to say to the happy couple, not to mention in this case - needing a perfect spot for me to add an image. Much as I love to create cut-files I just have to colour too if I can! LOL.
Tag reverse

Layer upon layer on the inside of the card which folds/opens out with a central pocket panel and I had to adapt some of my damask cut-files so they fit into my chosen pocket shaping, not to mention the tag onto which I had added the LOTV image. Yes, a LOT of hard work & hours in this card! Personalised not only with the damask design but incorporating the happy couples' initials into a wedding 'ring'. The addition of pearls & black gems as finishing touches were bought from MeiFlower & the ribbon was from my stash.

Decorated the back too - with an area for me to add my made by/signature.
Will hopefully be back later with a matching box - (spondylosis, computer & Internet connection permitting), all of which have been persecuting me for weeks!

Thanks for visiting my blog and I would like to thank you for adding a comment as I appreciate the time it takes to do so.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Great Impressions - celebrations
Ribbon Carousel - celebrations (+spooled item - ribbon)
Card Mania - flowers
One Crazy Stamper - May flowers
Crafty Calendar - blossoms & blooms
Cupboard Trilogy - Spring flowers
My Sheri Crafts - flowers
By The Cute & Girly - flowers
Joanna Sheen - music or lyrics inspired (White Wedding - Billy Idol)
Use Your Stuff - texturize (all the cutwork creates loads of texture)
As You Like It - favourite dies/punches (in my case the Cameo - & my own design damask files)
Hobbycutz - more than one fold
Anything Goes - shaped
Scribbles - shaped card
Emerald Faeries - ribbons
Artistic Stamper - words
Crafty Sentiments - use a sentiment
Timeless Tuesday - use black accents
Crafty Ribbons - no designer paper
Di's Digis - bling (pearls & black 'diamonds')
My Time To Craft - show us the inside
Cupcake Craft - lots of layers
Lexi's - black & white plus one (gold)
Our Creative Corner - anything goes
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes.