Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Cabbage Flower Card

I love cabbage flowers for cards. The lovely Nina from Sugar and Spice introduced these to a class many moons ago now and I use them a lot on birthday cards.

These flowers were punches out of three contrasting shades of pink card stack. I used a 1.5 inch and 1 inch scolloped circular punch. I then screwed up each circle. The more screwed up the better. A bit of glamour dust on the edge and mounted together using a brad.

This card was made for an Aunt's birthday, so I wanted the flowers to look neat. But the best way is to tear the circles giving a raw edge which can be inked instead of glittered. You can spray the whole flower with glimmer mist which also looks fab.
Have a go. Mount three or four circles together to give a rose like look. Remember that when you tear your circles they won't be a proper round. But this is the beauty of a cabbage flower.
Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Fa La La Ho Ho Ho

I am meant to be posting these cards on the Sugar and Spice blog.......but sadly I can't. Marion has deleted the blog due to the hacker getting his kicks :/ I am not sure when our projects will be back on their blog, so I am posting my DT project here while they sort out their problems.

Fa La La and Ho Ho Ho.

I know, I can hear you all shouting its too early for Christmas Cards ...... but its not. Before you know it, you will be egg nogging, mince pieing, wrapping pressies and decorating.

So here are three little cards that are easy to make. I love the Kraft paper, as I said once before, they are natural and raw looking.

I used the snowflakes from the Sugar and Spice Clear Christmas Stamps and the watermark ink pad and randomly stamped the card.

Again using the Christmas Stamps and a green ink, I stamped and cut out three Christmas Trees. I thought this card needed just a little high-light. So I using a nice white gel pen and penned a running stitch around the paper squares finishing it with a little bow. I then drew around the Christmas Trees to make them pop from the background.

For this card, I stamp Ho Ho Ho on cream twill ribbon with red ink. I frayed the edge of the ribbon to keep that raw feel.
All these cards are so simple and use scraps of papers, ribbon and lace. But most of all, they are all made with the lovely Crimbo stamps from Sugar and Spice. Good luck with the Blog Marion.
Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy
Sugar and Spice DT

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Black and White

I love Black and White for card's with just a little hint of colour. I used the scribble flower stamps from Sugar and Spice, stamped with Versafine black ink on white card, cut out and mounted on black card stock and stuck a small pink gem in each centre for a touch of colour.

I have to admit that I am not the best at tying bows. So instead, I have wrapped white ribbon around the black card stock and tied it together with pink embroidery floss to match the pink gems.

The happy birthday is heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Sprinkle of Love
Auntie Fairy

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Yes......It's Raining

Hooray it's raining. Don't moan, for me this is great. I can stay in and play with paper ribbons and glitter rather than tackling my garden.

I've been to Portugal, a weekend at Ally Pally, Mum was ill with pleurisy, extra day's to cover at work, a 70th Birthday to get ready for and and and.................... we're here in October and I can't remember the last time I stroked my paper and card stock. I have all this stash from Ally Pally and new stamps from Sugar and Spice to design with.

So yes, sorry I have not blogged, but watch this space. Cos there will be a posting tonight.

Sprinkles of Love
Auntie Fairy