Thursday, 18 March 2010

Happy Blooming Birthday


This was a Little card that I posted on the Sugar and Spice site last month. So simple to do.

I stamped birthday a third of the way up from the bottom of the card using black Stazeon ink and coloured the letters using pigment inks as water colours. I then scribbled stems and leaves for each letter and coloured them the same way.

On a spare piece of white card I stamped two flowers and the word Happy and coloured them in the same way. I then cut out each flower chopping of a couple of petals to turn them into butterflies, and cut out the letters forming the word Happy. I then mounted these onto the card with foam pads string the letters together with green twine Of course there is a sprinkle of glamour dust on the wings of the butterflies.

To make the grass I just cut into a strip of green card stock and curled the frayed edge.

Hope you like this.

Sprinkles of Love

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Scrapbook Cards

Ever bought a scrapbook kit and used just a bit of the beautiful stash and put the rest away. Well I have many times.

I was asked to make a card by a Caravan Club to say goodbye to one of their members who was moving to France. They gave me a picture and the SU colours of the kit fitted perfectly. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of the finished card, but, it did inspire me to make some cards that could include a picture or two.

The kit included sentiments, but not designed for any particular event. However, that makes the cards useful for a number of things. This is my nephews Mothers Day Card for his Nan. He can write what he wants inside and she gets a keepsake that fits into a picture frame.

This card just needs the picture added to the top right. This could be a thank-you card with a picture of you holding the gift given.

This one has a space for two small pictures; one landscape and one portrait which can be tucked under the medallion.

This is designed with a pocket on the front. I made this one as birthday gift card. I put theatre tickets in the pocket.
I still have a lot of the stash left which I have shared with my friend Lyn and my Mum. Have a go and use pictures on the front of your cards.
Sprinkles of Love

Saturday, 6 March 2010

For You

Hi Ladies

This is a simple card again made from scraps. The design is my take on a design I saw in a magazine. This was all about layering. When I first matched the plaid paper with the pink background and green card stock it looked quite drab. But the white strip and brighter pink butterflies lightened up the whole colour scheme.

I inked the green circle with pink ink which blended quite well. My friend Lyn was round and brought her Martha Stuart border punches and my question is, how do you choose the one you want? They are all yummy. I am into pearls to add a bit of glam at the moment and these just added to the butterflies bodies finished it off.

Sprinkles of Love