Friday, 22 February 2013

Boxing Clever

Hi All
Just thought I'd pop by to show you a little gift box I've made using the lovely Tropical Travelogue papers from Graphic 45. I created the box from scratch and then embellished it ready to pop a prezzie inside whenever a birthday comes along.
The central rosette was made using the Martha Stewart Heart Scroll punch by scoring a strip of the punched paper at regular intervals and folding it together until I had enough for a rosette.
I then layered up one of the postage stamp images from the papers and added Glossy Accents to make it stand out before finishing off the box with ribbon and Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

The tissue paper inside was stamped in gold ink with the hibiscus stamp from the collection.
Hope you like it. I've made a little video just to show you in more detail. Thanks for stopping by.
Best wishes Karen x

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Snow Days

In my last post I mentioned how versatile the Graphic 45 Place in Time collection was. I have already made a scrapbook layout with the January papers which is full of lovely images and sentiments and I still have quite a few elements and cut outs left.
With one little focal image, stacked and layered up, I made this card, teamed it with some patterned Graphic 45 paper from another collection and a blue glittered piece of K&Co paper from my stash. I added gold card, punched a border and a cut out sentiment.
Really simple but a great way to use up small elements.
I would like to enter this in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which this week is 'An Eye for Detail' - I believe that if you really have an 'eye for detail' you can look at your stash in a new way and get the most out of the smallest elements.
Thanks for looking! Enjoy the rest of your day! Karen x

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Pop Up Perfection with Graphic 45

Hi Everyone!
Today I thought I'd show you a pop up card I've made using the Tropical Travelogue papers.
As its quite hard to see the mechanism I've made a little Youtube video with a link below so hopefully you should be able to see all the angles. It's very easy to make and can be used for all sorts of themes and occasions.
Anyway, hope you enjoy it. I'd like to enter this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge which this week is 'Anything Goes'. Best wishes and bye for now Karen x

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Cupid's Arrow

Afternoon Everyone!
I love Graphic 45 papers! They're just fab and there isn't one collection that I don't like. Place in Time has a calendar based theme with monthly papers and loads of images. Once you've done a scrapbook layout, you still have lots left to make cards and tags. This month over at the Graphic 45 facebook page there is a Romance themed challenge so here is my entry.
I used some of the cut outs from the Place in Time pad and teamed them with red, black and a light Kraft cardstock. I used my EK Success scroll punch to add interest to the bottom of the card and a little pocket behind the postcard for a tag and a secret message. This card is for my husband so I didn't want to add flowers so blinged it up with some Black Diamond and Burdgundy Stickles, gold Card Candi and a little Glossy Accents on Cupid's mask.
Anyway, hope you like it! Why not pop over to the Facebook page and join in. I'd also like to enter this card into Cute Card Thursday's Challenge which this week is 'Love struck' and the Totally Papercrafts Challenge which is 'Love or Valentines' themed. Thanks for looking! Karen x

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Roses are Red

Afternoon All!
Today I wanted to share a patchwork style card that I have made using papers from the Echo Park 'For the Record' pad. I went for an 8x8 inch card so that I had plenty of room to show off the designs and then stamped flowers onto the red and green papers and made them into flower embellishments. These I arranged in a floral wreath design and before adding buttons for centres.
I finished the layout with a little sentiment before creating a similar patchwork design inside the card with room for writing a greeting created using a Spellbinders Lacey circle die. I'm enjoying making patchwork style cards at the mo and am trawling the internet for new crafty ideas and inspiration.
Anyway, hope you like it. I'd like to enter it in the By the Cute and Girly challenge which is 'Roses are Red' and the Totally Papercrafts 'Make Your Own Embellishments' challenge.
Thanks for looking and bye for now Karen x

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sailing Away

Hi all!
Whilst I was searching for an image for my last post I came across some vintage sea voyage travel posters and decided to use one of them for a man themed card I was making. I'm always short on men's cards so this one seemed perfect.
I teamed the image up with Prima Printery papers - which are fab - and great for lots of occasions and layouts. I kept the embellishments to a minimum as it was for a man but layered onto vintage gold cardstock and added some gold Stickles for a bit of sparkle. The sentiment, which is a bit hard to see on this pic, is from Craftwork Cards and says 'Congrats to you'.
To complete the card I also decorated inside with the papers and added a little 'journalling area' to write my message.
Anyway, hope you like it. I'd like to enter it in the Cards For Men challenge which this week is 'Transport'. Best wishes and bye for now Karen x

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Edwardian Ladies

Morning All!
It's sunny here today in Wales! No rain - how lovely! Hope you're having a good morning wherever you are today too!
I thought I'd show you a little card I made whilst waiting for my Graphic 45 'A Ladies' Diary' papers to arrive. To get myself into the Edwardian theme I hunted down an image on the internet and printed it onto photo paper to make my topper and layered it up onto foam tape for a bit of dimension. The papers I used are from the Prima 'Fairy Glen' collection and I added glittered flowers with button centres, my favourite Kaisercraft pearls and a little sentiment.
I'd like to enter this card in this week's challenge over at the One Stop Craft Challenge which is 'Anything Goes' and the Totally Gorjuss Challenge which is ' To Use Flowers'.

Anyway, hope you like the colour combo! Thanks for looking! Karen x