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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Getting Krafty

Good afternoon, hope you are having a great weekend so far :-)

Today I am sharing something a bit different for me in relation to some of my latest cards which have been quite dark ( I can't help it, I like black and chocolate, images look so striking against a dark background!!)

Today's card is quite bright and I have used some leftover papers from one of my recent Scrapbooking classes at Scrapbook Sisters.  The joy of going to a regular class is that the kit is different every time, and it pushes you to use papers that you wouldn't ordinarily pick.  To my surprise I actually mananged to complete a layout in class - pics are at the bottom of this post!  With all the brightness I needed to use something neutral for the base and settled on some Kraft coloured CS


I layered up the papers, chalked the edges, and got the sewing machine out again :-)  I used one of my new MS border punches and wrapped some orange Bazzill Tulle round the horizontal panel


I've used Rollerskating Robyn from Ladybug Crafts Ink, isn't she a cutie!  I coloured her with copics, and added stickles to her bow, buttons, flower and rollerskates and cut her out with a nestie, leaving her swoosh outside of the frame.  She's matted on paper that has been cut with a bigger nestie and embossed with the Tim Holtz brick wall embossing folder.

I had seen one of the Tim Holtx flower dies the other day, and umm'ed and ahh'ed over if I should get it or not, but decided not to as it would have meant getting the longer plates as well, so I had a go at making my own using the scoring blade on my Woodware cutter, and it's not too bad!!  The middle of the flower is a punched circle which has been stamped with a greeting made up from the LCI Sentimental Numbers set


I'd like to enter this card for these challenges

Oh, and the layout that started this card off...


Supplies:
Papers - Ooh La La collection, My Minds Eye; Kraft CS; Sentimental Numbers and Rollerskating Robyn, Ladybug Crafts Ink; Sewing Machine; Woodware Scoring Blade; Circle Punch; MS Border Punch; Chalk Eye; Stickles; Tulle; Deckled Rectangles Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by, more tomorrow

Sue xx

17 comments:

Rusty said...

Both of them are absolutely beautiful, but I love the card, the tulle and glitter! x

The Spotted Chick said...

OMG!! Sue this is SO cute!! I LOVE all the sparkle on Robyn's SWISH!! Oh and that rosette, I must give this technique a try now. Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Gemma said...

what beautiful creations! Thanks for joining in with our 2nd Birthday Bash challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

Pami said...

Hi Sue, this is adorable, loving the colours and I LOVE her orange sparkly bow!! And your flower/rosette is great, I've seen those before and they look really effective. I need to know how to do one!! Pami x

pinky said...

Ah its just gorgeous Sue, love your flower and love the big orange bow, matches the image perfectly:) Your layout is beautiful, love the photos.

Jeannie said...

Fab card and what a cute image! - love the scrapbook page too - what fantastic photos!I think that kit is still one of my UFOs.

Mary J said...

Sooo cool, Sue! I love those papers and layout! The glitter finishes it off perfectly!

Anita said...

Very pretty Sue. I love those papers...so bright and cheery. That rosette is gorgeous!

theCook said...

Love your card, especially the paper rosette!

Stampin'Piper said...

Lovely card, great colors!

Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!

Hugs Tanja

CraftyC said...

Love your card, very colourful. Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!
Clairexx

Whimsey said...

Super cute; Robyn is adorable; love the colors and the rosette is PERFECT!!!

Lisa Jane said...

I love those papers Sue and the rosette is fabulous! Robyn of course looks delightful
lisa ;)

Lorraine said...

beautiful projects huni love the papers,thankyou for joining us at sweet stampin this week goodluck xx

tiffany said...

wow, gorgeous projects! Love all your layers and color choices. Thanks so much for playing along at 2 Sisters!

made by fifi said...

great card and I love the LO -thank you for joining in the alphabet challenge x

made by fifi said...

great card and I love the LO -thank you for joining in the alphabet challenge x