Lovely inspiration from DT member Cal Summers. Free Class:
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Friday, 9 December 2016
Naughty or Nice by Design Team Member Karen Leahy:
Nothing screams traditional to me more than Santa and I loved the photo of my husband trying to sneak a look at Santa’s book listing who was naughty and who was nice. The Bo Bunny Tis TheSeason papers were just perfect for such a traditional Christmas photograph.
I started by edging the gorgeous wood grain paper on the back of the Ornaments paper with thin strips cut from the striped back of the nostalgia paper to make a red and green border. Although I carefully mitred the corners to keep them neat I didn’t like the way the stripes met and so I made small corner pieces cut from a square of red cardstock, inked, folded and attacked with small dark green brads.
For the frame I mounted the picture onto bright red cardstock and then added a border of candy cane baker’s twine using double sides tape. The packaging of the paper pack was so gorgeous I just had to use it, so I cut the title block saying Tis the Season out and used it as a tab for the photo frame mount. To echo that circle I cut one of the roundels from the numbered sheet of paper which said ‘Absolutely no peeking’ and just begged to be used on this page. I mounted it on some of the red cardstock and on some of the dark green that was the reverse side of the numbers sheet and finished it with a baker’s twine bow to tie it in with the rest of the frame before adding it to the frame on foam pads.
I cut lots of strips of the different papers and used them as banners beneath the frame. This is a great way of using up scraps of paper. You know I never throw ANYTHING away! I then added the frame on the top.
I added some word strips, a cut out title from white and red card and finished it with one of the chipboard Santa embellishments.
Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Today I am using the Delectable Annie with Ted stamp in conjunction with the beautiful "Ooh La La" collection from Kaisercraft.
This is such a simple card to make, beause of the beautiful background paper I used: "Belle". This is a 12x12 sheet but you can use the smaller version from the 6.5"x6.5" pad if you would rather have a smaller design. The die-cuts are from the Ooh La La Collectable Pack.
The inside of the card was decorated in the same paper, so one sheet did the entire card. The bottom of the card front and inside, is the reverse side of the paper. Butterfly from the Ooh La La Collectable Pack.
Have a great weekend. xxx
Thursday, 27 October 2016
I am continuing my Delectable Annie surge today with this card where I am used the "Sitting Pretty" Annie stamp. This is such a sweet image, I just love her little face. This time I used the new Cafe Parisian collection by Graphic 45. I used the paper "Petite Four" for the strip on the left and "Life is Sweet" for the background paper, both from Cafe Parisian. The chipboard "Enjoy the Little Things" is from the same collection and is a piece from the Decorative Chipboard Pack. The clock is from the Kaisercraft Ooh La La Collectable pack.
I coloured Annie and the stool with Copic markers. The stool stamp is also part of the Delectable stamp range, although I used the digital version (not available for sale, only as a stamp) so it is bigger than the stamp.
I cut out a selection of the cakes from the "Petits Four" paper and mounted them on foam pads around Annie.
The frame is a Spellbinders die and the dots on the frame were made with Liquid Pearls "White Opal".
The inside was decorated with "Petits Four" and again I cut out some of the cakes and arranged around the middle:
The Cafe Parisian collection is stunning. Here are a some amazing projects from the graphic 45 design team showcasing this versatile collection:
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Our current Facebook give-way includes one of our Delectable stamps; "Irresistable Annie". I adore this stamp! Drawn by our Lou and here coloured by me using Copic marker pens in colours to compliment the paper I used.
I used the beautiful Bella Rosa collection from Bo Bunny here, and you can win the collection pack in our give-away. The background paper is "Whisper". This is quite a big card so I used the 12" x 12" paper. If you want a smaller size use the 6x6 pad.
I took a piece of the Whisper paper and used the reverse side to cut a matting below the image.
The rose on the image, the bird and the "Love you to the moon and Back" are all from the Kaisercraft Ooh La La Collectable pack.
The image is accentuated by a frame made by using Flower Soft "Gold".
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