Monday 30 July 2012

Single Layer Hybrid Cards - Day 1

Hello and welcome to my single layer hybrid cards week.  I have some cards to share which were all created entirely in Word, then printed onto white cardstock.
I'll share the process each day too...
So for today, I have a mini notecard crated using paper and journaling spot from Lori Whitlock's Spring Celebrations digikit.  Isn't it adorable. I imported the paper into Word and formatted it so it was 'Behind Text'. I cropped it to make it square. Then I imported the journaling spot and owl image and layered them both on top of the paper. Next, I imported the sentiment which is from THIS digikit, and layered it on top of the journaling spot. Finally, I added the faux stitching from THIS digikit. I had to recolour it to white first of all, then copied and pasted 3 times so I had 4 lines of stitching in total. I had to rotate 2 of them for the top and bottom of the card. (For more info on these processes, see my Digi Tips week HERE).
And here is the finished card...
It was pretty tough not adding embellishments after printing, but I like the clean effect of single layer cards.
Back soon with Day 2. :)

Sunday 29 July 2012

Where oh where does the time go...

Oh my goodness. It's Sunday again and I've not posted for a week. I can't believe it's nearly August. That means Lily is almost 8 months old! Wow. Now she's eating, a lot of my time is spent preparing her meals. Hours in fact. It's amazing how long it takes to produce what equates to just a few tiny meals. :)  But I am loving it, and she seems to like almost everything too. Yay!
Anyway - here is a simple card I made using some fun American Crafts stickers. As soon as I saw them I got this idea... you know I love to stitch! :)
Hope you are having a great weekend. 
Back soon (I promise...)

Sunday 22 July 2012

So Grateful

Oh wow... what happened to the last week! I have been CRAZY busy and have literally not had time to write a blog post. Sincere apologies. :)
So I have a card to share that I made AGES ago and am not sure if I ever posted. If I did, sorry! :) It features a gorgeous flower embellishment by Hero Arts. Love this flower.
you know, I've not even had time to make a card this week.
Think I better go remedy that right now.
Happy Sunday.

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Apple for the Teacher

I've got a card to share that I made a while ago... it uses a couple of Hero Arts digikits and would be an easy card to make in multiples for teachers.  The background is made using the Jumbled Type digikit. I recoloured it to sepia and printed onto kraft, adding the sentiment which is made using the Say It (In Pieces) kit. The apple is from Sweet on You, and the text background is from the Foliage Papers kit. After printing and cutting I sponged on some green distress ink - but I am not sure now that I like it... Hmmm...
Thank You Teacher
In other news, I have just added a couple of new things to my Folksy shop. (Folksy is the British equivalent of Etsy BTW...)  I've added 2 boxed card sets:
More card sets to add to my shop in the next few days.
Remember, if you are overseas and are interested in anything from my shops, email and I'll work out postage costs.
Back soon.

Saturday 14 July 2012

My Heart...

Today I have a card made with Hero Arts new Seashells digikit. For this card, I layered three of the shells over some paper from the Pool Patterned Papers digikit, altered the images to white, then printed. This gives the effect of white embossing and is so soft and pretty. I used a heart die from Hero Arts Cupcake Frame Cuts set (this is my favourite ever heart shape... just perfect!) then stitched the hearts to the plain white side of a Lily Bee journaling card and stamped a sentiment from THIS set in Soft Pool Shadow ink. The woodgrain paper is from THIS pad.
Thts it for this week's kits - I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my ideas of what can be done with them.
Back again soon. Have a great weekend.

Thursday 12 July 2012

Straight Lines

Hello. Today I have another card made using Hero Arts new Butterfly Bouquet digikit. For this card, I used a single image from the kit, printed it onto 5 different coloured papers then again on kraft so I didn't have to cut out the antennae.  The lovely striped paper is from THIS Bazzill pad, and the sweet sentiment are from THIS set which I just rediscovered. Love finding and using old stamps again...
I am a big fan of straight lines... there's something very satisfying about them. :)
Back soon.

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Butterfly Hello

I'm always happy when Hero Arts release new digikits, and I am especially happy when they are butterfly themed. So today's new kit, Butterfly Bouquet, makes me smile a LOT. :)
The kit is fab - it offers the lovely multiple butterfly image as a single stamp (as I used on today's card), and also offers all the butterflies as individual stamps. Yay.
For this card, I simply layered the black version of the stamp over some gorgeous digi paper from THIS KI Memories digikit, printed onto white cardstock, then stitched it to some yummy paper from THIS pad.  The sentiment is from THIS new Hero Arts stamp set.
Another card to share with this awesome kit very soon.
See you then.