Thursday 28 February 2013

Studio Calico's March Kits - Post 1

OK, so I made 14 cards with March's amazing kits from Studio Calico... FAR too many to post all at once. So I'll break up my posts and share them over the next few days.
The Neverland kits are my favourite so far... so much colour, gorgeous papers, and LOADS of fun embellishments. This time, I chose to play with the Card Kit, the Project Life Kit, and the Wendy and Tink Add Ons. All 4 kits are truly awesome.
So today, I thought I'd share all my Card Kit only cards. Each card was made only with the Card Kit, plus a few dies as well.
First up, a New Home card in cool, masculine shades. I love that skyline paper in the kit's pad... I also used Hero Arts Large Tag die, and one of THESE printables.
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I love the vellum tape in the kit...
new home1
Next, a very simple birthday card featuring some of the gorgeous papers in the kit. They have a lovely vintage feel don't you think. The die is Simon Says Stamp's Ribbon Banner.
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And my final card is a very clean and simple one, made for a liuttle challenge we had in the gallery. We were challenged to lift the person below us in the gallery - for me this is Maile Belles. Boy was this tough. I ADORE Maile's cards, but her style is VERY hard to copy. Here is my attempt...

I misted the red paper with my Baby Huey's mister, also in the kit, and die cut a heart using one of THESE dies.
So that's it for today - what a brilliant kit!!
I have LOADS more to share in the next few days, so I will be back!
Bye for now.

Tuesday 26 February 2013


Today I have a card to share that uses some of Studio Calico's gorgeous new lines - Sundrifter and Snippets. The feather and sentiment are from Sundrifter's Digital Card Stamps set (love that I can make them bigger by going digi.) That sweet journaling card is from Sundrifter's Printable collection. I simply layered them all up in Word and printed onto white card.
Then I added them to some feather paper from the Sundrifter 6 x 6 pad, and yellow paper from the Snippets pad.
I added a little Freckled Fawn arrow and some Enamel Dots, as well as a little loop of ribbon.
I hope you are enjoying your week. We are!
Back soon - it's nearly time for Studio Calico releases... and there's a surprise blog hop coming up too!

Friday 22 February 2013

Lucy's Cards Sketch Challenge - Day 4

So it's time for my final sketch... (for now.) ;)  Unfortunately, I've not had many entries to the first 3 challenges - perhaps all you crafters are just too busy!
Remember, there are some great prizes up for grabs - all good, new products!!!
Here's the sketch - I hope you like it...
Microsoft Word - Document3
And here's my version, made with THESE lovely die cut shapes from American Crafts.
So, same details - upload by March 2nd to be in with a chance of winning a prize. I will award prizes randomly as well as based on my favourite interpretations.
And, if you want to see the other sketches, they are here:
Sketch 1
Sketch 2
Sketch 3
The deadline for all challenges is the same - March 2nd. And that's it...
Have fun.

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Instant Messaging

Hello there, hope you are well (I am not!)
Just popping in to share a couple of cards I created using Hero Arts newest digikit 'Instant Messaging'. Another fab kit - SO SO useful for us cardmakers. And such a variety of fonts and styles... look:
So here are my cards:
First a card shared over at Hero Arts yesterday. Loving the colours of the sentiments in the kit.
And next, a card featuring one of the sentiments nice and large. Hot pink and teal is a fun colour combination. :)
I used Hero Arts Chrysanthemum die, and papers from Bazzill's Card Shoppe range. (Love this thick card - it is great for card bases, much thicker than normal card.)
So that's it.
Back to my sick bed. :(
See you soon.

Friday 15 February 2013

Lucy's Cards Sketch Challenge - Day 3

It's time for my third sketch challenge and I hope it gets your creativity flowing. :)
Here is the sketch:
Microsoft Word - Document1
And my interpretation - literal as always. :)
My card features patterned paper scraps I had lying around - a fun way to use up leftovers right? I die cut the hearts with THIS die then simply stitched them to the paper. The sentiment is from THIS cute Ali Edwards set.

As always - link your card up to be in with a chance of wining a prize. You can find sketches 1 and 2 HERE and HERE.
I hope you get a chance to enter.