Friday, 25 March 2016

Throwback Friday?

Oh, yes, yes, it is!

This is a card I made at a workshop held way back in 2014, by my fave Stampin' Up! demonstrator Leena.  Such a lovely card, awesome colours and Be You(tiful) sentiment.

So right about now you're thinking, how lazy is this gal?  Why no new cards lately?  Truthfully, I'm just chillin' for a bit.  My elderly mother was hospitalized for nine days, thus lots of trips to the hospital, lots stress and worry, but all is good now and mom is back home.  Whew!



I'll be back stampin', card making and quilling soon, so do stop by again.  In the meantime, check out Leena's awesome blog http://alacards.blogspot.ca

Happy Easter and happy crafting!


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Pretty Purple Birthday Card

I've been experimenting!  Each time I used my bister powders. I get a different result - very cool product!  Bister powders are sprinkled on paper (I used watercolour paper), and spritzed with water. I heat embossed the flower image with white embossing powder, the fussy cut the flowers.  The rest of the card came together quickly.

Do you see the difference from many of my other cards?  It's not white, yes, but there's more. It's a birthday card, rather than a card to be named later.



With the exception of the bister powders and watercolour paper, all products are once again from Stampin' Up!

Pardon the reflection on the left bottom of the card.  At first glance of the photo I thought the paper was marked, but nope, just a reflection.  Whew!


Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!!


Sand

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Flowers and Vines - Quilled Card

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  We have gorgeous sunshine pouring in the house.  I could use sunglasses....no kidding.  Check out my clean and simple card for today.

With quilling there is such freedom of expression, which I love.  In creating a card like this, I let the flow of the paper guide me.  That sounds weird - or does it? Basically, when I run a strip of quilling paper between my fingernails it curves, and it's that shape that I follow when adding the fringed flowers, leaves and buds to the card.  You could use a quilling tool to get the same effect, however I like to feel the paper.



The cardstock I used is Elegant Eggplant, and Fancy Fan embossing folder I used for the card base are both from Stampin' Up!

All that's left is to decide on the sentiment.  If you know me by now - you know I wait for an occasion before adding the sentiment.

Such fun!  And not a difficult card to make.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!