Monday, 30 July 2012

Masculine - use buttons and string

Hello everyone.
It's time for another Challenge over at TeddyBo & Co. This time it's masculine a card for the boy's which must include  buttons  and string.
My mum wanted to see Bo in a string (lol) " she just cannot behave herself."
I thought Bo in his suit of armour fits the title of masculine so that was what I decided on.
I followed a sketch which I found in Cardmaking & Papercraft.
I have coloured TeddyBo_110 with Polychromos pencils  and added three Blue rhinestones to Bo's sword. I used Anita's rhinestones.
The backing card I used is Woodware recycled craft card  and the paper's are TeddyBo & Co I love these papers, they are so detailed. The scalloped circle behind Bo is a Sizzix die that I cut with my Bigshot machine I have also used the card  and paper for inside the card. Once all the card and paper was in place I cut Bo out  and adhered him to the card with sticky pads.
I have used natural jute craft string from Ebay  and the woodern heart shaped buttons are from Fantastic Ribbons.
The wording I have computer generated is old english Font 22.
I hope you like my creation.
Thank you for letting me enter.
Big hugs.

Here is my knight in shining armour.

Here is a side view of the card.

Charming Bo close up.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Christmas In July

Hello everyone.
Well I have had my op, there was a few complications the op should have taken fourty minutes but it took three hours  and I was in recovery for two hours hubby was panicking (bless).
Thank you for all the best wishes I recieved  and thanks Jill for the Cyber hug (sweet)  I am still very sore but recovering well.
I didn't think that I would be entering the Christmas In July Challenge so I have suprised myself although it has taken me three days on  and off to make my creation.

For the Christmas In July Challenge at TeddyBo & Co I have made a Twisted Easel Card.
I found the tutorial for the card over at Hazel's blog this talented lady designs for TeddyBo & Co.
I have used Green backing card  and the papers are First Editions Festive Treats.
I have coloured TeddyBo image 148 with Polychromos pencils.
I have added Blue  Pink  and Green stickles to the ornaments.
The Merry Christmas sentiment was a freebie from C&P  and the White  pom pom trim I got from ebay.
For the base of the card i have punched Green card with Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edger punch.
The snowflake is by Papermania I stuck it on to White  card  and cut around it then added a Dovecraft brad to the centre I used double sided sticky pads to raise the snowflake up.
The Green rhinestones in the top  and bottom right side of the card are by Papermania.
Thanks for letting me enter my card into the Challenge.
Until next time.
Big Hugs.

Here is my finished twisted easel card.

The card at a different angle.

Here is a close up of the charming Bo.
(I love him)

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Lets Celebrate Challenge.

Hello everyone.
It's time for another challenge at TeddyBo & Co but firstly I would like to let you all know that I am going in to hospital on Friday 6th of July for my op.
I had extensive gynae surgery last July which has left me with persistent pelvic pain. I am having my ovaries removed so I am not sure if I will be able to sit for long periods of time to colour Gayle's adorable bears which I love soooooo much  and this means I might not be able to enter the next challenge (I'm sad) I have  a seven week recovery. I am feeling very anxious as no body likes to go under the knife and there is always the "what if?"  could I please ask you all to say a prayer for me thank you. Big hugs. xxxxxx

Now on to a brighter note for this challenge I have made an easel drawer card to celebrate a Birthday.
I followed the instructions on how to make the card from one of my C&P magazines  and I have used 300gsm white conquerer card for this.
All of the papers used in this project are Wellington by Docrafts.
I have coloured  TEDDYBEA_204 with polychromos pencils  and cut her out.
With my Bigshot I cut an oval die, embossed it with a Sizzix Cottage Style embossing folder  and adhered Bea to it with sticky pads.
The card is decorated with lace from Creative Treasures  and the 15mm ivory ribbon, bow  and woodern button are from Fantastic Ribbons. The flowers surrounding Bea are from WOC   and The Ribbon Girl, the leaves are punched out with a regular leaf punch by Woodware.

For the base of the easel card I have decorated the top and bottom of the stripe paper with lace  from Creative Treasures. I cut another oval die, adhered paper, cut a smaller oval  then printed off the Happy Birthday sentiment which is a freebie from BirdsCards.Com   and glued it to the larger oval.
I used sticky pads to place the sentiment on the card then decorated around the oval with regular  and small punched daisies by Woodware  I put tiny crystal rhinestones in the centre of each daisy.

The drawer has been lined with papers  and strips of stripe paper have been adhered to the sides of the base  and the front of the drawer. The front of the drawer has been finished off with another of the same woodern buttons used on the bow.
Thank you for letting me enter my creation in to the challenge  and thanks for all the lovely comments too.
Big Hugs. xxxxxxxxxx

The easel drawer card showing the drawer closed

The drawer is open

A side view of the card

The card closed

The adorable Bea close up