Saturday, 25 July 2009

Sending Flowery Hugs!

Oh my word! it feels like an age since I put a card of my own on here! Since OZ, then QVC, then going to Dorset to do more videos I've not had a minute to make a card just to make a card (IYKWIM). Well, I've had a little break from work this week, and it's been great just to be able to take a breather and have a bit of a sort out at home. Already I've packed a big bag of clothes ready for the Red Cross, and I'm in the process of parting with some old crafting stuff for the car boot sale. It's helping me actually set foot into my craft room, seeing as at the beginning of the week I couldn't physically get in there due to all the stuff!

Todays card is for the Sketch Challenge over on the Stampin' Chic Blog. Why not go take a look at the sketch and have a play - there's a prize up for grabs on sketch challenge week? I used the flowers from the Papermania (TM) CCSR Doodle Stamp Set and stamped onto Doodlebug (TM) spotty paper. I also used New Doodlebug (TM) papers to cover the cardblank and for the laters too. The greeting is from the Papermania (TM) CCSR Sentiments Stamp Set. I finished off the sketch with some cute little butterflies from the Doodlebug (TM) icons cardstock sticker sheet.

Products Used: Stamps: Papermania(TM) CCSR Doodles, Sentiments. Paper and Cardstock: Doodlebug( TM) Cherry Cobbler (2125), Pink Lemonade Plaid (2121), Strawberry Dot glitter cardstock (2147), Stickers: Doodlebug (TM) Icon Stickers Cherries Jubilee (2173) Embellishments: Papermania (TM) permanent Pens, white buttons, black ink, black fine line pen.
Hope you like it! Hopefully I can keep up with making some more cards this week too. I have to sort out a pension this week, so as you can imagine, that will be riviting!

Love, Clare x

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

More Friends Forever!

Here are some more cards from the Forever Friends TSV. All of these cards have been made by the wonderful and extremely talented Sheila Halliwell. Enjoy!

Here Sheila has used decoupage from the Forever Friends Everyday Kit, and before fixing all the layers, she has inked the edges using a pink fluid chalk ink. She has also used chalks to emphasise the parcels on the embossed card blank, also included in the kit.

This card also features the embossed cards from the kit, and Sheila has again brought out the detailed embossing of this card by using chalks and the fine tip of a purple brush marker. The top of the card has been removed, purple cardstock added to the inside of the card. A frame has been created by punching out small daisies and layering them to the underside of the front of the card. Coloured image and border stickers have been added and finally doodling used to finish the card.

On this beautiful card Sheila has cut a circle from the front of an identical patterned card blank using scalloped edged scissors and layered it using 3D foam pads on top of another, adding for flowers as an embellishment (saving the card left over to use elsewhere of course!). The bear with the present from the Everyday kit has been stamped using black ink and coloured with Papermania watercolour markers. Then latte glittter flocking from the embellishment kit has been added to the bear using a fine tipped glue pen. This gives a gorgeous subtle sparkly finish! (I will try and get a close up shot for you so you can see how gorgeous the glitter flocking is!)

Sheila has used a patterned card blank for the base of this gorgeous card, and I just love the glitter cardstock from the everyday kit too! A cardstock sticker has been fixed to the centre of the card using 3D foam pads and brads have been added to the kit to finish the card off perfectly.

For this lovely card, Sheila has used clever matting and layering, using cardstock from the everyday kit to create a card with lots of interest. A decoupaged image of bear carrying gifts is the main focus of the card, with pattened paper in a positive and negative design bringing the card together. An outline sticker greeting has been added to the card, and ribbon and brads have been added to the card to finish.
Thanks for visiting - more cards coming soon!
Love, Clare x

Friday, 3 July 2009

Friends Forever

Phew, it's a busy household here at Lemon Curd Towers! Just finished my projects for the next Do Crafts Creativity! Magazine, and thought I would get my act together and get snapping the projects that were featured on the Forever friends TSV on QVC a couple of weeks ago. I've had a few e-mails about the cards, so I hope this helps you all. I will be putting a few cards on at a time, as there are over 50 cards and other projects.

Some of these cards have been made by other Designers, namely Sheila Halliwell, Beckie Dreyer and Jill Thornton. Where this is the case I have labelled the cards, as without their help and their amazing cards there would be alot less cards featured in the kit. we have such a short space of time to make the cards, so these people are superstars at pulling out all the stops!

Sheila made this card using the Everyday Kit, it's a very quick yet effective card using Decoupage, a pre patterned card blank and a greeting. Great for when you've forgotten a card for someone and need to make a card quickly!

This one is by me! I made this on air as a very simple card. It's simple a patterned card blank, with one of the elements stickers from the Everyday Kit. A self adhesive greeting finishes the card. I also put a party popper in the bears hand to get him ready for partying!

Finally (for now anyway), this is also one I made using a card blank from the card blank kit, and elements from the Everyday Kit. I simply cut out around the top half of the circle with a craft knife, then fixed pink glitter card to the inside for a contrasting look. I stuck an elements sticker to the circle and I'm not sure whether my camera has picked it up properly, but I have also fixed a line of gorgeous irridescent shimmer dots to the bottom line of embossed circles.
Well, that's it for now. Don't forget to pop back soon for more cards from the Forever Friends TSV!
Love, Clare x