Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Baker Card

My son was a baker recently in a school play, so I made him this card using my Silhouette:

On the inside there is a loaf of bread:

The 'baker' is a Pizza Chef shape from Silhouette America.  The croissant and bread I found on a free SVG site.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Finger Puppet

I saw these really cute finger puppet patterns on Etsy, so I bought one and made a dog!.  I attached it to the front of a card I made using the Silhouette Sketch pens:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Friendship bracelet

I love this sketch available from the Silhouette store.  After I made a card using the sketch, I was inspired by the many tutorials on Pinterest for making friendship bracelets.  I used the bracelet as part of the hair. It is tied to the card using a bow (pink thread), so it can be removed.

  I added some glitter to the card using a Wink of Stella pen.
Silhouette:  Rapunzel sketch, font
Other: Thread - DMC, Winik of Stella Brush - Zig

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #175

This week the challenge at Papertrey Ink is to make a border using non-border dies.  I used 'Hanging by a thread' to make a Project Life card:

Stamps:  Haning by a Thread, Button Boutique, Button Up, Stitched Alphabet- Papertrey Ink 
Ink:Raspberry, Tropical Green, Canary, Lagoon Blue - Versacolor; Black - Versafine 
Other: Thread 602, 3846, 943, 307 - DMC

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Banana split birthday card

I tested out this cut file for the Silhouette by cutting all the pieces in white and colouring them with Copics.

I found the Silhouette pick-me-up tool very handy for placing all the 'nuts'.

Stamps:  Strictly Sentiments 1 - WPlus9 
Cut file: Banana Split - Silhouette
Others: Tools - Pick Me Up and Portrait - Silhouette; Copic Markers; Glitter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #173

This week's challenge at Papertrey Ink is to watercolour an image without the normal black lines of the stamped image showing.  I stamped the image using Versacolor vanilla and watercoloured it using a waterbrush with Versacolour green tea. I'm going to have another go at this with some 'looser' watercolouring!

Stamps:  Boy Basics: Frog Hop - Papertrey Ink 
Paper: Watercolour paper, green cardstock
Ink:Green Tea, Pinecone, Vanilla - Versacolor 
Others: Watercolour brush

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday 162

This week's Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink is to use scraps in a pie chart arrangement. Here is my take:

Stamps:  Wet Paint- Papertrey Ink 
Dies: Snowflake flurries, buttons - Papertrey Ink
Paper: Hopscotch - Kaisercraft
Others: gold embossing powder

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lego coin purse

I love the new coin purse die from Papertrey Ink.  It is a great way to use up scraps of fabric.
This is the purse I made from felt, inspired by a Lego brick.  I adhered the one inch circles on the front with 'Heat and Seal'.

Dies:  Coin Purse - Papertrey Ink 
Floss:  Blue 825 - DMC
Others: Zip, acrylic felt

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

AEI{heart}U Challenge #3

The latest Avery Elle challenge is Ombre / Gradient:

I used the cake stamp from the set "Fanfare" and watercolours to create the gradient effect. The sequins started out clear and I coloured them with various copic markers, again to create a gradient.

I cut the bow and cake out by hand (because I couldn't keep the watercolour in between the lines!).

Stamps:  Fanfare, Oh Happy Day - Avery Elle 
Ink:  Gold - VersaColor, Black - Tsukineko
Others: watercolours, sequins, copic markers RV02, RV04, gold pen 

Friday, February 7, 2014

PTI 7th Anniversary Day 2

Today's challenge for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary celebration is to create a new project using the free printable.  I used the design from Betsy Veldman to create this card:

I cut out the centre of the oval using my Silhouette Portrait (using the print and cut feature).

Stamps: Digital free printable - Papertrey Ink 
Dies: Banner Building - Papertrey Ink
Embossing Plate: Impression Plate Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Others: Silhouette Portrait, adhesive foam dots