This is made using products from the ‘Early Years’ range from Kaszazz.
Here are some close-ups:
I like the background papers from this range, but I’m not a huge fan of the old-style look of the picture panels. Mind you, I do like the Cat and the Fiddle one below:
The holes around the background piece and picture panel were made using a paper piercer (essentially a sharp pricking tool).
This one below is my least favourite (it is pink and the baby looks creepy…), but it does have some cute washi tape that I added down the side to jazz it up:
Anyhoo, that’s it for today 🙂
This is a card I made for Arabella’s friend Jackson when he turned 5:
Unfortunately, these photos were taken on the run as it was a hectic weekend helping my best friend move; hence the photos aren’t as blue as in real life. But, you get the idea.
Arabella was helping me with one of my assignments (I had to ‘test’ her on some Psychology concepts), and this star was one of my props that I had lying around. I think it fits in quite nicely 🙂
It was my twin nieces Zoe and Isla’s 1st birthday on the 16th of March, however we celebrated it on Adelaide cup day. Here are the cards I made the girls:
As you can see, my water-colouring still needs practice – any practice helps!
I tied in the colours from the background wrapping paper with the colours on the dress and shoes (making sure each twin had different colours!). I loved this wrapping paper so much I wanted to use it on the card. Who says you have to use patterned scrapbooking paper?!
I stamped the ‘birthday’ sentiment onto the chipboard Girl piece with Stazon. The stamped image is matted onto blue card, and then this and the chipboard piece are mounted with mounting tape.
Paper: White card, Blue card from Rosie’s Studio, printed wrapping paper, watercolour paper
Inks: Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black, watercolour pencils, Faded Jeans Distress ink
Stamps: You’re So Tweet from My Favourite Things, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Embellishments: stick-on chipboard sentiment from My Inspiration
Tools: Blender pen
Adhesives: Mounting tape, double-sided tape
We’re having a run of birthday’s lately. Here’s a card I made for my friend Janah:
I mucked up the watercolouring on the face, so stamped it again, cut the face part out and stuck it over the already coloured image – yes cheating, I know, but it worked! Improvisation I say 🙂 I like how the colours of the image and different papers pick up those in the patterned paper.
Here’s a card I made for little Ada’s parents. Who would have thought the same image could be used for a newborn and a 30 year old! Versatility I say. I did however change the colours and embellishments around a little so that it was a different card.
Paper:Bazzill blue, red and pink, pattern paper from stash (I think it was from a Better Homes and Garden’s magazine)
Inks: Stazon black, watercolour pencils
Stamps: Penny Black ‘Big Wish’, Teeny Tiny Sentiments from Stampin’ Up!
Embellishments: red roses, light blue paper flower, antique brad
Tools: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch (both from Stampin’ Up!), flower punches from Kaszazz
It’s our 4yo’s first day at Kindy today!! She needed labels for her gear so this is what I made:
She has an Owl bag and is so into owls, I thought I’d stay on theme.
I put brown Core’dinations colour-core, ‘Nostalgia’ through my latest acquisition, the textured impressions embossing folder ‘Woodgrain’, and sanded this lightly to show the lighter inner core. It is hard to see in the photo as I had it laminated.
I then cut 2 frames using the Framelits labels collection in Core’dinations ‘Nautilus Blue’, and Crafterschoice ‘Happy Owl’, and both inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.
I then had a panic as I realised there wasn’t much I could do to spell out her name given I had embossed the label, and that was the whole point of the label! I went through my ‘Letters and Numbers’ box and found a page of letters that I received for free from a magazine many years ago, and thought I’d never use. I cut these out using the smallest Circle die I had and stuck these on the front with glue dots.
This was then laminated and I punched a hole in the side and tied a blue ribbon and attached it to the front of her kindy bag.
Here she is with her bag on her first day!! How exciting! x
This is a card I made for my 11yo niece Kaitlyn for her birthday.
I inked chocolate brown paper with Gathered Twigs distress ink and matted onto folded Craft card. I stamped the giraffe from the Adorable Friends stamp set onto orange dots paper, using Gathered Twigs ink. I coloured the giraffe with watercolour pencils, and tied a ribbon in a knot and stuck this to his neck with a glue dot.
I wrapped a piece of brown ribbon around the card, and stuck 3 daisies and a ribbon bow in the bottom left hand corner. I found a chip-board ‘K’ and added this to the front of the card.
But the thing I was most pleased with myself, was that I went through my craft room and cleaned out a whole lot of things I don’t use anymore, or I hate to admit it, but some I have never even used! I gave some to my sister who has just started Cardmaking, and the rest I separated into packages and gave one to Kaitlyn for her birthday. If she likes it I will give her the other packages in stages. I love it when I can share my passion!