Wednesday, 30 January 2008


My little girl is poorly today so I have had to keep her off school (which means I am off work!). She has been lying on the sofa all day bless her. She's still in her pyjamas and is watching a succession of DVD's (currently Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). So I have taken this opportunity to do some crafting and get stuck into a couple of projects. A couple of friends from craft swap forum have got birthdays coming up so I've made a couple of cards and also a little treat for Abbi to cheer her up a bit.

For this first card I used some basic grey paper as a backing. I took some white card and applied distress inks with a baby wipe in colours to tone with the backing paper. I then dried the card and stamped the lady image (Paperarsty) with black stazon ink. I tore around the stamped image and then inked around the edges with distress inks. Next I embossed some more white card with the cuttlebug birthday embossing folder, then coloured the card with the same distress inks as before. After it had dried I went over the embossed bits with black stazon. I wanted an inky messy look and I think that's what I got! I tore around a small section of the embossed card and inked the edges with distress ink. The picture and greeting were then adhered to the card. I attached 3 eyelets with my cropadile and tied some bronze ribbon through them. The whole card was edged with gold krylon.

I used the same basic grey paper as a backing for this card, then stamped this pretty lady (from paperartsy) on some contrasting paper using black stazon. I also stamped "my friend" on the same paper. These were mounted on contrasting cardstock and attached to the card. I took a white flower and coloured it with distress inks. I turned a yellow brad into a reddish brad by inking in red and embossing with clear powder. The whole card was edged with gold krylon.

I thought I'd play with my one and only Tilda stamp again today (she is lonely I really need to buy some more!). I stamped her twice - once onto white card and once onto patterned paper. I painted her using marvy le plume pens and cut her out. I cut her pinafore out of the pattered paper image and stuck onto the painted image. I used shabby chic (I think) papers for this card. The backing paper matches part of her dress. I doodled around the outside of the card and also a rectangle of pink bazzill (I drew round the stazon lid to get the shape). Tilda and bazzill card were attached to the front of the card along with a pink bloom and a birthday greeting. I added a couple of ribbons top left threaded through an eyelet.

Lastly was the treat for Abbi to make her feel a bit better. I hand drew a heart on some heavy weight cardstock, then drew round it again on the same cardstock so I had 2 hearts the same. I stuck them together to make a fairly sturdy heart and covered both sides with DCWV pocket full of posies papers. I used (for the first time!) a sizzix sizzlet die I bought last year at a craft show. I cut the little girl out of pink bazzill cardstock which is too thick for it unfortunately. I had to go round it with a craft knife to cut it out properly. As I didn't have coloured papers to hand, I coloured her in with marvy pens rather than cutting her out again in different colours. Once coloured I stuck her to the heart. I cut out letters using Quickkutz moxie alphabet dies to make the word sleeping and also some zzzzzzz. I glued them on and then glittered them. I also added a heart die cut and a bow die cut that came as embellishments with a craft magazine.

For the other side of the heart, I brought out good old Tilda, stamped again on white card and patterned paper. I painted her with marvy pens and cut her out, then cut the pinafore out of the patterned paper and stuck it on her. I glued her onto the card, then added "play time" (again using moxie dies) and glittered the words and the pinafore. Added 3 little flowers top left with jewel centres and edged it all in gold krylon to make the edges look neater. I added 2 eyelets and threaded pink gingham ribbon (free gift with a craft magazine) through to make a door hanger. Abbi loves it!


Angie C said...

These are all great - you have been busy. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon.

Mee said...

Love them, Especially the door hanger

Lydia said...

They are all gorgeous Joz! Well done you...and your door hanger is fabulous xx

Hels said...

I am changing my name to Abbi :O)) cos I loooove this doorhanger....I want one!!! Hugs hun xxx