Daily Archives: March 26, 2012

Love, lavender, lace, layers…..lots of bling!!

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Look out….this is post #2.  Don’t worry, I don’t think I have any more to post tonight.  So, this card is actually for two different challenges that I kinda combined on SCS. For the Alphabet Challenge that the lovely Diane is hosting.  She’s doing a super job and is making each week’s letter sooo much fun by adding all sorts of mini challenges within each weeks letter challenge.  The other challenge is the Mix It Up  challenge that the multi-talented Lauren from the land down under is hosting this week.  Check out her blog for some amazing inspiration and wonderful techniques.  You won’t be disappointed you wandered over.

 

Speaking of the wonderfully talented Lauren, check out that hat pin on my card.  Yup, you may have guessed, I do believe that little creation came from none other than Lauren from a hat pin swap I was in last summer.  I’ve been hoarding these little treasures since I received them…..I have a whole pin cushion full of beautiful hat pins from all over North America and of course Aussie land!  Anyway, on to the card.  That beautiful lavender flower is actually from our local Dollar Store where you can buy 6 or 8 of these little beauts in a package for $1.50!!!  Booya.  I inked the edges of it with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Dusty Concord and then added some Star Dust Stickles to the edges of the petals.  It’s just gorgeous in real life! 

 

 

 

Look at the fancy shmancy edge on the top of the card!!  This was done using a template I got from Paper Wishes called Diamond Folds.  I really like the look of it. It’s just a series of cuts along the fold of the card and then these cuts are folded back onto each other…..the end result looks complicated, but it’s really very easy to do.

 

 

 

 

The completed card….the embossed piece was sponged around the edges with my Dusty Concord as was the piece with the sentiment. 

 

At the Alphabet Challenge, Diane challenged up to:

Anything goes – I used the flower and hat pin, lots of bling and the layers.

Be wordy and use a word that starts with the letter ‘L’

Create with Lavender

Dare you to include a lovely accent of lace.

Embrace a new technique where I decided to finally use my Diamond Fold template

 

At the Mix It Up challenge being hosted by Lauren, her challenge to us was to sew on our card……well I decided to sew in two places.  Around the purple embossed piece of cardstock and around the sentiment.

 

K, I’m done now…..thanks once again.  Later ladies…..I love hearing from you!!

 

Huggss,

Yvonne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello world!!!

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Hello  my long lost blogging family!!!  Wow….what the heck happened over that last few days??   I think I’ll have to go on a mission and find the person that has stole my life…..I want it back right now!!!  Okay, done ranting…..lol.  Sooooo, I was able to get together with a wonderful co-worker on Sunday and we created such cute butterfly easel cards!!  We decided to make them Mother’s Day themed.  Wait till you see this little cutie…..

Look at that cute little flower hat pin!  I had these little silver flower beads, so I took some of them and stained them with my alcohol ink in a green tone.  I put a couple of coats on…..very subtle but very nice.  We had a hard time finding just the right flower to match so I finally just took a couple of my flower punches and we just made them out of the same Designer Paper as the card was made from.  I took my Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and sponged over the flower to give it some depth.  We then ‘painted’ on some Close To My Heart Glitz glitter gel in Bronze to the edges of the petals.  We inked the edges of the butterfly wings with the Vintage Photo as well and then painted on the Glitz bronze glitter gel to the edges.  The green lace bow came from a haul I’d come across at our local second hand store where someone had brought in a whole pile of this old stretch lace seam binding….cha ching!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a picture of the outside and the inside of the card.  I received the template for this card from a super talented friend, Lauren, from over in Aussie land.  If you have some time, you really need to go on over and check out her blog….Laurenscraft.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a pic of the completed card opened…..

 

There she is…..all ready to give to some wonderful, incredible Mother!!! 

Thanks for stepping into my world to take a peek…..I do really appreciate it!

 

Huggss,

Yvonne   😉