Saturday, July 26, 2014

White Wedding Card with a hint of gold - Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles

Yes, it's the time of year for couples to share their happy day, and how blessed they are with the fabulous weather we have been having, imagine the photos of those memorable days!

I have been fairly busy with Wedding and Anniversary Cards and this is the first one to show you, more to follow next week.

Mostly white, with some aged gold type pearlescent card (centura), and thanks to the wax paper I can now cut those gorgeous spellbinder dies, which have been neglected for far too long!

The dotty paper is a neutral shade -  mixed antique linen and pumice stone distress inks for the inking, to get the color shade just how I wanted it.
Note how I cut away part of the die, in order to thread the ribbon through..

... a very subtle hint of glitter added to the image to make the rings shine...

Love the filigree effect of these dies!

 The inside of the card was decorated with simple layering and a verse, the rings carried trough to the inside as well.

Wishing the happy couple all the best for the future!

Friday, July 11, 2014

a Wedding card with a difference!

So it feels good when a challenge comes out well and this card was a challenge. As I was putting it together it changed several times and I kept thinking ' how is this going to work out'... ahem........

I didn't realise how popular Mad Hatter or Alice in Wonderland themed weddings were either until I did some reearch, there's loads of fantabulous quirky stuff on the internet, the pictures of grooms in hats and tea party tables and topsy turvy cakes have the wow factor that's for sure! I ended up looking at things for far too long.

I have added lots of photos on this blog post so you can see all the little touches. The first 3D film I saw at the cinema happened to be the Tim Burton production and the growing mushrooms and plants were a great effect, hence the flourishes on the card and the suggestion on the box!

That ribbon has been in my stash for the last 10 years, knowing I would need it for some special project and so it goes well with the deep reds and greens and black printing from the wedding invitation...

I have been using Etsy a while now as there are some fantastic digital products from various digi artists and you can purchase vintage artwork there too, so the rabbit and harlequin papers came from etsy.

A side view of the card - I used the 'time' and pocket-watch theme a lot for this special date and the embossing is mini hearts and zigzag lines, teamed up with harlequin papers so carry the theme through - I love all the patterns associated with this fairytale!

The lady who commissioned this card came up with three verses, two verses (for each spouse) and the centre sentiment - great idea!

While the centre panel was mounted on red and green like the front of the card, both of the two side panels of the inside of this trifold card were mounted on black.
The colours used for the Bride's wedding were bright and the bridesmaids were dressed in black, so it all came together.

The front of the card closed:

A side view to show the layering and the tab for opening it as it did fit the box without much room to spare and weighed a good bit LOL:

Now, can you spot the hidden creature?  Leave me a comment if you can and you think you know what it is.
For those crafters who do, I will draw a winner at random who can guess and describe where and what it is (in your comment) and send you a little something!

That's all for now, will be popping back with a tutorial in the next few days.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Polychromos pencil crayons and a colouring class coming up soon

Hi everyone, am enjoying every bit of the gorgeous weather we're having and hope you're all enjoying the weather if you have some great sunshine where you are too!

A couple of things then...

Firstly, for those of you interested in colouring, I had promised an extended 'recommended' colour list of Faber Castell Polychromos colours, for your stamped images and other craft projects.

This list is below and has been updated on the Polychromos page on the blog HERE - you can find more info about the pencils, paper blenders / blending stumps and spirits on that page too.

These colours will be available to purchase as single pencils from Marion in the Crafty Bride Shop in Kilkenny Retail Centre.  You can contact Marion on 087 654 4737 for more information / to purchase the pencils.
The full range of colours amounts to 120 pencils, and if you don't want to purchase the entire range, this list gives a good selection of those colours I have found I use the most.

... click on the photo below for Marion's facebook page for the shop.

Secondly, and for those of you who are interested, I am trying to fit in a colouring class using pencils.  With current work commitments I can't give an exact date, and  I will notify those interested by text at short notice (a few days beforehand) - this is likely to be at the end of July / early August.
The class will be in the Crafty Bride shop in Kilkenny City, and will commence late afternoon / early evening for a few hours (while we have the natural daylight!).

Please email or text me if you are interested in attending, or would like to be notified when the date has been arranged.
Email -
Mobile - 087 274 9929

enjoy your Sunday and what's left of the weekend :)