Friday, 31 October 2014

stars and stripes

I've got so much random stuff it is untrue, this patterned paper came from a doodlebug 6x12 pad that was originally intended for use on a cuttlebug (when cuttlebugs were new) I've never owned a cuttlebug... anyway now it is used to make another card
Friday, 24 October 2014

eggcellent news

Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home and A Birdie Told Me just make a sweet pair on this baby card.
Friday, 17 October 2014

rain rain go away

I love the sentiment idea of 'under the weather' it covers so many bases, especially when 'get well' don't cut it and this card just ended up being so cheery not schmaltzy or dour. 
The die cuts are all lawn fawn scattered showers. I lovingly spray glued every cloud and covered each of those clouds with doodlebug glitter, and to match that I even had the patience to cover each rain drop with glossy accents.

I think this looks great considering its mostly made with scraps of my american crafts simply chic papers.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

once, twice, three stripes of offcuts

Getting near the end of the DCWV birthday paper stack now
Monday, 13 October 2014

play it again sam

more of the same, it's amazing how far these papers are going, this is another one that has been made up as a card kit for my mother.
Friday, 10 October 2014

stars and spots

Still more of the DCWV birthday stack, not much to say except I think the combination of stars and sequins looks really cute on this card.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014

look after the pennies...

So I'm still using the DCWV birthday stack, it is just so easy to make bright and cheerful cards using every last scrap so there is not waste. Often when I make cards or scrapbook pages using my older stash I wonder why I bought it, but with this stack I wonder why I never used it before...
Monday, 6 October 2014

weird foldy thing

So I've been using up the DCWV birthday stack and I found a spotty paper that just didn't work for me as the dots were too far apart for cards, so I wondered what I could do to old the paper to change the look and this is where this box pleat card came from. Matched with a few circles cut with my ever there american crafts simply chic it works better than I was expecting.
Friday, 3 October 2014

explosion in a paint factory

I really love these cards, they're so bright and cheery, and I have to say that the papers have been remarkably easy to use. I don't know how I've managed to keep these papers for so long without using them.

The strip of yellow is the bit cut off when I cut the 8x8 sheet into a card so I'm really using every last bit.
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

dcwv birthday stack - sunny stars

So I'm continuing with using that DCWV birthday stack, and I'm still cutting up the included card stock to make the card blanks. I know that the 4 x 5.5" is an odd size for a card I think it works quite well.
My yellow and red card off cuts is used for the circle and star die cuts, so I am really using up all there is of this stack. The patterned paper works really quite well I think, fun in a retro way.
The most fun thing about this though is a new technique I've tried. The yellow stars are covered in white doodlebug glitter, I die cut the stars then used 3M permanent spray adhesive covering with the glitter and burnishing it. I think it works quite well.
The other feature of my card is my new toy, I bought some doodlebug sequins in order to extend my range of colours available and they make their first appearance on this card. I am sure you will be seeing a lot of these beauties...

DCWV patterned paper, card stock
Cuttlebug stars dies
Spellbinders Nestabilities circles dies
Doodlebug Design sequins
Sentiment printed at home