Merry Christmas Eveyone!!!!! Have a great day with your family & friends!
This week’s challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is one which I am sure will appeal to everyone. Anything BUT Christmas. Yep, you have a free reign! Be sure to check out what Gwen & Kris have created.
For my sample, I decided to create a Free StandingDouble Photo Frame as a small Chrissie Pressie for my Aunt.
With having Christmas at my cousins, I thought it be a great idea to create this so that she could put a couple of photos of her great-granddaughter in it. Ally is only 2 years of age & it is her grandparents we are having lunch with.
This idea has been forming in my mind for a couple of weeks now, & to see it come to life is something else. I am really happy with the final result. Mind you, so many ideas have popped into my head about what I will do for my next one.
Once I had assembled the inside of the frame, I then decided to make the front into a card – Jill won’t be expecting the inside! She will only think it is just another card!
For the card front, I wanted to make it all “girly girly” while not being too bright! I think I have pulled it off!
Mind you, it is still sitting on the kitchen cupboard waiting to be wrapped. I also created a matching envelope & matching Tissue Paper to wrap the envelope – sorry no photos as I did that last night after I had taken all the photos.
I’m trying to slowly get back into my scrapbooking, BUT I will be the first to admit it is taking a bit to try & think along these lines. To ease back into it slowly, I am only doing basic pages, although they sometimes turn out to be the best pages.
This page is for the challenge over at Holly’s blog – “Rubber Redneck STAMpede“. I have been wanting to do one of her challenges for quiet sometime now, but just never seem to find the time. I decided that I would have a break from doing my niece’s weding invitations & attempt the challenge. After looking at the sketch for a couple of hours, I thought I would do a scrapbook page instead of a card.
This page is of my little Maltese – “Belle“. She is not 12 months yet, but has such a lovely little nature & personality. Loves life, chewing on all my scrap paper, even sneaking bits from the bin in my office & hiding it all under my bed, cuddles, walks & play! Not necessarily in that order!
Not wanting to use any doggie theme for the page, I tried to pick up the brown in her face & ears. To add a little bit of embellishments, while sticking to the sketch, I thought the Embosslits Die – Beautiful Wings would suit the page.
Stamp Set – Nil
Ink – Nil
Cardstock – Textured – Blushing Bride, Early Expresso,
Crikey, can you believe it!!!!! This is week 13 of our challenge – time does fly when you’re having fun.
This week, the challenge was brought to you by our own Gwen & boy, has she made it very easy for us – NO 2nd part of the challenge!!!!! Yep, you read right – NO 2nd part of the challenge!!!! In other words, you have a free hand on what you create as long as you stick basically to the sketch!!!!!!
Now, my mind went into overdrive & had so many ideas, but this is the one I ended up going with, as when I first saw the sketch, a kid’s birthday card popped into my head. This card can be used for boy/girl!!!!
To check out my 2nd card, pop back in later on in the week!
Base Card – Poppy Parade – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored & folded in half landscape Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 10cm x 14.5cm Layer 2 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 9.5cm x 14cm Layer 3 – Poppy Parade – 4″ x 2 3/8″ or 10cm x 6cm Layer 4 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 9.5cm x 5.5cm
I layered my DSP onto Whisper White Cardstock & then onto the Base Card – Poppy Parade, using Snail Adhesive. I layered the smaller piece of DSP onto the piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock, then onto the middle of the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.
I punched a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with my Scallop Circle Punch & layered a piece of Wild Wasabi Cardstock onto it. This piece had been punched with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I punched a So Saffron circle from my 1 1/4″ Circle Punch & adhered to the top of Wild Wasabi circle. ?
? With my Early Expresso Ink, I stamped the bottom of the cupcake, while the top was stamped using So Saffron Ink. I punched both pieces with my Cupcake Builder Punch, stamped over the So Saffron top with Early Expresso Ink – this put the “chips” onto the “icing” & adhered this piece to the top of the cupcake bottom with Snail Adhesive. I drew dots around the circle with my SU Marker – Early Expresso & adhered the whole cupcake to the So Saffron Circle with Su Dimensionals.
I stamped the greeting in Early Expresso Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, cut around it ensuring I allowed enough card at both ends of the greeting, one end to slide under the Scalloped Circle, while the other end, I snipped a “V” into it. I then used my scissors to shape the pennant & adhered the left hand end to the card with Snail Adhesive.
For something a little different, I decided to have another cupcake for the inside, but I wanted it to pop up when opened. For this, I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 10cm x 14.5cm, measured the middle along the long side & marked with a pencil. To get the bit to stand, I measured 1/8″ or 3mm either side of the halfway mark. I then drew a line on both sides about 1 1/8″ or 2.5cm down, scored across the bottom to where both sides meet & cut along the lines to the score mark. ?
Inside – Pop Up Cupcake…
? I again stamped my images using Early Expresso & So Saffron Inks onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched using my Cupcake Builder Punch & adhered to the piece with Snail Adhesive. I punched the cherry from DSP with the same punch. I inked my wording with my SU Marker – Poppy Parade & stamped in the middle.
For the bottom half, I cut a strip of DSP, adhered to a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock, then to the Whisper White Cardstock, allowing a small edge of the White to show at the bottom.
All in all a very simple card but with a bit of a WOW, I think!!!!! I would relly like to know what you think?
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, SU Markers – Early Expresso & Poppy Parade
Don’t forget to hop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Gwen & Kris have created using the same sketch. While there, create your own card, link it to your blog or online group.forum with Mr Linky. Both Mr Linky & ourselves would really love to see your creation. Who knows, you could be our next “Ray of Sunshine“.
First up I must aplogise for not having the measurements for you in this post, but if anyone is wanting them, please email me. I really have to think what I actually used here….
I did this card sometime ago – early September to be exact & did make it with a little boy in mind, but ended up sending it off to my uncle. He turned 81!!! He is always stirring me, so I thought this would be a great way to get one up on him….. He thought it fantastic, but the best part, the great-grandkids loved it!!!!!!
After adhering the base card together using Wild Wasabi & So Saffron Cardstocks, I adhered DSP onto Early Expresso then onto the So Saffron. This formed the front of the card.
Using my Scallop Circle Punch, I punched a circle with Early Expresso, adhered a circle of Wild Wasabi Cardstock to the top which had been punched using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. I punched another piece of Cardstock in Whisper White with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch & adhered to the top of the Wild Wasabi circle.
?I stamped my image onto Whisper White Cardstock using Early Expresso Ink,punched the image with the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch & adhered to the circle with Snail Adhesive. I stamped the top onto Whisper White using So Saffron Ink, cut it out, dotted some dots using my SU Marker – Early Expresso, placed white gel dots around the scallop with my Gel Pen & adhered to the top of the cone with SU Dimensionals. The whole scallop circle was adhered to the card with SU Dimensionals. For my greeting, I stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock in Early Expresso Ink, punched it out with the Large Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Baja Breeze which had been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. I again placed white gel dots around the scallop with my Gel Pen & adhered to the bottom of the card with SU Dimensionals.
As I wanted the card to be flat for posting, instead of gluing all sides together, I left one side open & placed 3 SU Dimensionals to the inside of the card.
Stamp Set – Create a Cupcake, Pennant Parade
Ink – Early Expresso, So Saffron
Cardstock – Whisper White, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi
Yes, stampers it is that time again – a new challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations This week Gwen has set the sketch & of course there is always a 2nd part to our sketches.
On this sketch, we can use Animals, Fish, Insects or Bugs. I think this is a real fun challenge & look forward to seeing all the lovely creations by you all.
Base Card – Wild Wasabi – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – once folded & scored in half
Layer 1 – DSP– 5 3/4″ x 14.5cm or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Poppy Parade – 4″ x 2″ or 10cm x 5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 9.5cm x 4.5cm
Layer 4 – So Saffron – 3 1/2″ x 2″ or 8.5cm x 5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 4.5cm
I adhered DSP to Poppy Parade, DSP to Wild Wasabi using Snail Adhesive & then arranged the pieces on the Base Card as per the sketch. I tied a piece of Ribbon around the Whisper White piece prior to adhering to the Base Card.
Using Poppy Parade, So Saffron & Early Expresso Inks, I stamped my images onto scraps of Whisper White Cardstock, cut around the images & adhered to the Whisper White using SU Dimensionals.
Supplies – Stamp Set – Fox & Friends Ink – Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Early Expresso Cardstock – Whisper White, So Saffron, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi DSP – Just Add Cake Ribbon – 5/8″ Grosgrain – Early Expresso Accessories – Snail Adhesive, SU Dimensionals
Hop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & have a look at the beautiful cards both Gwen & Kris have created & better still, create a card of your own. We would really love to see it! Who knows, you could be the next Ray of Sunshine!