25 March 2011

The Book Club

It's The Daring Cardmakers Day today.  And we all joining Kathy's BOOK CLUB. The dare is all about the books to create a card with the book theme anyway we wish. Here is my card. I am reading Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love ... and I can't somehow move from Italy :0)

 Used Material:

 American Crafts cardstock, Crate paper, Bazzill Swiss dot, Canford paper, The Cutting Cafe book box sentiments, Magnolia Doo Hickey cutting die, WHSmith letters transfers, Letter stickers, Paper flowers,Twine, Gray ink pad, Oval and round corner punches, Black pen

21 March 2011


Easter just isn't complete without cute image of baby chicks. The October Afternoon Rub-ons is from my stash and the fabulous ribbon is from The Ribbon Reel . By the way this is the first time what I've used their yummy prize on my card. ( I've won "reeling in the ribbon" dare at The Daring Cardmakers recently ).

 Used Material:

 Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Melissa Frances transfers, Ribbon, Heart punches, Prima Marketing pearl stickers, Threads and black ink pad.

18 March 2011

Going Postal

This week was Jo's turn at  The Daring Cardmakers. Our dare was to create design with a  postal theme.  I was so devastated after the earthquake in Japan so I thought it would be nice to make a card for people there in Japan.

Here is my symbolism : 

Pink colour : cancer campaign  (radiation)
Red and white :  colours of Japan (flag)
Blue : sea
Black : catastrophe (earthquake, tsunami)
Dove with green branch : hope and new life
Letters Japan : islads of Japan

Used Material : 

 Bazzill cardstock, My Mind's Eye, Paper flowers, Slice (Basic elements and Think pink), Letters stickers, Pearl sticker, Ribbons, Distress tool, Crop-a-dile Big bite (for the stamp edges), Black pen and black ink

11 March 2011

Homebaked or Homemade

This week The Daring Cardmakers  Vanessa's challenge is to create your own embellishment. I "homebaked" a nice flower. Here are the ingredients I used: fabric petals, white lace, diecut scallop circles from the shoe shop paper bag and a little satin rose bud with a stone.

Used Material:

 Bazzill cardstock, Crate paper, Kraft paper from used paper bag, Fabric petals, Lace, Scallop punches, Large eyelet, Ribbons, Melissa Frances rub-ons, Keisercraft rub-ons, Gutermann beads, Threads and ink pads

9 March 2011

Best Wedding Wishes

I made this card couple of weeks ago. We had some weddings season. This was the spare card.( Just in case! ) I drew a wedding cake image, coloured with a Letraset promarker pen, finished with some glitter glue for a nice shiny effect.

Used material:

 Bazzill cardstock, Crate paper and 7 Gypsies patterned paper, Martha Stewart border punch, Scallop scissors, Papermania mosaics gems, Melissa Frances transfers, Glitter glue, Fabric trim ( from cloth label ), Threads and  Black fine pen

4 March 2011

Daffodil or Jonquil

What a great news my mum is back from hospital full of energy (God bless her!) and The Daring Cardmakers DT invited me to be their guest designer.                        God bless them too! 
Our this week challenge was to create a card with the flowers for March:       Daffodil and Jonquil

This is what I made:

Used Material:

Ivory blank card, Bazzill Cardstock, October Afternoon patterned paper, Old book paper, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Daisy's rub-ons transfer, Papermania pearl brad, Ink pad and ribbons

1 March 2011

Pound Shop Pretties

This week are Daring Cardmakers creating cards using bargain stash from the Pound or Dollar shops. My local bargain shop is 99p shop. I bought and used nice red gems ( 120 Stick On Diamonds ) from there. I was playing with the idea to use some zipper as well. So, here we go ...  let me introduce you my first card with a dress zipper.

This card is for my mum. She's in the hospital now. Mum, get well soon !

Used material:

Ivory blank card, Bazzill Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, Luggage tag, Paper from old book, Martha Stewart scallop punch, Black dress zipper, American Crafts thickers, Black buttons, Lace, Ink pads, Gems, Sakura gel pen and piercing tool.