24 February 2012

Marie Antoinette

Hello everyone and welcome to another Daring Cardmakers friaday challenge this time with Sharon.
I want to see your Vintage Parisian/Palace of Versailles creations as this week's theme is
Marie Antoinette
There are lots of possibilities with this theme - your card doesn't necessarily have to feature the Queen herself, but can be in a Baroque/Palace of Versailles style, or something inspired by the fantastic gowns and wigs she wore. Or, you could even opt for a 'let them eat cake' inspired card (even though she apparently never actually said that!)

Here is my design:

A gown for little princess :0) I went for pink (girl ) and blue ( royal) colour combo
To create something special I inserted lace between the pink tissue paper.
My advice : don't throw away tissue paper! You can reuse it for your projects and designs.

These cotton buttons are from Tea House Bridge
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portabello Road 'Party' Celebrate and 'Family' First Class paper are for the background and MME Quite Contrary Summer paper is for the gown top.
I painted Melissa Frances crown embellie with acrylic paint

I am finishing with a quote from Marie Antoinette :

Marie Antoinette : "This is ridiculous."
Comtesse de Noailles : "This, Madame, is Versailles."

Have a fantastic and crafty Friday! Looking forward to seeing your cards on DCM.

Used Material :

Kraft cardstock, MME Lost&Found patterned paper, Tissue paper, Laces, Velvet ribbon, Saten ribbon, Buttons, Maya Road kraft tag, Paper roses, Melissa Frances emblellishments, Papermania pearl brad, Mounting foam tape, Thread, Ink pads

20 February 2012

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #22

Every other Monday is very special for me. It's The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog time.
I am so excited!
Helen prepared fantastic theme for us
to create a card /project using the colours KRAFT, WHITE, BLUE with touch of RED, NATURAL TWINE/TWILL!

Inspiration photo :

Here is my creation :

Have a fabulous day!

Post It !

At Daring Cardmakers is Rein's turn for this week challenge :

It`s Rein here this week and my dare for you is
"postable" people
Please use things with a postage/mail theme such as postmen, postage stamps, parcel delivery or perhaps postage-inspired greetings on you card.
For more fantastic inspirations from Daring Cardmakers Designer Team click here.

My card :
Postage stamp is associated with travelling. 

Have a beautiful Monday !

11 February 2012

Pretty Hearts and Paper Doilies

What a fantastic dare was chosen by Nat this week at The Daring Cardmakers.
She wants us to see make cards with her two favourite design elements
Hearts and Paper Doilies

Here is my card :

I was immediately in love with the red heart Wilton doilies. Just perfect for my Valentine :0)
As I went through my stash I've found old Fancy Pants - All Fall patterned paper from 2008
I though it be lovely to make colour combo using free gift from current Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine - Hot Off The Press.
I've painted Maya Road wings with white acrylic paint, while the paint was wet I dusted the wings with some brown embossing powder then I cut the white doily in to small pieces to create shabby background for the felt heart and embellished with Primark pearl stud earring.
All cotton buttons are from  Tea House Bridge
and Cosmo Cricket Rub-a-dub-dub rub ons

Have a wonderful day!

Used Material :

Cream card, Hot Off The Press - Soft Nostalgia, Fancy Pants - All Fall, MME kraft paper, Wilton doilies, Felt heart from John Lewis, Lace, Buttons from Tea House Bridge, Primark pearl earring, Maya Road chipboard wings, Embossing powder, Acrylic paint, Inks, Thread

6 February 2012

Yellow Heart Valentine

My second card is Valentine card. I've chosen very contrast colours and instead of traditional red I went for nontraditional yellow heart. I love this colour, it's so stimulating and optimistic.

The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart!

See you very soon I am off to bed.

The Ribbon Reel Challenge #21

I've got two more cards to share with you today.
Can you believe that we got challenge #21 at The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog?!
Not only is  Lenet our fabulous host but she is also celebrating her birthday.
...and this is what she's chosen for us :

"create a BIRTHDAY card /project using the COLOURS from the photo, plus RIBBON, LACE, ROSES and STITCHING!"

Click here to see more fantastic cards from our design team.

Here is my card:

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough!


Baking Paper Cases Flowers

You know them very well, you using them in your kitchen for baking cupcakes, muffins and little sweet mini cakes.
Now there is another option how to use baking paper cases.
Create paper flowers for your paper project!

Ready to start my tutorial?

Sainsbury's 100 Petit Four Cases baking paper cases and some saved cases from chocolate

Fold in to half and draw the line.

Cut out center.
You will get hole :0) Bigger hole smaller flower!

Stitch around the edge.

Gather together.

Apply strong glue or use heat gun.

Make another layer. You can make more then two if you want.

Adhere die cut circle.

Apply strong glue for your flower center finish.

I've used Prima Marketing Fuchsia Sultan Gem flower center.

You can use beads, buttons, breads, gems ...

...and here is my flower on my card. I layered 3 baking cases, each one slightly smaller then adhered die cut scallop circle and Prima Marketing flower center.

Now check your cupboard and get ready to craft!If you don't have any baking cases at home just put them on your shopping list. There are so many colours and designs out in the baking departments.

Have a lovely afternoon!

Used Material :

Sainsbury's 100 Petit Four Cases baking paper cases, Scissors, Thread, Pencil, Heat gun, Woodware circle punch, Prima Marketing flower centers