Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Day For Daisies Challenge #31 - "Flock Together"

Wow, I finished another card today!  This time it is for 
the above challenge.  Tammy's images are just so
fantastic and I love using them.

I made the flock by grating card and then using the
'flock' it makes.  There is a tutorial on making flock
and the link is on the ADFD blog. 

I did photograph how I made the flock, but my
camera kept asking me to add time/date, which I
didn't and so the photos I took didn't come out!!
Although if anyone wants me to show photos of
making flock, I shall be more than happy to go
over the process again,

I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on
the card behind the sentiment.  I went around
the mat behind the image with a paper distresser.
The green/white outfit is paper pieced.

Another card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge #7

This is the second card I have made for the above challenge.
This very nice digital image is from 'Sew Many Cards'.

I did a little paper piecing on the image and added a bee
sticker.  I went around the orange mat with a distressing
tool by Tom Holtz - I really like the way distressing looks.
The pattern paper with coloured dots is from a designer
paper pad by 'quite contrary.'  I used dot sparkler stickers
from Stampendous (if you are following me, you will see
that I use these a lot.  Ribbon is from a reel I bought at

Friday, November 18, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #7

Here is the card I made for the above Challenge.

Crab digi is from Tiffany Doodles    
Hen digi from Sugar Creek Hollow
Sentiment from Sending Treasures

I enjoyed putting this card together.  I used Nestabilities
embossing folder Swiss Dots on the yellow card and
used the buttons from my collection.  On the hen I used
some Dot Sparkler Stickers from Stampendous. I inked
around the edges of the images and sentiment.  This was
an easy card to put together.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Day For Daisies Challenge - A Special Flower

Here is the first card I have made since getting home
(still a bit jet lagged though) - isn't it a gorgeous image? 
I enjoyed looking for a nice dress pattern for a little girl! 

First I coloured the digital stamp using PS and made a border
around the image.  I then paper pieced the dress, added a bow
(made using a fork) and added dot sparkler stickers from
Stampendous to the flowers, then I added the butterfly.

I used Spellbinders Edgeabilities for the pattern on the lined
paper and added sparkling paper underneath the pattern to
to show through. I then added the ribbon and attached to
blue card with scalloped edges (thank you Kiethann for
all the crafting papers you sent me). I then typed a
sentiment, which I attached to the ribbon.


Monday, November 14, 2011

The Crop

Back home and can't wait to get back to my crafting. Soon,
I hope to have some new cards ready.

I did go to the crop at Michael's and had a great time!  I took
a photograph of the person who led the crop, but unfortunately
her photo is an 'inidentified image' on my camera!  I am trying
to find a way to recover the photo. 

The crop was held from 11am-7pm and I would gladly have
stayed the whole day, but as we had plans for the evening I
had to leave after 4 1/2 hours.  I didn't have all my tools with
me, so I couldn't make anything special and only made one
card, but I went mostly just to be with people. A few were
there just doing scrapbooking, and quite a few knew each
other from other crops, so it was a very nice atmosphere.

Payment for the crop was $5, but, of course, everyone
looks around the shop too and buys something- with
a special reduction.  I did not come out of the shop
empty handed!

The leader started off by showing the cards that she had
made and then explained how to get started. After that
she let everybody carry on doing their own thing. A woman
came with her two children, and they were given a private
lesson.  Lots of card supplies were available for use.

When I make another trip to the States I shall certainly try
and attend another crop.  Well done, Michael's. I am
afraid I do not know the name of the Leader of the
crop, but she was very nice and friendly and had lots of
crafting experience.