Sunday, 22 April 2012

Anniversary Hedgehogs

Hi everyone,

Bet you're surprised to see me back so soon after my recent history!

I'm here with a card for the current Lawnscaping challenge:


I love stamping little scenes and the Lawn Fawn critters are perfect for this challenge! Here's my card:

Aren't those little hedgehogs the cutest?! Unfortunately, because of all the contrasts, and the distressing around the white space, this was REALLY difficult to photograph!

I used the reverse stamping technique for the hedgehog on the right; here's a close-up

I was trying to use up some scraps, and decided on my off-cut nestabilities cut-out, and some green scrap cardstock for the grass. Worked a treat!

It's my friends' wedding anniversary this weekend, so I made this card for them. My friend's Japanese and her husband is English, so the hedgehog on the right is SUPPOSED to represent her... I didn't give her any other girly touches, though! Maybe I should get the glitter out and give her some pretty highlights on her bristles... :)

I added glossy accents to the little love hearts, and also popped a couple of dragonflies into the scene. I gave them glitter trails for some interest.

That's it from me for today - hope you liked it!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Sending love your way

Hi again!

I thought I'd share another of my clear cards with you. I made this one for my in-laws' 45th wedding anniversary!

I know it's not very anniversaryish (of course that's a word ;) on the outside, but it has a lovely traditional sentiment inside. I just couldn't help myself when it came to the new Lawn Fawn 'You've Got Mail' set - I think it may be my favourite EVER!

So here's the card:

Again, it was a tricky one to photograph. I think next time I'll have to do it on a completely white background for the acetate to show up!

And here's a close-up of part of the card, including the little hearts that I stuck to the inside, which add some interest when they show through at an angle - I like the little touches :)

Well, that's it from me today - I'm off to look for some inspiration for my next one!

Thanks for stopping by!

New Look

Hi everyone,

So, you may have noticed that I fiddled around with my site a little while ago, and ended up deleting my logo and was a bit stumped as to how to undo this!
Unfortunately, I couldn't.
So. I went for a much prettier fix: do you like my new look?!

I went with a pretty pre-made template from I LOVE pennants and bunting, so I'm pleased with the look here.

Hope you like it too - in much happier with it now so hopefully will encourage me to post more. Although saying that, I've just started a new job, plus will be becoming an Aunty soon, as well as all my other commitments... Thank goodness I have crafting to give me some much-needed 'me' time, eh? :)

Thanks for stopping by - I'll hopefully be back with a new card very soon!

Tasha :)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New techniques!

Hi everyone,

So welcome to my first post for April :)

The card I want to share today involves a couple of new techniques for me - I'll show you:

Well, the first thing is that this is a clear card - I made 3 of them over the weekend because they're so much fun!!! Only problem is that they're really tricky to photograph! But after making the first one, I was hooked! I just used some regular acetate, cut it to size and then folded it in half. I made sure I went over it with my bone folder quite a few times, to make sure I had a really good crease. Then I folded it back on itself a little, to loosen the fold a bit, otherwise it's difficult to stick anything on the inside.

And here's a close-up of the second technique:

That's right, rolled felt roses! Here I used the mini rolled roses die by die-namics with the felt, used Glossy Accents to adhere it together, and then some pearls in the centres for some interest.

The banner is from 'Bannerific', the 'you' is from Sophie's Sentiments, and the butterfly and leaves are from 'Flutter By', all by Lawn Fawn.

I'd like to enter this card into the current Lawnscaping Challenge:

I coloured the butterfly and leaves using Copics, and the label background and banner were coloured using Distress Ink.

Hope you liked this one - I loved making it (apart from all the static)!

Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by :)