Friday, March 27, 2015

"Choose Happy" Close to my Heart Birthday Cards

Close to my Heart, Choose Happy Stamp Set

Hello! 
I'm sharing lots of birthday cards today!

I made this set of cards following the same sketch, just using lots of different coloured papers.
If you want to follow the sketch you can head over to Chris' Facebook Page to see it and you can win a lovely prize.  I really wanted to build my birthday card collection up a little....it takes such a workout! Each month I send out lots of cards, so I am always on the look out for birthday card ideas.  And it is always easier to copy the same design a few times to make a few more cards quickly.

Close to my Heart, Choose Happy Stamp Set

I used Copic markers to colour the border around the sentiment to match the colours in the papers.
I only have three of the Close to My Heart markers and I used those three colours in this card below.

Close to my Heart, Choose Happy Stamp Set

I love entering their challenges.  Its a lovely community on that blog : )

I made the top two cards first, then I kept going a few days later and made some more!

Close to my Heart, Choose Happy Stamp Set

I liked these colours...yellow, purple and blue.
The yellow ribbon and green ribbon below are not Close to My Heart Products.  They are from my stash, but everything else is Close to My Heart.

Close to my Heart, Choose Happy Stamp Set

This last green and black card was a different colour combination for me.  But I actually liked how it turned out.

Close to my Heart, Choose Happy Stamp Set
Feel free to copy my sketch and whip up some of your own!
Happy crafting and thank you for stopping by my blog today : )
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Amy Tangerine Card



Just popping on quickly this morning to share the card I made at Spotlight when I saw Amy Tangerine last week.  I slapped this together in about 3 minutes.

Amy was talking about a challenge her and some friends were doing where you had to scrapbook a layout within 15 minutes and only were allowed to use a certain amount of products.  The goal was to encourage people with a limited amount of time to scrapbook (that would be nearly all of us!) and also to not get too caught up on what products to use.  Well, you know me, I loved that idea.  I love making things fast and I love making things with limited products.  So this card was inspired by that "lets just get it done and get it done fast" sort of approach.  There wasn't enough paper cutters to go around so you can see I hand cut this paper.  Amy challenged us to use one of her paper clips and a sticker or two.

I think I could make twenty cards like this in about 20 minutes.
That would get my birthday stash up and running!!!  Maybe I should challenge myself to this!

Here is another Amy Tangerine card I made awhile back. And lots more Amy Tangerine cards on this post.  You might be interested in having a look at her papers.

Thank you so much for your encouragement on my lounge recovering project.  It felt so good to have your confidence behind me! I am making good progress.  I have done the base of the lounge.  Now I am up to the cushions.  (Left the hardest part till last!) I will blog a post about it.  It is looking good so far.  When you see the before photos you will understand why almost anything would be an improvement on the original ha ah!

Have a great weekend,

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

I met Amy Tangerine!!

Spotlight Australia

Hello!

Today I am popping in for a quick little post.
I went into Spotlight today to meet Amy Tangerine!!
She is so glamorous, beautiful and friendly!
We made a little card and I also picked up ten metres of furnishing fabric.

I am recovering our lounge - eek!!
I have wanted to do it for so long.  I saw some fabric on sale and bought it!
Now I just need to pull it off ; )
Its totally DIY... so I will have to share how it goes.
I am more than a little nervous, but I just keep saying to myself I can do it! LOL

I have been making so many cards and blogging none.
I hope to improve my blogging.

Hope you are well xxx
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Free "Thank You" Printable Sentiment


Sarah Kay Thank You Card

My sister asked me to make this card.  She had lots of requests.  I couldn't work them all in to the one card lol!  One request was for it to have a little boy in a red hat as that is the uniform they wear.  I came up with this design.

The card is for the Pre-Prep teachers her son learns from.  He has started Pre-Prep this year and my sister is very grateful for how happy her little boy is now, compared to how he was at his previous day-care centre.  My sister works full time and she says these ladies are making their lives so much better.  They are all happier - and happiness is so important!

Sarah Kay Thank You Card

The Sarah Kay image is here.
I coloured it with these Copics:
B93, B95, B97
YG11, YG41, YG23, YG63, YG67
RV04, Y08, YR04, C-5
R37, R17, R05
E37, E15, E33, E00

The sentiment I made myself.  I ended up printing two and overlapping with three-dimensional tape.

Sarah Kay Thank You Card


The first sentiment I made in this font.
alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com.au
 Then I changed it to this font.
alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com.au
You are most welcome to take both and see if you can pop one on a card.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pink Paislee Solstice Publication

Pink Paislee Solstice

I wanted to share a Publication from Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine, Volume 21, No 5.

I made these cards as clean and simple, masculine cards.
These have become one of my favourite sets.
I love the clean and simple look - it refreshes me and its so simple and easy to create.
I love the nautical feel of these cards and I think the way they have styled and photographed this set is amazing.

Pink Paislee Solstice

This is a photo I took of them on my desk before they were posted off to the magazine.

They were made from the Pink Paislee Solstice Collection.

I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Thank you so much for stopping by,

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Sometimes you have to send a sad card....

Close to My Heart Sympathy Card

 I have had to send two sad cards out recently.  One for my cousin (and her family) who lost her baby at around 20 weeks.  Her little baby Hope will always be remembered in our hearts.  I felt very sorry for her and her husband and her other three children so I made this little card up and sent it to them.

Close to my Heart Sympathy Card















 


It was a bit tricky to begin with...what sort of a card do you send... I ended up creating a girly-pink card with a big love heart for lots of love to be sent to them.  This card features all Close to My Heart products.  I love how it turned out.  By the time it was finished it seemed kind of perfect for their family.

I'm linking this card up to Heart-2-Heart Challenges - Entwined.



Close to my Heart
 



My second sad card was for another cousin's husband who has just recently been diagnosed with bowel cancer at the tender age of 30.  What is the go with that? I was shocked with that news.  Especially as he is a very healthy man.  Again I really wasn't sure what sort of card to make.  I didn't want it to be too feminine, but I wanted it to have nature on it, because he loves nature.  I was making cards on Nicky's bed while he was playing in his toy room and I saw this little tree in his bed spread cover.  So I drew a copied design onto Close to My Heart papers and made a little hill for the tree to stand on.


I just love this green spotty paper.  I need more of it!

Close to my Heart
 


We sent a little nature collage Nicky had made as well with this card and lots of prayers and well wishes.
Chris has featured my cards here on her blog today and she details all the materials and where you can buy them if you are interested.
I hope I haven't depressed you with this blog post!
Here's a little cheery photo of Nicky and I taken recently.
He wears glasses now and he really is a ray of sunshine who makes life so meaningful and wonderful.
Lets finish this on a brighter note!


I hope you have a beautiful weekend,
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