Monday, 26 May 2014

Button it Up!

Good morning! Hope you have a wonderful Monday.

This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges, we have a new challenge - "Button it Up!" and we are kindly sponsored by Lacy Sunshine and DigiStamps4Joy

This is the card I made,with the beautiful digi image "Caught One" from DigiStamps4Joy.

As you can see I went quite literal with the button up theme ;)

I scalloped cut the bottom of some beautiful glittery paper. With some matching pink board, I die cut out the doily circle. With a smaller die, I cut out the shape, to make a frame. This allowed the image to peep through!!
I coloured the image in my usual watercolour crayons, and then unleashed the button stash!!! ;)

Why not pop over and enter the challenge?

Hope you have a wonderful Monday, whatever you are doing.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting :)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sketch over at Eclectic Ellapu

 Hello, and hope you are enjoying your weekend :) This time over at Eclectic Ellapu you have a choice of challenges. The Pink Team have 'Spring' and the Purple team have a sketch. As I am on the purple team, I did the sketch.

So I used the sketch, as is, for a card for my nephew's birthday.

I used a combination of papers - from memory I think they are Paper Capsule and some blank navy and cyan blue card. I used washi tape also, to create the bunting and I layered some white and navy card for the sentiment - Happy Birthday, which I used outline stickers for.

Thank you for stopping by, why not pop over and join in the fun at Eclectic Ellapu?

Have a great day,  happy crafting!
Eithne :)

Monday, 12 May 2014

Anything Goes over at TTPHC

Hello! A very happy morning to you :) This week over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges we have a new challenge - Anything Goes Opt For A Male. We are very kindly sponsored by Sassy Studio

This week I decided to go with the Anything Goes, as I have no men in my life who need a card, and I didn't want this lovely lady to sit on the shelf of my room, waiting to be used ;)

I made a card for a friend who is making a few changes in her life at the minute. I always feel you have to follow your dreams and be true to yourself for genuine happiness. Wishing her the best in her decisions she is facing :)

I used the Cat Woman Sassy image. I have noticed a lot of watercolour effect cards lately, so decided to play on the idea of dreams and watercolour - giving the undefined colour like the way a dream is.
I used some old pencils to colour her in.

I did some faux stitches around the patchwork effect card.
 I made some paper flowers and used some twine to tie in the stamped torn sentiment with the flowers on it.
Thanks for stopping over, why not pop over and see my Through the Purple Haze Challenges teamies designs?
I hope to enter a few challenges. Why not give this challenge a go?

Hope you have a great Monday.
Eithne :)

Friday, 2 May 2014

Craft for the Craic's May Challenge

Hello and welcome :) Hope you are enjoying your Friday, wherever you are :) Today the new challenge for Craft for the Craic goes live, and the theme this month is 'Something for a baby'.

At the beginning of last month, my niece Anna was born. I made this for her, and that in time she could put it up in her bedroom.

I used a combination of papers, tore them and stuck them onto some cream board at the back. It created a patchwork affect. Then I punched the elephant paper into the circle, inked it and stuck it down in the middle. Using two different tones of vellum, I created an area for Anna's name to go. I cut out Anna's name with the same board as per the base (although it is rather hard to see, it is so well covered ;) ) I sewed some pink thread up each side, and stuck down a serious of buttons, gems and other bling.

I created this flower with some quilled paper and a flower embellishment.

My aim is to make Anna's older sister, a similar, but not so 'babyish' one, so in years to come when they are sharing a bedroom, it will be fair!! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hoped you like my creation. Why not pop over to Craft for the Craic and join in, in the challenge?
I hope to enter a few challenges.

Have a brilliant weekend, in Ireland we have a long weekend! Woohoo!!
Happy Crafting,