Saturday, 28 January 2012

Happy Crafting

I'm having a complete guilt free crafting day and it's bliss.  I've made a couple of cards and I'm working on a couple of projects that I can't share with you just yet.  So this day of relaxation is fabulous but it does mean I'll have a busy day tomorrow, I might even go and do some house hunting!!

So here's what I've made today.  I decided it was long overdue that my Speccies had been out, so I grabbed this cute Strawberry Kisses Stamp and inspired by the following challenges here's what I came up with:
Daring Cardmakers - wishi washi - I'm loving making my own washi tape
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Let's see those animals
Sundays with Crissy - beat the mid-winter blues - for me that's donning my boots and going out walking, hence the boot stamp


The flower is cut on the eCraft from Core'diantions Tim Holtz Kraft Core - it's one of my favourite ranges for making these little flowers


Stamps - Strawberry Kisses Together from Crafter's Companion, Sentiment from Through the Trees, back ground basics twinkle by PTI
Dies - Nestabilities from Crafter's Companion, Banner from PTI, 3d flower Laina Lamb spiral flowers SVG from 2 peas in a bucket
Pens - Spectrum Noir (forgot to write the colours down!)
Paper - distressed dots by PTI, Kraft Core
Card blank - Craftwork Cards

This second card has more of a vintage feel.  I've used some of the goodies that my gorgeous friend Dougie sent me for Christmas.  She always sends me crafting presents that are so beautiful that I can barely stand to use them!  I've been inspired by challenges at:
Crazy 4 challenges - layer it on
Totally Papercrafts - pearls and lace
Papercraft Star - Victoriana


I love this sentiment, it just makes me smile.  Those little flowers are gorgeous, they're resin but have a flock to give them a soft finish.


Supplies used (lots!!)
Paper - pacific vineyard by PTY
Card - ripe avocado, vintage cream by PTI
Punch - Martha Stewart around the edge
Printed die cuts - Farm House range from October Afternoon
Resin flowers - Maya Road
Stamps - Lock and Key by PTI
Ink - dark chocolate and pure poppy from PTI

As it's Saturday, I want to play along with 


over at Marcea's Blog.  My offering for this week is Miss 600, I really need to get this bought.  Thank you to my lovely friend Archi for bringing this band to my attention, it's just my thing.


So now it's back to doing some crafting - what joy!!  I hope you're finding some time to craft too.
Love
Ginger
xxx

22 comments:

Yvonne said...

Two beautiful cards.
Just loving the second one.. vintage, just perfect feel to this card.
And the first.. well whats not to love.. cutie!

patricia wood said...

Love all the cards today - especially the vintage one - thats beautiful! xxx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Claire, haven't got an eCraft......yet!! but love looking at your creations with it and the Strawberry Kisses range is just adorable! :-) Dbbie x

Louise Welsh said...

2 beautiful cards claire, i cant wait to get back to my colouring in tomorrow i'm having withdrawal symptoms. see you soon. louise xx

Lisa said...

Hi Claire, You have been busy ... gorgeous cards! The SK card is so cute and such a beautiful vintage style card.

Lisa x

Jess said...

both your cards are stunning, i love the first one, that image is the cutest! Thanks for playing at ICSketches :)

Susie Little said...

Two absolutely Gorgeous cards but I especially love the one for our sketch. Thank you so much for playing at ICS!xx

Mary Lou said...

Wow these are so wonderful Ginger!! The boot stamp birthday card is tooooo cute and the Happiness card is beautiful!! Love those rolled flowers!!
Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!

Rein said...

Wonderful cards,
thanks for joining in with DCM.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your boot card. It's just darling. And what a good way to beat the mid-winter blues. Thanks so much for joining us at Sundays With Crissy. Hope to see you again.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

mixamatoasties said...

Aww that is so sweet. Love the wee animals peeking out the boot!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Mari said...

Such a happy card! The flower is lovely :) Thank you for taking part in the ICS challenge!

Tracy said...

Both of your cards are wonderful Ginger. :-) The image on your Victoriana card is lovely and I really like the punchwork you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Dora said...

Awww these are gorgeous, sweet the first one and so elegant and beautiful the second one..... and I can feel how happy you are having this day all for yourself .. enjoy it :) and thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Hugs xx

Sara said...

Love your take on the sketch! thanks for playing along with ICS!

Linda said...

Absolutely darling card. Love them. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week. **Linda

MAGiALENA said...

what a lovely card!
thanks for playing at ICSketches.

Kathy said...

What lovely cards these are. Great to have you joining in with The Daring Cardmakers' "Wishi-Washi"challenge this week,

Gez said...

Fabulous cards. I am loving your home-made washi tape. Very clever!

Thanks for joining the Daring Cardmakers challenge.

Jo said...

Amazing cards - Love the image on the first - so cute, and fab washi style tape too :) The second is beautiful!

jo x

Keilly said...

Gorgeous card Claire, love the handmade washi tape! Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!

Abi said...

Gorgeous cards Claire, love your flower on the top card & such a cutie image! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

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