Saturday, 28 September 2013

Kraft Typography 'Welcome to your new home'.

Good morning from a sunny Spalding,

I'm hoping the weather holds until the 2nd, as I'm going away in my camper for a week. Now I really don't mind it being a bit cooler, seasoned camper now, ;) but I do prefer sun to rain. Anyway, thought I'd update my blog while I have time.

Today's card is still with the typography style, but also in the Kraft style too. I love both themes at the moment and needless to say, most of my cards seem to be following this theme.

My brief for this card was to do pretty much anything, so thought I'd give it a rustic feel. I designed the card in CA2 and utilised various letter styles from numerous digikits, but the images and backing papers are from the 'Shabby shed' digikit. I love the shabby shic feel to it, really lends itself to the kraft theme. The topper itself is flat, no decoupage, just shadows. I'm always a bit in awe as to the 3D and shadow effect you can create on CA2, they're so realistic.

The edges of all the layers were distressed with Tim Holtz antique linen and I used raffia instead of ribbon, in keeping with the garden and kraft theme.

To finish I added some card candy and made a matching box. Hope you like it, my friend certainly did.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:- 

Joanna Sheen Challenge - Coffee and cream.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - How does your garden grow?
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes.

Thanks for popping by, see you soon.

Jools.  xx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Happy Birthday Special Friend with Fabulous Fashion by Katysuedesigns.

Hi bloggers,

Well what a wet Sunday and it's freezing. I think we've all been so spoilt with the beautiful warm weather, we may have become soft. Well I think I have. I had a weak moment and put the heating on, it's lovely and cosy now.

Not been blogging much, the weather has been too nice to sit indoors, so I'll have to make up for my tardiness. Got lots of cards to show you, so I thought I'd start with my latest one. This one is a birthday card for a special friend. I hadn't used my new 'Fabulous Fashion' cd, so I though I'd give it an outing.

There are so many beautiful designs to choose from, I could hardly decide. The artwork is so unusual and pretty. The card is for a very feminine lady, so I thought this one was ideal. The decoupage designs are click and print on the cd and this one has a matching hat, which I think is great. There are handbags to match as well, a very girly cd.

I used a large 8x8 scalloped card to make an easel, I seem to have been making lots of rocker cards lately, so thought an easel would be a change. Also, the topper definitely suited an easel card. The spotty backing paper was from the forever friends 'Black & Gold' cd.

I added a tag with a little witty verse and attached it with a butterfly brad, then to finish a few flowers and some card candy.

On the back I added another verse, with somewhere to write and then made a box, using the same spotty design.  

Hope you like it. If you've not seen these designs before, check out the cd on youtube. Noreen does some great demo's on there.

I'  entering this card into the following challenges :-

Challenges 4 everybody - Anything goes.

See you soon,

Jools.   xxxx