Monday, April 29

New Release: Rose Bouquet Set

With Mother's Day just around the corner it's time to show your love and appreciation for all those wonderful women in your life who nurture and support you.  Friends, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and daughters... show your love for all of them with a beautiful handmade card.

Malin created this elegant card using the
Single Rose image and a clean, white background.

Carla's card is rich and beautiful with lots of deep
red and green to match the rose she coloured.

Marianne made this beautiful card for
her sister using the Trio of Roses.

Annie created this stunning card for a dear friend and
finished the inside with one of the individual sentiments.

Emily used the Rose Bouquet image for her lovely card
and added one of the sentiments over the top.

Candy used the Single Rose for her beautiful card
and added the sentiment over the stem.

Gail resized the Single Rose and printed it three times
to create this pretty Mother's Day card.

Iako made these two beautiful tags using the Trio of Roses
on the first tag and the individual rose on the second.
Shirl's lovely card features the Bouquet of Roses
all coloured in yellow.

Friday, April 26

Medallion Freebie

Original artwork by Beccy Muir, all rights reserved. Images are for personal use and must not be copied, swapped, shared, resold or mass produced without the express written permission of the artist.

Monday, April 22

New DT Cards

My designers have some more lovely cards to share with you using the Feather Set.
Don't forget to visit their blogs for even more inspiration and ideas.




These are the last two cards from Shirl and Candy, our April guest designers.
But don't worry, they'll be back again in a couple of months to share more of their beautiful work!



Friday, April 19

Tutorial - Teardrop Gatefold Card

A couple of weeks ago I showed you how to make a teardrop card with a trifold base.  Today I want to show you another version of the teardrop card but this time using a double gatefold.  It's only slightly more difficult than the first version, but still very achievable for the majority of cardmakers.
 1.  Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 12" x 6" and score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".

2.  Fold along the score lines in the following manner: (L to R) mountain, valley, valley, mountain.  This will form your double gatefold base.

3.  Using the template above, cut a half-teardrop shape on a separate piece of cardstock.  It should be 6" tall and 13/4" wide to fit nicely on the two front panels.

4.  Use a pencil to mark the teardrop shape on each of the front panels.  You will need to flip the half-teardrop shape you cut so that the long straight edge matches up with the folds.

5.  Cut around the shapes you just drew.  Now you have your base card that folds up to form a teardrop shape.

6.  To decorate the card, use the template to cut out some patterned paper.  Remember to flip the template so that you a piece for either side.  Cut two strips of co-ordinating paper measuring 6" x 2".

7.  Stamp a sentiment on the patterned paper before you adhere everything in place, then add some embellishments to finish your card.

Wednesday, April 17

April Challenge Reminder...

Don't forget the April challenge is up and running!  Simply make a card using any of my floral images, free or purchased, and post a link before the end of the month.  One random winner will receive their choice of one of this month's digital sets.

Monday, April 15

New Release: Feather Set - Digital Stamps

I have a new release to share with you today and it's all about feathers.  These images look great on paper projects and are particularly useful for masculine cards.  They can also be used on scrapbook layouts, both paper and digital.

My fabulous designers have created a variety of wonderful cards using the set.  Here's what they came up with:



Saturday, April 13

Blossom Bicycle

I have one final card to share with you today from the Bicycle Set.  This image was the most popular with the designers, most of them choosing to use it to create their first card for the series.

Pauline's Card

Thursday, April 11

More Rubber Stamps

Sparkle N Sprinkle have just released two new rubber stamps sets - Bird Song and Bicycles.  Each set comes with several images as well as co-ordinating sentiments for card making, scrapbooking and paper craft projects.