Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My Inspiration Week - Kittie Kraft

Hi there everyone, I have been following the site Kittie Kraft for some time now and have admired a particular card.  Well today was the day for me to try my redition of it.
Kittie Kraft  -  http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/   You can find excellent tutorials on many of the cards shown at her site.
I would like to thank Kittie for the beautiful creations which inspire other like myself having just started card making some seven months ago.

The supplies which I used are as follows:
Bazzil Card Stock in both white and light blue
Recollections Basics Light Blue Paper
Spellbinder Die - Labels Twenty Two in the largest and second largest sizes
Sizzix - Branch with leaves
Martha Stewart Punches  - Branches, Rose Leaf, and Snow Flake Edging and Hydrangea
Distress Ink  -  Faded Jeans by Ranger 
Liquid Pearls  -  White Opan by Ranger
Glossy Accents  by Ranger
Scor Tape
Glue Dots
Therm O Web Adhesive
Rhinestones from my stash

Thank you for stopping by and remember
Wee-Things are what matter.....

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Easel Card - Inspiration from Hooliewood Creations

Today I have put together an easel card for a new technique.  My inspiration for the image came from my nieces site this week. (Hooliewood Creations
I have also entered this card in the Birthday Sundaes Challenge for Easel Card
The supplies which I used are as follows;
My Favourite Things Pure Innocence "Hello Cupcake" acrylic clear stamp
Pink Cat Studio  -  Birthday Stamps (Sentiment)
Copic markers  -  E00, E02, R17, R20, R27, R37, R81, R85, B02, B12, G82, Y11
Copic Multi Liner brush Style  - black
Bazzil Card Stock in a mellow yellow and a Corally pink
Kelly Pannacci  -  Birthday Lingo Peper 
Spell binders Lacy Oval and Oval dies for the image
Scor Tape
Tombo Mono Glue
Thermo Web Tape
Pop Dots
Glue Dots
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Liquid Pearls  -  Petal Pink and White Opal by Ranger
Stickles -  X-mas Red, Cotton Candy, Black Diamond, Frosted Lace and Star Dust by Ranger
Assorted Rhinestones from my stash
Ribbon and lace from my stash along with a flower from the stash.

I found that this card was a great deal of fun to put together and will use this style of card in the future for projects.  Believe me when I say that this is one of the simplest cards I have put together.

I have done the inside as usual with similar supplies and at first did not have Liquid Pearls on the card, but felt that it really needed them to finish the cards edges off.

Thank you for visiting and Thank you Samantha for todays inspiration.
Wee-Things are What Matter.......this card has been entered into the Challenge on Birthday Sundays for Easel Cards.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Trying new techniques, Center Step Card

Well having a week where I can not do too much in the way of physical, so here I  sit looking for something new to try.  Here is my rendition of a "Center Step Card".

The image is from Kraftin Kimmie, coloured with Copic Markers, and accented with Sticklers in Diamonds.  The image was then cut out using one of my Spellbinder dies and backed onto a piece of black patterned cardstock. 

The base of the card is Bazzil Cardstock and cut 5.5 x 11 inches.  The simple instructions for the cut and folds can be found at ( http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/centerstepcard/  ).
Once cut and folded I simply decorated it with the image which was mounted with Pop Dots and then edged with Liquid Pearls in Opal White.

The sentiment was from Pink Cat Studio  - Birthday Stamps, and was embossed, then Stickles in Diamonds was added here and there on the confetti and ribbons.

The ribbon was from my stach and is .25 inch yellow satin.  A few small rhinestones from Bsics was added. The floral paper used Picadilly  - from Basic Grey.

I used the Dienamic Scalloped edge die for the bottom edge trim . The flower was made from various items which I had in my stash.  I added a little od the Stickles Diamond in the center of the flower to give it a bit of a pop as well. 

The inside of the card was decorated to match the front in a more simplified way.  I find it is important to use the same elements as you used in the front in the inside to as to truly associate them together.  I have found that if one does not do this that the card feels disjointed.  I even take some of the element and associate the envelope.

Thank you for stopping by,
Wee-things are What Matter

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Congratulations on Your New Home Tiles Away

I have recently come across a U-Tube flick which showed taking a graphic and tiling it.
the techniques was fun and a little different than the usual. The graphic which I used was one I drew.
It is one that you may purchase from me.  (Wee-Things@hotmail.com)  I have a client who is in real estate and after each client or hers is in their new home she presents them with a card along with a bottle of  wine.  Thus my creation of this along with many other cards.

The process of making the tiles goes as follows;
1.  Stamp and colour your graphic or a picture you wish to use.  When choosing your graphic consider that when you cut it apart that there be an even dividable measurement.  For example a 4" x 5" pc could be cut into 4 tiles high and 5 tiles across  using the measurement of 1 inch square.
2.  Once you have cut your pic into the squares or tiles, you then coat them with Rangers Glossy Accents.  Make sure to watch and not get bubbles into the liquid.  Set all the tiles aside and let them dry.
3.  Once they are all dry you can simply mount them.  I used Skor Tape, making sure that all my edges were taped down well.

This is great fun. 

Ihave decorated the inside with the same papers.  I feel that this card has a more masculine flair.
It has a feel of tradition yet kind of funky as well.

Thank you for dropping by.
Remember;  Wee-Things are what matter.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Flowers Away

Hi there again.  I have been observing many tutorials on the making of ones own flowers, and decided to  have some fun and see what I could do with the things I had.  This is what I came up with.

With varying the number of layers in the petal I was able to accomplish the different sizes of the flower to appear to have gratuated sizes of flowers.  I carried the small pine stems along withe the piece from the spellbinders greenery into the interior of the card to conect the two.  The colour choise were simple and very fresh and spring like in nature.

Thank you for passing by and remember;
Wee-Things are what matter.

Love is in the Air

Hi there it has been a while since I have posted.  I have been recouping from surgery.  I am on the heal now and am starting to do the cards again.

This card is just a fun one which one could user for Love, Valentines, Wedding Proposal, etc.  I find that I preferr not creating cards which are event specific.  An inferance works great too. 
Thank you for coming by and visiting.
Wee-Things are what matter.