Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Card Swap with Scrappy-go-lucky

Hi Everyone! Welcome to day 6 of the Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog Hop! Each Day until November 2, Scrappy-Go-Lucky will be giving away one Scrapcessories Cartridge Caddy with one cartridge insert. These are ideal for storing your Cricut Cartridges. The prize will be posted anywhere in Australia- International blog-hoppers are welcome to enter but will need to pay postage if you win.

Onto my card:

The theme for this card swap was "Fantasy". When I think of fantasy I think of elves, fairies, dragons, and princesses! I had to narrow it down a little and when I found this stamp by Inkadinkado, it was perfect!

I love butterflies, and what I loved most about this butterfly is that it was made up of three fairies. Do you see them? Inside the card there is another stamp from the same collection that is a flower made up of butterflies. Isn't it true that fantasy is not always what it looks like:)

For my card, I cut my black cardstock down to 12 by 4, and scored the long side at 4 inches and 10 inches to get my side gatefold. I stamped the Butterfly onto white cardstock and carefully cut around it to leave a slight border. I then attached it to the silver glitter cardstock with a single piece of super sticky tape down the middle, so that I could crease the wings slightly to give it some dimension. I then carefully cut the silver cardstock. and attached it to my card. I used another stamp from Inkadinkado for the silver swirl on the other side of the card. I added some pearls and jewels to jazz it up a little bit.

To enter to win one of Scrapcessories Cartridge Caddies, all you need to do is leave a message on this post. One winner will be drawn for each days major posting. All winners will be drawn at random on Tuesday November 2.
Check back with Scrappy-Go-Lucky tomorrow to see where to go next!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My first sewing project

I have tried multiple times to learn how to sew and have never been successful. I am trying again, with the help of my friend Kim, to learn how to sew, crochet and knit in exchange for piano lessons for her son. Yesterday she walked me through the basics: ironing the fabric to avoid being out of square, finished edges, how to put thread on a bobbin, how to get the thread and bobbin correctly in the machine, how to put pins in the fabric, and finally how to sew. I practiced on a scrap a few times before I tried the pillow.

I am so proud of how well the pillow came out! I did everything with wonderful supervision, but feel really good about doing it myself! I told Kim that once I learn to crochet, maybe I can make a flower and hand sew it on the pillow to make it a little less plain. For my first project though, I did well!

Next up- a table runner! Other upcoming sewing projects: a fancy pillow with trim for my living room, Roman shades for my dining room, and maybe one day I will brave making some pajama pants (the last time I tried pants was the end of my sewing experience up til now-it was bad. Who knew that you were supposed to sew the front to the back section, instead of the two fronts together and the two backs together?) Who knows what else we will make, but I'm excited to learn!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adult Halloween/Birthday Card

My friend Jeff's birthday is October 31st, so I had a great time making him a halloween/Birthday card. Every year when we celebrate his birthday, when he sees me he says "Hey Trick, where's my treat?" So this year when I was contemplating a card for him, I decided to tease him with his own humor.

I got the sketch from Jitterbuggin, and went from there!

I cut out my girl, ghost, hair and bikini from the Paper Doll Dress Up cart at 3 in. I then cut out the bag and candy from Doodlecharms at 2 in, and added some star bling. I did this as a z-fold card-which is my first! I had been thinking of making one, and when looking at the sketch I could see a gatefold, I knew that this fold would work as well.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Jitterbuggin- recipe, sketch- Halloween
Cricut Cardz- z-fold
Stampavie- More than one fold
One Stitch at a time- Spooky Halloween

Friday, October 1, 2010

Card Swap

It feels like such a long time since I've posted anything! It has been a busy two weeks and I've primarily been working on cards for a card swap that I'm finishing up! The theme was Fantasy and we were only allowed to use black, white and silver. It took me a while to come up with what I wanted to do. When I think of "Fantasy" I think of fairies, dragons, castles, ogres, elves, etc.

The main part of my card is this great stamp I got at Michaels made by Inkadinkado. I love buterflies and when I saw that this butterfly was made up by fairies I thought it would be perfect! Can you see all three fairies? The stamp inside the card is a flower made up of butterflies:) I cut my black cardstock to 12 by 4, then scored at 4 and at 10 to get the side gatefold. I stamped the image onto white cards stock and then cut around it. I then used sticky tape to only put adhesive on the middle when I put it on the silver glittery paper so that I could bend the wings up and give it some dimension. I then cut the silver paper slightly bigger than the butterfly. I also used another stamp from Inkadinkado for the swirl on the outside. I then added gems and pearls to give it a little bling. It is simple, but I think it turned out beautifully

I made this card for a card swap, with no challenges in mind, but it fits for a few so I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Practical Scrappers- stamp
Digi Doodles- 3D
Cardz TV- no cricut!
Alphabet challenge- W is for wings