Moxie Fab World - Paper Piecing

Monday, 28 February 2011

I went to Make-It at Farnborough on Friday with my mum and had a great day - apart from the banging headache I had when I got home. But I bought some goodies - clear stamp sets, brads, buttons and paper packs for £1 each, plus some vintage stamps which are just lovely.

I love paper piecing, so when I saw this challenge over at Moxie Fab World, I just had to join in. What's great about this technique, is it's perfect for using up scraps of paper.

Paper Piecing (2)

Materials used - Cream square card blank, Molly Bloom stamps (no idea of the name as they came free with Simply Cards and Papercraft), Basic Grey Archaic papers, EK Success Postage Stamp border punch,  Memento Tuxedo Black ink and String.

WOYWW - Cupcakes

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

No tray to work on this week, I've managed to make room in the study. It's so lovely to have some space again. I found these really cute Papermania cupcake stamps yesterday. They really are small, only about 2cm square. Thought I'd have a go at some paper piecing with them. I wanted to pop a red cherry on the top but didn't have any half pearls in the right colour, so I've embossed some white ones with red glitter embossing powder. Just need to make them into a card now.


Cuttlebug Spot - Pop-up Cards

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Another different card style this week - pop-up cards. I saw this lovely pop-up flower tutorial online. I thought it was so pretty, I had to make one for the middle of my card. One tip, don't use thick card as I found it doesn't open up as well as thinner paper. Don't forget to pop over to the Cuttlebug Spot to see all the amazing designs this week and if you join in with us you could win a prize.

I've made my own texture plate for my card. I've been wanting to have a go at making one of these for ages. All you need is some chipboard (mine was quite thick) your Cuttlebug and some glue. Just cut a piece of chipboard the size of a texture plate or embossing folder. Cut out some chipboard shapes using your favourite dies or by hand, I used the Scribble flower. Glue them to the piece of chipboard you cut out earlier, allow to dry and then play :) I was really pleased with the result, so I've made a leaf one too.

Pop Up Card
 Pop Up Card Inside
Scribble Flower Embossing Plate

Materials used - White card blank, Cuttlebug plus homemade texture plate and tag die, Cricut plus Storybook, Polkadoodles clear stamp, Making Memories Chloe's Closet papers, My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow papers, Versamagic chalk inks - Green Tea and Pumpkin, Buttons and Ribbon.

Feeling Ruff

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Having a lazy Sunday after a great meal last night with my Mum, Dad, sisters and their hubbies. My mum cooked a massive piece of beef, so yummy. I think the little dog would have liked some too.

Here's a quick card get well card I made using the fab Create a Critter cartridge.

Feeling Ruff

Materials used - Square card blank, Cricut plus Create a Critter, Assorted card stock and papers, Toga alphabet stickers, Brown gel pen and a Button.

WOYWW - It's a Tray!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

This is my current workdesk - a tray!! All our dining room furniture - table included has been relegated to our sons room and our lounge furniture has been squeezed into the dining room. Why - because we are decorating the lounge. We've spent over a week filling and rubbing down cracked walls and what a boring job it is!! But it's the dust, it get's into every nook and cranny even though we've kept the doors shut.

I've been having a go at making my own backgrounds using stamps. I had masked off the area I wanted play with, but when I pulled off the masking tape, I pulled off some the card front as well, so I'm in the middle of rescuing it!!


Here's the rescued card :)

Special Birthday

Cuttlebug Spot - Gatefold Card

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Continuing our theme of different card bases, this week we are featuring Gatefold cards. I've loads of these in my cupboard and never use them!! These papers from Cosmo Cricket are just great and I've teamed them up with this awesome stamp from Tim Holtz. I know I'll be buying more of his stamps, they are just awesome.

Gatefold Card
Gate Fold Closeup

Materials used - Gatefold card, Cuttlebug plus In Stitches embossing folder and Sizzix Buttons die, Tim Holtz Vogue stamp, Cosmo Cricut Material Girl papers, Memento Tuxedo black ink, Versamagic red chalk ink, Kraft cardstock and String.

Let's Recycle

Saturday, 12 February 2011

I always amazes me the amount of magazines, cardboard, plastics, metal, newspapers etc that goes into the recycling bin. So it got me thinking - what cards can I make with all this free stuff? These old boxes were just about to be recycled, when I realised how pretty they were, so here's what a made with them. Everything is recycled apart from the card blank. The ribbon is from a toiletry gift set I got for Christmas and the button is from an old shirt.

Old Boxes

Materials used - White square card blank, Cricut plus Create a Critter, Old gift boxes, Butterfly punch, Black pen, Ribbon and Button.

Cuttlebug Spot - Side Step Card

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Continuing our theme of different card styles, this week it's a side step card. I've used another new embossing folder and my favourite leaf dies. Here's the tutorial if you fancy having a go and don't forget to check out what the other Cuttlebug teamies have come up with this week.

Side Step Card

Materials used - White, brown and green cardstock, Cuttlebug plus Woodgrain embossing folder, Leaf, Spring Floral and Olivia dies, Woodware sent with Love clear stamps, Versamagic green and brown chalk ink, String and Button.

Be my... Valentine

Friday, 4 February 2011

A simple Valentine card made with scraps from the Basic Grey Sugared paper pack. I'm determined not to buy any more paper packs until I've used some of the lovely papers I have. I have bought some new toys though - Stampin Ups Paper Piercing Mat Pack, which I've used on this card, X Cut Rome alphabet die, a Sizzix photo corner die and some mini Tim Holtz stamps. I'll be making and posting some cards soon, using my new goodies

Be my Valentine

Materials used - White square card blank, Basic Grey Sugared papers, Stampin Up paper piercing mat pack, Pandoro heart punch, Versamagic pink chalk ink, Making Memories rub-on and Ribbon.

Cuttlebug Spot - Valentine Tri-fold Card

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Another first for me, a tri-fold card. So easy to make. Here' the tutorial, give it a go. Our theme was Valentine's Day so I used the lovely Cherub papers from Basic Grey plus one of my new embossing folders.
Trifold 1
Trifold Closeup 1

Trifold Closeup 2
Materials used - White and red card stock, Cuttlebug plus Sizzix Scallops and Lines embossing folder and Sizzix oval dies, Basic Grey Sugared papers, Hero Arts Hearts Trio stamps, Dovecraft clear stamps - set DCRS88, Heart punch, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, White gel pen, Half pearls and Ribbon.