Monday, 29 March 2010

Crafty Secrets DT Spring Fling Challenge

March 29, 2010

Well it is time for another Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge, this time our theme is Spring (Easter, Birdies or Pastel Spring). I have made several project to share with you for this challenge.

My first project, uses the Portrait Frame Set that was released early this year at the CHA. This was designed by our DT leader Vicki Chrisman. Crafty Secrets partnered with AccuCut to come up this this versatile die set. It is available in both Portrait and Landscape versions. Crafty Secrets also sells pre-cut designer paper which is available online.

So for my shadow box frame I used stickers from the Spring Joys Heartwarming Vintage Stickers, sentiment from the Easter Creative Scraps, stamps from the Easter Joy stamp set and an image from the Birds & Blossom Creative Scraps. Designer paper is from the Pastel Paper Designs of Crafty Secrets.

Next are 2 cards with an Easter theme. This is a boy and girl Easter card that uses images from the Easter Creative Scraps and designer paper from the Pastel Paper Designs.

Next 2 cards are 2 more Easter Cards using another image from the Easter Creative Scraps and an image from the original Seasonal Heartwarming Vintage Booklets. Using the creastive scraps are so easy to work with especially when you are in a rush to make something quick it is the greatest thing to have around. There are so many different themes that you can work with. Aside from the Easter set, there is a Calendar, Christmas, Birds & Blossoms, Domestic Goddess, Garden, Girlfriends, Travel, Altered Fairies and Wacky Animals.

And the last card I made for todays challenge uses an image from the Birds & Blossom Creative Scraps.

Now, enough for the projects that I have shared with you today. Now it is time to take a look at the projects our talented design team have to share with you today. Simply click on their names and it will lead you to their blog.

Vicki Chriman (DT leader)

Flo from France

Hope you all enjoyed what we have shared with you today and that you are enjoying some "Spring" like weather.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Several Project to Share Today

March 16, 2010

It certainly has been awhile since I posted some of the stuff that I have made recently.

I will start of with a card that I made for the Crafty Secrets Forum challenge held every Tuesday at Splitcoast Stampers. Today's challenge is hosted by Pammyjo and theme for this challenge is to stamp on ribbon.

So for this card I used an image from the Seasonal Heartwarming Vintage Booklet of Crafty Secrets. Image was mounted on blue cs and sponged the edges with Faded Jeans distressing ink. The frame behind the image was made with green cs and die cut with the Lattice Pendant Die of Spellbinders. The edges of the frame was sponge with Peeled Paint. Ribbon was stamped with "Happy Easter" from the Easter Joy Stamp Set of Crafty Secrets. Background Paper is from the Classic Paper Designs Pad which is also of Crafty Secrets. On the frame I added some half pearls and also outlined the cut portions with a Clear Star Gelly Roll Sakura pen. To finish this card off, I added a flower that was made with the Daisy Heads die cut from Spellbinders and added Flower Soft to the center of the flower. Technique used to make the flower can be found on Sherry Cheever's blog. I had so much fun making this flower.

Hope everyone is enjoying warmer Spring like weather.

Spring is in the Air

Here is a project that I made to help get me in the mood for Spring. Our weather here in Vancouver has been quite crazy. When we needed the cold weather and snow for the Olympics, we had warm, sunny days. Now that Spring is just around the corner it got cold, even snowed a little bit one day and we have rain.

I got inspiration for making this wreath when I saw the Wedding set that Linda Duke posted on her blog. I just loved the way those flowers looked and when I saw them I new instantly that I wanted to make a wreath of flowers.

The flowers were made using the Peony Die Cut of Spellbinders. I used soft Spring colored cardstock in Purple, Peach/ Pink, Blue and Yellow for the flowers. Leaves were made using the Sunflower Die Cut of Spellbinders on light green cs. For the leaves I sponged some Peeled Paint distressing ink while the die was still on the cs. Flower soft was added to the center of each of the Flowers.

Linda thank you so much for showing off your beautiful Wedding projects.

Just Rite Flowers Stamps

Here is another card I made recently using the "Plant a Little Love" stamp set from JustRite. The center flower panel was stamped 2x and colored with Copic markers. The second stamped image was cut with scissors, edges shaped with a rounded tool for dimension and then adhered onto the first stamped image. Sentiment was stamped on pink dp from BasicGrey. This was then mounted onto to the frame which was die cut using the Labels 3 die of Spellbinders. I added a Lattice ribbon which I colored with New Leaf Copic markers behind the main panel. Background paper is from the Lemonade Paper Pad of Basic Grey. Added some half pearls to finish this card off.
This next card uses another stamped flower image from the "Plant a Little Love" set. Used the same technique as the card above. Background paper is from the Porcelain Paper Pad of Basic Grey and Labels Six die from Spellbinders was used for the frame.

Pictures of these cards were taken when we had gloomy weather so they did not turn out good.