Sunday, 28 February 2016

Can You Case It #109 - Colour Challenge

Welcome back to another CYCI? challenge and today the DT's and I are sharing our Colour Challenge with you all:

I have to admit, I really struggled with these three colours. I couldn't find a way to make this colour scheme work. I was stuck with the image of sand and sky. After about 15 attempts, I finally decided to clean up my craft room and come back to it. This is my clever trick when I get scrappers block. Just moving the papers, ink and stamps around, usually gives me some sort of inspiration and it worked again this time too:

What could be more happier then bright yellow balloons floating in a beautiful, clear, blue sky. I was super pleased with my watercolouring effort too. I love the look of everyone's watercolouring, but just find it so tricky when I have a go. Anyway, I loved my colouring on this card.

I wanted to keep everything on the card fairly simple as I love the clean look of the balloons against my sky, but couldn't help adding a little bit of WOS (Wink Of Stella) to them. After all who doesn't love a little shimmer!!

Now that you've seen what I've been making, I think it's time you pop over to Can You Case It blog and check out all the other DT's amazing creations!!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Can you case it? #108 - Awesomely Artistic

I'm back with the CYCI? team this week after having a rest last week. Today we are bringing a sketch challenge for you all and I think it's going to be pretty popular.
Such a fantastic layout and I'm sure it can be used in so many different ways too. I did consider turning the sketch around and making it into a tall card, but then I had an incident with some steam from the microwave and ended up getting 2nd degree burns to my thumb and right hand. Turns out using scissors was a no no. Anyway, here is my card for this week:

When I started with the card (and realised I couldn't use scissors) I found that even though I liked everything about it, it didn't click for me and it was missing that "something". I decided to dig out my old Encore Gold ink and add a few of the splotch images from the Awesomely Artistic set, to my large circle... WOW, it really was amazing the difference that it made. It just finished it of beautifully.

I also wanted to use the gold glimmer for the hello sentiment, but it kept getting lost on the ribbon and DSP. So yet again, I added some gold splotches to the Early Espresso cardstock and, BAM, I'd nailed it!!

Oh and the dragonfly was fussy cutted out using my middle and pointer finger. Thank goodness you can't see how badly it turned out!

Well, why don't you pop over to the Can You Case It blog, take a look at what the other DT's have made and check out all the entries. There is bound to be heaps of inspiration for you and don't forget to leave some blog love as we like hearing from you all!!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, 15 February 2016

Global Design Project #GDP022

I was asked to make a dear friend a sympathy card this week, as she had recently had a bereavement in their family and unfortunately my friend is in the middle of a move and has packed all her craft supplies.

I wanted to make her something very special but was a little stuck on a design so I decided to use the sketch the GDP guys had set up. It's such a clean, simple design and I knew it would be great for this type of card.
And here is my version of the sketch:

I usually stay away from glitter or glitz when it comes to sympathy cards, but I just felt the little Something Borrowed embellishment finished the butterfly nicely.

I also wanted to add lots of layers to this card, while still keeping it elegant. The lacy "ribbon" in the background, is actually cut out of a sheet of DSP from the Timeless Elegance paper and the two different types of ribbon makes it feel very soft and feminine.

I hope you guys get a chance to pop over to the Global Design Project and maybe take part!

Happy Crafting,

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Memories in the Making - Project Life cards

I did warn you that I was totally, head over heels, in love with the new Project Life kit Memories in the Making, found in the Occasions catalogue.

I need to send out my Thank You cards for my customers last month and decided to use these stunning cards. When I usually PL, I only tend to use the 4x6 or the 3x2 cards and always have the 4x4 ones left over... well not any longer!!

Aren't they cute! and I honestly made them all within 10 minute. I cut my card base to be the same size as the PL card and just stuck them straight on. Something I've never done before, as I tend to mat and mount everything, but loved sticking them flush to the base... it was rather freeing.

I Can't believe this gorgeous Stamp set leaves us in 5 days.

The Hello stamp is a Sale-a-Bration freebie, but was one of the sets that had a limited time period and would then be replaced with something new. Sky's the Limit stamp set is the other stamp that will be replaced on 15th Feb.

Sale-a-Bration items are a free gift with every $90 order, so make sure you don't miss grabbing these sets ASAP!!

Oh and don't forget that one of the freebies that you can choose in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue is the Specialty cards that match this awesome PL set. So you could choose to buy the PL bundle - Stamps, Card kit and Embellishments, then choose the Specialty cards as your freebie, Win, Win!!

Happy Crafting,

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Sunday, 7 February 2016

Can You Case It? #106 - Sketch Challenge

Hi guys, hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I'm kicking my crafting week off with a new card designed for the Can You Case It? team. This week we have an awesome sketch challenge for you all:

As soon as I saw this sketch, I just knew my Project Life cards would be absolutely perfect. Plus I had just received the new Project Life Bundle "Memories in the Making" which is in our current Occasions catalogue, plus I also got the matching cards (for FREE) from the Sale-a-Bration catty too.

The sentiment was made using the Hello stamp set (which is a SAB freebie but only until 15th Feb!) which I heat embossed on some watercolour paper. The little wooden arrow is from the Project Life Accessory kit, which is full of gorgeous little stickers, letters, washi tape and other awesome goodies.

The two cards behind the sentiment are from the Project Life kit itself and I just adored the colours in this kit. I had planned to just place the cards onto a plain white background, but it just wasn't working for me, so I grabbed the stamp set that you can buy with the cards and accessory kit in a bundle, and stamped my own patterned paper. Clever hey!!

These kits really are brilliant value for money and aren't just from scrapbookers or Project Lifers. They are perfect for a quick but still cute card.

So now it's over to you. Pop over to the CYCI? blog and take a look at what the other DT's have made and have ago yourself. I would love to see what you have created!!

Happy crafting,
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Saturday, 6 February 2016

BB8 Star Wars Card - Birthday Boy

Am I the only one who makes cards last minute??? Surely there are lots of us, who seem to always be running late on cards. Tomorrow is my big boys 6th Birthday and he had asked for a BB8 droid card. Now I did take a look online before hand to see if this was something I would be able to do and even though my punch art skills are terrible, I though "I've got this!!"

So here is my version of BB8 from Star Wars:

He's pretty neat isn't he!! Now I did show this to hubby and I asked him who he thought it was and straight away he said BB8 - Success!!

He's mostly made up of strips of paper and lots of different size circles (thank god for our Circle Framelits) I of course had to add some birthday balloons using our brilliant new balloon punch and the "Beep Boop Beep" was put together using the Back to Basic alphabet stamps.

So tomorrow, fingers crossed, I'll have one super happy 6 year old on my hands!

Happy Crafting,
Chlo x

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