Sunday, 26 August 2012

How I made my 'N is for Netting' Layout III

This formidable looking character is called Eliza Sharp and she is a distant relative born in 1836. I discovered her through my family tree research via Genes Reunited and was sent this photograph.
I decided to make a layout with the photo as my page for the August Design Team this month.

We are scraplifting this delightful layout by 2Dogs

I used Webster's Pages - Everyday Poetry collection - die cut, Glorious Day and Little Bird Told Me.

and a piece of brown lace trim from the same collection

And this is what I did:
With the die cut paper and Douglas Fir Bazzill, I cut and added strips of cardstock around the edges and trimmed them with scallop edge scissors.  
I cut images from patterned papers, choosing all the cages, 2 butterflies, the bird, blossom branch and the butterfly chart.
From the rest of the Little Bird paper I cut 2 circles – 4” and 5”. Then I cut 2 more circles from Scout Card about 1.5” bigger than the others. I used a Martha Stewart corner punch to decorate the Scout circles, creating a lacy edge.  
I inked the circles and mounted paper circles onto card circles then placed them on to the layout where required. I mounted the photo over larger circle.
I stuck a 3” strip of lace to the top left corner and ‘hung’ a cage from it – using 3D foam pads to attach to the layout. Then added the other cages to the bottom right of the layout. Then I arranged the other items to the page. 
For each net bow, I took a 12” piece of netting and tie in a bow and stick to the page with glue.I cut the lettering with Cricut and stuck to layout.

Finally I decorate the lettering and scalloped border with the mint green liquid pearls, adding little dots to create the effect of a pearl swirl over the top right of the photo and onto the layout.

some close up photos:


The second bow. 

For more information please go the the 'N is for Netting' post.
The challenge runs until 5th September.

Thanks for Looking
Lynn x

Saturday, 25 August 2012

September Sneak Peek

Here is a quick peek at what we have planned for you on 1st September.

Got any ideas as to what the technique will be? Not very difficult this time.
Do come back on 1st September to find out and see the complete DT layouts.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Winners of the July Card Challenge

Marion Emberson of Sugar and Spice Crafts has selected the winners for the July card making challenge which was to use heat embossing on your cards.

Marion said "I'm going to go for............... SUSAN, the embossed image was great it was also good to see a masculine card.

and for second prize ANN"

Well done ladies, please email us with your details and we will arrange for your prize to be sent to you.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

How I made by N for Netting page II - Linda

I traced the cut-out onto the Douglas Fir bazzill then cut about 5mm larger.
Both edges were distressed then mounted onto the Scout bazzill which was gutted to 1".

I cut elements from the patterned papers first so I knew I had the pieces I wanted to use then cut a circle from the yellow paper remnant. I wanted to create a "lace" border so I punched scalloped ovals from the striped papers and added them under the edge.
The Smaller circle and scalloped border were from punches.

I cut and layered the butterflies I had cut out and as one was only partial, placed that one underneath.
The netting was a 6" wide strip which I have stapled either side of the page then tied a knot one side.
I used the excess along with left-over papers to cut flowers with the Tim Holtz Tattered florals die.
These were inked and layered as below then liquid pearls added to the centre.

I added dots of liquid pearls around the edge of the die cut shape for extra definition and created some swirls too.

My title "girl" was cut with the Cricut Art Nouveau cartridge, the letters "My" I wrote onto scraps and cut into rectangles.

These are the papers used, you can see where I have cut the bird cages and other elements from:

This is our sketch and the lovely original by Toni:

Still time to enter!


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Your Cards for August

Hi there all, I can't believe we have an entry already, but we do!

This pretty baby card arrived today from:


Well done Sharon, who will be next?...

JANET ....

.... closely followed by

another one from

and another from





Please check back to the August Card Challenge post of 15/08/12
for details.

Updated 18:44 14/09/12

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

August Card Challenge - Lili of the Valley - Two's Company

This month our Sponsor is the talented Bev Rochester for Lili of the Valley

The prize for the winner is a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in the Lili of the Valley online store

The theme is 'Two's Company' so we challenge you to use images with couples, doubles or pairs to make a card this month.
Here is some inspiration from the Design Team's - all created using the latest LOTV stamp images.




The challenge will run until the 15th September and we look forward to seeing your entries.
Please comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured.
Please be kind and turn word verification OFF - thank you.

If you don't have a blog please send us an email with an image of your card attached - address in sidebar.

If you don't see your image here straight away, please bear with us. We will try to edit the post with your entries at least once a day.
Unfortunately the prize is available to UK residents only but please feel free to take part anyway, it's always lovely to see your cards.

For more inspiration please look at the following links: 
  Our thanks to Lili of the Valley for sponsoring this challenge.
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge blog
Ideas to inspire blog &
Bev's Blog