Sunday, 17 July 2011

Good morning!

Firstly, I'd like to say a big Hi! and thank you to all those of you who came over to see us at Craft-Llandudno, yesterday.  The weather in the morning was atrocious, but we had some lovely feedback for the samples and a chat to some new people, so once again, thanks!  As promised Norma, here's the instructions on how to make the large rugby cup card -
Open the rugby sentiments page and click on the snapshot tool (a little camera) in your toolbar - if the snapshot tool is not visible on your toolbar, go to Tools on the top menu bar, then Customize Toolbars - scroll down the list to near the bottom, where the Snapshot Tool is and click to put a tick in the little box next to it and click OK. Now, click on the little camera (Snapshot Tool), then click and drag with your left mouse button to highlight one of the trophys :
A message will appear that says the area has been copied (unless you have told it not to show this message previously)  Click on the print icon, then go into your printer properties and alter the paper size to A5, set your image quality and media type, then click OK.  In the main print window, ensure that the Page Scaling is set to 'Fit to Printable area'  this will stretch the image to fit as large as possible on the paper size that you have chosen (A5).  You should now see in the preview window that the trophy image fills the paper, click OK to print.  Cut out, then ink the edges and add glitter.  The topper is from the rugby decoupage sheet.  Hope this helps, Norma and well done you for making cards to raise money for our brave lads, through 'Help for Heroes'!

So, onto today's card - out came one of my stamps from Simon Says Stamp, again, this time it was Bernadette admiring the Spring flowers...
...I love the colours on this one, really fresh and summery.  The backing papers were made from a pack of paper serviettes that I got from Tesco!  I separated the layers (3 in all) and used the top ply, which was the brightly coloured layer for my main paper, then the second ply had a much more subtle pattern, which I used as a complimentary paper.  I coloured Bernadette with Promarkers and decoupaged her for more dimension (I'm lovin' this technique)...
...the rose and rosebuds were from WOC and the silk gypsophilia flowers are from Hobbycraft, coloured with Promarkers...
...I created the sentiment myself in PS and cut out and layered with circle and eyelet circle nesties.  The wired organza ribbon was also coloured to match the scheme and makes a lovely plush bow.  My Nellie ribbon border and fancy corner added some interest, then I finished with pearl accents and a touch of Glamourdust.  The inside of the card is decorated to compliment the front...
...I'll be putting this card in my design shop for sale later.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Anything goes!
Free & Easy
Yoyr favourite Cupcake Challenge
(Mine is challenge 33 a colour combo)


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lisa, what a beautiful card. The image is so sweet and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Mephisto said...

sweet card.
Thanks for joining us by SimonSaysStamp!


Fleur said...

Lovely cards, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

fabulous card lisa.adorable image and i love your beautiful pretty colours and details :D

xx coops xx

Vicki said...

Hi Lisa, love your card, it's so pretty!


MarikaVaan said...

WOW.Just wonderful. Beautiful colors and wonderful detail. Thank you for joining SAM challenge.
Hugs New DT Marika

scotspanda said...

wow what a fab idea to use the two layers of the serviette! gorgeous card :o)

thanks for being free n easy with us this week at Allsorts



Nadell said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Nadell