Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

butterfly hello

"It's been so long now, but it seems that it was only yesterday. Ain't it funny how time slips away?"

Shocking, how time flies by while you're busy with quotidian things, isn't it? (All the apologies!) Things have been crazy here life-wise more and more good crazy, lately though. So... I figured I should finally pop out from under my rock to say hello and share a card!

This one is a simple one using some of my free ledger hexagon digital paper (that I touched up with a white gel pen to soften the lines and add tiny white dots for texture).

 There are two types: map & ledger...
with large, small, dark & light versions.

Other card details: The paper doily was dyed with black ink, spritzed it with Mr. Huey's Calico Shine spray, adhered with a glue stick and stitched it on with embroidery thread.

The butterfly was heat embossed using this Memory Box stamp (coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils and detailed with white gel pen and Copic multiliner.)

'Cocoa Bean Butterfly'

And the 'hello' speech bubble is an old fave,

Hope the world is treating you wonderfully.
& I hope to catch up with you again soon,


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I 'Mustache' You a Question...

mustache you a question card

Confession, I'm a little a lot  tech-challenged. Case in point:

This particular pun-riddled card is one that I made a 'print and cut card kit' for, in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software, but when I got my new computer my custom files and my custom patterns wouldn't transfer with the new updates to the software (only the ones I bought in the Silhouette store).

So... long story short, as soon as I have access to my PC again I'll be sure to share my chevron cut file from last week and this card kit - in case anyone wants to throw together a quick and unforgivably punny card. (That should be in just a few days). And one of these days I'll figure out how to transfer all the other files.

Here's the inside of the card:

mustache you INSIDE

The mustachio'ed  smiley face was cut out of white cardstock (it cuts the mustache out of the circle): To add colour to him I just used Mustard Seed Distress Ink. That was backed with another circle with the mustache detail in Pumice Stone Distress Ink & doodled lines of black Sharpie marker. His eyes were added with the sharpie too:

mustache you a question doodle detail

You might remember this mustache paper (and overlay) from earlier days. It's one of my free printable paper sets and is available here in zip flies, if you like it:

... in many hues on white:

Mustaches (on white) - free printable paper SAMPLE
 ...and in solid too:

 Mustaches (solid antique graph paper) - free printable paper SAMPLE

Hope you're having an incredible week!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CAS Chevron 'Hello' card

Another simple 'Hello' card today. It was cut on the Silhouette and I used some of my digital papers under the chevron cuts:

 chevron hello

Here are the free digital patterns that I used (linked on Flickr)

Floral Vine (Lemon) low-contrast:


And here's the whole Floral Vine monochromatic paper set.


And here's the whole Tiny Stars (solid colour) set.


And the whole Christmas Paper set here.

This digital work is offered up for free, but mainly for personal use or handmade sale items only.
Please do not use these to make digital papers or kits for sale, nor mass produced items.
If you have any questions, please be sure to read my terms of use here or email me. Thanks!

I tried out a new speedy cheat for stitching the sentiment (it's half real sewing with needle and thread for the texture and half gel pen faux-stitching):

chevron hello - half real half faux stitching

It's a bit of a time saver, but you still get the texture from the real needle & thread stitches.

....and that's all she wrote. ;)

Happy Creating!

P.S. There's a tutorial for how to download the papers from Flickr, here, if you're curious.