Friday, 8 February 2013

Card Candy

 

Well, I have been busy sorting through my craft room.  I don’t know about you but sometimes it seems I am so busy that I can’t keep ahead of the game.  Well part of my mission this year is to try and be a little more organised and at least one step ahead of myself with things.  I need to use the same mission in my home life too.  For example, for some one who makes a whole ton of cards over the course of the year I like so many other crafters I know, always always always leave it to the last minute to either make a card for someone in particular or to send it out!  It’s awful, and I know it.  I should be so ahead of it.  So as I said that is part of this years game plan.

That also means, part of that is to bring you all those projects that you haven’t seen yet, any cards I use to go out with my orders, any projects I make ready for home parties, all my classes etc.  And this includes some of my previous projects that I haven’t shown you yet.

Well today is one that I did for a Card Candy swap back in November.  I know that seems so last year, but you still need to see them now don’t you?

They were designed as part of a swap arranged by the lovely Sara Rayner for those that were going to Convention.  Unfortunately, I was unable to go but Sara was gracious enough to be my Convention Buddy and took along my Card Candy and some swaps for me.

Here are the card candy.  I used the Tea Shoppe stamp set and used Early Espresso, Pool Party, Whisper White and Lucky Limeade as my colour theme.

This is them all nicely packaged up…

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The decoration on the top using the Large Oval and Apothecary Accents Framelits

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I used the teacup stamp and removed the handle to make this sugar bowl.

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I love this little cup.  I made the banner by cutting a strip of card and snipping out the and using my 1” square punch.  Clever little trick isn’t it?

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Another of the little cups coloured directly on to the stamp using my fabulous markers punched out using my circle punch and edged with a little touch of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

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The sentiment was stamped onto velum and punched out using the Modern label punch. 

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A pretty little flower again coloured directly onto the stamp using my markers. The pearl gives it a bit of “special”

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I stamped directly onto the drink stirrer in Early Espresso, tied a small strip of Spice Cake fabric and made some faux stitching on the Decorative Label

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As a little thank you I sent Sara this little card and note book.

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The card was made using the gorgeous Twitterpated Designer Series Paper as it’s background and the sentiment comes from the Tea Shoppe set.

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The notepad was decorated using the Bordering on Romance stamp set which co-ordinates beautifully with the Twitterpated papers.

Thanks for stopping by.   Until next time, Happy crafting.

 

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