Sunday, 27 April 2014

Aurora Wings - Star Dancer Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

I would like to share an Aurora Wings - Star Dancer card with you today, I made it for a friends birthday on the 30th April, hope she doesn't visit my blog before she gets the card...

I have used American Craft card stock cut with a Spellbinders Grand circles die for the shape of the card, the DP is Maja Design "Crea Diem" Blomstra which is very delicate and one of my favourites.
The Aurora wings image was printed onto X-Press-it Blending card and coloured with Copic markers, I have used a little Windsor & Newton watercolour on the background to highlight the dancer.
The swirls are Magnolia Doohickeys dies, the Roses were cut from card stock with a Cheery Lyn Design "Gardenia Strip" die (which I managed to get recently) I added colour to the roses with Versa Color "Baby Blue" ink, everything had a touch of this very lovely blue ink. The Eiffel Tower was cut with a Cottage Cutz die, the Butterflies are Spellbinders "Les Papillions Two" dies and lastly the tag on the inside of the card is Magnolia Doohickeys "So wrapped Swirly" die.

I have used the strip from the bottom part of a Maja Design DP "Vintage Spring Basics" to give the border of Guipure lace a little shape, it says "April" Enjoy the beauty of the Season which I thought was quite lovely even though in this part of the world it is Autumn!

Almost forgot and lots of Ranger Star Dust Stickles too!

I am quite pleased with this card and really must remember to 'list' the items I use on my cards then I don't have to get them all out again so that I can detail what I have used every time I put a new post on my blog LOL!

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenge:

Face Book - The New Aurora Wings Showcase Blog 

Until next, take care and Happy Crafting xx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Aurora Wings - Goddess of Biro

Hello everyone,

Happy Easter to you, where ever you are.

I would like to share a card today, it is the "Goddess of Biro" Aurora Wings by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.

I loved this image as soon as I saw it, it has taken me a few weeks to decide how to create a card, the image was really good fun to colour with my Copic markers, I've cut a pattern from my Silhouette Cameo to go round the edge and coloured this with Versa Color inks and a dauber to try and pick up the colours I used in the Goddess's arm's. The flowers are Spellbinders Shapeabilities Aster Flower Topper which I coloured with the same Versa Color inks I used on the card edge and lots of Ranger Star Dust Stickles.

Sorry this has been a very quick post!!!

I couldn't decide which background I liked the best so Ive added them both!

I would like to enter the following Challenge:

Until next time, stay safe and happy crafting..

Monday, 14 April 2014

Princess Dress with Wings

Hi again,

I just wanted to share another card I have made for my granddaughters 5th birthday.

This was a shape from my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out two of the dress shapes, one is card stock the top one cut from X-Press it card so that I could use my Copic markers on it.  I punched out little flowers and added them to the side and bottom of the dress after stencilling dots on it, the swirl is Magnolia Doohickeys, and so is the Dragon fly, the large butterfly is a Marianne Design CR1205 die I added to the back of the dress. The butterflies on the top left & bottom right are Spellbinders Les Papillion Two.  

I was really pleased with how it turned out.  When my elder daughter saw it she wants one in blue for her birthday in August, so already I can see it is going to be a favourite, to make for lots of occasions.

Until next, take care, happy crafting

Aurora Wings - Ballerina Kitten - Swan Lake

Hi everyone,

I have an Aurora Wings birthday card that I made yesterday for my youngest grand daughter to give to her sister who will be 5 years old on Easter Saturday.

As you can see I have taken 2 different shots both within minutes of each other with my Olympus E-PL5 camera, the white background has more shadows but the blue background makes the card stand out more - or I think it does, your comments on these would be appreciated as I have yet to make/get a photo tent to help with the photography!

I have used American card stock, the card shape is cut with Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Grand Big Scalloped Circles also embossed with M-Bossabilities Dainty Dots folder, Floral Ovals dies.  I printed the image on to X-Press it blending card and coloured Ballerina Kitten with Copic markers. I used a Memory Box "Flowering Vine Border" which was cut in 3 pieces, coloured with Copics and placed around the oval, a Magnolia Doohickeys "So Wrapped Swirly" die with the number 5 on it, a Spellbinders Les Papillion die for the butterfly also a piece of organza ribbon from my stash.  Oh, and lots of Ranger Star Dust stickles...

I would like to enter this card in the FaceBook Aurora Wings Birthday Card Challenge.

Take care until next time, 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Aurora Wings Gardenia Anniversary Card

Hi everyone,

I would like to share an Aurora Wings Gardenia card that I made for my daughter's anniversary last month.

This would have put it on my blog sooner but silly me I forgot to take a photo of it, can you believe that!!

I wanted a softer look for this gorgeous image, so with my Copic markers I began on her hair first, the rest of the colouring seemed to chose itself after that. I've used Ranger Star Dust stickles on her hair and a Clear Gelly Roll pen around her eyes to add shimmer (love that pen) its very delicate.

On the American CS I've inked a Prima Stencil #564320 with Orchid Versa colour ink to give the background some definition. The image is cut with a Spellbinders Grand circles die, also Spellbinders Ornate Square die cut in two pieces and put one top right and one lower left under the Prima flowers with tucked in Magnolia Doohickeys Vintage leaves edged with Green Tea Versa colour ink. The lace is from my stash I was pleased I had enough to go around the circle.

I love colouring images and having superb images like Mitzi Sato-Wiuff it is a real pleasure, thank you Mitzi for sharing..

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenge:

Until next time, happy crafting,

Male Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

Well, I think Autumn is finally here, its raining and cool today.. yay!

I wanted to share a card that I made a few weeks ago for a friend, its not rock science this time round.

Cream American craft card stock which I dry embossed with a Spellbinders M-Bossing folder Dainty dots, Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die with Ranger Crackle Accents, for the centre circle I've used Stampendous Aged Ivory Fran-tage embossing enamel and two Scrapmatts sentiments.  I applied fran-tage to the edging pieces of the clocks and adhered them to the corners to give the card a little dimension.

Sometimes it can be hard to make a male card but I was quite pleased with this one, hope it gives you a few ideas.

Until next time, 

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