Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday Gretel

Hi guys, back again with another creation for you all. Wondering why I'm even home on this glorious Saturday? It's my week off from netball, we have 10 in our team (only need 7 on court) so each week 1 or 2 of us have the week off, this is my first week off - and already I'm loving having my Saturday back to myself! Plus - it's once again way to warm to be running around!

I wanted to ink up this gorgeous Swiss Pixie Stamp that I got from Bizzy Bec. Bec currently has 35% off CC Designs Stamps, click the link from the Store Home Page or in the left sidebar. I didn't actually see this sweetie there, so contact Bec to see if she can get her in for you.
I've followed this weeks Anyone for Anya & Friends? Sketch...

 

I don't have any large dies so I made my die cut shape by first cutting a scrap piece of paper to the same size as my card. The I folded it in half, then half again. Then fold that square into a triangle shape, keeping all the folds on the same side. I just drew up a little diagram so you can see what I'm talking about!!

I actually drew around the edge of my DP with a black marker rather than matting it.. added some faux stitching, never seem to think to add it to my cards, and I love the result! Would be lovely to own a REAL sewing machine. So I did the same around my image, which matched perfectly with the stitched ribbon I got from Bec's yonks ago!!

Just found out my netball team lost.. and the 'mothers' (those of us with kids) have been just a little bit shafted by our coach, 2 of them didn't get full games and it was my week off. Dodgy! Okay, had better go.. oh, I've also used the Cherry Border Embossing Die from CC Designs, think it would be my fave if the cherries actually cut out from the page!
So entering this weeks Anyone for Anya & Friends - Sketch
Enjoy your weekend ♥

Image: CC Designs - Swiss Pixies - Birthday Gretel
Sentiment: Stampin Up!
Medium: Pebbles Chalks
Papers: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Stickles, Gems & ribbon from Becs.

8 comments:

Autumn said...

Sooo cute Loz and I just adore this stamp!! I never would have guessed you used a black marker to outline your paper, great job with that!! Great job with your shape too, I'm not sure mine come out that well on my cricut! Glad you are enjoying your day off, sorry your team lost, hope the rest of your weekend is great!!
xxAutumn

Alicia said...

This looks sensational! I love how you did the black outline and the stitching...and I cant believe you drew that shape yourself! All very clever I say!
Alicia xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card!

Marie-Anne

Jacilynn said...

oh, i really love this color combo. What a sweet card. love it!

Mandy said...

Hey hun your card is absolutely gorgeous Loz, love that sparkle girl :)
Get yourself over to Simon Says Stamp Hayley has won the childrens challenge woo hoo, tell her well done from me :)

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the image and colours you have used and your paper is perfect! And I love how you have made the die cut shape! Thank you for the lovely comment you left me and good luck to you:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Fran said...

Love the card and what a great way to make the background shape without a die (I don't have many shape dies)

Hey... did you see who won the simon sayd kids challenge.... :)

Jackie Thomas said...

This is fantastic Loz. How clever are you to come up with that. It looks perfect. I love the colours you've used also.
Hugs xo Jackie