Friday, April 01, 2011

Happy Aprils Fools Day

Hey Everyone,

April 1st already.. how did that happen? Who is stealing the year?? Apologies for not blogging (or joining the challenge blog last week but real life does sometimes get in the way of my crafting life especially with 2 small children.

But I am back this week and boy was it a toughie! We were set the challenge to not use any printed backing papers.

I decided to have a go with alcohol inks first.. hmm well all that happened was I got covered in Ink and made nothing that was even remotely showable! so I decided to scrap that and stick to my simple style.

I used the fabulous new Polkadoodles CD.. A Double Sprinkle of Kraft. I absolutely adore this CD its so cute, and the papers Nikky has designed are just brilliant so it was so tough not to use them!

 I love the two alphabets that are featured on this CD and it so great that they are PNG files so you can layer them up before printing. I did just that and grouped together some numbers to make my own backing paper. I simply printed out my custom made paper and matted it on pink card. I added a strip of card and some ribbon. Then added a larger cut out 21 as a topper.

 As usual I got a bit glitter happy with my Kuretake Wink of Stella Clear pen - I cant wait till they are released as this one is showing signs of running out now thru overuse and I am worried I may get withdrawal symptoms

Check out the Polkadoodle blog for more inventive ideas without using designer papers, and why not check out the shop for the new CD, there are matching promarker sets too.. what are you waiting for?

It was also my final post as a Fiskars UK Design team member this week. I made something a bit different with a circle stepper card.

It also used the A Double Sprinkle Of Kraft CD and .. yep you guessed it, the Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen! Check out the Glitter on this one!

  Full how-to instructions can be seen here...

Can I also say a huge thanks to two lovely ladies on twitter @Lollipopdaisy and @CalamityJane09. Over the last couple of days they have taken the time to show me the beautiful paper flower bouquets they have made using my instructions from the April Issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. Thank you ladies, its an amazing feeling to think that I have inspired another crafter to make something and your projects are both stunning.


sari said...

2 such gorgeous card!! Absolulty stunning both of them,!!!

josie2010 said...

Tracie, yet again you leave me speechless! Well not totally because I do have to say that your cards yet again are stunning! I want to turn 21 again just so you can send me that card! hehe... if only I could turn 21 again!
The owl card is beautiful! I love the way you put things together! It just fits!
mwah xxxx

Saskia said...

Wow! Great cards!! You're sooooo creative!!!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)