Two projects to post today - first
Magical Monday with TMITA/PCC has rolled around again and this week Nina is sharing this beautiful bear.....I just love the expressions Nina gives all her images.
I got to choose the challenge this week and asked that you use the image for a Valentine gift tag with some stitching included somewhere. It could be hand or machine stitching or even faux stitching drawn on your project.
I got the Pazzle out to have a play and designed this shaped tag from scratch, (can't tell you how pleased I was). It's cut twice from some red card.
The layer of dp is stitched all around with just some punched lace at the bottom. My stitched ribbon covers the join and I added the silver heart charm to finish off this section.
The bear was sized and printed onto Pure Luxury pure white card and cut using a Spellbinder Classic Oval die. I lightly coloured the rim of the oval.
The scalloped oval was cut from the same red card as the tag.
My bear is coloured with Copics and I used a Spellbinder heart die to cut the raised heart.
The sentiment was hand written.
I've attached some Mulberry paper roses and punched some fern to sit under these. Some heart embellishments are tucked into the spray and one heart gem was added to finish the front.
Once this was completed I attached the second tag to the back to cover the stitching.
Hope you're not put off making this tag - remember it could always be the centrepiece of a card!
If you play along with us this week and are the randomly picked winner this is what you could win............... Just in time for all those Valentine projects.
I'm really looking forward to seeing your projects this week .
I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:
The second card is for Andrea's CAS sketch challenge SS300110 as well as a couple of other challenges in blogland this week.
For those who don't know Andrea she is Annabella Stamps an Australian Company from Melbourne. Those of you who visit regularly will have seen some of my cards in both Andreas blog CAS challenge and the Annabelle Stamp Bling Sketch challenge. You should come and join in the fun. You can use any stamps, though naturally Andrea would love it if you tried some of hers!! I have they're some of the best clear stamps I've used. Enough rambling from me........... Here's my card:
I sat down after the Men's final tennis match last night and made this card and I'm really pleased with it. Soft and pretty........ I'll admit there's SU stamp (Sassy Stems) SU paper too!
I coloured the flowers and vase with Copic markers the dp is from my box of scraps (sorry).
Base card is GKD Pure Luxury in pure white. I added 3 Kaisercraft pink gems and a button from my stash, which has a length of soft pink ribbon threaded though the buttonholes and tied in a bow.
You might just see that I added a row of punched out daisies on the inside of this card - I am trying to decorate a bit more than the front of my cards this year!
Hope you will join in with Andrea's challenge, she has very kindly added 2 lots of yummy candy for two randomly picked winners. I've given you the links above and for Annabella Stamps, click here to check out all the stamps, bling etc that Andrea has available.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Andrea's Stamping Moments - SS300110 sketch
Spoon Full of Sugar - Freestyle
Cute card Thursday - Blooming gorgeous
Thanks for dropping by ............Till next time..........