Hip Hip Hooray!

i couldn’t be more proud of my daughter for earning her second degree; this is a spinning graduation cap tag i created to attach to a gift for her graduation party.graduation spinning cap tagi painted the lawn fawn smart cookie stamp graduation cap with my favourite black watercolour paint from sennelier and purple paint for the tassel then used the coordinating die.

i die cut two lawn fawn stitched circle tags: one from the spring fling paper pad and one white cardstock for the back that i stamped with ‘you’re one smart cookie’ from the smart cookie stamp set.

the slide on over circle die set was used for the interactive element; i stamped the sentiment from the tiny tag saying birthday stamp set, and layered with three pieces of yellow foam to create the channel. some of the foam needs to be trimmed from the edges to allow room for the penny/disc to move and spin the cap as it travels along the channel.

i’m playing along with the current LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 54 – PERFECT FOR PARTIES.

thanks for popping by.

Penny Black And More July – enjoy!

card with two hedgehogs carrying a present, a die cut enjoy sentiment and two die cut pennant borders at the top
it’s the first sunday of the month, so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge; we’d like to see dies and punches on your creations. for my DT card i coloured these cute hedgies with distress ink pads and used the memory box lower case alphabet and banner dies, while the little butterfly is a MS punch. there are some fabulous prizes from sponsors Penny Black, Whiff of Joy, Flonz, and Stix2 and remember that you can use any company’s images to play along, just no digis please. check out the challenge blog for some inspiration from my teamies and the rules – hope you’ll play along. thanks for popping by.

ETA: i’m submitting this card to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

A Banner Day

blue card with it's your special day sentiment on a circle and a banner at the top
making a clean and simple card using banners for the paper players challenge was definitely a challenge, so i really enjoyed making this card – besides, it went together quickly since i didn’t colour anything. i used the whimsy circle pennants dies for the banner, a penny black sentiment popped on foam squares and punched stars. i cut the banner behind the circle by hand.

i’m also entering this into the anything goes theme at the whimsy stamps challenge. thanks for popping by.

Penny Black and More – London Celebrates

card with penny black london calling image and confetti in red, blue and white
it’s the first sunday of the month and this is my DT card for the penny black and more challenge; this month’s theme is London Celebrates in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics. my mother-in-law was a war bride from england and if she were still with us she’d be following all the festivities. i coloured this cute penny black image, ‘london calling,’ with distress inks, made confetti from leftover punched bits and made a flag pole for the banner. you’ll want to see the rest of the Design Team’s very creative cards and remember you don’t have to use a penny black image to play along for a chance to win some fabulous prizes from Penny Black, Stampalot, Crimson Cloud and Crafts U Love. thanks for popping by.