Thursday, August 1, 2013

Docrafts Tatty Teddy easel birthday card

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

It's been beautifully sunny and mild today where I live and even though it is still technically winter, I can sense that spring is just around the corner.  I had about 15 minutes of "me time" at lunchtime and sat in the sun reading a cardmaking magazine - oh, it was BLISS and so good for my soul!

The card I am sharing today was for my daughter's 10th birthday earlier in July.  She loves Tatty Teddy (as do I) so I was especially pleased when Docrafts brought out their Tatty Teddy range of designer papers, decoupage, pre-coloured toppers and sentiment panels, ribbons etc. etc. - everything that you need to make your own Tatty Teddy cards.   Because it is a little while since they brought out this particular range, I was lucky enough to pick up a few packs on special at the Picture to Page Scrapbook show in May - yay me!

I really went to town with the Easel Card as you can see and tried to make it as pretty and as sparkly as I could.  The main image, designer papers and sentiment panel are all from the 'Especially for you' A4 decoupage pack.

Just as an aside, if you are feeling confused as to what is decoupage and what is paper tole:  paper tole is also known as 3D decoupage so technically, both names are correct. Where I live, we call the layering of cut images together paper tole (well, that is what my teacher called it when I did a course at a local community centre) and when I  did decoupage at the same centre, we cut out intricate images, glued them onto a painted wooden item, then added about 50 layers of lacquer over the top so you ended up with this beautiful, glossy surface and you couldn't feel the edges of the images because of all the lacquer on top (and it took forever to do - all that waiting for the lacquer to dry and the sanding inbetween layers - but it looked amazing in the end).  I find it a little confusing but I guess it is really just semantics when it is all boiled down!

The main image came diecut so it was super-easy to just pop the pieces together with dimensionals.  The pink lace doily was diecut using a Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die and my Big Shot.  The pink diecut heart is a Memory Box Sofia Heart die and I added some tiny pink Molossi gemstones to all the flower centres on the heart.  

If you have a close peek, you might see that I tied on a silver charm underneath the ribbon bow on the back card panel.  On the back of the charm, it says 'Made with love'.  The ribbons were attached in 2 separate elements and both bows were made using my Bow Easy.  I added some Fray Stop to the cut ends of the ribbon to stop them from fraying.  The pink paper roses are from Enthaily Wholesale (Australian company).  Because the roses had a yellowy-green calyx underneath them, I removed that part because it didn't match my colour scheme and looked pretty awful.  Instead, I diecut a star from the Light Awesome Aqua cardstock and glued that underneath the flower - which looked much nicer.

The sentiment panel is up on dimensionals and I used 3 pink Sparklets (an EBay purchase) to hold the back panel in place.  The Sparklets were glued on using Crafter' Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.  The pink diecut corners on the bottom panel are a Cuttlebug Vintage corner die (I used my Cuttlebug for diecutting them as I don't know the correct sandwich for my Big Shot).  I added 3 tiny pink Molossi gem stones to each corner of the Vintage diecuts.

I went crazy with the Kindyglitz Crystlina glitter glue all over the card which I know is a little hard to see in the photo but believe me when I say that most parts of the card are glittered LOL!

On my next post, I will share the knitted Cat Bookmark and a felt Owl Egg Cosy that I made for my daughter.  I have a great passion for knitting and making small projects with felt but just run out of time to share it all here on my blog, but I hope to be able to share more of these and other crafts with you.  I have my finger in so many crafty pies and my hands are always busy with something - I just can't seem to keep them still!

Before I go, I thought I would share a photo of my cat Ruby.  I was trying to take a close-up of her pretty face and her beautiful green eyes but she didn't like the camera being so close - and this is the result.........

Should I be scared.................LOL!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  None

Ink:  None

Designer paper, Main Image and Sentiment Panel:  Docrafts 'Me to You' (Tatty Teddy) - Especially for you A4 decoupage pack

Accessories:  Memory Box Sofia Heart die, Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily DL102 die, Cuttlebug Vintage corner die, My Favorite Things Die-namics star die, Cuttlebug and Big Shot machines, silver charm, pink paper roses (Enthaily Wholesale - Australia), light teal organza ribbon, Fray Stop, Bow Easy, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, dimensionals, tiny pink gemstones - Molossi Australia, pink Sparklets - EBay, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, Perfect Layers Tools, cardstock - pink, Colormates light awesome aqua


Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card and a remarkable photograph :o)
Jackie xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ha ha and Ruby no likeee huh:D

but I love that superb, beary nice card - Jobear you really excelled yourself!!
.. and am sure DD LOVED it, too..
.. praying much for you, you have been on my heart, lately not well so have had more time to pray.. love

Anonymous said...

A very pretty and sparkly card and just perfect for a 10 year old, Jocelyn! I'm sure your daughter loved it - I know my granddaughter would!!

Making things with felt is something I want to try so I look forward to seeing your makes.

Lol, your kitty does look scary on that photo!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the cute image and wonderful detailing.
A wonderful photo of Ruby!
Thanks for you recent comments on my cards too.
Sue xx

Merry said...

Another fantastic card. I bet your daughter loved it. That certainly is a close up of your cat....her eyes are pretty. Can't wait to see the knitted bookmark...not something I have seen before...I don't think.

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