Sunday, August 18, 2013

Forever Friends Kraft Notes - 2 cards

Hi blogging friendsFrom Millan.Net

The weather has been absolutely crazy where I live:  days and days of extremely windy weather and I am just so tired of it and ready to move onto Spring.  I have been looking like the Abominable Snow-woman dressed in layers of clothes when I have had to venture out - yet I was still feeling like an iceberg as the wind has been so bitterly cold!  Somewhere in my travels, I have picked up a yucky virus and feeling pretty blah so only going out when I absolutely have to. 

I guess the up-side is that I have been very busy in my craft room and I am sharing 2 cards today:  the first card is a birthday card I made for my great-niece's 8th birthday and the second card is a Friendship/Get Well/Support card for a friend. 

I have been very good with using my stash of designer papers this year but when I saw the Forever Friends Kraft Notes range released by Docrafts earlier this year, I couldn't help myself:  I thought the range was so pretty and of course, being a teddy-bear lover, well.......need I say more LOL!!  And here is the result:


The main image is a topper from the A4 diecut toppers set.  As you can see, I added a couple of pink rhinestones to the flower centres and a pink button to the larger flower centre.  The buttons were glued on with Crafter's Pick Incredibly tacky glue.  I diecut a flower using a Die-namics Daisy die and only glued down the centre so I could bend the petals up then glued on another pink button.

All the layers were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.  Kept everything very simple so it was a nice quick card.

By the way:  the pink layer between the kraft cardstock and designer paper is a sheet of pink paper from the Kraft Notes paper pad.

Whilst I still had all my gorgeous stash out, I made a 2nd card which I am giving to a very special lady who is currently undergoing some medical treatment and thought that the Teddy with the heart seemed to be the perfect image to say:  "Sending hugs and much love as you journey through your treatment".


The main image is from the Kraft Notes diecut A4 Decoupage - Special Day set.  Because everything was diecut, it was very easy to pop the pieces out and put them together with dimensionals. 

The sentiment is a freebie from an issue of Quick Cards Made Easy (from a couple of years ago) and I simply layered it onto light teal cardstock and hand-trimmed the border.  The hole was punched using a 3/16" circle punch.

Challenges:

I am entering my first card in the following challenges -

Papertake Weekly Challenge of Occasion-ally where you are to make a card for an occasion such as birthday, wedding, christening etc. 

Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use It Challenge WT427 of May Flowers where you are to use a flower on your card.  There is no time limit to play SCS challenges and this challenge is from 16th May.

And I am entering both cards in the Crafty Creations Challenge of 'Make 2' where you need to make two cards, two tags, two scrapbook pages, two gift bags, two pieces of jewellery, etc . . . any type of craft is acceptable, as long as you "Make Two" (they don't have to be identical but they should have either the same style, colours, papers, images or pattern).


Thanks for stopping by! 

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Card No. 1 -

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer paper:  Docrafts Forever Friends Kraft Notes

Accessories:  Main image from Docrafts Forever Friends Kraft Notes A4 diecut toppers, Perfect Layers tools, Big Shot, My Favorite Things Die-namics Daisy die, twine by Doodlebug Valentines assortment, Fray Stop, pink buttons from stash, pink sewing thread, Crafter's Pick Incredibly tacky glue, tiny pink rhinestones by Molossi, cardstock - kraft

Punch:  EK Success Abstract Flower

Card No. 2 -

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer Paper:  Docrafts Forever Friends Kraft Notes

Accessories:  Docrafts Forever Friends Kraft Notes A4 decoupage pack - Special Day, dimensionals, twine by Doodlebug Valentines assortment, Perfect Layers Tools, Fray Stop, pink pearl - Hero Arts CH173 Hearts Accents pearls, sentiment - freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy magazine, cardstock - kraft, light teal

Punches:  EK Success Abstract Flower, Carl CP-1 3/16" circle


5 comments:

Heather G said...

These are so adorable...and to think this is the first time you joined us at Crafty Creations (it was the first time I hosted a challenge, so we both have firsts this week LOL). So glad you linked up your cards. I read your bio, and I'm a lot like you: don't sell my cards...just make them for fun and to give away (I also teach free cardmaking classes to a group of retired ladies). I hope to see you again in our challenges. They are a LOT of fun. Good luck and maybe you'll win some free Stamp Fairy images.
--Heather G, DT member

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, sorry to hear you are poorly, hope you feel better soon.

Wow, two super cute cards - I love bears too!

Liz x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just wunnerful Jobear!!
.... and yes think of you every time see all the horrid weather coming in across Vic from SA and pray for you all in it!!

.. may it change soon, we are so dry and sunny here funny country isn't it Blog hugs and many prayers, Shaz in Oz.x
PS can see why you succumbed to the ultra cute cardstock, well done!!

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous card Jocelyn. Here's you waiting for Spring to arrive and me looking forward to Autumn :o)
Jackie xx

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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