Sunday 5 February 2012

There's no place like home


Today I want to share with you a card I made couple of days ago. It was too difficult to take a decent photo what with the awful weather lately! Well, yesterday was a good opportunity to take photos, but I was away on a crafty day at Aegina island, advancing with the crochet baby blanket no. 2. Thank you girls for the amazing company and our hostess for being so amazingly welcoming... Is it wrong envying her for living in Aegina???

Anyways... back to the card. I managed to make a few photos that are edible today, so here is the card:

I enjoyed so much making this card... and I'm happy with that, I was a bit concerned what with the layouts I was making lately ;o) But I had to use one of my favourite stamps I got lately from Purple Onion and Stephanie Ackerman. Aren't they lovely?

So, the inspiration came from Lily Pad Cards challenge that asks us to use pattern paper. You can get more inspiration by their amazing design team here.

So I used new and old paper pads (one paper pad was so "old" that I cannot find it anymore in the usual online stores... what is their lifecycle really???) and I enjoyed so much doing a lot of paper piecing, one of my favourite techniques. This time I had to cut too many details, but I wanted to try my new EK Success - Cutter Bee Scissors which is supposed to do great job when cutting details.

I'll tell you one thing: It is highly recommended... but keep it out of reach of children! I cut everything I wanted, with details, without destroying or crashing the paper, very quickly... but I also cut a bit my finger without even noticing, this is how well it cuts! Luckily it has a protective cover for when it is not used, so even if you do have children, you can have it with your craft tools ;ο)

The sketch is from Young Crafters Unite #6 latest challenge, asking us this time to use the following sketch:

And some close-ups:

For the cloud I used white flock which, luckily, wasn't as messy as I was afraid. As usual, I used Glossy Accent for the sun.

I hope you like it!

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Dolly Daydreams said...

hi Natasha, another beauty from you, you are so nifty with the scissors great cutting ! Love this bright fun card and as always a perfectly balanced and beautifully created project.


Lin said...

your card is so cute - love your paper-piecing, and all the different printed papers! Thanks so much for joining us at Lily Pad Cards!

Marie said...

I love the sketch-like images you used on your card =) Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge!

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