Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Glad Easter

                And a Glad Easter it will be using these sweet post card images from Crafty Secrets!  I had almost forgotten I had made glad I got to share them!  First up is a card using red teal floral digital paper which I used on both projects.  This paper paired so well with the Easter images. I added some vintage Dresdan borders, laces, ribbons from RRR, and some vintage bits and bobs and was done.   The little plaque has sweet mother of pearl buttons all in a row with a gorgeous antique glass floral brooch.  It was so hard to part with this but it looked like it was meant to be with this image and paper!  Well are you getting ready for your Easter festivities?   We plan on a quiet dinner here with family.   Hope you enjoy yours!   hugs, cherry

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happily Ever After

Time for a new challenge over at RRR!   This time it is a monochromatic challenge with ribbon..with the addition of one color.  I  have had these antique silhouettes in my stash and decided to finally use them.   I was going for a Great Gatsby art deco style.   I cut two mini holes on the inside of each picture and added some vintage findings floral pieces wrapped with bits of copper.  I thought it was unique and a bit different.  My added color of course is gold.   I thought it worked so well with the black and white.  Which isn't exactly monochromatic...but you won't tell will Ya? I also added 1/4 inch natural crochet lace and layered it with Gabrielle off white crochet lace. This would make a great wedding or anniversary card.   Make sure to join the challenge with us!   Hope you enjoy!   cherry

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mrs. Easter Bunny...

             Happppppppppy Monday!  I have a  fun little project today using the sweet swirly straws that have become so popular.   I used the cutest Crafty Secrets image  from their Easter creative scraps.  Mrs. Easter Bunny I presume....who else could it be?   I started by cutting the image with my oval Spellbinders and layering it with another Spellbinders, this time in the scallop ovals.   I wrapped handmade tissue fringe around the outer edges and also added pink tinsel to the inner circles.  To add the straw I simply hot glued it behind and added a protective cardstock piece around the top of straw for extra sturdiness.   I than decked my topper out with flowers and ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons and a little sentiment tag.   This would add the final touch to the top of an Easter bag or basket...or an Easter cake!  You could also do smaller ones for cupcakes.  I like using them to decorate with and nestle them in my vintage glass frogs.   Hope you enjoy!   Cherry

Sunday, April 13, 2014

RRR blog hop



Several things to share today made with the RRR ribbon club assortment!   You should have made your way here from Heather's blog.   I made two cards and a beehive mini album.   I loved this months ribbon assortment....gorgeous.   So much fun grabbing my assortment of goodies to match my ribbons.   I added postcards as well that I stitched into pockets and added some fun bee stamped images from Crafty Secrets and the other I can't remember the name of.   I of course added bee images to finish my theme.   Hope you enjoy....your next step is Bonnies blog.   Have fun and enjoy!   cherry

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mama's sewing pocket...

Goood Morn...and happy Monday!  It is Crafty Secrets linky party time!   We were all challenged to create something for Mother's day, babies, graduation, or gardening.  I chose to create a personal gift you could give to Mama!  I grew up with my Mother sewing and so I created several sewing theme pockets with matching tags.  I used images from sewing ephemera kit,  and paper from the creating vintage with vintage patterns cd.    1) I printed out the images I wanted and scored the blue bird envelope first and gathered my other images together.  2) I than grabbed my file folder and cut it down covering it in papers and stitched up the sides. 3) I glued chipboard to the backsides of my spool images to create more depth to them and inked the edges.  4) I than grabbed my layers and images and started adding them to the file folder and added my trims.  5) From here I created my inside tag adding goodies as I went.  This is the time to really play and add things to make your creation really unique.  On each piece as you can see I repeated my, blue, and yellow.  This way even when you have different images and adornments things stay cohesive.  I also repeated my washi taps and ribbons all adding to the theme.   I had to snap pics of the other side of the blue bird envelope....isn't it cute?  Loved it so much I had to print out a mini of it and used it on the inside tag!  I adore how these images all work so well with my vintage embellishments...a match made in heaven!  Hope you enjoy...and check out all the other ladies gorgeous creations!  hugs, cherry

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