Luckily Harvey does not use Facebook or anything so I doubt he will see this. Its my Harvey's 11th Birthday Saturday! Where has the time gone?? I can not believe my son is 11 soon. He is like most boys and mad on games. Minecraft, Terraria, Plants vs Zombies to name a few... so I made him this game card. I used theFancy Label Accordion I am such a donut! thanks to Karen B for pointing out I used the Circle Accordion card from Karen Burniston and a selection of pictures from all his favourite games.
We are having a nice family trip planned for Saturday and going to The Harry Potter Experience :)
Sometimes you need to send a hug and I wanted to send this one to a little girl who is in my son Caiden's class who got poorly at the weekend and ended up having her appendix out last night! I've delivered the card, I am not sure if its received yet or not but I thought I would share. A quick pivot card using the Katie Pivot and a cute Penny Black hedgehog.
I also used a Memory Box die called Precious Hearts and an old Boofle
Inside is again very simple with a sentiment and a Penny Black
I hope this will bring a little smile to her face when she opens it
If you have been sitting on the bench about the Karen Burniston Bench pop it up! then get off the bench and order yours now! This die is adorable and you can make pretty or cute little scenes with a few decorator props. I decided to team mine up with the All Season Tree and a couple of stamps.
The cute little bird is from Kaisercraft stamp set, the same one I used on my owl card yesterday. The fox
was a purchase made from the states and it is a Papertrey Inc design.
The grass comes with the bench, and the cloud comes with the tree. Talking trees us
designers on the KB challenge team had been laughing about the "Tree Police" coming
to get us, since a couple of us had used all three leaves in the tree set... life's too short for leaf sorting!! LOL
The flower is part of the tree set too. And Finally the flourish at the front and the shape at the top is from the very lovely Agatha Edges.
All materials apart from green spot and Fox are from Crafts U Love.
Karen has shot a video showing how to use the bench
Hi Friends Thanks for stopping by. As soon as Karen Burniston posted her tutorial for the Double High Katie Pivot I knew I wanted to have a go. But with a busy schedule this week I haven't had much time to play after work. I also wanted to play with my Kaisercraft Stamp set and zig chalk pen so I managed to combine all these things into this one card. Oh and I used a Penny Black sentiment for the inside too.
Well if you haven't guess by now I LOVE LOVE LOVE bright colours and I love Orange :)
I had this piece of orange bazzill kicking about and I think it was close to me so I used it.
I also needed something to add interest to the left hand corner so I used a Hero Arts stamp and some white embossing powder. The Agatha Edges are so useful and I used the flourish from that set too.
Who is that person talking with the terrible voice?? Me?? Opps!! I am yet to meet anyone who likes their own voice on camera, but hey ho! Now this is a quick video showing you just how simple it is to make a pivot card. It really is a case of cut your card, fold and die cut. Don't believe me? Well have a look and promise me you wont laugh too much or count my "ums". Cazx
Hello again! So soon? Another card?? I am doing so well this year at blogging aren't I? I hope you are impressed. So reason I am back is today is the day that we can share our "Designer Challenge" cards made for the monthly challenges at Karen Burnistons Blog. So first brief was to make a card using one of the three pivot dies. These pivot dies are so easy its unbelievable! I think I have used all the pivots already. Butterfly, Heart and Katie. if you scroll back you will see them all posted already.
On this card I have used the Butterfly Pivot and Butterfly Accessory
dies too. The outside of the card is very subtle and soft and meanwhile.....
Inside there is a party going on!
I used a beautiful flowery paper and it seemed to attract more butterflies!
I embossed the butterflies with one of Karen's Sizzix embossing folders
on a cream card and then swiped a light pink paint over the embossing to pick up the detail.
Stick on pearls give the butterflies a luxurious look.
Evening crafters and thanks for popping by again. Here is a card I made this weekend for a display at a trade show at the NEC Birmingham to promote Karen Burniston Designs from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I hadn't made this accordion yet so I was looking forward to making time for this one.
This lovely one is called the "Fancy Label Accordion" and I decorated it with a few other bits from Karen's collection such as the "Fancy Frame Edges" and the butterflies from the "Butterfly Pivot" set too. The wording is a Stampendous stamp called "Doodle Thank you"
All the Karen Burniston by Elizabeth Craft Designs are IN STOCK at Crafts U Love.
Right I am off, I am off to schedule another post for tomorrow for the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. The first one since Karen's transition from Sizzix to Elizabeth Craft Designs and what an amazing move it has been :)
Hello What a lovely weekend, the weather has been reasonably good, today was beautiful sunshine and relatively warm for early Feb. We had a lovely walk to a local park. There was mud galore but we all had fun. Last night I made this card. For this one I used the Karen Burniston Katie Label Pivot die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and some stamps from Paper Smooches - the Flowers are from a set called "Reflections" and I have inked them up with Distress Ink Pads and the adorable owls from Penny Black. All available in the UK from Crafts U Love.
The pivot die is so simple to use. Simply lay the die and match the little sticky out parts to
the centre fold. Run through your cutting machine Sizzix Big Shot, Cuttlebug or any machine that can take wafer thin dies. And that is it! As you fold the card to gentle push the pivot forward and voila!
Then comes the creative part as you choose what to decorate yours with.
I am going to enter this one into the Paper Smooches Anything goes challenge.
Finally snatched an evening in my Palace last night and I was dying to play with another one of the KB/ECD dies. Last nights winner was the Butterfly Pivot. These pivots are so easy to use and make lovely cards in minutes. I teamed the butterfly die up with some Anna Griffin new papers too.
As well as the pivot die you also get the decorator dies in this set
so the two large butterflies I have used, the small one, a small flower and the body.
All that you need in one set, I love that!
Here is the front of the card, as well as the butterfly I have used the Agatha Edges, just snipped off small parts of the design to decorate this card and I used a ECD Happy Birthday die too to add a sentiment.