30 March 2013



On Daring Cardmakers this week we're making cards with a 'spring'. Head on over there to check out this weeks challenge and there's an extra incentive this week as there's a gift certificate up for grabs from Little Blue Button check out all the details here, http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

Here's my card for this week. I wanted to make a wobbly card with a spring so made a jelly or 'Jello' for my card.

I made the spring from rolling wire around a paint brush handle and glued it to the back of the embellishment to give it it's wobble.

Don't forget to check out this weeks dare and have a go yourself, www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com.
x Leo

15 March 2013

Make a 'cute' angle

This week Lythan has cooked up our Daring Cardmakers challenge and we have been set the task of creating cards with angles.
I had to scratch my head for a bit with this one but I set to it and ended up using washi tapes at an angle to create backgrounds. It's mega easy to do but I really like the effect. I mixed in some stamping and added some strips of paper along with the tape to come up with these cards:

Head on over to Daring Cardmakers to check out the rest of this weeks cards and have a go, http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/
Don't forget to leave a link to your uploaded card so we can come and peek at what you've made :)
x Leo

8 March 2013


It's my turn again this week to set the challenge over on Daring Cardmakers. The challenge is to create a card using Typography. Basically arranging words/letters into a design. Here's my card for this week:

I started playing around with fonts on my computer and arranging them into the design. I was orginally just going to print them out on cardstock but it just didn't look right, I wanted to add more but not too much so I decided to make the front of the card a shaker card. To do this I printed out the font designs onto a piece of translucent paper then stitched it to the patterned paper, keeping the top part open to fill with glittery sprinkles, (they're the Martha Stewart ones they're awesome mega sparkley!). Once it was filled I stitched up the top to seal them in then added it to the front of the card and finished with the same paper inside and the last bit of the design with some Prima chipboard stickers.
Pop on over to http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com to check out this weeks dare and have a go. I can't wait to see what you're making!
x Leo

2 March 2013

Daring Cardmakers - March Colour Combo


This week on Daring Cardmakers Sharon has provided our monthly colour inspiration and here are the lovely colours we have to work with:

Lovely chocolate browns and greens. I've gotta say the girls are killing me with all these chocolate themes! lol I'm blaming them for me having to have Nutella for breakfast today :p Ok here's what I came up with:

These colour challenges are the perfect way to use up scraps. I always start off by delving into my scraps bag and picking out colour of papers and card that work with the colour theme and got from there layering them up then fixing them together with washi tape and twine. So lots of off cut bits and pieces were used here so can't say what they were to start off with but the little hello tag I know is Pebbles and I've coloured it with ink to make it brown. The resin embellishment is from Zuzanas shop. I filled it with glossy accents and stuck the shell button into it. The leaves are from a vintage flower pick. Hop on over to Daring Cardmakers to check out the lovely inspiration and have a go, http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com
x Leo