Monday, April 25, 2011

'See Ya Later Alligator' Card...

Sorry it has taken me so long to post. Yesterday morning I came back on holiday from 15 days in Europe so, as you can guess, I've been quite busy :)

Tonight I finally finished off a card which I had had sitting around for ages but I just didn't know what to do with it. I had the alligator/crocodile cricut cut cut out and put together and I was happy with most of the layers of the card but I just didn't know where to position the alligator or what else to put on the card. Eventually I came up with this...
I suppose it's for a going away/goodbye card although I don't need to send one at the moment - I'm sure it will be handy sometime in future if I need a goodbye/going away card on short notice.

The sentiment/speech bubble reads 'See ya later alligator' - hence the "alligator" (or crocodile) on the front of the card.

To add  interest in the top left-hand corner I added two rhinestone brads as it was looking a little plain without them. I also added medium sized googly eyes to the alligator as well as tiny black rhinestones in the nostrils (although you can't see them in the pictures) and embossed (lined) paper for teeth.

I think it turned out least it finished though. :)

The alligator is from create a critter and the paper range is ironically called 'See Ya Later Alligator' by Upsy Daisy Designs. I used "Alphabet soup" (double sided) for this card. To add 'scales' to the alligator I used the 'mesh texture' cuttlebug folder and also used various coloured inks to liven up the colours/card. If you would like to know further details and/or dimmensions of the card just leave a comment or send me an email :)

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll have another post up soon :)

Fingers crossed I'm not too busy and remember to post,
Katie x

P.S. Happy Easter! I should be posting some easter related projects sometime in the near future (if all goes well). Hope you have a wonderful and joyous weekend as we celebrate and commemorate the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

CAUTION...the following post is quite long!

It's been quite a while since my last post...I know. Unfortunately I have had practically no time to make any cards or craft projects because I've been too busy with school and other commitments. Thankfully, I was able to take a break this weekend and finally do something crafty (although I should probably be studying for a test which I have in two days). 
Anyways, I had enough time to make an easter egg box with a mini matching card as well as a thank you card. For specific details about products used etc. see below. By the way, the pictures are horrible and make the projects look really bad but trust me, they don't look the same way when you actually have them front of you and are looking at them.

Easter egg box with card...
 Top of measures 4"x4"x2"...made using Martha Stewart score board
 Matching card
 Another view of the chocolate eggs :)
 Thank you card (black card base)
 Closeup of tag and lettering...letters are alpha stickers by Kaisercarft
 Front of card...papers used are by Graphic paper is from A Proper Gentlemen Collection "Haberdasher" stripes is from the Le Romantique Collection "Celebration"
Thank you tag (without letters), telephone tag as well as the 3 circles are from the Communique Collection "Communique Tags"
 Dark brown and cream striped ribbon from stash, 2 bronze mini staples are by Making Memories (i think...)

Sorry it has taken me so long to post something new. I probably will not post anything after this for a while because I am going to Europe on Friday for 16 days then back to school for 9 weeks then in Malaysia for 10 days it might not be until early July that I can post something new. Hopefully I get a chance between now and then but we shall see. 
Thanks for stopping by, I'd like to hear your thoughts on what I've made (comments!!),
Katie x