Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fairy Fantasy

Hi Friends, Magical Mondays is a new site that started last month and their challenges must include something magical. Below is a card I have created for their third challenge which also includes flowers. I used a fairy from the Sweet Pea Stamp range, and coloured her with my Copics.

I have used flowers from the Stampin' Up Pretties Kit, glittering the bottom layer with Kindyglitz, and lightly inking the second layer a light pink. I have also coloured the pearls with my Copics to match the colours on the fairy.

I've stamped the white cardstock with a pale pink floral design to form a pretty background.

The photo below is taken on an angle to try to show the beautiful glitter effect that can be achieved with the Spica Pens. I've used gold to highlight her hair, and silver on the dress. Crystalina Kindyglitz has been used on the wings.

Then, when you pull the ribbon up, the card "explodes" showing the hidden message inside.

The heart is cut from George & Basic Shapes on the Cricut, and I've bordered it by making small loops with a soft pink ribbon.

I love this fairy - I think she's now my new favourite.

Unfortunately I won't have any new posts for a week or so as I need to have surgery. Hope you all have a great week and I hope to be back on-line really soon.

Stay Inspired!
Luv, Tereesa.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Christopher !!

Well today's the day - my young man is turning 14. He loves the colour green, and is always practicing on his guitar, so I combined the two and came up with the following:-

The Hannah Montana cartridge doesn't only have to be for the girls. I love the fonts - and one looks like sheet music. I've used this sized at 1/2". I tried cutting it out, but the lines were so fine they kept breaking - so I drew the image with the Cri-Kits Gel Pens and then coloured the letters to make them bold. The background is stamped with a Kaiser stamp to add a subtle effect.

The guitar is cut at 1 1/2", embossed with the Rellie Rave Cuttlebug folder, then glossy accents added. The shadow is cut in black, and the layers in brushed silver paper.

To give them an authentic look, I've used needle and thread for the guitar strings.

The card is then finished off with some star brads for my "SuperStar of the Day".

Happy Birthday Chris!

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Card - Football Frame

Hi, I've been making some cards for Chris' birthday on Saturday. This one is for Josh to give, and is made using the "Sports Mania" cartridge. I've used the football (sized at 5") with the cartridge's frame feature - welded two together and used the Hide Contour Feature so the back piece was plain.

I then cut a football in white using the shadow feature, and attached the cut-out pieces from the frame to layer for the stitching. I've also sponged with ink so the football looks like it's old and worn (just like Chris' well-used football).

As the DoubleMates cardstock is double-sided, the white is charcoal on the back. This then shows through with full effect on the inside of the card.

The little footballs are cut using the border feature - welding 4 images together - and highlighted with a white Souffle pen.

I thought I'd also give you a sneak peak at something I've been working on for Scrappy-Go-Lucky. Can anyone guess what it might be?

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Hi, Tonight I wanted to share another couple of cards coloured with the Copics. I love this stamp - she is called Belle from Rubbernecker Stamps.

I can just imagine her in every colour of the rainbow - might try a sunshine yellow next time.

This is a card made for a very dear friend's birthday. Her favourite colour is greeen, and I've used another of the Sweet Pea fairies.

This pretty flower is cut from the "Bloom" cartridge, with the edges curled and some glitter added.

My crazy week is over with another about to begin; but at least I've had some time over the weekend to do some projects.

Till next time,
Take care, Luv, Tereesa.

Friday, August 20, 2010

More Sweet Fairies

Hi Everyone, I am in the midst of a crazy week, so just a quick post today. As Scrappy-Go-Lucky is now stocking the Copic Markers that I love so much, I thought I'd share with you a couple more cards made with the Sweet Pea Stamps, and coloured with the Copics.

I particularly love these two images - can't decide which is my favourite. What do you think?

I hope you all enjoyed the Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog Hop - and Congratulations to the four lucky winners:- Nanpuddin, Lizabratt, Elaine, and Alish Gaff.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Inked Hot Air Balloon

Hi Everyone, Here is another card made with the Cricuts Cuttables Embossing Kit and the hot air balloon image from "Summer in Paris".

I have used vellum card and embossed it with the hot air balloon folder. Using a dauber, I added ink to the back and then adhered it to a white cardstock with brads.

I have added some ribbon and a sentiment for another simple but effective card.

The same technique is used below with a Stampin' Up Sizzix embossing folder. As you can see, the image is slightly sharper, but the overall effect is the same.

Till next time,
Luv, Tereesa

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Modelling with a Hot Air Balloon

Hi Everyone, How are you all going with the Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog Hop? Have you managed to check out each of the designs? Tomorrow is the last day so make sure you head back over to Scrappy-Go-Lucky to check out the last 2 made by Lisa and Tara. If you have worked out the theme, leave your answer at THIS POST to be in with a chance to win one of the four new cartridges:-

Rock Princess
Winter Frolic
Country Life
Happy Hauntings
A few weeks ago, I promised to show you some cards made with the Cricut Cuttables Embossing Kit.
I used the hot air balloon image from "Summer in Paris".
First I tried some plain cardstock through the cuttlebug. While the image did work - I found the embossing wasn't as sharp as when used with Cuttlebug or Sizzix folders.

I then tried it with some metallic cardstock. This did work better.

They still made up into great backgrounds on the cards below.

I would use these again, especially for use in something you wish to personalise such as for invitations or wedding stationery. And, as mentioned in the earlier post, I would definitely choose something a little less intricate next time.

I have also used it with a different technique, and will show you this in my next post.

Good luck with the blog hop.

Luv, Tereesa.

Friday, August 13, 2010

By The Silvery Moon

Hi Everyone - and Welcome to Day 5 of the Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog Hop. Remember, the colour scheme is black, white and silver - but what is the theme ???

This is the card I made using the "Summer Vacation" cartridge.

To achieve this background of a beautiful, shimmery moon, I started with a piece of Glossy white cardstock.

Using some sponges, I covered the whole sheet with a very pale gray ink.

I then attached a 1 1/4" circle with some repositional adhesvie, and sponged it again with the pale gray.

Moving out a little from the circle, I sponged with a darker gray.

Then moving out further again, used the darker gray for a second time.

Lastly, I sponged the edges with black ....

Finally removing the circle.

To finish up the background, I then used the edge of the sponge to add a few shimmery silver clouds (they don't show up very good in the photo). This technique also works well with different colours - yellows into oranges, and blues into purples.

The silhouette of the girl is from "A Childs Year", cut at 1 1/4". The tent is from "Summer Vacation" and is cut at 1 1/2", then highlighted with a silver gel pen. I have adhered the cut-outs from the tent flat to the card, but the main tent image is mounted on foam dots to add shadowing and dimension.

The tropical palm trees are also from "Summer Vacation", cut at 2 1/2" and 3", and again highlighted with a silver gel pen. The smaller tree is adhered flat to the card, and the larger one with foam dots.

There are numerous grass images from Gypsy Wanderings ranging in size from .3" to .45". Using the Gypsy, these have been welded together from largest to smallest, and adhered in layers of two and three.

Haved you guessed the theme yet - For all the details on how to win one of the four new cartridges:-

Rock Princess
Winter Frolic
Country Life
Happy Hauntings

head on over to This Post at Scrappy-Go-Lucky, and leave a comment with your answers.

Good Luck.....

Luv, Tereesa.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gazebo Table Centrepiece

Hi - I know - the Gazebo again. But, this time for my DT project for Scrappy-Go-Lucky I thought I would try something a little different and made this 3D gazebo.

The base layer, the Gazebo, shadow and all layers are cut at 2 1/2". I've used the Gypsy for this design and imported 6 shadow images onto the mat. As both sides of the gazebo differ, I've flipped every second image, then slightly overlapped the edges before welding together.

To make it easy to join the ends of the gazebo, George & Basic Shapes was used to add 2 rectangles - sized at 1/2" - to weld to one side (you can just see them on the right side of the photo below).

As you lose some of the image when you overlap, I have cut an extra 3 single pieces of the shadow and adhered them to the 1st, 3rd and 5th gazebos on the row. These are also sized at 2 1/2".

All layers were then cut and adhered - making sure the pieces for the 2nd, 4th and last went under the top shadow pieces.

I have added rhinstones and extra glitter to the main 3 cuts as they stand out more. Below is a close-up of the layering where you can see the overlapping shadow piece.

A view from the top ...

By adding a vase of flowers to the centre, it has become a cute table centrepiece.

Hope you like it.

Till tomorrow,
Luv, Tereesa.