Monday, September 05, 2011

And there's more!

The inspirations for this card was from a day out to Aberdeen a few years ago and a class by the lovely Diane
I have adapted the sizes of this card to suit what I wanted to achieve but it is basically a different version of a step card.
I have used papers from Martha Stewart as are the bling, velum snowflakes and snowmen (all from the special offer kit at the weekend).
I have also used stamps by PI Paula Pascual large Christmas, Blue china distress ink, Stickles Star dust and Spellbinder die Classic scalloped circles.
The card measurements I have used are:
1 standard 15 cm square card with side fold plus a strip of card 15 cm's wide by 28 1/2 cm's long (basically the length of A4 card).
The strip is then scored at 2 1/2 cm, 5 cm, 10 cm, 15 cm and 22 cm's then folded and attached front bottom of the square card. 
All that is left to do at this point is to have fun decorating it!
I think these little snowmen are so cute and already just to stick on your card, it couldn't be easier.
Actually it can be easier as this next card is using the new Nitwit Essential die cut collection.

Again the papers and acetate sticker are from the Martha Stewart Blue kit, then I have just created a Christmas scene using the die cuts and 3d foam....
How easy is that?
Just what you need when you have so many Christmas cards to make.

Before I go today I just want to thank all the lovely ladies who made it to the crop yesterday.
I had a lovely time catching up with everyone with a few giggles and songs to add in the mix not to mention plenty of cake and cups of char!
I also managed to complete "September" in my 365 challenge which has been organised by the lovely Kate, see the link below.
Here is my September....and my thinking behind it
"an apple for teacher!"

Now I've just got to remember to complete each day!
I have used stamps from Papertrey ink It's official,
lettering by Scenic route,
SU scalloped punch and
Distress dies; Vintage photo, Fired brick, Brushed corduroy, Tea dye and Crushed olive. 
I have drawn the apple
but the inspiration was taken from a Sizzix die called,
wait for it,
Also here is my August completed...

The details for this one can be found around the same time last month on my blog.
Why not pop over to Kate's blog and see what everyone else has been up to this month you won't believe how different they are.
I also managed a LO too which I will show you later in the week, just got to pop a title on it.

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you are having a good Monday morning, more from me again tomorrow.
Happy crafting!



Cass said...

you've been very busy Erika. Gorgeous as always.Would have loved to have been at the HOS on Saturday.

Cass xxx

McMGrad89 said...

Love the back to school theme for September. When I was I kid I didn't understand it because we always started school in early August. :-)

The apple looks great and your scalloped journal spots will be fun to fill this month.

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie these are stunning, fabulous designs hugs pops x

Kirsti said...

Busy busy busy Erika...more brilliant calendar pages...glad to see you r still enjoying to you soon..kirsti xxx

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, love the apple! ( I have been a teacher for 22 years and not once has anyone given me an apple haha!) wonderful pages and well done for keeping up with the challenge.

Catherine said...

I like the little beach huts..very cute