Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Charmed I'm Sure.

Wednesday I've  been waiting for you all week!  Are you ready for another challenge over at the Papercraft Star?  This week's challenge is to use a heart and/or key in your project.  Our very talented design team has a lovely array of projects to share with you this week.  Our featured designer Sylvia has created a wonderful project using images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  For my project I broke out the jewelry tools to make a swivel claps charm.  Using a tutorial from Regan over at Emora Designs I followed her easy to follow directions.  Using jump rings I added beads and charms.  From a bead cap I created a lace tassel and connected it with a head pin.  I just love how this little cutie came out!!!  To photo this new purse accessory.  I made a sweet little tag using patterned papers from My Mind's Eye, "Miss Caroline" collection.  I stamped a key from a Girl's Paperie stamp set, along with other stamps from Tim Holtz.  A little seam binding and some vintage lace finishes off my tag.  I hope you will give this one a try.  For your chance to win some beautiful images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay just link your project by Monday 6:00 a.m EST.  I look forward to seeing what you create!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Star Challenge

Wednesday once again.  Than mean another challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  This week we challenge you to create a project that includes a star.  Easy right?  This week is a special week also as we give a warm welcome to our newest member of out design team.  Deanne is better known as "Three Trees".  Please stop by her blog Three Trees and help welcome her.  For my project I used patterned papers from Authentique to create a file pocket.  The sentiment was taken from the Autintique sticker sheet popped up with pop dots.  I created the rosette using a Tim Holtz die and adhered a scull cameo from Jolee.  The stars were cut using a Taylored Expressions die.  That does it for this project.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Our featured designer this week is Steph and she has a real beautiful card using images from our sponsor The House Across the Bay.  Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Simply made.

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your week.  I have to say this week has started out a little bumpy for me but I'm determined to stay positive!  To help you get through this week The Papercraft Star has a challenge for you to spark your creativity.  This week's challenge is to use a birdcage in your project. For my card I used patterned paper from Prima.  This card just came together all on it's own.  I just loved the patterned paper so much I didn't want to cover it up.  I simple cut a strip of coordinating paper and matted it with some Early Espresso and stamped my sentiment.  To highlight the birdcage, I used a glimmer glass piece from Tattered Angles.  I tried to add bits of lace, flowers and buttons, but none of those things added to the card, they just cluttered it up.  So I stopped after adding the pearls to the glimmer glass piece.  I hope you get a chance to play along.  Just enter your projects by 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  See how Jan has used these fabulous images over at Chai tea ' n me.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Something girly

Hello my blog friends!  Here with another challenge for the Papercraft Star!  This week our challenge theme is to create something girly!  What a fun theme!  I knew I wanted to alter a a piece I found at a thrift store in my area.  I first prepped this set of mini drawers with gesso paint.  Once it was painted with gesso I then sprayed painted it with heirloom white paint.  Next using images from The House Across The Bay I covered them with images from sheets 233, and 043


Starting with the drawer fronts I opened and image from the Pink Me sheet 233 and sized it to fit the fronts perfectly, and printed it on printer paper.  Using Mod Podge I adhered the image.  The pulls are buttons that I adhered using E600 for a secure hold.  

On the side of the drawers I adhered another image from the Pink Me 233 sheet that was sized in Photo Shop to fit the side.  I then added an image from the Jane Austen Fashion Show 043 sheet which I fussy cut and adhered to on top of the Pink Me image.  I just love how she looks in that dainty dress!  Now talk about girly!!!  

On the opposite side I adhered the same background to the side but this time I choose another image from the Jane Austen Fashion Show 043, which I fussy cut.  The entire sheet is filled with these gorgeous vintage images!  

The top is adorned with a hand made pink satin flower which I added a vintage button to the center.  Some lace and a felt flower were also added along with some pearls and buttons.  

This little project is by far my favorite!  I hope you give this challenge a try!  I'd love to see what you come up with!  Just link your project to our Papercraft Star blog by Monday 6:00 a.m EST for your chance to win some of these amazing images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  Be sure to check out what our designers have for you.  The inspiration is amazing on each of your DT's blogs!  

Hugs, Anitra