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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Card Case, Tutorial & a Little Incy Wincy GIVEAWAY!

You know how sometimes your mojo leaves, it departs and runs away, you think never to be seen again. Well for my cards that has happened to me, it does this occasionally and I start to have a mild panic. And then I remember what to do to kick start it again....I case a very talented cardmaker!! When I saw Kelly Marie's pretty and colourful rainbow birdie card yesterday I knew it was just the thing I needed to make to get me back into my card making. Slight problem though...I had none of the materials that Kelly Marie used! Doh! I improvised! I made those clouds from scratch and if you scroll down I'll show you how! I love  Kelly's style, the stamps she designs are awesome, you can see them here. I wish I could have them ALL!! Love the Say Cheese range! But alas all my crafting spending money is going on fabric at the mo!

And the inside.

And just in case you're wondering why I did the inside...well I stamped the sentiment for the front before I embossed and unfortunately I messed it up! So as I hadn't actually made the outside of the card at that point, I simply folded it the other way and used the other side of the card for the front and decided to cover the messed up bit on the inside up with something.  When I had finished the card I decided to make more little clouds to cover it up with!

So how to make the clouds.  You will need some white card, a thin black marker, some colour markers, a background stamp (mine is Unity) and some pale blue ink.

Randomly draw a cloud shape with your black marker.

Now roughly go over it using a colour marker, make sure you are not on the actual lines.

Now stamp the image with your background stamp using a pale blue, or other colour that matches your project.

Cut the cloud out and you have a lovely custom made cloud!

Don't get me wrong I did LOVE the paper Kelly Marie used I just didn't have any of it, and I just love the way these turned out.  So much so that I made up a rainbow set to giveaway, along with some pretty twine, about 1.2 metres of each colour in the picture, enough for a few cards I'd say. Some buttons all the colours of the rainbow, some scraps of Rainbow ribbon, (about 20cm each) and a small piece of Rainbow fabric.  I've used the ribbon and fabric on cards here, here and here.

To be in with a chance to win my incy wincy  giveaway just leave me a comment with a way of contacting you.  Tell me one of your favourite crafting blogs that you visit so I can go visit too!  Entries close 31st March.  Might add a little surprise into the package too!

Have a happy day!


  1. Great tutorial, Jo and the card is fantastic! Love your joyful style! Janna

  2. WOW!!!! THis is just pure genius! I'm gonna have to have a go at this!

  3. I love your cards:) Thank you for the tutorial and the opportunity! One of my favorite crafty blogs lately is hoopla ((at)) thecrafties ((dot)) com

  4. Rainbows make me happy! Here are a few of my favorite crafty blogs:
    Happy Crafting!

  5. Hi Jo. Like yours better!! Almost back to get the mojo flowing together! Looking forward to it. x Martine

  6. Absolutely adorable, Jo! LOVE your cloud tutorial, and what a great fix for the inside of your card! Genius!

  7. Love the rainbow clouds - what a simple but bright addition to your card!

    Here is a fun blog from the UK I found recently:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  8. I can't wait to try to make those clouds! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway set! Here's one of my favorite crafting blogs:


  9. What a fab card Jo - I LOVE those clouds! Thanks for sharing the info.

  10. This is the happiest blog candy I have ever seen! Something about rainbows just makes me smile. =0)

  11. ahh.. I ADORE this.. Oh my heavens.. I am going to have to try this out.. I totally love it!! You are so amazing.. and I love your rainbow candy.. so fun.. ummm let's see as for blogs to visit..
    The Spotted Chick..-love her site..
    Mamacow Creations


  12. What a cute giveaway! I love to visit Make It and Love It--she is just adorable.

  13. That is such a happy card, love it!
    One of my fave blogs is Vintage Revivals, I love Mandi!

  14. Love the iheart2stamp blog its bright and colourful like yours. I find most other blogs are a bit old fashioned :)

  15. Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting! :)

    Here are some of my fave craft blogs:

    monette _ 893 at hotmail dot com


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