Friday, December 14, 2012

Boy Edwin Gift Card Holder

It is a beautiful sunny day here in Australia.
The birds are singing, a dog is barking & there is the sound of a lawnmower whizzing across someone's lawn.  It isn't too hot but the humidity is setting in.  A gorgeous day :)  What is the weather like where you are?

I have been busy creating & designing the last few days.  Now that I have incorporated the Dreamtime Pinterest Challenge on my blog I am finding that I am a lot more motivated to create more designs.  My pins on my Pinterest boards are giving me more ideas & lots of inspiration :)

For example, I created my little design with the help of Michelle's gift card holder tutorial.

To repin the tutorial click here.
Thank you Michelle :)

For those of you who visit my blog on a regular basis (thank you :) you would know that I always colour my stamped images more than once at the same time, just to save time.  Hence why I decided to have baby Edwin be the star on this design too :)

I coloured him with Copics & also used my white Sakura gel pen to add some highlights.

To repin my design click here.

One of the challenges that I am entering this week is to clear out any supply that we have had for a while.  I used the polka dot patterned paper which I have had for quite some time.  I still have a little left, which I will be using on a very near future design, but I have definately used a fair bit of it on little Edwins gift card holder :)

The gift card is actually my Daughter Zoe's lol.  After I created the design & wanted to take photo's of it, I realised that I didn't have a gift card to put into it lol.  I was stressing out when Zoe told me that I could 'borrow' hers lol.  Thanks Zo :)  You are truly wonderful :)

The stars are from a die cut sheet that I have had in my stash for the longest time.  I am so happy that I was able to use them :)

All in all, the gift card holder was extremely easy to make & I totally encourage you to try it :)

Thank you Michelle for the tutorial.  I really appreciate your help.
(I will be sure to contact Michelle to let her know she has been featured on my blog).

This design has been popped into my


I would also like to enter it into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine #65 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - What's your favourite? (I couldn't do without my Cuttlebug)
The Paper Shelter - Two of anything (2 x blue pearls)
Marvelous Magnolia #7 - Anything but a card
Stamptacular #193 - Anything but a card
Creative Card Crew #25 - Star


I would love for you to join me in the Dreamtime Pinterest Challenge this month.

Help get your friends motivated & into the creative mood :)
Let them know & give them a challenge :)

Let your Pinterest followers know about the challenge too.
Help them get their pins off their boards & into their reality :)

Thank you so much for popping in to visit me.
I hope you will come over again soon :)

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Inky Angel said...

This gift card holder is really adorable. Your coloring is fabulous and the DP you used is perfect match for the little Edwin. Thanks for the tutorial link, will check it out later.
Thanks so much for joining us at Marvelous Magnolia, hope to see you soon.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your colour choice and your image. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Yes its me again, as Ive said already its a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Cards By MI said...

Very lovely! Great gift card holder. Looks lovely. Thanks for playing with us during our two years celebration over at the Paper Shelter
Love n hugs

Ani said...

This is stunning!! Thank you for playing along at Creative Card Crew!

Tracey said...

Wonderful gift card holder Lisa :)
Thank you for joining the 2nd Birthday Celebration at The Paper Shelter.

Unknown said...

Such a lovely gift card holder - will make a beautiful gift for someone!

Thanks for joining the challenge at the Creative Card Crew!


Elle said...

Great Gift Card holders, they look awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


Lin said...

Baby Edwin is darling, and I love your color scheme! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp favorites challenge!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi Lisa, not sure if you still check in with this blog, but I wanted to say thanks for the lovely comment you left me re: the sepia colours.
Pin away too :-)
Caroline xxx