Wednesday, 30 March 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy!

Core'dinations is having a Design Team Call and because I LOVE their products I decided to give it a go!

Here are three new projects I created with their cardstock this week. I decided on three totally different projects: a layout, a card and a "sleeve" for a "vase" (bottle).
First the layout: "Silly Kids"

Materials: Cardstock: Core'dinations (Core Impressions Cosmo Cricket Classics Collection), patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (Jack's World), corrugated letters: Making Memories, doilie: Maya Road,  corrugated flower, bird & white/black flower: Lily Bee, other flowers & white/black leaves: Prima Marketing, buttons: Creative CafĂ©, Fabric star: Canvas Design, ink: Color Box cat's eye.

Techniques: I sanded the cardstock to achieve the beautiful white accents, I spray inked the fabric star, inked a lot of edges of the embellishments and of course I machine stitched the four edges of the layout.

Secondly an Easter card:

Materials: Cardstock: Core'dinations (Core Impressions Cosmo Cricket Classics Collection & Color Core), patterned paper: Scenic Route & Cosmo Cricket, flowers & leaves: Prima Marketing, crystals: ZVA, twine: Divine Twine, letter stickers: Bella Blvd & Cosmo Cricket.

Techniques: I distressed the edges of the background cardstock (light green) and traced it twice with a black pen, I handcut the rabbit and sanded it, I punched the border in the middle.

And then the third project, a sleeve for a flower vase/bottle:

Materials: Cardstock: Core'dinations (Core Impressions Cosmo Cricket Classics Collection & Color Core), patterned paper: Best Creation (Bunny Love), epoxy shape: Epiphany Crafts, pins, yellow ink: Color Box cat's eye.

Techniques: The "vase" is an empty flowers bottle from Prima Marketing which I found just perfect for these Daffodils to put on my Easter breakfast table!

Here's what I did:
  • For the sleeve: I cut a strip of Core'dinations cardstock from the Cosmo Cricket collection and sanded it.
  • For the front: I used another strip of cardstock (Color Core) and folded it into a flower. Then I punched a circle from the Core'dinations Cosmo Cricket collection and another circle from the Best Creation collection.Then I used a round Best Creation sticker and to finish it off I placed an epoxy circle with a Best Creation chicken on top.

    These were my three new projects I created especially for the call, but I want to show you one more new layout I created this week where I used Core'dinations: "What's that in your nose"

    Materials: Cardstock: Core'dinations (Core Impressions Cosmo Cricket Classics Collection & Color Core), patterned paper: Nikki Sivils (We are Family), die cuts: Nikki Sivils, brad: Nikki Sivils, letter stickers: Nikki Sivils, bird die: Marianne Design, ABC border punch: Martha Stewart, twine: Divine twine.
    Techniques: I sanded the dark brown Core'dinations cardstock and used it for both the strip at the bottom of the page as well as for the bird in the tree. I distressed the edges of the "orange" Color Core cardstock and used it as a photo mat for the top photo and last but not least I created a border with the red strip of Color Core cardstock with a Martha Stewart border punch.

    I just LOVE the versatility of this cardstock!!!

    This is it! Hope you  like my projects and now keeping my fingers crossed for the call!!
    Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!


    1. Oh wow this is AWESOME!!! I love all your projects! I hope you get on the team - you'd be a great asset for sure! I love what you did with the Easter card - so very inspiring! Great stuff!!! :D

    2. Hi Monique! I love the page! beautiful details and the children seem very funny! A hug!

    3. Nou Monique, dit is weer allemaal supergeweldig!Als ze jou niet kiezen, dan weet ik het ECHT niet meer, hoor! Succes meid!

      Groetjes, Marjan

      P.s. Hoe gaat het met je man?

    4. hoi hoi

      Nou ik sluit mij helemaal aan bij alle reacties.
      Ik vind ze allemaal mooi en super super goed.
      Heel veel succes

      ik ga voor je duimen.

      Gr Thamar

    5. Super...als ze jou niet kiezen....
      en wat een lange post,super!
      Fijne avond en ik vroeg me ook af hoe het met je man gaat!

    6. Oh wauw, als ik Coredinations was dan zou ik het wel weten:) Je maakt prachtige dingen met hun producten en gebruikt ook nog eens superveel gave technieken. Je creaties zien er super uit! En ik ga heel hard voor je duimen:)

    7. Ooooooooohhh super! Wat een mooie projecten. Inderdaad moeten ze wel gek zijn als ze je niet in het team aannemen! Succes, zal voor je duimen!

    8. Great projects I love your floret vase!!! Good Luck!!

    9. These are amazing!! I wish you luck, I hope you make it!! They'd be so lucky to have you :)

    10. wow, so much to look at!!
      your projects are simply fab!!
      good luck!!

    11. Zo dan, jij bent lekker in de weer geweest. Wat een leuke projecten heb je gemaakt! The silly kids en de paashaaskaart zijn mijn favorieten, echt super leuk!!
      Groetjes, Stefanie

    12. Monique... you won the Sampler's RAK on my blog!! I guess they have your addy already! lol So I will let Holly know! congrats!

    13. Wat een leuke en veelzijdige projecten! Je vaas is geweldig - ik ben zelf ook helemaal in de voorjaars-sfeer! Leuk op tafel inderdaad, met die narcissen erin! Geniet van het weekend, de vooruitzichten wat weer betreft zijn alvast prachtig!

    14. wonderful of luck to you!