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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Side Spring Card

I saw the Hougie demonstration on Create and Craft of one of these style of cards and thought I would have a go at a larger one, using an A4 sheet (it will easily fit a C5 envelope)

Again I'm afraid the photo isnt great, but I used First Edition Spring Drop papers, a large square die from Spellbinders Marvellous Squares, a Spellbinders Labels Two (embossed with a cuttlebug folder), XCut labels die for the sentiment and a Nellie Snellen Border Two.  The image is printed onto pearlescent card twice and I embossed and decoupaged the shutters and added a little flower soft to make the window box stand out.  The window also has a piece of acetate to make it look like glass (photo doesn't show this).  The folding of the card base took a bit of working out but I am fairly pleased with the results.

Thank you for looking and hope you are all enjoying Easter.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Children's cards

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post to show two children's cards I made in the last few days.  (I apologise for the photos, it is not very bright here and I seem to have taken wonky pictures)

Both of them are made with First Editions Animal Antics papers.  The sentiments are both computer generated, I made the banner in Word and printed it on to the patterned paper before trimming to suit.  I have used Spellbinders Grand Labels 11 for the shaped card, and Scalloped and Plain Large Rectangles and  Marvellous Squares for the giraffe one.  The sentiment is cut with the smallest of the Floral Ovals.  The pirate is a digistamp coloured with promarkers.

We still have snow here, it is melting but not quite gone yet, hope you are all keeping warm.  

 Have a lovely Easter break!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Wedding Anniversary

Today is mine and hubby's 35th Wedding Anniversary, here is the card I made for him.  

My inspiration deserted me just when I needed it most to make something special, so not totally happy with the results, but he liked it that's the main thing.  The photo really doesn't do it justice either.  I used Spellbinder nestability grand labels 11 to cut the card base and for the embossed layer.  Cuttlebug embossing folder Kimmi-luvs for the heart background and the main feature and alphabet letters were cut from First Editions Up Up & Away paper pad.

Thank you for looking and any comments you may make.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Somewhere Sunny

Hi everyone,

This card is one I have sent to my eldest son for his birthday this weekend.  The stamp reminded me of Cowes, Isle of Wight (where he lives) and so I thought very appropriate.  The papers reminded me of stripey deckchair fabric so suited the seaside theme.  We could just do with the weather to enjoy such a scene!

The papers are First Edition "Family Ties" matted on some navy cardstock from stash.  The image is a Michael Powell tall urban stamp from Docrafts inked with Memento tuxedo black and coloured with promarkers.  I used my sewing machine to stitch the layers for a bit of definition.  Nestability circle and scalloped circle, a star button and small piece of raffia create a bit of interest and break up all the stripes.  The sentiment is computer generated.

The layout of the card was based on an archived Mojo Monday sketch 178 from February 2011, here:  http://mojomonday.blogspot.co.uk/p/2011-sketches_24.html

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Mothers Day Gift & Card

Hi everyone,

Hope you are having a good weekend.  Here are my crafty makes for my Mum, hope she likes them.

Card using Papermania Vintage Notes papers, a Joanna Sheen image from In Other Words cd-rom, grand nestability circle in First Edition Spring Drop paper, Kort & Godt beaded roses (from Joanna Sheen), a piece of cotton lace and string pearls from my stash.  The crystal beaded trim was bought in an oddments bag from Dunelm Mill ages ago, I covered the ribbon edge with some docrafts sticky ribbon and a border diecut.  The Mum sentiment is Crealie alphabet diecuts mounted on  floral oval and large oval nestabilities.

I am entering this into Joanna Sheen's challenge blog, here: http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/mums-word.html

Flowers all handmade from a variety of papers with some punched paper centres and beads, some centres are prima flowers with beads to finish off the bamboo skewer ends.  The jug is from The Range.

Off for a browse around some blogs on Redrottie's Docrafts  weekend leapblog!

Happy crafting