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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Third One Completed

Hi everyone,

I am still struggling to get decent card photo images on this laptop, (it was so easy on the desktop grrrr), this one has been watermarked in paint but manipulated in photobucket!  Still, here is the third masculine birthday card for the week:

It is made with an image from a Thomas Kincade cd-rom from Joanna Sheen printed on matt photo paper.  I decoupaged one layer on part of the image to give it a bit of dimension.  The A5 base card was made from a sheet of lovely rich brown pearl card that shimmers with gold (not shown in photo unfortunately).  The image is matted on to gold and lime green layers.  Gold peel-offs and a lovely tassel complete this simple card.

Thank you for looking

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Wish You Were Here?

Hi everyone,

This week I have three men's birthday cards to make, here are the first two:

As you can see they are variations using the same stamp, a  Docrafts MIchael Powell one.  I stamped both with a memento black inkpad.  The first one I  coloured with a combination of water colour pencils and marvey le plume pens.  The background paper is from First Editions Animal Antics and is mounted on a pearlescent brown A5 landscape card base.  The buttons are from my stash and are threaded on some bakers twine.  The sentiment stamp is a freebie one from a magazine cover.  

The second card I left the image uncoloured, mounted on to some black mirri card, which I also embossed for the sentiment rectangles with a Cuttlebug folder.  The background paper is again First Editions, but this time from the Up, Up and Away pad.  This one is mounted again on the back mirri and then a black A5 landscape card base.

Will have to put my thinking cap on for the third masculine card I need, I find inspiration for them hard to find.

Thank you for looking and any comments you are kind enough to make.

Happy crafting.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Back at Last

Hi everyone,

I am back after a month!  We had a lovely weekend away after my last post, then I had a fundraising day at Pre-school to prepare for.  Putting inserts in my box of surplus cards, (a job I always seem to leave until the last minute), bagging them and pricing them up for the fundraiser was time consuming.  We baked cakes and manned stalls and the children had a playbus and bouncy castle for entertainment.  It was a shame after all the effort that went into it that the attendance was really poor.  It made us about £100 altogether (much needed to keep us going).  

I have also had computer problems, desktop pc has expired, and have had to get used to Windows 8 on my laptop (which I have had since Christmas but only used for basics).  I am still trying to get an easier way to adjust, crop and watermark my card photos than Gimp which I have downloaded and spent all afternoon to try and get a decent result.  I'm not the most computer literate person and it is a bit complicated for me, I may have to find something simpler.  Still, here is my Father in Laws card for tomorrow.  I have also entered it into Joanna Sheen's challenge http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/fathers-day-goodbye.html

A very simple one I admit.  We made similar ones with the children at Pre-school (without  the tiny buttons and pocket), they had fun cutting the ties out of animal print card, resulting in some wonderful creations!

Sorry for what sounds like a whinging post.  Have a nice weekend everyone and hopefully I will post more often again now.  Thanks for looking.