Friday, 2 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
For this card, which took me out of my comfort zone a bit, I used red green and white. I wanted to enter the Polka Doodles challenge, it makes me think and come up with something new, for me at any rate. This is an 8 x 8 card, my favourite size, an image from Josephine Wall's collection found on Enchanted Dreams CD. The frame has been stamped onto white card with a lovely Bo Bunny corner stamp, and the 3D butterflys also Bo Bunny, stamped in red. Finished off in the usual fashion with bling, ribbon and lots of shiny card! I might add that my collection of "proper" stamps is fairly limited, as I so like digi stamps for their versatality, so I had to have a right old rummage to find this lovely corner stamp.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Lovely lovely Tim Holz card.. a watercolour of a shelf in the garden shed, a nice card for a chap. I bought some zig watercolour pens and just had to use them today. This image is a digi, and the ink ran a bit.. but in actual fact it enhanced the painting! A bit of faux stitching and job done.
I tried so hard not to do Christmas, but I love this image from Sundae of Seasons, so it just had to be done. Cut some florishes from my Cricut, Winter Wonderland cartridge just to add a finishing touch. Red ribbon, a given, sparkly paper and glossy acents on flames and berries. Hard to see in the picture, but done nonetheless. I quite like the end result, but I still might do another card NOT Christmas in the same colours... thinking hat well and truly on!
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
A shaped Christmas card, 8 x 8" card made into a conventional easel, but shaped with an iron work arch. I tried to get this looking like a stately home, with the feeling of balustrades, a garden, trees and gate to a secret garden. Papers from Pretty Tuff, absolutely fabulous papers, images from Seasons of Sundae. Everything folds flat, as the upright trees are attached to folding 3d square "tubes". I am entering this into the Polka Doodles challenge.
Monday, 21 November 2011
I made this card for my daughters 29th birthday on Friday. I have mainly used grey papers from a digital download on Cuddly Buddly called slate, yellow basic cardstock, a few gems and a bit of glitter on the butterfly. I like using this shape card, it allows me to be creative on the front and do the sentiment stuff inside. This card is 8 x 8, my favourite size, but expensive to post.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
This is a card I made using the free papers from the Making cards magazine, it's a brilliant resource and shows quite advanced projects which I like. I'm a little disappointed about the Jones Tones puff paint, especially on the fold line of the card, it made it look like polyfiller! Next time I shall leave it off. I am going to make a few of these for family members for Christmas.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
3 flowers, 2 buttons (they are layered) and a ribbon. I am using downloaded papers from Cuddly Buddly, called slate and also one of my favourite characters, Angus MacFluff. The large flower is made with felted fabric which has been cut with a Tim Holz die and then stitched together. This card I have actually made for my brothers 50th birthday.. I hope he likes it.
My shaped card, I used the "Just a note" cartridge to cut my basic design, and cut bits off to suit my card. I used the new CD Pretty Tuff for papers and most of the toppers. I used the little girl from the Sundae of Seasons CD and coloured in her with Promarkers. I have cut a mirror and frame from Cricut essentials cartridge, and that is behind the door. I usually distress my work and add tons of dots and dashes, but this time I thought the images did it all.
Friday, 4 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
What would I do without my Cricut! Everything has been cut out on it to produce this card, now you might think so what... I have to make 36 + .... exactly! The image is from Cuddly Buddly, my favourite, but I cheated, I printed off the coloured in version, I didn't have time to promarker it.... and the next 35 or so... mind you Mel Heaton Photocopies her coloured in images, ummm might have to do that !!! Anyway a 6x6 " card for colleagues, next door neighbours etc etc etc.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
White on white is very tricky! I used an image from Cuddly Buddly, one of my favourites actually. Mounted him on silver card, slightly distressing the edges with inks. Used my ribbler on some white pearlised paper and attached a satin ribbon. The doily is from my Ornamental Iron 2 cricut cartridge, my favaourite at the moment. I slightly distressed this too. I added 3 pearly buttons and finished it all with some sparkly gems, this was all mounted onto an 8x8" card, hope you like it.
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Great fun to make, they smell lovely... I might make some more of these. I used the Ornamental Iron 2, plus Winter Woodland and floral embellishment. Super Duper cartridges, oh and I used my Promarkers, Jones Tones glitter which is the best, and a little diamonte stud ! You can't beat a bit of bling.
My entry into the Polka Doodles challenge, I'm new to this sort of thing, but I really must try to enter it every week, it focuses the mind! I used:
1 x 8x8" card blank
Burgundy background card
Polka Doodles paper from Seasons of Sundae, printed in greyscale
Brown background card
Paper from my stash using Photo vintage distress inks
and using a pretty stamp from Kars on the outside edge
Pretty organza/satin ribon with Grey promarker highlights
2 buttons from stash
Pics from Joanna Sheen's "enchanted dreams " by Josephine Wall.
The whole thing took my an hour. Thanks for looking
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Some more lovely digi stamps from cuddly buddly, I think these ones were free, the quality is very good, I love the little girls on the mushrooms. Anyway I was thinking of doing a video and posting to You tube to show how some of my cards are put together. I need some courage first though lol!
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Mum was really pleased with my special card to her. It was all cut with my Cricut, I used distress inks too, and lots of glue !!!
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
I love these papers and colours, I went to Ali Pali at the weekend, it was the Knitting and stitching show, I've been going for about 20 years... well a long time anyway. I bought some ribbons and buttons there, and couldn't wait to use them, so here they are with my favourite digital stamp.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Do to the fact that I have had to work full time for nearly 2 weeks with another whole week to go, there has been little crafting going on in my house. I have made my Grandson a Lightening McQueen card, and gift tags as the little fellow is 5 tomorrow! And I made couple of cards for people at work. I have however agreed to make 2 boxes of 12 cards for the Hospice in Bury St Edmunds to help raise funds. This will give me a chance to use up the hundreds of cut outs from Nikky's CD's, well it only seems right! lol
Saturday, 20 August 2011
This was made using the Flower Shoppe cricut cartridge which I love love love. The sign is wooden letters, and although quite small it fits nicely between the upper part of the door and the ceiling. It measures only 10" high... I love it!