Monday, 16 February 2015

Catching Up!

I haven't been on my Blog for a while so thought I'd better catch up with some cards I've made recently.

The first three were all for the same person who moved house, had a birthday and became a Granny - all in the space of a week!

I've used a Whipper Snapper stamp for the first card which I have paper pieced and used PM's.  Used various papers for the background and a bunting die plus a Pink Petticoat sentiment which has been cut out using a Spellbinders die.





This second card used a LOTV image from their Taster Packs - these are ideal for quick cards as they are already coloured! Used a Sue Wilson embossing folder for the background, SU card stock and various dies plus a couple of embellishments.




This baby card was another quick card using a topper which I seem to have had for ages, a Spellbinders die, a cuttlebug embossing strip and a small piece of ribbon.



Finally, I wanted to make a special card for my Sister's birthday and after being confined to bed last weekend, it gave me the perfect excuse to watch the very talented Sue Wilson on Create & Craft.  This card is her design apart from the fact that she used a different die for the centre of the card and I also used a Pink Petticoat sentiment.  Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do it justice - it's just so pretty in real life!




Monday, 29 September 2014

Winter Wonderland

Well, this is a first for me today…I've always admired the "cluttered" type of cards but never managed to pluck up the courage to have a go, that is, until today.

I've had a Magnolia stamp for a couple of years now which I always thought was cute so decided to put Edwin to the test!



I coloured him with Promarkers and no, he isn't that suntanned in real life!  Used some flowersoft for his hat and then die cut him with a Spellbinders die and inked the edges.  Covered the shaped card (another first for me!) with Magnolia paper and added a couple more bits which had been distressed around the edges.  Then added all the bits - webbing, bobble ribbon, snowflake dies and Christmas tree dies, all covered in glitter and stickles!  Finally, used an old sentiment from Studio G and again added a bit of ink and glitter around the edges.  Must admit, was quite pleased with the result.

I'm entering this card in the CCT challenge "Dies and Punches" and also the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Oh How Cute".




Monday, 8 September 2014

Black and White

Good Morning to anyone that continues to read my blog!  

Today's submission is a card a friend asked me to make - she wanted one for a girl who liked to shop, especially for shoes.



Used an image which I was given some years ago from Rubber Romance and decided to keep it as it was with no colouring.  Base card is made up with black cardstock and a white piece which has been embossed with the Sue Wilson Heart Lattice embossing folder.  Used a Tonic punch to make the band underneath the image and a Darkroom Door string sentiment.  Made a bow with some silky crush ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and added some silver and black voile, a black dazzler and some black sticky gems.

Entering this in The Ribbon Girl challenge which is to add ribbons.




Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Combination

A friend of mine had seen the Christmas cards I've been making lately and asked if I could make her two special cards so decided to stay on the same kind of theme but mix the images and layouts up a little and this is what I came up with.


This time I opted for the Santa image which has been heat embossed to give him a sparkle and I die cut him using the Tonic Royal Frame as this was the largest one I had to fill the 8" x 8" card.  The base of the card is layered with mirricard and plain white cardstock embossed with my favourite Sue Wilson embossing folder.  Used silver mesh ribbon from The Ribbon Girl across the card and also to make the bow which I finished with an SU large flat backed pearl.  Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat cut with a Spellbinders label die then finally, punched out some snowflakes (Martha Stewart) and covered them with glitter and then added a sparkly gem to the centres and to some of the frame.

I'm entering this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge "Anything Goes".


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Oh Christmas Tree!

I'm really into 'pretty' cards at the moment with bows and sparkle, especially in white/silver so here's another one I was experimenting with.


I've heat embossed the main image in silver and added some piercing around it.  I've layered the main card with mirricard and plain white card stock which has been embossed with my favourite Sue Wilson embossing folder (can't get enough of this one at the moment!) and added some sparkly silver mesh ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and also made a big bow out of it with a large gem from SU.  Snowflakes are made from a Martha Stewart punch and then dipped in glitter with more little gems added to their centres and finally, printed off a sentiment from Pink Petticoat and die cut it with a Spellbinders die.




Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sparkly Santa

I've been playing with my craft stash trying to create a traditional Christmas card and although I've recently been using 8" x 8" cards, thought I would return to the smaller size.  I made two of these but with different sentiments.



I've used a stamp with I've had for years called Santa Collage and have heat embossed him - unfortunately, the photo doesn't show his sparkle!  I've die cut him with a Tonic die.  The card base has been layered with mirricard and white card which has been embossed with my favourite Sue Wilson embossing folder and attached some silver mesh ribbon onto it from The Ribbon Girl.  Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat die cut with a Spellbinders label die and then made the snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, spray adhesive, glitter and a gem from SU.


Saturday, 23 August 2014

70th Birthday

Here's a card I finished today which a friend asked me to make for her Mum.


I love using these 8" x 8" cards at the moment and managed to fill it with plenty of products!  The image is, of course, Penny Black and is called "A Tender Hug". I've coloured it with Promarkers and added a teeny weeny bit of glitter pen to the flowers.  Image has been cut out with a Woodware punch with a little distress ink around the edge and then layered onto Tattered Lace Studley dies which have been shadowed in pink and white.  This, in turn, has been layered onto white and pink card stock - the white card stock has been embossed with a Sue Wilson embossing folder.  Sentiment is Paper Smooches cut with a Spellbinders die.  I also added Liquid Pearls around the whole card. Crystal numbers are from Dovecraft.


All the pretties are from The Ribbon Girl apart from the dazzler with I got from Create & Craft.


Finally, I layered the inside with white and pink card stock and used a sentiment from Elzybells and a little flower image from  Studio G and finished with a touch of doodling around the edge.

I'm entering this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge - "To Die For".