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".



Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Happy Birthday Terry!

This image was ideal for the person I needed to make a card for - a friend's husband who works extremely hard and helps me out with jobs as well but who has "his own armchair" where he has his downtime!


The image is LOTV from a pre-coloured pad which I love because it saves me a lot of time, papers are My Minds Eye and punch SU on which I have stamped a MFT sentiment. Webbing, string and button from my stash.


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Here's a card which turned out exactly how I planned it which is a first in my own cardmaking experience!  I needed to make a card for a dear friend of mine for her silver wedding anniversary and wanted to make it quite special because I was her only Bridesmaid.


This is quite a large card for me - 8" x 8" so for the background I used some silver mirricard and a plain piece of white card which I embossed with a Sue Wilson embossing folder and then sprayed with Spray and Sparkle.  The main image is LOTV taken from one of their art pads and layered this onto a Tattered Lace die which again, had been covered in Spray and Sparkle. Then added some silver mesh, white tulle and crushed silk ribbon together with a couple of silver pins and a dazzler.  Flowers were also given the Spray & Sparkle treatment (I love that stuff!) and finally added a sentiment from Paper Smooches together with some sticky gems.  Must admit I was really pleased with the end result!

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



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Yes, Another Pink Card!

Making good use of the SU pink card stock!  Here's another one, a birthday card made using a DoCrafts topper I found in my stash.


The two dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs and Lil'Inkers and the embossing folder is a Sue Wilson design which I absolutely adore!  The fairy cake sentiment came with the topper and adhesive pearls are from HobbyHouse.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

(Still) in the Pink!

I seem to be on a roll with the pink card stock at the moment! Here's a couple of cards I've made recently - the first was for a friend's birthday so used one of my all time favourite brands, Penny Black.


The image is called "A Tender Hug!" and is coloured with Copics/Spectrum Noir, and added a little glitter to the flowers with a glitter pen.  Cut and layered this image with Nesties.  Base of card is made up with SU card stock, Sue Wilson embossing folder and a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs (which I made the mistake of sticking on the wrong way because I was distracted with the football on TV!). Sentiment is Paper Smooches stamped onto an MFT die.  Finally, added some flat backed pearls from Hobby House.

The second card is for one of my elderly ladies who is currently in hospital.  


I've used the Studley set of dies from Tattered lace cut in white and pink and shadowed slightly to give a bit of colour.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the flowers from my stash. Would really have liked to have added a few more bigger flowers, however, needed to fit this card in an envelope rather than a box.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Pretty in Pink

Here's a card I made recently for a friend who needed something for a Church Blessing following a marriage.  I love this image and do have the actual stamp, but to save time, used one of Lily of the Valley's pre-coloured images…makes life so simple!


I used some SU pink card stock then covered it with the Tonic Beautiful Bramble die cut from Centura Pearl card.  The image has been cut with a Nestie then added a bow, flowers and heart hat pin (all from The Ribbon Girl)to finish it.