Sunday, 25 September 2016

Another 'Significant" Male Birthday!

I was asked to make this card with instructions that it should be air force blue, 8" x 8" in size and have the age on the front.  Well, this was the nearest I could get to the colour but it then took me over an hour to work out which colour which go best with the blue and how to fill the card so the sentiment wasn't lost.  In the end, I decided to mount the sentiment on a large die cut and add a little bit of kraft card.


Papers are from Pink Petticoat, embossing folder is Tonic and dies are a mixture of MFT, Tattered Lace and Tim Holtz.  Sentiment is Penny Black.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Happy 70th Sue!

I was asked to make a "special" card for someone's 70th birthday - the colour and the wording were chosen by the customer. Used the usual design with plenty of embellishments!


Thursday, 22 September 2016

My Fairy Godmother!

Here's a card I made for a friend and thought this stamp was absolutely perfect!  I have had my eye on this image for a while and managed to justify buying it a couple of weeks ago.  I'm not the greatest colourist in the world and I'm a bit rusty as it's been a while since I made the effort to sit down and colour an image.  Therefore, I stamped out a few of these images in case of mistakes and even though they're not brilliant, I was pleased with my efforts… which means I was able to make more than one card!


This second one has been added to a bigger card (8" x 8") so decided it needed layering.  Therefore, inked up some plain white card with Distress Inks to try and colour match Edna's dress.


Another 'Number' Card!

Another male card needed with a significant birthday, so decided to do the same as the 18th card.  I seem to go from one extreme to another….large cards full of embellishments and then smaller ones with a very clean and simple layout - really don't think I have one particular style!


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Golden Wedding

One of my clients is celebrating her Golden Wedding Anniversary this weekend so thought it deserved a "special" kind of card, so came up with this.


Inspiration is from Anna Marie (again!)…just love making this type of card.  It's quite a large card - measures 12" x 6" with all kind of embellishments added to it.  

Delivered it today and she was extremely pleased with it and it has pride of place in her lounge ready for her party this weekend!

Monday, 19 September 2016

A Quick 18th Card

I've got a long list of cards to make at the moment, so was looking for something quick for my Nephew who will be 18.  Have made this card before so thought I would try it in blue and red. The longest part was waiting for the liquid glass to dry on the red 18 - you can just see the shine on it in the photo but unfortunately, it doesn't show the dimension.


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Batch Making!

Had a couple of cards to make for friends so decided to take the opportunity to make a few of the same to stock up.













…and a sneaky couple of New Home cards!



Whoops! nearly forgot the card for my nephew for his GCSE results…




Friday, 12 August 2016

My First Christmas Card!

I saw this card demonstrated by Sue Wilson last year and have only just got around to having a go!


I'm not completely happy with the colour of the holly as I feel it is a little too bright.

More of the Same!

After making the 1st Birthday card the other day, thought I would use up the remainder of the Forever Friends decoupage pad with some quick, clean and simple cards.

The first one is using the reverse/pyramid style instead of the usual decoupage, whilst the second and third are the traditional decoupage.