Monday, 31 October 2016

Christmas Scene Decoration

I saw this project designed by Anna Marie nearly a year ago and have been desperate to make it ever since and have just found the time.  It is a little time consuming as you have to wait for the different mediums to dry but I'm pleased with the end result (even if it did take me nearly an hour to work out how to make the gnome's hat!)

I added some craft lights which don't show so well in the beautiful sunshine we are having today but they do make the project look very special...such a nice finishing touch.








Monday, 17 October 2016

Another Blue One!

I've been making more of these cards as there are a few more "special" birthdays coming up for some lovely ladies.


This one's blue themed...mainly the luck of the draw as I made the flowers a couple of weeks ago which are different colours and just happened to pick this one out.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Wedding

A friend of mine is getting married this weekend so have made her a card and small gift.



Of course, I had to make something for it to go in so recycled a large paper bag and also made a tag.  Unfortunately, the colour hasn't come out right - it's actually a soft lilac but appears as grey!




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!