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Showing posts from April, 2018

The Final Ones!

Here are the last of the cards and because I wanted quick ones, I went for my old favourite of the Altenew butterfly with the watercolour effect.  Again, different sentiments were added.

Batchmaking Part III!

Here are the penultimate cards from last weekend.  This time I used a technique demonstrated a year or so ago which allows you to make two slightly different cards at the same time.  I used a Tattered Lace dragonfly die to stencil through for one card and then used the actual die cut for the second one.  Add different sentiments and you have a few cards made in little or no time at all.

Batchmaking Part II

Here are the next set of cards I made.  When I first made the original new home card, I painted the whole sheet of chipboard shapes in one go, that way I only got covered in paint just the once! I used different sized cards and different sentiments - these were from Wonky Tonk and thought they were ideal to go with the quirky houses.

Batchmaking Part I

I have now finished photographing all the cards I made last weekend (nearly 30 in total!) so thought I would share how I batchmake.  I showed a card last week with was very simple and quick to make and this is an ideal card to change slightly with colour and wording to enable me to build up a supply of finished cards.  So here we go, there are quite a few of them I'm afraid and more to come!

Simple "With Love"

Today I'm showing another card I made recently which I had seen demonstrated by Lydia of Altenew.  I loved the simplicity of the card but didn't have the stamps in question so improvised and found a heart stamp from Inky Doodles and chose some colours from the Distress Oxides. I found a sentiment which matched the image and heat embossed it onto black card.  Unlike Lydia's card, I didn't want the sentiment placed through the hearts as it blocked out most the image (my hearts must have been a lot smaller!), so placed it underneath.

More Free Hugs!

I really loved using these stamps and dies from Sizzix so here's a few more variations of cards with them...

Free Hugs

I had a very productive weekend and managed to complete over thirty cards! So, this is the first - I saw this card demonstrated on TV at the weekend by the very talented Pete Hughes of Sizzix.  I loved the card he made and seeing as I already had the products, I gave it a go and this is the end result...

Say Yes to New Adventures!

Today's card is one I made for a friend who has recently moved to London with her family.  It's very clean and simple in design but actually took me a while to make because all the parts of the house had to be primed and handpainted. Greyboard house is from Tando, sentiment is from Wonky Tonk, paints are Dylusions and layering die is from Stamps by Me.

Birthday Wishes

I'm finally catching up with my postings.  Today's card was made a client who is more of a friend.  The image is from Stamps by Me and the sentiment is an old Stampin' Up one.  Love the watercolour effect these stamps give.

Cheeky Chappy!

Here's another card I made last month for a family member...just love this image from AALL & Create!  Kept the style very clean and simple as it was for a boy.  I added Glossy Accents to his eyes and 3d'd his hands/paws to make him look a bit more realistic.

Love Birds

Yet again, I am behind with my blogging! so here is a card I made quite recently for no apparent reason!  I love making cards when they're not for a specific person or occasion - when I can just go in my craft room and play. I haven't yet decided if this will be for a wedding or anniversary so haven't bothered to finish the inside - will do that when I make a final decision.  All products used are from AMD. Thought I would also sneak this one in as well!  It's the usual 12" x 6" card which I have made plenty of in the past and was a commission for a lady who has ordered from me in the past...nice to know she likes my cards.