Can't believe another year has come and gone. 2011 wasn't a bad year but it wasn't a great one either. I'm hopeful for 2012. I would like to wish everyone a very happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.
Saturday, 31 December 2011
I found my camera today after it going 'walkies' since before Christmas. I took down all my decorations and when I was tidying up there it was. I thought I would share some of the last minute cards I made.
I used The Snowman paper kit and a goody bag from Craftwork Card that I got for a fiver. Excellent value for money.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
I like the simplicity of black and white and I found this little topper among my Christmas embellishments so I thought I would keep the theme.
I have layered the topper on to some black card, then silver mirri card and lastly some bright white card. I finished the look with some small gems in the corner.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
I'm really in the mood to get some of my Christmas cards done. Nothing too complicated or dimensional - thinking of postal costs again.
I made this card from scraps I had in my drawer and the little girl topper is from a kit off Create & Craft. Cute!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I'm feeling Christmassy today. It might have something to do with the reall rubbish weather we're having at the minute. It's really cold today.
I like this Forever Friends image and rather than layer everything up on my card I have designed it all as a flat layer on the computer and then printed it off. This will help reduce postage costs at Christmas.
Monday, 30 May 2011
Sorry about no post yesterday. I went to get out of bed and my back just 'popped'. I couldn't straighten or bend, I just stood stooped over. Many painkillers later I could walk a bit but nothing else. This card I'm going to show you comes courtesy of NUROFEN. Hahahaha.
I used some images and paper from a docrafts CD rom I had. I also used some gold mirri card to layer it on to. See you tomorrow.
Saturday, 28 May 2011
I thought I would make another card for Cathair just so his mum would have a choice. This one is an easel card.
The image is one from the My Craft Studio Bunny Snuffles CD. I added a background and some text. The background stripy papers are from a crafter's companion CD, and the buttons are just some I had.
Friday, 27 May 2011
I made this for a colleague's little boy who will be one next month.
I have used papers and pyramage from Popcorn the Bear CD from Crafter's Companion. I have matted them on to some textured gold mirri board.
The sentiment I made using alphabet peel offs coloured green with a peel off marker. The clear gems were also coloured with the same pen.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
I have rediscovered my Seraphina CD and it has some lovely images on it so I thought this one would make a perfect card for a little boy's birthday.
I printed off the background which I matted on to a cream card blank. The little mouse image has been decoupaged to add depth and dimension.
I have used gems in different sizes to represent the bubbles.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
I have used a square card blank today to make this thank you card.
The card blank is covered with a pale green polka dot fabric. I have then layered a doily - told you I liked these - as a base for my topper.
The topper is one from Kanban and I have decoupaged it up using foam pads.
As a finishing touch I layered a small PC generated sentiment on to mint glitter card and then silver card before finishing with some silver card candi.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
I enjoyed making the card yesterday so much I thought I would try another one. I'm liking my doilies, can you tell?
Again I started with a foiled card blank. This time the frame I decoupaged up to add extra dimension. The doily I edged with chalk.
The sentiment is one I printed from the PC. I mounted it on to a little tag and then I added a silver card candi to each side
I quite like this style but I'll try something different tomorrow.
Monday, 23 May 2011
I thought I would try something a little bit different. I always like to try new styles and each one is my new favourite for a while, so guess what?
I have used a foiled card blank to start with. I have also used a doily which I edged with a soft gold chalk. The topper and frame came from a kit I bought a while ago. I finished it off with some card candi
I like the doily. It came from a set of 74 in 3 different sizes I found in Poundland. Bargain!
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Another challenge from the LIM team. Butterflies this week. I didn't break out in as big a sweat this week.
This first attempt is using a butterfly digi stamp I had but I stamped it continuously to create a border and then just added a suitable stamp.
This is a little digi stamp I use quite a lot for thank you cards. Again I just added a little sentiment to finish off.
This one I have stamped a flourish corner and a butterfly. After colouring the butterfly I added some butterfly trails with a sakura gel pen.
Saturday, 21 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
This was a little topper I found lying at the bottom of a drawer and I decided to use it as the focal point on a monochrome card. The black spotty paper is a free paper I found online. The black and white strips are just scraps I had lying about.
The flower has been embossed using a Crafter's Companion embossing board and then highlighted with a gem.
I love these flowers
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
I made this card for a friend's birthday. A friend who loves cake!!!
I used a cream card as my base and layered up some matching papers on to gold mirri card. The sentiment has been produced on my PC.
I have used clear gems coloured with peel off markers to high light the sprinkles on the cup cake.
Monday, 16 May 2011
I was looking through some CD's I had and I discovered Souffle the duck from Crafter's Companion. How cute is he!
Then on the 'steps' fo the card I have layered some co-ordinating papers and then I have used some single images of souffle.
The little 'Just for You' sentiment has been printed off from my PC.
On the back I have added a matching insert panel just to finish it off.
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Another card for the LIM challenge. This week it's embossing.
I have used a freebie stamp set from a magazine. I have stamped directly onto white pearlescent card using Versa Mark and sprinkled with ultra fine embossing powder which I heated from behind.
To add some colour I have used brush markers and a waterbrush to achieve the watercoloured look.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
This card is very similar to one I made last month. I was commissioned to make this one with just a little alteration - no decorative pins and coloured ribbon instead of white.
The image is printed on to cream super smooth paper and I have glittered some little highlights. The sentiment was printed from the PC but as it was white I coloured it with Ivory Promarker.
The ribbon bow was also white and I used promarkers Blush & Ivory to blend it in. I have matted the main image on to gold mirri board and then pale pink glitter card again using Pinflair gel.