Thursday, 28 April 2011

A (Royal) Anniversary card.

I was asked yesterday afternoon, by a friend at work, to make an
anniversary card (for today!) - for her to give to her
Sister and B.I.L... "and can it say something like
shared with Prince William and Kate 2011..?"


So this is what I came up with!

I used Pink Petticoat 'Old fashioned girl' papers, and cut the heart out myself.
I punched the flowers and leaves, added gems
and printed the words directly onto the papers.
PS....She loved it!!!!! Yeeaaahhh!!! x

Friday, 22 April 2011

Birthdays coming up.

I just LOVE being on holiday from work, so I can sit and craft!

 So, this card is for a cousin of mine, who simply adores owls!
Every year, I make her a card with an owl theme, and I don't like to use the same owl twice!
She always likes the cards I send he, so lets hope this one is no different.
(She is going to be 12 this time...I think!)
I used cordinations card, paper from my 12 x 12 stash, ribbon  was from HOTP,
punched-out flowers, gems, and image from download.

 I love this image! I think this card is just right for many occassions...
A little birdie told me....'you're moving house'
...'you got a new job'
...'theres some good news in your family'
....anything, really!
I used plenty of my fave - Glossy Accents - but it's hard to see in the pic.

I made this for a friend who has a birthday coming up.
Just wanted to send her a bright and cheery card, as she has a lot on at the min and want her
to know I didn't forget her.
Image from a digi download... made from 4 different elements, which I put
together and arranged.
Paper from stash, and puched flowers with gems. x

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Good luck, girls!

I made these cards yesterday, for two girls I know who are doing the S.A.T's in a couple of weeks.

I used an image from google as the girls both love the "bluenose"bears and I thought this
 one was perfect, with the books and apple!
I used some glossy accents on the apple and his nose.
I can't remember where I got the backing paper from...

I used the same image,  inked the edges, matted it and drew some stitching round the edge.
A couple of gems in the corners and a flower
with leaves finished this off.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Easter cards!

I haven't made any easter cards before, so this morning, I thought I would make a couple this year...

 I found some Pink Petticoat images that I haven't used before..
as soon as I decided I was going to make some Easter cards, I remembered them!
I inked the edges of everything, and used some spotty paper:-
( I think it is Docrafts paper from waaay back! )
I coloured the image with my watercolour pencils to get a soft colour.

 This card, I have just put in the post to my Niece!
Again, another PP image.
The paper was part of a 12 x 12 pack I bought in a pound shop last year! (Bargain!)

This image is a download.
I put the sentiment with the image, matted it and inked the edge.
I have aslo embossed around the edge of the image and added some
 punched daisies in the corners. x

Monday, 18 April 2011

Some more cards I made recently.

Yeah! My second post...

 I made this recently for a friend...who loves dogs!
I can't remember where I got the image 'cos I have had it a long time, but I thought it was so cute.
The backing paper is from DCWV.
The flower is from my stash.
Oh, and of course I had to use some glossy accents...on his eyes. x

 I was asked to make this one for a 10 yr old girl...I had one evening to do it!
As soon as I found the image and knew it was what I wanted,
I found a similar backing paper in my 12 x 12 stash.
You can't tell in the pic,
but I decoupaged the dress and the ribbon. x

Yet another card I have been asked to make....
The brief, "an 18 card for a male, who is training the be a chef."
Thank goodness for digi downloads!
I decoupaged the chefs hat and put glossy accents on the 18.
It went down well, I am told! x

Sunday, 17 April 2011

My first post!

Hi and welcome to my new blog!

I shall be sharing my crafty creations with you.

First off, is some cards I made recently...

I used a digi download for this 'amateur dramatics' card that I was asked to make.
The brief was...
 "a card for Hubbys brother, who is turning 50 and into amateur dramatics!"
Lots of glossy-accents gave this design that 3D touch.
(Oh, and she - the buyer - loved it!)

I was also asked to make this card...
I used Dovecraft papers - I just love those rows of handbags!
To make the '60' I printed of a template and covered it with some HOTP paper.
Lots of gems added extra sparkle.
And not forgetting that lovely flower, and handbag sentiment (from craftwork cards).

Finally, this was another card I made recently.
Do you know what?.. I haven't a clue how I did it!
Sounds stupid, I know!
I just sat down and had a play in Adobe (I think).
I was really pleased when I finshed the image and stuck in to the card I had already embossed,
with some ribbon across the bottom edge. 

Thankyou for any comments you may leave on my blog.
I hope to add here regularly! x