Sunday, 29 May 2011

My friends got married yesterday.... and... dogs in the bath!?!

I made them this card weeks ago...and now I can finally show it to you,
'cos I know she looks at my blog.

 I wanted to make them a card which would
fit their sea-side themed wedding.
I knew they were having the reception looking out over the sea, near to where they live,
having fish and chips, then ice-cream for their meal
and having shells, etc on the tables,
so I created this card ...using a photo and some editing in photoshop...I'm quite
proud of myself!
Hope they like it when they open it! xxx

I was asked to make a card for Amie (aged 12)...
and I know she has a cute, little white dog, so thought this image could be just right!
I decoupaged the flowrs, the soap and the suds, and glossy-accented all the bubbles and dogs noses.
The backing paper is a really old docrafts paper....
I think we all bought this set...and have loads left! x

Friday, 27 May 2011

A wedding cake card

Just a quick one tonight...only one card... but, I need you to answer my question...

Ok... the question...what else does this need?
I embossed each cake layer, added liquid pearls
and icicle stickles,
and a little edgeing on each of the "cakes" with my decorative scissors. it finished?
I can't quite decide!
Suggestions appreciated! x

Friday, 20 May 2011

This weeks cards

I have been making some more cards this week....

 I just made this card (and the one below) last night..for a friend who loves shoes.
You might not believe this, but the shoes are actually from
wrapping paper!  Looking through
my stuff, I realised it was the only shoe stuff I had!
I cut carefully round the shoe,
popped it onto card and cut carefully round it again.
It gave it some proper strength.
I used 3-d foam to mount onto the embossed background... I love this background!
I scalloped the edge ...and cut quite a bit off.
The peel-off is one of my fave sentiment that font!

I made this card last night, too. 
Again, I used a wrapping paper shoe and this time I used a backing paper from my stash.
I hand-wrote the sentiment.

 Just like the other stack-of-present-cards I have made,
I used my own template and covered it with baby papers, and a couple
of cute little bears from nitwits. Ribbon is from my stash.

 I made this one for a friend, whose fave colour is green.
The papers are from papermania and the little presents are diecuts ..also papermania.
I love the little tags that craftwork cards sell (on top of stack).
Ribbon from stash.

This was such a difficult card to come up with...
 a card, for a 17 yr old boy...and I have been making him cards since he was 12
so he had games console cards, bike cards, sport cards, etc.
I think he will think this quite "street" and "trendy" ...but, who knows?
I'm not too sure about the minds of 17 yr old males!
Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Just a quick 2.....

A mid-week post!

 I made this card recently, from me and hubby, for a friend who is going through a tough time.
I wanted her to know we care, and we are thinking about her.
I have had this digi-frame for a while...  and I found
the sentiment on the www.
I decoupaged the butterfly, the big flower and the little hearts
and added some gems.
Hope she likes it! x

This is for a male I know, who is just about to turn 17. Such an awkward age to make a card for!
I didn't want cutsie, and he doesn't have a lot of hobbies - except his xbox -
and I have made him an xbox card before!
He loves his bike though, and he is into free-running, so I thought
this image would suit fine! x

Sunday, 15 May 2011

A stack of presents!

Blogging twice in one weekend.... I LOVE weekends!

I was having a think recently, about making some shaped cards...
and I thought this would be an easy start!
I made a template and decided to make a "men" type card..they are always so
difficult to make!
I used docrafts papers and a craftwork cards tag.
Ribbon is from my stash.

Exactly the same method again, I made a baby girl bundle...
The bears are from the nitwits collection, bear necessities, I think.
There is a girlie stack I made, in the next post down....  x

Friday, 13 May 2011

Feels like a long time,...

...Since I last blogged! Oh, the joys of being back in work!

 After making the good luck card with this bear on, I was asked to make
another bear card , for a friend called Alice.
I used HOTP paper, a dab of glossy accents here and there,
and some punched flowers with pearls.
She loved the card!

I was having a play with photoshop and realised I could take an image from my pc and
change it's colour. This dress and bag were red.
It's so easy to do!
So I thought I would make it into this card for a friend to give her sister.

 This was a card order too...
I haven't made a Holy Communion card before and I was a bit nervous about it....
I was specifically asked to use an image with a boy,
and she wanted his name too.
Luckily, it was what she was after. Phew!

 I just LOVE this image!
Its by Debbie Mumm...I love her stuff.
I added the text myself, in photoshop. Obviously, I used some glossy accents,
and pearls!

I just made this card last night...
I have been wanting to try a shaped card for a while.
I made my own template and
used docrafts appers for the different parcels.
The 'birthday wishes' tag is from craftwork cards, and
I made the other tag myself.
Think I may try this one with other papers and colours. x