Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Comissioned card

  "Can I have a card for kate - she's 16
and LOVES horses.  PS... not too girly!"
Well, I don't have a clue what to do,
and put it off, and put it off.
Then I started to play and it just came together.
I goggled and found the horse image.
I made the little rosette myself...a strip of paper which I folded over and over.
Computer generated sentiment printed directly onto the card.
Backing paper is a digi paper I have had for ages.
Flowers are also digi flowers I pinted out and cut round.
It was a hit!!! Phew!!!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

My new embossing folder...

A kindly person on docrafts, pointed out
an ebay seller who was selling this gorgeous embossing folder...

and I knew I had to have one! ( its by Darice...
called "butterflies" i think!)
(Well, it was very close to my birthday, so I got hubby to treat me :) )
I embossed it several times and made each one slightly different...
some have computer generated sentiments,
and some have a stamped sentiment.
Some have butterflies embossed,
or extra, punched butterflies added... with and without gems / sparkle.

I am entering the "with love" butterflies card into
the following challenge...
CAS on Sunday - Flutterby (closes 29/03/13)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Easter holidays have started! Yipeee!!!!

 I'm SO glad the easter hols are finally here!
So...I thought I would make some cards for my "box"...
I have used a few recently, and need some I can just pull out - last minute -
when the need arises. I made this to start with...
I used part of a paper I ha already used and was in my
"paper bits n bobs" folder. I always put the left over pieces and bits in there.
The cute stamp came free, with a card making mag, last month.
Butterflies are punched.
I would like to enter this into the challenges...
The perfect sentiment - challenge PSC71 (ENDS 27/03/13)
Card Making Mamas - Spring colours ( ends 29/03/13)

Monday, 11 March 2013

A couple more for Mothers day...

I was asked to make a couple of cards for the weekend...

The forst one was for a mum who was recieving a "Charlie Bear" for mothers day.
"Can I have a card to go with the bear?!"
This went down well! Phew!
Image from my pc....decoupaged bear and sunflowers,
(glossy accents added here and there. )
Fanciful flourish swirls.
Punched butterflies.

This card was for an auntie - who is like a mum.
This needed to be floral.
Image from pc...decoupaged tulips,
 on gingham paper from stash,
 with punched butterflies.
Both were well received! x

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

2 Mums..2 cards...

One for my Mum,
One for my Mother in Law...
Both - fab mums!

I have made a card for each Mum, each very similar!

I used...
Funky fairies digi paper (no longer online, sadly)
Hunkdory diecut birdcage - a bargain sheet, from Crab Apple crafts...Rosemerry merrys craft shop
at Lady Heyes, in Frodsham. (she and her hubby Nige, are so friendly, welcoming and chatty!)
Punched butterflies...with a little sparkle on their wings!
Handcut pennants.
Floral delights flowers - memory box die....with a little sparkle round the edges!
Computer generated sentiment.
Organza ribbon and gems from stash...had for yonks!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges... 
One stop craft challenge - Mothers Day (closes 08.03.13)
Glitter and Sparkle challenge - Mothers day /Ladies day (closes 09.03.13)
Sincerely Yours creations - Mothers day (closes 12.03.13)

Made in a similar way, using the same embellishments as the first card, 
only I made this one in my personal favourite colour...
a soft lilac. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges...
Creative creations - Just for Mum ( closes 17.03.13)
Songbird challenge - Mama I Love You (closes 15.03.13)
The Hybrid Chick - Fur or Feathers (closes 15.03.13)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Woop Woop!

Just a quick note tonight, to say....
I made the top 3 in the 
Clear it Out Challenge Blog!!!

I have never got anywhere in any of the challenges I have entered,
so I was really thrilled when I saw this news!

You can visit the challenge blog by clicking on the picture in my sidebar.