Monday, 28 November 2011

It must nearly be Christmas!!! I'm updating my blog!!

Well its been so long since I posted I'd almost forgotten how to do it! I am still around! and making the occasional cards but to be honest card making has taken a bit of a back seat over the past year. I still enjoy making and creating but card making has always been more a hobby for me. Please leave me a comment at the end of this post, so I can see if anybody (other than you, Mum!) is still checking for updates!! LOL

I have recently been to my very first Stampin Up party! Through a friend, I found a demonstrator in my local area! Hooray and am even now considering hosting a party of my own. I am hoping that this gives me a kick start back into making cards! I am ashamed to say I have been and bought cards from the shops over the past few months too. So lazy.

I do have a few cards to share though, this being the most recent. I was asked to make a 1st Anniversary card, with the following requirements: to use;

Sheet Music "The Luckiest" by Ben Folds
A Photo of the happy couple on their wedding day
The Colour Purple as this was the theme of the Wedding
x2 Poems
and A Picture of Pooh Sticks Bridge

I printed the sheet music onto clear acetate and fixed it over the top of some thick iridescent vellum using purple brads. I printed the photo onto Bazzil criss cross white card ( it gives a canvas effect) which I then mounted and layered using more vellum and purple card. I've tied a nice satin bow around the bottom of the photo and added a purple adhesive stone to finish. The photo and pictures are all fixed with foam pads so they stand out. The x2 poems are adhered to the back of the card together with a personalised message.
I'm not going to push it so will leave it at just the one card for today! I'll be back soon with some more updates! I Promise!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Shabby Chic & Quickutz Butterflies

This is my second version of this card! And I like this one a little more than the last! The papers are part of the Pink Petticoat Vintage Florals set, which came free in a magazine! I absolutely love them! I've kept the layout of the card quite simple. The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with my trusty old nestabilities! This time I've added a bow of blue gingham ribbon instead of the pink I used last time, which I think stands out a bit better.
I've used my quickutz die for the butterflies! a very good buy! I use it quite a lot! and I've stuck them on with foam pads and added lots of little blue adhesive stones, to make them stand out.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Mishka Mooshka Mickey Mouse

This card was made by request! My oldest, Adam, put his order in for his own birthday card when I was busy making the pink 30th birthday card a while back!!! This one is from his brother, James! For the faces, I found a colouring page which I've printed off onto a skin tone coloured piece of card. I've then cut out of the template, the eyes, nose and the black part of the mouth. I've used my nesties to cut out the circles. I drew on Minnie's eyelashes and made her a bow from my ribbon stash! Its amazing how easily Mickey was transformed into a Minnie!

My Baby Boy is 5 Today!!!

Where has that time gone? Well there really was no doubt about what to put on his card! He is absolutely 100% Disney Cars obsessed and what with the next movie due to be released on 22nd July I decided to "Cars 2" theme the card! I did a quick google search for some images and found this fantastic image. The Cars 2 movie is about a world series Grand Prix. On this picture from left to right is Tokyo, London & Paris and they all merge into eachother. I decided to split it into three and came up with this 3 page card. I printed two copies so that I could cut out and layer on the main characters.

I can't wait to see his reaction when he opens this!

Happy Birthday Adam!!!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Forever Friends Daddy Card

I made this card quite recently for a friend. The Lettering is all cut out by hand and then mounted on foam pads. I've used the same teal spotty paper for the inside of the balloons to tie it all together. The sentiment was printed directly onto the card. I scanned in the Forever Friends bear onto the computer and then I've mirrored it and printed it off, so that I have them facing in different directions.I recently made a similar "Dad" version for Father's Day too.
Thanks for looking.


Diamond Anniversary

This card is very much inspired by Deb's! Thank You!! Again!! I've just bought this leafy fern punch and this was my first time using it! I've seen it used on so many cards and have admired it for ages! I've made a few Diamond Anniversary cards before, but I felt the need to try something a bit different this time. I've made this a gate fold card. Under the sentiment, I've added a small piece of velcro so it can be stuck down to look flatter. The card is still able to stand when closed. I love the simplicity of the white on white, with just a small amount of matt silver card.I hope to make more like this one!


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Father's Day Cards

I've been really busy working on Father's Day cards over the past couple of weeks. I decided to try out my Elzybells DIY bear for the first time. I chose quite a simple layout, and I think this is my favourite layout of the moment! lots of layers! The sentiment is computer generated. The papers are Making Memories.
I've also used the same layout to come up with this golf card too. I've used my cuttlebug embossig folder to emboss the golf ball, and I've then mounted it with foam pads.
I think this pringle style paper was part of a Shabby Princess kit. I'ts great! I use it on quite a lot of my masculine cards! Especially the Golf ones! This is yet another golfing card, this time using the Cuddly Buddly Country Gents image. I've changed the colour of his trousers as they were green on the downlaoded image. Again, I've used the cuttlebug folder to create an golf ball effect behind him. The sentiment is again a computer generated one which I've cut out using my nestabilities.

Thanks for looking.