Monday, 16 June 2008
Initially what I wanted to do was to get a hand and footprint as the last one I did was when he was a baby. Well I didnt get either! Just a lot of messy splodges. We had a great time!
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Ive printed both the sentiment and the photos onto white doodlebug crisscross card and it gives it a real look of luxury and the photos look like the have been printed onto canvas.
The same chap also wanted a train related fathers day card to and suggested maybe Thomas the Tank Engine as a funny card. I've come up with this. I found the photo on the internet and worked from that. I wanted to make it a nice card with a slight hint of humor and I think its worked out well. Sorry about the pic though, my craft room was so bright with the sun I struggled to get a good photo! I'm not complaining...
The papers for this card were downloaded from Kirsty Wiseman as part of a kit. I've used my Quickutz butterfly which I absoloutely love, and have stuck on some adhesive stones. The sentiment was printed directly onto the paper.
I've coloured the image in with my watercolour pencils, though not very well, but I am getting better, I think! The pink and lime card are both doodlebug crisscross, like most of my card! and I think these two colours go really well together. Ive embossed the card with the cuttlebug swiss dots folder and added one of my new stash of ribbons from Ribbon Oasis...what a fab site.
I've got some more cards to add but may have to pop back on later. Off now to enjoy a bit more of the sunshine.
Monday, 2 June 2008
The pink damask paper is part of a Shabby Princess kit, Modish Girl. I cut out the numbers and mounted them onto pink cardstock which was a bit fiddly but I like the result it gives. Again I've used my cuttlebug textile folder to tie in with the damask paper. I've added 3 pink adhesive stones and tied some ribbon to the numbers for a bit more interest. The numbers have been stuck down with foam pads.
I decided to emboss a strip of white card using the cuttlebug textile folder as it kind of matched in with the wallpaper in the background. Everybody jokes that the Registry Office is more like an Indian Resturant! I've tried to keep the colours simple and minimal. The sentiments were printed directly onto the card and border added to using paint shop pro. I'm really pleased how this card has turned out and think I'll be using this layout quite a bit from now on!
Secondly this is the one I made for my stepdad to give to my mum. I've had these paper roses in my craft stash for nearly 5 years! I've only been making cards for coming up 2 years now, but I bought them for my own wedding with every intention of making my own invitations, but went for the easy option and got somebody else to do them instead. I wish now I'd have done my own, but I know it would have been a lot of hard work.