Monday, 16 June 2008

What a creative little thing!

Sorry, no cards to share today. Infact I havent made any for about a week now. I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things in the next day or so. I thought I would share a piccy of my little boy with you. As it was Fathers Day yesterday and Adam's Daddy was working, we decided to have a little fun at home. So I got the paints out and this is the result. I was amazed at how quickly he managed to paint himself. He didnt like the taste though!

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

Back to the Men!

Just when I thought I'd finished with the mens cards, I was asked to do another couple for a friend. He saw my aeroplanes card I did the other day and really liked it so he asked if I could do the same for his Dad but with Trains. I think I like this one even better that the planes one.

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...

I'm off to my mums and tots group again tomorrow and thought I'd do a couple of extra cards to take with me. I decided to go with the cuddly buddly images again. I've made the sentiment in paint shop pro and resized the image to fit inside. The papers are part of a kit I downloaded from Shabby Princess however I've recoloured them in paint shop pro to match with the cuddly buddly man. I really like the colours on this card.

And finally, Dude! Another one made using Kerry's doodle. He's been coloured in with watercolour pencils. The papers are from the Epsom site and I've printed the sentiment direct onto the paper.
I think thats enough cards for now. I have to come up with something for the weekend. It would have been my little girl Rebecca's 4th birthday on Sunday. I've ordered a nice heart shaped wreath to go on her grave and want to make my own little card to go on it. I'm not sure what I'm going to come up with yet but no doubt it will be pink and have butterflies on it!

Something for the Ladies...

With all the Fathers Day Cards I've been making recently I felt the need to do a couple of lady cards! The first is part of a kit I downloaded a while back and I cant for the life of me remember where from. The paper is lovely and the matching embellishment is actually blank for you to add your own text, I added mine in paint shop pro. I've stamped my Anita's Scribbly Flower onto the paper in pink and added a pink adhesive stone. I attached some eyelets to the sentiment and scrap of pink ribbon and stuck it down with foam pads. I really like this card and it only took about 5 mins to make!

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.

A New Home

What a gorgeous couple of days we've been having. I was sitting in my craft room making a few cards last night and I could hardly see anything it was so bright! Can't complain though! and I think this good weather is giving me some inspiration!

I've made this card with one of the new Pink Petticoat images. It's for my husband's Great Aunt who at 94 has just decided its time to move into a care home. Im not sure that a new home card is appropriate but I'm sure she will appreciate the gesture.

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

Pink & Girly

I was asked to make a card for a lady who will be 50, but wanted something quite elegant. So with Jo's blog candy challenge in mind, I came up with this card! Pretty & Pink! I hope it qualifies!
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.

Anniversary Cards

I've been getting a bit ahead of myself lately with my own cards that is! and my mum asked me to make her an Anniversary card for their 10th Anniversary coming up in August. I love making wedding and anniversary cards. I thought about using a photo from their wedding on the card, but struggled to find anything half decent so I've used this one of them signing the register and have doctored it in paint shop pro! How on earth did we cope before digital cameras?

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.