Wednesday, 1 April 2009

I've been a busy little bee...I've lots to show you

First of all, my mums friend, one of my most loyal customers! asked me to make her a wedding card which matched the invitation she received. She actually gave me the invite so I could use the embellishments from it which was really handy. She specifically requested an A5 gatefold card and this is what I came up with! The picture doesnt really do it much justice, its much prettier in real life. The original invite was simple a DL sized card with the ribbon and heart shaped diamonte buckle. I wanted to make the card simple and not too fussy. I've embossed a square with my nestabilities, a new technique for me! Usually I just cut and emboss them! I then printed the sentiment from my pc and mounted using silver mirror card. I've added two strips of the same ribbon to the edge of the card and finished with a few extra adhesive stones! I dont think you can beat simplicity when it comes to wedding cards.

The same lady asked me to make another card for an 80th Birthday, she wanted it to be quite simple with butterflies and flowers. I had a rummage through my stash and I pulled out this beautiful paper, by Laura Ashley. This is one of my favourites, I absolutely love the colours.
I've added some glamour dust to some of the butterflies for some added sparkle. I decided to make the sentiment the main feature of the card instead of sticking something else on and ruining it. I printed it from the pc and layered it using my trusty nestabilities, adding a few adhesive stones to finish it off. This has got to be one of the quickest cards I've made! I hope she likes it as much as I do.
Here are a couple of cards I made using some Pink Pettticoat Images. I love these Lola images! I'd actually had this one printed off for a while, so thought it was about time I made good use of her. I really love this combination of pink and grey.
And this one, I'm not sure about. I love the papers and the colours, but something about it just doesnt feel right. Its a sketch I've used on a few of my cards and they have all looked ok, but it doesnt seem to work her. The papers are from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie set. I've added some glamour dust to finish it off.
And the last pink petticoat card! I think this is my favourite of the three, I have used my quickie glue pen and glamour dust to highlight some of the flourishes on the paper. The sentiment is printed from my pc using the "Sparkly" font from
I've added quite a bit of glamour dust to lola and to the sentiment too.
I've made another stationery box for the lady who ordered the first two card as a thank you gift. Again, I've made a matching criss-cross card to go with it.
The only problem I've discovered when making the stationery boxes is that I've made A6 sized notecards to go in the back section, only I can't fit the envelopes in, they are about 1cm too big! So before I make the next one I have to resize the cards and find envelopes to fit! For now though she can have a pack of envelopes seperately!

I'm really pleased with how these have turned out. The box itself is very quick to make, its the contents that take the most time.
Right, I think thats about all for this post. I will be back soon though as I have more cards to show!
The sun is shining here today, and it feels quite mild too, so I'm off to make the most of it before it goes again.
Hope you all enjoy your day.


Lilacanglia said...

What fantastic work,
you have been busy and its been well worth it,
they are great,

Kim. said...

You have made some really beautiful personal things. I absolutely love them all.
Happy crafting.
Kim xXx

cardsandacuppa said...

Wow ! you really have been busy lately haven't you ??! I love the wedding card it's really stunning !! well they ae all fab tho,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Victoria said...

Wow you've been hard at work. I'm determined to havea go at making one of those stationery boxes, they are beautiful and you've put so much work into them.


Anonymous said...

OMG!! You have been really busy!!

They are all totally stunning well done I bet you are very pleased x x

Chrissie said...

Good Gracious! What a lot of hard work and what wonderful results.
I love everything!

*Linda* said...

Wow, wow, wow!! love all of your latest creations Zoe but have to say the wedding card, 80th card and the stationery set are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us
Hugs, Linda x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Zoe. So elegant. Absolutely love that stationery box, might need to have a wee go at making one of those. Hugs, Lainy xxx