Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Little Red Tractor

Well with school holidays, I've found I've got a little more time on my hands, so the perfect opportunity to have a sit down at the computer! I've tried making a card today, but that hasn't gone well, so for now I've given up!

I made this simple kids card a few months back. I knew what I wanted to do when I thought of a Tractor card. The sentiment and the stitching are both computer generated and printed directly onto the card. I found a template for the tractor on Google and have cut it out using some red Bazzill Cardstock. I've then added some buttons and red thread to the black wheels to add a bit of dimension. The tractor is on a couple of layers of foam pads to really make it stand out from the card.I think I'll have a little play with this one and see if I can make it a bit more interesting. I may just run the tyres through my checker plate embossing folder?

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Mickey & Minnie Mouse

I was recently asked to make a 30th Birthday card featuring Mickey & Minnie Mouse. I had a quick browse for some inspiration and I saw some really cute Minnie & Mickey heads which had simply been made using no more than a couple of circles punches! My kind of crafting! I decided to have a go myself and have made a little bow for Minnie's head. I've gone round the edge of each with a silver pen creating a faux stitched effect. Another request that was to have lots and lots of stars on it. So again out came my star punches, lots of adhesive stones and voila! I look forward to making some more of these! My son has put in his order for his 5th Birthday, he said he wants a big Mickey Mouse Card. I'm sure I can conjour one of those up!

Monday, 16 May 2011

My First Digistamp Boutique Purchase! meet Alf!

Yes I've finally gone and done it, and have made my first purchase at Digistamp Boutique, although now I've started I fear I might not be able to stop. I've seen this image used a few times whilst browsing the DoCrafts gallery. His name is Alf and I think he has a mischeivous look about him! I have to say I had to open a can of lager to make this card! I didn't consume any though, but I really wanted to use a ringpull! I have since asked people to save them for me! This is also the first time out for this cute little bear from Elzybells. I bought up quite a few stamps in the closing down sale. I coloured the bear in but then I really struggled with what to do for the background. I didnt want to leave it white, so I got out my chalks, which dont come out very often and have attempted a background. I'm not very good at colouring and it really frustrates me. I dont really have the patients for it. I've got quite a lot of fathers day cards I need to get working on. Most of them will be Golf themed! which is lucky as I have a few images and some Quickutz dies. I have also been asked to make a snooker themed card, so I'll have to get my thinking cap on for that one as I dont have any snooker stamps/images. Does anybody know if there is a snooker digistamp? Whilst on the theme of Father's Day, DotComGiftShop have sent me a full english plate from their Father's Day Gift range.Its fab! I think I'll let my boys give it to their Daddy! I think I might theme his card around this too! as he's not really into sports other that Formula 1 and motor racing, and every card I make for him seems to be centred around that. He does however, enjoy a good breakfast!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Woohooo...I'm back again!

Here are a few more cards that I made at the end of last year. I've used the same layout for each of them, and again have gone through and used up some more scraps. The first is my favourite. I love the black & yellow. I think the spotty paper is Basic Grey, Ambrosia. I've made this set with "Men" in mind. I find them quite difficult to make for! I absolutely love this spotty paper! It appears on quite a few of my cards! Its from the Shabby Princess set, Festival. I've matched it with some green strip paper from My Minds Eye.

And finally, this one is made using some more Basic Grey paper, from the Ambrosia set. The sentiment is my best value sentiment stamp! It came from a Studio G 99p set and I use it all the time. I'd hate to think what I'd do if I lost it or it perished! I have looked for a spare just in case but can't one anywhere!

Thanks again for looking.