Saturday, 25 June 2011

Butterfly Fantasy

Evening crafters. The card I have to share with you this evening is another teenager's card. It's all I seem to be making at the moment lol. The stamps used are from Inkadinkadoo and the circular background stamp is from Hero Arts. I have added a dab of crystal stickles glue and glossy accents to some of the design and the 3 butterflies at the bottom of the card have been clear embossed and mounted on the card using 3d foam. Simples....

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Ooops better late than never.....!

Oh dear, blog has been a bit neglected of late, must try harder....... Anyway here is the father's day card I made for my daughter to give to hubby. I think he liked it, neither Katie or myself were up when he opened it as he got up at stupid o'clock to go and watch paint dry, sorry, cricket at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The stamped image has been coloured with the usual promarkers and distress inks.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Thank Ewe

This is one of the cards that I made for Katie to send as a thank you for the birthday presents that she was given. I have never used this Papermania stamp before, so as I have had it for ages I thought I had better get some use out of it!
The card has been coloured with distress ink and promarkers and the "Thank Ewe" was added with the Xyron design runner.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hi crafty people. The quick little card I have to share today was made in 20 minutes with no mistakes so quite a miracle really. The outside edges have been stamped with Teeny Weeny Meadow stamps from Chocolate Baroque and the wheelbarrow and sentiment are from PaperMania. The flowers and grass have been coloured with Promarkers and the whole card has been sponged with sage and old paper distress ink. Card is now sealed and in the post within the hour.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Heart Hanger

Good day to you all. This heart hanger that I have to share with you today was made for my daughter's recent birthday. I have had the chipboard hearts for eons and done nothing with them other than inked or painted them and then they were left discarded in my cupboard. So I decided to take pity on them and use them for what they were intended! I had already coloured this in lilac ink and paint and stamped the background swirl stamp all over it, but I then added the faux pen stitching and glued the gold and white cord around the edge. Once the glue was dry I added the beads using a beading needle and nymo thread. The letters, heart, crown and flower have all been cut on my trusty Cricut and the hanging ribbon was found buried in my ribbon box. I finished off the hanger by gluing a blank chipboard heart to the back. I have to admit that I was quite pleased with the finished product.
Thanks for looking and will be back soon.............

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Gift Card Bag

Evening peeps. I have something slightly different to share this evening, not a card, but a gift card holder. As part of my daughter's birthday present we gave her some gift cards which on their own are completely boring so I made this little holder to try and cheer them up a bit. I started off with two blank chipboard bag shapes which I got from Craftwork Cards and then covered them with patterned paper. I smoothed the edges with sand paper and then went over them with a silver marker pen. The flower embellishments were cut on the Cricut and a few beads added for interest. I then cut down some small envelopes and stuck them back to back to form the little card holders and then attached either side to the inside part of the "handbag"

I have to be honest and say that I completely stole this idea from Julie Hickey, when I saw her at last years Newbury show, but until now had not had the need to make one.

Thanks for looking, will be back soon with another birthday make.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

13th Birthday Card

Evening, the card I have to show is my daughter's birthday card. I really didn't know where to start with this. I had a pair of old jeans that have been left on the side of my craft room for ages just waiting to be used for "something creative" so I decided that time had come! I cut a small piece of the denim and attached it to some floral paper with some double sided tape. I then made the lace holes with a crop o dile and set the eyelets before adding the cord. The elements of the card have been cut on the Cricut and attached to the card using Pinflair Gel.
I have a couple more crafty bits that I made for Katie's birthday so will be back very soon.....