Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Silver Wedding Card

I can't ever get mirri card to photograph very well so apologies again for this picture.
I used a shaped 8x8 card with silver mirri card and silver rose patterned vellum. I've had this vellum for again and now only have a tiny scrap left. I cut the numbers out using my Clever Cut number templates (such a good investment) and ran them through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder. Some crystal brads in the corners add the finishing touch.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Challenge Card

On one of those days when the mojo just isn't flowing Sarn challenged me to make a card using one of my oldest stamps and using a flower. I stamped this image (PSX) in Sepia Versafine and used water colours and a touch of glitter. The card base is gold, embossed with holly leaves (bought years ago from Hobbycraft in a sale). The flowers are prima with a blob of Liquid Pearls. The sentiment is also very old and I can't remember where it came from. Sorry about the photo quality but you get the idea I hope! Thanks as ever for the inspiration Sarn, you're a lifesaver!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

August RAK Card

Another card using some papers from an old magazine (Creative Cardmaking Summer Special). I added some glitter foam flowers and Craftwork Cards 'stems'.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

More Forever Friends Christmas

The top card is a stamped image which I flocked - wasn't too sure on the result but it's growing on me now. The backing paper is from a FF pad. The second card is a FF die cut decoupage image, mounted onto an embossed oval Nestie. Got the peel off corners out for this one - they haven't been out for quite a while! Not sure where the blue backing paper came from, it was in my stash. A peel off greeting finishes it off.

60th Birthday Card

Seems lots of people at work are reaching milestone birthdays. This was for my Team Leader who was 60 last month. The image was downloaded from Crafts U Print (loving this site at the moment). The 60 was glittered with glamour dust just to make it pop a bit more.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Forever Friends Christmas Cards

Here's a few Christmas cards that I've been making. I dug out my Forever Friends box and used some embossed cards that were part of a QVC bumper kit last year. I chalked the embossed areas and used a mixture of stickers and die cut decoupage for the central image

75th Birthday

This is a card I've made for a colleague at work who celebrates her 75th birthday next week (yep, I really did get a card made early!) The paper and topper is from an old issue of Making Cards Magazine (cannot think why I haven't used these before). The pink card was punched with the Fiskars Threading Water border punch and I added pink velvet ribbon. The overall design was based on an idea in the magazine.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Birthday Cards

Here's a seclection of birthday cards that I've made and sent over the last few weeks - I shall try to remember what I used on them!
The top one was made with a kit from Create and Craft (same one I used for one of the cards for my niece). I actually alternated the decoupaged elements and used parts 1, 3 and 4 on my niece's card and parts 2, 4 and 6 on this card. Some flowers and gems completed it.
The second card uses some Papermania paper (Henbury collection I think) and a Sarah Kay image coloured with Promarkers. I cut some butterflies from the paper and added them with 3D foam.
The last two cards were made using a Stampin' Up stamp coloured with Promarkers. A Craftwork Cards sentiment 'stem' and a piece of ribbon completed them both.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Cards for my niece

The top card was made using some papers and toppers from a magzine - a stamped sentiment and a touch of glossy accents on the 'buttons' finishes it off.
The second card was made from a Create and Craft kit with a Craftwork Cards round sentiment mounted on a scalloped circle cut and embossed with a nestie.

Monday, 23 August 2010

My Son's Birthday Cards

The top card was from his sister and used another LOTV image - anyone who knows my son would recognise him in this image, he could have posed for it! Some Stampin' Up paper, 2 small and 2 medium sized red brads and a Craftwork Cards sentiment completed it.
The second card was made using a FF A4 card kit, the only extra addition was the number 6 which was a stamped image stamped and embossed in silver and mounted using plain and scalloped circle nesties.

Sunday, 22 August 2010


...for so many posts in one go - I was scheduling them to be shown one per day but Blogger doesn't seem to want to take any notice of the date and time I'm selecting...

Card for Son's school friend

This was made using a QVC kit - I made 4 or 5 cards along similar lines, most of which have been given to my son's school friends over the last few weeks (and I didn't take pictures of them all!)

Cards for DD's friends

These are a few cards that I've made over the last few months for my daughter's school friends. The top one has an image my Lily of the Valley, the second 'Best Friend' card uses a QVC kit and the last one I honestly can't remember where the image came from but it was coloured with Promarkers!

Birthday Cards

Here's an old one - my friend's birthday was in April! I really like this stamp set - it's sometimes hard to come across something amusing, I've got loads of cute images but sometimes a little humour is in order. I bought this stamp set with someone in mind but it's ideal for any girlie birthday as I'm sure most of us face this dilemma at some point! These stamps are by Inky Antics although I can't remember where I bought them as it's quite a while ago now! I kept the colours very minimal so as not to detract from the wording.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Long time, no post!

Promised a friend of mine that I would add another picture and post to my blog, so Sarn, this one's for you!
I have made a few cards over the last couple of months and I might even get around to adding them onto my blog. It's been a case of making just what's needed about a day before it's needed. Lots of cards have been posted without me having taken a photo!
This card is for an old school friend of my hubby's who is getting married this weekend. I'm working so can't go to the wedding but hubby is going. I used some Popcorn the Bear paper and decoupage from an old issue of Creative Cardmaking magazine. For the first time I used the clear 'foam' pads to layer it up and I actually liked them. I had heard that people found the clear backings on the individual squares difficult to remove but I didn't have any problems.
Hopefully I'll have a few more to show you over the next few days.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Daughter's Birthday Invitations

These took hours to put together! I only made 16 but each of the letters were cut individually and then stuck on with my faithful Quickie Glue Pen. I did the majority of it whilst watching Team GB get beat at curling during the Winter Olympics! Had lots of lovely comments from the mum's at school though so it was worth it. The word invitation is acutally silver mirri card although I can never photograph it very well.

Patchwork Pals cards

I've head these characters from QVC/Kanban described as Marmite - either love them or hate them! I love them (I like Marmite too!) and recently I've used them for quite a few cards as they're fairly quick makes. Sometimes it feels like cheating when I don't stamp and colour an image but sometimes life just takes over and at least I haven't yet succumbed to sending a shop bought card to anyone.

Last few pages

I've left dst on the last page so that she add a photo from her actual birthday

Next set of pages

Scrapbook Album

Here are the first pages of the album I made for my friend's 40th birthday. I've never done a whole album before - not even for myself so it was quite a challenge. Didn't think I'd get it finished on time but got there in the end. Hope she likes it! The hardest part was choosing which photo's to use - her hubby sent me loads on a disc and there were lots that I wanted to use but just couldn't fit them in.

First Easel Card

Sorry, long time without blogging - been really busy with work and also making a little scrapbook album for my friend's 40th birthday. There was a time when I didn't think I'd get it finished but I'm happy to say that it was all done in time and has been posted off in time for her birthday this weekend.
I've been meaning to have a go at making an easel card for ages and finally got around to it with this one. Unfortunately I ran out of chipboard zero's so I had to use a letter o instead. Hopefully it won't look too obvious. I could really do with some more zero's but I think they only come with the other numbers of which I still have plenty.

Friday, 5 March 2010

A couple more 'Beary Nice'

A couple more cards I made for the Beary Nice challenge. I had a go with flocking one of the images too - not sure if I like the result or not but probably need to play around a bit more first. Both bears were coloured with promarkers. I had a change of colours which I prefer so I think I'm finally beginning to get the hang of using those pens! Images, papers and stickers are all FF.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Beary Nice Challenge

The new challenge set on the card making forum I belong to was nice and simple - bears! I used this sheet of paper and cut the image out from a second identical sheet and decoupaged them. I added some glossy accents on the 'drink' in the cup and also to the vase (neither the glossy accents or the decoupage shows up in the picture!). My usual Craftwork Card oval sentiments and Stampin' Up oval punches finished it off.

Blue RAK card

I made this card to a card-making friend as an RAK this month. The fold was taught to me by Elaine at a Stampin' Up evening held at her house and, for once, I was able to remember it when I got home and have made several since (just to make sure it stays in the brain you understand!). I think I used blue Brilliance ink to stamp and watercolour the little FF bear. The paper on the front was FF and the paper inside is Stampin' Up.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

With Love card

This card was for a friend of mine who, on top of caring for her poorly mum, is due to go into hospital this week. The paper was from a paper pad that came with a magazine and I used glitter on the petals and glossy accents and seed beads for the flower centres.

Pink Christmas

This was for a UKS challenge, the criteria were 1) use pink, 2) use bling, 3) use old stash.
I picked out my photo and then discovered I had no pink Christmas themed papers but dug deep and managed to find something that looked kind of Christmassy (it was so old I'm not even sure where it came from!) I added pink gemstones to the snowflakes for the bling and the page is generally pink!
Note to self for this year, acquire pink Christmas paper!