Monday, 23 June 2014

A card for 150 years!

This is a commissioned card that I made for Chris, our neighbour.

The couple are celebrating 75 years of life each and so Chris thought it would be a good idea to celebrate 150 years rather than just 75 each!

I folded an A4 card in half to make an A5 card.

The background paper was taken from a My Craft Studio (TM) CD.

I used a Tattered Lace (TM) oval die to frame a sentiment that was written using the Silhouette Cameo (TM) machine.

I then added a background to match the base card and incorporated the "R" and "D", the initials of the couple celebrating.

I added some butterflies that "fly" from the page as an homage to Chris as he bought us a gift at Christmas that started me thinking!

I then added some gems to finish.

I really hope they like it, I must admit, I don't think they will get another!!!!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Happy Anniversary Dad & Mum

This is an Anniversary card to celebrate my Dad and Mum's 45th Anniversary.

I used a silver base square card and added a punched background paper that I made using a Martha Stewart (TM) punch around the page set.

I really liked the colours in the landscape paper so I added some glitter on the bottom and then added the paper to the card.

I made a sentiment centre with the My Craft Studio (TM) Not Just Words CD.

The die is a Tonic (TM) die that is also embossed although it is not very clear from the photograph.

I used some chalks to just add a little colour to the leaves.

I just had to use the lovely bow and flower addition as it was given to me by wonderful crafting buddy, Rita, and I just could not throw it away so this is recycling at it's best...thanks Rita. xxx

Happy Anniversary Andy & Julie.

This card is for great friends of ours who are celebrating their Anniversary.

I used the Crafters Companion (TM) Vintage Floral Collection CD for the background paper.

The centre element is made using a die that cuts and embosses all in one and I put some gold card behind it that would shine through.

The flowers are made using the free dies that came with the Simply Cards and Papercrafting (TM) magazine.

I added a few pearl gems to finish.

Happy Birthday Pat!

A lovely lady we know celebrates her Birthday today, so this is a special card for her.  Hope you have a good day Pat.

This card is A5 in size.

I used the Crafters Companion (TM) Vintage Floral Collection CD for the background paper that I used.

I spritzed the background for the lady using the Spritzer for pen tool.

I stamped and embossed the lady stamp from the Indigo Blu (TM) set that came free with a magazine.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is made using a die that came free with a magazine.

I added a gem in the star to finish.

Congrats for new job Evie.

Evie has her first job, at a very well known fast food outlet, good luck with it Evie.

I thought it would be nice to do a card for Evie just to say "Good Luck"!

This is an A5 card, I added a bright background paper and then a die cut shape so that the French fries and sentiments would stand out.

I used my Silhouette Cameo (TM) to make the portion of French fries and layered up the different coloured papers for the fries.

I must admit from the photograph it looks like the fries are 'well fried' but they do look a bit better in real life!

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Happy Birthday Sis again!

I am back to making cakes whoo!

I invested in a Sweetwise (TM) mat which I would recommend to anyone especially if, like me, you have trouble with icing the base layer of a cake.

I made a carrot cake and then iced the base of the cake with the really nifty Sweetwise (TM) mat, which worked really well first time.  Basically it gives you the measurements of icing needed to ice the size of the cake you are making and also allows you to take time to anchor the icing to the cake, it worked really well first time and I am really impressed!  (Can you tell!)

If you are interested in The mat please see the page and watch the video, I promise you will be amazed!

I then used my Cricut Cake (TM) and added a cupcake and "Happy Birthday" sentiment.

I must admit there is a small issue with this cake, for some reason, maybe because I always usually make Victoria Sandwich type cakes, I added strawberry jam as a filling, ah well, at least it will be very different!

Hope you enjoy the cake Sarah! xxx

Happy Birthday Sis!

Happy Birthday Sis!
This is a "K" card I made for my sister Sarah.
I wanted the moped to stick out a bit and wanted something a bit different from decoupage, so this is what I made.
I started with a standard template for a "K" card and added some background papers from My Craft Studio (TM) Carousel of Classics CD in a 1960's theme.
The moped stamp is from Crafters Companion (TM) Camden Town theme which I stamped and embossed with a gold colour embossing powder.
I coloured the moped using the Promarkers (TM) and then used a "Ban the Bomb" sign and cut it using the Silhouette Cameo (TM) and added a "Happy Birthday" greeting.
Have a great day Sis!

Congratulations on finishing your exams!

A really quick card for Chloe who finished all her GCSE exams on June 13th 2014.
Congratulations Chloe! xxx

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Happy Father's Day Dad!

This was my attempt at something a bit different for Father's Day!

I made this "card" with my Silhouette Cameo (TM) machine and the La Pashe (TM) "Spring and Summer 3d Templates" CD.

I used the Silhouette to add the sentiments to the pillow and the lid of the box.

The seat has a little slide out draw which is filled with a little treat!

I hope you like it Dad. xxx

Happy 70th Birthday Carol.

This is a card I made for my Sister-in-Law, Carol, who celebrated her birthday on 1st June 2014.

I loved making this card, I really enjoyed the different techniques I tried out and will use again!

I used a photographic paper and spritzed/blew with a pen spritzer, some pens (it sort of blows the pen to make dots on the paper!).

I stamped and embossed the beautiful image of a lady which was a free stamp issued by Simply Cards and Papercraft (TM) by Indigo Blu (TM) in May 2014.

I used my Silhouette Cameo (TM) to do a frame and background for the stamped image.

I used two A4 pieces of card and glued them together to make a HUGE card and added some My Craft Studio (TM) background paper.

I punched a few flower shapes from a lustre paper that I have and added the sentiments, the "70", the bow and some gems to finish.

I hope you had a great Birthday Carol, only sad we did not make it up to see you, but there will be other times. xxx

Happy Anniversary to Liverpool FC Supporters!

Happy Anniversary Dodge & Sar. xxx

This card was made using a blank white A4 card folded to make an A5 card.

I used a Tattered Lace (TM) heart die and cut a white heart and Happy Anniversary sentiment in the same card.

I cut the heart in the card with my Silhouette Cameo (TM) just a little bigger than the die shape in the centre of the card.

The Silhouette was also used to cut the paper roses, the Liver Bird and also to write the sentiments "You'll never walk alone" and the sentiment on the front of the envelope.

I then added a couple of gems and a red ribbon bow to finish off the card.

Happy Anniversary Sis and B-in-Law. xxx

Happy Birthday Wendy!

This is a card for my very good friend Wendy who celebrates her birthday on 28th May.
She is a piano teacher and so I thought that this Gruffles image would be perfect for her.
I used a burgundy background card and embossed the front using my Ebosser (TM).
The background flower paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad by Kate Knight (TM) called "Spring Fling" which was a free gift with Cardmaking and Papercraft (TM) magazine.
I stamped the Gruffles image by Joanna Sheen (TM) on to a cream card.
I coloured the white of the keys with a gel pen but this is hard to see from the pictures unfortunately.
The rest of the image is coloured using the Pro Markers (TM).
I added a sentiment to the base that is from Craftwork Cards (TM).