Monday, 26 April 2010

A Couple of Sympathy Cards

Todays efforts are a couple of sympathy cards. The white one I have used all white card which I embossed in the bigshot with a cuttlebug folder. I cut the shape using a nestie and layered it on a scalloped nestie. The butterfly is an xcut puch and I added some pearls to it. The sentiment is computer generated. I also edged all the pieces using distress ink in Vintage Photo.
The blue one is using some lovely paper I found in my stash .I used a lovely stamp from Inkadoo to stamp the butterflies which I then embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is again done on the computer and I finished off with a daisy ribbon. I also edged the oval with Broken China Distress ink.


Sunday, 25 April 2010

Wallet card for Docrafter

This is a wallet card for a docrafter.  The image is a large stamp but I just used a part of it. I stamped the image using a versamark turquoise ink pad and then embossed in clear embossing powder. I then cut the image using a nestie and my bigshot , not cutting around the tail of the dragonfly or the wings.This was then matted and layered onto more nestie circles and then onto a turquoise card which I embossed with a cuttlebug swirls folder. I added the dotty ribbon and the little tag  from K &Co kit.


Saturday, 24 April 2010

Birthday card for Mum

This is my Mum's birthday for from my sister.The image is a stamp which I stamped several times onto this fab My Mind's Eye paper. I inked around the edges using distress inks, then layered up the flower and added some beads to the centre. I edged a piece of the paper with a martha stewart punch and adhered to the card. The butterflies are punched out and decorated with some beads and inked around the edges. The sentiment is made on the computer and attached to a little tag which was on one of the paper sheets. A piece of pale turquoise organza ribbon finished the card off.


Friday, 23 April 2010

RAK for friend

This is a rak card to send to a friend on another forum  The image is a stamp, which I love,. I stamped it onto the card and then a few times on these beautiful My Minds Eye papers. I paper pieced the pot and decoupaged the flowers. I matted and layered using the papers , a border punched using martha Stewart punches and inked with distress inks around the edges. I also punched out some butterflies and inked them around the edges too. The sentiment is computer generated. To finish I added some bugle beads to the butterflies and the centre of the flower.


Thursday, 22 April 2010

50th Birthday card

This is a quick card for a 50th birthday. The image is a digistamp from digistamp boutique, coloured with my new promarkers, the first time I've used them. I really like them and will have to get some more. The paper is from my stash, the sentiment and 50 badge are made on the computer and matted and layered .


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Cook Book

This is quite a lengthy post - I was asked to make a cook book for some girls to give to a bride to be at her Hen Party. They wanted to add some of their own recipes and a few photos. This is what I came up with. The papers are all Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice - they are fab I love the colours. The images are all Bo Bunny as well. I made some recipe cards , copied one of the papers using a very light setting and then overprinted them with the recipe template. The girls can write their name on the recipe page  I then made up some pages and decorated them so that magazine cuttings etc can be stored in the little pockets. I also made a couple of tags and printed oven conversions on the back of one and weight conversions on another. I bound the whole book using my bind it all. This is the first time I have used it and I bought it two Christmases ago!! It is so easy to use I'll definetly be making more use of it. I tied some matching ribbons onto the binder wires and added some jewels and buttons here and there. Here are a few pics of the finished book.

Front of book

Recipe pages( enough for 18 recipes)
The girls can write their names with their recipe
e.g. A Recipe from Linda's Kitchen

Below are the pocket pages

                                The tags, decorated on one side the conversions on the back.

I also made a few blank pages for photographs on the insides of the covers and the facing pages.
I hope you like it. I really enjoyed making it  and I hope the recipient likes it too.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

50th Birthday card

This was a request for a special card for his wifes 50th Birthday. I printed the sentiment on the computer and cut it out as well as matting and layering with nesties circles. How did we ever live without these little bits of metal! lol The background paper is from Bo Bunny its beautiful , its called Persuasion.I added some flowers I made up from different bits from my stash,  glittered them with some stickles glitter glue, a few rose buds and some punched out fronds..I added a little metal heart nestling in the flowers and a lovely brown organza ribbon. I also made a box and decorated it but forgot to photograph it!


Monday, 19 April 2010

Funky shoe card

This a 21st Birthday card I was asked to make. The stamp is fab,its of a single shoe but I have made it into a pair.. I bought it at the craft show in the Kings Hall, its by Fourth Dimension or is it Dimension Four? I'm sure you know who I mean. I paper pieced the shoe , the brown is just the backside of the beautiful flowery paper by Fancy Pants and then I matted and layered onto some nestie circles. I added some pearls and some brown organza ribbon. The sentiment was printed directly onto the card from the computer.


Friday, 16 April 2010

Birthday card for Jeanette

A card for my daughter to give to her friend. The papers are My Minds Eye, I cut out some of the flowers and layered them up, added a ribbon and sentiment. The image is Forever friends bear coloured with distress inks and with a few gems added to the flowers.


Thursday, 15 April 2010

wallet swap card

This is a wallet swap card for a friend. The papers are K&Co and the image is a tilda. I have coloured her in using distress inks. I added some ribbon, some punched leaves and a few flowers which I also coloured using the distress inks. The sentiment is also K&Co.


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Father-in-laws Birthday card.

Just a quick little card for my father-in-laws birthday tomorrow. I stamped the little tree image using green ink and mounted it on some nestie circles. The papers are Basic Grey and I used  a bit of green raffia tied into a knot to finish it off.


Friday, 9 April 2010

Friendship card

This is a little friendship card for a swap on the Docrafts site. The papers are K&Co. I used the xcut butterfly punch, some distress inks, a few pearls, some prima flowers and punched leaves and fronds and the lovely K&Co papers.