Friday, 30 July 2010

Birthday card

Just playing around with the last of one of my Minds Eye papers pads, these aren't the most recent free ones but the first pack that was free in the mag some time ago.  A bit of ric rac braid, a little button, some inking with distress inks and a stamp from last months Craft Stampers magazine.


Thursday, 29 July 2010

50th Birthday Card

I'm using these papers again but they are so lovely I can't resist. I'll have to buy another magazine as I have used nearly all of them now.  This time I have made an easel card. I have made a little handbag and decorated it with a punched out flower, some beads for the handle and an adhesive pearl. The sentiment was made on the computer and I used some nesties for the matting and layering.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wedding Card

Well, guess what, I'm using these fabulous papers again - the free ones from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag. I really love them. I have coloured a magnolia image using distress inks and matted and layered on some nestie circles. I have made some flowers using the papers and a flower punch. I finished off with some punched fronds and a few pearls. The sentiments were made on the computer using the font named Brian Cary, I love this font, I think its very modern looking.


Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A New Home

A New Home card for a young couple moving to their first home . I used a stamp I bought a while ago, don't know what make it is and paper pieced the design using the fab free download papers So Sweet from  Zoe Pearn. I used some nestie circles, punched out flowers and gems for the centres. I also distressed the edges with Distress Inks.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Another baby card

I have used the same papers and the same image from PC Crafter as before. I layered up on some nestie circles, added an organza ribbon, some stickles glitter glue and sentiments made on the computer.


Friday, 23 July 2010

Vintage Wallet for Swap

This is a wallet card I have made to swap with my partner this month. The image is a new stamp I have just bought, it's one of a set of 4 all gorgeous. I coloured it with some distress inks and then embossed around the edge with gold embossing powder. I matted and layered onto some black and white papers which I have distressed using Vintage Photo distress inks and cut with a nestie labels set. I also used a  mat of red card as the last layer. The flowers are punches and I finished with a few punched fronds, a couple of red gems and a red organza ribbon. The card base was distressed to keep in the vintage style.


Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A couple of items for swaps.

This is a wallet and a cards that I have made for swap partners on the docrafts forum. The card is using a gorgeous stamp I bought off ebay, I'm delighted with it. The papers are Doodlebug, an organza ribbon adds a finishing touch. The little wallet is to hold some small gifts, papers from my stash,Flower layers punched out, tag free from a mag and a piece of shimmery purple ribbon to finish.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Baby Girl Card

This is a little card to celebrate the birth of a new baby. I have used papers from my stash, I think they were free downloads at one time, an image from PC Crafter and some ribbon. I have decoupaged some of the image. The stars are cut from quickcutz dies and the sentiments made on the computer.


Saturday, 17 July 2010

Christening cards for my Nieces

These are the christening cards and boxes I made for my two nieces, Anastasia and Tamara who were christened today. They are aged 8 and 9 so I didn't want a babyish image. I have used this gorgeous Confimand Melinda from Whiff of Joy. I have paper pieced her dress, coloured the rest with distress inks and added some rangers stickles glitter glue to her wings. The papers are all from the free My Minds Eye pack in Cardmaking and papercraft Magazine this month. They really are beautiful, worth buying an extra mag just for the papers. I finished with some lace, ribbon , flowers fromWild Orchid crafts and sentiments made on the computer. I am really pleased with how they turned out.
We had a really funny incident at the christening, the rector forgot to put water in the font!

Anastasia's Card


Saturday, 10 July 2010

Another 70th Birthday Card

This is another card for the same lady as before. This time I have used the gorgeous My Minds Eye papers. I love the colours of these. The butterfly is one of Marianne die cuts which was sent to me by a kind docrafter.
I have added some gems to the butterfly. The sentiment was made on the computer and I have inked up some of the edges with distress inks - Fired Brick.


Friday, 9 July 2010

70th Birthday card

This is a 70th birthday card for a commission. The lady liked a card I had made using Bo Bunny papers and wanted something similar. These are a beautiful set of Bo Bunny papers called Jasmyne a limited edition glitter series of papers. They are a lovely shades of purple. I have made some flowers using punches and pearls and a few punched out fronds. The sentiment was made on the computer. A border edged with a Martha Stewart punch and an organza purple ribbon finish the card off.


Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Wedding Acceptance Card

Just a quick little wedding acceptance card. The paper is from my stash, I printed a sentiment onto card and cut it out using my new nestie shapes.  I also stamped in pink over the paper and on the corner of the sentiment using a floral stamp. A piece of mesh ribbon, some punched flowers and leaves and a couple of pink gems to finish (although they look clear in the pic).


Monday, 5 July 2010

Wedding card

Another wedding card - well I guess it is the season for them! This time I have used a Magnolia wedding image coloured with distress inks and  added some sparkle with glitter glue stickles. The doublesided paper is from my stash - the plum stripe is the back of it. I have layered it up on some coloured nestie scalloped circles and added an organza ribbon.


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Wedding Gift card

This is a trifold card I have made to hold a cheque for a wedding gift. The cake decoration is a rub on and the papers are from my stash. I made the sentiment on the computer. The lace I picked up in a haberdashery shop and I have threaded a blue ribbon through it. I think it looks a bit like a garter lol

inside of card


Friday, 2 July 2010

Engagement card

This is an engagement card for one of my daughter's friends. The image is a Sarah Kay one coloured with distress inks. The papers are K&Co. The sentiments were made on the computer. I finished off with a piece of ribbon and a string of pearl beads. I also made and decorated a box to match.


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Golden wedding card

A commission for a card for a 50th wedding Anniversary. I used a paper I have had in my stash for ages, white with a gold rose pattern on it. I made the sentiment on the computer and the flowers are made using  different punches and punched out in gold vellum and some of the backing papers. I have distressed the edges of the sentiment using a Tim Holtz distressing tool then I embossed the edges of the sentiment with gold embossing powder and also the same with the flowers. I added a gold organza ribbon and some pearls to finish.

closer look at the flowers
Sorry the pics aren't great