Monday, 29 August 2011

Ribbon and Bows.

A birthday card featuring some fab chocolate coloured ribbon and butterflies. The paper is from DCWV - Garden Party - isn't that butterfly design just beautiful! I made a trellis for the background using my Martha Stewart scoreboard to make the lines. A few pearls and  agorgeous ribbon bow to finish.

I am entering this into the following challenge
CreationsbyGillm - anything that flies
FlutterbyWednesday - use a butterfly, fairy or angel
ASpoonfulofSugar - Happy Birthday


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Sew Lovely!

A different take on a wedding card- bought these stamps from Personal Impressions - one of which is the manequin I have used here - cause I just loved them. I have had them for a while and never inked them up - disgraceful I know lol - well I found them yesterday when I was tinkering about in my craft room and thought I'd have a go. The lady whose bridal shop I made some cards for had rung and requested some more - this gave me a kick start as I haven't been well and was just tinkering about in my crafty space tidying not really making anything.
 I tried to dress the manequin as if it was maybe going to be a brides dress - thinking now it's probably a tailors dummy as the set was all to do with sewing. Here's what I came up with . Do you like it?

I am entering this into the following challenges
Sisterhood of Crafters - flower power
Stamin Royalty - rhinestones, glitter, sparkles
Tuesday Throwdown - dimension and texture
Papercresationsink - show us flowers
StampsR us - anything goes

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A Few Oldies

I haven't been able to craft much this last week - have a viral infection which has given me vertigo - found a few old quickie cards that I haven't uploaded.

I am entering these into the following challenges
Make it Monday - anything goes


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Fab at Fifty!

An easel card for a 50th birthday. I have used Pink Petticoat papers teamed with a on of their images coloured with promarkers. A few punched flowers and leaves, some gems and a layer or two of Stickles glitter glue to finish. Sentiments computer generated.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Papercreationsink - show us flowers
Designed to Delight - anything goes
Craft us Crazy- anything goes


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Floral Easel Card

A quick post this morning -a floral fresh  looking easel card using Sizzix dies for the leaves, Tim Holtz tattered floral die and a small punch for the flowers and some lovely lilac gingham paper. I added some pearls, a gorgeous lilac and blue ribbon and inked the edges with Vintage photo distress inks.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Craftuscrazy - anything goes
Creative belli - Gingham


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Wedding Keepsake

My favourite type of cards to make - a wedding keepsake card. This time I have used these gorgeous papers from Melissa Frances. The colours are beautiful. The image is from Lily of the Valley and I have used distress inks to colour it. The lace, ribbon and pearls are from my stash.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts . A couple of punched out hearts with computer generated sentiments and loads of stickles glitter glue to finish.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Karen's Doodles netherlands - say it with flowers
Try it on Tuesday's - anything goes
Cupcake Craft Room - soft and sweet
Paper creations ink - show us your flowers
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Gingerloft Challenge - make it sparkle
Creative Inspirations - your fav stamp


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Bright and Cheerful!

Charlie's second card - I have used these lovely bright papers from I don't know where lol ( I'll see if I can find the strip - Doodlebug) teamed with some lovely turquoise cardstock. I coloured the stamped image with promarkers and the sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this into the folowing challenges
Ellephantastic - add some layers
Send a Smile for Kids - a card for a child
The Stamp man - anything goes with summer colours


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Another one of those dreaded male cards.

Do we all find it hard to make male cards for men who don't have a specific hobby or interest? I think it's easier if you know they are interested in football or golf etc than trying to come up with something out of nothing! lol  Here's another one - similar to the last one just using a sentiment as the main feature and some fabby dps from Basic Grey.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Cardmakin Mamas- happy birthday
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes


Friday, 12 August 2011

Charlie's First Birthday!

A big birthday card for a little boy who will soon be one. The papers I have had for ages in my scrap box, the image is from Fizzy Moon celebrations. The sentiments I made on the computer - rounded off some of the corners with a corner punch - I keep forgetting about these and don't use them enough. I added some diecut stars and some gems to finish.

I am entering this into the following challenges
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Teal and Brown 40th Birthday!

I love this paper and have had it for ages - one of those that you keep taking out but refuse to cut into it - you know what I mean lol. They are from Dream Street Papers and from the Art Noveau range. I made the sentiment on the computer and used it as the focal point on the card.
I think this is  my favourite male card  I have made yet. Hope the recipient likes it as much!

I am entering this into the following challenges
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Anything goes Challenge - Happy Birthday/celebration
Birthday Sundaes- include a birthday sentiment
Craft your days away - happy Birthday


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Belly Button Baby

I seem to making a lot of baby cards at the minute- here's another boxed one. The image is from PC Crafter and I have decoupaged it and added a little heart button to his tummy. The sentiments are all made on the computer. The card shape I found on Kerry's blog (aka Pickle) - it looks great and I'm sure I'll be making more this shape.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Mark's Finest papers - anything but a standard sized card
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes
Raise the bar - anything goes


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Little Book

A little book made to match the recipe book for the bride's friends to add some messages in on the hen night.
The flower was made using Tim Holtz tattered florals dies. I added a little button threaded with some raffia and a few metal charms.


Monday, 1 August 2011

Recipe Book

I have made a lovely book to hold recipes from friends - this is a gift for a hen night. The book contains 18 pages for recipes plus some extra sheets and some pages I made into pockets to hold bits and pieces. I also added weight conversations on a little tag.  The papers are from my stash and from the new Nana Loves range of chipboards and papers from Jenny Ellory. These were the free gift on this months Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.(August issue) The colours are gorgeous. I bound the book using my Bind-it-all.
If anyone has any of the chipboard die shapes that they are sure they won't ever use I'd be happy to swap something for them - just email me.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Inspire me Fridays - anything goes