Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A birthday card for DH

I've made this card for my husband's birthday, using papers from my favourite MME Complete Boy paper stack. I used a Sizzix embossing plate for the 'happy birthday' background, and sanded the paper to add a bit of distressing. I like these embossing plates as they are a little bigger than the Cuttlebug ones so it makes them more versatile. The letters are cut with my Craft Robo.

I'm entering it in to the following challenges:
Cards for Men: stars
Sketch n Stash Challenge Blog: sketch 64

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Born to shop birthday card for a chocolate lover

I made this card for my friend who has a bit of a sweet tooth. I used Kanban patterned card stock as the base and a Docrafts Born to Shop stamp and patterned paper from the B2S A5 pad.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Baptism card

I have made eight of these cards, as this Sunday eight members of our congregation are being baptised. It is a first for our church to have so many baptised in one go. What a wonderful reason to batch card make!

The writing was computer generated and the other elements were cut with my Craft Robo, then the top cross embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The crosses are raised up with some pinflair glue to give a bit of dimension. The water paper is from an ancient, enormous variety pack from DCWV.
If you are ever looking for verses to go in to Christian cards, I found this wonderful site, Heavens Inspirations,  and used the following verse inside these cards.

I pray you'd have a real sense
Of God's hand upon your life
As you go through the baptismal waters
And follow after Christ
I pray that you may go from here
Changed and made brand-new
Walking hand in hand with God
Into all He's called you to.

© By M.S.Lowndes

 I am entering this card in to the following challenge:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: lots of circles

Saturday, 4 June 2011

A brief note

It has been a hectic week or so with me finally managing to spend some time in my craft room today, but it has been a productive few hours, with me finishing thirteen cards.

I made four of these as they are so quick and easy to do and I needed a few thank you cards. I used an Ellison swimsuit die for the briefs, and did a little doodling round the edges. the words are computer generated with the LB Ali font.

I'm entering it in to the following challenge:
Less is More: monochrome