Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Adoption card and verse

I was asked to make a card for a friend to give to a couple who are adopting a little boy. I couldn't find a suitable verse for it, so decided to write my own. I've removed the name from the poem.
I was badly needing some inspiration, and came across a beautiful card on a blog called Indigo Wings, and you can see the card that inspired mine, as well as more very pretty cards, by clicking here.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Food bag toppers

I made some chocolate brownies to give to the two Saturday girls I've been working with for the last five years. Unfortunately my pharmacy locum job came to an end on Saturday, and I wanted to say thank you to them for being such a great support to me over the years. They are both complete chocoholics so I'm hoping they'll like my home cooking. The thing about chocolate home bakes is that even when they are bad they are good!
I used the already rather decorative Ikea Food bags for the brownies, then added a simple folded piece of card to staple over the top.
 I'm entering this project in to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: anything goes
Our Creative Corner: over the edge
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: anything goes

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Pink Petticoat perfect pear card

Here's my DH's Valentine's card. Hope he likes it. I've used another fabulous Pink Petticoat image for this one, coloured with Promarkers. The paper I used wasn't the best for Promarkers so there is a little bit of a mottled look to the colouring, but since pears can have a mottled skin, I decided that it was fine!
I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog; free and easy February
CES Challenge Blog: lots of layers
Craft and Me Challenges: use a new image
I love Promarkers: love is in the air
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge: it must be love
Paperplay Challenges: love letters
Papertake Weekly Challenge: anything goes
Creative Inspirations: lots of love

Monday, 6 February 2012

70th birthday bookmark card

I was asked to make a 70th birthday card for my friend's mum, to include a bible verse that they had chosen. I've made this card using a My Mind's Eye stack, and a couple of my favourite Sizzix dies 656560 and 656640 . To prevent the front of the card becoming overly cluttered, I decided to make the bible verse in to a bookmark by using my perforated cutter to section off a strip on the back of the card. When the card is no longer being displayed, the bookmark can be easily separated from the rest of the card and act as a nice keepsake for her to use every day. I used my Hougie board to create the embossed square on the front of the card. The writing, including the very fine sentiment, is cut with my Craft Robo using the Wendy Medium font, which I really like for the Robo as it is easy to fuse the letters together.
I'm entering this card in to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog: free and easy February
Crafts and Me Challenges: time to brighten up your day
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: pink and white
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: die cut or punches

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Hero Arts A Real Daisy less is more card

I had this card floating around my head for a few days and was keen to put my idea in to practice. I've used three Hero Arts stamps-one of my all time favourites C2624 A Real Daisy, S4878 Old Letter Writing and C2655 Thank You Very Much. The writing stamp is quite large, so I stamped it through an aperture made in copy paper using a Nestability die.
I'm entering this card in to the following challenge:
Less is More: aqua

Friday, 3 February 2012

Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms CL449 sympathy card

Here's a quick sympathy card, using one of my favourite Hero Arts stamps, coloured with Promarkers and mounted in a very simple and unfussy way.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Another Pink Petticoat Valentine's Card

I made this for my DS so it has been left pretty clean and simple as I don't think he'd appreciate many embellishments (and in fact generally rolls his eyes and and makes over-the-top 'ooh I wonder who this card can be from?' type comments when he receives a Valentine's card that has mysteriously landed on the mat on the morning of 14th February and is written in my cunningly disguised handwriting!) But hey ho, it is tradition and I'm not stopping now! As before, I've tinkered with the sentiment and the size of the image.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenge:
Penny's Paper-crafting Challenge Blog:  love is in the air