Sunday, 30 September 2012

Doodled 21st birthday card

I've made this card for a friend's daughter, and was asked to make one that wasn't too busy, and told that they like purple, black and silver. I managed to take all that in to account so hopefully they'll be pleased with it.

I started off intending to make a card using a sketch on a site I've recently discovered called Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. The sketch is here, but once I started building the card, I decided to leave out the whole circular element on the RHS. I really love this sketch though, so plan to return to it soon.

I've used Tim Holtz Word Play numbers, TH Chip Block letters, TH Tattered Garland leaves and flowers and a Hero Arts sentiment.


Saturday, 22 September 2012

Golden wedding card

I've made this card for my aunt and uncle's golden wedding anniversary. I've based the card on a sketch at Sweet Stop Sketches. I love these sketches and they have often come to my rescue when I have needed a mojo injection. I particularly love the work of Monika Davis on the design team there, and love her blog. Her card gave me the idea of adding some leaves and butterflies to the card, which embellished what would otherwise have been quite a plain card. You can see her lovely interpretation of the sketch on her blog here.

I am entering this card in to the following challenge:

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog: SSS177


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Star and charm baby boy card

I've made this new baby card using a small Craftwork Cards scallop card blank. The white background was embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder Baby Words, then trimmed and mounted on to some gingham card. The Sizzix stars were cut from the same card, and all edges were inked. A sweet little teddy charm was attached to some gingham ribbon, which was then secured with Pinflair glue gel. The sentiment is an old Hero Arts one which was stamped then cut out using a handy little die which comes in the Sizzix HERO ARTS® Framelits Die Set 5PK w/Stamp - Frames w/Sprigs.



Saturday, 15 September 2012

Leaving for university mini album

This mini album has been a real labour of love for me. My lovely girl is heading off to uni today, and I wanted her to have an album filled with photos of the people who mean the most to her. I also wanted to include the words of a truly beautiful new hymn written by Keith and Kristyn Getty called This is My Prayer, from their new album Hymns From The Christian Life. We heard the song performed live by the Gettys, and as I listened to Kristyn sing the prayer they wrote for their little daughter, I just knew the words would be perfect for an album for Rachel to take with her. I can hardly listen to it at the moment without having a wee cry. The next few weeks are going to be tough for her dad and me, but such an exciting time for my girl. We are so proud of her.

I used a fantastic value Papermania filmstrip chipboard album to form the base, but added lots of fold out bits to increase the surfaces to add photos to. The papers and embellishments are almost all from the latest Quirky Kits Lite, which all but for a few scraps, I've managed to almost completely use it when I do that as it means I can justify more crafty spends!

This is a long post, with lots of photos, so thanks for sticking with it.

First day at school. Where did the years go?
A few additional K & Co beach embellishments, including a pair of snazzy glasses on an acetate overlay.
A close up of a Hero Arts Framelits bike stamp and die, added to a coffee stirrer to make a cute flag.
A photo of our much beloved campervan, Toyah. The sausage reference relates to a lovely picnic we had, specifically to try out our van's cooker, and I forgot the sausages ( tomato sauce roll anyone?!).
I love these photos, taken with a free app called Awesome Photostrips...great fun.
These next few lines of the hymn are guaranteed to make me cry...
Great grandma, age 104.
Rachel and her pals on prom day.
The back cover
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Bike thank you card

I made this card as a thank you to the widow of one our cycle club members who chose the junior section of the club to be one of the recipients of the generous collection made at his recent funeral.

I used the Hero Arts framelits bike set 657782. This is such a useful set. In particular, I love the arrow stamp and die, and the banner die but there really isn't a duff stamp or die among them.