Monday, 26 November 2012

Hunkydory For All A Stitch in Time

Another Hunkydory card from the bumper For All kit and this time I've used A Stitch in Time.

It's a simple easel card, for a girl who has her own sewing machine and loves making things.


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Boys2Men football card

I used the wonderful Boys2Men CD (currently available for a bargain £12.99) to make this card. The image was printed on to Tesco photo paper then decoupaged, and layered over the background which was printed on to smooth paper. A Hero Arts sentiment and a bit of ribbon finished off this 8x8 card.



Monday, 19 November 2012

New home card

Here's yet another card made with my new Sizzix On the Edge Townscape die.

This time I used papers from Papermania's Happy Days collection, bought for a bargain half price from Creative Boutique at Oldmeldrum. It is a happy little card for a young couple buying their first home by the sea. Hope they like it.


Sunday, 18 November 2012

A card to celebrate baptism

Another six people at church are having a believer's baptism this morning, so I have come up with a new design of baptism card. Having made my previous card fourteen times now, I felt it was time for a change!

As before, I used a verse from Heaven's Inspirations for the inside of the card.

The writing and black border were created in Serif Craft Artist, and the waves were stamped with a very old Hero Arts stamp.

I am entering this card in to the following challenge:

Less is More challenge blog: hardware

Friday, 9 November 2012

Hunkydory For All Delightful New Dress 18th birthday card for my daughter

As soon as I saw this Hunkydory For All Delightful New Dress topper set I knew I would use it to make my daughter's 18th birthday card, as the image immediately reminded me of her, all dressed up for her prom. I used a Craftwork Cards 8x8 scallop card blank and cut way about half of the front. I mounted the main topper on to some of the spotty card then silver card, and used most of the rest of the spotty card mounted on silver on the inside. The butterfly was cut around so the wings could be lifted up, allowing the silver card to show through underneath. I used a craft knife to trim away the black border left on the die cut sheet after the image had been popped out, and used it to frame a special message to my daughter that is too mushy to display here! The card was finished with a metal handbag charm and a few shiny dots that look like drops of mercury.

My girl is away at uni now, so it will be her first birthday spent away from her family and I am going to be thinking of her so much tomorrow. Lots of her pals are going to be visiting her this weekend and they have a great time planned. It's hard to see your babies grow up. Sigh!

I backed the sentiment on the front with another sentiment the same size.
And here's a photo of DD in her prom dress so you can see why the topper reminded me of her.



Thursday, 8 November 2012

You're moving card

My good pal is off to London, so I made this card to give her. I used my new 656919 Sizzix On The Edge Townscape die, cut out in brown card, them backed with little pieces of yellow. The townscape is raised up with Pinflair glue. The letters are a decorative strip alphabet.



Monday, 5 November 2012

Golden wedding anniversary cake

I've never made a celebration cake in my life before - never iced a cake, and never made a fancy topper, but thought I'd have a go for my mum and dad.

I got the idea from a girl at church who made a cake to celebrate her daughter's dedication, by using a rocky road type tray bake mixture for the cake, then iced it with Dr Oetker's fondant icing, and I thought that seemed a great idea, and good for a beginner like me as the cake doesn't require any baking.

I started off by multiplying by three the recipe my friend supplied for the cake. I dread to think how many calories the cake included, but I threw in two pouches of Maltesers, two Mars bars, four and a half bars of chocolate, almost two packets of butter and enough digestives to keep a large office happy for a week. This recipe is not to be found in any slimming manual!

I packed this mixture in to a deep 7” cake tin, and once it had been in the fridge for a couple of hours, I draped it in the fondant icing and smoothed it down. I used a heart cutter to press a design around the top edge and added a ribbon around the bottom.

I made a wired topper for the cake by using various lengths of coated florist wire, to which I attached hearts and stars cut from gold and cream card with Sizzix dies. I inserted the wires in to a posey pick which had been filled with Pinflair glue.

It was very far from perfect, but for a first attempt and when viewed in low lighting from a distance, it looked passable, and my mum and dad loved it and appreciated the effort, which made me happy :)

Here's a look at the inside. Yum!



Saturday, 3 November 2012

Wine bottle tag

My lovely neighbour looked after our house for us while we were away, so I made this as a little thank you for her.

I used my newly purchased Sizzix On the Edge Townscape die to make the tag. I saw some beautiful tags on Shannon's blog a few days ago, but couldn't remember at the time I was making mine where I'd seen them, so had to take a guess at the measurements. I think I ended up with a strip 8cm wide and 20cm long, then scored 3 inches down. Sorry for the mixed metric and imperial measurements, but I just grabbed my Hougie board and it happened to be inch side up. I dusted off my Fiskars Shape Cutter to make the circle aperture, and used papers from one of my old Quirky Kits Lite.


Friday, 2 November 2012

Embossed Golden Wedding Card

My mum and dad are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend, so I've made this card for them. It was a very expensive card to make because I had to buy a Grand Calibur, purely because I needed the rather lovely A4 M-bossability Grand Dainty Dots embossing folder. Amazing how easy it is to justify a big purchase!

The sentiment was created on my Craft Robo using Wendy Medium, one of my favourite fonts for cards. It is a great one for welding in the Silhouette software as it naturally overlaps so the letters don't need to be moved together before welding. I used my large Xyron machine to put adhesive on the back of the sentiment, which was the easiest way to do it, and allowed me to mess about a fair bit getting the positioning right on the card. The numbers are cut with the CR using the font Impact.

The flower was made with flowers cut from my Sizzix Tattered Floral die, and the leaves are from a favourite Sizzlet set Flowers, Branches & Leaves 656064.