Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Three variations of a card

I made these cards using the Crafts Too Outline Rose embossing folder.

Oops...I thought this ribbon was white when I made the card one evening. It was only the next day I realised it was silver. So much for those fancy daylight bulbs :)

I think I prefer the darker rose on this one.
Quite a change with this one. The background card is pearlescent, and this time I cut the leaves from the Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Tattered Flower Garland die.



Sunday, 7 September 2014

Hero Arts bicycle thank you card

I made a few of these bicycle thank you cards for my son to write. Quick and simple, with a hand drawn edge, a Sizzix grass strip from an original large house die and Hero Arts sentiment and bicycle stamps. I love the sentiment which is one of the oldest I have, but is a true classic.



Sunday, 31 August 2014

Baptism card

I made a couple of these baptism cards to make a change from a variation of a design I have made lots of over the past couple of years which you can see here.

The cross is the smallest one from the Shapabilities Crosses Two set. The waves are torn strips of DCWV white core card, and the text was printed using Serif Craft Artist, which perfectly, easily and dependably allows me to accurately position text on any card size. This card is A6.


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Project Life Slate Edition 'You Can Quote Me On This' LO

I put together this quick PL LO of our day at the Rewind 80s concert we went to last summer. DH and I enjoyed every minute of the 10 hours we were there. DS16...not so much! The quote card is attached to the photo at the top edge only, and hangs over the top of the page protector, allowing the part of the photo underneath to be viewed easily too.

Another LO from our camping holiday last summer. Only another few hundred photos to go!


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Quirky Kit Lite campsite LO

I used various bits and pieces from Quirky Kit Lite kits for this LO. I never know which ones as I get them in a bit of a muddle once I start scrapping. I have a really sweet little butterfly punch which was perfect for mirroring the pattern on one of the t-shirts. The red sub-title was done on a real Dymo machine which fitted in perfectly with the fab Dymo style stickers.

Unfortunately the colours look a little washed out; it's much brighter in real life.

Having somewhere in excess of 2500 Project Life cards (yikes!!), I am attempting to use at least one on every LO I do. This LO is one of many that will make up pages from our camping holiday last year. With hundreds of photos to get in to an album, I am mixing traditional LOs, fancy PL pages, and very basic just-chuck-the-photos-into-the-page-protectors pages.



Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sizzix new home card

I used the Sizzix On the Edge Townscape die to make this fairly simple new home card. The townscape was raised up along the bottom of the DL card with Pinflair glue.




Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sizzix fence card

This is the third card of this type I've made now. The first one was for a friend's birthday, and she liked it so much, she has since asked me to make two more for her to give. You can find the other two here.

The theme was friendship, so I used the fabulous Sizzix Word Play die for the letters. The card was made by cutting the Sizzix Fence die 3 times each from mount board and thin white card. The mount board fences were joined together with thin strips of duct tape, with the tape then hidden by sticking the card fences over the top.

Here's the front.


This is the back of the card. Nestabilities dies were used to make the hanging panel for a hand written sentiment, with two large pieces cut and stuck back to back with a piece of wire sandwiched between them to make the hanging loop.
This is the card without the hanging panel.


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Bright birthday card for a teenage boy

I used WRMK Frenzy papers that I have had in my stash for a long time, but it was a huge kit, and I keep turning to it when I want a bright, fun card. The papers are all double sided, with many of them having a really useful side consisting of 4 6x6" panels that are perfect for cutting apart and using on large cards. This one is done on a Craftwork Cards 8x8" card blank. The sentiments are all Hero Arts CL267. The large numbers are hand drawn.



Sunday, 20 July 2014

Baby boy embossed card

I love this Cuttlebug embossing folder, and had so much use of it. I've used really old Basic Grey scraps and a Sizzix star die to create this baby card for a wee boy.



Sunday, 13 July 2014

Pink Petticoat digital paper pieced card

I made this birthday card using a Pink Petticoat digital image, manipulated in Serif Craft Artist, with a couple of digital papers used to cover the shoe images on screen before printing. I printed the same image and sentiment directly on to a Craftwork Cards card blank, then paper pieced the images and added a bit of bling.



Sunday, 6 July 2014

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Sizzix Bigz Fence die first birthday card

I gave my friend a birthday card made with the Sizzix Fence die 657689. You can see it here. She really liked it, and asked me to make one similar for a first birthday card, and this is the result.




Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Memory Box Chloe Stem less is more card

I made this card for a friend who normally gets one of my heavily stamped cards, so this is a bit of a change. The message is done on the computer. I cut the die from the card base, then put a deep burgundy piece of card behind the aperture. The cut out was mounted on very fine strips of 3d foam and slightly off-set over the aperture. I added a few gems for a bit of bling.




Monday, 7 April 2014

Stampendous Ranunculus birthday card

I've made this birthday card by making a splodgy watercolour background by scribbling on to an acrylic block with Whispers pens, then spraying the block and watercolour paper lightly with water. I saw this simple technique on Ellie Knol's wonderful blog here. She makes so many wonderful cards using this stamp.

I've added a few sprinkles of Frantage embossing powders for a little texture and glitter.


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Baptism card


I've made a similar card before, using the same card border created with Serif Craft Artist and a vintage Hero Arts background stamp. This time, instead of using a small metal cross charm, I have used a die cut cross from a Shapeabilities Crosses Two set.


Saturday, 5 April 2014

More brush stroke cards

These are great cards for folk who like a clean and simple look, or when time is short, and the sentiment can be changed to fit pretty much any occasion.

This first one was used as a Mother's Day card.

This was a birthday card for a man.

This was a card for a girlfriend.

All of the cards used chalk inks and the My Favorite Things Abstract Art stamp set. The sentiments are all Hero Arts.


Friday, 14 February 2014

Baby boy card

Here's another variation of a baby boy card I have made a few times now. I keep coming back to this Cuttlebug Baby Words embossing folder as the words are so lovely.





Thursday, 13 February 2014

Less is more Valentine's Day card

I have made this card for my DH, using a couple of my current favourite stamp sets, and a dried out set of Color Box pigment inks, perfect for the look I was after.

The heart is from the Hero Arts AC026 Brush Strokes set. The xoxo is also from a Hero Arts set.

The brush strokes are from a fabulously versatile set, which included lots of very handy splash stamps too, called Abstract Art by My Favorite Things.


I am entering this card in to the following challenge:

Less is More challenge blog: One layer week


Friday, 31 January 2014

Memory Box Prim Poppy 60th birthday card

I made this card for a fellow crafter, so the pressure was on! I used my favourite Memory Box Prim Poppy die with some lovely but very old Anna Griffin papers, as my pal loves Anna Griffin. I was originally going to place the flowers around the left side of the cut circle as I have with previous cards, but it just didn't look right on the bigger background. Fortunately, I had only stuck the white embossed card front to the purple mount around the edge, which meant I could poke the flowers in behind the aperture. The card evolved from there.

I used my Sizzix Bigz XL spinning platform die to create the pop up insert. The sentiment was done as a print and cut on my Craft Robo.


Saturday, 11 January 2014

Sizzix fence birthday photo card

This was inspired by a project I saw on the Sizzix blog here by Tiffany Johnson. This project was the reason I bought the Sizzix Bigz 657689 Fence die. As it is a Bigz die it cuts through chipboard which I used as the base for the fence which I connected with little strips of duct tape, and then covered the chipboard and duct tape with more fences cut from thick card. This makes a fully flexible joint so the fences can be arranged in various ways. The fences were inked with Distress ink and decorated with various dies, paper flowers and metal charms

I used a set of rubber stamps to create the apron, watering can and tools. The little friend sign was made using one of the rectangles produced when the fence die is cut. These are a really handy size for sentiments and I've used this die just to create the waste rectangles. I added a sentiment panel on the back of the centre fence where I wrote a birthday greeting. It was a fun project to do, and my friend loved it.