Thursday, 26 January 2012
This week seems to have had a "monochromatic" theme and this 2nd card was quick and easy. The card was folded on my wooden folding board from paper mill days. The first line was scored at gatefold A5 and creased then the card placed back on the board and scored along A5 from A4 sheet line. This gives the unusual gatefold . The finished card is A5 size. The border was done with the crafty edger. I forgot to take a note of which papers I used and there're none left to refer to, sorry, but it was nice to make use of both sides on the card. A little punched flower complete with gem just add the finishing touch. I added an insert trimmed with the same border which you can just about catch a glimpse of.
The first of this weeks cards for class. I used the Papermania Urban Stamp set and one colour of distress inks (walnut stain). An X cut scalloped oval provides the background for the cut out key and a little piece of brown gingham ribbon finishes it off.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Today's task was to create some cards using these decoupage from a Die-cut pack. They're pretty clean and simple. The dog with the little coat on reminds me of our own wee Suzie! The background is another tri-boss folder and the background on the shoe easel card is embossed with a butterfly folder which I think is from Craft concepts. Please correct me if I'm wrong tho! I put the Woodware crafty edger to use too, with the ribbon border amd the stars border.
I decided to play with the new egg shaped dies from X-cut in work yesterday, so combined them with this cute stamp. I'm not happy with the colouring on the outside and think the inside stamped on the cream card looks better. I'll put that one down to experience. The gold layer is embossed with one of the new tri-boss folders from paper mania.
Monday, 23 January 2012
This is a pretty rubbish photo and not the best card I' ve ever made but I got a call from a friend on Saturday who needed "a card for a man who plays bowls whose birthday is today"! PANIC! Well I trawled the net for ideas and came up with precisely nothing. This is all I could think of and it's ok. She was pleased but I felt it was a bit boring. Anyway it's done and delivered so we'll see what the recipients verdict is.
First an observation! You know you have a problem when you " just have to buy" a goody bag which costs £15 because you NEED the gorgeous embossing folder it contains!!! Thank-you Heather for putting temptation in my way!! Lol.
Today I decided to play some more with the moments in faith stamp set. Looking at it at first I found it hard to think of ways to use it that weren't going to look like sympathy cards. Then I had a brainwave and thought pink!! I was at least able to use some of the lovely papers which were also in the goody bag. Well I think it worked out quite nicely! I got to play with my elegant edges cartridge again too. I am really loving it and can see so many uses for it there're just moot enough hours in the day!
Friday, 20 January 2012
Last one for today!
Since mum was so pleased with her cabinet and it's so difficult to know what to get him, I decided to do a cabinet with a masculine feel for my favourite "old" gentleman, my step- dad, Jack. He has a large collection of cuff links so I thought it would be ideal for those. Jack loves trains, having been brought up as a station masters son, so I was able to include a couple on the drawers. He had also worked at the shipyard so the little Cunard accents suited too. I got the papers in Crafters and Co. I think they are
I got this lovely stamp free with one of my magazines and just had to have a play. Lime green is not a colour I would usually go for I have to say but it works here. I created texture and interest by using glossy accents, gems and decoupaging the little yellow flower up. The butterfly is a different stamp and I've no idea where it came from! Perhaps it needs a greeting but I couldn't decide so left well enough alone. What do you think?
These were two of the designs I used for the cards I sent out at Christmas.
The snowflake was cut with the cuttlebug die again. And the background embossed. This card needed very little else and was quick for batches. A peel-off greeting and some gems were all the embellishments required.
Another quick card, the bauble was cut using a Marianne Creatables die from sparkly card. I then stuck these to a sheet of turquoise and cut around them by hand. The borders were created using the Woodware Crafty Edger and elegant flourish die.
This was a CASE of a card made by my good friend Rhonda. She used purple and lime but I wanted more traditional colours.
The stamp is from Woodware and I coloured it using Pro-markers, ruby, pine, gold, grass and cocoa. The ribbon was quite broad and looked bare so seemed like a good place to put the greeting peel off? A little bit of stickles and a card candi finish it off.
I got inspiration from a magazine for this card and chose contemporary colours. The pink sparkly snowflake is cut using a cuttlebug die. The letters J and Y were cut with the Cricut on ' George and basic shapes' and the O is another Woodware stamp. Again finished using pro-markers, some iridescent stickles and card candi.
Rose pocket fold
I cut a 12X12 double sided paper to 11" so it would fit in the envelope. (have made that mistake before!!) the Crafty Edger ribbon border punch worked really nicely and the rose, made from a scalloped circle, just fills up the wee space at the corner. The only problem is that despite my efforts it still won't fit in the blinken envelope as the flower sits up too high! Aww well, better luck next time!
Let it snow
I made use of my collection of Cuttlebug folders for the 2nd card.(I didn't get the title 'cuttlebug queen' from my friends in Paper Mill shop days for nothing!!!!) the background was embossed using snow dots and the a larger tree using budding vine. The tree shapes were cut with a nellies die. Torn pearlised paper makes snow and "Let it snow" embossed and mounted on a scrap piece of silver sparkly card completes this one.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
The cross and passion flower one is done using the new "Moments of Faith" stamps. I embossed the top part with a folder called Venus. The purple edge was cut using the circuit machine and Elegant Edges cartridge. Some card candi and lace finish it off.
The sympathy card uses a Stampendous stamp on a mat cut from "elegant edges". The background paper is from Echo Park and the border is done using Tim Holtz Alterations-Iron Gate on nightfall Core-donations which has been embossed and sanded lightly. I cut off one of the spikes to be able to wrap the ribbon behind. The whole thing was mounted on a card which I embossed with a folder I've forgotten the name of but call my "wallpaper" folder, overlapping it to get the whole area done. A few black pearls finish this one off.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
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