Thursday, 31 July 2008


Image from a CD printed on to card scored in a diamond pattern. This didn't turn out as good as I expected because it is much better to stamp the image onto the scored card.
I don't have that many stamps so thought I would try this technique on the printer.
The greeting is printed on tracing paper and embossed with detail gold powder.
The butterfly is stamped on to a tag made with Debbi Moores metal magic and cracked to look distressed. I forget where I got the BG paper - had it ages.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Another 40th card

Another 40th card for another of daughter's friends. Orange and yellow are not usually the colours I go for but I found the image somewhere and liked it soooo, I printed it off on to a piece of card that I'd put through the CB Swiss dots embossing folder. I made a tag using Metal Magic I bought on Saturday from Colemans. I had a lovely time watching Debbi Moore demoing it and just had to get some. Added a couple of Flora Doodles and a bit of 'bling'.
Quite happy with how it turned out.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Two cards made last night

Trish's birthday club card.
Image stamped and edges inked with VersaColor Sand Beige, main BG paper edged with VersaColor Bamboo.
Finished with a bit of lace, flowers, punched leaves, a bow and some bling.

Used a Victorian image of Violets from a CD for the second card. Matted on blue card edged with gold ink, then on green paper (edged with holes) by Penny Springmann from Sweet Shoppe. The violets are 'painted'over with liquid embossing to give them a nice shine. Finished with ribbon and name tag

Monday, 21 July 2008

A bit of decoupage

Only a bit because the flower head is only one additional layer.
The envelope/folder contains the greeting.
I don't do much decoupage because I find the cutting out tedious but I can manage one layer.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

14th birthday

Card for DIL's nephew who lists Kelly Brook as his 'interest'.
Googled image, although I had a job to find one of her with clothes hahaha.
Printed numbers in different fonts for BG paper.

First Birthday

Card for niece's little boy using one of the delightful PC Hug images.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Thank you cards for Teachers

My five yr old Grandson has just finished his first year at school and needed four Thank You cards.
I was on a roll when I eventually got going on them.
I am having a square card phase and have cut envelopes down to size as I can't find any to buy locally. Good result and cheap.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

80th card

I had a request for an 80th birthday card about 10pm tonight, wanted for tomorrow!!
I printed the words on tracing paper and embossed them with fine detail gold powder.
Numbers from Sweet Shoppe by Robin Carlton and papers from Gina Miller

Monday, 14 July 2008

Lady and lace

This is a version of a beautiful card I saw on someone's blog. It took quite a time to do and I was up late last night working on it. I decided to finish it this afternoon after a busy morning cleaning and gardening and made the near fatal mistake of sticking it on the base card the wrong way. I managed not to cry and with a lot of effort with the heat gun managed to get it off. I had to add another flower and the butterfly (which fortunately I had ready cut out) in an attempt to hide the creases. Papers from Gina Miller, and lots of distressing with Versa Color Umber and Sand Beige, a piece of old lace, 2 buttons, flowers cut from the BP with diamonte in centre and punched leaves.

Hubby's 68th birthday

I didn't intend to leave these to the last minute. His birthday is always the same date every year hahahaha so it was not as though it took me by surprise. In the end I had a rush so these a fairly basic. I was devoid of inspiration. How is it that this always happens at the most inconvenient time.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

A5 Card for a friend

This card is for a friend's birthday on Wednesday. I was not able to emboss on the actual card with it being A5 size, so I embossed swiss dots on to a piece of white paper and stuck that to the front. Papers are from Gina Miller's 3o'clock drop. The name letters are Robin Carlton's Cocoa Polka Alpha from Sweet Shoppe designs.
I had a accident and dropped a splodge of gold ink on the side of the card and had to cover it with the ribbon and the star is covering the other splodge. I was relieved that I managed to 'save' the card although the end result was not what I intended.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Pretty Penelope

I had a request from Grandson to make a card for his girlfriends birthday and think Penelope is just right for young teens. I used my embossing board for the scallop and edged it with a silver peel-off. The wavy edge on the green paper was cut with fancy scissors and the edges inked.

Attempt at SCS tutorial - Leaf

I quite enjoyed doing this using the materials to hand. Distress ink pads would certainly have made the job easier and maybe even look better.