Saturday, 26 February 2011

New Baby Girl


Commissioned New Baby card.

Challenges for this card

OLLCB #74 - Pink, pink and more pink!
Crazy 4 Challenges #76 - Flowers - only one! but there are flowers on the lace too
AiF #69 - Monochromatic
The Crazy Challenge #55 - Baby love
Pear Tree Designs #37 - One colour
Anything Goes CB - Distressing
My Partner in Crafting Crime #20 - All about baby

I made the image stightly transparent and printed it directly on to some DP along with the words. Distressed edges with my trusty steel ruler - I like one of those distressing thingys to make the job easier...sigh!

This sweet image again and I still don't remember where it is from.

Image - unknown
Papers - Sprout digi collection
Flowery lace - local haberdashers
Wide satin ribbon -  local haberdashers
Handcut, glamour dusted heart
String and flowers from stash

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge #35


Happy Birthday
is the challenge this time over at Crafty Ann's and this is definitely appropriate
cos it's my birthday next week.
I am ready to graciously accept any birthday greetings that may come my way  ROFL.

I have used one of Ann's pre-coloured images. I had decided to go for the purple and lilac papers even before I chose the image - excellent match isn't it. 

I have decoupaged the roses and added a second layer to the bow. I've matted the image with foam pads on to silver mirri which I cut around with scissors.

Image - pre-coloured Pink Roses sheet
Papers - Polished stone Brights collection
           - Mottled stone - collection 5
MS border punch
Cadbury purple seam binding ribbon - My Wedding Party
Flowers Wild Orchid

Do pop over to the Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog challenge blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations the DT have produced for this challenge.
I hope you'll be able to join in and play along and I'm looking  forward to seeing your Happy Birthday entries

Cuttent challenges I'd like to enter with this card
I used the sketch from Wild Orchid
Lexi's Creations #34 - Flowers
If the Shoe Fits FF#68 - Purple
The ABC Challenge - O is for ovals
ASFOS #140 - Birthday wishes

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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Butterflies in Blue

I've long admired those definition background stamps - among other things, lol, but the craft budget is somewhat restricted
So I found the definition of  'niece'  from the OED, (I've done friend as well) chose a brown colour and made my own.
It is printed on to canvas paper (an Aldi bargain last week) and aged with blending chalk and I'm real pleased with the result.

The butterflies are from Wings & Flowers CD. I love the content of this CD but do wish it was possible to export to a graphics prog. I managed in the end but it was a struggle to get the b/flies where I wanted.

One layer is printed directly on to the b/ground. I printed  the two large b/flies on to photo paper and shaped and layered these on top. The sentiment is printed directly on to the b/ground too.
The inspiration for this came from the 'Butterflies in Blue' article in last Sept Making Cards mag.

Flutter by Wednesday #129 - Anything goes
Crafts & Me - Spread your wings
Do You Stack Up #8 - Anything goes
City Crafter #45 - Nothing to it - no bows, no lace, no flowers, no buttons.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

60th Easel Card


Inspirational Card Sketches #103 - Easel card
Craft Your Passion #46 - Male card
Lollypop Crafts #27 - Black, white and a pop of colour
Dutch Dare #100 - Sparkle, glitter, bling

For an Arsenal fan :-) and boy did I struggle with this.

I cut a star and covered it in fine black glitter - ooooh, what a messy job! - layered it on to a d'vine swirled mat. The number 60 is Sissix Azure alpha die and the BP is from the Papermania Mono pad.
I printed the 'happy birthday' strip and 'dear husband and layered that on to silver mirri. The sentiment is handcut with fancy scissors

 As I had to get something Arsenal in, I printed the logo on to photo paper and used it to hold down the ribbon.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011



For the sister and niece of a lady who loved freesia's

Totally Papercrafts #53 - Clean & Simple

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The CD Sunday Challenge


OH YES!!!   Swirls and Pearls at CD Sunday   this week and here is my entry.

Paper from Debbi Moore's Glitter & Glitz Magic Moments
A flourish cut from black card and glamour dusted
A flower made from crepe paper with pearl centre and glittered edges from the tutorial by Terri. My effort is not a patch on Terri's but still quite pretty.
This is the second outing for my MS border punch - tis funny that I longed for this for so long and now that I've got it I haven't made many cards to suit it.

Close up of crepe flower - but don't examine it too closely.

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Monday, 14 February 2011

8th and 9th Birthdays

For my great nephew and Granson's friend and
Pollycraft  #80 - Special birthdays

Both these cards are 'digital productions'.
For this first one I used Summer Driggs Boy oh Boy papers and elements. The stars and the number were made in PhotoPlus.

This one is for young g/son's friend. He had a bowel transplant last summer and has made a remarkable recovery. He spent much of his life from birth in hospital and it is good to see him with more energy and looking so much better. He  will have to learn to eat proper food now as he has always been fed by 'tube'.
This year he is keen on Bagucan!  This is new to me and makes a change from Star Wars or Pokemon :-)

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

The Last Valentine


SOS from g/daughter this morning for a card for her boyfriend.

Challenges for this card
I used Crafty Ho's lovely sketch- actually a colour challenge Brown & Blue or just the sketch or both
Rainbow Lady #139 - It's all about love
Tanda Teaaser #164 - Share the love
Scrappy Frogs  - Love is in the air
Crafty Cardmakers #39 - Hearts
PixieDust #61 - be my Valentine
Let's Craft & Create #12 - Heart felt

Two BP's from the Papermania Mono pad and the red is a digital download from Gina  Miller's Cinnamon Apples collection

Handcut heart matted on to  black with 3 gems - I went over some of the flowers with 3D clear gloss and did the same with the homemade brads. I have a small heart punch...glittered it... and was happy to find that it fitted perfectly inside the pearl ribbon slider

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Three Very Different Valentines


Except for the sentiment panel all of this is made from the free papers from Febs Making cards mag.
I tried to make the same colour for the panel and it looked fine in artificial light but not here - oh well, not to worry.

The rose shapes given in the mag are similar to the roses I have made recently and I added one to the rose on the topper

CYDA #13 - Photo inspiration
AiF #67 - Happy Valentines Day
ASFOS #138 - Let's see some love
Creatalicious #18 - Ribbon and love

This card is CASE'd from a video tutorial by Wendy Nasmith

This one is a CASE'd version of a card by Sharon  Cards n Greetings  who CASE'd the idea from Sarita
, but I liked the idea so thought I'd have a go :-)
I used a handmade heart template and the sentiment is embossed with detail gold EP
Could have done better so I'd advise looking at the original version :-)

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Friday, 11 February 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge #34

The new challenge #34 at Crafty Ann's is  
Love Is All Around 
This could be interpreted as Valentines, anniversary, engagement, wedding

I have used Ann's new locket image from Love is all Around sheet 2 which can be found here
I printed it on to silver mirri cut out the centres and added the vintage images.
The BP is one of the pastels from the embossed hearts collection available from the shop.
I made a little banner and this is also topped with embossed hearts and I added some glitter.

I've added a glamour dusted heart a handmade flower with a pearl centre

Thank you for stopping by and hope you will join us in this fortnights challenge

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Shadow Box


Heather (Rica's Haven) has done a great tutorial on how to make a shadow box.
Here is my attempt. Heather's instructions are excellent and I am pleased with the result.
I have used a lovely border sheet from a K&Co pad to decorate the front. I have managed to line the inner sides and as this was quite a fiddle I would stick the paper on at the beginning 'when' I do another :-)

Image - Debbi Moore Designs - 100 Art Nouveau & Art Deco Images matted on to gold mirri.
A seam binding bow and a small bouquet to finish.
I am thinking of adding a sentiment/greeting bottom right and it will be perfect for my daughter's birthday.

I hope this qualifies as a fun fold for
Meljen'sChallenge #44
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge # 60  is  - Say it with Roses
Top Tip Tuesday #21 - Frame it - I hope you think this looks like a frame

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Saturday, 5 February 2011

A Rose for 'Mrs Rose'


A real quickie  in response to an  SOS from my daughter last night for a card for her MIL's birthday.
It is always tempting to use roses as their surname is Rose.

The striped paper is from the 'exclusive' PP Vintage Rose collection. The rose paper is from Papermania Rose Collection and I've cut around the large rose.

A printed greeting attached with foam pads, seam binding and an extra rose......job done!!

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes + flowers
The Crazy Challenge #52 - Happy birthday....celebrating the blogs first birthday
Pear Tree Designs #34 - Flowers

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Friday, 4 February 2011

Raise the Bar - Valentine

Raise the Bar - Hearts
Simon Says - Love is in the air

Last week I was one of the winners over at Raise the Bar Challenges so I have the honour to be  a guest Bartender for this weeks challenge.
The theme is Valentine and to incorporate a play safe I've used four hearts, lol.
The heart stamp is Penny Black and  I used embossed it with Seafoam white EP - same with the corner stamp. I printed the sentiments on  my PC and then overstamped with the same heart stamp and cut them out.
The large heart is a template I've had for ages and last used about 3 yrs ago for our 45th wedding anniversry card, eeek!!

Another homemade flower with roses and buds from WO + a couple of pearl stamens and a punched leaf.
There is a link here to Brenda's  tutorial on how to make the rose
The pearl embellishment in the centre of the seam binding is a button

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