Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Made by Lucy, aged 8


I just had to show you this wonderful card I received from my friend Pat.
This was made by her granddaughter  Lucy, aged 8.

I am so impressed with it - it is so well made and definitely deserves praise and encouragement.
Her family have commissioned cards made by her to send out this year and if this one is anything to go by the recipients will all be as impressed as I am.

Well done, Lucy :-)

What do you think of Lucy's card? Maybe you would like to leave a message for her - she would be one happy little girl :-)

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Cheers me dears


Friday, 9 December 2011

16th Birthday

Commissioned by DIL for her niece

Image - Charmed Cards
BP's -  free in September's Making Cards mag
Ribbon with silver edging from cheapo store 2yrs ago
Flower reassembled with a Laura Ashley brad

Sketch n Stash #76
Totally Papercrafts #96 - anything but Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #194 - anything goes
Stampavie & More #157 - easel cards

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Sunday, 4 December 2011

With Love


8" square  - A commission from my niece for her fiance.

I've really enjoyed making this. It took me a while to decide on the papers and finally went for these from the Fathers and Fedoras kit by Summer Driggs.

The inspiration for this was influenced by ..... a challenge sketch from here (this is not near enough to enter) and here  + a design by Sue of Particraft fame +  the gorgeous gold panel by Linda the Funky Junkie.
I got really mucky with DI's and ink pads and  I only just managed to save my kitchen worktop from ending up gold embossed, lol.

 I hand cut a hole in the top layer by cutting  round the inside of a nestie circle - the ring is also cut from the same set. The paper was rather flimsy so I stuck it to some card to give it some substance. This layer is popped up with foam tape.

I made the gold panel  inside the hole by inking up a circle, embossing it with gold EP,  further dry embossing with the texture folder and finally ageing it with copper and black ink pads until I was satisfied with the result. Actually I was very proud of it and then went and covered it up with the sentiment. This was made as usual in Publisher.

 Men's cards can be awkward to embellish and I didn't want to go OTT.  I hope you think what I have done suits this
I grunged up TH flourish die, and added a brad with the fiance's initial - chunky gold thread.- a square of burlap and the brown rose...I hope he doesn't think that is too sissy, lol.

Another view

Crafty Cardmakers #57 - heat embossing - Proud to say this card was chosen as winner!!
The ABC Challenge - E is for embossing
The Paper Shelter #42 - anything goes
PCJ - anything goes
Lexi's #54 - one for the lads
DYSU #48 - ribbon or anything you can tie
Allsorts #132 - going round in circles
Penny Black - december challenge - happy birthday

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Cheers me dears


Saturday, 3 December 2011

First Birthday


It is a relief to be back in business.  I was unable to get into my graphics programme and have had to buy a new version which arrived today, Saturday. I was getting right miffed that it took so long to get here - I ordered on Monday!!!! 

I have, at long last, got some LOTV images - hooray.  I took advantage of the sale and stocked up with die-cut images.

This sweet image is just right for this First Birthday card. The number 1 is handcut out of some free paper and matted on to mirri card. The same with the image.

The BP is a freebie too then I just added a little bit of ribbon and the computer generated sentiment

Cute Card Thursday #193 - it's just a number
A Gem of a Challenge #35 - monochromatic
CCC - monochromatic
Diva's by Design #16 - anything goes
DYSU #48 - ribbon
Fab 'n' Funky #101 - anything goes
LOTV #123 - anything but a Christmas card
The Paper Shelter #42 - anything goes
PIO #48 - sugar and spice

Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments
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Friday, 2 December 2011

Tic Tac Toe at Crafty Ann's


Christmas Tic Tac Toe 
~ any line across, down or diagonally ~

I chose 3 down - ribbon & bow, bauble and gold - nice combination :-)
The plain white BG paper is embossed with CB snowflakes folder and I had to distress the edges of course, lol.
The frame and bauble, both from Ann's metallic collection

Finished with an extravagant organza bow and glittered punched snowflakes.

Other challenges I'd like to enter
Just Some Lines - tic tac toe - embossing, ribbon, punch
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #33 - merry christmas - no animals
Gingerloft #30 - Christmas and winter
Southern Girls #33 - ribbon madness
Diva's by Design #16 - anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky #101 - anything goes
Joanna Sheen #1 - Christmas wishes
The ABC Challenge - E is for embossing
DYSU #48 - ribbon or anything you can tie
PCJ - anything goes
CYP #86 - tis the season

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you will be able to play along with us for Crafty Ann's Tic Tac Toe Challenge this fortnight. The DT have some beautiful inspiration for you over on the challenge blog. We're all looking  forward to seeing what you choose

Cheers me dears :-)