Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A quick card...


.......requested by my DD this evening and needed for tomorrow !!

Very old paper found in leftovers box
Greeting printed on to my homemade label
Spotty ribbon and bow which is a challenge win
Flower from WOC

Creative Craft  #2 - bling it up
Pretty Little Ribbon #18 - flowers and ribbon
Challenges 4 Everybody   #12 - anything goes

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Grandson's 19th Again


Another quick post to show one of the other cards for Grandson's birthday.

Free papers from craft mag - edged the white spotty paper with gold pen - added words made in Serif PPx5 to the label and then fixed it with foam tape/pads for added dimension.

Use it Tuesday  #48 -warm it up
Make My Monday - one for the boys
Allsorts #191 - masculine
Glitter & Sparkle #17  - male
Creative Creations #2 - keep it simple - 2nd entry

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Friday, 25 January 2013

Grandson's 19th


Printed paper design on to card - die cut a circle  and fixed to base card with foam tape.
Cut another circle using the same die and a larger one and cut around the edge with pinking shears. This is fixed over the hole with foam pads.
Finished off with a twine bow with an initial brad.

Challenges I'd like to enter
Craft Room - monochrome
CYP #146 - totally teal
Creative Creations #2 - keep it simple
ABC13 - birthdays
The Paper Shelter # 96 - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes - 2nd entry
Polkadoodles #4 - monochromatic

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

My Oldest Friend

We first met 55 years ago when we both started at our local college.  She happily settled in Maine with her husband after he  retired from the US Air Force .
Who would have thought we would still be keeping in touch after all these years.

Sprout collection from Shabby Shoppe
The lovely blue roses from Paulette at TLC
Main BP unknown

The sentiment is again handmade in Publisher and distressed with DI.  I heat embossed a gold border on the main BP and also stamped and gold embossed friend's initial.

The gorgeous lace and the lush silk ribbon is from Linda's, Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Handmade stick pin with pearls and gold beads

I finished the inside with matching paper but didn't take a pic, duh!

Eclectic Ellapu - special birthdays
Stamping Sensations - friendship
Sugar Creek Hollow #45 - tic tac toe - lace, ribbon, pearls
Sarah Hurley #76 - celebrate

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Friday, 18 January 2013

Crafty Ann's Challenge #81


Happy New Year everyone!!

The first challenge of 2013 is

but NO FLOWER embellishments

This really was a challenge for me, a flower addict who puts them on almost everything except mens cards, lol.

For my image I chose the lovely Venetian Mask which is now my favourite of the set :)
The purple paper is from the Funky collection and the green is Polished stone all from the shop here

I printed and cut two layers for the eye mask and the top piece and adhered with silicone to give some dimension. 
I made my own template for the green mat in Serif PPx5 using a bracket shape.

I used gold pen to highlight the braid and around the eyes. I used copics to colour.
The fleur de lis accents are coloured with gold dabber and the gold ribbon bow completes my three embellishments.

We hope you can play along with us for this first challenge of the year.
Do pop over to  CACB  and have a look at the excellent samples fab DT have produced  for your inspiration.

TTCRD - anything goes
OSAAT #46 - anything goes

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Twins First Birthday


It seems no time at all since I posted a congrats card for my niece and her hubby on the birth of their darling twin girls and here it is already - their first birthday!!

When they are older I will make them a card each but as my mojo is nowhere in sight, I hope that this will be acceptable.

I am losing it.......I've forgotten details of the papers already.....perhaps because I shuffled sooo many paper designs about before I made my choice.

Sweet LOTV image, handcut number, spotty ribbon and VERY old pearly button with bakers twine.

Lili's Little Fairies - two backing papers

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Monday, 14 January 2013

New Baby


I know!! I've been AWOL for ages.
I'm having a struggle getting back to blogging although I have been busy cardmaking :(

This is a commission and the little chap was born in December but my customer wanted  a pic of him on the card but didn't get this until last week.

I'd like to enter....
Joanna Sheen Challenge - new beginnings
A Gem of a Challenge #62  - new beginnings
Pretty Little Ribbon #18 - flowers and ribbon

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