Archive for April, 2008

CD Greetings

Posted: April 29, 2008 in Uncategorized

I made this card for someone who is a DJ..

It was pretty simple, using a round punch to punch out the ‘records’ and using a while gel pen to create the grooves.

I then mounted them onto an old CD that was about to be thrown away, and hey presto! a simple card..

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Pink Heffalumps

Posted: April 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

A simple layout, using a David Walker font, with me trying to hone my water colouring skills.

It’s not my finest hour, but I’m getting there..

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Chic in Red

Posted: April 25, 2008 in Uncategorized

Here is a card I made using Basic Grey papers that I bought over the internet from Scrapbook Express. I am very mean with it comes to using my designer papers as I know that once I have used a sheet, it will be an eternity (if ever) before I will ever be able to get them again… No popping down the plethora of craft shops for me!!

The sentiment is personalised using my trusty PC.

You can’t see it from the photo, but I added glitter to her wine glass for a little added sparkle.

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Baby Bug

Posted: April 23, 2008 in Uncategorized

This is a card I made for Charmaine of Oodabug Alley. Charmaine has just given birth (well I say just – it’s a while now!!) to a gorgeous baby boy called Isaac.

Charmaine is so sweet, she is very encouraging and doesn’t seem to mind that I’m not exactly playing by the same rules as everyone else ‘cos I’m not stamping on my cards!!

Her blog is amazing – not to be missed – head on over there if you are need of inspiration – her blog runneth over!!

The image is a David Walker font available from 2Peas in a Bucket, printed onto watercolour paper and coloured in using watercolour pencils. I love how it turned out.

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Scrappy Thoughts

Posted: April 21, 2008 in Uncategorized

When I first saw this card (scroll down to the bottom of the post to see it) over on Amy Westerman’s blog Heartfelt Greetings, I thought to myself what a great way to use up my scraps this would be.

I gathered them together and was very happy with the way they all complimented each other.

Whilst hunting around in a drawer for further inspiration, I found these two flowers that had been left overs from a kit of Lisa Bearnson that I had bought from QVC.

I added some glitter to the petals and to the brads in the middle. I attached the sentiment plate to the card using dimensional’s having inked it first using yellow and then orange inks. Whilst applying the pink glitter to the brads in the middle of the flowers, it occurred to me that the TINIEST amount of pink glitter added to the edge of the sentiment plate OVER the yellow/orange inks would add just the nicest sparkle to the edges. So that’s what I did.

Note to self, try and come up with these ideas BEFORE you’ve already stuck it to the card, otherwise it’s very fiddly trying to get the glitter on the edge of the plate and not the backing paper LOL!! You’ll note also that if I had thought about it, I would have moved the top right hand corner flower up a bit, because no matter which way you turn it, it obscures the sentiment at the end!! (If I was a professional I would think of these things you see…)

All in all – a card that started out as a way to used up scraps, and has ended up being one of the most favourite cards I’ve made. I just won’t be able to duplicate it due to not having any more flowers!! Oh well, at least I have the photo to drool over. I swear, sometimes I just make a card I like so much I wish I could keep it and frame it to satisfy my need to have all things sparkly around me at all times!! I hope the recipient of the card likes it as much as I loved making it.

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Green 30th

Posted: April 19, 2008 in Uncategorized

Here is a card I commissioned to make for a girl whose football team’s colours are green and white.

This photo is a bit dodgy as the colours are much brighter than IRL.

The card was inspired by this card by Silke Ledlow on her blog ‘My Life’. As it was my first attempt of course, I didn’t realise until I had stuck it down that I was supposed to put it in the centre of the card instead of at the bottom, but at least there was still room at the top of the card for the sentiment.

As I don’t have any nesties yet, I drew a circle and then cut it out using shaped scissors, then inked the edges. I added a couple of daisies at the edges of the sentiment which is a holographic peel-off to finish it off.

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Thoughts of You

Posted: April 17, 2008 in Uncategorized

All my cards seem to be simple these days – did ya notice??

I like the way this one turned out. The petals of the flower have liquid crystal on them for a 3D effect, but my photography skills are not quite up to par with you pro-bloggers out there, so once again, you can’t see it, and you will have to believe me when I tell you, it really does look better IRL!!

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