Sunday, 26 July 2009

Maybe back?

Ha, well that didn't work did it! I said I would post more often and then didn't post for a year. Thank you to those of you who were kind enough to visit during the year.

I have made loads of cards, unfortunately most of them were last minute and I didn't take pictures. Here are a few of the ones I did manage to get!

This one uses a Sizzix die cut. I didn't actually buy this die (don't all pass out), I figured that I wouldn't use this much to cut anything other than white card and so I just bought a pack of die cuts from Ebay. I thought that this was a good teenage card - my niece may get it in a couple of weeks.

The background paper is the very last scrap I have of this. I think it was doodlebug and I used loads of it. The sentiment was printed on the computer.
This was a quick new home card and uses one of my all time favourite colour combinations, blue, chocolate and white. The key, letters, tag and ring were all cut using my big shot. I cut the ring and key twice, once on the right side and once on the 'wrong' and stuck them together, even though you can't see the back - I guess I am a little too fussy!
The white layer has been embossed using a paisley cuttlebug folder. I love these, although wish they were slightly bigger so that they would cover the front of an A6 card. I got all excited about the sizzix folders but they are too big - there is no happy medium! (Please insert your own jokes about Yvette Fielding etc)
I was really pleased with this card and plan to make a few more for my stash.


Thursday, 17 July 2008

Bad, Bad Blogger!

Thank you to everyone who continued to look at my blog since April. I will be much more frequent in my blogging now as the schools break up tomorrow and so I have 6 (yep 6!) weeks holiday.

So... lets cut to the chase, and here is a card! It was a commission from a colleague at work. It is 5x7. The grey font is computer generated and the pink is cut with my sizzix big shot. The cross is brushed silver, again a sizzix. This has been layered on vellum printed with silver leaves, then pink card, then pink handmade paper. (Is that what it is called? you know the stuff I mean!)

Next card!

This one was also a commission and also 5x7. The cue is made from a bamboo skewer and the beer mug is a Stampin Up stamp.

This one was for my Dad. My DS1 is always asking him to make robots with him and there is a family story regarding Dad 'mending' a lawnmower with a hammer, realising that we were all watching and calmly shutting the garage door so that he could continue to 'mend' without an audience. The man is an eat cake graphics stamp which I scanned in and tweaked a bit to make it look more like my Dad. The robot was just found on Google. I printed him twice on grey shiny card and then decoupaged him a bit. I added springs made by coiling wire round a cocktail stick.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008


This card was for my Auntie and Uncle as they recently lent us their cottage in Wales for a holiday. In one of the trees next to the cottage was a nesting box with baby owls in it - so I had to make an owl thank you card! I used the sketch from My Paper World but only used one flower as they are so big. The paper is from a new papermania retro stack and I love the colours. The owl was cut with a new sizzix die - i think he is my favourite. The leaf was cut with a very old sizzix die and I used antique linen distress ink to tone everything down a little. The thank you stamping was done with part of a circular stamp which came free with a magazine ages ago.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Punny Mood

I don't normally make 'funny' cards, but I seemed to be in the mood today! (And I use the word 'funny' in the loosest possible way!) The first card uses a Stampin Up stamp. I have stamped it on blue flowery card, cut it out and embellished it with punched flowers. I added some white details with a gelly roll pen. I was planning on making it a male card, but the flowers got the better of me! I did try a red version, but I didn't like it nearly as much.

The second card uses my new owl die. I have been inspired to make owls by Erin who makes lovely stamped cards. As I am not usually a stamper, I paper pieced mine. Each owl consists of 4 layers (plus face details) and so their heads are quite 'thick'. I thought about them having an egg to look after - perhaps that will happen next! They seem very happy together! I think the sentiment is funny - although I had a hard time explaining it to my boys - only bodily functions are funny at that age!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Pretty Flowers

I think these might be a reaction to the 70's vibe! The blue and purple card was stamped with my new Versa chalk inks. I've no idea what the stamps are. (The pc is not in my craft room and I am far to lazy to go and look - if you really need to know, I might be prepared to venture upstairs again!).

The pink and black card uses the last of my doodlebug paper and a lovely MM brad. The flower is a sizzix die (of course)

Daniel Eddie Mum Dad
(My 4½ year old is sat on my lap and he wanted to join in!)

70's Vibe

Not sure why, but I have been having a retro day today. I keep seeing birds made in patterned fabric and this inspired me to use patterned paper. All dies are sizzix and I think the paper is Rob and Bob, but as it is all cut up I can't now check. Hope you like them!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

DCM Challenge

This card is for the DCM challenge for using white space. This is a card I made for an artist friend of my Mum's. Although you can't tell, the black square frames an aperture. The flower has been punched twice from turquoise card and once from acetate. the acetate has been embossed with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder and I have added glitter. I attached the acetate flower to the first blue flower with a brad, wrapped wire around the back of the brad, and then stuck a second blue flower on the back to hide the brad's legs. The wire has then been twisted to make a leaf and then around the black frame. Finally the black frame was stuck down. The flower is free to move.