Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Flower Power

I urgently needed to make a card today for Sue aka Skiergirl on MSE.  Somehow time has disappeared this week so it is a good job I didn't need to post it!  Due to lack of time I decided not to do something that required colouring and decided to use the lovely Papermania Rose Garden papers for inspiration.  I am really pleased with how the card turned out and hope Sue is as well.  I wanted to give her a few little bits and learnt how to make this box at a make and take and it literally takes minutes it is so easy, I would in future use slightly thicker paper (double sided) as if you put slightly too much in the box it gapes a bit at the bottom.

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Sunday, 27 June 2010

It's a Boy

Here is the card and nappy cake I have made for a close friend.  The card had card candy at the bottom until this morning when they finally decided on a name.  I felt that the card needed something else but a bow didn't seem right so I have left it as it is, less is more.  The image was kindly stamped for me by the wonderful Sarah aka Rainmac and coloured with Promarkers.

I have never made a nappy cake before but the ever helpful Tams aka Rusty at MSE sent me some instructions which were great to follow and I must admit the hardest bit was the cellophane.  I am really pleased with it so hopefully my friend will be.

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Bling Castle

Ok perhaps I may have overdone the glitter somewhat but my excuse is it's for a four year old and they love that sort of thing.  This is the first Digi Stamp I have bought and I love it, it is called Candyfloss Castle and is from Stitchy Bear Stamps.  The quality is amazing and it is so useful to be able to size it to suit your card.  I love making easel cards and think they are great for children's cards.  I must admit though that I very much coloured this in rather than doing any shading due to lack of time, and colours.

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Isn't She Such a Princess

How can you not like the beautiful Princess Tilda.  Choccy over on MSE very kindly stamped me some of these and I must admit I don't think my colouring justifies her.  I felt as a Princess she wouldn't object to the extra stickles I added though.  Roll on my birthday so I can get a Bigshot/Cuttlebug and then I won't have to do handcutting for layers.

Materials used:

Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Papers & Sentiment - Papermania Rose Garden
Ribbon - From stash
Stamp - Princess Tilda coloured wiht Promarkers and accented with stickles and crystal effects.

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New Home

This card is for a close friend.  We were given the bird and cage at a card making class so I'm afraid I do not know the origin.  I coloured the bird with promarkers and realised that I should have done him in brighter colours as it actually looks more like a wild bird, never mind.  The corrugated paper is from stash but the rest of the papers are Stampin Up including the lovely Sweet Pea stack.

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In Sympathy

This is the card I have made for a close friend's mom on the loss of her brother.  They are not religious and I wanted to keep it simple which was one of the hardest things to do.  Both the image and the sentiment were super freebies that I was directed to by some of the wonderful ladies over on MSE, thank you.

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Go Diego Go

Below is the card I made for the cute Maddison, daughter of Rusty on MSE.  She was having a Go Diego Go themed party so I went with that for the design.  The photo is one Rusty showed us when she let Maddison loose with her make up bag - Very brave!  I had a play with my new MS Score Board when making the card base which I really enjoyed.  The animal print paper isn't quite right as my printer is running out of ink and I couldn't find my pack of animal print paper anywhere. 

Monday, 14 June 2010

Fun Blog Award

The wonderful Craftygranny has passed this award on to me for a bit of fun.

For this award you have to think of 6 fibs and 1 truth about yourself or 6 truths and 1 fib , thank & link the person who nominated you, pop the award on your blog and nominate 7 others. So here are my 7 - fact or fiction?

1.   I spent 12 months living in South Africa

2.   I'd love to do Teacher Training

3.   I have curtseyed to the Queen

4.   My DD was born 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital

5.   I always tell my husband when I have bought something crafty

6.   I'd never heard of Glee till the weekend

7.   My parents have sung with Brian May