For this card, which took me out of my comfort zone a bit, I used red green and white. I wanted to enter the Polka Doodles challenge, it makes me think and come up with something new, for me at any rate. This is an 8 x 8 card, my favourite size, an image from Josephine Wall's collection found on Enchanted Dreams CD. The frame has been stamped onto white card with a lovely Bo Bunny corner stamp, and the 3D butterflys also Bo Bunny, stamped in red. Finished off in the usual fashion with bling, ribbon and lots of shiny card! I might add that my collection of "proper" stamps is fairly limited, as I so like digi stamps for their versatality, so I had to have a right old rummage to find this lovely corner stamp.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Lovely lovely Tim Holz card.. a watercolour of a shelf in the garden shed, a nice card for a chap. I bought some zig watercolour pens and just had to use them today. This image is a digi, and the ink ran a bit.. but in actual fact it enhanced the painting! A bit of faux stitching and job done.
I tried so hard not to do Christmas, but I love this image from Sundae of Seasons, so it just had to be done. Cut some florishes from my Cricut, Winter Wonderland cartridge just to add a finishing touch. Red ribbon, a given, sparkly paper and glossy acents on flames and berries. Hard to see in the picture, but done nonetheless. I quite like the end result, but I still might do another card NOT Christmas in the same colours... thinking hat well and truly on!
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
A shaped Christmas card, 8 x 8" card made into a conventional easel, but shaped with an iron work arch. I tried to get this looking like a stately home, with the feeling of balustrades, a garden, trees and gate to a secret garden. Papers from Pretty Tuff, absolutely fabulous papers, images from Seasons of Sundae. Everything folds flat, as the upright trees are attached to folding 3d square "tubes". I am entering this into the Polka Doodles challenge.
Monday, 21 November 2011
I made this card for my daughters 29th birthday on Friday. I have mainly used grey papers from a digital download on Cuddly Buddly called slate, yellow basic cardstock, a few gems and a bit of glitter on the butterfly. I like using this shape card, it allows me to be creative on the front and do the sentiment stuff inside. This card is 8 x 8, my favourite size, but expensive to post.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
This is a card I made using the free papers from the Making cards magazine, it's a brilliant resource and shows quite advanced projects which I like. I'm a little disappointed about the Jones Tones puff paint, especially on the fold line of the card, it made it look like polyfiller! Next time I shall leave it off. I am going to make a few of these for family members for Christmas.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
3 flowers, 2 buttons (they are layered) and a ribbon. I am using downloaded papers from Cuddly Buddly, called slate and also one of my favourite characters, Angus MacFluff. The large flower is made with felted fabric which has been cut with a Tim Holz die and then stitched together. This card I have actually made for my brothers 50th birthday.. I hope he likes it.
My shaped card, I used the "Just a note" cartridge to cut my basic design, and cut bits off to suit my card. I used the new CD Pretty Tuff for papers and most of the toppers. I used the little girl from the Sundae of Seasons CD and coloured in her with Promarkers. I have cut a mirror and frame from Cricut essentials cartridge, and that is behind the door. I usually distress my work and add tons of dots and dashes, but this time I thought the images did it all.
Friday, 4 November 2011
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
What would I do without my Cricut! Everything has been cut out on it to produce this card, now you might think so what... I have to make 36 + .... exactly! The image is from Cuddly Buddly, my favourite, but I cheated, I printed off the coloured in version, I didn't have time to promarker it.... and the next 35 or so... mind you Mel Heaton Photocopies her coloured in images, ummm might have to do that !!! Anyway a 6x6 " card for colleagues, next door neighbours etc etc etc.