Tuesday, 31 May 2011
here (I use this website a lot.) Once I felt ready, I picked some paper from my stash (it must be rectangular, but size doesn't matter) and hey presto, one shirt. Obviously it's spotty, so I stuck on some card candy as buttons and cut out a bow tie shape, completely freehand, a first for me. At first I left them white, but then decided to colour them a pale yellow with my Promarkers. I was rummaging in my desk and found this paper, which was a magazine freebie last year, but it worked perfectly with the spots. I cut out the sentiment and backed it onto contrasting paper, added the little photo corners, which you can't see very well, and there you have it.
I have found a lovely new challenge blog called Here Come The Boys and their challenge this time is Father's Day, so I'm going to enter this card.
It's so lovely to be able to keep crafting even though I'm not well. I'd be bored stiff otherwise!
Hope you're all well, and thanks for popping in today.
Monday, 30 May 2011
I had great fun last night, in my poorly state, looking back through some of the beautiful stamps I already have, with a spark of an idea in my head. It was a toss up between two stamps in the end, but this dear little mouse won the day, and came out to play on my card:
Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you have found something nice to do on this miserable Bank Holiday Monday.
Sunday, 29 May 2011
So imagine my delight when Cardmaking and Papercraft had a free set of Country Diary papers and tags recently. They are beautiful. Here's the first card I've made:
These papers are really lovely, I thoroughly enjoyed using them. I am so glad I bought a butterfly punch (Woodware) as I use it all the time. I really want to buy some charms to use on cards, but this little tag with the butterfly on was the perfect way to practise.
Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope I'll be able to leave some comments on your blogs soon, it's so frustrating not being able to, isn't it?
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The challenge blog in question is Sunday Sketch and Stamp. I mean, what could be more perfect? I love to stamp and I love sketches for inspiration, so hopefully I'll be going there regularly. Anyway, enough preamble, here is my card for the challenge:
The stamp, as you probably know by now, is one of the new releases by LOTV. I've coloured it differently to last time, and I must admit, I do prefer this one. I hope he likes the present his little boy bear has got him for father's day. Right, I'm off to cook some dinner.
Thanks so much for paying me a visit today.
I wrapped his present just in plain brown parcel paper, but I'd stamped all over it with boats, anchors, seagulls and lifebelts, which looked really good, but that's what inspired me to make this gift tag, which I really do like:
Well I'm not very well at the moment, too ill to go outside, but not too ill to sit indoors and make cards, how handy is that?! Hope you're all having a better day.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
First of all, here is the sketch they want us to use:
It's only just dawned on me that this is a weekly challenge, so I'd better pop it on quickly, hadn't I?!
Have a great day everyone
Monday, 23 May 2011
Don't panic - I am in love with a set of stamps!
I know I probably shouldn't say this, but I'm really not keen on the Magnolia stamps. They just seem a bit odd because the children don't have mouths. It's almost like a 'children should be seen and not heard,' sort of thing going on.
And then I discovered these Molly Bloom stamps, and I have fallen hook, line and sinker. I'm not really a 'cute child' person, preferring teddies and puppies, but I find these characters irresistible. Please give a warm welcome to Molly and George.
Now maybe you can help me out here. I cut out the little photo corners myself, which is fine, but I know you can buy a photo corner punch (Martha Stewart for a start) but no matter how hard I look I just can't find one. If you know of a supplier, I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know.
Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Friday, 20 May 2011
Have a good weekend everyone,
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
I've been wanting to make a card that has some connection with music for ages. on which I could put the phrase, 'You rock!'
I've used a digital image as I had exactly one day to make this card to take it away with me and give it to my youngest son for his birthday on Saturday.
I have wanted to use this shape for a card for ages but wasn't sure how to go about it.
I am delighted with this because:
it's for my youngest son who is now 20, but who loves his guitar and playing on Guitar Hero, so this is perfect for him.
I worked out how to do the fold and made sure it fitted in the envelope! I kept thinking I was making an easel card, which of course, it isn't, but I got there in the end.
I'm not keen on digital stamps, as to me it defeats the whole idea of stamping and colouring. However, I had a day to make this, as I said, and I'd like to say a massive thankyou to Squigglefly, whose image this is. I can also see the advantage of printing this image out any size you like, as I don't have loads of Nestibilities to cut things out with, so being able to shrink it down is a real bonus. I loved colouring the boys hair in, as my son is blond, even though his hair is short.
I love the way the papers all went together and contributed to the theme.
In short, it was a delight to make, and I will definitely be using this digi image and the card style again.
Thanks for popping by to take a look today. Your comments are really appreciated.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
And so here is my card for this entry:
I have also decided to enter this card into another spots and stripes challenge over at Mami Doodles . Fingers crossed!
Monday, 16 May 2011
The paper is from MME Wild Asparagus collection, which I've used a lot in both scrapbooking and cardmaking. Everyone in the group signed the card, and Rex really liked it, which is what counts, isn't it?
Time for me to hop round now and see what you've all been up to.
Have a great day everyone,
Thursday, 12 May 2011
The sentiment says, 'Peeking over to wish you... a happy birthday.' The stamps and sentiments are all by Woodware. I bought them originally to do hubby's birthday card last year, where I had a long line of the horses all looking over the wall. We have drystone walls here, so it was very appropriate, and I coloured each horse differently to represent each horse here and it worked a treat. This time I just wanted one horse in the centre and wanted the wall to run on so you couldn't see where it ended, hence the frame.
I very, very rarely stamp directly onto the card base, as the margin for error is huge (it is if you're as clumsy as me, anyway. I've never actually cut myself with a craft knife, but my ability to get ink everywhere is quite remarkable!)
Because I chose a blue frame for this one, it obviously came out perfectly as something to send to a boy, so I set about thinking how to make one suitable for a girl, and then I realised I had a pig and pigs are, well, pink!
So here she is:
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Have a great evening everyone,
Monday, 9 May 2011
The other thing was that I wanted a card in three sections, as I wanted space to put a sentiment (my computer was down at the time, so I couldn't print a verse off) so I decided to cut two hearts on my Sizzix like this:
Time to move on to the third section, where I wanted to write my greeting, so again I kept it simple:
I was expecting to have to post this, but it turns out I can now go to the wedding, which is on Friday, so I'll be able to hand it over in person, which I'm very pleased about.
I really hope she likes it, but I must say, it came together very easily just from the basic plan I had in my head.
Have a great day everyone,
Sunday, 8 May 2011
And so, to my card for today.
It's my sister and brother-in-law's 25th wedding anniversary in June and I've had some ideas floating around in my head for a while and decided it was time to have a go and see what I came up with.
I've recently bought some silver embossing powder and have finally, after some practise, really started to get the hang of it. And so... I got out my Nellie Snellen heart shaped dies and cut out two hearts. I embossed the silver one in a flowers embossing folder, but I stamped the other one with a lovely flowers stamp and heat embossed it. The texture on it is fantastic. It's obviously an easel card. I've put organza ribbon round it and made a bow in the middle, then after rummaging around in my drawers (!) I came across the two numbers. I was thrilled, as you can imagine. I quickly put glue on them, added the embossing powder and fired up the embossing gun once again. I am very pleased with the results and can't wait to give it to them at the end of June.
I am going to have cards coming out of my ears again this week, so I'll probably be back tomorrow showing you what I've been up to. We have taken the old computer to the shop to attempt to retrieve the information from it, especially as all my card making photos are on there. Hopefully I won't have lost them for ever!
See you soon,