Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas Glitter

I remembered being fascinated by this glitter technique for a good few years.  I have watched repeats of this particular Create & Craft show and am only now trying the technique myself.  Here's my attempt:

Believe me when I say, it looks better in person!!!

Card Recipe:
  • Green & white backing paper is a Pink Petticoat download.  Poinsettia backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas CD.
  • Cuttlebug swirls - I used the debossed side this time.
  • Image is a Stampabilities stamp, coloured with Copics, covered with a double-sided adhesive sheet, sprinkled with a Martha Stewart coarse clear glitter.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Finally a Christmas Card

I have a few pics ready to post.  They are all Christmas cards and just need a sentiment added.  Here's the first one:

A very quick card to put together once I had the picture stamped and all the other elements decided on.  It is a single sheet of backing paper mounted onto black card stock.  Thin black card used to mat and layer.  A Martha Stewart punch to create a decorative element and then a computer generated sentiment to finish.  I will probably use this as a masculine Christmas card.

Card Recipe:
  • Backing paper is from a free magazine download, printed in black & white onto cream paper.
  • I purchased the stamp from Blade Rubber Stamps in London this summer.
  • The sentiment is computer generated.
  • I used the Martha Stewart Doily punch to create the decorative edge and a Tonic inverted corner punch on the sentiment.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Heather is 18

I really wanted to do a girly card for Heather and try out a few ideas. The mini flip card is not my idea.  It is something I have been wanting to incorporate into a card for ages.  If I can find the blog that I saw the original idea on I will link it to here.  Thanks for looking.

Card Recipe:
  • Pale yellow backing paper (hidden)with various handbags from a pack by Dovecraft.  Polka Dots sheet is a Pink Petticoat download.  Pink & Black Boots sheet is from the Boys & Girls Crafters Companion CD.  Cupcakes sheet is a Kirsty Wiseman download.
  • Organza ribbon from Meiflower.
  • All the sentiments are computer generated.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

40th Birthday - Bling It On!

Is it 40th Birthday season?  This is the second 40th Birthday card I've made this week.  Not a sign of a Christmas card on my desk yet even though I have a sheet of inspiration to go by....  Must get moving on the 'Most Wonderful Time of the Year' cards.

Card Recipe:
  • Backing papers: Powder Pink stripe is a Pink Petticoat download (anyone beginning to see a pattern here?).  Pink & Black Boots is a sheet printed from a Crafters Companion CD called Boys & Girls.
  • Stamped image is a Buzzcraft Stamp purchased from the Samuel Taylor stand at the last NEC craft show.
  • Black 'frame' is cut using two nestabilities dies.
  • Silver Happy Birthday background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
  • Sentiments are computer generated.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Happy Retirement Margo

At last a female card.  This lovely lady is retiring after 39 years public service.  A chance for me to use a stamp I picked up in the States last year on hols and team it with an adorable Magnolia signpost stamp.

Card Recipe:
  • Backing paper is another Pink Petticoat download - Lola's Boudoir.
  • Signpost stamp from Magnolia.
  • Wooden Deck Chair Stamp from Lockhart Stamp Co.
  • Paper flowers from Craft Fairy.
  • Coloured with Derwent watercolour pencils.

Happy 40th Joe - Another Guy Request!!

As I live and breathe - what a man wants!!!  Sometimes it's wonderful when people tell you exactly what they want on a card.  This guy wanted a card for a double celebration - a 40th birthday & 20 years in business.  The guy directed me to his friend's website and gave me his friend's business card.  He wanted the shop logo on the card to be raised up no less....  I scanned the business card and decoupaged (1 layer) of the artwork and used the guy's pic off his website.

Card Recipe:
  • Backing paper is a Pink Petticoat download.  I printed the solid lilac sheet, put the paper back into the printer and printed the 'Winston' text onto the lilac sheet.
  • Pics  & logo from Joe's website.
  • Text is computer generated.

It's a Girl - It's a Guy Thing!!!

I was asked to make a baby card for a new little baby girl.  I don't get many requests from guys for baby cards and of course there had to be a twist.....  The guy and the baby's dad are football rivals - what else!!  So he wanted his team colours : red & white and the dad's teams colours: green & white on the card.  Here's the result:

Card Recipe
  • Free backing papers from a magazine
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Flowers from Craft Fairy
  • Ribbon from Meiflower
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Punched heart

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Reverse Side of Invitation

Hi Sinead, this is the wording from your text message.  The address is in a shade of grey that doesn't take away from the main body of text.

Hi Sinead - Two more alternatives

Keeping the black and white background of the chandelier invite here are two different centers to choose from.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Your Invitations Sinead

These are two samples that I made today.  I will do two others tomorrow and you can let me know asap.  The top background looks pink - but up close it's actually a lilac shade.

The middle of the chandelier is painted a deep purple - hard to see in the photo.  It looks well just left black & white actually.  If you click on each photo you will see a larger image.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Buzz... Buzz... Buzz...

This card is for one of a cute couple's birthday. They are a pair of students and are not quite at the "I love You" stage but are using buzz, buzz, buzz instead. Aahh!! Young love.

I started out with a blank yellow sheet of cardstock folded in half. Then I trimmed a thin piece of black cardstock to just inside the width of my folded card. Using the Martha Stewart train edger punch I created a series of train stripes to attach to the card, stamped the bee topper image onto pearlescent cardstock and coloured with copics and embellished with black glitter, text is computer generated, and backed with the same light black cardstock as used for the punch train image.

Card Recipe:
  • Cardstock (yellow & black) - from stash. White pearlescent - purchased from Penniesworth at the NEC earlier this month.
  • Martha Stewart train edger punch - purchased from Oyster Papercrafts, also at the NEC.
  • Stamp is a pail topper stamp from Stampendous - called Bee Happy Topper
  • Used yellow Copic Ciao marker from set 36B - Colour no Y08 Acid Yellow

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

40th Birthday Pyramage

This is my own attempt at Pyramage. For a 40th birthday with a difference I scanned a photo of the man as a child, printed it 4 times and sliced 1cm off each side until I had enough layers to complete the card. Underneath each photo layer I mounted a piece of "holographic/mirri board" effect card half a centimeter wider than the photo image.