Friday, 30 October 2009
This card is for someone on MSE for her birthday next week. Hope she likes it, and it makes it despite the postal strike.
Monday, 26 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
This one is for my 17 year old neice who lives out in Greece. She is not really a 'girly' girl as she hates pink, and purple, so I have coloured the image in paintshop pro on the computer using greens and blues. The larger green card backed onto the white square card, has been cuttle bugged with swiss dots, and the smaller one is handmade paper which I found in a large pack in Poundland. The black ribbon running along the bottom is just from my stash.
It took me the best part of a night to cut out this decoupage castle for one of my best friends little girls birthday in December. Again really pleased with the result, and know her mum will appreciate the effort that I have put into making this card. The backing card and peel offs are from my stash. Again the castle was sent to me by Maria from MSE a while ago.
Finally I sent Rusty over at MSE my halloween card and sweets for her kids, and this is the card I made to go with the parcel. This is made completely from off-cuts that I had from other cards, and the butterfly was in my stash but was sent to me with a craft swap stash a little while ago. The backing card for the butterfly was run through the cuttle bug with swiss dots and matted onto silver card. The pink boarder at the bottom is an off cut that has again beein put through the 'bug' with a flower embossing border.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
I've added an iridescence flower to the middle of the patterned paper, and another 4 on the bottom of the card. The patterned paper is backed onto some brown card, that I have run through my cuttlebug using swiss dots, and the brown border at the bottom is just an embossing board folder that I have also run through my 'bug'. The ribbon is from my stash.
Hope you like it and I have caught the essence of 'Autumn'.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
I made the DL cards from A4 card stock, and mounted the images onto gold card, which I have picked up from a local fare at 5p for an A5 sheet. The butterfly is from basic grey Sultry and was one of the chipboard shapes. The pot of flowers and ribbon came as part of a CP stash swap a while ago. Everything else I have used has come from my stash.
This card is one for this months CP card swap entitled 'friendship'. The image is a Gorjuss Girl one, and since I don't have any promarkers, I have used paintshop pro to colour it in on the computer. I'm really pleased with how it has come out, and hope whoever receives it in the card swap likes it too.
Friday, 2 October 2009
After a really busy week at work, I have managed to spend this morning making some cards using my recent purchases of a cuttlebug, corner punch and square cards! I found a craft shop near me last weekend, so went and purchased some embossing folders for the cuttlebug, and was given a loyality card where when I get 30 stamps I get a £10 voucher. I wanted to get swirls but they had very limited stock, as they had been to the show at Sandown, so ended up buying a swiss dots folder. Have really enjoyed using the cuttlebug this morning and have made these cards. The first one is for my mum, to go with the swing card I made her for her birthday a couple of weeks ago, and is just a card to put some theatre tickets in. The paper is basic grey 'sultry' and everything else has come out of my stash.
This is the second card I have made for my Aunt's birthday next week. Here favourite colour is green and she loves anything spotty, so I have created the swiss dots backing paper using the cuttlebug and added some green spotty ribbon to the bottom, and thanks to flourgirl on MSE have backed an image from pinkpetty coat to some scalloped circles. The 'Happy Birthday' is a peel off from Anita's.
I have also had a go at making a coaster calendar for my desk at the office - thanks for the coasters 'Rusty'. I found this relatively easy to make. I really like it, even though it looks a bit plain. Would like to make sum more, and try the matching post-it pads.