Sunday, 28 February 2010
My youngest son has been invited to a fancy dress pirate party next week, and I thought it would be fun to try and make a pirate card for his friend.
Thanks to the lovely Angie, aka Pointofnoreturn, over on MSE, who sent me some really fab images, I have come up with this on the PC using publisher, late last night. I think it is fab, and so do my kids.
We have been out today to buy a costume, so my 6 year old is going to the party dressed as 'Captain Jack Sparrow', who looks equally as gorgeous as Johnny Depp!!
Photos will follow next week, when he is all dressed up ready to go.
Saturday, 27 February 2010
I would like to enter it for the card Challenge on MSE that JHB has set, and also for the Allsorts Challenge and Magical Crafts Challenge, which is week is to make a card/gift for Mothers Day - I will be making a matching box to go with this, for her present too.
For this card I have used an ivory square card blank, jade green gemstone card, and plain jade card from my stash. The paper is from My Minds Eye. Everything was cut out on the 'bug' using nestabilities - square, circles and scalloped circle.
The glitter ribbon, pearls and peel off are all from my stash, and I have tried to create a flower that matches the colours of the paper.
Really pleased with it, and hope my mum likes it.
For this card, I have used a daisy embossing folder, gemstone card, and a deep purple textured card. The image I think is from pink petticoat, a long time ago, and has just been coloured using paintshop pro. The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
Friday, 26 February 2010
I have used the bug to emboss happy birthday on a plain white card, added a stip of 'lemon' ribbon, and some self adhesive gems to the left. I can see myself making some more of these quick and easy cards.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
These were more complicated to make, but I love the style:
This final one was made for a good friend, and someone who I worked with over 9 years ago. I don't see her as often as i'd like, but she never forgets me for Christmas and birthday presents, and she knows how much I love card making, so this year to my huge delight, she sent me lots of cardmaking goodies through the post. There was packs of card blanks, stamps, papermania toppers and sentiments, embossed transfers, flowers, ribbon and loads of other beautiful things.
I decided to use a bit of everything she had sent me for her thankyou card and this is the result. I'm sure she loved it.
We have been together forever - 18 years on Christmas eve! The silver letters were made using sticky backed vinyl.
I really struggled to know what to do my OH for valentines day - I had a layout in my head, but couldn't work out how to bring it all together. After lots of fiddling and looking at my peel offs I can up with this:
and was really pleased with the way it came out. The red heart paper is actually wrapping paper, but think it looks pretty good, and the gold squares were some of the self adhesive glitter paper I have had for a while.
To go with the card I made this box with a few chocolates in, which I got free from work, so was very money saving!
I can't express how touched I was to receive these card, considering I have never met any of them in person. The first two were from Rainmac and Flourgirl. who also sent me a gorgeous paper pad and chocolate:
Sunday, 7 February 2010
This card has been made from decorative tissue paper, matted with gold card, and gold peel-offs, and again the ribbon and flowers were from my stash. I'd like to enter this one into this weeks CRAFT Challenge whose theme is valentine or love.
The money will go towards buying some more nestabilities.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
I've had this white card, with a butterfly half cut out on it for a while, and didn't really know what to do with it - I love matting and layering, but just couldn't work out how this would fit into this card. The butterfly design is really cool, because the wings fold up as the body is attached to the card, so it has a 3d affect to it, so I just needed some inspiration as to make it into a fab card!
I was also limited to the colours to be used as the card is white and the body black, so have had to go with these colours. I've added a bit of silver sparkle in the form of glitter film on the back behind the butterfly, and even if I do say so myself I love this card, and can see me trying to do some along the same lines, but using other colours:
The card is A5 size, and to finish the card off I have made a 'Happy Birthday' topper with a peel off, and at the bottom I have put a silver strip of glitter film, and a strip of black using a fiskars boarder punch, which I have stuck onto the top, so the glitter shows through.
Monday, 1 February 2010
I don't make them as often as I should, and have real problems doing icing, despite being shown many times by my mum, it never turms out right, but one cake I can do is a spicy fruit cake!
Here is the results, and it is really delicious, and very easy to make - chuck all the ingredients into a bowl, mix it around, and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.