Sunday, 18 April 2010

Challenge entry

Just had 1/2 an hour to put together another butterfly card. Trying out new designs so that I can see what is easiest to make for when I try to sell some of my cards at the car boot sales I want to do this year.

Another card that falls into Marg's challenge on MSE; and the Crafty Place Challenge, but I would also like to enter this weeks Flutter By Wednedays and One Stop Craft challenges too.

Butterfly was cut on the robo, but this time I used the glitter film as the cut out butterfly and layered a plain one under neath to give it a bit of sparkle. Then I just layered up some squares in different colours and silver glitter film. The squares were cut with my nesties.

I then scored 2 lines, added a green spotty ribbon from my stash in between the lines and 'swiss dotted' the bottom of the card. Really really like this one, and as my swap partner for this months card swap on Crafty Place Crafty JuJu, will be getting both cards that fit the challenge. What a lucky lady! Hope she likes them.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Another Happy Birthday Butterfly Card

I had to make a quick birthday card last week so did another butterfly one.

These really are quick and easy cards to make, but wanted to try and add another dimension to the butterfly, as sometimes, although pretty, they can look a bit plain.

Using the craftrobo I have cut out a plain butterfly, the same shape as the 3d one, using some glitter film I have and stuck it onto the card before adding the 3d butterfly to give the card a bit of sparkle.

I'd like to enter this card into the Ceative Card Crew Challenge
Just been playing with my stash and have managed to make a card for 3 challenges - Sketch and Stash; Marg's 'Wings' Challenge over on MSE; and the card swap challenge on Crafty Place, that was to use the colours of green and purple.

I've used a blank white card and layered some mint green card that was put through the cuttlebug with the 'daisy' embossing folder onto it. I have then layered some purple card with basic grey 'sultry' paper for the rectangle; strip and circle and stuck them on as per the sketch. For the butterfly - cut on the craft robo - I have added some gold glitter film to the back on it, to give it a bit of sparkle, and added 3 gems to the scalloped circle. Using such a bold design of paper is totally out of my comfort zone, but am pleased with the result.

PS3 Controller Gadget Card

One on my neighbours sons was 18 yesterday, so I have made another 'gadget' card for him. This one is made exactly the same as all the others, and this one looked really real.

Have to say out of all the cards like this I have done, I don't like cutting out in black as it shows up all your mistakes! Still it came out alright in the end, and I hope he liked it.

Where has this month gone...

Haven't blogged for a while but have been making a few cards. I guess with the kids being off school you loose track of days, having to keep them entertained.

Our few days away at Alton Towers was great and the weather perfect. When we got back home my niece had arrived from Greece to come and take her driving test, which had been cancelled back in January due to the snow. We were really pleased that she passed first time, so because she has now got a smart car to drive out in Greece I made this card for her and she loved it, particularly the number plate and the fact it is the same colour as her one.

The car was printed onto photo paper and then cut out on the craft robo. I made the backing 'congratulations' paper on the PC, and printed out the 'You Passed' on the craft robo to.

Plain and simple card, but it think it really works.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Another boys 3d birthday card

My youngest son is 7 on Saturday, so here is another 3d 'gadget' card i've made him. I've chosen to do this as he will be getting a silver PSP for his birthday.

As usual, I found the image on the internet, printed it out twice, cut around one to make the base and then painstakingly cut out each of the buttons individually and stuck them over the top of the base image with 3d pads. As most PSPs are shiny I have, this time, printed out the images on glossy photo paper, which has proved a nightmare for fingerprints! I printed the sentiment on the PC and just glued it straight onto the black screen.

I think it is really cool, and almost as good as the xbox controller one I did for a friends son a few weeks ago. Jack is sure to love it.