Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A blog update

Although I have neglected my blog for a couple of weeks, I have been busy making cards, and these are some of my recent makes.

This card was made for one of my sons friends, who is a big Crystal Palace fan.

I have 'Wordled' the names of the teams football players, and included his surname as well to make it more personal.

Charlie loved it, and even rang me a couple of days later just to say how cool he thought it was. Hearing this made my day.

I'd like to enter this into this weeks 'Oh Boy' challenge over on the Quixotic Challenge Blog.

This one was for Marg over on MSE, and very quickly put together. The image is one that I have on the computer, and coloured in with Paintshop Pro and I have matted it onto some bright pink glitter card.

The ribbon across the middle is the same colour as the pink card, and the bottom of the card has been run through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder.

The sentiment was from Craftworks Cards, and I have added a couple of punched flowers to either side of it, and finished it off with a pearl in the middle of each flower.

I made a couple of these from a template on the
Craft Robo, and although it is a bit fiddly to cut out all the different coloured card, and stick it all together, the effect you get I think is really good.

I made one for my uncle, and another to add to the ones that I am making up for a car boot sale - should have done some last weekend, but with the weather being so naff, I didn't bother, and will wait for the better weather again, and it will also allow me to make some more cards I have to take.

I'm hoping to have about 30 done, and at £1.00 a card if they all sell, that will be some more money for some card making stash!

This is the card that my oldest son Harry made for his brother and the beginning of last month.

He did almost all of it himself, with a little help from me cutting the matted card he used.

He chose the cars he wanted from the internet, merged them into one picture, that was printed on photo paper.

He used the cuttlebug to cut the oval, and added the peel off stickers. Jack loved it.

My friends husbands dad died a few weeks ago, so I made this card for him.

I swiss dotted the gold and cream card, and just matted it all together. Something was missing on the lefthand side, so I just added a length of gold stretchy cord to finish it off


  1. Fabby cards!! They are all so different and really brilliant. Good luck with the sales too xx

  2. wonderful cards, I love the one done on the craft robo x

  3. Great cards hope you sell loads at your car boot

  4. Wow, you have been busy! Lots of gorgeous cards there. The lighthouse card is fantastic, and well done Harry, your card is fab!

  5. Oooh those cards are brill.. Harry is a talented young man.. has his mum's genes.. ;) Christine x

  6. WOWEE! what lovley cards, all so different t oeach other but all great. Your son has already got a talent for cardmaking too.

  7. They are all lovely cards Caroline, I especially like the lighthouse one and the one you made for me - THANK YOU!

  8. great cards! good luck with the car boot sale!xx

  9. Fab cards, can't believe how busy you've been. Good luck with the sales. x

  10. Lovely cards Caroline - the sailboat and lighthouse is fab.

  11. Fantastic cards. The Wordle one is really effective and by the looks of it your son is taking after you on the craft front. Jaqui x

  12. Oh fabulous cards! Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim