Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
I've made this card using a sketch from 'Skipping Stones Design, and incorporated the colours from the current 'Creative Inspirations' challenge which is to use Chocolate and Mint.
I had a lot of off cuts from doing my mum's party invitiations earlier this week, and so this was a fairly quick card for me to make, since I had already done a couple of of spare butterfly toppers. All I have done is made 2 lots of mats of silver, brown and swirly green paper, added a sentiment and a couple of flat back gems and the card is done. Very easy, and I love the simplicity of the sketch.
Challenges entered: Skipping Stones Design - sketch; Creative Inspirations - chocolate and mint; Pollycraft - happy birthday; Shelley's Images Blog - happy birthday; Charisma Cardz Challenge - anything but a square; Craftalicious Challenge - birthdays
Her request was to have something green on it as it is her favourite colour, but apart from that the design was up to me.
I'd seen this beautiful swirly green and white paper in a local craft shop a few months ago, as I thought it was really pretty and would make some fabulous cards.
Eventually I decided to make a gatefold card and bring together the colours green and silver and incorporate the butterfly that I often use into the design.
I only had to make 7 luckily because I had not appreciated how long it would take to cut out all the layers for each card -13 on each card if you include the matting under the butterfly.
I've been making them for a while, as they are so time consuming to do, but here is the finished result. I was happy with them and my mum loved them.
For the inside I have added a piece of mirrored card, and on top of that put the details of the party on.
The sparkly butterfly cut on the craft robo, and was matted on white card, then swirly green paper and finally a silver oval, and attached to the card using 3d foam pads.
Yesterday through the post I rececived our invite to the party, and knowing what it was I asked my youngest Jack to answer it. When he took it out of the envelope, he said 'wow mummy, this is a pretty card, I wonder who made it'. With a big smile on my face, I said I did, and he gave me a big kiss, as it was really pretty. He is only 7 bless him, but I love him to pieces for making my day!
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
A couple of weeks ago whilst blog hopping, I saw some really pretty boxes, which got me thinking that I could do something similar.
So I first had to make some mini chocolate chip cookies, to go in the boxes.
I'd already decided the colour scheme of the boxes was going to be pink and purple so that they matched perfectly with the teachers thank you cards that I blogged last week.
So I went about making some tags for the boxes. For this I used exactly the same card that I had for the cards, and cut 2 labels using Labels 4 Nestablities. I had also decided to add an eyelet to the label for a better result for threading the ribbon, and also because I hardly every use my cropadile! The 'Thank you' is part of the 'with gratitude' cuttlebug die that I picked up from Hobbycraft at the weekend for £4.00 - a real bargin as it came with another embossing folder.
You would not belive how long it took to get the template right considering that it is made out of one piece of A4 and four small bits of DST!
Finally, after filling each box with 6 cookies, and adding a piece of ribbon these are the finished results, and I love them!
The kids took them into school today, and their teachers and assistants loved them, so all my hard work was well worth while.
Monday, 19 July 2010
I have used a plain square white card and matted some silver and green onto it. It really isn't clear from the photo but for the white card under the 3d embellishments I have made another 'watermark' backing sheet, and this time it is of a golfer taking a swing shot, that I got from clipart in word. It looks really effective in the flesh. Another first for me was doing some hand drawn faux stitches, which actually gave the card a lift. Decided to do it on the sentiment to, but went a bit to wonky, but never mind, it is the thought that counts. Nice, simple and easy to make card, and I am please with how it has come out.
I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
Craftalicious Challenge - Birthdays
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Happy Birthday
The Crazy Challenge - Boys will be Boys
Sunday, 18 July 2010
I've made four in pink and four in purple using exactly the same layout and image.
The image is from Squiggyfly, and is one of the ones I won earlier in the year.
Now that I have boosted my promarker collection I have been able to use different shades for different areas.
Really pleased with how they have come out.
I'd like to enter the pink version into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Pink
Stampavie and more challenge - Anything goes
Saturday, 17 July 2010
The teacher's name is Mr Coleman, and I decided to put a photo of him on the neck of the bottle, and add Est 2010, so he knew when he got it. CPFJ is the name of the school. It isn't a really clear photo but was the only one I could find on the school website.
I have decoupaged the label, bottle top, and label on the neck of the bottle and printed them all out on photo paper, so they are really glossy, although you can't tell from the photo. The picture was then matted onto some silver and red card. I have made the white card background paper, and for the first time tried out 'watermarks' in Word, and have just copied and resized the main bottle lots of times to give the effect on the white card. Really please with the result and my friend loved it.
I'd like to enter it into: