Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A Simple Valentine

Managed to have a short break in between coats of paint; hubby has been teasing me about making him a valentine card - he'll be surprised when I present him with this one!

Red cardstock (not quite DL in size!), acetate wrap randomly stamped with a heart (had the stamp for years!)  heat embossed this with red glitter embossing powder, silver peel-off  'Love' heart onto red mirri board and cut out for the topper then finished off with satin ribbons and a hand tied bow. The the insert has been edged with a Fiskars hearts border punch.  Hope he likes it!

Take care, see you soon

Su x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Not enough hours in a day!

Phew!  Busy decorating the house and need to finish the keepsake for our new grandson - please could I have some extra hours in a day - just for a short while - lol!

Pic of baby keepsake to appear very soon - promise!

Take care


Saturday, 21 January 2012

New Grandson!

Well, we got the lovely news yesterday morning that our newest grandson, weighing in at 6lbs 11ozs, had arrived safe and sound at around 10:45; mum and baby both doing well.

With luck we'll get to meet him soon.... if I can get rid of this 'bug' that seems to disappear and then come back every couple of days...  fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Jack's Christening Card

This was for my second eldest grandson's christening - I designed the cross completely from scratch as I couldn't find a shape that I liked at the time (a couple of years ago now!) I remember measuring the angles to make them all symetrical was a nightmare!  The original templates for it are in one of my files but have just thought to make them into digital files for my Silhouette SD cutter (bought last  June - I love it) for future use!

I used one of my favourite corner punches 'Iron Eagle' on the base card then teamed it with 'Wrought Iron' for the corners of the mat, they really work well together.  If memory serves me correctly the texure on the pearlised paper, is a Fiskars Texture Plate embossed by hand in the days BC (before Cuttlebug) lol!.  The sentiment and fine borders edging the cross' top layer are peeloffs while the mat and bottom layer of the cross are a linen finish silver cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Just a couple more...

I've been a bit unwell the past couple of days seems a 'bug' is doing the rounds and it 'got ' me - lol!  Beginning to feel better now so hopefully will get some crafting done over the weekend before beginning the dreaded decorating.  Need to get some baby girl cards made (already born) and a new grandson is expected to make his appearance any day now... oops... also need a card for one of my best friend's birthday at the end of the month, apart from that I'm making the wedding invites etc for another best friend's daughter so it would be much appreciated if the sneezing, coughing and headache could all disappear very quickly!  I've been trawling thro' the pics on my PC and found a few more you might like to see....

First is an anniversary card for my husband who's a great fan of 'Shaun the Sheep', a blue base card with chalked clouds, hills made from torn paper and tiny punched flowers, punched and folded card circles covered in flowersoft make the sheep and I couldn't resist adding 'googly' eyes to the black one!

A  'K' card for a friend's twin grandsons using images from a Joanna Sheen CD, a simple pearlescent base card with a sparkly ribbon and hand tied bow to finish this design as I didn't want to detract from the beautiful baby images.

Okay, I know we've just had Christmas but....a 'Glitter Girls' Bookatrix card never goes far wrong, the wreath is hand stamped using the tiny 'Rubber Stamp Tapestry' Poinsettia set and I added a matching corner arrangement to the sentiment.  For my personal message I added a little gift card (instead of a 'bookmark') using the smallest 'page' on the board .  Peel off borders, hand tied ribbon bow and 'Stickles' glitter glue added the finishing touches.

Now for something completely different!  I can't remember the occasion this was made for - will blame a senior moment!  Anyhow as you can see (stating the obvious) it's a wheelbarrow filled with purchased paper flowers and believe it or not the wheel actually turned!!!  Actually.... I have a feeling it might have been a sample for my friend's shop - the counter looks familiar (should do I was in there most days - lol!)  I must still have the template in my crafty stash - somewhere....
Take care and have fun... see you again soon (I hope)
Su x

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Let's see if I can do it again....?

I try my hand at jewellery making too; these are what I made as Christmas presents for two of my best friends - problem which do I give to who(m?)?

As it happens I made the right choice and they were both delighted with their gifts! Lucky or what!!!!

Here goes......

Well, to get the blogging learning curve underway just thought I'd try to add a few pics of cards I made a while ago just to see if I get the process right.... bear with me, please!

This card was for a favourite uncle's 80th birthday (he said it sent his blood pressure up - lol!).  The 'saucy' decoupaged image is from a Fee J Designs CD, the charcoal pearlescent card/paper has been embossed in my Cuttlebug,  border strips are matted onto holographic card and feathers added to give it a 'showgirl' feel.

Here's a general birthday card, I just loved the 'genteel image' and coupled it with a red aperture to pick out the red in her lips and add a bit of interest,  embossed and pricked the corners to add detail, then painted the tiny hearts for highlights, matted it onto gold card and then onto the white base card.

 This last one was a card for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding anniversary.  It took some time to do the decoupage but I feel the finished result was worth it, I also hand cut and embossed the card front, added tiny gems for highlights and added the blue insert to 'tie' everything together.

Hope this works...... fingers crossed, here it goes!