Monday, 30 March 2009

Maddy & Rachel play!

Maddy & I actually had a crafty play in her craft room the other day & made this cute box from the instructions on here We had a lovely afternoon. It makes a change for us to actually do some crafting together for ourselves rather than for Sticky Fixers craft club :-)

Yesterday I used my new sizzix build a flower die that I bought at the Papercraft Fair at Harrogate on Saturday & used it to decorate the top of this cute box.

The faux 'ribbon' was made using Maddy's Martha Stewart punch, slightly offset on one side. I really want/need some of these gorgeous edging punches :-)

Edited to say that I forgot to say that one of the measurements on the box plan I had to revise - the 9 3/4 should be 9 1/2

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Picture inspiration

This is my card for the Copics challenge 5. I've been a bit more literal with the picture inspiration - I couldn't find papers I liked in my stash for the challenge so did my own background using distress inks wiped over the card in rough stripes. The card is a tri fold. I used buttons for the flower middles. The image was matted onto a plain blue background & of course coloured with copics.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Birthday Card for BIL

This is the Birthday Card that I made for my BIL over in the USA - we share the same birthday :-) As the day was yesterday I can now reveal the card :-) It was featured on Crafts by Carolyn as a challenge card but I figured that he wouldn't visit there!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Another Mothers day card

This is another Mothers Day card, again coloured in copics - Hamish looks cute with his flowers for mum doesn't he :-)

Monday, 16 March 2009

Supportive card

This is a card for a friend of mine who has been an unfortunate part of the recession & lost her job :-( This is a card to tell her that I'm supporting her efforts to find work & thinking about her & sending her a smile ................................

Sunday, 15 March 2009

DewDrop Craftz blog challenge card

Used the sketch for the Dewdrop Crafz blog challenge for this birthday card.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Mothers Day card

I made this Mothers Day card again using Copic markers to colour in. Colours would again fit the Copic Challenge. Again I've had trouble photographing the colour purple - the flowers aren't blue, they are purple!! After all the cute girlie images I decided to use Hamish - boys send cards to their mothers don't they? Didn't seem to go down well with the male of the family though - oh well ..............................................

The inside of the card has some flowers, stamped, coloured & cut out & of course the sentiment.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Copics Colour Challenge

This is my card for the Copics Colour Challenge 4 Although I now have a few more Copics I don't have that many so had to use the nearest colours I could so the yellow is YO6 rather than YO8.

The middle of the flower is made from shrink plastic - didn't want to waste the bits left over the from the other day :-)

Sunday, 8 March 2009

50th Birthday Card

Today I managed to make a 50th birthday card for a family member. Just a bit of background to show where my thinking came from. He now works abroad but spent time in Weymouth as a young man in the Navy before leaving the Navy for the private sector hence the watery colours, map ref & planes & journey sentiments.

The 'You are here' sentiment I stamped onto white shrink plastic, remembered to put the hole in for the brad, heated & voila had my sentiment tile which i think works quite well. I inked the edges to tie in with the inked edges elsewhere on the card.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Craft Club makes

In between the gabbing, cuppa drinking & biscuit eating I managed to make a couple of cards at Sticky Fixers craft club this week :-) Firstly this cheeky chappie which I finished just before packing away.

This is an example of using the wrong ink for the copic pens - too much gabbing & not concentrating! Note the way the ink has bled over the lines :-(

This is the card I made first using my Martha Stewart leaf punch, the circle I chalked & the birds were stamped & cut out & mounted on sticky fixers to create depth. The sentiment is just so appropriate :-) & mounted on slightly less thick sticky fixers.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Used my 8 Copics again!

Sticky fixers Craft Club last Thursday was fun. I used my 8 copic markers to colour the Sarah Kay image - isn't it cute? I then borrowed the yellow for the birdies. I was pleased with what I managed to achieve with so few copics :-) This is a much better attempt than my first attempt & as with most things I will get better with practice :-) The image was stamped onto card that was cut with nestabilities on the Cuttlebug.

The image was then matted & mounted onto a gatefold card.