Wednesday, 22 September 2010

New Home card

My niece has just moved into her new flat so I made a new home card for her to celebrate.
I used the American Craft papers - just love the colours :-)

I used my Nestabilities to cut the scalloped circle mounts that frame the Paper Artsy birdcage, which I stamped onto the pink patterned paper.
The Home sentiment is on of my old favourites :-)

The future sentiment is also Paper Artsy treated in the same way.

I cut the branch & leaf motifs from the 12x12 paper (which you can see layered underneath uncut) & popped them over the top - they are not fully glued down so give a bit of dimension to the card.

The birdcage is 'hung' with a large pear brad & blooms finish off the card.

Hope she likes it!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Another Man card

I've been testing out my new Tim Holtz decorative edge die :-) & ended up making this man birthday card.
I love the new decorative edge dies but only have the one atm :-)

I also used my nestability labels die as I had my Big Shot ready to go!
I kept the embellishments low key.

Just the bit of plain co-ordinating ribbon with swirl & the metal buttons.

The image is 2 different stamps, the background is a section of one of my large wooden mounted stamps & the top image is from Paper Artsy - I love their stamps & seem to have 'acquired' quite a few ;-)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

A bit of beading

Or should that be crocheting?.....

A crochet wire beaded necklace

This time in black wire with pink & blue beads.

You may remember that I made a few of these necklaces last Xmas as pressies for the girlies in the family. Well they seemed to go down well & my SIL wears hers on a regular basis :-) Nice to know that your work is appreciated :-)

She was wearing it when visiting a family friend who unfortunately has MS. She loved it & asked where she'd got it & I was texted to see if she could commission one with pink & blue beads.

this is the result

think the colours asked for work well together :-)

I made a box for it & lined it with the pink tissue which sets it off nicely.

And decorated the top of the box 

Will put it in the post tomorrow.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Man card

I know that I'm not alone, after talking to other crafting friends, in finding male cards quite difficult.

Here is my latest man card on a DIY theme. Could be appropriate for builders/mechanics/joiners maybe?

I used the 12x12 paper of sentiments in a denimy blue & brown colour combination & the ruler ribbon that I bought in Oz & 2 brown buttons from my sizable button collection!

I left a portion of white card which shows up the image of the tools that I printed out.

At the top of the card I used the checked 'manly' ribbon & the metal 'screw' buttons. The other paper used is again printed out.
I finished with the Happy Birthday sentiment in black ink on brown card. 

A bit of a change from the girlie hearts & flowers :-)

Friday, 10 September 2010

I'm back! Anybody missed me?

Hi folks I'm back - anybody missed me?
Whilst I was away in Oz my friend texted me to tell me that she had passed her driving test! Well Done Kirsty :-) so this was the first card I made after returning home. Just haven't had chance to blog what I've done lately :-( but I'm beginning to get caught up & hopefully back on track with my blogging :-)

The car image is a stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, which has sadly closed it's doors, coloured in Copics as is the image from the Holly & Maddison digital download from Charmed Cards & Crafts.
I wrote the number plate & Pass myself.

I made the 'torn' L plate freehand & coloured the L in copics & matted it onto matching red card & then mounted it onto the map (from an old map book) using sticky fixers to raise it slightly.