Sunday, 31 May 2015

Better Late Than Never

I thought I would share some more cards that I have made for birthdays over the last couple of months....

The first card was for a friend, Becky....
I stamped the gorgeous JOFY flowers and coloured them using alcohol markers.  I then die cut them onto a label and attached to a card that i had covered with background papers.  I added a bow and gems to finish.

This next card was for a colleague at work who turned 50.

I covered a card blank with papers from Stampin' Up.  I then cut 2 labels.  One in patterned paper and one in card stock.  I stamped the Stampotique Moustache Monsters (aren't they the cutest).

I made a paper bow using the fabulous Stampin' Up bow punch.  To finish I added a paper scalloped ribbon and some normal ribbon, a button, and of course, a big 50!

This next card was a friend's little girl, Grace. 
I covered a card blank with Lili of the Valleys papers that were free in a magazine.  I die cut a label and stamped this adorable image which I then coloured with alcohol markers.
I punched out some flowers and added them to the card with a gem in the middle of each flower. 

This final card was for a colleague in my team at work who turned 21 at the start of May - 21!!  If only! 

I covered a card blank with patterned paper.

I stamped the image onto a label and coloured her in with alcohol markers.

I die cut a photo frame, greeting and numbers and attached these to the card.  I finished with gems.

So..... I have been busy over the last few months!!  I just forgot to blog!!

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Happy New Home!

My 'little' sister recently bought her first home..... really exciting time for her!

Here is the card that I made for her

The background was created in a recent Kate Crane class that I attended at The Stamp Attic. It was created using stencils and sprays.

The houses are from Stampin' Up and they were stamped and die cut.  I then chose to colour only one in before arranging them on the card.

Next I coloured and die cut a heart and greeting.

I even scribbled smoke coming out of the chimney.... which Kate Crane would be proud of as I froze when she encouraged us to scribble!

Simple but effective.... I think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 29 May 2015

Happy Birthday Daddy!!

Today is my dad's birthday.....  I sent him a nice present which he has received and loves....  Here is the card that I made for him.

I started by covering a kraft card blank with patterned papers.

I stamped the image onto card stock and coloured using alcohol markers.  I then cut it out and added to a brown panel. 

I stamped the word Dad using a new Stampin' Up stamp set.

To finish I added a few gems.

 I just couldn't resist this image - it's so lovely!! 

I'm hoping that my Dad has a lovely day.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Easter crafting.... just a little but late!

I meant to post these back in April but just never got around to it!

These are the cards that I created for Easter this year:

These cards were all created using the new Kate Crane stamps for Stampotique.... I adore them!! As soon as I saw them I thought I could use them for Easter.....though the OH didn't quite see it the way that I did!
The images were coloured using alcohol markers.
I also created little Easter gifts for friends and people at work

So.... that's what I did at Easter!  I also created little tubes which I filled with mini eggs but I appear to have not taken a pic of them.

Better late than never eh?!  Thanks for looking.....

Monday, 25 May 2015

Birthday Greetings....and a little something new!

It was my dear friend, Caz, birthday in April. Caz is one of the most talented people I know.  She can perfect many different crafts and it just leaves me in awe of her talent!

When it came to creating Caz' birthday card I decided to try my hand at something new.  In fact, it is something I did as a small child but have not attempted for years.  And I really surprised myself at how much I remembered.

So, here is my card....

I started off my stencilling clear texture paste through a stencil.  I left this to dry overnight.

I die cut 2 labels in co-ordinating colours.

The focal point of the card saw me knitting with cocktail sticks!  I thought this would be quite easy but cocktail sticks are so small and fragile it was harder that I thought!  I even added a bead to the end of each stick to finish the 'needles' off.  The yarn that I used was craft twine and I curled the remainder into a ball.

The knitting was then glued to the card.

I finished with a couple of greetings which were stamped and die-cut.

I actually enjoyed creating this card (don't tell anyone).  The knitting was quite exciting.... though it's not making me run out and start to knit a jumper for every member of my family just yet! LOL!

Thanks for looking.....

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Birthday Greetings

I'm hanging my head in shame for how much I have neglected my blog!!

I will try to do better!

So, I thought I would share the card that I made for my dear friend, Wendy's birthday last week.

I started off my creating a card blank using Delightful Dijon Stampin' Up card stock.   I then stamped a flower around the background using the same ink. 

Next I added matching papers.

The flower (which is divine) is from the You've Got This stamp set in the new Stampin' Up catalogue.  I stamped this in Archival ink and then used a water brush and inks in Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and a hint of Delightful Dijon to colour the image in.

This was then die cut and layered onto card stock before layering onto the card blank. 

I tied vanilla seam binding around the card and tied it into a bow.  I added a matching resin flower and a pearl to the centre of the flower. 

To finish I added hat pins and pearls.

Next I wanted to create a matching gift card envelope.

I hope you like my card and envelope..... I know that the recipient did!
Thanks for looking....