Sunday, 19 June 2011

Father's Day Take 2

I have finally finished making my 4th card of the day and it's been the one that took the longest. It's for a dear friend's 60th birthday on Tuesday. It's too late to photograph it now so I'll take pictures tomorrow in daylight and upload it tomorrow I', really pleased with it. I'll leave you with the other father's day card which I made this year for my bf's dad. He's big into cars so a used some Kanban clear stamps which I've had a while but not had a reason to play with. I coloured the car in with promarkers and used glossy acents to add closs the the fender, lights, window and mirrors. I cut the letters out of black cardstock and added white markings and cat's eyes with gem stones. I made my own little traffic signs with card and coctail sticks, to share the sentiment 'Happy Father's Day' which is what I think really makes this card. I was looking for yellow ribbon as I was going to colour in black stripes on it to make it look like the hazard tape police use on the road and feed it inbetween the signs but I couldn't find any in my stash. I'm really pleased with this card and think I'm going to get organised and make a different version of it for each of ny 6 brothers for their next birthdays.

New Home

My brother and his family has just moved into their newly built house and so I decided to make them a 'New Home' Card to wish them well as they settle in.
The paper is a crat paper from Lilian's Home collection and the tree stamp was a Nitwit freebee from a magazine. The house stamp is a Kaiser Craft mini clear stamp which I coloured in with my pro markers.I added some faux stitching around the side and sugar candy in the corners and finished it off with some bunting cut from the reverse of the crate paper and joined together with dots of perfect pearls. I decided to keep this sweet and simple. I'd like to enter this for the following challenges: Scrapbooksisters - Bunting & Banners Totally stampalicious challenge - Anything goes Stamp challenges - pretty papers

Father's Day

I've had so much fun over the last few days scrapping at scrapbook sister's birthday bash and at home in my craft corner. I eventually found the time to make my dad and Noel's dad both very Father's Day cards. They are both very different men with different interests so I couldn't simply make the same card for the two of them. This first card is for my dad and I tried to make it look quite vintage and grungy. I had my very first go at using the sewing machine on this card and incorporated canvas and dyed material scraps on a tag which i sewed with the machine. I stamped directly onto the canvas and blue cotton with some letter stamps and used a scrap of graphic 45 paper in the background which I tore the edges of and rolled with a wet finger.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Birthday wishes

I made this card this morning for a very dear friend's birthday on Monday. Every year her birthday is over shadowed by the fact that my mum, her best friend died the day before. She never fails to contact me on the anniversary and always has so much time for others.

I wanted to keep the card quite simple and stick to using punches, a gorgeous girls stamp, some tule, sugar candy and my nesties. I'm pleased with the end outcome and hope Eileen will like it to. I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges. - ribbons & fibres

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Lauren's Canvas

I've finally managed to upload the images I've taken of a project which I completed at home at Easter on my phone. The images aren't great quality and don't do the project justice. It's a canvas I created for my little niece Lauren for her bedroom. I started off with a cheap wooden frame which I bought from ikea I painted it using acrylic paints. I then used a 12x12 canvas painting it similar tones of pink to the wooden frame. I then played with scraps of papers from the DCWV Nanna's Nursery paper stack to add behind the frame and to make the bunting. I used a ball tool to round each flag and added silicone in behind. I had to have a play with my new Tim Holtz rosette die to make the flowers. The chipboard letters I covered in one of the papers and I used a scrap of torn mulberry paper to make the ruffled material in behind the letters. I then embellished the rest of the composition with some buttons, ribbons and brads from my stash.

What makes this creation so perfect is the photo which I took of Lauren, by complete chance the dress she is wearing is made up of little triangles just like the bunting! I've since made this design again with a friend for her granddaughter Tilly. I cant wait to make a baby blue version for Lauren's little brother Todd.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

I'm back!

I've been finding it hard to find the time to blog but have decided I'm going to try and update it at least once a week. Yesterday I had a lovely time at the Scrapbook sisters Crop catching up with friends and taking part in the afternoon class where we made a lovely project (well I started to make it...) I'll try and find the time to finish it!

I made this card for my sister to give her as part of a set of 6 for her birthday in December but as my flight was grounded and I had to track across England I couldn't take much luggage and the bag with these card packs had to stay in Kent. I intended to include 6 different sentiment toppers for her to add as she wished and left the insert blank.
The design is really quite simple because I wanted to be able to make 6 of the same design quite quickly. Here are some of the variations I made using the same papers and beatiful Sugar Nellie Stamp.
I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges: - my love is like a red, red rose inspiration.