Thursday, 25 June 2009
I hope I'm not too late to enter this week's challenge on Friday Sketchers. I loved working with this sketch. I have used faux stitching around the image and the main backing paper - by paper pricking and then using a Sakura gel pen to make the stitches. This is also my first attempt at a lollipop flower, from the tutorial on The Next Level blog. I have used a Whiff of Joy image, coloured with watercolour pencils, the backing papers are Kay and Company Sparkly Sweet (I just adore the colours of these papers), put some heart shaped beads on wire curled around my round nosed pliers, added some ribbon, brads and a sentiment, et voila!!!
Anyway, I'd better go and link my card onto the challenge.
Hope to be back soon!
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Anyway, I have been feeling so much better day, so I thought I'd show the card I made for my Dad's birthday.
A wallet card - I found the instructions for this fabulous card here - http://stampingaddict.blogspot.com/2008/04/mens-billfold.html
It was so easy to make, and I think it looks really effective. I paper pricked around the edge, and did faux stitching with black gel pen, but the stitches didn't show up all that well. I made some fake credit cards, put a verse on the back of one, and then we were able to write our messages on the back of the others. And it was perfect for holding the money I gave him.
I am so sorry about the photo - the flash kept coming on inside the house, and it was too windy to take it outside, then the battery died in my camera, and it was time to take my Dad his card. Hey, ho!! So this is the best I could get, I'm sorry!
Anyway, hope you like this card - my Dad did! I'm off to get my son a drink of water and then attempt to make a card.
Hope to see you again soon!
Monday, 15 June 2009
Papers from Hot Off The Press
Decoupage - Bowling Man from Papernation
Number Templates from Colour My World
Sentiment printed from computer
And I made this card for my nephew. I have used my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro to emboss the stars.
Papers downloaded from Crafts Beautiful website
Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro Board
Number Templates from Colour My World
Adhesive Stars from my stash, coloured with permanent pen
Well, I hope you like these cards. Must go now, as I have to get tea before going to a meeting for work, and the children are falling out!!!
Lots of Love
Monday, 8 June 2009
I'm not keen on making men's cards (like lots of cardmakers, me thinks!), but June seems to be a month when I have to make quite a few - my brother's birthday 1st June, my father-in-law 4th June, brother-in-law and nephew 12th June, my Dad 20th June, then it's Father's Day (my Dad, father-in-law and husband), and my friend's son on 1st July. Whew!! hope I haven't missed anyone out!
Anyhoo! I thought I would show you the ones I've made so far:
The image is a Dottie Download - Sports George from Charmed Cards and Craft. I have used one of the pre-coloured images, to save me some time! The papers were downloaded from Daisie Company quite a while ago. The swirl stamp is from Hot Off The Press. Ribbon and gems from my stash - the gems were yellow, so I used a permanent marker to colour them brown.
And now to my next cards -
I made this card for my father-in-law, and this is the one my children chose to give him. It is a Dottie Download Sports George image again - I've used one of the pre-coloured ones again. The 'leafy' paper and vertical striped paper was free with a Crafts Beautiful Magazine a few months ago. The horizontal striped (thicker stripes) paper was recycled from one of my hubby's birthday cards. I have used some plastererboard jointing tape (!!) to look like a goal net, and I coloured some clear gems with red permanent marker. I did decorate the inside with offcuts again, but forgot to photograph it before the children wrote their messages (doh!!)
And my final card for today (because I really should be in bed!!)
I used Sketch CPS117 from Card Positioning Systems challenge blog for this layout. I did alter it a bit because the sketch was on a square card, and I have used an A6 card. I didn't enter the challenge because, by the time I had finished my card, I couldn't remember which blog it was on!!
The image is a Sports George one again, the cricket backing paper was a download (but I can't for the life of me think where from now!!), and the large cricket ball was again pinched from one of my husband's birthday cards.
PS - I have used a Sakura Stardust Clear pen on the hair on each of the cards.
Well, I hope I have given some of you a little inspiration for men's cards. There should be some more to show soon - when they are made!!
Sorry for the long post, but hope you'll be back to look at some more of my cards sometime.
Card Blank from stash
Speak to you again soon!
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Backing Papers - Kay and Co Sparkly Sweet
I have some more cards which I hope to show you over the next few days, so see you soon!