Thursday, 30 December 2010
I used a backing sheet from a Creative Pad I'd got for only 99p! Yes 99p you read that right. I wasn't sure it would be when I purchased it, but the till came up with 99p so I went back and got another colour too! Shame they didn't have many.
I then used gold mirri card, and embossed it with ye olde CB machine and added some Prima flowers along with some Glitterations spots. I think these are going to be the 'in' things for now, seeing as postage is SO expensive now the cards are classed as "Large Letters".
After spending £30 on Postage before Christmas, I'm making sure my 'posting' cards have no large embellishments on them if I can help it. Probably the same as you guys huh!
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Some different print colours here, but they all seem to work. I've added my own handwritten sentiment saying "Bah Humbug" of course! I also added some name tags and a little embellishment.
I put humbugs inside for everyone, and even thought of the diabetics and added some Sugar Free sweets inside theirs. I know a wonderful "Sweetie Man" and he lets me try all the new ones he has. I'm his chief Taste Tester!!
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
This is for a special guy who has been there for me. He has a lovely dog, but I don't have any of that type in my stash so plumped for a "generic dog" and hope he likes it! I used loads of card candy on there, it sort of suited it, and I blended in the colours with the background of the image.
Hope you like him, he's cute!
I had to make this one with my eyes closed, as it's from my Mum to Moi! Of course it had to have a white cat on it didn't it. I still miss my little Bertie every single day and always will.
This was for my Brother from my Mum. I love making these cards, all the bling and glittery bits we can go overboard with at Christmas time. Normally John isnt a bling person, but he loves snowmen so this was ideal.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Thursday, 9 December 2010
Thursday, 2 December 2010
For the first time ever, I used a Martha Stewart punch, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it....!!! They are so easy to use and cut perfectly every time, so easy to line up and for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome, it's a doddle!!!!! Not many times can I say that about punches.
This is a more traditional image, with matching backing papers. I really must try to get some more backing papers in the sale when they come up. These ones are just lovely and there are so many designs to match each image you can come up with.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
- Scallop card from Craftwork Cards I believe, gift from Di (correct me if I'm wrong here Di!)
- Tiny gems from eBay (these were a LOT smaller than described and a real fiddle to get on but have to be patient with them!) - I tend to leave a trail of them everywhere!
- Snowman image from Particraft Limited, sentiment as well - both matted and layered on to red mirri card
- Peel off greeting was put onto blue card and cut with my new "Bum Punch" as they called it in the shop!
- Crystal stickle glue was put around the edge
- Backing papers were a freebie from the Craft Fairy
- Gold snowflakes were from the Tesco sets I got ages ago - got loadssssss left!
- Snowflake paper was a freebie I got from a magazine
I put a verse on the back of the card, as Christmas Cards always need a lovely verse. To co-ordinate the look, I also added gold snowflakes around the edge of the verse, and again used my "Bum Punch" for the corners.
Sorry about the description but that's what they called it, and I can't for the life of me, remember the real name!
Anyway in the box was some narrow cards, not my usual type, but I'm always willing to try new things so came up with a few ideas - the first of which is above with some Kanban toppers Di also sent me in my Christmas goody box - thanks Di!
The gold sentiments are rub ons for a change, not peel off's that I normally use. I had some rub ons before but had real problems using them, but these ones are so easy to use and a delight to put on cards. I've used most of them now.
This sentiment was made on the PC, and then matted and layered. If you want more details on these then let me know, as I have a few Christmas ones to add in I've decided not to put the full listing on here or else I'll be here forever.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Here's what you need to make this card:
- White cardstock
- Green gingham backing paper (freebie from internet - of course!)
- Purple cardstock matted and layered with cream cardstock and finally the image
- Image coloured with H20's then Clear Gloss added to hightlight the tutu's and ballet shoes and bows in their hair! I think this is a Penny Black image, correct me if I'm wrong!
- Faux stitching using green glitter pen
- Stick the image at a 'jaunty angle' as they say
- Silver peel off (Our Daughter) in the right hand corner
Monday, 22 November 2010
I then put four of them in the Prezel Cello Bags, and ta-da.....look at these! Don't they look good? You can get three lots out of one bag of Gold Coins. Not bad for stocking fillers huh!
I used the same Gold Coins from PoundWorld and added some card candy to the centres, as Lisa's were just plain, you can add gems if you prefer.
Here's the Christmas ones next to the flower ones. You now have birthdays and Christmas all covered in one Pretzel Cello Bag!
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
This lady has asked for my address and confirmed I'm the winner, so I'll be looking out the for old geezer on the bike delivering my goodies!!!!
- Each card takes one A4 piece of card - you an find lots of templates on the internet for this
- Follow the folds until you have the base card ready to decoate
- I always seem to add background paper to all sides of the card as it gives it a 'complete' look
- Now have fun with embellishments......I added some charms (courtesy of Di - again!) to the cards - but watch out for the postage - it puts it into the 'Large Category'!!!!
If you'd like the dimensions of this card, let me know, but I'm sure you 'crafty girls' (and boys!) out there will be able to see how to do it from the photos!
Would I...?!?!?! What do you think! Anything that helps the charities is good with me, so I emailed her back and said yes and a BIG THANK YOU.
A couple of days later a big box arrived in the post and it contained some of the most gorgeous cards - loads of ideas there - one which I've snaffled already, but put my own design slant on it, which I'll show you later.
Anyway, I'll be uploading some of the cards she gave to me, some of them I've already made up and had fun with, but I'll try to remember to take the 'before' and 'after' photos of the ones I do from now on.
Of course, I'll be acknowledging her hard work on the cards which the charities will benefit from.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
- White tri-fold cardstock
- Cut the DIY backing paper to size, and then stick to the front of both sides of the tri-fold card
- Add the tape measures at jaunty angles (technical term there LOL!)
- For the front page, mat and layer the "Man At Work" sign onto silver mirri card
- Add purple "Bling" to add a girlie side to the sign!
- Change MAN to WOMAN in a bright pink pen
- On the second page, use the DIY workbox and mat and layer it to silver mirri card again
- Round the corners with the Dovecraft corner rounder
- On the inside of the card, mat and layer white card and centre it in place on the cardstock
- Hand write the sentiment (personalised in pink!)
- Add two peel off tape measures to the bottom of the middle of the card and again colour them with the pink pen
- Add "Congratulations" peel off in the middle
Done! All ready to send to Di along with Sydney the sock monkey.