Wow how quick do these WOYWW come around. I used to keep seeing people saying this when I was 'lurking around' and now know how true it is!!!
As I work on trays on my bed, I try to keep to one or two cards at a time. This time, I'm making a wedding card for a special couple, and also some for the cancer charity at the same time, a sort of production line. Thanks for Laine and Gay for the stamped images - thanks ladies - this has helped me loads!
Oh yes, I just thought you should see how Dafydd and Delilah are getting on. Here they are sitting on top of the printer!! Dafydd is such a cool guy don't you think! Delilah is still looking for her fairy wings, she has a 'thing' about them, but I just can't find ANY at the moment. Must be the 'in' thing for little girls to have in this area....!
Here's the finished product you all saw on a previous WOYWW posting. I decided on a swing card and just made the measurements myself using the nestie I wanted to use as an idea of the size. I then cut it and hoped for the best as it was my last piece of pearlised card. Phew, it worked out OK!
Here it is flat so you can see what is on the front. I used a variety of things from my stash, peel offs (must've had a lot of 80th things going on as they've all gone now so you can only have a handmade card from me if you're under 80 or 90 and above now!!!) I did my usual trick of colouring the brads with nail varnish to suit the colour scheme better. Some pretty little stick on flowers instead of gems made the butterflies body a bit different to normal. My one and only flourish die came in useful again!
Here's the verse - this card is for Mum to give to her Sister, so the verse is just right for an 80th I think.
Hope you all like it and watch out for the next one. I seem to be making more complicated cards lately, so it takes me longer to do, hope you don't mind waiting!
Thought I'd add this card into the following challenges:
Well you know me and monkeys - it's just as bad as me and kitties!!! I made these four cards really quickly when I decided to sit on my bed and do some gentle crafting.
I made them all similar, as batch cards are easy to make and also for the Cancer Charity to sell as well. I had some puffy stickers from the £shop. I got two A4 pages and I only used eight of them from one side and there's still loads, that's before I start on the other side!
The papers were a frebbie in a magazine, and I used some acetate I had in my stash and cut the front of the card down to use the acetate. I will be punching the edges of the acetate before putting them in the Cancer Charity box to save little fingers! They are not thick acetate so aren't that sharp but have to be careful of "Elf and Safety" as always.
Peel offs were added to the acetate, and on the inside of the card I used more of the cut off piece of card to cover the inside of the DST'd acetate, and then people can write their message on there too.
See I think of everything.....when I don't forget that is...!!! Ooops!
Well after my 'pink phase' I thought it best to radically change my ideas for a while! This time it's bright colours and a different shaped card again. This is a card for my Mum to give to her Sister (for her 80th birthday coming up). I've got a few ideas on what I want to do, now I have to work out how to do them LOL!
This is something else I'm working on, on my little tray on my bed! It's a hassle having to put everything away each time, but it's sure better than working out of boxes as I used to. It makes me tidy or else I'll never get to bed at night!
This is again a different idea I've had spinning around my head lately. I don't know if it will work as I can see it in my head, but I'll give it a go and show you the results when it's done.
All I need to do now is find envelopes to fit the cards as I only have C6 size ones. Oops! Any info on where to find a good cheap'ish source of envelopes would be appreciated.
Yes Delilah has had a big effect on my crafty stash cardmaking! This one is all pink and girlie too.
I made the 'jotter style' paper myself. I used a hole punch to make the holes and used my scissors to snip out the 'ripped page' look. I think I've got it, not perfect, but it adds to the effect I suppose!
I used a stamped image coloured with my trusty promarkers again and then used the other half of the bargain adhesive ribbon and added some small bling gems to each end of the card. These cards are yellow in colour, so it shows up quite well (bargain again 50p for 15 cards, with envelopes!). Shame they had no more.
The lilac core-dinations card was put through the Cuttlebug and distressed with an old nail file. Who needs expensive tools for crafting when you can use other things around the house.
You should see what I've got to put my Distress Ink Pad on with! I'll have to share that with you soon. Saves spending out ££££ for a blending tool...!
Now that my back is a little better, I've got back into my crafting. Although I can't sit for long, I do it in short bursts when I can.
I made this folded style card as I had an idea in my head. I crimped some glossy paper and put it on the small folded edge, added my promarkered (is there such a word?!?!?) image after cutting it out and added some adhesive ribbon (bargain 50p in Hobbycraft ages ago!!).
For the top, I just put on some of the gorgeous pink backing paper (what is it with pink and me lately? I think Delilah has had an effect on my taste - I never used to be a pink lady before!).
Another sentiment made using the crimper and added a gorgeous pink brad (in a goody box from Di) and voila, all done!
I also added an insert so whoever buys it from the Cancer Charity can write their message on it for the recipient. A different card, but it still fits in a standard C6 envelope which is good.
Talking of envelopes - where do you get yours? I normally made smaller cards, but have had some requests for bigger cards and I don't have envelopes for them to hand! Oops!
Here's the finished product of the WOYWW showing! As I said it's for my Aunt's 80th birthday. There's no fear she'll see it on here as she doesn't use the 'interweb thingy'...!! The image came from Di (as usual it seems - believe it or not I do have a few of my own stamps too!).
I made the little Happy Birthday sentiment by putting a rub on down on to a pearlised snippet I had in my stash, then put it through the paper crimper (bargain in the kiddies toy section!). Added a small brad (which I'd coloured with nail varnish to suit the card better!) and used foam pads to give it some height. This card is being hand delivered, so not postage costs to worry about!
The inside of the card shows the numbers in BIG letters, and as she wont' see this, she won't mind me showing you all. I used my Distress Ink (this one is getting a lot of use, I'm nearly on my way to getting another colour too, so watch out for that one when I get it!). I used my Nesties to cut the poem out and then distressed it, not perfectly, but with my hands, it's never going to be perfect!
More flowers from the bargain bin and some butterflies (again from Di) which I've added Frosted Lace stickles too. It's nice and delicate for this type of card. Took ages to dry though, I had them all along the window sill in different stages of drying!
I've been working on this card for a while, it's the same as the other 'book styleeee' cards I've done, but this one has a special verse and an amazing number in it too. My Aunt is 80 in a couple of weeks and I wanted to make something really special for her.
She loves my cards and each one I've given her she keeps on her mantlepiece for ages and keeps them afterwards which is nice. It's lovely for someone to do that and appreciate your hard work and kind thoughts.
I've also used the last of my metal brads - I put some coral nail varnish on them as it will suit some more cards I've been working on behind the scenes which will be showing up here later on!
Here's the results of all the pink paper and card from WOYWW last week as promised. I've had to keep it under wraps as it's for Di's birthday and I didn't want to blog it before it had arrived. The lovely stamp was sent to me by Di, so I had to use it on this card as it was so cute!
I've now figured out how to make stronger boxes with the Trimmer I have - who needs a proper board huh when you can make them like this. I added a little pearl brad, backed with a spotty pink flower and then at the last minute added some BIG diamond gems to the front of the drawer.
I've made easel cards before many many times, so decided to do something different with this one and made it on a slant. I added some pretty little flowers I got in the Garden Centre at the weekend, sadly they came with no way of fixing them on the back, so I hope they stay stuck! You can just see inside some of the little presents I put in there for the birthday girl...!
There are several craft items which you can't see too well from this shot - I put some plain gold tissue paper through the Cuttlebug machine and it worked really well - ideal for presents as you can then personalise them however you want for the recipient. I also added in some Ferrero Rocher, I somehow think they might be eaten whilst crafting - just don't blame me if you get chocolate on them!
I used some of my bargain paper pad I got the other week on the front and sides of the box, I wish I'd got more than just one now, but hey ho, too late.
Here you can see a close up of the front cover of the card - I used my Promarkers to colour the "Just The Edge" pieces of card, I used two different colours and it changed it dramatically before my very eyes! As it was being posted and is quite large (I had to do a made to measure version due to the chocolates!) I put some more gems on it, well it is pink and girly isn't it...!
You should've seen me in the shop lifting up all the chocolates to see how deep they were and if I thought they'd fit in the drawer - quite a sight I can tell you and I got some strange looks when I asked if the depth of the sweet could be guessed for me! You never know what I'm going to do next.....
Another WOYWW with Julia. Sorry it's a bit late and sorry it's not much! A lot of apologies there, sorry - oops I did it again - that reminds me of a song.....now it will be in my head all evening - well there's not a lot else in there to be honest is there...LOL!!!
Anyway I've still got this awful pulled muscle in my back, finally realised it's not just a pain in the side, but a pulled muscle - now I know I don't have that many muscles, and I can put up with bone being taken out of my leg whilst I'm awake, but wow, this pulled muscle makes me feel like I'm on my last legs! (Those of you that know me, no laughing please...it hurts too much!!!).
Suffice to say, I've not been doing much crafting, however I have been working on something really special which I'll be able to show you soon and I hope you like it.
I've also been doing more digi images whilst I can't craft much - do you want to see some more???? Let me know!
Here's another really Special Card! It's using one of my favourite ever images by Mo Manning, a little girl with her cat - and of course, I had to make him white in memory of my much loved, much missed, little man Bertie.
Here's the inside, this time I used gentle light green butterflies and added more gems and Stickles to them (of course!). I found these corner dies in a Craft Shop and was really pleased, until I got home and used them and didn't realise they didn't cut them out completely, only cutting the corner of the paper and leaving it still attached! After much mumbling and turning the air a bit blue, I came up with the idea of cutting round them and loads of cramp later, had the final die cut that I needed. I've used them many times since doing this, and this time left these ones plain white, it suited it. I added another ticket sentiment which is on pearlised card, makes it look more special.
I did a different box for this one - a plain white box and used some acetate to cover the top of the card stuck down on one side. The box looked a little plain, so I added some ribbon around the edge with DST. It certainly improved it!
Here's another view of the inside of the card, I used some patterned vellum (a few sheets I found in a Bargain Section!) and used my first ever Distress Ink Pad on the edges of the punched card inside and also on the edges of the book like sides. Have got a new idea to try with the ink pad, so will let you all know how it goes!
I've been a crafter all my life, having put my hands to many different aspects of crafting, now it is time to share my cardmaking skills with you. I make cards for cancer charities and local hospices, it has affected many people I know, myself included, so I know how much it helps cancer patients. I hope you like my cards and please leave comments for me if you wish as I'd love to know what you think!