Saturday, 12 November 2011

Theresa's card

Seems to take me weeks to make a card... anyway... This one is for my lovely sister Theresa.. again a fav.. easel card with a s.w.a.l.k image ont the front. layered with blue mirri card from stash and some blue flower paper from a mag (really need to start wrighting on them where there from...)

A die cut circle (from my 'treat' of 19 sets of dies from C&C.. (they were a bargin honest gov..)

a blue glitter double bow is holding blue & cream ribbon streamers (i made them :)..

the flowers are made with the perfect pair punches (4 layers) with green holly leaves underneath. (also has yellow stickles inside)

the easel is kept up with 'Sister' stamped and embossed on card, coloured with jelly-roll pens. Blue glitter ribbon underneath and also in a knot to keep the 'sister' charm in place

I would like to enter this in to the M.S.E craft thread challenge 'cuddles'

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

sarah kay card

A card for.....
sat and coloured this stamped image from sarah kay whilst at work last week, she is coloured with pro markers, layered on blue mirri card.
the base of the card is covered with paper from stash (from a mag..) behind the main image is a imbossed paper coloured with chalks. this is layered onto green mirri card. across this and behind the main image is a punched strip with green flowered ribbon runing through it, layered onto more blue mirri card.

in opposite corners are hand made flowers from petal partners (from C&C) with yellow & orange stickles in the centre. under opposite corners on the main image are a pair of leaves (from stash)

to form the easel of the card is a matching punched strip with matching ribbon as on the front of the card.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

stans daughtes wedding card

Wedding card made for my mate's Stan & Jan to give to their daughter & her husband too be.

this is another easel card (becoming a fast favorite to make with me) with the base card in a plum colour, the front of the card has a glittered velum with matching purple glitter paper on top.
the 'A' & 'M' (the groom & brides initals) are cut out in purple mirri card with plum card and then deep purple fabric paper on top.
5 punched flowers (doubled up and curled with a embossing tool) finished off with a gem in the middle, on both of the letters.

I used peel offs for the brides dress and the grooms suit, the dress is on glittered velum and the suit on grey card. (the bow tie is white card)

silver swirl peel off around the top and left side.

wedding car is made with purple & plum card from a sizzex die cut with my big shot. (have swapped the boot lid and the back window for contrast. the lights have been filled with liquid pearl. the tin cans are on silver string (the get punched with the same die)

I would like to enter this card into the M.S.E making card comp (easel cards)

The wedding is in early October and I wish the bride and groom many years of happyness.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Kelly's 21st...

well has been a while since Iv blogged.... and Iv been saving this card for a while.. (those on mse have seen it).. this is the card I made for my neice for her 21st birthday, this is the box..

the top of the box is made from purple stock card edged with deep purple ink. (I got the shape from the main card) the purple card is layerd on to white card with matching shaped edge. in the corners of the white card is white punched lace with pink velvet ribbon. in the corner of the purpe card are hand made rose's with leaves. in the middle of the lid is a deep purple scolloped punched circle topped with a white circle topped with a smaller circle that match's the lid, sentiment stamped in the middle 'wishing you a DAy Full of Happiness whishing you'. this is finished off with pink pearl dots.
The card is a easel fold card topped with a magnolia stamped image, this has been coloured with pro-markers. this has been cut on my big shot with a scolloped die. this has been topped on to pale pink paper from stock, then on to deep purple card. the topper has been placed in the top middle of the easel, the backing paper is floral embossed paper from the hobby craft store (I realy should try and remember to write down the makers of these things...)
also on the front of the card is more hand made flowers in pink & purple with ribbon leaves. these have been attached with gel glue. (if any one wants tips on how to make the flowers feel free to ask..(but I did find out how via google..)) the same sentiment is on the card as on the box lid.
I was realy happy with this card. A truely stunning card even if I do say so myself.. (why not ring my own bell eh)
My neice was very happy when she received the card (happy 21st Kelly).

Friday, 12 August 2011

m.s.e.... first comp card

card made just for the m.s.e card comp (animals) A4 cream card folded to A5, half covered in pink & purple flower paper, the other half is pale yellow flower paper. seperated with cream ribbon. the main image is a bear in a bath with lots of bubbles (stickels for bling) sentement 'take a little time out'....

Thursday, 11 August 2011

this aint work....

Well what a way to spend a birthday... at work making cards... can't be bad eh..
and this is 2 of the 3 cards I'v made..

The 1st is an Anniversary card for my Hubby Pete.. we've been married for 21yrs today.
I used an A4 cream glossy base card folded, I then turned the top right corner over and covered that with wedding velum, trimmed around the edge with gold & red glitter card. then placed fabric hearts at the corners.

the main image is from the s.w.a.l.k range. stamped with memento and coloured with promarkers. then layered on to gold mirri card and gold mesh fabric. across the bottom is gold mirri card with red heart ribbon, with pink paper. behind the folded corner is more wedding velum back with gold mirri card edged with more red & gold glitter card and fabric hearts...

happy Anniversary my darling Pete.. Love you... (too much mush?? sorry)

The second card is for Tina, one of the women I work for, I know I have mentioned her before, but Tina was born without limbs.. not that it stops her from doing much... she's very smart! (too smart for her own good some days).... love u bean xx

anyway this card is for her....

Image is a sara kay, coloured with promarkers, matt n layered onto purple & lilac card then strippy paper. this colour wise is copied to the side strip which has white 'bow' ribbon down the middle..
Happy Birthday Bean.. x

Thursday, 28 July 2011

James' Bike Card

Birthday card for my brother, James. He, like myself, loves motor bikes (I am in need of a new bike..)
the main topper is from a magazine (mens cards) the backing paper I made with my bigshot. The bike at the bottom is decopaged, I bought this from a market (there are 3 diffent bikes on the sheet)
The wheel tread is also from the magazine, all layered onto black mirri card.

Happy Birthday James x

fairydreams card

Fairy Dreams card.
I made this card for one of the women I work for (TinaBeana) ((have I said what I do for a living, cant remember...))
This card was made for her mum, I will post details on what I used later tomorrow (at work now so dont have the info at hand)

I would like to enter this card into the C.R.A.F.T Challenge 113 FairyTales.

What I do for a living... (because iv been told so mannnnyyyy times its not work lol) I work as a private carer for two disabled females, Tina was born with not arms or legs (dont feel sorry for her, she doesnt) she is one of the most amazing people I know (and she's funny), Janice (like off of waterloo Rd not off friends) has '??' (sorry nice) I always forget what it is... but she's special lol.. and I love them both xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

baby card

well sat at work and have made this for my neice-in-law's new baby boy. Kayden Christopher James. welcome to the world lil man xx

I would like to enter this card into Crafts4 eternity recipe 29 shaped cards

This is an exploding card (looks like a xmas cracker) the 2 side panels have been covered in white & blue dotty card with paper printed from the popcorn the bear platnum CD matt & layered on to contrasting card.

the side triangles are covered in blue & white dotty paper also with paper from the CD.
the centre panel is covered in more dotty card with 'baby boy' paper from my stash. with popcorn the bear stamped with memento, coloured with promarkers. finished off with a bow from the stash.
Tomorrow I have to make a card for my brother (into motorbikes) so already have a theme in mind. going to go for black & white I think....

has been an interesting few days for me, yesterday I met with a hypnotist to help me keep losing weight and get more motivated on the excersie side... was very interesting meeting... learnt a few things about myself that I knew but was not admiting.... have another meeting on friday so will see how that one goes....
will keep you posted on that...

happy crafting peeps xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

thats pants!!

Well, I did put on MSE earlier that I was having printer problems.. I was. Im thinking that was for the best.. idea changed from making a trophy card for a friend in to making PANTS!!! Y fronts to be specific... found a template in the 'cupboard' (i'll come back to that later) that I have bought ages ago at the Hobbycraft show at the NEC...

well not quite the pants you'll find in M&S but I love em... the 'material' is almost like snake skin.. with pink paper for the 'cheeks' and grey card for the waist and legs. I have also used a fine liner to 'sew' around the edges.

Dont ask how but a few years ago I ended up with a pair of my friends pants so he's getting these in return... fair swop??

Well, I have been looking for 'something' to put inside these pants.. and the only 'thing' that sprang to mind... well I dont need to tell you.... BUT last night I had a moment of insperation.... and came up with this........

The panties are made with red fabric type paper from my stash with flower ribbon around the legs & waist. As a finishing touch there is also a small white bow...
Iv also made a box for them to go in, using black card for the base & lid and the lid also has black & silver mirri card with black velvet card on top with 'happy birthday' ribbon on opposite corners...

Monday, 18 July 2011

butterfly bear card

new card... starting this blog has really given my crafting bug a boost....
finding other's on mse who have the same affliction as I do also helps... I am going to attempt to add this card to the CRAFT
Challenge for this month.. wish me luck on being albe to post this card on to their site.....

This is an A6 card covered in pink daisy paper from PINK PETTICOAT wild blossoms collection paper pack that came free with qucik cards magazine. Daisy Bear stamp (daisy & dandelion bubbles & squeak set) coloured with pro-markers, attached to the front with foam pads, matt & layered on to more petticoat paper and dark pink mirror card. the butterflys across the top are ribbon (cant remember where they came from but would have been some lovely holiday) there is also 3 butterflys cut and decopaged from a sheet of butterfly velum. they have had their wings glittered with stickles. 'just for you' stamp from woodware 'salutations collection.

I have also made a matching envelope from pink paper and flower paper liner.

my cards are normally A5 cards (A4 folded) I also love to make shaped and multi fold cards. will try & find some and post pics.....

happy crafting :)

OMG! not only have I posted my card to the craft page! Iv also managed (with a lot of help from Rosie) to add a link to their page on this blog!!!!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

heart bee's poppy's and sheep....

hearts & bee, I made this using free papers from a magazine, decopaged the bee using silicon gel then added glitter the edge of the wings, the heart is 3 hearts with the side ones folded and glued to the middle one for dimension..
the poppy card is made from a paper pack with the flowers cut from a second sheet, laquared for shine the silicone gel used to attach to the card.

the sheep has been cut out from a free sheet from a mag, decopaged up with gel, the tree is stuck down with tape and silicone gel under the leaf area for dimension.
these are on craftrak cards that are looking for a new home...
please email me if you would like to addopt them (feel free to pass on as you like....)

day one.. post one..

well they say that every long journey start's with one step... well the same can be said for a new blog...
I want this blog to be about me and what makes my life happy, this includes my card making..

this is one of my fav cards... I love the hedgehogs...
my family..

Rosie (17) Pete (hubby 56) Chris (15)
I have also got another daughter Amanda (25) son-in-law Matt and a Grandaughter Lucie (2)
older sister Theresa, older brother James and a younger sister Maggie, plus neice's and nephews...
Apart from making cards I also enjoy looking after Lucie twice a week when my daughter goes to work, I love cooking but the eating is killing me.. (I am losing weight and so far have lost nearly a stone..
I enjoy knitting but have to be in the mode, that also applys to sewing, which I can do from a pattern but have not done any for several years....
well not bad for a first post..? will try to keep posting...