Sunday, 28 August 2011

Birthday Card using Nursery Tails, Enjoy the Season & Elegant Cake Art

This is my busy card make time so I will be posting more than a few times this month and the next probably.  Its much more fun to make the cards than buy them I must admit.  I originally started making my own cards as I could never find any I liked.  I used to like the pictures but not the verse or the verse and not the picture.   I also thought it would save me money but dont think thats true as I have enough supplies here to fill a card shop!!!

 The main image is from Enjoy the Season cut at about 4 inches.  Mounted on a label from Art Philosophy cut at 4.5 inches.

Phrase is from Elegant Cake art cut at 2 inches with the shadow.

Pictures either side are from Nursery Tails cut at about 3 inches.

Gold Stickles used extensively although they don't show up much in the photo.  Paper is from M&Company Ancestry .com Pad, and is framed with some gold peel offs.  

Card for the base is from Paper Mill Shop.

Thanks to everyone that has commented on my previous posts, it is much appreciated.  You are all very kind.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Wedding card using Elegant cake art & Cricut Sampler

This is the card I actually sent to my friends Dad.  They got married Friday. So hope all went as planned and a nice day was had by all.  The Word Joy was cut on my Create at FTP, the flower was also cut out at FTP on my Create on a 6x6 size paper along with the base and shadow, fitted on using foam pads and edges inked using Shabby Pink ColorBox pigment cat's eyes ink.   Then a few pearls added to the sentiment.  The papers were Card base from The Paper Mill Shop, Papermania brown for the base, and Lidls for the Pink paper, Pearls also by Dovecraft.   The flowers were cut from a lovely piece of 12 x 12 paper which I cant remember the name of the stack.  Will put that detail in when I find it!!  Hope everyone is having a nice day.  Thanks for looking.

Wedding Card using Teresa Collins Sophisticated.

I made this for the wedding of a friends Dad.
The Phrase was cut at 2inches with shadow ,crowns cut at 2 3/4 inches and chairs cut at 3 inches.  The base was cut at 3inches from page 62.  All with shadows.  Card base from The Paper mill shop and the other papers are by Papermania.  Inked all edges using colorbox pigment cat's eyes ink.  This cart has some lovely images on.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Stretch Card template and instructions.

I saw this card and loved it so I thought I would make a template for it.  It is 30 cm wide and the shortest side is 7 cms  high to 18.5 cm high on the other side.  Cut two of these in your chosen card.

Then fold in half as shown then half again.  Cut a slit up to the middle of the first fold and last fold and then cut downwards on the other card on the first and last folds.

These then slot together as shown to make the lovely stretch card.  Please see my previous post for the decorated card I did using a Snowman from Enjoy the Season cart.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Notebooks made for my Neice and Nephew

Hi Its ages since I last posted but with the school holidays its not always easy to get time.  Anyway here are some notebooks I made and a sweatie tub I made as  a present when I visited relatives recently.  The Shark is from Bucanneer page 11 and cut at 3inches.  The font is Hello Kitty Font cut at 1 inch.  They loved them as their names are not the usual ones so can't get anything like this.  Thanks for looking.

I did the shark as he probably swims as well as a shark and is the 
5th best swimmer in NI for his age at the moment.  

I just decorated a used container with paper and a rosette.  The sweetie bag toppers are made from the imagine shapes and deccorated with a fabric flower and an image from Bucanneer page 27 cut at about 3 inch.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Another layout this time using Enjoy the season & Elegant Edges

Hi another layout this is a bit of a miracle for me to do 2 layouts in on week so must have been inspired. 
Title is from Elegant Cake Art cut at 2cms with shadow and stickled. 
 I used Elegant edges from page 44 lace edge.
One was cut to fit a 30 x 30 cms mat and the other was cut at 25 cms 
The flowers are from Enjoy the Seasons page 6 cut at about  8 cms 
I wanted to keep it black and white to go with the photos then give it a dash of colour with the flowers.  We were always playing outside in those days so flowers were quite appropriate.  Just dont look to closely at the photos!!
Thanks for looking.  XX

Monday, 8 August 2011

Found these old photo's and thought it's time to do a Layout!

These are photo's of my basic training with the Royal Air Force.  We had just finished so was pretty pleased with myself and my new pals.  It's was a hard course and this was the first time I had been away from the family like this.  When I got leave, I walked all the way to my old place of work to show off in my best uniform.  What a good feeling that was!!  I will never forget that.

All lettering is done with Don Juan, the title is size 2.6 cms (1 inch) with shadow, Brackets were from page 68 with shadow, 7.7 cms (3 inches), Phrase 2.6cm with shadow and 2cms (3/4').
Grey and Blue card from Papermania pack, Glitter card from WHSmiths.
Thanks for looking.

My Sons card for the Royal Wedding

My Sons card for the Royal Wedding
He won 2nd prize and it has been sent of to the happy couple. Very proud and he made a gorgeous card. I thought it was the best.