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Friday 30 March 2012

Another Anniversary

This is a card I made for some good friends for their wedding anniversary last week. I wanted a vintage feel and thought this image was perfect.

The image is from Joanna Sheen's Fashion Boutique cd. I printed it out twice and matted both onto a Kanban shimmery gold card. I covered an 8"x8" card blank with the same card and also used it to cut two scrolls using a Memory Box die. I designed the backing paper in MCS and Distress inked the edges, then used a LaBlanche music stamp on pink card and the ribbon. I fashioned the roses from die cut flower layers.

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Fuchsia Anniversary

I had a request late on Monday night for an Anniversary card for today, Wednesday. The lady likes fuchsias, and quite frankly, after 43 years of marriage the lady is entitled to get what she likes. I didn't get the card finished until late last night so the photograph didn't turn out as well as I would've liked.

I started with the image from The Big One cd from La Pashe. I used a nestie to cut the shape and decoupaged the image. I die cut the frame from silver mirri (despite what it looks like in the photo). The backing paper is from Paintbox Poppets. I just love the colours and pattern of this paper and thought it matched really well. I layered that onto silver mirri and matted them onto an 8" x 8" blank. The sentiment was created in MCS and printed three times so I could decoupage it. The silver mirri scrolls are a Memory Box die and the three white baby's breath flowers are from my stash. I tied a bow from lace and made two hat pins from silver wire and beads to finish off. I was quite pleased with the result.

Monday 26 March 2012

Staying with Kanban....

I thought I'd stay with Kanban. For this quick and simple easel card. Although the picture has come out darker than I would've liked,  I thought it was a nice card for a spring birthday .

I used an 8"x8" white scalloped blank and scored it to make an easel shape. I cut a strip of printed acetate from a Kanban set and used super sticky "red" tape to attach it in the corners. I added peel-offs to cover up. The topper is from Kanban's Blooming Frames kit. Instead of using the matching acetate dome, I added a peel-off border and pearls. I can no longer remember where the rose border paper came from as I've had it for so long but I thought it went well with the image and acetate. The leaves are a Crealies die and the flowers were coloured to match the rose paper. Like I said, quick and simple.

Saturday 24 March 2012

More Steampunk

While I was in the mood for Steampunk I made a second card from Kanban's stamp.

This time I coloured the skirt in with blue shades of Promarkers. I used the same backing paper made in MCS and layered it onto a blue metallic Kanban card then matted onto an 8" x 8" blank. The white lace was coloured with a Promarker, same as the ribbon bow. Donna Salazar cog dies and a Marianne scissors die were cut in gold mirri and a tag and Candi finish off the card.
I do love this stamp, but I also love making all the embellishments to compliment it.

Friday 23 March 2012

Steampunk Birthday

This is a card I made yesterday for my neice's birthday. I love the whole Steampunk genre.

I created the topper with one of the dress stamps from the Jasper stamp set by Kanban and coloured it using Promarkers in colours similar to the original toppers from Kanban's Steampunk card kit. I then matted it onto brown card. I cut the scallops on both pieces of card freehand. I designed one backing paper using the MCS "Tinkering with Steampunk" cd and the other with a mix of Distress Inks and Kanban Vivienne cogs and clock stamps.
The gold mirri cogs were die cut from Spellbinders Donna Salazar dies. The embellishment was made using a stamped and aged ribbon, button and a charm from my stash. A Kanban sentiment and Card Candi to finish off. I hope my neice likes her card.

Thursday 22 March 2012

Emma's Crafty Challenge # 2

This is the card I'm entering in Emma's Crafty Challenge. The theme is "Stripes".

The base is an 8" x 8" blank and the image is from the Pretty Tuff cd by Polkadoodles (I added the flowers using MCS) and coloured with Promarkers.The red striped paper is from the same cd and the blue stripes are from Papermania capsule range Blueberry Pie. The plain blue mats are cut from Kanban card. I again used Promarkers to colour co-ordinate the flowers (from Wild Orchid), Card Candi and the cord. I printed the verse, die-cut it and edged with a Royal Blue Promarker.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Sibling rivalry

To avoid any sibling rivalry between my beautiful daughters I thought I'd better post a photo of a Congratulations card I made for my older one. We, as parents, are very proud of this daughter too. She graduated from Chichester University last year after gaining her History degree. This is the card I made for her.

Every element of this card came from Joanna Sheen. The image and backing paper are from a Joanna Sheen CD called Furry Friends. The mortar board is from a different image on the same CD, which I printed separately, using MCS, and decoupaged. The sentiment was also created using MCS. Every thing was matted and layered onto silver mirri board and mounted onto an 8" x 8" scalloped blank. Dotty ribbon and Card Candi to finish. A simple but elegant card.

First post

Hello all. I thought I’d start this blog with my most recent card which is one I made last night for my youngest daughter to congratulate her on passing her BHS stage 1 exams with flying colours. Probably only those who are involved with horses will know the significance of that, but we are all very proud.

This card was made using Papermania cardstock and the Free Spirits CD from Jem's Designs. I added the text in MCS before printing. I stamped onto white ribbon and aged with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The charm is from my stash. I made the rosette and finished it with peel-offs.