29 September 2010

Mel & Matt Wedding Card

My neice Melanie is marrying Matt on 2nd October in Weston Super Mare and I made this card for them.  I chose red because Mel had red ribbon on the wedding invitation she sent us, the hearts were cut on the sizzix with a nestability die and I used plain red card and corrugated white card.

I punched a hole in the top of the smallest heart and threaded a diamante heart charm onto narrow red ribbon so it would hang at the front.  The papers used were plain red card and October Afternoon Seaside red stripe.  I typed a sentiment in red ink on white and mounted it on to a heart shaped red background then stuck it on the inside of the card.  

I enjoyed making the cards on this blog as my shoulder is much less paintful  now we're 4 months on from extensive shoulder surgery, but tomorrow I will be decorating a golden wedding cake (with the absolute minimum of work and absolutley no rolling out of marzipan or fondant icing which I am unable to do at the moment) I hope to show the photographs and list of things used in the next few days.

26 September 2010

Snowpeople Card

This gorgeous snowpeople image, the background paper and the shaper are all digital downloads from the clipart fairy.  I resized them in photoshop then printed out an extra snowpeople motif, cut it out and stuck it on with foam pads. 

I embellished the card with butterfly guipure lace and blue May Arts loopy ribbon (both from the Ribbon Girl. ) Then I pulled apart a couple of silk christmas roses, removed the plastic stamens, fastened them back together with a brad, added a self adhesive Prima pearl from 3djean.  and then used a copics pen to draw in stamens.  I then added glue and plenty of glitter!  My glittery side took over and I then glittered every piece of the snowpeople's snow and added the most glittery, sparkly holly leaves, which as usual, I had cut from a spray of artificial decorative holly - never leave me in a room with my scissors if there is a vase of artificial flowers about - they'll soon have bits missing!!  Apologies to the scrapbook shop at Durham for the amount of glitter I left on their carpet ......  the finishing touch to the card was a couple of jade coloured pearlised heart from the Ribbon Girl!

Balloons and Pansies

I had a really nice time on Friday last when I went to my first 'crop' at the Scrapbook Shop in Durham - a nice group of ladies and very tasty pizza!  I had prepared some parts of this card before I went, and actually made it into the finished card when I was there.  The stamp is a Pure Innocence stamp stamped with memento ink and coloured with copics. The papers were cosmo cricket from 3djean 

The embellishments are pansies I pulled off a spray of silk flowers. I took the central plastic stamens out and replaced it with a brad then stuck on a self adhesive prima pearl, again from 3djean.  I had the spray of heart shaped crystals in my stash. The lace, ribbon and button twine are from Ribbon Girl

23 September 2010

Jade Snowman Card

This is my entry for the lotv Thursday challenge number 66   a Christmas card in untraditional colours - and also for the pink elephant challenge - a card with aqua - I chose a card with a serrated edge.  The snowman, the backing paper and the shape are from The Clipart Fairy.  I put them all in photoshop and resized them, then made an extra snowman, cut it out and stuck it on the original snowman using foam pads.  I added as much glitter as I possibly could (I discovered that if you add too much the paper buckles !!!) then stuck on 4 greeny/blue shiny gems I pinched from my daughters stash.

I chose jade satin ribbon which I tied around the card, then made a bow to which I stuck a single christmas rose (from an artificial flower spray) and added a couple of tear-drop pins (all from ribbon girl)  In photoshop I sampled the colour of the background paper and then used it when I typed the greeting, which was printed, glittered and tucked in under the bow.  I am really pleased with the card, it turned out just as I had hoped it would and it only took me about an hour and a half to finish  so I'm getting faster - and another hour cleaning up the kitchen !!

Santa and a box of holly

I didn't win the lotv thursday challenge but am not downhearted - I've made another couple of cards, this santa card is not suitable for this weeks challenge but I like it.

The stamped santa is from http://www.liliofthevalley.co.uk/ which I coloured with various copics pens.  I cut the circle using a nestability die and matted it onto another circle of paper cut from a serrated edge die, then glittered all of his hair and the fur on his hat and coat (I love anything that glitters - I put my thumb in it before it dried so the kitchen table cloth, the table, the dog, the kitchen etc are glittering). 

I stuck on some dark red satin ribbon and cotton lace using narrow double sided sticky tape, then attached some christmas rose flowers and holly leaves (cut from artificial silk flower sprays) and finished the card off with a couple of gold coloured bells.  I didn't realise that I should have used a lot more glue than a little old sticky foam pad, so everything dropped off when I proudly displayed it on the window ledge  lol :)  I then used a big blob of glue and re-stuck everything - and it's still stuck! All of the paper is from Cosmo Cricket and the ribbon is from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/

19 September 2010

Lili Of The Valley Challenge 65

Here is my card that I made for the Lili Of The Valley challenge blog - it's the first 'proper' card I've made and it took me an hour to do the colouring in and at least 2 hours to get all the bits made and stuck on - need I say, I threw more bits in the bin than ended up on the card! 

(Decorating the tree stamp, ribbon, lace and pins from the Ribbon Girl, digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs)