I've been busy making cards this week as someone told me it's 13 weeks until Christmas, which is going to be a push with work and Martin's new obsession with Top Golf! I really like this card and thinks it looks simple and elegant. I've used the embossing trick from Ikki's Cuttlebug Cupboard - anyone with a Cuttlebug should definitely check it out for inspiration.
Saturday, 26 September 2009
This is my first Christmas card of the year and i've tried to make it look like a present by making good use of ribbon! I wasn't going to make Christmas cards originally, as I thought it may be a bit too much pressure to get them all finished in time, but then couldn't resist all the gorgeous Christmas stamps, papers, etc in The Range. 1 down, 29 to go...
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
This is a card for my Dad to give his friend's granddaughter who will be 14 this weekend and has been really ill lately. I was stuck for ideas to begin with but found the star paper in my stash and thought it was perfect! I've only added a decoupage girl and some metal word brads, so it doesn't distract from the pattern.
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Here is my first ever commissioned card for my Mum's work colleague, giving me £2.50 towards stash. She wanted an anniversary card for her parents with a mole on it as their surname is Moles, so I turned an image found online into decoupage! I've also used my fab new Quickutz Banana Split Skinni Mini alphabet that I got for the bargain price of £12 from an American seller on eBay.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Here's a template i've created with the measurements I used to make my diamond fold card in the previous post. You need to cut out the card twice and then score the four lines i've marked and cut off the corners of one end to make a diamond on both. Use double sided tape to attach the diamonds together and then fold it up to make a 5" x 7" card with a twist.
My Mum asked me to make a beach scene card for a work colleague who has breast cancer as everyone is giving her a card so she gets one every day. I saw this diamond fold card (thanks rainmac for telling me it's name!) made in a demonstration on Create and Craft last week. It looks really tropical and I hope it puts a smile on her face...
Monday, 7 September 2009
I've made this card for the challenge over on MSE. All the cards are going to a charity who send cards to troops based overseas for them to send home to their families, which I think is a great idea - I just wish i'd had time to make a few more! I wasn't planning to make Christmas cards this year but saw cute stamps at The Range and couldn't resist.