Friday, 30 April 2010

A Man's Card?

No glitter or fancy bows, tongue in cheek insult and no pink in sight? Does that make a man card? :-)

I made this DL card by covering one third of the card with embossed swiss dots (Cuttlebug folder) and two thirds with chocolate Doodles paper from Pink Petticoat. Don't forget to ink the edges! I used a bit of "manly" ribbon to cover the join but left it flat!! No bows!!

I coloured in a Pink Petticoat image using my promarkers and matted and layed this using the Doodles paper and card and stuck this near the top of the card using foam pads. I made the greeting ("You're how old?") using tiny alphabet stickers, matted and layered this the same as the image and stuck this to the bottom of the card using foam pads again.

Normally I'd bling it up a bit....but we're reliably informed this is one step to far ;-) But I might try a more glittery version of this.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Happy birthday, Oriental style

....or at least that was thie inspiration! I made this card using my Sizziz dies and XCut punches.

Starting with an A5 brown card blank, I trimmed orange bazzil to fit, rounded the corners and stuck it flat to the front of the card blank.

Next I used my "Branch with Leaves" Sizzix dies to make a swirly branch across the front of the card and cut white and orange flowers for blossoms using the XCut punches.

I stamped the greeting using Timber Brown Staz on and matted and layered this to the bottom corner of the card. Then I layered dragon files to the top corner.

I finally added a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flowers and dragon flies.

I liked the end result so much, I made another using a different colour scheme...

Thursday, 8 April 2010

My clever son, Max!

Can't help but brag about my son, Max! After studying a card I made his brother for his birthday, he came up with this to give to his nana:

He amazes me with every card he makes and I'm soooo glad he enjoys it. He's turning into a fantastic paper mechanic!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

50th Anniversary Card

The printer wouldn't print, the colours wouldn't match and I couldn't decide on whether to go for hearts or flowers, but I eventually finished a 50th Wedding Anniversary card ready for my mum-in-law to take with her down south! It's always the have a great plan, you've made similar cards before but for some reason technology conspires against you! Or maybe that's just my paranoia!!!!

Anyway, here it it:

It's an 8" x 8" easel card (I love that shape!) inspired by my very favourite Pink Petticoat papers. I added a 3-d poem on the base card as the stopper, a couple of sizzix champagne glasses on the corner and of course gold stickles to make it all shimmer.

I might have gone overboard with the gold but mum-in-law loved it!