Sunday, 20 June 2010


A friend at work had her birthday coming up.... I know she likes hedgehogs and poppies. I made her a hedgehog card lat yr so thought I would work on the poppy theme this time... Hey presto!... this is what I came up with...

I really liked this card too.... so I made another! (see below) This time, I used a scallop edged card, and I doodled on the scallops. I used a download for the poppies and the papers...very lovely! I also made an extra feature of the poppies by using glossy accents on each and every one.. took a bit of time, but worth it when it all dried! Craftwork cards sentiment added.

Today is mym Mums birthday - and I made her this easel card. It's quite hard to photograph an easel card, cos of the angle it stands! My mum loves to bake, esp with my neice (her granddaughter) and she loed this card. Yet again, I used downloaded papers and elements, and good ol' glossy accents! (on the gingerbread men and the heart cookies) Mum loved it.

I was a little stuck on a card for fathers day - and then I remembered I got the La pashe man on the loo last yr. I hadn't used this yet, so had a play with it. I made one for Hubbys Dad too. They both had a good laugh at it... tho my Dad swore he bever wears his flat cap while on the loo!

Finally, another friend from work recently celebrated her 40th birthday. She loves trendy stuff so I thought I would make her one of my funky handbag cards. I think she liked it :)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Cards for men!

My friend has a birthday coming up...he is actually a few months younger than me, but I joke that he looks a lot older than me, so I thought I would use this sentiment I came across... I tweeked and twiddled with it on the Pc to get the right size for my card. I used dovecraft papers and the vines are a cuttlebug diecut that I cut using my aunties dies a while ago. It made him smile anyway. (yes...he opened it early!)

My friend also has a foster child, well - he isn't a child anymore, I guess...cos he is just about to turn 16. I really find it hard to do male cards, but teenage boys are by far the worst. Hubby got me some papers and elements and i used lots of them to make this card. I have decoupaged the button and the 16 and have used glossy accents on them too, to make them really stand out. xx