Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy halloween!

Well. OK... these gingerbread men aren't quite in keeping with the season... Hubby and I promised ourselves that we would make some gingerbread while of work on holiday this week, we bought in the ingredients and everything, and only got round to it today. The smell and the taste of warm gingerbread is just amazing! Just perfcet for a chilly Sunday afternoon.....

Oh, and we started running out of baking trays for our men, so we made some little round ginger biscuits with a sprinkling of brown sugar on top...boy, these taste good too!

But back onto card crafting...

I was asked by mum Aunt, to make a card for her grand-daughter..."she's 18, can I have her name on? and the word grand-daughter, and something girly...she likes shopping?!" Hmmm... think I just about managed to cover all the aspects she wanted! (I used charmed cards and crafts download - girls about town.) I decoupaged the shop top, and the presents, and put glossy accents on her hair and black boots... its hard to see that in the picture. Hope she likes it!

Yesterday, It was my Grandmas birthday and I made her this card...I love that image and the sentiment. I'm sure you know, it is S.W.A.L.K stamp. The paper is from a HOTP kit I have had for a while and not used much of.

I also made this card as I realised I have hardly any male themed cards in my baskets... and I do like to have a range for when I need one! This is simply some wrapping paper, matted onto card and then I embossed the edges of the card.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Hi.. Just wanted to show you a couple of cards I made yesterday... I used a digi kit to make both of these as I love this birdhouse image! Everything (apart from the punched flower and leaves ) is from the digi kit....backing paper, image, and extras. As you can see, the bottom card is for my friend Jaki, who lives in Canada, and it is winging its way to her as I type! I used a cream card base for both of these...and it really set them off! xx

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Yeh!!! Half term!!!

Oooh, It's good to be off work, on holiday! We broke up yesterday and have a week and two days off on half term...yipeee! Just think, the next school holidays will be the christmas holidays! (and we only break up on the day is the Saturday!) I'm not too I prob have about half my christmas pressies already....been trying to get a few in every weekend for the past few weeks!

Anyway... here is a card I made recently for a friend to give at an evening do...her friend had got married abroad and they were having a "do" back at home, when they got back. I got this embossed frame at Leigh craft show recently....they were a very good buy! It's a pity thoguh, that I can't remember the name of the stall I got them off, as I would like some more....oh well, I may try and make some myself :) So, all I did, was to lightly colour the edges of the card with dusky pink chalk, add a few pearls and more chalk to the flowers and more chalking around the sentiment in the middle. Quick a quick and easy card, once I knew what I was going to do!

On the same stall, I bought these little embossed toppers.... and they even had a foiled sentiment on, too! I matted the topper on mirrorcard, added some gems (and on some of the cards, I added extra flowers around the edge) oe sometimes - instead of gems - I used little blobs of stickles. Quick, and effective.... though I wish I could remember the name of that stall.... :) xx

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Finally.... I'm here again!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while...a few things have been happening, and I haven't felt like I wanted to post. But I'm here again! Thought I would show some cards I have made recently...there have been a few birthdays happening, and I had a few cards to make. I haven't uploaded them all yet, so will save the others for another day...

Heres the first one.... I had a session of stamping my little cat, and made a few cards with it. The recipient of this card loved it! I used DCWV paper that I've had for a long time. Also, it was the first time I used my new leaves punch that I bought at Leigh craft show recently.

This next cat card uses dovecraft papers...its the "pets" range of papes, and I don't think I have used these papers before, even though I have had them for a long time! I am into double layering my flowers that I puch out, at the a little bit of dimension, I think.

I made this card for a chocoholic, using a digi kit I have had for a while. These papers and elements are sooo cute! I used glassy accents on the hersey drops on the wrapper of the chocolate bar, so they look good anough to eat!

Again, I used dovecraft paper to make the main image on this card, and some pale blue and yellow card I had lying around. Just wanted to keep this babyish and boyish. His mum called me and said they loved it :) xx