Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Finally...I have been creating...

I have been having a play with some digi kits I have had for a while... I used publisher to set out the papaer and elements ontop. It's great fun to play with these kits, as you can make anything any size you like! I matted and layered the image after printing it out and decoupaging the car and traffic lights.

I used the same kit and made this card....I decoupaged the houses and put glossy accents over the rainbow.
When we were still in the world cup, "Imag-e-nation" had an offer on La Pashe I bought some! I couldn't resist the cheap price they were! Here are a few cards I have made, using the images and actetate behind them, so the background shows through. I didn't have any aperture cards, so thought I would make my own, by using a circle cutter..I think it is the fiskars one. Dead easy, I think. I made the shopping card first, and did the writing around the apreture myself, as I thought it looked too plain when left blank. I liked the effect, so used that on the other La Pashe cards I made, too.....

Thursday, 22 July 2010

I've been on summer hols almost a week...

...and I haven't made any cards! Well, here's my excuse.....

We have a new member in our family. His name is Timbit. We got him from the local cats and dogs home on Saturday. He was sooo timid and shy there... hence "tim".... and the timbit comes from some goooorgeous little doughnuts we love, at Tim Hortons, in Canada...called Timbits! He is a 4 yr old mackerel tabby. He's coming right out of his shell now though.... he's in everything! He loves snuggling up with us on the sofa and curls right up close...almost to your face.

We just need him to get on a bit better with Lily...our lovely little girl (cat). They could be a lot worse I suppose, but he does hiss at her sometimes. We are trying to get them to be friends, bit by bit. Wouldn't be without him now though. He's so big and soft!

Anyway - back to a couple of card orders I had recently... This first card (gorjuss girls) I made for a friend who wanted a card for her grand-daughter who did really well in her S.A.T's. She was really pleased with this card! I decoupaged the girl onto some digi paper i printed, along with the sentiment, then I just added some ribbon and a couple of gems.

This next card was made for a couple at hubbys work - who were married last weekend. Sentiment printed onto card from pc, then used pink petticoat papers and ribbon and a few gems to finish. xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

I'm getting excited.....

....'Cos I only have another 4 sleeps until summer holidays start!! YIIPPPEEEEEE!!!!!
6 whole weeks of not going to work! Can't wait!!!!

Anyway, I have been doing a little craftin' in these last few weeks... first up, I made a wedding acceptance card for an evening do... Dovecraft papers, really simple and classy - I think.

This watering can is an image I have had for a while and never used... and I popped on a craftworks card butterfly, with the sentiment "thanks very much". I matted and layered on a few colours, and drew on some faux stitching.

I made this recently for my friends birthday. I gave it to her while we were sat on the grass in the back gaden, while eating pancakes, in the sunshine on sunday morning. She loved it :) I used Pink Petticoat paper and added a little stickles, to give a little bit of sparkle here and there (hard to see in the photo though.)

I made this for Dads birthday... he has an old Austin and he used to work in a garage in his younger days, tinkering. It's from the "Remember When" series and was on offer on the imag-e-nation site while England were in the world cup...hence the offer wasn't on too long!

And finally....another image I have had for a while and never used. I think it looks like an american style image, and I love that look. I used the hearts paper behind, but haven't added a sentiment yet. (still pondering on that one) Thanks for looking...and any comments you wish to leave. xx