Thursday, 29 March 2012

Commissioned Shoe Card

A friend ordered a shoe card for her adult daugther birthday and I found digi stamp (but can't remember where) and printed it onto patterened paper. The backing paper is from Hot off the Press

I used X Cut nesting dies for the matting and few little blue pearls.

I made the ribbon and the pearl accent was from Hobbycraft (bridal section)

The sentiment is from a freebie Hot off the Press set.

She absolutely loved it!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Small Selection

A small selection of cards recently made. These have been made for my card box at work and I have been playing with the Jewel Britannia kit I recently got.

 Made using freebies in a magazine

 Jewel Britannia card #1

 Little Diva card. Image from Kenny K

 Jewel Britannia card #2

OH birthday card from my mum

My mum asked me to make OH a birthday card from her and he is very into the Britannia thing.

The backing paper is from Portobello Road collection, as is the Union Jack.

The car (sorry about it being the wrong way round!) is from one of the MCS discs and it is layered on a background from the same disc. I hand wrote OH's initials and age on the licence plate.

Added a sentiment using the same backing I used on the card, but only used part of it.

A few buttons made with Portobello Road papers, circle punch and glossy accent.

Tulip Birthday Card

Recently got the Tulip and Friends CD and made this card for OH grandaughters birthday.

The backing papers are also from the CD and I added a little glitter to the image.

The sentiment is also from the CD and I made the buttons using a punch and glossy accents.

A pink gingham bow finished it off.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Step daughters 18th card

My step daughter is turning 18 this week (she was a cheeky little 7 year old when I first met her) so a special card was needed.

After a LOT of to-ing and fro-ing about the image to use and several changes of mind, this is what I came up with!

The card is 8 x 8 size and I used brown card to make it. The backing paper is a gorgeous freebie I got with a magazine.

I can't remember where I got the image from! But I coloured it in pinks and black and use black glossy accent on the straps and glittered up the ribbon on the shoe.

Mounted on pink mirror board layered with brown card and embossed a second piece and layered that too. Used Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch to make the border behind and stuck on som hot pink ribbon.

Stamped the number 18 on some brown patterned paper and cut a scalloped circle in hot pink to mount it. Then used glossy accents all over to make a "badge".

Didn't have any brown ribbon so used some white and coloured it with distress ink (using the blender tool) and made into a bow and layered onto a hot pink bow.

Added a few roses to finish it off.

She loved it!

Mothers day card

A card my mummy!

6 x 6 size and the backing paper is part of the Boofle pack.

Image is from a me to you disc and I have put a little glitter on the flowers. Layered up on some blue glitter card.

Used my alphabet dies to cut out the word Mum in blue and pink glitter paper and layered and slightly offset them.

Did the same with the flourish and added some purple pearls (lighter than the image shows).

A few pink roses to finish off!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Commissioned Wedding Card

I received a commission for a wedding card for a couple that are very "green" so nothing too elegant and fancy.

Made a 6 x 6 card and used Tim Holtz Distress Inks on Hammaered white card for the background.

I made the flowers using pages from a old book and used Tim Holtz distress ink on them, going darker at the edges. Curled back the edges of the flowers and secured with a split pin. Added small glue drops to look like dew.Stuck an leaf behind them that I have had for ages.

Cut out a couple of flourishes using the Epic Six and accented them with cream, sticky pearls.

Don't know why Blogger keeps rotating my pictures! Anyway, created the sentiments in MCS Pro software using downloadable fonts and used XCut die to cut it out and then layered it up. Distressed the sentiment using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Commissioned Mothers Day card

A very loyal cutsomer placed an order for quite a few cards, incluing a mothers day card.

Made an easel card using MCS floriography disc.
Decoupaged the image and then glittered the edges using PVA glue and a toothpick!

Printed the sentiment and cut using XCut dies and then glittered the words and the edge (toothpicks are great!).

Glittered up the butterfly too!
Layered up the Easle rest and used ribbon and bow to pretty it up and some sticky pearls in the corners.

Vintage Car

Made using MCS CD and a bit of embossing