Sunday, 18 October 2015

Mum's Birthday Vase of Flowers

I've just finished my mum's birthday card so thought I'd post. I should be catching up on my cardmaking next week so look out for a flurry coming in November. You may remember I did a similar card for my friend's mum and I really liked it and decided it would be just the kind of card my mum would like so did the same for her. I wanted to make it more colourful but decided that it was a bit much so toned it down to just a couple of colours. I went again for the blue and white china look for the vase and used the Spellbinders d-lite lily as the main flower but also added some lily of the valley and other foliage. All the flowers were cut in white and then coloured with promarkers. I added a glittery background and also some pearls. Hope she likes it - even though there isn't any purple!

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Little Dog Card

This was a bit of a quick make card. The image is a free digi stamp - no idea where it came from I'm sorry. I printed it large with the message then coloured with promarkers. It's supposed to look like a shih tzu - what do you think?

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Cardmaker of the Year Entry 2

Bit happier with this one. I think it turned out better than I expected although not quite how I saw it. I used a paper pad I've had for a while and used it to cut some squares and rectangles which I added false stitching to in brown. I extended some lines too onto the kraft card background. Then I stamped a flower, a Dimension Fourth stamp, onto the same patterned paper and cut out. I did the same with the butterfly. I added pearls and also a bit of promarker to the butterfly and flowers. It was based on a card I'd seen online but was my own take on it. Wish I had more time to do a third but there you go...

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Cardmaker of the year entry 1

Well, this is the first of my 2 entries I am sending for the 'Cardmaker of the year' competition. I've really not had time to spend on this as I expected this summer. This also explains why there is only 2 when I could send 3. I did have a 3rd but it went really wrong at the last point and I don't have time to do another so just going with the 2. I don't think I've positioned my balloons quite right in this. The light isn't quite right in the photo but the clouds are glittery. There are other bits I'm not happy with but you know I'm never satisfied. The balloons are Clarity stamps and the stencil background is a stencil of my own making (on the Brother Scan'n'cut) but based on a Clarity one. The clouds were cut on the Brother too.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Spellbinder Vase and Flowers

I am not completely happy with the finished result of this card but really enjoyed making the flowers. I don't think the silver card works well - I think I should have just gone with coloured card but couldn't decide on a colour that would work. I've wanted to try colouring these Spellbinder D-lites flowers for ages but only just got round to it. I went with yellows and used blue and white for the vase so it would look like a willow pattern vase. I've added some gems and pearls as it looked a little flat. I'll definitely try this look again.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Quick Pink and Green Birthday Card

I had a general birthday card to make as a commission but didn't know what to do - it's for a woman but no idea of interests. I saw a triptych done similar to this so took that as my starting point - as I was in the mood for stamping! I used one of my pre-done distressed card sheets and used the colours from in to stamp with and as the inspiration for mounting. The stamps were second hand ones and I've not used them before but was sad to find that they were disintegrating! I just about managed to stamp with them and put them back but think they won't last the next time. The set is by Marion Emberson. I've added a butterfly from an Inkyliscious set. Not sure what make the greeting is and it didn't really show up as well as I hoped but think it will do.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Tractor Anniversary Card

This is another commission card for a farming couple celebrating their Golden (50th) wedding anniversary. Wasn't sure what to do as I don't know what farming they do but all farmers have a tractor (in my experience!) so went with a golden tractor and ended up with it pulling a greetings banner. I added some background. Virtually everything was cut using my Brother Scan'n'cut. I haven't used it in a while and when I first turned it on it was having a bit of a fit and not working and screen wasn't responding then turning upside down and allsorts! Thankfully after a few goes at turning it off and turning it on again it settled down. Relieved as I'd be lost without it now!