Saturday, 28 December 2013

21st Birthday Card

This is another commission card for a bloke who likes fast cars. I used die cut images that I think were made by Hunkydory. I've added a large 21 that I stamped and cut out using Dimension Fourth stamps. I know one of the card candi has slipped as I photographed it when wet but I put it right after and it did dry in the right place!

Friday, 27 December 2013

50th Birthday Card

Nice to see you again - hope you had a great Christmas whether it was loud or quiet. Another commission card and this time for a 'bossy friend'. It was a bit of a stuggle but I came up with this idea using an Ethel stamp from the 'Ethel and Murray' series by Creative Expressions. I added a greeting that I adjusted and not sure that it works but it was the best I could come up with. Let me know your thoughts.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Some more quick cards for posting

Made these last minute cards last week for posting. I needed a few more that were flat enough and light enough to post. This is a great image and very easy to colour in. I combined with various papers from my stash. Hope you like them. Merry Christmas to all who read this and I'll post some non-Christmas cards after the big day.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Butterfly Kisses Santa Collage stamp

I had to make a few last minute cards for posting so needed some that were flatter. I decided to use this lovely stamp set by Butterfly Kisses. I had admired it on another's cards and found out who made it but it took me ages to track it down but finally got hold of it earlier this year. These were quick to make and will probably make a lot more like this ready for next year - - yeah, sorry I'm already thinking ahead!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas Card for my Brother

My brother isn't fussed about cards as long as they have a cat on! This one is only a 5x5 but has a Penny Black image with a cat on which I've coloured with the colours of his cat to keep him happy. I thought the sentiment worked well as it looks like the cat is dreaming it!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

OTT Christmas card for Mum

This card started as one design and became a combination of 2! It took about 2 hours to make but mainly because I was making it up as I went along. She is worth the extra work though and I know she'll appreciate it. The bauble has been made into a shaker card with micro beads in. I love the spellbinders poinsettia die and went mad with it on this card! I hope you like it.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Super Farmer Card

This great cartoon was ideal from my friend's farmer husband. The image is from Craftsuprint website which is always a useful source when I'm stuck for something specific. I've teamed it with some papers from my stash. Hope she likes it.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tractor Birthday Card

This is yet another commisson card. I've had some time today to catch up a little on orders. I also have a craft sale coming up on Saturday and goodness knows if I'll be ready for that! The image was a free digi stamp and the papers were free with Making Cards magazine.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Meerkat Birthday Card...simples!

This card is for a friend's birthday and I normally do her a horse themed card. This time I wanted to change it and I know she loves these meerkats from the adverts so decided to use one. She lives in hope that they will release a DVD of all the adverts put together - she needs counselling I think! I just found the image via Google and added a speach bubble in MS Word. Matched with some papers from my stash and hey presto!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Spellbinder Shell 3D folder

I loved this folder from when I first saw it. I've embossed on cream card I think then added just about every distress ink I had! I've then highlighted some shells using my promarkers. I had to cut the image down as I overdid the ink at one end so changed to a 6x6 card. It is a fun folder to play with!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Birthday Card for William

This is a commission card for a friend. I always find male cards hard and boys are even worse! I hope this isn't too babyish as I have no idea how old william is now. The image is a Lily of the Valley stamp. I've coloured with promarkers but had all sorts of problems with it bleeding - the card was too thin I think. I had to add grey edges and distressed with ink in order to cover up the imperfections. I was going to add some more embellishments but as it's only a 5x5 card it was a bit small for that. The papers were from dfferent pads but worked well together I thought. The letters were cut with a tattered lace die.