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!

Sunday, 23 August 2015


Sorry for the lack of posts - I've been busy and been away too. This thankyou card was a quickie I've made for my aunty that I've just been staying with. It's a bit overcast here today so the photo is a little dull so you might not be able to see the detail. The dragonfly wings are fuseable fibres and there is glitter on the bee and cow parsley. There are also gems on it. It looks a lot more twinkly in the flesh! I've got some more to do this week so there will be more posts soon.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Getting shirty!

Yet another card to make for a farmer this time. There are just so many tractors and cows you can use! I decided to use my Dimenesion Fourth shirt stamp and add some cows. I love this shirt stamp - great size and shape and easy to cut out. The cows and milk churn came from various sets including a Hobby Art set. I then coloured in with promarkers and added some gems for buttons. I used the Clarity letterbox set to add his name.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Birthday for a vet

I had another vet card to make and couldn't use the decoupage I used last year so had another search on Craftsuprint and found another vet decoupage. Thankfully, this fitted the bill. If ever I need anything specific, Craftsuprint is a great place to find it.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Craftsuprint Mechanic

Found this great decoupage on Craftsuprint and thought it ideal for a card I needed to make. I added some tyres as the guy has his own tyre changing business. Unfortunately, I had forgotten that I had been told I didn't need to make a card for him as my friend had already bought one. On the plus side, she has now passed it onto someone else who needed to send him a card so it won't go to waste.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Pretty Card

I actually got to make just a nice, flowery, pretty card for someone! This is for someone's Aunty Jean. I printed the greeting then cut out using my Sue Wilson dies. Just added some flowers. Looks nice but thankfully didn't take too long.