Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Ruby's 2nd birthday

Joseph's best friends (twins) turned 2 in October and thus is the card I made for the little girl...
Tilda is coloured with promarkers in Blossom and Summer 2012 Limited Edition Pink Lobster.

The papers are scraps from my 'pink drawer' layered up with a couple of punched edges to add interest.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin Up and stamped in Melon Mambo, cut out with an SU punch. The gold lettering is from a pack I have had sitting in a drawer for a long time and the pink flowers are by Polkadoodles.

Ruby refers to herself as 'Princess Ruby' so I though this image was just right!

Wedding card

Friends of ours got married in Croatia in the Summer but unfortunately we were not able to attend the wedding.

The sentiment on this card proved quite tricky to get right, mainly because I knew in my own mind what it was I wanted to do but couldn't quite reproduce it in real life!!! Eventually I managed to stick the piece of card into a piece of printer paper, and get the printer to accept it, and get the colour right!!

The ribbon was taken from their wedding invitation and folded in half, the dies used are Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and the pearls are from Dovecrafts.

This card was finally send along with their Christmas card so at last I can publish it on my blog!

National Cardmaking Day 2012 swap

For a few years I was a member of a forum belonging to the website of a craft retailer. Unfortunately the website has now closed and so our lovely forum was lost :-(
Fortunately, most of the forum users were friends on Facebook and all managed to keep in touch while one of the group set us up with our own forum!

So now we have new forum and we are all back together!

We are planning our first ever meet-up at the NEC in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it!

Anyway, this card was made for a swap we did for National Cardmaking Day at the beginning of October. I had seen a card in a magazine a while ago, which was on an A6 card and used very bright, vivid colours in this same style, but I have recently been using these square cards a lot and wanted to use more Autumnal colours as we are well and truly into Autumn now!!! A couple of flowers in the same shades all layered up and a sentiment printed on the computer, cut with a Nestie and layered on black to match the rest of the card, in matching colours finished it off nicely!

Back to the cards!

This latest addition is a christening card for my friend's little boy. The card base with blue insert came in a pack of 3 (blue, pink and lemon) from Every Craft's a Pound. The image I am sure many people will recognise from Lili of the Valley. The image was coloured using the Spring Limited Edition Promarker set with a little Diamond Stickles to highlight the christening gown. The image was edged with Stampin Up Baja Breeze ink and the cross (from my stash) was attached with a piece of Stampin Up Bakers Twine in Island Indigo.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Still not cards!

My Rainbows this term are working on a Cupcakes badge and when we had our leaders' meeting at the beginning of September before starting back after the summer I thought I should take some cakes along with me...

The result of Joseph co-operating and having a decent sleep was that I managed to make chocolate and vanilla marbled cakes, topped with chocolate butter cream and shaved white chocolate! They went down VERY well with my leadership team and luckily there were enough left to share with 3 of my best friends who came down to visit the next evening (nothing to do with seeing the photos of the cakes on Facebook!!!!!)

Something a little bit different!

At the end of August we finally announced the news we had kept to ourselves for 10 weeks! Following a scan which took 2 attempts due to the baby's awkward position at the first attempt (as you can see from the photo!!) we found out we were having a healthy baby who measured exactly the right sizes for our due date :-)
With a toddler to run around after, working part-time and the tiredness of being pregnant, card-making has taken a bit of a temporary back seat but I am feeling more like crafting since my bi-annual scrapbooking weekend so I have had a good sort out of the tower of stash balanced on the edge of the desk and have created a much smaller pile of stash to use up in my next card making session before using any more new stash!!!

Last teacher thank you cards for 2012!

As the title says, these were the last of my teacher thank you cards for orders.

The first card was created using various blue papers from my stash, to match the little girl's school uniform colour. Tilda was coloured with Promarkers and the Prima flowers were edged with the same blue as the school uniform.

The letters are from an old DoCrafts box of Scrabble tiles I bought way back many years ago coloured with blue ink and the letters re-written in Pewter Stickles. The flower centres were made using a tiny SU flower punch and off-cuts of the blue glitter paper the image is mounted on. The tabs at the side also came from the same glittered paper, using SU's Modern Label punch with one end cut straight and some interest added with blue gems from my stash!

The second card uses the same image; checked paper from stash; tiny flowers punched with the blue glitter paper and SU punch; and bunting created using the blue glitter paper in the SU Petite Pennants Builder punch and SU Pool Party Baker's Twine.

Dance teacher thank you

I made this card back in July and have intended to upload it on numerous occasions since then but life has just got in the way! Anyway, at long last, here it is!....

Tilda's dress is coloured with Pink Lobster Promarker from the Summer limited edition pen set and highlights were added with pink Stickles. The sentiment was produced using Word on the computer and both were cut into circles using Nestabilities. The circles were then edged with Stampin Up Pixie Pink ink (now retired) and mounted on 3D foam pads.

The ribbon is SU sean binding coloured by running the Pixie Pink ink pad along it and the Prima paper flowers were coloured in the same way. The spotty flowers came with spots on and the middles are black gems and pink crystal brads from my stash, which were also used on the circles.

The backing paper is from a DCWV glitter stack with added pink Stickles dots to tie everything together!