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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Couple of creations for today

First project today is a butterfly card. 
The stamps are from Creative Expressions "Natures Wonders" by Sam Poole
I used Brilliance Copper inkpad throughout to keep the monochromatic look.
The ribbon was white and I inked it over with the copper inkpad, dried it and stamped over it with black archival ink. The butterfly die is from Marianne and whilst in the die, I used an ink duster to add a touch of copper colour to them. To make the toppers pop a bit, I went around the torn edges with "spice" promarker.

This little fella has been made from the pocket from an old denim skirt that a client of mine was going to throw away and she asked if I could so anything with it.
The Hogwarts Rehoming Centre for Raggidy Owls already has a home lined up for this one so he'll be winging his way to his new home soon. 

Friday, 18 January 2013

1st birthday card for twin boys

I had been asked to make a card for a lady to send to her grandson who are 1 soon.

The digistamp is from Redonkulous designs

coloured with promarkers 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New home card

Sometimes, I like to think "outside" the box when it comes to creating a card.
So I am hoping the buyer likes what I have come up with for this
'New home' card.

2 commissioned birthday cards

This one is for ... well it says who it's for - a trucker who will be 50 soon.
Digi image is from Kenny K designs coloured with promarkers 
& highlighted with metallic markers & sakura clear star.
Die cut cogs from Papermania Chronology

This card is for a man to send to his niece.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Chronology card for a man's son

Have been asked by a gentleman to make a card for his son

I used the Chronology set from papermania throughout for this one along with
antique linen & brushed corduroy distress inks & ink dusters

My mums birthday card

Its my mums birthday on Tuesday 15th and here is the card I have made for her

Base card - Kanban Kandi Kore, gutted to give me the top section.
White card stock - Touch of Mica Butter fly mask, inked over with an ink duster using Victorian velvet distress ink
X-cut doily die
spellbinders oval die
spellbinders asian accent die cut in half & tapped behind the oval
Joycraft corner dies
marianne butterfly die
creative expressions sentiment stamp

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Stitched business card holder

Who says that business card holders have to be dull & boring? 

Following Melanie's tutorial  I have made this for myself

This is the 2nd one I tried. The first one I followed the direction to the letter and I personally found it a bit tight for the business cards so when I did this one, I added  1/4" to the 4 1/2" side as stated in the original measurements. For me this works fine now. I was wondering if there is a slight difference in size between American cards and ours here in the UK. Who knows, all I know is, I got a better fit.

Also, the original uses a button and an elastic hair band. I don't have any hair bands so on this occasion, I have used ribbon. One side to create a loop, the other with the loose ends. It works for me. Next time, I might do something different.

Happy Crafting everyone and thank you for looking x 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

"you're sew special"

"You're sew special" 

All papers and stamps are from the "Sew Pretty" collection featured as 
a free gift with current issue of "Cardmaking & Papercraft" Magazine

With the exception of the "blanket stitch" stamp which is from Steph Weightmans range

Cranberry adirondack inkpad & archival blank inkpad 

"chronology" birthday card

Here is a commissioned card that I was asked to make.
The papers are all from Papermania's chronology set
The stamped image is from Sam Poole's vintage transport set.
The "duties of a shop steward" part was taken from t;internet,
taken into Serif Craft Artist and placed on top of a embellishment that looked
like a page from an A4 notebook. It was printed out, the edges torn with a 
distress ruler and inked over. Then stamped over with a chronology set stamp.