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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Fredericka Birthday card using preprinted topper

Sorry about the photo - am in a rush so its not as good as it should be x

Anyways, the topper for this card is a preprinted image from the
 Fredericka CD available from Polka Doodles

The patchwork panel on the edge is created from a stamp set
available from Dreamees  

I can't remember where the sentiment came from as I had printed & die cut it a while ago and
never used it at the time but it is perfect for this card.

The burgundy pearl backing paper is a pearlised envelope that fell off the shelf :-) 

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today

Cazz xx 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Another "Visible Image" Birthday card

 Here is a birthday card made from the gorgeous "TIME" stamp plate available from Visible Image 
I have truly fallen in love with this stamp set. 

I have used the "cracked" stamp on the background of this DL card. I used a VersaFine inkpad in black
I then roughly lines up the fob watch stamp on the card and "by eye" worked out where the 2 wings should go and, thankfully, they came out just right lol

The fob itself was stamped onto black card with versamark ink and embossed with Gold Lustre powder from "Blonde Moments". I wanted a more muted, vintage gold as opposed to a bright, shiny gold.

The sentiment was stamped up with the versafine black ink pad and simply stamped onto white card stock and cut out at odd angles. To make a mat to fir, turn your sentiment over and place face down into your backing card. Draw round it and remove the stamped card. use a see through ruler and line it up along your pencil marks with a 5mm gap (or whatever you choose) and draw a line along each side. The cut this out. turn it over and your stamped piece SHOULD fit perfectly 

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today

Cazz xxx 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Male "Time Flies" birthday card

 Here is my 2nd male card of the day. Male cards are like buses, wait for ages to have to do one then 2 come along in the same day. Anyway, for this card I have used the "Time after Time" stamp plate from Visible Image  I just adore the "cracked" stamp, which I have used on the back of this card with a sepia versamark inkpad.

I used a square of black card over the Kraft card. I used a versamark inkpad and an old stencil brush to roughly brush ink over the edges of the black card then dusted over with "mink" mica powder. It gives a very subtle effect. With the gold pearl card, I again used the "cracked" stamp and a versafine inkpad in sepia tone. 
The corrugated paper is from packaging and roughly brushed over with the same old stencil brush with the sepia ink pad. 

The watch and the wings were stamped onto black card with versamark and I used a fine detail gold embossing powder before simple cutting out and layering up with a little bit of foam tape. 

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of kraft card, again with versamark and fine detail gold embossing powder.

Hope you like it and thank you for dropping by my blog today

Cazz xx 

Male "Cogs & watches" birthday card

 Here is the first of 2 male cards I have been commissioned to make. I'm not one for sticking with just 1 supplier products for a card so there is a complete mish- mash with this card. 
To start, the backing card has been run through a mask from Clevercut. Then I rubbed over it with gilding wax from Creative Expressions. You can pick up a good selection of Creative Expression products from Julia Watts  shop on Amazon. I used "Cast Bronze" & "Patina". This was my first time of using them and I love them. I need more, no honest, I do :-) 
The watch die is from Papermania and can be purchased from Craftsite  I cut the parts I needed from black card stock and used a small piece of gold mirri card to put behind the watch face. Now, I don't have any proper flake glue (you wouldn't think I went to a craft show at Ally Pally yesterday would you !!). So, I thought I would try using my regular Cosmic Shimmer dries white glue on a piece of cut & dry foam. Now, whilst it didn't do the job as you'd see on the telly, the flakes DID stick to some bits. I then rubbed more gilding wax over the top & I love the effect. So, its not the right glue, but then again, its not the wrong glue either. 
 The stamped sentiment is from the wonderful Visible Image  The complete set is called "Time After Time". It is such a fantastic set and probably won't stray very far from my work area in future. I stamped it onto a piece of brown card using versamark and embossed with ultrafine gold detail embossing powder. Then tore the edges of the card and again used the gilding waxes round the edge
The cogs and brads are again from papermania and I used the same technique as I did for the watch above.

The whole design has been set a Papermania Kraft card stock

I'd like to enter this card into the
Cards Galore Challenge 

Hope you like it and thank you for dropping by my blog today

Cazz xxx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Wedding card

I was asked to make a wedding card for an order and I had seen a similar card on Facebook recently so went along with the idea I saw there. If you are the person that posted the picture of their card, please let me know so I can give you due credit for the idea.

For this card, I used a topped from the Christine Howarth Chrysalis CD available from Crafters Companion. Its such a stunning image it doesn't need much else.
I then used a Spellbinder Die to create the background. The die is available from Craftsite
This was then matted onto gold mirri card.
I cut the leaves from a spellbinder die and a marianne die.

The flower is made from 14 layers of tissue paper
cut from a scalloped edge X-cut circle die. 

Simply cut them all out, separate the layers as they will stick together at the edges when you cut them. then lay them back on top of each other. Poke a hole in the centre just big enough for a brad. The size / colour of brad doesn't matter as you won't see it anyway. Begin squishing up each layer of tissue around the brad to form the flower. Then attach on top of the leaves.

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today

Cazz xx 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

UBER fast 40th birthday card

Had to be Uber fast as I only found out yesterday that the lady in question has her 40th birthday today

I used PolkaDoodles  Digital heaven CD
backing paper from Polka Doodles Fredericka paper pack
Cut it out, coloured it with promarkers Ltd Edition 2012 colours

little bit of bling and its good to go

thank you for stopping by my blog today

Cazz xx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Elegant birthday card

 Hello & welcome to my blog.

Here is a card I have made for a lovely young lady. The image is from the Frederika cd by POLKADOODLES and I have used promarkers to colour it in throughout. I used a sakura silver star pen for the wine glass & a gold star pen for decoration on the dress.

The sentiment stamp if from Visible Image  and part of the "TIME" set

The backing papers are from the paper pack that came with the CD but they are also available on the CD itself. 

Once again, there are tickets. I really do love tickets (you may have noticed if you have seen any of the other cards on my blog just lately) They too are available on the cd & there's a variety of sentiments to choose from. 
 The flower dies are from Marianne Creatables and cut from spare papers & cardstock used in the card itself. The leaf dies are from Spellbinders and can be bought from CRAFTSITE 

A drop of rock candy stickles has been dropped into the centre of each rose.

Hope you like it and thank you again for dropping by my blog today

Cazz xx

University Graduation Card

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for stopping by my blog today. 

I was asked to make a card for a daughter who has attained her MA from Cambridge University (some of you may remember be asking on Twitter whether Cambridge colours were Light Blue or Dark Blue). I then had to decide which Promarker Pen was the closest in colour to Cambridge Blue. In the end I opted for "Polar Blue" from the Limited Edition 2012 set of promarker pens
 I opened Serif Craft Artist Pro 2 and used a scroll design to create the backing paper and again, tried to match the blue as close as I could so that it would all blend in.

The topper is from the wonderful collaboration between Polka Doodles and Emma Canning. The 'Digistamp Heaven' CD is available from Polkadoodles website 

The tickets are from another CD called 'Fredericka' by Polka Doodles and I love them. I have a bit of a thing for tickets
 I decided I needed to use some of the stash of flowers in my 'flower box' so out came the hot glue gun and the wire cutters and I created this little flower ensemble in the corner. I added a simply flourish to finish.
To finish the card, I used a sentiment stamp onto a piece of tissue paper. Dabbed some distress inks over the top to age it a bit. I took a little bit of white satin ribbon and dyed it with Polar Blue promarker pen to match the topper and tied it around the scroll. I added a cute owl charm to symbolise being wise. To finish the card I simply added 3 aqua coloured dew drops.

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by my blog today

Cazz xxx