Sunday, 30 August 2009

DIY card

This is for the son of my mum's friend. Apparently he is a keen woodworker, so I decided to make a tool cupboard. I used the square from Zooballoo (resized in Design Studio) to make the cupboard, and the hinges are cut from Fabulous Finds.

Hre is the inside of the cupboard. The words / numbers are cut from A Child's Year, and the tools are from a download called the "Nitwit" collection.

Friday, 28 August 2009


The ladybird, and the flowers on the inside of the card are cut from Walk in My Garden. I welded them together in Design Studio with a square and some grass from Zooballoo. It is layered up with some foam pads to add dimension. A little bit of doodling seems to really make things stand out.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Birthday fishes

This is cut from Animal Kingdom, with the addition of a birthday cake from Doodlecharms. I welded the fishbowls together in Design Studio. I used eyelets to look like bubbles, and added some doodling to make it "pop" a bit. It is for my nephew who will be 14 in a couple of weeks, and who has a large fishtank of his own. (Bet his fish don't get birtday cakes though!!)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A multi-purpose card!!

This is for some friends who set off next week to go travelling until January. It covers all the eveents until we see them next. I enjoyed making it, and hopefully they'll think it's fun!!!

The plane is from New Arrival, the witch is from A Child's Year, and the Santa hat is from Joys of the Season. I used my cuttlebug to do some embossing too!!

Monday, 24 August 2009


Another shaped card!!

I welded the numbers from Plantin Schoolbook to a square from Zooballoo, using Design Studio. The flowers and stars are also from Plantin Schoolbook.

Where's that cat????

This was a result of much head-shaking and tutting, as I really don't make cat cards!! I'm really not keen on any of the ones on Doodlecharms or Animal Kingdom, so settled for this one from A Child's Year. It seemed to be made to stroll amongst the flowers...which were all cut from Walk in my Garden.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Happy Hannukah

A friend asked me to make this, and I have to confess that I had to seek advice as to what might be suitable. The menorah is cut from Joys of the Season, and the shape it is mounted on is from Wildcard. The background paper is from the lovely DCWV Taj Mahal stack.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Hope your birthday is spot on!!

Another shaped card!! The dog is from Animal Kingdom, and the balloon and parcel are from Pooh & friends. I welded it all together in Design Studio and then added layers.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

A Fairy Happy Birthday

Another card from A Child's Year...the font is from that cartridge too, and I welded it and then stretched it a little in Design Studio.

Friday, 14 August 2009

A gift for Spot....

I just love this dog!! He is cut from Animal Kingdom, welded first in Design Studio to make a shaped card. I added the bone from A Child's Year and couldn't resist tying the ribbon around it!!


This is also for the calendar from the dog!. The dog here is from Animal Kingdom, and his poppy is from Plantin Schoolbook. I welded more poppies in Design Studio. I'm pleased with the way it turned out!

Calendar from the dog!!

Yes...the dog is giving my husabnd a calendar, which I have created!

This is the picture for October...tree and grass are from Zooballoo, dog is from paper Pups, and leaves are from A Child's Year

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Good Luck

The Trellis was cut from Wild Card ( stretched a little in Design Studio to make it square).
The flowers are cut from Walk in my Garden, and the watering can is from A Child's Year. I doodled a little with a gold gel pen to add definition.

Monday, 10 August 2009

A Child's Year

When I called in at home for lunch today, the postman was at the front door, about to deliver my new cartridge. What good timing, as it wouldn't go through the letter box....just think...he might have had to take it away again!!

Anyway, I just had to play tonight, and here is my first attempt. Fairly straightforward as I don't have a lot of time. The background paper is by DCWV, and seemed just perfect for this image.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Introducing...Design Runner!!!

Another new toy I'm afraid. I used it to print the bubbles, which I teamed with another lovely stamp from Hobby Art. (Iadded the blue after printing to make them look a bit more....well....bubbly I suppose!!

With Bunches of love....

The stamp is a new one from Hobby Art, and I thought it went well with the floral paper, which seemed like it should be part of a added some fake stitches to add to the effect. I am pleased with the flowers, which I cut at a variety of sizes and layered up. They are from Accent Essentials. Although you can barely see it, they are stuck around a leafy branch, which is from Beyond Birthdays.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

And another turtle!!!

I was so pleased with the last turtle ( and my mum kept going on about how much she liked it), that I decided to make another, and this time to try to make it look like a boy turtle!! Again everything is cut from Pooh & Friends, and welded together in Design Studio. A bit more of the good old white gel pen for doodling and he is done!!


Well...this card took forever...and I'm still not all that pleased with it!! I set out to make a shaped card, but kept cutting it wrong, so I gave up and just made it into a large card. The sandcastle is from Doodlecharms, and the waves and clouds are from Zooballoo. I stamped the frame with some "Hobby Art" rubber stamps, and added some glitter glue to look like froth on the waves.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Turtley for you

I am really enjoying making these shaped cards!!!

This one is all from Pooh & Friends. I welded it together in Design Studio, and then added the relevant layers. A bit more doodling, a few adhesive pearls, and there you go!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Be Happy

I love the shaped cards that so many clever people are making, so I decided to give it a go!! I welded the shadow of the hive from Walk in my Garden together and added the shadows of some bees. Then I added the upper layers. I cut the sentiment in shadow twice, and non-shadow once to add some dimension. I added some doodling in my new white gel pen which I love so much!!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Good Luck

This is for a colleague who is off to pastures new. The letters are cut from Plantin Schoolbook (welded together in Design Studio). The shamrocks are from Paper Doll Dress Up. I added some doodling with a new white gel pen (which I am really pleased with, because it actually shows up!!)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

New Martha Stewart punch - Frosty Village

I loved this punch so much I just had to have it !! I combined it with some Christmas papers, and then with a couple of cuttlebug folders, and some stickles and glamour dust.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Thanks a Bunch!!! now with template

These are the measurements for creating this vase card. The card itself measures 8 x 5.5 inches. Hopefully you can see the other dimensions marked on the card. The dotted lines indicate where it should be scored, and the solid lines (i.e A through B and C to D) are where you need to cut. Basically you need to valley fold the central line (marked as 3.5 inches) and then valley fold the left hand scored line for the vase, mountain fold the central one and valley fold the right hand one. The flowers are cut at 1.5 inches and 2 inches. I stuck them onto hand cut stems, and then glued one to the back of the card, and then two on the inside of the vase front. I added some hand cut green leaves.I then stuck the whole thing into a card measuring 8.25 inches x 6.25 inches. Obviously you can then embellish it as you wish.

I hope you can follow is much easier to do than to put into words!! feel free to leave a message if you get stuck, and I will try to help some more!!

I saw a card similar to this in a book (Paper Pop Up by Dorothy Wood), and decided to have a go. The flowers are cut from Accent Essentials, and the sentiment is from Walk in my Garden. I cut the stems and leaves by hand.