Yet another set of new dies. I have combined this one with a pretty embossing folder .
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Oh dear.......new dies rather seem to be a bit of a theme with me at the moment!! This is a "create a card" die by crafters companion, and I'm afraid that once again I just had to have it!!! I have used it to cut and emboss and then sponged some pearlescent inks through the stencil to create this effect. Then I added the memory box die across the bottom.
A colleague asked me to make a card for her partner's 50th birthday, and said that he is learning to play the ukulele! I had to look them up online to see what they looked like, and have to confess that I was surprised to see that they are very much like a small guitar!! I was inspired by a card I found here:
And this is my take on it!
Monday, 8 December 2014
Saturday, 6 December 2014
My friend Diane asked me to make a card for her grandaughter who will be 16 at the end of the month. She told me that she is quite a "way out " girl who likes modern art. This is the best I could come up with!! The stamp is a lovely Penny Black one. Diane always wants the person's name, age and date of their birthday on the card......not what I would do, but she is the customer!!!
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Sunday, 2 November 2014
A friend asked me to make a 50th birthday card for husband who is a fan of Formula One racing. My friend has extremely limited sight so always likes cards to be bright and clear. I struggled to find an image, and ended up using some children's colouring-in images!!
Sunday, 19 October 2014
My husband bought me some Halloween stickers from a well known discount supermarket, so I felt challenged to make something with them! I used the "Tags, bags,boxes and more" cartridge to cut these little bags, and filled them with fun-size chocloate bars!!
Friday, 17 October 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Our team has had a couple of students placed with us for the last few weeks, and they are soon due to finish with us and go back to university. It seemed only right to make matching "Good Luck" cards for them......with another lovely Penny Black stamp!
Monday, 6 October 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Friday, 5 September 2014
My friend Lynn asked me to make two thank you cards from her dog Wilson (she is going away for a fortnight and he is staying with her parents for a week, and then her partner's parents for a week). She gave me some pictures of Wilson, and this is what I came up with!
A colleague at work asked me to make an anniversary card for her husband. She was very specific that she wanted the two of them on it with their two black dogs and their pet duck! I cut the people from "Paper Dolls", the dogs from "Animal Kingdom" and I think the duck was from "A child's year".
Sunday, 17 August 2014
My friend Audrey asked me to make a christening card for her grandson. She said that he is very bouncy, so anything with "tigger" on would be perfect. I took her at her word, and used the "Pooh & Friends" cartridge to cut the tigger for this card!
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Saturday, 12 July 2014
I went to the artstamps fair at Newbury last weekend (we were in the area for a wedding!), and there was a "Lilli of the Valley" stall.......well.......several stamps and paper pads later, I was able to move on to the rest if the show. This is the first that I have used.....a birthday card for my friend Wendy, and a spare!!
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Saturday, 14 June 2014
This is a new Woodware stamp, (well, new to me, I only bought it a few days ago), and it seemed just the thing to make a card for my brother-in-law. I paper pieced the letters, matted and layered it, and then added a few doodles to match those on the stamp.
Friday, 13 June 2014
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
My friend Lynn asked me to make a Thankyou card for her dog to send to some friends who had looked after him recently. She gave me a photo to use in the card, and this is what I made. Her dog is the smaller of the two. He is called Winston, and he is a "Puggle", which is apparently a cross between a pug and a beagle!!
Monday, 5 May 2014
The team I work with are having a "team development" day next week, and in an attempt to make it a bit less dry, I said that I would provide prizes for the group that present in the most creative way. As the theme is creativity, I thought it only fitting to make the prizes!! So......I have made a bunch of "Post-it" notebooks ( I needed some to be suitable for women, and some for men), so these are what I have made!!......
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
My mum's friend asked me to make a card for her sister who will be 80, but is apparently young for her years and loves glitzy things (no more information than that was forthcoming.....so I'm not sure what kind of glitzy things!)
This was the best I could come up with, so I hope it suits!!
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Monday, 21 April 2014
A friend asked me to make a crad for her daughter who apparently loves cats and flowers......this Penny Black stamp seemed to fit the bill perfectly. Debs has a severe visual impairment, so I have tried to make the card high contrast so that she can see it as well as possible.