Sunday, 29 March 2009

Easter bags

My lovely friend Helen on the cardmaking forum sent me her A4 bag template to enable me to make some goody bags for my colleagues. We break up for Easter this coming Friday and are going out for a meal and I thought giving a goody bag filled with mini chocolate Easter eggs and a Lindt chocolate bunny would be a great idea especially as we have been keeping off chocolate, cake and biscuits for Lent. Here they are, I made them yesterday afternoon then popped out to the supermarket for the goodies:
I'm really pleased with how they came out. I even made one for myself :)

Saturday, 28 March 2009

A few specials

Good afternoon, I've just had to make what I thought would be two difficult cards - retirement and a "baby girl" birth card. It's rare I need to make these sort of cards and didn't really have an idea of what to do. The retirement card is for a colleague of David's who retires on the 3rd April. He's into computers and started out as a gardener rising to manager organising for repair and maintenance. This is the card:
I used a Paper Nations image which I thought quite appropriate and some "garden" paper I had handy, along with some flowerpot buttons and Doodlebug letters. The card is stardream so it shimmers. David was really pleased with how it turned out and said it was "Bob" to a T. Phew :)

This is the "baby" card:I used a Penny Black image "Baby Hammock" which I cut with a scallop square punch. The patterned paper is by DCWV "Nana's Nursery" the wording on it is embossed and so pretty. Gingham ribbon, buttons, pearls and glitter gems finished off the card. It's sooooo cute and brighter pink in real life.
I am proud of the following card which I made in a hurry on Thursday for Jodie at work whose birthday it was on Friday: The image is a new clear sticker by Daisy & Dandelion, it co-ordinates well with the matching paper and sentiment. I was given the pretty lace by my good friend Carol Ann :) Prima flowers and some Doodlebug brads finish off the card nicely.
Time to go have some lunch then I need to make some "get well" cards.
Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

A Saturday bonanza

Good morning

Sorry I wasn't able to get on here at the weekend, mainly because I was busy trying to get the rest of the Easter cards made Saturday then Sunday it was Mother's Day here and we spent the day with Mum.

I made a few cards Saturday using 5 designs. The first one is by Sketch Saturday
I used Craft Creations and Imaginisce paper, Penny Black Fur Ball Fun stamp, gems and prima flowers.

The next card is for a challenge on Stamp Challenges where we had to "think spring". Perfect for making Easter cards:
I love Doodlebug and Imaginisce paper. Again I used a PB stamp "Love in Spring" along with prima flowers and gems.

The next two cards are a little late for the challenges as they were for the previous Monday, I used a MojoMonday sketch for this one:
Paper Salon and Doodlebug paper, PB stamp "spring parade", the sentiment is by Stampin Up.

The sketch for this card came from 2sketches4you. Again the paper is by Paper Salon and also Karen Neuburger. I used nestabilities on the card to create the square and oblong designs, the image is the rest of PB spring parade.
Lastly a quick card I put together using oddments of paper and card:
Hope these cards put you in the mood for Easter, it's not long now.

Thanks for looking and take care :)

Sunday, 15 March 2009

A special card

The week has sped past and I haven't had a chance to make any cards this week. I have just made this card using the Friday Sketchers sketch. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and hope the recipient will like it just as much:
I used Stampin Up card (it's actually a bright pastel green colour - the scanned image doesn't do it justice), the patterned paper is a new one by Docrafts the Dasy and Dandelion collection and the glitter flowery card is by Doodlebug. The die cut decoupage image is a Forever Friends from the Easter pack as is the sentiment. Some prima flowers and brads finish off the card.

My sister and her hubby are up for the weekend so we're off for a carvery lunch later and then hopefully a walk along a nearby pier and promenade, it's beautifully sunny today.

Take care and thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Easter cards

I'm well behind with making Easter cards. I made sure I had this afternoon free for crafting, unfortunately my mojo didn't.

Still I managed after a struggle to create a card using the MojoMonday sketch for this week:
I used some DCWV cardstock with the patterned paper being by Craft Creations Ltd and Papermania. The stamped image is a Penny Black one called Fur Ball Fun. The sentiment is a clear stamp by Imaginisce.

I also managed to use the sketch by 2sketches4you to make this card:
For this card I used Sandylion patterned paper, Bazzill paper frills and a chipboard image by K&Co.

The other challenge for the afternoon was on a cardmaking forum and it was to use a Penny Black animal image on the card. Quite easy for me as I love Penny Black stamps and have rather a lot :)

I love the colours in this card:
The rabbits are glittered on the patterned paper by Karen Neuburger (glitter bunnies), isn't it cute? The pink paper is also by Karen and glittered. The image is called "Eggcited Bunny".
The next two cards use a split image called "Spring Parade" a row of 5 chicks which I thought was too long a stamp so I stamped two and then three chicks which came out quite well. The paper in the tulip card is by Paper Salon and Craft Creations Ltd; the "peep" card is by Paper Salon also. I like these two cards the best :) sorry for the marks on the cards - note to self to clean the scanner!

Gotta go and see to dinner. Take care and thanks for looking.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Colour Create - Brown and Blue

I thought oh brown and blue just right for a male card, then there was the extra option of adding lace and pearls, to a man's card???? Here's what I created for the Colour Create challenge:

I found the image first (Forever Friends clear sticker) and the patterned paper, most of it is Doodlebug but the brown paper is by Daisy Bucket. I then had to think through the lace and came up with the idea of dying the lace a dark blue colour (using Blue Iris colorbok chalk queue - so messy!!!) as I didn't have any blue lace. I thought the round circles on the lace could be wheels :} I used a rub on sentiment and then put a Kaiser champagne (browny colour) pearl on each end.

Hope you like it.

St Patrick Day cards

I glanced at the 2Sketches4 you blog last Monday but then as the week went on I didn't get chance to create some cards with the lovely sketches. I finally got round to making two St Patrick Day cards today based on the sketches:
Both images are from a cardmaking program I have, most of the patterned paper and sentiments are from a free scrapbooking download and the larger shamrock paper is by Reminisce. I used the Creative Memories cutting system to help me cut out the circles and ovals.

Thanks for looking :)