Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Male Birthday Card

This card was made for a family member who recently celebrated his 80th birthday.  I always find male cards difficult as most of my stash consists of 'girly' items but this turned out well enough (I hope) and I do like the buttons tied with raffia so will use this idea again.  The inside consisted of a one page insert plus a double page photo-montage which my DH put together using his family history programme.  All edges have been cut using the deckle blade in my trimmer.

Cream pre-scored card blank & Metallic card from stash
DP - K&Company
Buttons & Raffia - Papermania
Sentiment - Papermania Clear Stamp

Tools used:
Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet for the numbers
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Bird Call
Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer - Deckle edge blade

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Friday, 15 April 2011

Pink and Pastel Country Diary card

I thought I'd have another play about with the free papers and chipboards from my subscription magazine. This little card was quite a quick make and it looks quite sweet. I shall put it into the stock box for now I think. I really must get a new cutter.  I posted a while back about mine misbehaving and should have got on with sorting a new one out then. Another job for the 'To Do' list.

Cream & Pink card, ribbon & pearls from stash
Chipboard & DP - Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine freebie (design - Edwardian Country Lady)
Tools used - Martha Stewart Vintage Floral punch

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Monday, 11 April 2011

Yellow & Green Easter MSE card

Hello and Happy Monday! Hope your weekend went well and the sunshine found you. We were very lucky and it was warm enough to go out without coats - a sure shine that Spring has sprung.  We'll probably get some snow now!  Today's card has been made to enter the MSE challenge which has been set this time by The Wife and is an Easter card or a Yellow & Green theme - so here's my effort which I made using the free papers and chipboard from May's issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.

Papermania Scalloped card base
Green/Yellow card, brad and ribbon from stash
Gems - Papermania Mosaics in palest green
DP & Topper - Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine freebie (design - Edwardian Country Lady)
Tools used:  Martha Stewart Deep Edge Floral Vine Punch

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

MSE Challenge - Easter/Yellow & Green
Simon Says - Spring Colours/Easter challenge

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Shaped Twisted Easel in Lilac

Another card using my favourite things. Card blank is cut using the largest Labels Eight die. The twisted easel bit can be a bit fiddly to do when using the Lacey Squares but it's worth it.  This card was made as a Thank You for Caroline who very kindly sent me some lovely butterflies cut on her Cricut.


DPs - Papermania
Image & Sentiment Lili of the Valley
White card and gems from stash
Tools used: Nestabilities - Labels Eight, Lacey Squares,Plain Circles and Scalloped Circles
Nellie Snellen Medium Flower Punch

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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mother's Day cards

Here are the two cards I made this year. I kept them both very simple as I just love the two images and felt they didn't need anything else.  I'm hoping the cards remind our respective Mums of when we were children.

Images/Sentiments-A Little Bit Sketchy Stamp Sets-Busy Doing Nothing & Time Flies by Sheena Douglass, stamped with Memento and coloured with Promarkers
White/Pink/Blue card from Stash
DPs - (pink) My Mind's Eye and (blue) K&Company.
Tools used - Nestabilities Labels Eight

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Emma's - Challenge 30-Children

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

3 Birds, 2 Mamas and 1 Week

One week to make 40 cards that is! I decided to purchase the 3 Birds card-making kit from Create & Craft and use it to make up two gift boxes of blank cards for our Mums for Mothering Sunday. The kit contained enough to make two sets of 20 cards,

Here is one of the sets:

and here are the two boxes which I tied up with matching ribbons:

I thought the kit was quite good value although I would have preferred a heavier weight of card blank. I've certainly never made this amount of cards in such a short space of time (nor likely to again!!).

Hopefully our Mums will be able to make good use of the assorted cards inside.

Thanks for looking.