Thursday, 11 October 2012

3rd Birthday!

Last week my eldest daughter celebrated her 3rd (eek) birthday! Can't believe how time is flying by! I made this card for her big day -
I am very happy with how the card turned out, especially considering I started the card three times! I had awful trouble trying to think of a card to make. All printed paper I had was too old for her, so eventually I found some polka dotted paper I could work with.

I cut out an oval scalloped edge from a silver pinstripe board. I then used my Big shot to cut out the digit 3 from foam. I also used the Big Shot to cut out all the letters for Sarah. I put the jewels on the letters, and stuck the flower embellishment onto the centre of the flower.

For variety, I used an unusual fold for the card. It is kind of hard to work out from the first photo, so the photo above might give a better angle.
For the middle panel, I embossed some pink card and stuck it down. My embossing folder was not long enough to emboss the full height of the card (210mm) So I embossed both ends of the pink card and matched them up, or as close as I could get. I then stuck my silver scalloped oval on top.

We had a great birthday party, and really enjoyed making the card when I eventually decided what I was doing!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges -
LEJ designs - Happy Birthday
Sassy Cheryls Challenge 136 - Happy Birthday

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Best Wishes

A few weeks ago I made a card for my sister, who was expecting a baby. I couldn't blog about the card until now, as she lives in Germany and I didn't want to ruin the surprise! Well, thankfully I can report that she gave birth to a healthy baby boy :D We are all delighted for baby John's parents and can't wait to give him a BIG squeeze!!
This is the card when it is "closed". 

I embossed a scalloped circle, and stuck a circle with the stamped sentiment on to it.

 I used some washi tape on both the card and tag. I punched a hole through the flower and used a brad and some silver elastic to keep the card closed.

This is when you open the card -

I used my cricut to cut out the lady, and I used the shadow option also for the brown background layer. I cut out the dress onto some matching pink paper. I cut out some letters for 'Liv' and stuck everything down.
A close up of the little embellishment on her bag.

The card then opens as per a normal card, where I wrote a message.

I hope to enter this card into the challenges below:
Link up for Pink - 2nd annual link up for pink
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge - flowers and embossing
Through the craft room door challenge - ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #39
Crafty Sentiments challenge - Anything goes
365 Cards - Double the fun

Hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012


This is a card I made using a collage affect for the background.

I cut out two dies at different sizes and used the larger size as a mask for the ink onto some torn vellum. I then used the same ink to ink up the edges of the die cut out and stamped the sentiment on.
I used watercolour crayons and used a paintbrush to paint the heart.

I got three buttons, to tie in with the colour scheme.

I used four brads, once for each corner to hold the vellum in place.

Hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by :D

I'm hoping to enter my card in the following challenges:
Flourishes - Think Pink
The Stamping Boutique - Pink Pink Pink
Through the Craftroom Door - Challenge 38
Link up for pink challenge