Sunday, 30 October 2011

Halloween 2011

Carved my pumpkins today - one I really like, the other I'm not so sure on! Wizards hat at the ready to put outside after work tomorrow and Woodi & Saren had a dress rehersal. Just need to put the broomstick on charge!!!
31/10/11 - Pumpkins had the desired effect (as well as Saren in her devil outfit). One parent even took a photo of them!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

mmmm Cupcakes birthday card

Didn't have much crafty time tonight, but just enough to make this simple yet effective birthday card. Folded square card with 3 different cupcakes papers, ribbon and stamped image coloured with watercolour pencils.

28/10/11 - Lisa P liked her birthday card!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Commission Christmas Card 5 - Red & Green Themed

After spending a crafty lunchtime at work today colouring some images thought I'd better crack on with the remaining 5 commissioned cards I've been asked to make. The last 5 have to have a Christmas Tree on them so here is the first one. Used green card, red mirror card and a green card with red embossed pattern, green ribbon a few gems and a red/gold peel off - Tree is embossed using the free embossing folder from an earlier DoCrafts magazine.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Woodland Folk Stepper Card for a new job

Made this card tonight for a work colleague that has just got a promotion - back to working on Christmas Cards from tomorrow. Thinking of taking some stamped images to work to colour at lunchtimes for the rest of the week. Its half term and the town centre in Maidstone was crammed with annoying teenagers!

26/10/11 - had a phone call today to say thanks for the card and how impressed they were!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Commissioned Christmas Card number 4

Commissioned Christmas Card number 4 for an 8 year old girl. Had to rethink my colours as I'd already used the piece of backing paper I wanted to use. This is made using a digistamp from Lillyboo coloured with water colour pencils. Daisy & Dandelion backing papers and others from my stash, 2 different ribbons and some peel offs. Also had a successful crafty shopping trip this weekend so now I can make a start on the remaining 5 Christmas Tree cards I've been asked to make.
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Friday, 21 October 2011

Friday 21 October 2011

Hurray!  We all made it to the weekend - end of another long week at work!. Following my last blog I went to make another of my commissioned cards tonight and realised that I'd already used the backing paper I'd planed on! Oh well never mind, re-printed the Lillyboo digistamp I'm using and have used a different colour scheme! Almost finished putting it together, just a few accessories to add - now just need to convince Brent that we need to go to a craft shop tomorrow so that I can make a start on the commissioned christmas tree cards! Photos to follow once I've finished the card over the weekend (and maybe start on the remaining 5!)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

I have been asked to make a total of 9 cards this year with the following subjects:- 2 male cards with either a glass of beer or cider on the front, one for a 7 year old boy, one for an 8 year old girl and 5 with Christmas Trees on them. All of which have specific messages to go inside which I'll print. So far I've made the 2 male cards and the one for the boy. Hope you like them - the others will follow soon..........

Monday, 17 October 2011

17 October 2011

I've been commissioned to make 9 Christmas Cards for an ex-work colleague - have sorted out what I'm going to do for some of them but 5 of them have to include a Christmas Tree. Easy you would think but so many things to choose from, looking for inspiration from the internet! However, most of tonight I have been updating my blog. Must get a wriggle on though, Christmas is creeping up on us fast!

LOTV Anniversary Card

Made this for my friend's Ann & Phil's anniversary. Used backing papers from my stash, LOTV design that came free with one of the craft magazines and coloured using watercolour pencils

Forever Friends New Baby Card

This is a new baby card that I made for my friend and work colleague, Laura, for the arrival of her new baby Harry-James. Made using Forever Friends backing papers and a topper and some ribbon.

Golf Themed Easel Birthday Card

Here is an easel card I made for one of my work colleagues who shares the same birthday as me. Used the Golfing Alf Digistamp from Digistamp boutique coloured using watercolour pencils. Used some backing papersI had in my stash. Used my X-cut dies to make the easel card and also embossed using a spotty embossing folder.

Birthday 'Fishes'

This birthday card I made for my brother using the free gift stamps from Quick cards made easy magazine.

Good Luck Card

This is a Good Luck card I made for my friend Angela. Used a pale green card with green backing papers and ribbon, gems and used a 4 leaf clover punch to make the confetti in the bag.

Fishing Themed Birthday Card

Made this card for Brent's Dad's birthday as he is now into his fishing. Used the Fishing Alf Digistamp from DigiStamp Boutique. Coloured using watercolour pencils and some backing papers - plain from stash and the checked one is from the Forever Friends range. And of course a few peel-offs.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Encaustic art

Have dabbled a bit with this but quite like the results. Unfortunately, space is an issue and when you use this you do need a bit. Must try it again some day, but here are the examples I've done so far......

Forever Friends

Another classic set to use with endless options. Did a whole selection of Christmas cards forlast year 2010 (see seperate post) but I've also made these cards. Love making the easel cards, they are easy to make and look quite quite good! Hopefully the people I send them too just know how they are meant to stand up!

Me to You 'Tatty Teddy' Cards

So pleased that card making kits have been made in this range. Here are a few of the cards I've made - a couple of Anniversary Easel cards and also so birthday cards. I really like this range, I'm looking forward to getting the free gift with the next Docrafts Magazine in November of the Tatty Teddy stamps so must invest in the Winter Wonderland paperpack so that I can make some more Christmas Cards for this year!

Woodland Folk cards

Have made a few cards using this set of backing papers, decoupage and stamps. I like the easel card I made. One of the cards I sent to our Vets as Saren was poorly with pancreatitis a few months ago and thankfully she is now back to normal. Hope you like them!

Monochrome 60th Birthday Card

Love this card as its made using my favourite colour - Black! Quite a cheap card to make as I using a sheet of Wrapping Paper for the background, along with 2 different ribbons, a butterfly topper and some peel offs

Country Companions Valentines Day Card

Made this card for my partner/fiance (been together 21 years this October!!), Brent. This is made using a Country Companions Decoupage Card kit.

Oriental Birthday Cards

Country Companions Stepper Cards

I've made threee of these so far and like using this style of card. And if I do say so myself they haven't turned out too bad. Again can't post the names for one of the cards as it hasn't been sent as yet!