Sunday, May 29, 2011

Boys Confirmation and Holy Communion Cards

A couple of Confirmation and Communion cards to share with you, both for guys. 

The first is a confirmation card I made a few weeks back and forgot to post, using a stamp from Whiff of Joy called Cool Oakley.
The papers are from Bearly Mine Designs' Gingham set which you can find here and the dove is an ellison die cut one.

The next card is made with a digi image from Di's Digi Downloads, Which you can find here.


The embossing on the card front is partial embossing with a cuttlebug and the folder used is a quickutz one.. the label behind the sentiment is made with a new spellbinders tags set, called fancy tags.

Here is a closeup of the layering and embossing:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thank U Changito

Now I love this little monkey, you may have gathered that from seeing other cards I made with Stampendous Changito Stamps, and here's another!

.. this card would be good to give to a guy or a girl, and the orange is a nice cheery colour.
the border punch is a Stampin up Scallop one

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Claire's Digi Corner and Bearly Mine Digi Paper Combination

a cute little 6 x6 baby card to show you in pink, cream and white!

The baby pram image will be available soon on Claire's Digi Corner, so keep checking back, and the papers used are from Donna's Designs over at Bearly Mine and the set which this one came from is called Spring Blossoms, and the two went together just perfectly.

This is the first of my stitched cards too, and I think I have to learn to sew in straight lines or take a bit more time, but I was so excited it went a bit wonky LOL!!
..and here is the inside which I wanted to be plain and not too fussy but I repeated the pram image and kept it small for the corners..

..and a side on view for the layering and you can see a bit of the Memory Mist and shine from the stickles.

Craft sale

Just to let everyone know that I am having a craft clearout and there are some new / nearly new items for sale on ebay.
Click on the icon below to be taken to the sale.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

some to share

 just some cards I meant to post in the last couple of days but have been a busy bee.. so here goes at long last and there's loads of pics to look at in this post too!! :)

the first card is a Tatty Ted one.. you kno the Me to You bear - I was excited when forever friends stamps arrived but when these little ones did I was sooo excited!!
So with lots of stars and glitter and gems, I decided a blue and white card would look cute.. here is the twisted easel shape I used and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

and some closeups

the glittering and design of the MTY border star stamp -  so sweet and dainty and I imagine would be brilliant for fairy cards too

and the border inside the card - the punch is a dovecraft star border one - its one of the cheapest punches I have bought and used again and again.

the next couple of cards are both with Lili of the Valley images and I just love them at the moment, so using them a lot!!

A baby one for a boy or girl in a ladnscape easel shape

and here is a closeup of the inking and paper piercing and embossing using a cuttlebug border embossing folder (the long thin folders you get in packs)

 and the flower with a button centre, made with EK success daisy punches

you can see the layering on the little hat as well to add a little more dimension (as if I didnt have enough of layering by that stage LOL!)

The last one to share is a bookmark card, very smilar to the Penny Black rabbit one from a few posts back.
I love these cards as they are so nice to give to people who read a lot, especially if you personalise them.

 the leafy embossing folder on this one is a quickutz one and the leaf shape is a spellbinders die, the sentiment is a hero arts clear polymer one from a set..

and here is the inside - using normal garden twine which was teased and frayed with a pokey / pricking tool

 If you want to know any more about the products or tools used, just leave me a comment with your email address if you dont have a blog or email me

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Communion Digi Images

I have some great images to share with you - they are digi ones and are now available on Di's Digi Downloads.
Click on the picture and it will take you to Di's website where you can purchase them

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Another Sizzix Heart Wreath Card

It's been far too long since I used this sizzix embossing  and cutting die and wanted to make an engagement card in muted colours without a stamped image, so this is what I came up with.

So there are two grey shades, white and silver, pearls and organza / satin ribbon and also the pencil technique with odourless mineral spritis.

Here is a closeup of the pearls, embossing and the very light grey shading with grey pencil crayon (I use the Faber Castell Polychromos pencils because they are very soft and rich in colour and are good for using with blending stumps and sansador)

and here's the full view of the card, the names were personal so I have erased them, but you get the idea..


..the punching was done with a Martha Stewart Border Corner punch, and the embossing with a cuttlebug folder, as well as grey bazzill card which added some more texture.

hope you liked this one and will be back with more stamped image cards soon!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Belated Easter Bunny Surprise

...and how could I forget to post this cute bunny? 
I did this card for a challenge and I forgot all about posting it on here - the challenge was to do an easter card and hide chocolate in there somewhere (maybe the 'colour' chocolate, but I wanted to add and hide the real thing as I had chocolate caramel on the brain!!)

So the card is a basic tri - fold pocket card which is sealed at the bottom, and I used papers from Bearly Mine Designs, a Martha Stewart border punch and a bunny stamp from a stamp set from Darcies.

the tag slots in to the pocket and I put clear glue on the edges of the ribbon so it doesnt fray

a closeup of the border, which was punched using white card and then used pencil crayons (you could use chalks as well) to add come colour

and finally, the surprise behind the tag..

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Workshop Previews

a few previews of what we will be doing at the next workshop..
If you want to book your place, then please contact me at 
see the Crafty Gals blog here

Meslyn May DT Challenge - Pink / Lemon and White

A month has been and gone already and its another monthly chlallenge at Making it with Meslyn.

The colours this month are reminiscent of summer days and ice cream, and with the weather warm and sunny, I hope this inspires you to join in our challenge which you can find HERE.

Here's my card, which I wanted to use as a sympathy or Birthday card and use the 'new' retired stamp from PB Stamps - yes its a Penny Black stamp called Peonies and its new for me as I only bought it recently!

...and here's a closeup of the colouring and tiny bit of layering to lift the petals a little...

The punch used is a Fiskars Border Corner one called Read Between the Vine - they are versatile and easy to use - measure in 1 inch increments and use the 'steps' on the punch to punch away.

Here is a link to a you tube video as there are others in the range like the hearts one which is just beautiful.