Saturday, 27 July 2013

Never Too Old for Cupcake!

Oh how true! 

First of all, a very big welcome to my new followers and also a huge thanks to everyone for their lovely comments, it really makes me feel good when you take the trouble to leave me a message.

Not sure about anyone else but this weather has really not helped the card making.  When I get home from work I am too tired and at the weekend I have too much to catch up on but needs must and here is a card I made one of my work colleagues. 

I confess I did do this one in a bit of a rush as I had to go to Birkenhead for a few days and needed the card the next day but everyone at work seemed to like it.  I used the Lili of the Valley image the "ribbon" was also one of their stamps which I stamped on patterned paper (the same as the bunting).  The background was actually bright pink but no matter how many pictures I took it really did not come out looking pink but you get the idea!.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.  Kx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

70th Birthday card

Hi Everyone

Wow what a scorcher this weekend.  Hope you had a good one and managed not to get burnt in the sun.

Today I am posting a birthday card I made for my Mum's 70th.  She loves "sweet" images and this one is no exception.

I made this one using oval dies using both card and paper which I put together to make a flower shape.  I added quite a few embellishments and of course coloured the image with my copic markers.  The greeting is computer generated.  The lilac feather added a bit of "softness" and I was really pleased with the result.  What do you think?

Have a good week.


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Retirement by the Sea

Hi Everyone - wow what a wonderful weekend we are having; the weather is beautiful and I am told the sport has been good too. 

Today I have a Retirement card to show you.  Two very good friends of mine, John and Shirley have just retired and are moving to a lovely bungalow at the coast.  It is in such a lovely spot, ten minutes from the sea and even closer to the Military canal and local town.  I should have made this one earlier but my holiday got in the way so it will be winging its way to them tomorrow.

Unfortunately the photo (as usual) does not do it justice.  The blue paper on the front of the card is a much nicer blue that this shows.  Apart from the greetings these stamps are all from the same set; Kanban Crafts and I bought them as I thought they would make a good "man" card.  I shall definitely be using them again.  Just peeking through from the inside is an anchor which I stamped, embossed and cut out to make it a bit more interesting.

Hope you have a good week. Kx

Monday, 1 July 2013

Challenge 5 - Use A Punch or Die Shapes

Hi All

Can you believe it - July already - and as it is the first of the month there is a new Challenge over at Lavinia Stamps.  There is a huge prize of £40 worth of Lavinia Stamps and this month's challenge is Use a Punch or Die Shapes so pop along and join in.  Here is my sample:

For this card I used Hop Skip & Jump Silhouette as the main image, such a lovely versatile stamp.  I stamped and embossed this and mounted on black card to give added definition.  I then used the stamp "vine" (one of my absolute favourites as you can use all or part of the stamp) using Black versafine again.  I mounted this on black again before mounting on my original white card.  For this card I have used both a die and a punch.  The flowers are from Woodware Multiflower Xmas punch and the leaves are a Crealies Die CLCSII.  I added stickles to the fairy wings and a small sentiment to complete.  I love black and white cards - don't you?

Remember to join in the Challenge and good luck! Kx