Friday, 21 November 2008

Kreativ Blogger award

Awe...a big thank you to Karen for this award.

To recieve this award I must pass it on to 5 people whose blog who inspires me. Well there are so many that I have in common with Karen that I may struggle to give this to someone who hasn't already got it.

The rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Ok here goes, I apologise if you already have this award but if you have you must be inspirational!

Santtu - Arctic Stamper - for all the super ideas I get from her blog.
Di - for all the inspiration on the Bubbly Funk forum and hard work for the Think Pink blog.
Lynn - Craft and Waffle - because she has been a good friend as well as a crafting buddy and has a huge collection of stamps which I envy.
Kaz - Slightly Wonky Crafts - because she always makes me smile and does some super crafting.
Tracy - Crafty Me - because she taught herself to crochet and i've not managed it.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fishy Business

I've just finished this for Sallie's boyfriend for his birthday next month. He goes fishing most weekends so I hope he'll like it.I printed the image and both backing papers from the Jayne Netley Mayhew Cd and layered them up onto a top fold A5 card.
Very simple and easy but I think it's quite effective. As i've said before the images on this Cd are super.
I've done 2 more cards using papers from the Cd today but as they are for 'crafty' friends i'm not showing them yet.
I also printed off a couple which will be good for Christmas cards.

Cute & Cuddly

Look what my neighbour just brought round.
She left me a 'cosmetics' brochure a couple of weeks ago, i'm sure you know the name.
I couldn't resist the picture of this little fellow even though i'm not sure who he will go to live with. He's so soft and cuddly with his own little scarf and can be warmed up on the radiator as he has plastic beads inside to hold the heat.
I think I may need to order another!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Family cards

This is the card that I have made to give to my parents and Mick's mum for Christmas.

It took a long time to make as I had to do the computer wording on scrap paper first then get it positioned to print onto my backing paper. The 'C' & 'W' were traced in gel pen using a light box and then glittered. Done straight from the computer the spacing was all wrong because of the different sizes.
I have only completed one so far but the next will be much quicker now I know what i'm doing and have the wording already done.

The A5 card is in soft cream and has the whole of the front covered in red holographic card. A green mottled card with rounded corners is layered on top of this. The greeting is on pale green paper mounted onto the same red holographic card, both with rounded corners. The words are printed in red with the first letters picked out in gold ultra fine glitter.

The flowers are fabric poinsettias which have been taken apart, glittered and put back together with a gold star brad and green sequin flower. The fern is cut from a much larger spray.
They have been attached using silicon glue.

I will have to make some kind of box to put them in, luckily they don't need to be posted.

Christmas Tree

This is a stamp from Judikins entitled Living Christmas Tree.
I stamped it onto white card with Grey Versafine ink and coloured it with watercolour pencils and shimmery watercolour paints before cutting all round the image. It was layered onto white card, embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.
The blue and silver one has been layered onto holographic card while the pink and gold one is on vellum.
I'n not sure yet whether or not they need a greeting at the side or to leave it as it is. Any suggestions?

All glittered up!

I've been glueing and glittering for the past few days and here are a few of the results.

The foiled acetate images are Betti Buttons from the Pinflair people.

I've put ultra fine glitter on the back of them. They have been mounted onto either glitter board, holographic card or backing papers from the Christmas Glow set of Forever Friends papers by Docrafts. I've also used a snowflake embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. Some have a simple peel-off greeting.
All are set onto 6inch square white cards.