Thursday, 3 December 2009

More shakers

After making the shaker card for the Crafter's Companion challenge last week I decided to make a few more.
This first one is again an 8inch square card. I've used pearlescent pink card for the background and pearlescent blue card for the matting and circle on top of the acetate on the shaker element. The stars backing paper is from the Cute companions Cd.
The Christmas tree stencil, from Dreamweaver, has been embossed and then inked with Brilliance ink. The silver stars inside are from my stash and the snowflakes are from Nesties and have been cut in the same blue and pink card with the addition of a glittered silver snowflake, all held together with a pale pink brad.
The sentiment is from Lakeland.
The stars and sentiment look pink but it must just be the reflection from the pearlescent card.
These next two are A5 in size and use the same stencil embossed and coloured with Brilliance inks in purple and pink. I've used glittered snowflakes from Craftime and peel-off sentiments. On one I have used silver paper and the other pink pearlescent paper for the backer. The circles are pink pearlescent card or purple matt card. Silver trees and stars under the acetate are from my stash.
Dotty organza ribbon from Ribbon Rasis and lace complete the cards.
I bought the stencil with the idea of using it with glitter on double sided sticky sheets but haven't got round to that - maybe next year!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Crafter's Companion #11

As usual this time on the Crafter's Companion blog challenge there is a sketch but also a few requirements.

The card must have the colours blue/silver/white and some ribbon as well as a shaker element.

Now the colours and ribbon were ok but i've never tried a shaker card before. This is my second attempt as the first wasn't quite right somehow.I've used a large 8inch square white card and covered it with matt silver paper. The star panels are from the Cute Companions Cd and have been layered with the same silver paper. Silver ribbon overlaid with white lace with a touch of silver has been placed over these.
The shaker element uses an image from the Popcorn Christmas Cd printed onto card and layered onto the same 2 backing papers. The top of the shaker is acetate held in place with a ring of blue pearlescent card. Inside are holographic silver snowflakes.
A peel-off greeting and snowflake cut with Nesties topped with a white brad complete the card, which is for my Grandson's first Christmas.

I just have to make 2 girly versions now for my Grandaughters!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Secret Advent

Over on the Bubbly Funk forum we are doing a Secret Advent calendar swap thingy again.

This is the lovely pile of goodies delivered to me last week in readiness for 1st December. Each is individually enclosed in a super little pillow envelope wrapped with silver thread and tagged with the date to be opened.
The big one is for Christmas day!

A big 'Thank You' to my secret partner, I won't find out who she is until I open a card with the final gift. That won't stop me from guessing though!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

An Award

The lovely and very caring Gez sent me this award. I hope she won't mind me saying this but she has come along way in her crafting and is a very multi-talented person.

I have to share 5 facts about myself and then pass the award to 7 other deserving people so that we can find out a little about them as well.

1. I love chicken.

2. I'm addicted to facebook.

3. I have a phobia about certain reptiles and can't even bring myself to type the word 's***e' Ughh makes me go cold to think about it!

4. I never drink tea while I am out but rarely drink anything else at home.

5. I'm a very messy crafter!

Well a very random few facts about myself, lets see what my awardees come up with. It's so hard not to take hints from the person who sent it on.

Have fun ladies!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Wedding photos

A selection of photos from the wedding of our Son, Lewis to Lisa on 17th November.

Little Faith getting ready with her Mummy.
Faith waiting with her Daddy. Baby Oscar with his Daddy. So cute in his little pink shirt and waistcoat.Lisa with her Dad and the 2 Faiths arriving in the limo.The happy couple with their family.Champagne for the bride and groom in the limo.Goodies for the girls as well. Back home. Baby Oscar is fast asleep.Cutting the cake with both girls looking on and waiting for a piece!

They took this one themselves the next day, I just love it.

Wedding cards

Here are the Wedding cards I made but couldn't show last week.
This first one I made for Faith to give to her Daddy. I used a Popcorn Bear pyramage image from a Crafter's Companion Cd. It's layered up onto a matching backer and silver card. The sentiment is a peel-off on pearlescent paper.

The insert is printed fom the same Popcorn Bear floral cd.
This is the one we sent.

It has layers of silver card, pink pearlescent paper and cream pearlescent paper. The heart stamp is from Elusive Images and has been stamped with pink Brilliance ink and layered onto silver card cut slightly larger than the image. Tiny silver seed beads have been threaded and hung from each heart to give some movement to the card.
The sentiment is from the same stamp sheet and has again been layered onto silver card.
Tiny self adhesive crystals have been put in the corners of the sentiment plate and top cream layer.

The decoration for the envelopes are from Crafter's Cmpanion Cd's. The bottom one obviously matches Faith's card but i'm not sure where the other is from - maybe one of their Cute Companions Cd's

Can you guess the theme of the Wedding was pink and silver?

Friday, 13 November 2009

New Nesties.

I've spent the last couple of days making Wedding cards but can't show them yet as the Wedding isn't until next week and my Blog feed goes straight to facebook where it could be seen by the recipients.

Instead I thought I would show the embellishments I made with my new nesties. I bought the snowflake set of dies and had fun using just 2 colours of paper and a few gold star shaped brads.

I can see i'm going to have fun with colour combinations when I finally get around to using them properly. I'm thinking purple/silver, blue/silver at the moment.

Crafter's Companion #10

This week on Crafter's Companion challenge blog we have another sketch as well as some items to be used.
These are: the colours Red/White/Gold, Ribbon, Gems and Embossing.

I made mine into a square card and used an image of Popcorn Bear along with a paper strip from the Christmas Cd. The main colour of my card is red with mats of red, gold and white. The embossing on the white mat is done with Swiss dots on the Cuttlebug. The ribbon is white spotty organza and the gems are in the corners of the gold mat. A lousy photo i'm afraid but it has been raining most of the day and the light is just awful.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Crafter's Companion #9

Over on the Crafter's Companion challenge blog this week it is Yvonne's turn to set the sketch.
This is what she has come up with, something quite different to the usual I think and a bit more challenging because of the shapes.

My new Cds arrived yesterday, they are the Hobby and Occupations from Crafter's Companion. I found the perfect image on them for my nephew's 9th birthday.
I hope Yvonne doesn't mind but I messed around with her sketch a bit by rotating it and flipping it to fit the decoupage on.I've used the comuter games decoupage from the Hobbies Cd printed onto card and layered up using a mixture of DST, foam pads and silicone glue to give different dimensions to the pieces.
The base card is white size A5 onto which i've put blue holographic card.
The stars have been printed onto a slightly smaller paper and the shape cut out to make a window through which to show the holographic card.
The ribbon has been fastened around the base layer and an oval of blue pearlescent card added. This has a peel-off greeting and message decorated with a pale blue brad.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Birthday and Good Luck

A couple of cards to show.

Firstly my brother's birthday card, which I made last week, using a free template from Simply Cards & papercraft magazine.

I used the template to cut out cut out and ink the different parts of the cupcakes and then assembled the pieces onto dark paper, raising the icing up on foam pads. The base card is pale blue and i've used a couple of mats in silver and dark blue.

The greeting is a peel-off.

This next one is a Good Luck card made for my husband to give to a colleague who is leaving work.
What should have been a simple card to make actually took me most of the day due to said husband being at home and constantly interrupting me and generally putting me off.
In the end I am quite pleased with the colouring, done with Promarkers onto an stamped image from Lili of the Valley. It's been cut out, a necessity since I was distracted and marked the card it was stamped onto, then layered up onto gold and red mats cut with Nesties. Half the card is covered with a pale green paper, from my stash, cut with a scalloped edge. The greeting is a peel-off.

Crafter's Companion #8

The sketch this time on Crafter's Companion blog challenge is from Rachel.
Here is my card using an image of Popcorn Bear printed from the Christmas cd. I've used bright blue and silver on white backing papers from Crafter's Companion with an added piece of pale blue pearlescent cardstock.

The embellishments are a piece of white lace with a silver detail, a couple of holographic snowflakes and some silver peel-off stars.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Don't look Sallie!!

You'd better not be looking at this Sallie!

This is a desk calendar I have just finished for Sallie to keep at work with her. She's not going to get it until Christmas. I've used a photo of Evie on the cover. Evie is the cat who had kittens last year. She gave her and the kittens up as she was not supposed to have a pet in the house she is renting.
I used a single sheet of card, folded into a 'V' shape to make a stand. The front cover is acetate to protect the top photograph which is printed onto glossy photo paper.
All the pictures of kittens and cats are from clipart on the computer and have been printed onto 6 x 4 matt photo paper. The calendars are from a free download from My Craft Studio resized to fit. The whole thing was bound using my BIA.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Crafter's Companion #7

This is the latest sketch on the Crafter's Companion challenge.

I am rather last minute with this as a new one comes out on Monday.
I decide to turn the sketch on it's side.
I had a play with some new Promarker pens which I bought last week and coloured in this cute Forever Friends stamped image. I am rather pleased with my first attempt at shading but unfortunately it doesn't show up too well on this picture.

The grey and blue backing papers are both from a pad by Crafter's Companion and the holly strip is from the Popcorn christmas Cd.
The image has been layered up onto the same grey backing paper, both shapes being cut cut with Nesties.
Holographic silver snowflakes and 3 tiny blue self adhesive gems complete the card.