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.