Friday, 4 March 2011

New Baby

Another new baby has arrived in our circle of friends. The card uses images and backgrounds from MCS but isn’t how I would have liked it to be as all my embellishments are packed away somewhere ready for the move to our new house later this month. I was lucky in that the cd’s are installed on my laptop and I knew where to find the box with basic cardstock.SAM_0175

I’ve used the Papercraft Library volume 5 for the various components and put them all together on a spotty background. The text has been shaped using the MCS text programme. The printed page sits on a mat of pale purple card which matches one of the colours of the image.

I know exactly where all my knitting yarn is! The pattern for the little hats is a download from Crafts Beautiful magazine and is still on my laptop so easy to get access to. My laptop will never get packed away that’s for sure!

SAM_0181I’ve knit it in a textured pink yarn which has a slight shimmer to it and a pale lemon baby yarn, both very pretty. Each took only a couple of hours to knit and is ideal for using up yarn left from larger projects. I love the scalloped edge the pattern gives them.

The recipient will get them today so i’m safe in blogging them now.

I’ve decided to carry on knitting baby items as and when the fancy takes me so that I have something ready whenever it’s needed. I have loads of yarn ready to use. It relaxes me to knit and it’s something that I can do anywhere and at any time. In fact I have 2 blankets on the go at the moment.

Sue xx

Monday, 28 February 2011

Everyone’s 30!

I’ve had 4 30th Birthdays to make cards for among my friends and family in the past few months. What was it about 1980-81 that produced these babies and brought them into our circle of friends?

This first one was made back in September for a friend. Forever Friends bears holding numbers, matted onto blue backing paper and layered onto a swirly background from the Docrafts cd.


This one was for my daughter’s partner who plays football.


The images and papers are all from the Docrafts Forever Friends Cd. even the band of spotty tape. At the time it was made I hadn’t come to grips with the way this Cd works so imported the images into MCS, this enabled me to give the rosette a drop shadow to give it a decoupage look. I also used the MCs programme to shape the text.

Made for my ex Daughter in Law from an MCS Cd, possibly Walk in Wonderland.SAM_0133 The image has been digitally layered onto the background. The ‘clothing’ and parts of the wings have been enhanced with purple glitter to give texture to the card.

This final card was made for my son who had his birthday just last week.SAM_0149

It is made from the Forever Friends Black & Gold Cd. Lots of elements and images layered together then matted onto a gold paper and cream cardstock. The ‘holes’ in the tag have been covered with card candy to match the colour theme.

4 completely different looks even though 3 of them use similar images, all to celebrate 30th birthdays.

Sue xx