Friday, 9 December 2011

A Luxury Card

Hi there

Here is a Luxury card I made recently at a workshop at The Stamp Pad.
This is a A5 Landscape card. Backed with deep red card stock, it was then covered with the red paper from BoBunny. The stripy paper on the left hand side is also from BoBunny. The wide red velvet ribbon was then wrapped around the card stock base. The die cut on the right hand side is Nesties Labels 13. This was die cut in cream and gold mirri card. The stamped image on the cream card is from a JustRite set of stamps, made to match up with Nesties. The sentiment was stamped in Cranberry Adirondack ink and die cut from an oval nestie. The bow took me about half an hour to master as it has three loops, but it was worth it in the end. A red rose was put on to of the bow. A few gems here and there just finish it off.

A fabby card, but not one you would send to everyone :)

Happy Crafting 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Lili of the Valley, Thinking of You


Today I would like to share with you a card I made for my friend who is poorly in hospital at the moment. I wanted something to brighten up her day, and I know how much she loves flowers, so this is the card I made for her.
The photo is not the best because I took it at night. The paper is from the First Edition Pad, Summer Breeze. The card is a scalloped edge 8x6" card. The message is by Lili of the Valley, it is the Friendship Recipe Stamp. It was stamped onto a piece of card which had been die cut with a Marianne Die and then gently inked with distress inks. This was then matted onto some shimmer card (it doesn't show up very well) die cut with Nesties Labels 17. Yes I know I went overboard with the flowers, but my friend is worth it! So the Loreal people say :) The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts as are the leaves.

I would like to enter this card into this weeks Lili of the Valley Challenge, Anything but Christmas.

I really enjoyed this card, although I would rather have not had to make it.

Happy Crafting

Monday, 5 December 2011

A Never Ending Christmas Card

Hi there

This is a Christmas card, inside a card, inside a card, inside a card...................  You get the picture.
This is the card. Papers are from Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas. You lift the front to reveal. . . . . . .
Another card. Double sided papers are great for this technique, Open the card to reveal . . . . . .
A Pinwheel pocket. This was perhaps the most brain challenging. Making sure all the trees were the right way up when put together like this! The pocket opened to reveal . . . . .
A Little card with a Jolly Santa on it. This opened up to reveal . . . . . . . . . . 
An envelope and a snow scene. Open the envelope to reveal . . . . . . .
A card inside the envelope!  This took quite some thinking about but was another fabby project from the weekend retreat with Rosemary Merry.

Loved it.

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 3 December 2011

A Couple of Quick Christmas Ones

Hi There

A couple of Christmas cards from me today.
This quite a simple one. A6 card with about an inch taken off the right hand side. A stripe of green paper down the inside. Some patterned paper with a stripe of burgandy across it. A rectangle of the burgandy with another rectangle of patterned paper. Two acetate toppers, one saying 'Peace' and a birdie one. A bow and one quick card.
Another one using acetate toppers. This time A6 landscape card. A pale blue snowy print paper as a background. A stripe of darker blue towards the left hand side. The baubles are from a strip of acetate, A square of acetate with the message on. The acetate is stuck down with a small amount of Glossy Accents behind the picture. A small tag cut from the darker blue card with another picture on. A bow and some gem finish this off.

I hope you like these cards

Happy Crafting