Friday, 21 November 2014

Quick thank you card

Here's a quick card I made this week - needed to get it into the post soon, so used an embossed background layered with a banner and some punched and die-cut flower elements.

The embossing folder is Sizzix and the punch and dies are SU.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Thinking of you...

Here's another small card and teabag holder set I made a while back for a friend who I miss very much. I had a lot of fun making it, and I love the effect of the paper piercing on kraft cardstock.

Everything is SU for this one.

Blue giraffe

Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted anything here for so long... I've been on a bit of a knitting and sewing kick lately, so that's my excuse ;)

Here's a card I made a couple of months ago for a friend - she needed a new baby card to send and commissioned one from me:

Everything on there is pretty much SU, mostly retired.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Choose Happiness card

I had a lot of fun making this card using my new SU stamps (Choose Happiness set) and Word Bubbles framelits. The flower was stamped in Crushed Curry and I then used an aqua painter to draw the colour out over the petals to give it a gently watercoloured feel. The sentiment is Hero Arts but everything else is SU (except the card base which is a generic one from elsewhere).

Sorry about the bad lighting on this - I was taking it at the wrong time of day (night)!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Guy card

I love this CAS card - it came together so easily. SU's Wild Wasabi is one of my favourite colours but I haven't used it in ages so it was great to use it again. And I am so chuffed with how the negative space speech bubble turned out!

There's also some scoring on there for a bit of texture. Got my scoring board this week and had been waiting to try it out.

Embossed card

Last night I made a simple card using two Sizzix embossing folders and some SU ribbon and baker's twine - the details are very beautiful but it doesn't look like much if you see it from a distance! Thankfully, when the recipient gets it out of the envelope they'll be close enough to appreciate its beauty... ;)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Cushion covers

Here are a couple of cushion covers I rustled up a day or two ago using some rather attractive fabric I bought from IKEA ages ago. I do love these!

Monday, 2 June 2014

A birthday card for a boy

This is for a friend's eldest son (turning 8 this month!) - I love the way it came out. Shall be posting it off later today.

Monday, 5 May 2014

A thank you card

I've just made this for a friend who kindly gave me some Modern Medley DSP as a birthday present - I wanted to use some of it on the card, so combined two different patterns with Strawberry Slush cardstock and ink, as well as some pink Tilda ric-rac (which goes quite nicely with the Strawberry Slush I think). The sentiment is from an Archiver's set.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A couple of very early Christmas cards

For some reason, last night I was inspired to start my Christmas cards (this has never happened this early before...!). I ended up making 3 each of 2 designs , which means that 6 people have a halfway chance of actually getting a card on time this year ;)

This is one of the cards:

And here's the other:

Card bases are Docrafts kraft, ink is SU Whisper White and Poppy Parade. Sentiment stamps are Hero Arts and the others are SU.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Fusion challenge card - delicious with Crushed Curry

I saw the Fusion challenge yesterday and was inspired to make this card for it - I really love how it came out! It's a birthday card but it would work just as well for a wedding.

This is a great colour combo - I think I'll have to make a fleet of cards with these colours! Anyone care to join me? :)

Everything is SU on this card, to wit:

Cardstock - Basic Grey, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla
Ink - Basic Grey and Crushed Curry
Stamp sets - Fresh Vintage and  Banner Greetings
Punches - Boho Blossoms and Decorative Label

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A "just because" card

Here's a card I made today for my crafting buddy (who lives in another country, sadly) wishing her lots of creative fun with the goodies I'm sending her.

I love the colour combo, and the grey ribbon which I think I got wrapped around some clothing I bought. Repurpose, recycle and reuse! :)