Sunday, 30 January 2011

Another sketch

I'm on a roll :)
I'm entering this card for Sketch Saturday which is a lovely sketch to follow.

The image is beary big hugs from belles 'n whistles.
You might notice that this card uses similar elements as the last card (except for the white martha stewart border, and the swirl is a sizzix one)
I'm trying my hardest to always make 2 cards at a time... so I stamped and coloured 2 images, made 2 of everything (even the white border, but didn't like it on the earlier card) but then arrange them differently to make the look different :)
Here is a close up of the rose, this time using a nellie snellen punch, I got the idea from here (about halfway down the page - Rose), but decided to use punches and hand cutting the leaves rather than using the cricut file.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Challenge card

Well two posts in one day!!
I've made this card for the Friday Sketchers and BnW (anything but winter) challenges.
This year I am going to try to do more challenges.
The image is beary big hugs by Belles 'n Whistles coloured with distress ink. Backing paper is a magazine freebie, the border is punched with a Martha Stewart punch, the two swirls are a Marianne creatables die and the rose I made myself using thin printer paper, an old X-cut flower punch and distress ink. I have left the sentiment blank as this card has no recipient yet :( lol

Happy Birthday Dad

Here is the card I made for my Dad's birthday today.

The wallet was made with brown ribbed card, which was distressed with inks. The 'stitching' was made with a cuttlebee runner which I then drew around with a black pen. The 'DAD' was embossed with gold powder and a ticket stamped with happy birthday added to the front. I added a strap and a brass brad to close the wallet. Inside I made a small stamped card for the greeting and made a business type card for the other side.

Here is the card I made for my husbands birthday back at the end of December, basically the same as above, except there was am Itunes voucher inside!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

latest cards

Well I can't believe that it's almost the end of January already....where did that go?
Here are a few cards that I've made in the last month :)
 This on was made using the instructions here with a penny black stamp 'sparklers' and a background stamp from butterfly kisses.
 These were both inspired by a card I saw on poppet's blog, using my new Belles 'n whistles stamp. The card on the left was coloured with distress ink the one on the right was coloured with watercolour pencils.
 The card on the right was made first but I didn't like the wishy-washy colour so I remade it, printed the backing papers onto different card which made it richer, and coloured with promarkers rather than pencil. The numbers were cut by hand from acetate (recycled from the wrapping of one of my x-mas pressies) then embossed through my big shot, then coloured with alcohol ink.
This is one of a crafters companion SWALK stamps that I bought a while ago, coloured with distress ink, and the bubbles are glitter glued, the flowers are punched and sprayed with mica mist. Some of the background paper flowers also have glitter glue on as I managed to get some of the pinflair glue on the paper when I dropped one of the flowers!!! Glitter glue covers a multitude of errors :)