Sunday, 10 June 2018

Fathers' Day 2018 - Rupert Bear Double Tri shutter card and Album

I know Fathers' Day is next Sunday but we're off on our jollidays tomorrow so I thought I'd post it now. I don't know if I mentioned it before (don't think I did) but my Dad has been suffering with Parkinsons disease for the past seven years and at the beginning of this year he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He's had a stent fitted to help with swallowing and after three emergency trips to the hospital for different infections he's finally back to his annoyingly mischievous self, hahahaha
 The box pictures were sourced from the web and hand coloured. The picture panels on the card were scanned from Rupert Bear annuals and cropped to size. Oh and in the picture of the middle panel the one with the TV) I put a picture of my Dad as a boy.
 I bought Rupert Bear postcards, first day stamps and bookmarks but I didn't have anything to put them in so I got my Zutter bind it all out and made an album. The front and back covers are made from 2mm grey board and covered with pictures cut from some very damaged (collectors wouldn't touch them) Rupert annuals I got from eBay and stuck them down and "varnished" them with matte Modge Podge. I made a plaid design on my computer and printed it in to 300gsm yellow card. I bought the plastic (acid free) sleeves to hold the postcards etc. The other pictures used were either sourced from the web or scanned from annuals. Nearly all the pictures can be found on my Pinterest.
Take care and keep smiling :)
PS. here's the template I used to make the double trifold shutter card
I made two of these and butted them together and using a piece of card the same size as the middle panel stuck one on each side (back and front) to make it a double card.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

1st Wedding Anniversary Card

Tomorrow will be my son and daughter-in-laws first wedding anniversary. Can't believe it has been a year since me and my Dad were in Italy watching them get married (which by the way was much better than Harrys and Meghans)
Kaisercraft golden grove 6.5" paper pad
Heartfelt Creations dies -Timeless Amour
Take care & Keep smiling :)

Saturday, 21 April 2018

The Toilet Monster thank you card

My son and his wife came to visit recently and my son got a bee in bonnet about "deep cleaning" the shower room, so I let them get on with it ...
Both toilet monsters are the artwork of Chris Ryniak from his Morning  Scribbles series. Both were coloured in using Derwent coloursoft pencils and Sakura gelly roll glaze pens. The tiled background was sourced from Google.
Take care & keep smiling :)


Friday, 15 December 2017

Minion Nightmare before Christmas Card

For my friend Lyn who is a Nightmare before Christmas fanatic like me !!!
 All pictures and backing paper sourced from the web and adjusted/altered on my computer to get the picture I wanted, so I take no credit for the artwork. Most of the pictures used can be found on my Pinterest.
 Take care and keep smiling :)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Rupert Bear Christmas Card for my Dad

Rupert Bear again :)
 All pictures sourced from the web and can be found on my pinterest boards and embellished with dress it up buttons and wink of stellar glitter brush pens. And in case you didn't guess the "poem" is my effort again.
Take care & keep smiling :)


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Monster Christmas card

Not quite Krampus, but monsters all the same for my son and daughter-in-law!!!
 The "monsters" are artwork by Chris Ryniak. Apart from the sky on the front of the card and the spotty paper all the rest were coloured with Derwent coloursoft pencils, Zig Wink of stellar glitter brush pens and Sakura gellyroll clear glaze pens. The eyes were first gone over with the clear glaze pen twice and then Sakura 3D crystal laquer (go over with the clear glaze pen first otherwise the colours will bleed). Dress it ip buttons and the hat and scarf are dolls house miniatures. the frame was made with faux fur. Oh and the sentiment is my attempt at poetry, hahahahahaha
Take care and keep smiling :)

Monday, 27 November 2017

The moon fell Christmas card

I found this poem about two years ago and fell in love with it. So the beginning of this year I went on a mission to find a picture that would be in keeping with the poem, I found 3. I fiddled and twiddled with them and came up with a picture I was happy with ...
The poem is by Erin Hanson.
The backing paper is sourced from the internet and can also be found on my Pinterest boards.
The dies used are - Memory Box Dazzling Snowdrift corner and Sue Wilson Festive collection Pine bough.



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Harry Potter Exploding Box

I'm not a fan of Harry Potter (I think I saw the first three films) but my friend Val is, and as it's her 60th birthday I made the effort and did a Harry Potter exploding box...
 Harry Potter scrapbook paper used on the outside and inside of the first box. The brick paper on the top of the first box is dolls house paper (used to cover the outside of a dolls house)
The stone walls and lid of the inside box was made on the computer as was the stone floor (I love my new printer, I can put 350gsm card through it no problem). The swords are dolls house miniatures, the sorting hat and Fawkes and the ribbon (the phoenix) were bought off etsy and ebay. The 9 3/4 on top of the box was a badge and the owl on the side of the inside box is a dress it up button. The newspapers, wanted posters and all other paper embellishments were made by me.
The 60 and fantastic beast creature were coloured with Zig Wink of Stella clear glitter brush and Sakura 3D crystal lacquer. The Fantastic Beasts font is available here.

Take care & keep smiling :)