Wednesday, 26 October 2011

House Mouse Birthday Card for Phoebe

Back in February 2009 I made a house mouse card, and although I was happy with the main image I wasn't to happy with the rest of it. So, as it was my sons' girlfriend Phoebe' birthday I decided to revamp the card and give it to her. The first image is the original card...

The rubber stamp used inside the card is from GCS artstamp called "Loves me not". The sentiments are computer generated. My logo and text on the back are rubberstamps. Now I'm happy with the card, but I think I like the box more :o)

Take care & Keep Smiling

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Birthday Card For My Dad - 2011

I made this card for my Dads' birthday which was in September. It's a pretty simple. The backing papers were made using Stampendous "Music Score" rubber stamp . Using VersafineOnyx Black, Toffee and Deep Lagoon ink pads for the stamp and Tim Holtz' Distress ink pads - Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Broken China,Pumice Stone and Chipped Sapphire. The main image is a clear stamp from Butterfly Kisses "Musical Collage". Stamped with Versafine Toffeeand Onyx Black. The swirls were gone over with a gold gel pen, the musical symbols were gone over 4 times with Black Sakura Gelroll pen. The musical notes were hand cut and heat embossed. card.
The quote book inside was computer generated and the swirl is a stamp by La Blanche "Flourish". And I used some rub ons. Now I've told you the boring bits here's the card...

Take care & keep smiling :o)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Steamer Trunk Gift Box

Finally got my crafting head on and came up with this, a steamer trunk gift box. My Dad went to Germany for a holiday, and bought back a small Stein jug to give to our friend Gillian, but it didn't have a box so my Dad asked if I'd make one. And to keep in the holiday/travelling spirit thought this was appropriate...

The "leather" work was made with Tim Holtz' Grunge paper and stained with his Vintage Photo ink pad and then hand stitched. The corners were cut from Nestabilities circle dies. The travel stickers were from Cavellini & Co. And the interior was fully lined with velvet paper. Oh and the box was made with mounting board, which was just under 2mm thick. Thank you for visiting and taking a peek.
Take care and keep smiling :o)

Thursday, 10 March 2011

James Bond 007 Birthday card for my brother

As you may have seen from previous posts, my brother is a big film fan/buff, so the cards I make him tend to reflect that. On this occasion I chose to do something different from the horror cards, and went for action instead ...

Did you notice underneath my logo on the back of the card are the words "Take care & keep smiling Ann" That is a rubber stamp that was made especially for me from my lovely friend Els. When I opened the lovely little box she had made for it and saw the stamp, I'm not ashamed to say I cried. Thank you Els XxXxX
Well as I always say at this point...
Take care & keep smiling :o)

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentines Day Card - House Mouse

Long time no blog !!! But I have been crafting away like a little busy little bee, and here is one of my efforts. I made this Valentines card for my son to give to his girlfriend. I decided on something a little different from the usual Valentines, taking into account that my son and his girlfriend live about 200 miles apart and don't get to see each other as much as they'd like. But saying that my son will be moving down to London (where his girlfriend lives) in the summer and then I won't see him so much :o( Oh well I can always get on the train and visit them :o) ...

Waaaay to many details on this card to list but I will tell you I used my Grand Caliber machine and HUUUUUGE circle nestabilities. Hope you all have a lovely Valentines day.
Take care & keep smiling :o)