Monday, 27 October 2014

Birthday card for a friend - another up-cycled card.

Hello, five years ago I made a card for a challenge, and while I was happy with the stamping and colouring, I wasn't really happy with the card so it never got sent out. Well I dug it back out of my box of unsent cards, took off the Sarah Kay stamped image and lace and threw the rest away, and reused the image and lace to make a new card (this is the third card I've up-cycled). I think I did a better job this time, I hope you agree. PS. Boldog sz├╝linapot is Hungarian for happy birthday, as my friend is Hungarian ...

Original card
New card reusing stamped image and lace.

The flower stamp is by Inkadinkado.
Flowers made with Nellie Snellen flower punches and embossers and a French text page I found on the internet,  altered and re coloured with my graphics program.
The running stitch and cross stitches were all done by hand.
Here is a link to the French text page, which is on my Pintrest page. You'll find some other pages and other craft stuff on there you may like - French Text
Take care and keep smiling :)

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Moomin Birthday card - for Phoebe

My son's girlfriend Phoebe is a bit of a Moomin fan, so I had to make a Moomin card. I always try to make a box for the cards I make but on this occasion I altered a Cadbury's chocolate biscuit tin and lined it, so now she can use it as a sewing box, trinket box etc. or she can just keep the card in it :) ...

 The Moomin or should I say Snork maiden I sourced from the internet, printed - traced - transferred and then went over with a waterproof ink pen and then coloured. Her arm was done separately and glued on after I  added the small tulips and handbag. The tulips both large and small are from Magnolia's Easter Collection, the small ones are taken from The Tilda with Tulips stamp. The handbag I made myself adding the Vivienne Westwood logo, as Phoebe has one of her handbags. The boutique window, topiary pots and canopy are all Magnolia stamps. The cobblestones is by Water colour cobblestones
The backing paper is from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection with Inkadinkado Gem stones flourishes clear stamps. Some of the "gems" were coloured in with felt tips pens and then gone over with a clear glaze gel pen.
The die cut is a Spellbinder die but I can't remember which one which I pierced.
Take care & keep smiling :)