Monday, 10 December 2012

Steampunk 21st Birthday Book Card

It's been a long time since my last posting, but I have been crafting, just haven't got around to posting the pictures !!! But here's my latest offering, a 21st birthday book card my friend asked me to make for her daughter. And it's Steampunk, I've only just discovered it, and I love it ...
 The Steampunk girl inside the card is a digi stamp by Kenny K - Lady Victoria, I printed this out in a pale grey colour and went over it with a waterproof pen and then coloured with Derwents Coloursoft pencils, Sasodor and Sakura gel pens. The paper is by Prima - "Engineer" and "Draftsman".The tutorial for the book card was from McMahon, though I did change the sizes as the sizes given were too small as I wanted an A5 size book.
Take care and keep smiling :o)

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Fathers Day Airplane Card !!!

Thought I'd do something different for Fathers Day, and after having seen this airplane in the Magnolia Ink Magazine I couldn't think of anything better. The template is printed in the magazine but I bought the template from the lady who created it, Sandra Strijland

I used a thick card about 350gsm and then covered it with paper. To round the body of the plane without creasing it I would suggest using a small rolling pin or something similar. I also suggest only cutting the pieces out when you need them as you may find that some pieces may need adjusting to make them fit, as I did with the window and wing struts. Have in mind how you want to decorate it and decorate each piece as you make it.
The banner wasn't part of the template. The wheels were made with rubber tap washers and press studs.
My Dad now has it on his dressing table :o)

Thank you for looking and take care and keep smiling :o)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

A Fairy Tale Wedding

Here's a wedding card I made last month but couldn't post until the big day was over.

I used a combination of Whiff of Joy, Magnolia and Paper Artsy rubber stamps to create the images, and the papers are from DCWV Once Upon A Time Matt Stack. The size of the card is 6.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Way too many details to go into but if you want to know anything just drop me a line.
Thank you for looking and take care & keep smiling :o)

Monday, 2 April 2012

Butterfly Birthday Card

Hello :o) Here's a birthday card I've made but not quite finished as I'm not sure who I'm going to send it too yet!

The main image is a rubber stamp from Heartfelt Creations called Daisy Patch Background. coloured with Derwents Coloursoft pencils, Sansodor and Sakura Gellyroll Black galze pen. I re stamped the larger flowers (inside the card ond on the front) to mount on top, and punched a black circle and glued on black rhinestones and then stuck in the middle of the flowers. The centers of background flowers are dotted with black galzr pen to give a simular effect. The butterflies on the front were made with Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly die. The whole butterfly is double mounted. You can't see on the photo but the whole butterfly is stuck down at the tip of the tail and a blob of Pinflair silicone glue is under the body to half lift it from the card. I did a simular effect on the half butterfly. The dangly bits on the side of the card I made from silver chain and a variety of beads I've had for years and NEVER got around to using :oD
Inside the card the backgrond to the flowers I made myself using plain white card and Tim Holtz' Antique Linen and Peeled Paint Distress inkpads and the edged were gone over with Versafine Olympic Green inkpad. Versafine Sepia ink pad was used to stamp the butterflies.
The sentiments are computer generated and coloured the same as the sentiments. Oh and I used Martha Stewarts Around the Page Deco Fan punch.
Take care & Keep Smiling :o)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Kanreki - Oriental 60th Birthday Card for a man

Did you know that according to the Chinese when you reach your 60th Birthday you enter into your second childhood? It's called Kanreki, so when a friend told me it was her Dads' 60th I decided an Oriental style card using the colour red (very lucky colour according to the Chinese)would be appropriate ...

I used printable accetate for the front window, the stencilled Koi carp (using Dreamweaver black paste and stencil) and for printing the proverb, which reads
At 60 you are reborn. At 70 you are but a child, at 80 you are merely a youth, and at 90 if the ancestors invite you into heaven ask them to wait until you are 100, and then you might consider it.The corner embellishments on the front, inside front and back page sentiment are made with rubber stamped images that are triple heat embossed to give the impression of that lovely laquering the Orientals did on their furniture. The font used is Kudasai. Other embellishments used were black tassels, enamelled beads, large gold brads and a Chinese coin.
Oh and I used faux gold leaf behind the Koi and Proverb.
So until the next project, take care and keep smiling :o)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Black and White - Monochrome Christmas Card 2011

Here's the card(s) I made for my Dad to send out. I decided to have a go with black and white...

The image and sentiment on the front of the card are rubber stamps by Serendipity. The paper on the front was embossed with Impressabilities Snowflakes. I used two of them (cutting off the border of the dies) so as I could cover the whole of the paper and I used my Grand Caliber. The inside sentiments are computer generated, the snowflake border was a free silicone stamp I got off a "Craft Stamper" magazine.
Hope you all had a great Christmas. Take care & keep smiling :o)