Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A bookmark for Robert

Here is a bookmark I have made for our Nephew Robert who will be going back to school shortly.
The image is from Karens Doodles called Summertime boy - soccer which I have coloured in with Promarkers.
I have edged the image with gold peel off fine lines before matting onto a piece of green card and added 4 green gems in the four corners.
I printed some green pinstripe paper from one of my Pink Petticoat downloads and then edged that with a gold fine line peel off and then stuck the paper onto another piece of green card. I then stuck the image at an angle on the bookmark.
I cut out Roberts name with a Quickutz alphabet and stuck the letters onto the bookmark using double sided tape, punched a hole at the top of the bookmark and threaded some eskimo wool through the hole.

I am entering the bookmark into the following challenge
Karens Doodles A bookmark
My time to craft In the garden
A crafty little place Anything goes

Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Louise's Birthday Card

Here is the card I have made for my Sister Louise's Birthday which is on 28th August, Happy Birthday Louise !!!!

Louise loves cooking and is a fantastic cook so I thought I would make a cooking themed card for her. I have used my chef lofty rubber stamp which I have coloured in with Promarkers.

I have cut some red card using my Punch around the page Martha Stewart punch, stuck some gold pearlescent paper on top after rounding the corners off first. I stuck the image onto some red card (again with the corners rounded off) and layered that on top using 3d foam pads.

I cut out the measuring spoons, rolling pin, apron and baking sheet, cookies and spatula from gold card using my Ellison thin cut dies, then stuck these onto the base card with 3d foam pads.

I added the name Louise using gold peel offs to finish the card off.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Charisma Cardz Die cuts
Just inspirational Hobbies/activities
Create for fun Make a birthday card
Simple Doodles Lets celebrate
stampin for the weekend Anything goes
A crafty little place Food

Thanks for looking x

Richards Birthday Card

Sorry I have not been blogging recently, I have been on a wonderful holiday in Portugal and then I've been catching up on a few bits and pieces and making a few cards for people that have asked me to make some for them.

Here is a card I have made for my Sister Louise's partner Richard. I have used an aperture card and added acetate into the middle. I then added the Decoupage onto the acetate.

I have cut out the name Richard with my Olivia Cuttlebug alphabet dies with red card and added the sentiment Cheers at the bottom.

It was Richards birthday in July but we did not have the chance to celebrate then so we decided to have a birthday celebration for Richards birthday, my birthday (27th August), my Sister Louise's birthday (28th August) and my hubby Barry's birthday (5th September) on 5th September. We are going to our favourite restaurant for a slap up meal, can't wait.

Thanks for looking x

Friday, 6 August 2010

Lis's 70th Birthday Line Dancing card

I was very very lucky that Karen of Karens Doodles agreed to do an image for me. My Mother wanted me to make a birthday card for her to give to her sister Lis who will be 70. She is really into line dancing and my mum wanted some line dancers on the card. I looked over google and yahoo and could not find anything suitable so I wondered that if I contacted Karen whether she could do me one of her fabulous digis for me. Unfortunately I could not give her much notice but she came up with a wonderful image for me which I have used on this easel card.
Thank you so much Karen, I can never thank you enough, my Mum was delighted with the card. Happy Birthday Auntie Lis!

The image has been coloured with Promarkers. The backing papers have been printed on my printer from a couple of Pink Petticoat downloads I bought some time ago.

The sentiment circle has been computer generated and then cut out with my nesties.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Karens DoodlesAnything goes

Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 1 August 2010

My spotlight designer project for Digital Delights

As mentioned in a previous post, I was given the honour of being asked to be a spotlight guest designer over at Digital Delights and here is my finished project I have made.

Instructions/Details for my sliding pop up card and Basket project

I have used the two lovely digi stamps I won last week for my beach scene card. They are called Rainy Day Dilly Duck and Get Well Circular Sentiment and are both available from Digital Delights.

The card

I wanted to have a go at making a sliding pop up card as I have never made one before and was surprised how easy it was to do. I love the little duck image and thought he looked a little sorry for himself so thought he would be brilliant for a card saying “Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather” as he was also holding an umbrella.

I found the great tutorial (including photos) here


If I could follow the instructions so can anyone else!!! I liked the fact you pull the tab to reveal a secret message if you want one and that the card remains upright when the tab is pulled out.

These are the sizes of card you will need to make this card but I am sure they can be adapted to make bigger or smaller once you see how it all goes together. I would recommend using quite thick card for this if you can.

5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base

5 3/8" x 4" pop up back piece

1 1/2" x 9" sliding wrap

1 1/2" x 2 1/2" pop up piece

1" x 2 3/4" card back prop piece

1/2" x 1 1/2" pop up prop piece

round tab punch (or substitute) for the pull tab

I printed the rainy background from a smiley bears CD I have and cut that to the correct size (pop up back piece 5 3/8 by 4 inches)

I cut the other pieces of card to size, scored and stuck down where told and it just all came together. I added the adorable image last with 3d foam pads after colouring him in with Promarkers in the following colours.

Sky blue (Umbrella) Apricot (umbrella and boots) Lemon (Duck) and Mustard (ducks bill)

I made the pull tab using the Get well sentiment circle. I imported the image into Photoshop elements and removed the pattern already in the circle as I wanted to put the adorable duck in the middle to match the main card, I resized the duck and then inserted into the circle and printed then cut out using my nesties and scalloped nesties then coloured him in with the same colours as the main image.

The matching basket

I then thought how nice it could be to make a matching basket to go with the card , I thought I could put some sachets of Beechams, a little packet of tissues and some lockets or tunes or something similar in each pocket, maybe even a little bottle of brandy to make a hot toddy.

I enlarged the sentiment circle with the duck in the centre to make a 5cm x 5cm circle which I then cut out with nesties and glued onto scalloped orange circles

To make the basket I cut a piece of matching blue card to 21 x 21 cm and scored at 7 and 14 cm both ways to create a 9 square grid. On the four corner squares I scored and folded a diagonal line and pinched the corners together. I cut holes at the top of each corner bit to thread the yellow dotty ribbon through and tied it together so it remained in the correct shape. Then added 2 pieces of ribbon and tied into knots on the top. I shredded some orange florist ribbon and put that inside to bring all the colours used together in the basket.

I added some rainy backing paper to the four sides of the basket then stuck the four sentiment circles on top using 3d foam pads after colouring them in the same colours used on the main image.

If you’ve not made one of these pop up sliding cards before I really recommend you give it a go, I am sure kids would love them. Best thing is they fold flat for postage but have the 3d look once the recipient pulls the tab and mine has stayed up until I have pushed it back down again to flatten it.

Any questions please feel free to contact me via my email link on my blog, Thanks for looking x