Sunday, 23 April 2017

Leaving Card

I have been asked to produce a leaving card for someone who is off to a new job, that incorporated cups of tea and a Scottie dog!

Luckily, I had bought some wooden Scottie dogs shapes a while ago from EMMC, and a die for tea cups was free in a crafting magazine a few months ago, so it was easy to put together this card quite quickly! The background paper was also a freebie from a magazine ages ago and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Making Cards Magazine

I treated myself to Aprils edition of Making Cards Magazine this week.

 I wasn't sure about the quirky South American  Llama and Cactus designs on the free papers, but once I got them out and and had a play, found that they were quite fun!
Makes a change from the usual floral and butterflies style that I usually gravitate towards!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Happy Easter to you all !

Happy Easter to all you crafters - I'm sure that there are several of you who have taken the opportunity to make some Easter cards recently!

Any excuse to get out the stash and have a play!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

More for the Men

Remember those wooden embellishments that I bought a while ago?

Well, here's a couple more cards made with the plane and cat shapes!

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Mothers Day

 All Mothers are special, but it's good to take time to appreciate them and all that they have done for you!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Forgotten Stash

Whilst looking for some pink cardboard, I came across this glittered decoupage pad which had somehow got buried with some coloured card. 
I had bought it back in December 2015, made a few cards with it and then forgot all about it ( which is a bit ironic as it is called Forget-Me-Not!)

So here are a couple cards that I made this morning - and will try to make a few more this weekend!

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Waiting for the right card

I've had this little red bow with polka dots on it for years and years - and now have just found the right card to use it as an embellishment - on the top of a monkeys head!

See, I knew it would come in useful one day!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

A Few More for the Boys

As I have a real lack of men's cards in my spares and charity boxes, I'm making a real effort this weekend to make some masculine cards

It's a bit hard to see, but the black circle has an impressed tread like a tyre

These ones feature the standard men's themes of motorbikes, tools, beer and sports!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

One for the Girls and One for the Boys

What I enjoy the most about card making is the the variety of styles, techniques and embellishments you can use to make so many types of cards! 
These two are so different, one in a vintage, floral fussy style, the other more modern and simplistic.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Diary Cats

I was about to throw out my old pocket diary for last year, when I realised I could take out some of the pictures of cats and use them for cards.

So I carefully scored out some pages and recycled them into new birthday cards!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Rock Star Card

Using a couple of the guitar shapes from EMMC, this time to make a card for anyone who loves rock music (it could end up with my son!)

Its a bit grungy, but let's face it - so are many rock groups!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Wooden Embellishments

I love adding wooden embellishments to my cards and have discovered a new source of them - EEMC Craft Shapes. The order I placed Wednesday evening arrived this morning, so I used the light sleet outside as an excuse to stay in and craft!

Here is Moxxi with one of my cat cards - he was so tired from a day doing nothing, that he couldn't be bothered to move!

I've also used some of the wooden planes and dogs too

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Animal ATC's

Had a play with some old stamps to make a couple of cat themed ATC's

then finished off making ones featuring a guinea pig and baby grey rabbit!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Golden Valentine

Another quick Valentines Card - for a bloke who doesn't like all that soppy pink hearts and red roses nonsense!

Friday, 20 January 2017

Valentines Day is not far off!

So I have started to making a few cards ready for family and friends

 All these have been made by cannibalising parts of old cards!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies!

Yes, a group of butterflies are known as a Kaleidoscope! Seems very appropriate for such a beautiful and colourful creature.

I seem to have found room for a butterfly or two on many of my most recent makes, they are such a versatile embellishment!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Bits & Pieces

I'm sure we all have a pile of odd bits and pieces left over from our craft and card making- in fact I have drawers full!

So, I challenged myself to use up some some of the smaller pieces that have been hanging around for ages and make some Artist Trading Cards (ATC's)

I manager to come up with these 7, but it really hasn't made much of an impression on my pile of stash!

Friday, 6 January 2017

Cards for the Men

I picked up a Docrafts Goodie bag from The Range that had been reduced from £15 to only £5. It has lots of male themed papers and embellishments, so I've got stuck in to make some much needed masculine cards for my card box!