Friday, 15 August 2014

CAS Sympathy card

For these most difficult of cards to make I have chosen to make it CAS (Clean & Simple).



5 x 7 card base with embossed layer (Xcut A4 folder) and a plain panel with die cut prim poppy by Memory Box.  I have cut twice and layered for added dimension.  Lightly inked edges to base layer and sentiment (Kanban). Amazingly quick & easy so  I have made a couple of others, one is identical apart from the colouring, the next is a slight variation.  Possibly not as sympathy cards but a simple thinking of you occasion.



The card below uses the Honey-blossom sprig die, again by Memory Box.  I have used a busier embossed pattern, another Xcut A4 folder, loving the fact it is so large & no matching up needed.   Not my usual style & I had to fight with myself not to add more embellishments, just 2 tiny gems & the little bow.


Friday, 8 August 2014

Friendship Card

My card today is a monochrome card with the verse as the focal point.


I have used a 6 x 6 card base and covered with Papermania,  Bellissima paper, then added a circle cut using the spellbinders grand decorative circles in a matching shade.  The verse is one I had on a calendar which I have surrounded by punched flowers & leaves in matching and contrasting papers.  Die cut butterflies and pearls complete the card.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

21st Box Card

Getting a little addicted to this type of card at the moment.  Here is another this time for a 21st Birthday.


I have made the slightly taller version this time, in plain white card and covered with those freeby LOTV papers again.  The die cuts are heartfelt creations 'sunkissed' fleur, freeby butterfly die and punched balloons with the die cut 21.  Marianne and Crafts Too flourishes and a sprinkle of pearls complete this project.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

1 Today - Boy & Girl

I have made a couple of  'stock' cards - this is a rare opportunity for me.  Blue for a boy and pink for a girl.


I used some magazine freeby papers LOTV's nitwit, and an LOTV Art pad topper. I've die cut the topper & raised it on sticky pads leaving a gap for a hidden message.




This is the girl's version using same toppers & paper pad but with a Tonic punched border, ribbon & bow and a lovely heart brad.


This is one that was commissioned which I have personalised, same layout & papers but with the name included and a few stars sprinkled.  I love using these ready coloured toppers, they certainly speed up my makes & are just too cute!!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Wedding - Plate style card

Though I would post another style of card I have enjoyed making lately - the circular 'Plate' style.
Here is one I made for a wedding.



I have used plain white card for the main circles which I have cut out using Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles one.  For the coloured detailing I have used a pearlised card in a creamy/apricot colour.

The heat was Memory Box - Bingham hear - I just love this die it is so delicate.  I have also used Spellbinders Daisy flowers, Cheery Lynn & Crafts-Too flourishes, Memory Box - Pippi Butterfly outline. Punches were papermania mini flower punch, and Nellie Snellen tiny butterfly
I have crafted my own stand and embossed with a floral embossing folder.
Pearls, gems and pearl hearts add the finishing touches.

Wedding - Box card


I am loving making these little boxes & thought I would experiment with different types.  Here is one I made suitable for a wedding.  I will add the sentiment to the front panel later.








I have used centural pearl card in off white for the main box as it is lovely and sturdy & just covered the 3 flaps with Papermania Oyster Blush paper, which has a lovely sheen to match the card.

All the die cuts are in the pearl card apart from the lacy detailing on the daisy's which is vellum to give a delicate finish.

Dies used are:  Marianne hearts
Tattered Lace - Daisy
Cheery Lynn - Leafy flourish
Marianne - leaves
Magazine Freeby - Butterfly
the tiny flowers on the hearts are a papermania mini punch.

Friday, 1 August 2014

A Teenager at Last

This Commission was something a little different for me, all I was told was that the young lady concerned was beginning to enjoy fashion and particularly liked dresses.  This is what I came up with. I hope you like it.



I didn't want to make the mistake of producing a card that was too grown up so I kept the colours pastel and I think it looks young and fun.  I searched for dress templates but didn't find any suitable so I created this one myself from a large scalloped circle die, by cutting out sections then mountain & valley folding the skirt section. 

The backing  papers I have used are the papermania - spots & stripes capsule collection & for the dress, papermania  happy days, some tiny rose buds & organza ribbon to complete.  Letters & numbers are memory box and sentiment is LOTV. 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Plate style Christening Card


I have made this Christening 'Plate' for the Christening of a baby boy.  Wanted to make something a bit different.





I have used 2 sets of grand circle cutting dies - the fancy one is Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles one, the other is a plain set.  I have added just a touch of blue & kept most of the card white, but used embossing and decorative cuts to give texture and interest to the card.  I have used the LOTV Art pad for the topper, these little pads are great when you need a topper quickly .  The flourish is one by Wild Rose Studio, leafy frond is Cheery Lynn, Marianne & Spellbinders flower dies, pearls and gems to complete.  I created the stand myself as the one I had was not large enough to take the weight, embossed to match the rest of the card.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Floral Box Card

So long since I have last used my blog - I really mean to post more regularly.

I just had to have a go at this very popular design.


I am very pleased with the outcome of my first box card and am sure I will make some more, they are a bit fiddly to construct but worth the extra effort.  I got to use my new fave tattered lace die too.