Monday, 29 September 2014

Baby Cards for Quick Cards Magazine

These are yet more submissions for Quick Cards magazine. They wanted to see some baby cards so rustled these up using my Brother Scan'n'cut. I had the baby grow file and pram file. I'm not sure where I got the baby grow one from but the pram is from Bird who posts loads of cutting files for free which are great. You can find it here (if I've pressed the right buttons!) I really love the pram card - the colours look great. I used the papers I got free with a magazine and they worked really well for baby cards although that's not what they were marketed as. Hope you like them too.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Quick Cards Free Papers

I submitted these cards to Quick Cards magazine to show what I could do with their free papers. I'm hoping it will mean they will make me one of their featured designers for a month. I'd love to be able to do that so hope they like these.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Not a card! Flower Wreath

Bit of a change for me. One of my class asked if we could make flowers so have been trying out a few easy flowers and trying to decide how we can use them. What I've done here is cut a frame from thick card (4 inch diameter), wrap a ribbon around (took a bit more than a metre), add a bow and jewel to hide where I've attached the thin ribbon for hanging. That's when the fun began! The rosebud ones are just made from circles of card cut into a spiral them curled up. The open flowers are made from an 8 petal small punch which is layered up (approx 12 layers) and scrunched up. All have been edged with some tattered rose distress ink. The leaves are a Spellbinder d-lite die that has been cut up. I've made lots of other style flowers and will probably show them too at a later date. Really pleased with this an hope the ladies will enjoy making it - they will have done it by the time you read this.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

3rd Cardmaker of the Year entry

For this one I decided to just use what I fancied so had to go with some die cutting. Used my new Sue Wilson dies and also added some Spellbinder d-lites flowers. I went with white and gold. I'm not sure I should have used patterened paper at the back but there you go! I wanted to use a little spirelli as I believe it is one of the new trends - well, making a comeback anyway. This die from the Spanish collection lent itself to this technique. However, think it got a little lost in front of the paper. Also, my 'thankyou' only just fitted onto the die so not the best fit but couldn't find another stamp small enough and didn't want to use a peel off. Will let you know if I win anything!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Simple A6 Christmas baubles

Wanted to keep this simple and easy. The baubles were cut from a sheet printed from an old Crafters Companion CD. I've had the sheet for ages and it was one of the sheets I cut when I first got my Brother Scan'n'cut. Decided to use them up. Also used my new corner punch by X-cut which rounds the corners both ways - in and out. These baubles are very small (about the size of a penny) but the others are biggers so I'll probably make a bigger version of this card.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Another stencil card

Sorry - I forgot this one! This is another from the batch made during my craft lesson before the summer. Missed this one out so thought it deserved an airing. I love the colour of this one.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Birthday Card

This is a commission card for someone's mum so had an excuse to just do something nice. Also a great excuse for me to use my new Sue Wilson dies! I did enjoy making it.

Monday, 15 September 2014

2nd Cardmaker of the Year entry

This one was using my Woodware stamps. I actually incorporated 3 - huge noel, holly bauble and the holly wreath. I knew where I was heading with this card when I started but should have edged the kraft card with black pen. Really pleased with the result though. Took about an hour and half to make though!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Tyre Changer Cartoon card

Found this cartoon and thought it would fit the bill for a friend who has a tyre changing business.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Exam Success cards

I had to make some more of these for sale in August and found this great stamp set by Little Claire in the sale at my local shop and it is going to be sooooo useful! I made these quickly so kept it simple and used a variety of papers and card. I think I could have done something more exciting with them but was in a hurry so maybe when you see this stamp next it will be on something more impressive!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Quickie Exam pass card

I made this card quickly to take to a sale. I used my favourite stencil and added some stamps including a banner that I coloured in and then topped of with a wooden star. Used the distress inks peeled paint and worn lipstick.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Possible Cardmaker of the year entry

Wanted to do a Spectrum Noir coloured card for one of my entries and used a digi image from the Vintage Floral CD which I layered up. Enjoyed doing it and pleased with final result although I think my decoupage work could have been better. After taking this pick I realised the top layer had slipped as the glue was still wet when I stood it up so I've redone the top layer and much happier with it. Look out for my other 2 entries that I'll post when I've done them!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Bunny Thankyou

I saw some cards that Clare Curd had posted on the Docrafts gallery and it inspired me to do something similar. I immediately knew that I wanted to try it with this freebie stamp I got recently. I wanted to make the background scene very subtle and very pleased with the result although this was attempt number 2!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tractor Card

Yet another farming card that I've had to make. This one is using a cutting file found for free on Cre8tive Cuts website. Converted for my Brother and cut it out. I made the background freehand. I tried to make the greeting look like the sun and I think it kind of worked. What do you think?

Monday, 1 September 2014

When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney cards

Yet more using up stuff. These images are from a very old Crafters Companion CD and I had printed them off and decoupaged them but left in my 'toppers' box. I got the Clarity verse stamp a while ago too and immediately knew I could match it up with this image but hadn't got round to it. Feel better now that I have!