Saturday, 4 March 2017

Simply thank you

My son recently had surgery again and though he has had many operations he is always grateful for all the care he receives and though he knows he cannot really show how much he is thankful for he likes to give thank you cards to show his appreciation.

Many of the cards he gives tend to be for the ladies who are involved in the process but he also likes to thank the all important gents be they doctors,physios, nurses and even the admin staff who at this last operation organised his admission so the process could be completed to enable him to go on holiday earlier this month. 

This is one of the cards I create for him. I used memory box loopy rings die cut in glossy black card and mounted on a white base card.

I added a poppy stamps die cut thank you cut in gold mirri card and added this atop the loops.
Clean and simple thank you.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Just us girls - geometric

CASe this  sketch-cas + sketch

HLS  CAS - die cuts

Poppystamps - go for gold

Sunday, 12 February 2017

A card for hand delivery

I thought I would try something new when I made this card and give it a 3D effect by bowing the die I used for the background  and I love how it turned out. The fortunate thing was I could deliver it by hand as it was made for a neighbour so I didn't need to make a box to send it in the post.

I used poppystamps and memory box dies to create my card , both cut in white card to match the base. The butterflies I added double sided tape to before adding different shades of pink glitter.I then attached the butterflies to the trellis I had formed on the card. I did try to add a birthday sentiment but it just didn't look right so I added it inside and like a wally forgot to take a picture.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

A gem of a challenge - add a butterfly

Creative inspirations -anything goes

Unstampables - anything with a twist of something new

Crafty friends - anything goes

Kitty Bee designs - colour challenge

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

For a winters birthday

I often think in the run up to Christmas card manufacturers seem to think people don't have birthdays and as we have a few birthdays in the run up to and just after Christmas I am so happy I make my own cards.

I made this for my son to send to his Gran, he likes sending cards but they have to be non fussy or girly even when they are for a girly recipient.

I decided to go white on white and keep it clean and simple. I used a memory box die for the sentiment and added white glitter card behind it.You can see the glitter card behind the text in close up here.

I remember seeing a card very similar on the internet sometime last year think it was Lorraine's loft blog and the design stuck in my mind as it was so lovely. I know my design isn't quite the same as I hand cut my balloon and I'm not sure whether Lorraine used glitter card or not so hopefully its not too alike but thank you Lorraine for the inspiring design idea.

I used white satin ribbon for the tie on my balloon and tucked the end on the ribbon under the sentiment to ground it and stop flying away. The balloon was hand cut from glitter paper before being attached to the base card.

The card was a hit with my son and his Gran so mission was a success and in my book that's all that matters. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts -lets celebrate

Less is more - 1 or more balloons

Die cuttin divas - anyhing goes

Lemon shortbread - anything goes

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Snowy wishes

More Christmas cards quick and simple . Both cards have white base cards and use 3 panels of patterned paper to create a base layer for die cut snowflakes using docrafts xcut dies in white glitter paper on the top card and blue glitter card on the lower card. The greeting on the top card was a magazine freebie from several years ago.

Not spectacular cards but for multi production cards for acquaintances or hubby and sons work colleagues not friends they are quick and easy to produce and quite acceptable.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges;-

Unicorn challenges;- January blues

Daisy chain challenges -add some sparkle

The crazy challenge - 3 of a kind

HLS -anything goes with dies

paper shelter -shades of blue

CRAFT -Christmas

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

veggie good birthday

I was lucky enough to win some stamps from Memory box and thought using them would be a fun way to wish my 15 year old nephew happy birthday, its such a hard age to make cards for especially when hes's into cycling and I've exhausted my cycling stamps to death.
I used promarkers to colour the images and then fussy cut them out. I do think they are rather cute.I had fun arranging them trying to make them look balanced.
I used some green card to cut a grand happy birthday die from poppystamps and placed it on the base of my landscape white card before arranging the veggies over and around the sentiment.

The stamps have some fun sentiments in the set so I used one on the outside of my card , stamped below the happy birthday and embossed using  moonglow powder.

I think it turned out quite well really .

I hope my nephew will get the joke and recognise the stamped images inside as tomatoes and get the joke corny as it is but that's half the fun .

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

My time to craft - something new

crafty calendar - something new

sweet stampin- something new

craft rocket - something new

dream valley challenges - something new

Stampavie and more -something new