Sunday, 7 March 2010

A Pianists Dream?

Mandy asked me a few weeks ago if I could come up with a card that included a piano for her best friend, who is partially sighted, but who loved to play the piano.

Always up for a challenge I started to scout around for anything that might be appropriate.

Finally, having searched the web to within an inch of it's life, a little craft shop in Penzance came up with a solution for me.

This is a decoupage sheet of about 10 or 12 parts. Once I had cut out and assembled the image, I used a piece of matt gold A4 card for the base.... if you score the A4 card with an embossing tool on it's longest side at the 14.8cm mark you will have a pretty good central line. The embossing tool gives a nice neat line to fold against to make the 'card' shape.

I then used some sepia sheet music, again from the craft shop in Penzance, as a background, and placed the finished image onto it.

The wording Mandy had asked for, was created using my clear stamp wording and some gold embossing powder and heat gun.

The finishing touch was the central insert - Just for you with love. I did this again using my clear stamps and a black ink pad.

I think Mandy was very happy when she saw it.

Diamond Delight

Sharon loved the last card I made using this Anita's 3d design and asked me to do one for her Mum for Mothers Day.

I added the assembled parts to a blue pearl card blank, et voila!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mothers Day 3d Flowers

Using one of my Anita's 3d flowers I created this card for one of the girls at work who had ordered it, having seen the last ones I made using this design.

This time I placed it on a tall white card blank, and used some K&Co paper down the centre of the blank to pull all of the colours together

Finally I used some corner peel offs to accentuate the images

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Birthday Boats

For Mike's birthday I used a pearl cream card blank and matted onto it some gold card stock that I had run through the cuttlebug with my spots and dots embossing folder. This was to represent the bubbles of water beneath the boat (clever huh!)
I then carefully cut out the boat decoupage and assembled it with 3d foam squares.
The wording was from a peel off sheet that I had in my craft box.
I added the usual blank insert in the middle and used a Happy Birthday rubber stamp for the sentiment.
I think he liked it..... Happy birthday Mike x

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Jamie and Phill get Engaged

My gorgeous friends Jamie and Phill got engaged on February 14th. They are sooooo romantic! Aaaahhh!

Anyway - my question is ........ "Why is it impossible to buy a same sex Engagement or Wedding card?" after all it is not as if it is not considered the norm nowadays - for goodness sake it's the 21st century! Good job I can make my own cards!

Back to my story - sorry!

I used a tall white blank card from stock and chose some purple heart papers which I used down one side of the card.

I then used some stripy purple and lilac downloaded paper to mat the champagne glasses onto. I used the centres of some peel off flowers to create the sparkle coming out of the glasses!

I had some Congratulations toppers which I had bought at The Works a couple of weeks ago and then I matted the words Groom & Groom onto some silver card blank and stripe paper.

The swarkowski flowers finished the card off, however the more I looked at it the more like a wedding card it seemed to be, so I placed the word Engagement above the Congrats topper - et voila!

I am really pleased with the result, and apparently the guys loved the Groom and Groom touch Ha Ha!

Now, all that is left to do is think up another wonderful design for their Wedding card!