Monday, 23 August 2010

With Sympathy

Having sold my last sympathy card at the Harbour fun day yesterday, I was asked today if I had a sympathy card in my stash!

Not a problem, I was soon able to put something together for my friend to send

This is an unusual decoupage and I have had it in my craft cart waiting to be used for a while. It builds up on the edges and leaves the original image in the centre as if it is framed by the raised sides.

The delicate vintage rose gave just the right feel for this card, and despite the sad reason for its creation, the card itself turned out very well and had some lovely comments.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

New Home For Mom

Today Mom and Keith moved home. They have left behind their home of many, many years and down sized to something that is in a great location for all of their requirements.
I chose this lovely little turtle from my CD-ROM, as she is sat outside of her front door, looking very homely with the flower pots waiting to say hello as you come up the drive way.
I posted it on Monday to allow plenty of time for it to arrive, and so that it would be there, waiting at their new home as they opened the door for the first time.
Good Luck xx

Friday, 13 August 2010

Happy Birthday Keithy Babe!

bir It's Keith's birthday today, and this little chap seemed the perfect choice for his card....
When he's not playing golf, down the club or at the race track, Keith's favourite past time is watching the footy on the TV, and woe betide anyone to move that remote control from the arm rest LOL
This little chap was on my CD-ROM and was a great addition for my card archive.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Tidy Turtle

This little lady is taken for another of my CD-ROMS, and is just the cutest little thing, in 'real life'
the images are 3d mounted onto backing papers and peel off's placed along each side to complete the image.

Little Girl Blue

I love this little girl! She is 3d foamed onto the blue dotty backing paper, which in turn is mounted on the a tall white DL card blank.

Using Martha' s Punches

A few posts back I told you of my new Martha Stewart punches...... Here are a couple more cards I have created using the boarder double sided punch. It makes a wonderful lace effect piece that can be matted onto any card to create extra impact.

Through The Looking Glass

This lovely lady, was a download that I received for registering with a craft website.
Having cut out the layers I mounted them with 3d foam pads and added them to a hammered white card blank.
The working and flowers were peels off that I had in my craft box.

Tartan Terror

We had a little Scottie dog for many years. He had a fab character and was always getting into mischief.

This little chap reminds me of him!
The tartan backing paper was matted onto a black card blank, and the image of little Scottie was mounted onto foam pads and centred on the tartan.

I wish Fred would sit that still when I wanted to take a picture of him, LOL!

Christmas is coming....

These trwo little chaps are my first attempt using my new CD-ROM

Aren't they just sooooo cute!

Friday, 6 August 2010

My Latest Christmas Aquirement

These CD-ROMS arrived today from Ideal World's Create & Craft TV. After watching the demo's I loved the idea of making squeezie cards!
I've now made two of the cards on the Christmas Furry Friends disc, and they are so cute - I think my card buying friends will be wanting some of these when they are ready!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

My New Martha Stewart Punches

I love a bargain as much as the rest of you, so when I saw these on the Toady's Special Value on QVC the other day, I just could not resist, and went ahead and ordered them...

The three punches are brand new to the MS range, and having watched the demo's and drooled over them (I know, how sad), Paul said, "for goodness sake order them!"

Don't you just love a supportive hubby!

My order was placed on Craft Day (Saturday) and I received my parcel on Tuesday - Great service or what!

Anyway, to cut a long story short - I have my lovely new punches and you get to see my first effort in using them!

I have to admit I was quite pleased with the result.


Mike goes in for his eye operations this coming week, and finally, after over 12 months, he should be able to enjoy his little MX-5 with the lid down and the sun shining.
He has had to pretty much live permanently in sunglasses, both indoors and outdoors, as the light hurts his eyes too much.
When I saw this image, I realised it was perfect for the occasion. I particularly love the art deco feel of it, and therefore chose a font for the type written notes that fell into this theme

Good Luck for Tuesday Mike, we'll be thinking about you. xx

Scottie Dog

This lovely little chap was a free download sheet from Printable Heaven. It's a lovely little website, and often offers free down loadable images if you register with them.

I particularly loved this one, as we had a Scottie dog for many years, before we got Fred.

A Fishy Dilemma

There are only so many cards for fishermen that you can come up with, and this is my latest attempt.
I gave the person who asked for the card, a few other standard birthday cards to choose from along with this one, and happily, she chose this to give as the birthday card from her.
I used watercolour pencils to get the pale colours needed to finish the image off.