Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Black and Gold Forever Friends

Firstly - I must apologise to Yvonne for not posting this sooner - she told me off LOL
This is my first attempt at using my Forever Friends Black and Gold Limited Edition CD-ROM.
I know that some people have had an issue with the compatibility of the disc with their computer software, but I have to say, that once I managed to install the software for the disc onto my laptop, I have had no issues and have found it a wonderful disc to use.
The screen layout allows you to place everything on your virtual card to see how it will look, before you commit to printing anything and wasting ink unecessarily.
As I only received the disc a couple of days before Denise's birthday, I had to familiarise myself with it quite quickly, and as you can see, didn't do too badly, I don't think.
I used the Do-Crafts recycled card blanks in a 13.5x13.5 square, and folded the front cover in half to create an easel card, before covering in the backing papers and toppers that I printed from the disc. I also printed extra toppers so that I could decoupage them.
The frames on the disc made a great sentiment box, and were the support to hold the front of the easel in position.
Happy Birthday Denise x

Rose Garden

I have a gent at work who regularly asks me to make him a 'Special' card, and this is the latest one I have done for him.
His wife's birthday falls just before Christmas, and as you all know, buying a birthday card so close to Christmas is a no no.
Once more I used my wonderful Thomas Kincaide CD-ROM, this time choosing from the shaped decoupage card section.
I was thrilled with how well the card came out, and so was he! It's so nice to be able to make something for someone who really appreciates your craft.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

TK Gardens

A beautiful Thomas Kincaide image, just placed centrally onto a card blank, makes a lovely keepsake for a friend. The images print even better when you do them onto gloss photo paper!

Variation on a Christmas Squeezee Card

Instead of putting the squeezee gusset down each side of these cards, I used the images, and decoupaged them onto normal card blanks instead.
This gives the cards a completely different feel, and cuts down on the time to make them considerably too.

With a little bit of glitter strategically placed in the snow scenes, they come to life in front of your eyes.

Squeezee Puddy Tats

These Christmas cats were on my Christmas Squeezee card CD-ROM, and I reckon are a great success.

The ones that I have given out, have been loved instantly, due to the lovely images and the unusual style of a squeezee card, and the way it's layers are built up.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Steam Engine Dreams

My friend asked me to make a card for her. It was her husbands birthday and she wanted something unique for him.

I was originally going to use my Popcorn Bear discs, however I remembered that he loves steam trains, and found a copyright free image that I was able to use.

I used a black card blank, to co-ordinate with the back and white image, and mounted some black and white papers onto some silver mirri card.

The final touch was to add the peels off sentiments.

Various Pretty Florals

These pretty papers made some lovely cards - brilliant but simple!