Saturday 21 August 2010

Shabby Milly Birthday Card

I made this Shabby Milly Birthday Card 
for my great neice, Jessica who will be 4 next month! 
I can't believe she's 4 already!!!
I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers challenge #116 for the design of this card.
The image is a download by Joanne Barsby purchased from 
I used my Big shot and nesties to cut out the image.
 I used a corner punch on the corners of the card. 
The roses are hand quilled and the edges of the papers are inked with various 
Distress inks.The flourishes are punched.
Have entered this card in the
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #27 Say it with Shapes
Pink Elephant ChallengeTPE 80and ODBDSLC26 Dies and punches

Friday 20 August 2010

50th Anniversary Easel Card

This 50th Anniversary Easel Card was made using a wonderful download 
I printed both sides of the base card with the champagne glass backing paper.
I inked the edges using a gold Whispers Brushstokes pen, added a layer of the
50 backing paper also inked with gold. I matted the pyramage on to gold card 
which I had embossed with a Dawny design Cuttlebug folder
 Added another piece of embossed card onto which I added ribbon detail & flowers.
I highlighted the 50, some bubbles and the brads and the greeting with
 Butterfly Trails Diamond Sparkles.
The greeting was matted onto another piece of embossed card with ribbon and 
another flower and used as the stop for the easel section.
Hope you like it, I had fun making it!
I have entered this card in the Cardmaking and Papercraft Quick Easel Challenge
I also entered this card in the Industrial Section of the "Dalkeith Horticultural Show"
,make a card for a 50th Anniversary (It's their 50th Show) and won second prize!

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Happy Anniversary!

I made this card for my brother & sister in laws wedding anniversary.
both available at Cardmaking Downloads
I kept the card simple as neither my brother or his wife are into 'fussy'!
 I inked the edges of the pop up tag, the pryramage and the greeting with 
a gold Whispers Brushstokes marker pen and added some ribbon and a flower embellishment.
I have entered the card into the August competition on
'Make a card with more than one fold' and the rules state that the card 
must be made using Cardmaking Downloads or Scrapbookingmad resources.

Sunday 15 August 2010

A Money Saving Crafty Tip!

Thought I'd just share my fav crafting money saving tip with you!
I make loads of cards for a charity shop & I like to keep the costs down
as much as possible. I use lots of downloads for making them so
 I try to use one sheet to make two cards!

My fav tip though is, you know all these annoying bits of ribbon attached
 to your new clothes to keep them on the hanger? 
They are just perfect for making a ribbon detail or bow for a card! 
I get my friends to snip them off for me too & I have ribbons in all sorts of colours!