28 December 2012

Va Va Voom

Good Afternoon everyone, another dark, cloudy, raining day.  Just GREAT for crafting LOL.

A card for a friends daughter was needed, she was 20 on Christmas Eve. She wants her own personalised number plate, so I went and did one for her LOL.

The car was a drawing of a Clio (her car) downloaded from the web, which I coloured in PS to match the girl and elements from Julie C Designs Friends Forever kit, the girl looks just like my friends daughter, she has flowing red hair too and long legs.  I added the Va Va Voom cut on my Cricut, as it was in the old advert of the Clio on TV, hoped she liked it.

I shall enter the following challenges with this card 

My New Year resolution is that, I will continue to enter challenges this year even though my style is not as clever as the fabulous cards that also enter.

27 December 2012

Computer easel card

Hope you ALL had a lovely Christmas.

One of our IT men was leaving, he is the main man for our 'puter system, so don't know what we will do without him.  I thought a card would perhaps show him we did care about him leaving, so this is what I made.

I downloaded a clear 'puter screen keyboard and mouse, I then looked for some computer language to put on the screen adding "new job". I made an easel card, put the empty screen inside and made a fault message on the screen, added a verse 3D'd the keyboard and mouse.  The mouse meant the card 8 x 8 was then too big for the envelope aarrgghh! so I made an envelope to match the background paper, that took longer than the card, as I had to get the measurements right. I'm glad to say it was well received.

24 December 2012


To All my wonderful followers and everyone who just pops in, thank you for all your support this last year.

21 December 2012

A Wedding card

A quick post for you today -

Another request, VERY unusual I think, she wanted angels on a wedding card for a couple who loved anything to do with angels.  SO after trawling through everything I had and numerous images on the web, I came across this beautiful image that fitted it all so well.  I added a bouquet by Sky’s the Limit Scraps.and used one of the flowers to go in her hair and on the floor.   The quote was from one of the quote sites, but I forgotten which one.  I coloured the image in PS added a banner a digi download, but I didn't save who by!!!!  I made a box and lined it with white paper.  oh! yes and I 3D'd the image and bouquet

20 December 2012

male card

HI again, can you believe it 2 days running I have a post, hope I can keep it up, at least all cards are done for this side of Christmas, just start with January birthdays now LOL.

I was asked to do a Santa 70th birthday card for one of the girls in work, who's father is going to be a Santa, she wanted a Santa but not Christmassy! then I saw this kit by A-Manda Creations from Digital Scrapbooking Studio which fitted the bill, love the suntanned Santa and the little reindeer LOL.  The Welsh translation is Dad & Grandfather - Happy Birthday. The Santa is decoupaged so is the tree and reindeer.  I thought the kit would have been used as a one off, but I have used this kit for quite a few things, so money well spent.

With this card I am entering these challenges

http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/     Green & Red plus sparkle

http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/   Winter birthdays

http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Birthdays in December

http://willowsketchiechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/willow-sketchie-challenge-20th-december.html   Lets Celebrate

http://doyoustackup.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/dysu-103-anything-goes.html   Anything Goes

I suppose the following card would do for 2 of the challenges too. LOL

I did this card for my nephew who was 18 last week, I wanted something to do with jeans and had girls jeans in a kit I bought years ago, but nothing with a boy, so I used Gina Jane from DAISIE denim pocket and added an action in PS of goldy stitching by Atomic Cupcake, which digi stitches any shape brilliantly.  I added a grey layer and also with an action from Atomic Cupcake, which made it look like fabric.  I thought about what he would have in his pocket and added a digi comb, a phone and a ticket to Swansea football match. I 3D'd the pocket and the inserts.  Quite a simple card, and I was surprised with his delighted reaction.

19 December 2012

Baby's first Christmas

Hi everyone, hope your weather is not as bad as ours, it's rain, rain and more rain and very heavy and so dark too.

A late order for me but I did it in time LOL  I HAD to buy Mo Mannings First Christmas Girl, I could have used any number of digis I have, why do I have to buy more? probably 'cause she is gorgeous.  I clipped digi paper by SnickerdoodleDesigns to the dress and "painted" the rest all in PS.  I used paper also by SnickerdoodleDesigns for the background and then I wanted a Christmas paper to match and used KathyWinter Designs Frosty Fun kit. I then cut out snowflakes by BirdCards on my Cricut. and covered with a mass of Glamour dust, shame you can't pick it up it's lovely and glittery.

I shall enter this card into a challenge here

http://networkedblogs.com/GbLTM  favourite Mo's image  (the last one is always the favourite I find LOL)

I also had an order for a wedding card, I have blurred the names and date, but the venue for the wedding had to be included, so instead of writing it, I used an old photo of  it I found on the web.  The wedding is in December so I cut out 2 poinsettia and Christmas corner by BirdCards and added them to the printed card, added a pearl heart and a few smaller pearls lots of glitter and that's about it.

16 December 2012

Christmas cards

I should have been a good blogger, but time has not been on my side, so will try and put things right this week and thereafter - hopefully.

A Xmas card was requested by a man in work, who always gets his wife's cards off me, He is very shy and I think I get him out of trouble LOL.  The Turtle Doves are a ready coloured image from Beccy HERE there is also a digital stamp in the next post, but I love this image.  The tree and ornaments and snowflakes are from Zestaw at NumbBumm.The background paper is from the kit Always and Forever by Digilicious Designs.  The font is Aphrodite Pro.  He was very pleased with this card, thankfully.

Now back to my makes for the fair, here is a fab lip balm holder I saw HERE and made a cut file of my own in Fairycuts, then cut them out on my Cricut.  The card is pink hammered and the paper is Berries by Pink Petticoat, the ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons.  I copied the background colour to make the topper and used velcro to close it.

15 December 2012

I'm back!

WOW! what a month 2 craft fairs, which I didn't know I was having until week before the first one, talk about busy, I'll make sure next time that I will know WELL in advance., before I agree, I just didn't think it through.  However I am glad to say I made all my money back and made some for the church and the department I work in, so success all around, AND just a couple of things left that can be stocking fillers. whoooppppeeeeee!.

Here's a picture of my table in our training room at the hospital.  I hadn't quite finished putting everything out, but do you notice my wonderful new card stand?

I have been doing some cards as well, here is one using a cut file by Krewella HERE  I had some neighbour cards to do in a flat spin, as I have been since the beginning of December, as I have told you,  so I used the tree file, I made three trees tried to put them on straight, I failed because I was rushing so much, so I added a line under them to simulate snow, cut them out on gold shiny card, from The Range and I am thrilled with how quickly after printing onto the card they came together, I was done in no time, voila so to speak.  Hope you like it.

Hope to keep you more up to date from now on, I have my pressies all wrapped and safe and just a couple more to buy, but at least I know what I want to buy.  All my cards are done and sent, just finish working my 2 days this week and one next week and it's Christmas.

04 December 2012

80th birthday card

Hiya All, just a few words, so you know I am still at it, please accept apologies for hardly any comments, I've been busy getting ready for the craft show in work.  My boss thought that as there were a few "crafty" people in the Theatre Dept, wouldn't it be a good idea to all have a craft show!!!!!!!!. so as I didn't have much left from the first show, I have had to make masses more.  And there was me thinking I was going to sell what was left, oh! well.  AND I also have all my Xmas cards to do, that'll teach me to make them throughout the year, talk about panic argh!

Anyhow, a card to show you, I was asked to make an 80th birthday card for a "classy" lady.  I had this beautiful picture on my computer from where I do not know, I've had it such a long time, if anyone knows from where, let me know I can credit them.  The papers are Pink Petticoat.  The ribbon is from Fantastic ribbons, it matches the flower on the dress, terrible photo, anyone in the UK of late will know the problems of taking photos in the terrible weather we have been having.

That's all from me for now, but I will have lots to show you in future posts.

Hope you are all well.