Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Here is a Christmas card which I made for my cousin and her husband. I make them one every year with a cow on! The rubber stamp is one that I have had for years - I think it came from Blade Rubber.
Card blank, and the black and white card are from Craftwork Cards as is the In-Circle message. I used a Copic marker to colour the cow's udder. The card was simple to make but it looks very effective.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Here is a birthday card which I made a couple of weeks ago. I used a pearlescent cream card blank from Craftwork Cards and papers from the Allsorts collection also by Craftwork Cards.
The centre panel of the card was attached using foam pads to add some dimension as was the scalloped circle. I finished the card off with 3 pieces of black Card Candy.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
I don't think I've made a Halloween card before but I suppose there's a first time for everything. I made this one for a friend who will know who they are when they receive it!
I've used Craftwork cards Ritzy cardstock and some Craftwork Cards black pearlescent cardstock. I punched the scalloped oval with a Stampin' Up punch and added a Craftwork Cards oval message to the centre. This was stuck onto the card with foam pads to add a little dimension.
Monday, 11 October 2010
This time I chose 'Orange' as my theme. I started off with some orange background paper and overstamped it using A Field of Sky stamp and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink then inked the edges with the same ink. I cut the flower using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and painted over it using Spiced Marmalade Distress Crackle Paint. When it had dried I overstamped using a Fancy Pants background stamp.
The flower is stuck onto the card using foam pads to give a little dimension. Finally I added Card Candy to the centre of the flower and to diagonally opposite corners of the ATC. I used orange glitter glue on the Card Candy in the centre of the flower to add some sparkle.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
The blue numbers are die cut using Mac 'n' Cheese dies. I actually cut several of the 2 and stuck them on top of each other. The ATC is finished with two pieces of black Card Candy from Craftwork Cards.
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on the Craftwork Cards blog http://www.craftworkcards.blogspot.com/
It is in memory of my friend, Ann, who passed away recently. She was a big fan of Craftwork Cards and was one of the first members of the Card Club. A couple of months ago she mentioned to me that she liked the Blossom papers so I thought it would be fitting to use them on this card.
Despite suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, Ann never complained about her illness and gave up a lot of her spare time to help others no matter how she felt. She is a true inspiration. RIP Ann xx
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
This card is definitely not my usual style but I did enjoy making it and am quite pleased with the result. I coloured the card blank using Distress Inks, then cut the flourishes and used the waste as a stencil. The flowers were cut from Grunge Board (this already had the embossed swirls on it) and I then used Distress Inks to colour them. I added a little Distress Stickles to the end of the petals on the middle flower. I punched a hole through the centre of each flower with a Japanese screw punch and then fastened all three together using a brad.
To finish the card off I stamped the wording using a Tim Holtz unmounted stamp but the least said about that the better!
Monday, 2 August 2010
Sunday, 1 August 2010
Vintage Rose is a new paper collection from Craftwork Cards. The three papers I used on this card are all from this collection.
I inked the edge of the striped paper with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The sentiment is an Elegance Birthday Message from Craftwork Cards - another new product! I added two pieces of Card Candy to it and covered them in glitter glue. The flower is made up from two die cut daisies scored down the centres with another piece of Card Candy and glitter glue to finish it off.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Another DL card today made with Blossom papers, Card Candy and an In Circle message mounted on a punched scalloped circle.
This was quick and easy to make but I think it looks effective. The Blossom papers are one of my favourites at the moment.
Friday, 16 July 2010
Back to a square card blank again for this card. I used three strips of Blossom papers for the background. I scored the petals of four die cut daisies down the centres, folded the petals on the score lines and then stuck two together fo make one flower. The flowers were finished off with Card Candy centres.
I punched a scallop circle in card that matches the daisies, stuck an In Circle Message in the centre and used foam pads to stick it to the card. To finish off I added 3 pieces of Card Candy in the bottom corner.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
I used a pearlescent white card blank and covered the front with the pink and white flowered Blossom paper then added a strip of pink and white spotty Blossom paper.
To give the flower a 3d effect I scored the petals of the daisies down the centres and bent them upwards. I stuck the two daisies together using a glue pen and added a piece of Card Candy to the centre. Finally I added an oval message mounted on a silver punched oval.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
This is the card that I have made for the second week of the Craftwork Cards WAGS challenge.
I used a hot pink card blank with some striped paper and hot pink floral paper from the Blossom collection. I cut a slot in the spine for the ribbon to go through and tied it at the left hand side. To finish off I added a message mounted on foam pads and two chocolate brown daisies with hot pink Card Candy.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Monday, 31 May 2010
Here is a card I made using the new Blossom papers by Craftwork Cards. The flowers are made by scoring down the centre of the petals of 2 die cut daisies and sticking both daisies together. I got the idea from the Craftwork Cards blog although the centres of the flowers on the blog are more elegant than on mine!
I used a die cut scallop circle with a punched circle inside in and finished off with an In Circle message. Must admit I'm really pleased with this card.
Sunday, 30 May 2010
I used my new Tim Holtz die to cut out the bird and the cage. The cage was cut from some Bazzill card and the bird from some My Mind's Eye paper. The edge of the card blank is inked with Timber Brown Stazon and I used the same ink and A Field of Sky stamp to create a dotty background.
The scallop circle was punched from the same paper as the bird and I punched a 1 3/8" circle from card matching the card blank to go inside this before adding the In Circle message. I finished the card off with some Card Candy.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Another quick card, again using an Elegant Rectangle. I punched the bird and branch using a Stampin' Up punch. The scallop circle was also punched with a Stampin' Up punch. I also punched a circle from chocolate brown card and mounted it onto the scallop circle before adding the In Circle message.
The papers are by my My Mind's Eye and came from Craftwork Cards.
Monday, 24 May 2010
This card was really easy to make. First of all I scored an Elegant Rectangle down the centre to make a card blank. I then cut 3 squares of Glitz and Glamour paper and stuck them to the card before adding Card Candy and a Beautiful Butterfly. Finally I tied some black grosgrain round the spine of the card.
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
This card was really eay to use make but I think it looks very effective. I love this floral paper and the combination of black and hot pink. I added self-adhesive crystals to the chandelier die cut which finish off the card nicely.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
This is another of the cards that I made - this is one of my favourites. Although it doesn't show up, the Card Candy in the centre of the daisies has been covered in glitter glue making it lovely and sparkly.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Craftwork Cards have been introducing design team members on their blog. I was given papers and die cuts from the Glitz and Glamour collection and asked to make some cards using them. This is the first one that I made and it was shown on the Craftwork Cards blog a few weeks ago.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Unfortunately the colours on this have not scanned very well - it does look much better in real life.
I've used a black Elegant Rectangle as the base card. The squares are paper from the Carnival and the Glitz and Glamour collection. I punched some little daisies from matching black card and used self-adhesive gems in the centre of them. The scalloped circle was punched with a Stampin Up' Punch , the black circle was punched with my new 1 3/8" circle punch and the the Happy Birthday is an In Circle Message
Sunday, 18 April 2010
The papers are from the Glitz and Glamour collection and the Carnival collection. The butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch and the scalloped oval with a Stampin' Up punch. The greeting in the centre is an oval message. Needless to say everything I used is from Craftwork Cards.
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
It goes without saying that everything used was from Craftwork Cards apart from the butterfly punch (Martha Stewart) and the scalloped circle punch (Stampin' Up).
Monday, 5 April 2010
Here the ATCs I made for the Alphabet ATC Swap on my card group. I wasn't sure what to use for the letter J and finally opted for 'Jewels'.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Here is a 'Gap' card that I have made for a swap on my card group. This type of card was thought up by Julie Hickey and Paula Pascual and it really is lovely. The idea is to cut out a section of card to create a gap. This is then joined using die cut flowers or other embellishments.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
I made this card from 2 Elegant Rectangles and papers from the Poppy Love collection by Craftwork Cards. I scored the back rectangle twice horizontally, folded it over the chocolate and stuck the folded over bit to the back of the front rectangle - hope that makes sense!
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Saturday, 27 February 2010
And here is the side view:
I made this easel card for Dan who is 21 today - bet you would never have guessed! The card blank is an 8 by 8 from Craftwork Cards. The chipboard letters and numbers (Craftwork Cards) were embossed with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder and then painted with a silver Dabber. The dotty paper is from the Best of British collection by Craftwork Cards. I finished the card off with an oval sentiment from Craftwork Cards mounted on a scalloped oval punched with a Stampin' Up punch.