Tuesday, 23 June 2009

So Glad Polka doodles challenge card

So I got some wonderful fabric sample books lately
& I wanted to try & bring different elements into
my cards the colour of this is raspberry pink
& the ribbon is red & white, I stamped directly
onto the cream fabric square used stazon ink,
SU stamp, used zigzag on sewing machine &
vintage buttons. The oval was created in DS
with GBS where I welded flowers down one
side then cut additional flowers to layer,
the girls image is one of Lily-boo's betty's
& I coloured using whisper pens
the background is SU so swirly roller stamp in
Chocolate chip. Go to polka doodles & join the challenge!

the inside has a flavour of the front just to bring it all together

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Baby Card

Here we have another commisioned card in my 8x8 formula
this one I used pearlised white & SU pink card
MS punched the edge Baby is cut in OA shadow &
normal welded in DS then top white layer
embossed the scalloped squares were cut
using DS & SB the panel was cut in SB
the white oval will have the birth details on
but did not show them for privacy reasons

the inside is computer generated on tracing
paper poor mans vellum! punched & white eyelets or the pink ribbon

finally its all presented in it's own box & tied
with a organza ribbon, light was not brilliant at
1am so will upload a piccy of it in it's box later

Monday, 15 June 2009

Hoot Hoot Horay, It's your Birthday, Polka doodles entry

here is my card for the polka doodles challenge
the site can be found here the owl is a digi stamp
image from Lily-boo's boutique which I printed 3 times & layered
I love being on her design team
this was hand coloured using pencils & ink with water pen
the shape for the base was designed in DS with GBS cart
& the ivy is from PDDU the home sweet home is hand written
& the little fence was hand cut too, I embossed using CB wood folder
used chocolate chip SU ink to distress & ran the
message page through the sewing machine

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Something Fishie Going On!

If you haven't checked her out already you should, some wonderful doodles for so many occasions, I am luck to be on her design team, here are some of my creations using this wonderful talent. Lily-Boo's Boutique her creations are available to down load for £1.99 a set, you will be able to download & keep using these designs over & over again with the ability to
re size these images you can use them in so many different ways on your craft work, how cool is that!
These are individual invite's to a costume Birthday party with an under the sea theme.
I created the seahorse cards using welding in DS, PDDU & TBBM for the vellum pocket
the background is so swirly roller stamp from SU

the images were printed onto green pearlised card stock & hand coloured using whisper pens

on the reverse of the cards I have the invite details for the party

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

challenge card diamond fold

light green pearlised card on khaki
embossed & dotted with gems & a
diamond panel from WC

text was GBS welded in DS in muted gold

inside is greeting from WC

this shows the colours a little better

Polka Doodles challenge card (I came joint 2nd!)

Anna Griffen papers Stampin up! bloomin
with beauty set, I love the colours in this
they all fell into place think it has a French
fell to it

I have created a second fold which I turned
into a pocket for the greeting pullout, linned in
blue vellum, punched using Martha Stuart
the ink is SU brocade blue

flower is cut in 1 layer of blue vellum & 2 layers
of tracing paper place on a blue cutout edges inked
with blue brocade the brad is a brass brad from staples
which I enamel painted in pink

ribbon is white & blue satin but I used the
backside of the white a mistake as poor light
today but I rather like it like this


sweet bee.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Joy Fold Card

this is the Joy Fold card, instructions were on
split coast stampers here a nice idea to have two
interlocking cards, you can make a real feature of
the tuck under button, I used Laura Ashley butterfly
stamps & stampin up! so swirly roller stamp

tri fold from Liz

email me for the cut file if you have DS
if not cut your card stock 11x5.1/2"
measure in 1.5" from the long edge & cut from 2" to 9"
turn around & repeat this creates the centre slits
if using the cut file the scoring is a little easier
as you just score at each rounded point.
when looking at you card in landscape you will
see you have 3 sections top middle & bottom
your scoring for your first score is 2" but only
score the top & bottom section, now score at 4"
all the way through, the same at 7" then at 9"
only the top & bottom sections, it does not matter
how you fold you card as it will fold either way
just start with your top & bottom fold the same
way & your middle fold must be the opposite

a lovely design of folding card, closed


I used SB, HA, HEA & WSC

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Lovely new neighbours

well we are very lucky to have a wonderful new couple move next door, this is the welcome card I made for Jo & Vic
as I had cut two lots out I made another for my card box.

a whole heap of cards

made loads of cards just not had time to blog them so here they are
love this new "Bloom" set I got from stampin up!
the cakes were kindly stamped by Kate I am not lucky enough to have this set yet, I did quite a few of each design