This was for my Mum’s friend who helped me out a lot in the days after I had our baby (she had metwurst and cheese sandwiches made up for straight after the birth, and she bought a whole heap of things I needed for in hospital. A very kind person!)
I got to try out my new watercolour pencils! I still need some more practice of course 😉
Okay, craft room is up and running, mojo is back, and I’m excited!
This is a card I made for my twin sister for her 30th which we celebrated on the weekend. I was mucking around with stickers, acetate and gelly pens (that’s what the lady birds are made out of) on the weekend and added them to a card I made ages ago for her, but was missing some
Oh wow! It has been a very long time since I last posted! My craft room is still out of action and we are also in the process of packing to get the house ready for sale. However lucky me, I found a post I wrote a while ago but never shared with you all….whoops…
This card I made for one of the girls at work. She loves dancing and the beach, so I tried to incorporate elements of both on the card:
The image is ‘tiny dancer’ from Tiddly Inks (I think) and I downloaded it as a digital stamp as I didn’t have time to buy a dancing stamp. As my printer isn’t able to print on thick paper, I had to print the stamped image onto copy paper and the colouring didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. I coloured her using watercolour inks.
I really like the mixed use of textures and embellishments. The brown and blue flowers I made myself using flower punches and Glossy Accents to hold them together.
These are chipboard letters/numbers which I sponged with ink to match the colours of the card.
You can see some music washi tape I have haphazardly added to the top corner, as well as a metal photo edge to finish the image off.
Ahh it’s nice to be back, and I am so very sorry I have not posted. Hopefully we will be moving into a new house soon. I have already told my husband that the first room I unpack is the craft room!
Until then, xx
Hi, here’s three different cards using the same sketch/layout:
It’s amazing how you can make very different cards using the same layout!
Don’t you just love the vine mesh leaves?! I bought a roll of it from e-bay a while ago while looking for embellishments for our wedding invites. Surprisingly it was easy to cut the leaf shapes out.
To give the above card a bit more of a grungy look I inked the edges of the blue flowers with Walnut Stain.
This one below I made for my bestfriend Bee for her birthday (yes, it was a while ago – that’s how long these cards have been sitting here ready to post!):
I’ve layered a piece of ivory lace over a border-punched piece of paper (all three cards have the same border-punch with the same paper), and positioned some embellishments on the left hand side. There’s some flowers, vine and twine I’ve attached under the butterfly. The mesh leaves are the same as those mentioned previously, and I’ve added a layered butterfly for added effect. This was achieved punching two butterflies (one out of patterned paper, and the other out of white paper). I inked them both with Walnut Stain to created some dimension. The butterfly is folded down the middle, and I’ve attached both together using mounting tape to create the added height.
I’m quite a fan of this one – I love all the textural components!
This is a card I made for Arabella’s friend Jackson when he turned 5:
Unfortunately, these photos were taken on the run as it was a hectic weekend helping my best friend move; hence the photos aren’t as blue as in real life. But, you get the idea.
Arabella was helping me with one of my assignments (I had to ‘test’ her on some Psychology concepts), and this star was one of my props that I had lying around. I think it fits in quite nicely 🙂
Hi, I made this for my sister Emma’s birthday in April:
The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers. I had a bit of a practice and think she turned out pretty nicely in the end. What do you think?
I coloured the small white roses with 2 different blue distress inks to match in with the overall colour of blue – it gives it a bit of pop!
Paper: White square card, blue card, brown and blue pattern papers
Stamps: Wee stamps by Whimsy
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean distress inks
Embellishments: white roses, vine from flowers, 1/4″ Satin light blue ribbon, white lace
Tools: Lacey Circles die-cut, circle die-cut, Elegant Butterfly punch, pearls
Adhesives: mounting tape, double-sided tape, glue dots