Tuesday, 31 May 2011

First Holy Communion cards and LOTV Fairies challenge

I was recently asked to make 3 First Holy Communion cards, I was a bit concerned at first until I was told they could be cute ones....

A card for Sophie, using a Manga Girl 2 image from Funky Kits.

The cards for Cait and Lucy were made using the Dandelion Clock image from Lili of the Valley, and I have just discovered the LOTV challenge this week is 'Fairies' so I am going to enter these cards.

The patterned papers for all three cards were from various First Edition paper stacks, papers for matting were from core'dinations color core cardstock stacks and glitter card from stash. All images coloured with copic markers. The names were cut using George & Basic Shapes cartridge. All other embellishments from stash!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

A class with Jenny Mayes and a cute lil' tote bag

Where does the time go.... I just never seem to get round to blogging much these days. I did manage to fit in a class at The Glitter Pot on Saturday with Jenny Mayes. I was inspired by Jenny demoeing? at Newbury last July and have been hoping to get to a class ever since.

This is totally different from my usual style of card but I really enjoyed playing with the stamps, so much so I had to buy the set.

We used the Scene It Window set with some stamps from the Tuscan set on this card with coloured with a mixture of tombow pens and aquamarkers, finished off with distress inks around the edges.

We used the Scene It Window set again on this one, coloured with the same medium. I am looking forward to experimenting more with this set as it is so versatile.
I can see a few more purchases coming on, particularly the Coastal and Harbour sets as they will make great cards for those awkward male cards.

Finally we have a little tote bag I just had to make. I discovered the pattern on the web recently so when I had a couple of spare hours on Sunday I delved through my material stash and made this.

The material was from scraps left from a quilt I made for my daughter last year so she thinks she has to have the bag - how wrong can a girl get? I can see me making a lot more of these in different colours, they will make great presents with some smellies, sweets or craft stash in - what do you think?

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Birthday card for Lucy

I've been asked to make a birthday card for a little girl called Lucy who celebrates her 3rd birthday soon.

My favourite stamps of the moment are Lili of the Valley, they are so cute and just what is needed for a girly card. Coloured with copic markers, papers from a DCWV paper stack.! By the time I'd got the image, name and number on the card there wasn't any room for embellies, but that is probably as well as it's for a wee one...

My new LOTV boy stamps arrived on Saturday just as I had to do a dash to Devon, so hoping to get time to play with them this weekend.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Citrus manga birthday wishes

Managed to grab some crafting time this week, its been so busy lately I'm fit to drop when I get in from work!

The Manga Girl image was coloured over a month ago.... just waiting to be put on a card! The papers are from a First Paper Edition paper stack, I just love the bright colours in this pack, although looking at the photo I've just uploaded they don't look that bright - must get a light tent! I used the sketch from The Sugar Bowl challenge and am entering it into the Papertake Weekly challenge which is 'Fancy a Punch'

Short and sweet post today, am off to hit the shops at Gunwharf Quays, they have just started selling Radley shoes in the Tula shop, now where did I put my credit card ;)
Have a good day....

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Happy Birthday Dad S

Yesterday was my father-in-laws birthday, so off to the craft room I go.... there would have been questions asked if the cards had not been hand made ;)
I haven't managed to get out there very often lately as I've been distracted by beading, patchwork and knitting, something I must put right!

This is the card I made for the kids to give to Grandad, he likes a beer or two, not that he would admit to it ;) so thought this image very apt....

and this is the card from Barry and I. One of his favourite pastimes is spending time on the water, or even in the water (a little slip earlier in the year!)

Like most crafters I struggle with cards for males, as I like to add the odd flower or two, some ribbon and a bit of bling but it never seems appropriate on cards for men.

Am off to sort out some cards for hubby to take into work, then a bit of sewing before bed.

Hope to catch up soon.