Thursday, 28 February 2019

A Birthday card for the 29th!

Today's card is for Eve.
She is one of our family friends
& also a neighbour.
Her birthday is actually 
29th February, but as it isn't
a Leap Year, she has to celebrate today.

This is a simple card.
A piece of pink paper,
a white piece of card embossed with a
brick wall folder from crafter's Companion.
The Window die was free with Tattered Lace Magazine
as were the images of the window to die cut
to add dimension to the card.

Monday, 18 February 2019

Jenny's Birthday Gift

The card in my last post
was for a family friend, who is also 
our neighbour.
Today I am sharing
the gift I hand made for her.

As the picture indicates, 
this is not my original design.
I copied this from a design by 
 She made this in 
Creative Stamping issue 67. 

Mine was made from patterned paper,
Lucy Cromwell designs by Papermania.
The vellum is already patterned
it is very old & was purchased from
Lakeland Limited, The hand cut butterflies
are from another piece in that pack. 
 
 I adore this paper, it is so cheerful.
I included a battery tealight.

Next, I needed a bag for it.
So I turned to YouTube for an idea.
There I found the account of
(Inspiring Inkin') 
I loved what I saw & after a couple
of adaptions to the measurements
I ended up with this little beauty!
  
 A bit of tissue paper added in the
"Hallmark Gold" way & voila!
 

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Another birthday!

I've got them coming from all angles
at the moment!
This was a birthday from 13th February.
The turn of our friend (& a neighbour)
Jenny.
 This card features thin washi tapes
& some old, gorgeous Basic grey paper.
Succulents stamp, cup & heart tag,
were free with issue 76 of
Simply Cards & Papercrafts

I die cut the edge, one inch from the edge so the inside
edge of washi tape could been seen when closed.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Happy Birthday, Hayley

It's my beautician's birthday today.
I made this card for her.
 I think this is one of my most favourites!
I just love the red.
Stamp & sentiment - Stamping Bella
uptown girl Sabrina loves the spa
Coloured with copics.
Cardstock is Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
Gorgeous radiant circle die was free 
with Die Cutting Essentials issue 37

Inside I stamped free images from
Creative Stamping Magazine issue 46
to give a monochrome effect,
after all the pops of colour on the front scene.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Birthday Card for Rose

This card is for my neighbour, Rose.
The coloured cardstock is from Gina K Designs,
Spring assortment; Innocent Pink & Lovely Lilac.
Both with centre die cut apertures.
 Stamp set: Stampin' Up
Coloured with Copic markers;
V12/V15/V7/R00 & YG21/Y21 - Flowers
YG23/YG25/G21 - Leaves.
Embossing folder is Crafters Companion
Embossed Roses.

Inside the card,
I added two small sprigs from the same stamp set.
These were coloured using Prismacolor pencils.
 

Friday, 8 February 2019

Two January Birthdays

My craft friends Pauline & Rachel 
have birthday's 3 days apart. 
My mojo was great & so I made two cards,
which appear the same, but each have little differences.
Both are created on watercolour paper.
Both include 49& Market stamping & Dylusions stencil work,
along with texture paste.
Both also include Tim Holtz Wild Flower dies.
Both are coloured using Gelatos in the colours;
Iced Rose / Champagne Gold.
Die cuts were coloured with Prima Confections
watercolour palette Shimmering Lights.
Swirly Circle -  Stampin' Up,
Birthday word - Tim Holtz
Memory box other die cuts.
I even used negative space to stencil through.
Both have Gold Colourshine by Heidi Swapp.
I am pleased with the results.
 

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Happy Birthday, Lisa

This card was made for my cousin's partner, Lisa.
She appreciates handmade creations. 
The light is very poor on this card,
more blue than white!
I used the Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set.
Coloured them with copic markers & hand cut out.
The border stamps are by Aladine.
I bought them from a craft shop in Limog├ęs in 2012.
I stamped them in Altenew Ultraviolet Ink -
part of the new Enchanted Garden Collection.
They were stamped & cut out to add dimension.
The large word Birthday is WPlus9 & the
tiny wishes was from a free magazine set.

 

Sunday, 3 February 2019

New Year, New Posts


I have been absent a while since Christmas.
I have begun a course to enable me to get a new job
& it has taken precedence over everything else.
First post is my brother in law Martin's birthday.
He was born on New Year's day & so cards
have to be made at Christmas.

Below are photos of the double gatefold
card complete with belly band.
I made one side shorter than the other
to cut down on bulk & the centre,
once opened, lifts up to reveal
a place to write my message.
 

Design showing belly band removed.
 The inside of the card, all photos
(some blurred) are of Martin.
 This image shows how the card opens.
 I used Mr Smiths Workshop paper by Papermania.
I die cut polaroid frames for some of the images. 
I can't remember the die manufacturer off hand.
But it came in a set with a deer & phrase love this.
Something to do with Maggie Holmes I believe.