Thursday 26 September 2013

Football Fan!

Another football themed birthday card is needed for this weekend.  It just had to be blue and white!

Monday 23 September 2013

Special Anniversary

Next month a very special couple are celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary.  What an achievement!  As this will be their Blue Sapphire anniversary, I made a trifold shutter card in blue, with a little silver and white. 

The theme on the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog for September is 'Embossing', so I decided to emboss the pearlised blue and silver paper with my 5” x 7” Embossing Folder - Dot by Darice and enter my card for the challenge.

Here are the instructions for my trifold shutter card.

1. Cut base card 5½" x 12".

2. Score at 2", 4", 8" 10" (only 1½" down at the top and 1½" up from the bottom at the 2" and 10" points).

3. Measure in 1½" on both the long sides and cut from the 2" score line to the 10" score line.

4. Fold along the score lines as shown in the photo.

Thursday 19 September 2013


After seeing a design team call for Papermill Direct, I thought 'nothing ventured, nothing gained', so I decided to enter. The theme was 'Autumn', which took me totally out of my comfort zone, away from my usual colours. I decided to make a Shadow Box card, using shades of brown and orange.
 You can see details of the Papermill Design Team Challenge here.

Friday 13 September 2013

Shadow Box Cards

I saw the instructions for making Shadow Box cards in a magazine a while ago and have eventually found time to make two cards using this technique. I altered the dimensions slightly as I wanted to make bigger cards.  The first card is for a friend's birthday next week, using some of the lovely Lavinia stamps.  I used Ink Dusters and ink pads for the background.  The flowers were punched out and used to make a border around the aperture. The sides looked too plain, so I used a border punch to finish off the card.
The Lavinia Stamps Challenge for September is 'Add a Flower'.  You can see all the other beautiful challenge entries here.
UPDATE: My entry to the challenge was picked out as the winner! I now have lots of lovely new Lavinia stamps to play with!  Thank you, Lavinia Stamps, for such a fabulous prize.

As it's our wedding anniversary tomorrow, I made this Shadow Box card for Alan. I resisted the temptation to use blue and white (Bristol Rovers colours) and stayed with the traditional red this year!

Tuesday 3 September 2013

Get Well Soon

I find making a get well card for a man a bit tricky, so today I decided to use a 'collapsed' dragon stamp to make the card needed. I coloured the dragon using Stardust pens, which unfortunately didn’t scan very well, they looked much more effective on the card.  Well....I'd better get the card in the post.  TFL