Thursday, 29 July 2010

90th Birthday

I have been asked to make two cards for a lady who goes to the Village Stitchers, a stitching circle that I belong to, she will reach the wonderful age of 90 next month! The gold and cream card will be from everyone at Stitchers so had to be fairly plain inside to allow everyone room to write something. The other card I made into an apature card with the Vintage lady on the inside of the card. I also made matching boxes which were lined with gold tissue paper. All I have to do now is to make another card for me to give this lovely lady.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Elusive Images stamps

Here are two cards I have made using stamps from the beautiful new Elusive Images underwater range. They are both coloured with Twinkling H2Os and the scales are touched with Crystal Stickles to give an extra shimmer. The background just behind the mermaid is given a little colour using glimmer chalks and the sea dragon has the edges sponged with Dusty Concord Distress inks.

The background paper of the mermaid card is Graphicus (from the Guild Members pack) and although it doesn't show up very well on the photo I have stamped onto it using Brilliance Platinum Planet and some of the silhouette mermaids and underwater plants, this gives a shadowy glimpse of the images.

The "frame" of the sea dragon is a shimmery paper that picks up the colour of the dragon beautifully. I have then cut out the pots, sea plant, seaweed etc and put on the outside of the frame, some flat others standing out using sticky pads, I'm really pleased with the results.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Adrian's Birthday card

It's Adrian's (my Son) birthday next month and this is the card I have made. I should perhaps point out that he is a forty something not a child but as he is in a very high pressured and demanding job I thought these words were ideal and it will apeal to his sense of humour. I would like to enter it into the Passion for Promarkers Tuesday challenge but I'm not sure I can remember how to do the ... here is .. thingy!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Once upon a time ....

Once Upon a Time .... that's the theme for this month's ATC swap on the Cardmaking and papercraft forum. You can make between 1 and 4 ATCs so this month I have made 5! Four for the swap and 1 for Spyder as a thank you for running it and here they are... well you can't have a Once upon a time without a Happily ever after can you?

Sunday, 4 July 2010

40th Birthday card

I've been asked to make a 40th birthday card for a man who loves Koi Carp so here's what I've come up with. The backgrounds are made by spraying card with glimmer mists. The underwater plants are from the new Elusive Images Underwater range of stamps (can't wait to use the mermaid ones). The Koi Carp is a Joanna Sheen stamp, it looks slightly blurred on the photo but that is because I stamped and coloured it first onto card and then onto a scrap of sheer gold organza that I found lying around my craftroom. The fabric gives the effect of movement as you look at it hence the reason it looks blurred on the photo.