Monday, 21 July 2014

a couple more cards

the first card is an image stamped and decoupaged, then cut out with a circle die,
which was mounted onto 3 scalloped circles in differing shades of blue,
which were then mounted onto 3 large blue scalloped circles that form a rocker card.
I made some flowers and leaves and put them on, and die cut 'happy birthday'
as the sentiment, then added 3 gems

the 2nd card is a SWALK topper mounted on pink mirri card. A blank white card was punched down the right side with a doily punch, and a strip of white card was double punched, then tiny pink gems added.
this was placed underneath the image on top of pink paper punched at the right again.
I made some flowers and leaves, added them and some buttons and a pink
and white striped bow

oak house studio challenge

the challenge is 'happy ever after'
 so this is either a wedding or an anniversary card,

it is an 8 x 8 ivory card, the background is the large walesby heart randomly stamped in silver pigment ink,
then a piece of orange shaded card was run through an embossing folder.

the medium walesby heart was stamped and gilded with silver gilding flakes, as I wanted it to stand out

then the sentiment was stamped in the silver ink and diecut. This was placed in a corner,
then an ivory bow added top left, and pearls to the other 3 corners

Saturday, 19 July 2014

a couple more "Summer" cards

hello again, this week I have been making 2 more cards for my grand daughter,
Summer, who will soon be 3.
I find it great that I can make so many cards for one child because I have 4 daughters, and I also make the cards my mum sends, so I can do all sorts of things.

this is the front of the card

and this is the back

a close up. I used the Kanban animal stamps, the Tim Holtz arches, held together with ribbon,

then the grass was cut using a Docrafts border, and bunting was made using Sizzix bunting die and stamp set

the above card is made using Crafters Companion cd and some card from a sweet treats paper and card pack,, it is a good pack for chlidren as it is so bright and cheerful

and this is the last one, from the Crafters Companion Bebunni cd, was pleased with it when I finished, but then looked at the others and thought "Whoops, not quite as complicated as the others", so 1 daughter will think she got the one nobody wanted, so scroll down and see what I made to go with the card

a placemat with her name on it, I just printed it off the cd, added the letters and laminated.
Hope this makes up for the card - what do you think?

Sunday, 13 July 2014

another couple of "one stamp" projects

I used the Oak House Studio walesby heart to decorate the jug made from a Dreamees template

I made the jug out of blue card, then matted cream card stamped with the walesby heart,
then I made the lupins from a small flower stamp from Oak House Studios,
the trailing ivy is different size ivy leaves from Oak House again, these are glued onto green memory cord and shaped as required,


the large flowers are the walesby heart layered up, one flower from the medium stamp, and 2 from the small one

I coiled a few pices of green card to add, and some dark green spiked leaves, and the 2 leaf stalks are leaf stamps glued onto a wooden skewer. The lupins are made on skewers too

then I made a christmas tree, by stamping different sized hearts in colour chemistry forest green, and pinning them onto a polystyrene shape, then added tinsel and bows

Friday, 11 July 2014

Oak House studio one stamp project

this weekend is the "one stamp" 24 hour marathon stamping weekend.
there are 24 hours to make as many different project using only 1 stamp [well 3 this time], and it is their "walesby heart" which comes in large, medium and small
these are beautiful stamps, so I have been having a play, as I am busy at the weekend, I started early

so here we are, my first project is a plain pale blue scarf, a cheapy I came across, so I stamped the heart onto it with midnight blue colour chemistry inkpad.
 I am really pleased with the result, it has made a cheap scarf look classy

and here is a bit of a close up, it is really difficult to show how nice it looks


next I made a dangly thingy, don't know what to call it 
the hearts were stamped with powder blue colour chemistry inkpad, onto white card that had been cut out using the sizzix nesting hearts.
I did 3 of the large and the medium size, and 6 of the small size, then edged in red and stuck back to back to make a dimensional heart ,with some bakers twine in the middle.
I threaded teal coloured wooden beads inbetween the hearts, the large set, then small set then medium and another small set at the bottom

a bit of a close up

shows off the woodgrain effect in my door really well !!!!!

for my next project I made a heart shaped gift box using the crafters companion ultimate pro board,
I stamped the large heart all the way around the side of the box with amethyst colour chemistry ink pad, on the box lid I used the doily edge punch from tonic, and put purple ribbon around the lid lip, and tied a bow.

for the flower, I stamped 3 hearts in a triangle shape twice for each size heart with the amethyst ink pad, then curled and shaped the petals, then layered it all up, and glued a gem as the centre, then glued it centrally on the top of the box. The little purple twisted shapes are made from some memory cord I had forgotton I had until I had a bit of a tidy up, so I thought they would finish my flower off nicely.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

birthday cards

this week I have been doing some family birthday cards,
the first is for my eldest daughter, who is into pinks and purples

 this one is for my grand daughter who will be 3


you can see from these next 2 what her name is

This is the box for another card for Summer

this is where you sign the card

and this is the card, as you can see I went for bright colours, as most children love these

a bit hard to see, but I cut happy birthday from the britannia dies in pale pink mirri card

and then cut the same card for  her name, I bought the alphabet dies and am so pleased with them
I have been thinking about these dies for ages, as you know I make all the birthday cards 
for my grandson's special school, so they will really get some use