Why do I always do it? Look at the birthdays for the next month on the last day of the month! Then I have to rush to make cards for the people who are born at the beginning of the month! Will I ever learn? Probably not.
So I had to make a quick card for a friend! I have used some lovely stamps I got on my birthday. Though you can't see it in the photo I coloured the foam with perfect pearls. The little pearls are a bargain find at a pound shop and actually nail decorations
Philip came out of school crying today! They had had a sheet read out to them in class that was written by one of his friends. It was about bullying and the boy concerned had said he wanted to kill himself!! These children are 9! He has been bullied - the note obviously really upset Philip so he has made him this card to show that he cares.
I've made some boy cards with some woodware stamps. I think the images are fab cause they aren't too cute to use for boys. I stamped the images then coloured them in with stampin' up watercolour wonder crayons.
I thought it might be good to make some scrapbook pages of my favourite cafe in Oxford - so here it is! I love to go and sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in here whether I am on my own or with other people.
I started by cutting two circles with the cricut. Then I stamped them both with images from Jayne Nestroenko. I then coloured the mouse in with watercolour pencils. The circles were then matted onto red DCWV paper. Some ribbon was added to the edge of the large circle, a paperclip and red acrylic circles added.
A new stamp set today this one is Penny Black . He has been stamped using brown stazon and coloured with watercolour pencils. I covered a slide mount with gold paper and added a prima held in place with a pink brad. Of course a little bit of ribbon makes an appearance! Hedgehog coloured and made the same way .
Allison's Challenge this week is "Flowers" so here is mine! Part of the challenge is no ribbons - how cruel is that??? So I used no ribbon I stamped the flower with Olive Green Stazon and added stickles to the vase. I used gems to brighten it up. I could only use two colours so picked green and pink - dunno why cause they are an odd choice really but it seems to work!
I started by stamping the words and leaves and buttons with vintage sepia versafine. I then cut out the leaves. For the backing paper I used K & co button paper. I added glossy accents to random buttons on the paper. The card was finished of with cream ribbon and a gold buckle cut with the quickutz.
Another birthday present stamp! The pretty Lola! I stamped her in black stazon and the coloured with watercolour pencils. I then mounted her on holographic card. The pink card and mesh are by Papermania and the background paper is Laura Ashley. I finished her off with some pretty pink flowers and a touch of pink stickles. This card has been made with presents how lucky am I??
At last a chance to craft! A weekend of very little crafting! This card has been made with a gorgeous stamp I got for my birthday. I stamped it with versafine vintage sepia then added stickles to the swirls by the birds feet. Glossy accents were added to the postmark. Backing paper is from DCWV old world stack. I made a thin strip of paper to thread through a quickutz buckle and added a quickutz tag. It was all finished of with a sprinkling of gems
Allison's Challenge this week is "All Boxed Up" so I made a box. I took 5 chipboard coasters and coloured them with a Pool dabber and a copper dabber around the edges! I then stamped each side with blue stazon. I then punched holes around the edges with my crop-o-dile. Brown ribbon was then threaded through the holes (boy that was a struggle!) Then I finished it off with some acetate butterflies!
This scrapbook page is meant to be a double layout for Lesleys Challenge on Craftswap but I didn't have enough photos so this is half of it part 2 to follow! I'm quite pleased with this page cause even though it is Christmas Day it's not a Chrismassy page
For this weeks challenge I have stamped the bird image by Stampers Anonymous with black versafine, adding some detail with the glossy accents and added a blue gem to his eye. Then I stamped the Inkadinkado quote stamp in the same versafine ink and three of the gems were added - this was then mounted onto holographic silver card. I then layered up three different background papers and added a ribbon.
An easy card for an order today for a first granddaughter! I cut the baby face out with my sizzix and then cut it again in white and embossed the clothes and bow with a cuttlebug embossing folder. I then printed the words from the compuer and cut a tag shape on the sizzix again! I finished the card with some fuzzy baby girl hands and a ribbon for the tag.
The only reason this card has been named as it is is because the film French Kiss with Meg Ryan is on the television at the moment.
I stamped the background of the card with swirls. The stamped the take time tag image 4 times on different papers. I cut out different parts of the tag from the various papers and placed them back on the tag! Confused yet? I then inked up some small grungeboard shapes and added gold krylon pen. I finished it off with some doo dahs, white inkssentials pen and glossy accents which as usual I didn't wait long enough for them to dry before taking the photo!! Oh and a bit of ribbon and a brad and a tiny eyelet!
For Allison's Challenge this week you had to burn part of your card but me being a real coward I couldn't. Allison had added a link to her blog showing how to burn using inks - well how to make it look burnt then! So I did that instead! Much safer So I inked the stamp with distress inks then went round the edges of the tag with my scissors to make it look raggy (I can't find my edge distresser anywhere!) Then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The text was added with the vintage photo ink too. I then added eyelets and grungeboard which was inked in pink. A dragonfly brad finishes it off.