Hi all well thats the last of the festive season cards made and delivered, All shopping done now sitting down to relax and watch Miracle on 34th street
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Monday, 5 November 2012
Well not been here for a wee while! I have been really busy with cards and wedding orders also went on a girlie holiday there where 9 of us we had agreat time and photos to prove. Our dog Dora is in season again so we decided to breed her this will take up a lot of time but i'm excited already. My youngest son and girlfriend are expecting a baby in April! Excitment again that will be eight grandchildren god help me if they visit all at once.Girls in the Ice Bar in Torremolinos
This is me in the Ice Bar
This is me in the Ice Bar
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Hi all I have not been able to update my blog for a few months! Ive been really busy with Weddings and Grandchildren. Our latest addition to the McArthur Family was born in July a Little Boy Jude. Hes was a little poorly when he was born but hes getting there. I have been told there will also be another addition sometime in the Spring! OMG that will be 8.
Monday, 18 June 2012
Sunday, 17 June 2012
I have not been able to post anything for a while Ive been busy with Wedding Stationery I didnt have time to schedule either so I have posted Scrap pages for today and tomorrow I also have a lot of photos of cards I need to add. I will need to schedule them as I will be on holiday hopefully I will bring the sun back with me abd some great and funny photos to share with you all so I appologise I have not been able to visit all your fantastic blogs will see you all soon
Monday, 4 June 2012
I created this card in Craft artist using "More than just feathers" MCS CD
I created the mat and layered backgrounds for the image and both greetings also added shadow brushes
Then added the Zebra image and greetings and printed this straight onto the card.
I finished with cosmic shimmer silver PVA glue for the pearls and added a little silver bow from the Paper mania range.
Sunday, 3 June 2012
This card I created in MCS using "More than Feathers" CD
I used a spotted background just slightly larger than the image to give a mat and layered effect.
Printed the greeting in a chunky font I then printed it straight onto the card and added a black and white bow from the papermania range and finally added a few red liquid pearl drops
Saturday, 2 June 2012
I used Docrafts digital designer for this card I printed out the letters and tatty ted decoupage first. then I designed the background using design mats in the shapes option added the greeting added the two ribbons.
All the papers were from the papermania timecapsule CD its a brilliant source and a neverending supply of pretty papers for every occasion.
Friday, 1 June 2012
This card I created in Craft Artist I used my own digi kit for the background and coloured it to match the favourite team of the birthday boy. I used a Punch to cut out the sections of the football on the front stamped the middle section and used a cuttlebug font dies for the numbers.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Two cards for two friends with different tastes in stars
I created both these cards in Craft artist the heart background faded down and the greeting. I imported the photos into intelligent frames but coloured the mat backgrounds to match in with the card.
I finished with a few eyelets a metal flower and brad and a few dots of liqud pearls
Monday, 28 May 2012
I used Craft Artist to create this card along with The Zoo digi kit. For the background and font part of the greeting I used the special effects and turned it to wood the number two I used the metallic effect on.
I then reprinted the swinging monkey and the number two to add dimension to the card and finished with a couple of googly eyes/
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Grand daughters first birthday.
I used Craft Artist to create this card I used Nursery Rhyme Digital kit and the main image came from Crafters Companion Paintbox Poppets.
I printed out the main image from Craft Artist I used a round punch within the program to get the circle shape then cut it with the Beaded circle spellbinder die.
I created the background and greeting using the Nursery Rhyme digital kit I then added an organza ribbon bow and ruched a length up the side of the card and to finish I added a one, glitter and pink liquid pearls.
Saturday, 26 May 2012
I created this card using Craft Artist and used photo real images of beer caps the actual image I stamped using Nostalgia pastimes by Papermania. I decided not to colour this in as I liked it just the way it was. I used Black and white card for the two mats and cut these using labels twenty five I used black soot ink on the white mat to bring the focus into the image. I placed the beer caps as a header and footer and printed the greeting under these
Friday, 25 May 2012
Another CD I have not used in a while Card Creations Aroma notes again I used my Craft Artist to design the background and a Floral font for the greeting which I coloured to match. I printed off a Stackapage from the CD and cut it out I matted it onto a dark raspberry card placed it onto the card using foam pads to give a bit of dimension then added a few swirls, sequins and dots to finish.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
I have had this CD and never used it until now there are some beautiful papers, images, etc on this CD I used the images through my Craft Artist I created the background and added the greeting matching up the colours I then added the boy and girl and a few other embellishments printed out the card then printed out the girl, boy and some buttons to add as decoupage
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
I used cream and brown A4 card stock. Papermania Nostalgia Stamps. So trendy M-bossabilities and one of the Fancy tags, Labels fourteen and Vintage photo ink.
I embossed a piece of card to sit down the middle of the card but before embossing it I used my inkpad on one side of the m-bossability to get the mottled effect, I then matted it onto brown card. I stamped out the greeting, the main image and stamped 50 down each side of the card . I cut the image using Labels fourteen and a larger one in brown card for the mat. cut the greeting with the fancy tag. I used the ink on the main image and the greeting before removing them from the die. then put the card together using glue for the main strip down the middle and foam tape for the image and greeting to give dimension to the finished card
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
A fancy fold card inspired by Sue Wilson,
I decided to use Turquiose and white for this card and it was all done from A4 cardstock.
I used the Persian Dies Motifs and accents to create the main fancy fold instructions are on Sue's Blog.
I embossed one of the Persian accent dies along the edge rather than cut it.
Printed the greeting and cut it with a Damask accent die that reminds me of a fancy padlock. added a ribbon anf the numbers cut from a cuttlbug font set
Monday, 21 May 2012
This is an A4 Card I cut out the two mats in matching colours one plane and on a pearly card stock which I embossed. I rpinted the greeting direct to the card and the tag befor cutting it.
I used all my spellbinder flower and leaf dies with different shades of plain and patterned paper made up the flowers then decided which ones to use and were to place them.
I then used the romantic rectangle to cut the label also inking it before removing it from the die and made a treble bow. I stuck them using Glue gel. I finished with a few gems for the flower centers and a little glitter
Sunday, 20 May 2012
This card I used my m bossibilities and spellbinder flowers and some inspiration from Sue Wilson.
I cut my 2 mats Deep lavender and pearl white to use with an A5 card I pin pricked the outer edge of the card with a Tim Holts ruler. I embossed the pearl white card and stuck it to the lavender card I then cut out my flowers and leaves four of each inked them while they were still in the dies Stamped the greetings and cut with a die inking before removing it from the die.
I chose two ribbons both in shades of lavenders aithough the colours do not look great in the pictures, I do appologise must get my lighting right.
I put the card together I'm really pleased with the final result.
Saturday, 19 May 2012
I chose my colours white and Turquoise firstly I used several butterfly dies from different sets for this card and one was large enough to stamp the greeting on to, I used "Beautiful Wishes" stamp collection from Creative Expressions and another for the birthday age.
I embossed the top matt with an M bossibilities rounded the corners and cut a slightly larger matt in a Turquoise card I used Vellum in the same colour as a ribbon around the center of the card. I finished with three gems and some faux stitching around the edge of the card using a Sakura glitter pen.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Two cards I created in Docrafts digital designer using Tatty Ted and Spellbinders.
I picked the colours for the background mats from the photograph. chose which Ted and greetings I wanted to use placed them appropriately then printed them out along with the coloured sheets for my fancy matts.
I printed out two photos cut out the shaped backing matts and stuck them with foam tape to give height to the card. I embellished the card with a few punched out flowers and gems to match.