Friday, 30 March 2012

Polka Doodles

I wanted to do some grunge
What better to use that Polka Doodles Pretty Tuff I love Nikki Halls images and backing papers. I layered two of the papers but use MCS to print the birthday greeting and Footy Fan message. used the same papers again to make the smaller mat but grouped them together before printing also the sentiment I coloured to match the card and printed out the footballer. I used small die around the footballer so had to cut around his foot and lifter out of the die before cutting so he looks like he is running off the shaped mat. I finished with a decoupage football a mixture of fired brick and Black soot distress ink around the edges of the layers

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Setting the scene with My Craft Studio

 This is CD crafting, I've had this CD but this is the first time I've used the images and not added any other embellishments if you know what I mean.

You are able to choose your own background and add extras into the foreground. the fence and dog are decoupaged and I printed the greeting directly onto the card along with the background.

There are a  load of images to choose from it really is a brilliant CD and the software MCS professional is a great programm and so easy to use.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Playing with my spellbinders again!         I came up with this baby card.I used Sue Wilson's idea                                I saw her demonstrate on C&C she has now posted a tutorial for it (fancy nesty tutorial) it looks difficult but its not I used the large picote edge circle die to creat the centre piece a smaller one for the Babies name.   My See Dees Cute & Cuddly stamps for the background inside and outside the card in pale shade of blues, then added Glitter , ribbon anf a little gem.


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Invitation for an 18th

Some samples I did for an 18th a girl who loves shoes.

I used a variety of dies the heart was a sizzix, 18 cuttlebug,  the gothic accent was spellbinder shapability which I have used on the first two cards, the shoe is a punch that also had a handbag with it
You can see on the middle card I used the left over peice of the handbag as a stencil and added a gem. the last card I used a stamp by Anita

Monday, 26 March 2012

Pear Anniversay

Back to my Spellbinders and Grand Callibur! I chose a pearly coloured card for the card and the dies as a tone on tone style. I printed the greeting then used pearl embossing powder.
The Dies i used were Edgibilities Classic Bracket to create the boarders.
Marianne creative die twice to get the fancy outer mat.
Beaded Circles for the base of the decoupage to which I added liquid pearls.
I used the little heart cutouts as extras around the dies

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Gardening Man

Again staying a male theme This is card I used Do crafts forever friends CD with MCS I added the persons name to the hat printed out the Decoupage added the greeting to the seed stick. The background I got from setting the scene from MCS cut out the decoupage and put it all together. this was an easy card to make as the My Craft Studio software is very easy to use

Its A Mans World

Staying with a Man theme, I used my Its a mans world Stamps paper pieced the chair and coloured the rest with Pro markers I masked this and used Boys Toys ( See Dees stamps ) for the bike in the background the wine bottle and glass I stamped coloured and cut out.

I printed the card useing MCS for the greeting and Bike background then faded it out slightly.
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis rectangle was used for my Stamped image also the Buckle and the lets celebtrate message was embossed with Forever friends embossing strips on Co ordinations card and sanded back.

I can recomend the Its A Mans World Stamps by Paper Mania there are 3 in the set and covers everything in a quirky way.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Golfer

I used Jolly Nations Decoupage for this card and craft Artist to create the Ribbon and Paper for the greeting.
I used Spellbinder labels to matt and layer the backing for the golfer
I chose to use Brown and Blue to match the jumper and some Spiced Marmalade distressed ink to edge the ribbon, card and greeting label.

I love Jolly Nations but dont often see there products in the local craft shops. I got these from QVC along with some stamps

Friday, 23 March 2012

Party Animal

A card for a 17 year old Party Animal I Stamped the image using Its a Mans world stamps (papermania) I coloured using Pro Markers and Inked the edges using a selection of Distress inks.
The Greeting was printed using a Cocktail font I love this font it comes with the bubbles and without

Thursday, 22 March 2012

New addition to our house

My gorgeous little baby Dora out for a run in the field she is nine months old.
I love taking her for walks and often while she is running wild in  the field I get inspiraton for my next card

Pretty and Pink

My Darling Wife
I made this card using the Docrafts Designer CD. I love CD crafting and have so many that it can take longer looking through all the resource you have ,than it can to make the card.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A Mother's Day Selection

 Mother's Day I love making these cards it gives me a chance to experiment with my Spellbinder dies mixing them up and incorporating stamping techniques and ribbon ruffling on the last card.
I used the Grand Calibur for these cards but sometimes use my Big shot for smaller projects

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Anniversary medal

I was asked to make a Fun card for a 40th Anniversary that looked like a rosette or medal and came upi with this. I used a mixture of Spellbinder and Marianne Dies.

I Love making Fun cards and think I managed to keep the decorum of the Anniversary, Ican tell you it was received very well and has taken pride of place

Butterfly Pazzles

I used my lovely Pazzles machine to cut the edge for this card used flourish stamps for the background. I printed the greeting and used a Spellbinder die to the fancy shape and a few punched out butterflies and Gems.

(Note to myself)

I need to use my Pazzles more as i got the Inspiration Studio Pro software for Christmas but have not had much time to play with it.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Butterfly retirement

I loved making this retirement card

I used my beloved spellbinder dies the nesting butterflies to make the apertures then used them on a co-ordinating card to insert in the apertures I used other labels for the greeting and sentiments also my edgabilities and finished with ribbon and liquid sparkles

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Golden Anniversary

I used My Spellbinder dies again for this card in cream and gold I think these two colours always look so opulent together and suit a golden wedding.

I use a mixture of the dies but printed the the greetings out by PC first