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Friday, 30 November 2007

Puppy Waterfall Card

Just made this card for my husband's birthday. Whilst searching the internet yesterday for 3D decoupage sheets I came across an excellent site called Myware Designs selling lovely download sheets and I couldn't resist buying a couple of the waterfall sets. I am not very good at resisting the temptation to buy anything and everything craft related!!!

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Victorian Birthday Card

I can hardly believe it is just over 2 weeks since I posted anything on my blog, been too busy!!! I spent a lot of time wondering what type of card to make for a friend and finally settled on this lovely rose image and papers from Joanna Sheen's Cardmakers Year CD. My first thought was to make a flower shop with the Helping Hands window template but I have had lots of cards to make and wasn't feeling brave enough to attempt using the template for the first time. I hope it will turn out to be easier than it sounds fingers crossed. I used the Keepsake Illusion board to make the letters inside the card and the bow on the back, the backing paper behind the rose image is parchment put through the Cuttlebug using the script embossing folder.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Elusive Images Mackintosh Stamp Card

This is my first card using the wonderful Elusive Images Mackintosh bauble stamp set. I love these stamps as they can be used for any type of card without the hangers so they are not just for Christmas. I thought it would look good stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate before colouring and am pleased with the result as my first attempt at this technique several months ago resulted in a burned tangled mess!!! Just realised this is the first time I have made my own aperture card too, thanks to the Cuttlebug.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

DCM Corrugated Challenge

I enjoyed this week's DCM challenge (to use corrugated cardboard on a card) once I had found the corrugated card I banished to the depths of a craft cupboard last month convinced I would never ever use it! I have used it to make the bow and border across the bottom half of the card. The tree is a new stamp, the background was brayered onto paper and torn. The backing paper inside the gold frame is some I stamped last year with H2O paints, just added a couple of eyelets and some brown ribbon with copper wire twisted round it, oh and a button.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Anniversary Card

In spite of having mountains of housework to do this weekend I manged a couple of cards today (well just 2) and here is one of them. A wedding anniversary card using an image from Casablanca on Joanna Sheen's Hollywood CD. The black and white paper is by Pink Petticoat and the white flowers are a self adhesive strip I bought last year just stuck onto the red card blank.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

DCM.....and cut!

This week's Daring Cardmakers challenge is to make a card (any theme) with an element of handcutting. Here is my attempt using cut out letters printed in a fancy font. I cut the deckle edge rectangle framing the stamped image, the lilac paper and the card edges. It was a huge relief to get away from Christmas cards!!!