Sunday, 27 March 2011

For My Mum

All Mums are special and mine is no exception. I don't see her as often as I'd like but she is always there when I need her and when she needs me I do whatever I can to help. I love making cards for the special people in my life - but sometomes I feel they lack the verse that conveys how much they mean to you and how special they are.

The card shape was cut using the Wild Card Cricut cartridge, I have embossed the frame and used Promarkers to colour the LOTV image. I love their images - and I like to think this is perfect as me and my Mum spend a lot of time discussing things over a cup of coffee, especially when we get to sneak off to Meadowhall for a spot of mother daughter retail therapy. The stamp on the envelope is from Stampin Up - I feel there has been a distinct lack of of butterflies in my creations recently.

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Entering this for The Crafty Pads Design Challenge - For the Mums Allsorts Challenge - For a Special Lady I love promarkers - Go Dotty LOTV Challenge - Punch it

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Another birthday

Yes its the third birthday in my family this week - this time its my brother-in-law so another mans card! I used this LOTV image (I haven't got many suitable for men) and one of my new Stampin Up Papers. I really like these old print papers. The pocket watch was a free stamp and I have used it on shrink plastic to make the little embellishments that match the stamp on the envelope. The little photo corners have been sat in a pot for a couple of years - don't know why I've never used them before, they add a nice finishing touch. The image was coloured with promarkers. Entering this for the Anything Goes Challenge - Make your own embellishments.
Hope you're all enjoying the lovely spring sunshine.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Happy Birthday Dad

A much simpler design this time - the image is from Patchwork Pals and is coloured with Promarkers. The letters were cut with the Jasmine Cricut cartridge. Not sure if I should add some embellishments, mens cards are so tricky!! (Note to self - must by some more male images) It had to be a Goalie - my parents met when my mum was the sister on casualty and dad was injured during a cup final. She had him stitched, and out of casualty, in time to be back on the pitch, before the end of the match - he still found time to ask her out on a date though! A fortnight ago Matthew had a match near Lincoln so Mum and Dad met use there - at the age of 74 he couldn't resist having a go in goal and he made a save.

Entering this for I love Promarkers - Mens Cards and Cupcake Craft Challenge Monochromatic.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

New stamps

A birthday card for my sister-in-law, we have a run of birthdays and anniversarys in our family at the end of March. Quite appropriate as my maiden name was Hare - and there are a few Mad March Hares amongst them!! The images and sentiments on this card are from LOTV and I have designed this using their challenge sketch. The large flower shapes and branches were cut with the Cricut - I'm starting to get to grips with it now. The main image was coloured using promarkers. I'm really pleased with the end result, but as usual when I sat back and did the mantlepiece test, it was clear that a few items weren't quite straight. C'est la vie!
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Entered for LOTV Challenge 88 Sketch by Bev
Craft Your Days Away Challenge - For Mum or a Special Lady

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A birthday gift and alternative to a card.

I have a friend with a birthday this week, who is partial to a drop of Jagermeister, so her present is a bottle of this, with an oversized tag decorated in the Jagermeister colours instead of a card. I used the squiggle stamp Miss Evie Wonderland and the'Drink Me' phrase from Alice in Wonderland of course. The label was cut with my new Cricut expression as were the words. I added over sized decorative eyelets and flowers which have been layered with images stamped onto shrink plastic. I really like the way the colours work together. Hope she likes it.
Entered for:
Cupcake Craft Challenges 'Anything But Square'
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 'Friendship'
Creative Cottage Challenge ' Tag Your It'

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