Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Mr & Mrs Leask's wedding card

Good afternoon everyone

I'm finally getting around to sharing with you the card I made for my cousin Colin and his beautiful wife Serena's wedding day.  Again, I chose to do a tealight candle card with the template being from Crafters Companion.

I tried to keep it very simple with 2 contrasting colours.  I wanted their names on there and the date of the wedding which I did.  When I was playing around with the 2 flowers I came across making the 2 ends to meet up into a love heart (not too bad for my first effort trying to keep the wire in a love heart shape).  I added peel offs around the edges to neaten the look up and finished off with some pearly bling and punched and embossed butterflies. 

Serena was absolutely delighted when she opened it.  I love these cards - it's a card and gift in one!  (I also kept the candles white sticking to the theme of a wedding obviously!).

Thank you for stopping to have a look.


Friday, 14 September 2012

Karoline's 21st Birthday Card

Good morning everyone,

Today I'm sharing with you a card I recently made for my brother's girlfriend Karoline's 21st birthday.

I used the free stamps in one of the recent issues of Creativity.  I used the flowers to stamps onto the card to give it a border, then used some old 'Hot of the Press' papers for the background.  I stamped the main girl image onto white card and also onto the same paper I used for the background and paper pieced her dress.  I thought it looked really effective with the dress matching the background paper.  I coloured her in with promarkers (I gave her brown hair too as Karoline's hair is brown).  To finish I added peel off border stickers and layered up flowers under the image and ontop to give it depth, added a Tulip range sentiment and some bling dots.  You can't really tell from the photo but glossy accents were also added to the cocktail glass to make it stand out more.

Thank you for stopping to have a look.

I would love to know what you think.



Sunday, 9 September 2012

First decopatch heart

Good evening all,

How are you all today?  Can't believe it's that time, almost time for Monday morning :( 

I thought I would share with you today my first decopatch item I have recently created, I bought this heart in a local craft shop Carole's Crafts after a demo that was held there.  Well it's simple - I'm now hooked!  Thank you Gill!  I also got the decopatch papers in Gill's shop as well.  When I finished it I varnished the heart and added some bling and ribbon on top to make it hang nicely.  The gems are the same on both sides of the heart.

I'm really pleased how this turned out.  Decopatch is surprisingly therapeutic - the next item I will show you is my decopatched letter 'L'...

Thank you for stopping to have a look, enjoy the rest of your evening.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Racing birthday card for Dean

Hello everyone

I am sharing with you today the birthday card I recently made for my little brother Dean who turned 23.

This was my first card I made with a digi stamp (from digi stamp boutique) and loved it.  I chose this image because Dean had put on a bet a few months ago and won.  What better image to use?!  I made the rosette from card (No.1 brother) and added ribbon to finish it off.  The image is coloured with promarkers and highlighted with a white gel pen (although I do feel I have gone over the top a bit with the highlighting...)  I wanted the card to stand out from the rest so made it into an easel card (needless to say he couldn't set it up when he opened it and I had to show him).  I added a border at the bottom for the folded part to stand against and added 'Happy Birthday Dean' and finished off with some blue dots and more ribbon.  I really like how this turned out and I think Dean was impressed too because he asked 'what website did you print that from?'  I said I coloured it myself - impressed!

I am entering this into the August 12 digstamp boutique challenge http://digistampboutique.blogspot.co.uk/p/august-12-customer-competition.html

Thank you for stopping and taking the time to have a look.