Sunday, September 19, 2010

A birthday card for a good friend

It is one of mine and my husbands birhtdays on on Wednesday and this is the card i have made for him. He has actually already had it as we celebrated his birthday yesterday :) The image is one I won from the Greeting Farm a little while back now I am really liking this little dude.
The paper is from the Basic Grey cupcake collection and the blue backing paper is from the paper cellar. The sentiment is hand stamped and then mounted on to the blue card stock. I have coloured the image with copic markers as always and have shaded around the outside of the image in C1 which i think although you can't see it brilliantly in this image, in real life really makes the image pop. 

I have used string to wrap around the card and make a little bow as I think this always looks a bit more appropriate for male cards :) we actually bought this for my cats to play with but I am sure they don't mind sharing. 

I hope you are all well out there in blogland. I have been busy making 2 more cards today and still have another 2 made that I haven't posted yet. I am hoping to post another one this week but at the moment most of my time is taken up training for the great eastern run on the 10th October. I am running the half marathon in aid of Sue Ryder Care if you would like to sponsor me please follow the link on my sidebar. Any sponsors are greatly appreciated and I know will really help push me through those 13.2 miles. 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 

Copic creations - Shading in and around the image
Daring Card makers - there's something in the air
The secret crafter - Anything goes

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A late birthday card

It is my brother in laws birthday on Tuesday and this is the card I have made for him. He has actually away on holiday at the moment i was meant to get the card to him before he left but i completley forgot so I thought I would make a suitable card using this fab 'late' image from Mo Manning.

The papers are Wild Saffron by K&Co I have inked the edges of them using rusty hinge distress inks. The clocks were printed off on my pc and then inked using the distress inks and mounted on to card. I have popped a few of them up using foam pads. The tag was also computer generated and inked in the same way. 

I coloured the image using copic markers, here is a close up; 

I have been learning how to do folds in clothes recently, I think this is my best attempt so far. it took me ages but I am pleased with it. I have also been learning to colour fur so I have used this technique for this image too :) 

I hope you like my card I am entering it in to the following challenges; 

Mojo Monday - Sketch 
Digital tuesday challenge - dots and stripes - I have both of these in my background paper 

A card for my sister to give to her boyfriend

Hello all, i seem to be getting worse at this posting on my blog I have a few cards to post so am going to spread them out over the next few days. I made this card for my sister to give to her boyfriend, he is off to uni soon so they aren't going to be able to see each other as much and she wanted a card to give him.

I received this image in a swap aaaaaages ago it is perfect considering my sister asked me for a sad bear image :) I coloured him with copic markers using a tutorial from Susanne Dean.

Here is a close up of the bear 

I also made it so you can take the tag out and enter in a little message 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges; 

Creative inspirations - Autumn colors - design team call
Pile it on - Layers
Allsorts challenge - autumn colours