Saturday, April 2, 2011

A mothers day card

Hello all just finsihed this card today it is for my sisters and brothers to give to my mum tomorrow for mothers day. Picture is not what you would expect for a mothers day card but trust me she will like this one :)

I followed the sketch on Mojo Monday for this one and used the new papers I bought from quixotic Paperie at the weekend :) the sentiment is computer generated and the image is hand coloured with copic markers. 

As you can see from this picture the inside is also decorated to mach I love these papers 

This is a close up of the image - I received this in a swap so I am not sure who it is by but if any one knows please let me know as I would like some more like this one they are brilliant. 

I am entering this card in to the following challenges

Mojo Monday - Sketch
My time to craft - Mums the word
Copic creations - favourit copic technique

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A recipe book

Hello ladies I hope you are all well. I have been busy today making a little recipe bok for my new E-Shop on facebook, I wanted to try and get some bits up for mothers day and thought this would be perfect. I used the sketch on Friday sketchers for this one I hope you like it. I bound this myself using my bind it all and the image is of course a magnolia image which I couloured using my copic markers.

This is the front of the book the papers are by K&Co I have had them for so long i can't remember which pack they are from so if you know please can you let me know so I can buy some more :) 

This is the first of the inside pages they all look very similar just with different papers this is the cover for the starter section. 

This is the view from the side I made it strong enough to be able to stand on it's own that way when you have the recipe you want to use you can have it open on that page. 

I am entering this in to the following challenges;

Creative inspirations - no square cards allowed
Simon says stamp - Mothers day/girlie

Friday, March 4, 2011

A notebook for a friend

Hello, I thought i would show you a notebook I made for my friend Laura for her birthday. I got her a cup that said office goddess on so I thought I would take a picture to match. I have followed the sketch on Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge blog and have also used one of her images, I love these images they are great fun to work with;

I made this note book from scratch using some thick card board which i covered on both sides to make the front and back covers and then I cut some line paper up to make the insides. I bound this all together using my bind it all. The image was coloured using copics and I used distress inks around the edge to make it not so white and in your face. I am really pleased with how this turned out. Just need to make one for me now :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Wedding

Hello all if there is anyone still there I thought I would show you what I have been busy with these are the rest of the bits I created for my brothers wedding;

This is the table plan - They had a wintery theme but also wanted some red as the bridesmaids dresses were red and so were the flowers. The blue card i bought pre embossed from my local garden centre i really wanted to do this myself to be honest but I couldn't find the correct colour card un embossed. 

This is a view looking on to the top table - I made the Winter Wonderland sign and you can just about see the favour boxes I made here too. I do have a template and instructions for these as I made them with the Score pal but as there wasn't any instructions for making them using a standard UK size of A4 card I amended this to suit. 

Here is a view of one of the tables you can see the favor boxes more here I will see if I can find a close up too

And last but not least these are the name cards I made - I did one of these for everyone and on the back they have each got their menu choice printed on as I know how easy it is to forget what you have ordered when you order it months in advance

So this along with the fact that I have been out running 3-4 nights a week has really eaten in to my time for crafting and to be honest it began to become more of a chore than fun so I took some time off. I am hoping to head off to your blogs now for some inspiration and to catch up with some of the bits I have missed (there is no way I will see everything) and then who knows I might make a card this evening. 

Thank you for popping by xx