Sunday, 20 May 2012

Some recent cards

I was lucky enough recently to be able to have a whole afternoon crafting as my in laws looked after the children for us. This was a real treat as usually I can only craft after 8pm once the kids are in bed!!
I worked hard and got quite a few cards made up. Here are some of them. I have put them up for sale on my facebook page and am proud to say quite a few have already been sold!!

8x8 Card using HunkyDory For the Girls collection.

Another 8x8 Hunky Dory card

Another from the HunkyDory Collection

And another Hunky Dory!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Some more commissions

The brief for this card was 'Calligraphy'. I used the Calligraphy section on Joanna Sheens Jane Shasky cd. The backing paper was inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The topper was made using a Big Scalloped Oval Grand Nestie with the Heartfelt Creations Oval Window as an accent. The flowers were made using a Spellbinder Persian Motif die. The topper and flowers were also inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Again this is an 8x8 card.

The brief for this card was 'Boats/Seaside'. I used one of the new Michael Powell stamps and coloured with a combination of Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The backing papers are from the Michael Powell papers and the bunting and birds are cardstock stickers from the Portobello Road range from Do Crafts.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


I thought I would share with you some of the recent cards I have been commissioned to make.
For the first I was given the brief of baking or cakes. I used the Polka Doodles Paper Boutique 1 cd and the sugary cake template. This card is the A4 version. I used all five layers on both the front and back which makes a really sturdy card. I added glitter spray to the icing and some ribbon to the front along with a sentiment from the Polka Doodles Candy Doodles cd. This was a 60th Birthday Card.

The second card I was commissioned to make was for an 80th birthday. Brief was floral. I emailed some images across and the client chose the two on the card. I made an A4 gatefold card from pearl card and decoupaged the images. I added some lace and a marianne die swirl to the front. Inside the card is a pretty insert. Images are from the Joanna Sheen, Jane Shasky cd.

The third card was for an animal loving university lecturer. I used images from Joanna Sheens Furry Friend cd and Spellbinders labels 7 die. The happy birthday paper/sentiment was made in Docrafts Digital Designer with a greeting from the Forever Friends cd.