Saturday, 19 June 2010

Gruffie & Nippy

Here is the fabulous card I received from Jennie {The Wife} in the Crafty Place June swap. Thank you Jennie! I love the blissful relaxation of Gruffie and the way you have linked your card to the song, Lazy Crazy Days of Summer. Can you tell me what you used to tie on the buttons please? It's so fine compared to the stuff I've got.

Here's a photo of the 'Animal' themed card I made for Jennie in the Crafty Place June Swap. The images are the lovely 'Nippy' from Little Musings. She does the most delightful drawings and I fell in love with this little chap as soon as I saw him. My original plan was to use some of my stash of animal related goodies and papers with paw prints but they were far too busy and colourful to enhance the images.

So, I had another think & came up with this, silver holographic mirri card as a base, with Pink Petticoat black & white gingham strips. The images were layered on to the black reverse of dark grey gemstones card stock, as was the craftwork cards sentiment. All were raised with sticky pads. A flower fashioned from black & silver card candy completes the look. ( I did try to put glossy accents on the dogs noses but instead of making them look wet & healthy as a dogs nose should they just looked a mess so took it off ) So sorry, Jennie if I left traces......thought I'd better get the card in the post before I did any more damage.........

I'd like to enter my card in this challenge  craftaliciouschallenges 'Monotone'
And  Seeing Double at One stitch at a time

Thursday, 17 June 2010


This is the card I made for Niki's {Glittermum on MSE} birthday.
The paper is Pink Petticoat pistachio (sp?) dots layered onto green dotty bazill which I also used for the scalloped circle. The image is also Pink Petticoat coloured on the pc. The butterflies punched with my MS punch looked too plain so I added gold peel offs to brighten them. I used a craftwork sentiment & tried to make it look as if the butterflies were carrying it like a banner. I had the ribbon in my stash and added a couple of flowers punched from gold mirri - card. 

And I've just remembered another card, I haven't blogged it before I think it was Alison's birthday{Ali B123} so thought I'd share it now. 
It's a to a sketch I like so there may be more.....
The backing paper is the negative of the one I used on the card above with the corners punched, and the two matching patterned papers came to me in a stash swap. The bear is another of my favourites layered on silver mirri card. The dots and swirl are peel offs and where would I be without my craftwork card sentiments? The bow was a pre made one from an MSE prize sent to me by Toni {OAP}. Thank you!

Thanks for looking..........

Friday, 11 June 2010

About Time I Blogged Again!

I love this image, these little girls look so cosy engrossed in their book. I made the card for Julie's birthday, using blue gemstones card stock, Pink Petticoat gingham backing paper, metalic silver layer, the LOTV image with craftwork card candy and sentiment. Think with hindsight I should have put the image on straight but hey!

At the same time as I was making this card I also made an ATC for the Crafty Place May Swap, the theme was Fantasy, not in my comfort zone at all. I eventually found a lovely image with a heartwarming sentiment and kept it very simple, with a digital starry border and some stickles on the stars and glitter on the fairy's wings. I hope you liked it Lynda.

The sentiment says "The stars exist that we might know how high our dreams can soar" 

I made this card for my friend Tams's little girl's birthday. I kept it simple, the picture of the dog was on the backing paper complete, so I concentrated on making a raised scalloped circle to fit within the flowers already on the backing paper. I think it worked and I can see I may use it again for a child's card.

Thank you for looking..........