Thursday, 30 December 2010

My 'Little' Brother's Birthday 21/12

My 'little' brother is now over 50 and over 6ft tall but he's the youngest of the three of them and I can clearly remember the day he was born. He was born at home and although my other brothers had been put to bed I was allowed to stay up and watch ballet on (fuzzy black & white!) TV.  My Dad came downstairs just after 10pm & told me I could go up and see the new baby who was by then being bathed by the midwife (in the washbasin) - Apparently, I took one look & said "Oh Not Another Boy!" and stomped off to bed very disappointed.

Anyway, enough of the history lesson......... this is the Birthday card I made for him I had to keep it simple as I had little time to play but I quite like the clean look of it. The rugby player image is a LOTV die cut square - note the 'lumpy' grass I coloured instead of leaving well alone! The stripey paper is Papermania Secret Garden, the 'Cheers' is from my stash (fab for Male cards, I think) and all are layered with silver holographic card from Home Bargains. I layered the silver Craftwork cards sentiment with some of the 'Cheers' paper and foam bits to lift it a bit.

Sorry for the poor photo but I'd like to enter into :-

Scrapbook Sisters - It's a Man's World
PartyTime Tuesday - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Punch it Out
Crafty Emma's Store - Anything Goes
Allsorts Blog - Anything Goes

Thank you for looking!

Margaret x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Another Nephew Another card!

I think these LOTV die cuts are perfect for me as they have covered most boys interests and I have lots of brothers & nephews. Andrew is my nephew most interested in computers so this is what I chose for him. Sorry for the poor photo.

The design is a test of my cutting and matting abilities which, even though it might not look it - are improving! I've had the spotty paper and the blue card for ages so, sorry, I can't tell you where they came from. The **star paper was a recent freebie but I need to check where from? The silver stars and sentiment are Craftwork cards. **Thank you Claire Yes, the starry paper is a freebie from Donna at Bearly Mine Designs

I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Cute Card Thursday - The Blues!
Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Blue and Silver
OSSAT - Old Stash New Stash

Thank you for looking

Margaret x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Flourgirl's MSE Challenge Winter Wonderland Sketch

I first came to serious cardmaking as a hobby through MSE where we take it in turns to set the challenge and Karen set us a lovely sketch to use with the sub plot 'Winter Wonderland'. I knew what I wanted to do but events conspired against me to finish it in time. Ah well!

The image came from my SIL & I scanned it to get the right proportions for my card, the marks you can see are the skaters traces which if I use this again I will remove 'cos they now look like dirty marks. The blue snowy paper is Pink Petticoat. For the bottom paper I tried to use glitter card but it looked far too pink! So, I embossed a piece of card with my Cuttlebug dotty folder, sprayed it with spraymount and covered it in glamourdust. I gave the bottom of the image the same treatment to blend. The sentiment is Craftwork cards, ribbon from my stash and the snowflakes are table confetti.

Thank you for looking......

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Flourgirls MSE challenge - Just in case I'm not too late!
The Crafty Pad - Snowflakes
OSAAT - Glitz it up
Craft Your Days Away - Texture
Our Daily Bread - Snowflakes
One Stop Craft - Christmas Cuties
Alphabet Challenge - e for embossing
Bah Humbug - Feeling the blues
Karber Weekly - Sparkle
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes