Friday, 22 May 2015

Thinking Of You

Good morning all,
Today's card is a little sympathy card.
Such a difficult occasion to make a card for but important to do!

I've used an A6 Landscape Linen embossed CS base, with a matt of blue.
I simply embossed the panel on which I had printed
the sentiment. The font I have used is Sweetly Broken.
I added 3 little punched butterflies.
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter this little card in a couple of challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Sympathy
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Baby Crib

Good Morning all!
Todays little card was made using the brand new La Pashe 
Watercolour Wishes range which was on Create & Craft TV the other week.

It's not available on the La Pashe website until the end of this week.

I made an A5 tentfold card from an A3 sheet of cardstock then added the
background image directly onto the card front. 
I cut out & added the decoupage then used some of the extra bits from the 
elements sheet to decoupage the baby vest & toys on the shelf too!
I added a couple of layers of lace & some ribbon at the side.
I reckon this design would be perfect for  boy or a girl!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Belated Happy Birthday John

Good moring all!
I hope you had a good weekend!
The card I have to share with you today is a commisioned card.

This was for a friends husband's 60th Birthday.
I did intend posting it on his birthday but for some reason, when I 
went off on holiday the draft just disappeared! 
I used the Flippin' Men DIY Decoupage sheet from La Pashe.
It's a brilliant sheet for Joiners, Handymen & DIYers!
I used Kraft card for the A5 easel card base, matted the background 
image & poem onto some plain brown paper.
The sentiment was created on my PC then cut out with a die.
The stop is made using a piece of kraft card which was given a decorative edge 
using a Spellbinders Border Die & wrapped with some button twine. 
This was then popped up on some foam tape.
Some card candy & my treasured tool charms were added to embellish.

Here's a little side view just to show the fold!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'd like to add this to the following challenges:
A Gem Of A Challege - More Than One Fold
Allsorts - No Squares Allowed
Penny's Paper Crafty -More Than One Fold

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Around The World

Good Morning All!
Here's my DT inspiration card for this months challenge at 

The theme this month is Around The World & we're sponsored by the wonderful
Bugaboo Digi Stamps
who have provided the DT with some images to play with!
I've used AKVNATbabyjesus to make my Across The Miles Christmas card

I send lot's of Christmas cards to many different countries & I
like to design something that isn't too weighty for postage purposes.
I made an A6 Kraft base & printed the sentiment directly on to it. 
Next I scored some lines for a bit of interest.
My image was printed on to Kraft & coloured  with pencils,
 then cut out with a spellbinders ornate oval die! 
I used some gilding wax on the edges to give it some definition & popped up 
on some foam tape for a little dimension!
Finally, I added a little bit of button twine which I had also rubbed with a bit 
of the gilding wax & tied in a simple knot!

I hope you like my little card!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Embossing Wet or Dry
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Clean & Simple
Memas Challenge - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Die Cuts

Monday, 11 May 2015

Happy Bloomin' Birthday

Hi all, I have a card to share today!
This one is made using a decoupage sheet from the 
Grumps range over at La Pashe 

Time For Wine
The card base is 8x8".
The papers are from The Best Of La Pashe 2014 CD rom.
I used plain brown paper as a matt & distressed everything with a pair of 
serrated scissors. I stained the edges of the image with coffee & added
coffee cup & wine glass rings to distress further.
The sentiment was part of the decoupage sheet too.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my card!

Friday, 8 May 2015

La Pashe

Hi all,
Here's a La Pashe card I have to share with you!

This is made using the Floral Decoupage Range. 
I cut out the decoupage & layerd it with some Pinflair Glue
The image was originally square with a frame around it but I trimmed it down
to a rectangular shape then added a plain pink mat behind it.
The card base is 7x7"
I trimmed a piece of design paper which matches the image & added a
mat of plain pink paper with a punched boder on either side behind
Next I added a doily, then the image on top.
The sentiment was also from the decoupage sheet & matches beautifully.
I popped that up for some added dimension & added a sheer ribbon double bow 
with a heart shaped button at the centre.

Here's a little side view which shows the dimension a little bit better.

Here's a little heads up!
La Pashe are on Create & Craft TV today at 10am & 2pm
You can catch them on 
Freeview 36, Sky 674, Virgin 748 & Free Sat 813

There's a brand new range offer today, exclusive to Create & Craft 
until 25th May & I'm sure there will be a bargain or two to be had!
Thanks for having a peek at my little card! I hope you like it!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Get Creative - For The Ladies/Mother's Day

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Vintage Birthday Card

Good morning all!
I have another card to share with you today!

This little vintage card was a dream to make up!
It pulled together exactly as I saw it in my minds eye!
The card base is 6x6" Gold cardstock.
The printed acetate is Hunkdory
The doily diecut is X-cut
The vintage image is one from a little book of images I won as part of a candy.
I popped it up for some dimension.
The vintage seam binding was from my stash
& the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.
I did look at adding more to it but nothng I tried looked right.
So it reamined as it is!
Quick & simple but I love it!

A little side view for you!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like it!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Monochromatic
Everybody Art Challenge - Happy Birthday
Crafty Boots - Things With Wings
Eureka Stamps - Feminine Cards
Get Creative - For The Ladies/Mother's Day

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Birthday Lilies

Hi all,
Here's a simple little card I made a little while back but never managed to blog!
I was asked to make a selection of Birthday cards for a friend,
this is just one of the selection!

The image I've used is from The Crafty Pad Designs who are no longer operating but
some of the artists designs are available at Card Making Downloads
The image has been lightly coloured with my promarkers, cut out with a Spellbinders die,
then inked whilst still in the die using some distress inks.
The papers I've used are from my scraps & the sentiment was done
on the pc then cut with a Spellbinders die too.

The narrow ribbon & bead embellishments are from a reel of 
gift wrapping ribbon which I got at Lidl.
The sheer ribbon bow is from my stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you like my little creation!
I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge - Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Flowers For Her
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Eureka Stamps - Feminine Cards
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamp & Create - May Flowers
Pile It On - Mothers Day/For A Lady
Life In Details - Flowers

Friday, 1 May 2015

Baby Bath - La Pashe

Hi all,
Here's a little card I'd like to share with you today!
I made it a while back but I found it hiding in a folder on my PC

This is Baby Bath from The Best Of  La Pashe 2014 CD Rom. 
I cut the easel section of my card with Grand Nestability 
The decoupage was cut & layered.
The paper & sentiment I have used are also by La Pashe

I've added a double bow & some buttons from my stash!
Sweet & simple!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like it!

Monday, 27 April 2015

CAS Happy Birthday Dad

Hi everyone,
I'm back with another little card to share with you!

An A5 CAS Birthday card made for my Dad!
Happy Birthday Dad! 
I simply scored, folded & cut my card base from an A3 sheet of cardstock.
The corners were rounded with a woodware punch.
I stamped the sentiment with Impress ink,
Inked through some sequin waste with Black Soot distress ink.
The film strip is a die cut with a Spellbinders die
The letters are die cut & the stars were punched.
The film strip & stars are popped up on foam squares for added dimesion.
Thanks for stopping by! 

This card was made with the following challenges in mind
ABC Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday
CASology - OMBRE
Addicted to CAS - Black White & Gold
QKR Stampede - Guy Cards
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog - Keep It Simple
Seize The Birthday - Make Your On Background
Southern Girls - Get Wordy
Crafty Creations - Seeing Spots
Inky Impressions - Punch It