Thursday, 26 April 2012

1 Stamp 2 Cards

I have made two more cards for Fat Cats Card Corner who I am part of their Design team.  The stamp is one of the Loralie Design Art Stamps.  This is the first time I have used any of these ones, and I have to say I am surprised how much fun it was, coming up with designs and patterns for the clothing.  
This one is called Charlotte.

My daughter talked me into doing bright colours, so she would suggest colours and I would colour each part in, and then she made the suggestions of the designer papers.  They are 'Doodlebug' papers. Her favourite colour combination is lime green and pink.  The sentiment is a Marianne creatables word die.

I have put a handmade flower onto each of the flowers on the stamp and the ones in the corners.  

The second one I have kept it simpler, and used black and white.

I have put pearls in the centre of the flowers and her necklace and earring.  A damask black and white paper for the backing paper, and a white and black ribbon strip in the centre.  The sentiment is done on the computer and cut out with spellbinder scallop and circle die.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Two Mothers Day Cards

I have decided to do the two Mother's day cards early, to take the pressure off in May when I am trying to think what to get for both my Mum and my mother-in-law.

They are both done using images and backing papers from the Jane Shasky 'From the Heart of the Garden' produced by Joanna Sheen.  I absolutely love this CD set, and plan to use it lots!

The first one is a blue one and is an simple easel card

I have made the image of the blue flowers which I think might be 'forget me nots' in a Royal Dalton teapot narrower than the base of the card.  I have used the matching backing paper for the  bottom of the card, a sentiment cut out with the spellbinder Labels 4, and another two of the smaller images.  The flowers I have used the Cheery Lynn 'Cherry Blossom' die, and the Nellie Snellen Stamen Floral punch.  The flowers I coloured in with pencils.  

The second one is pretty pink

This one I have made the card with a asymmetrical front to it, and mounted the flower image with silver and pink to sit in the middle.  A smaller image is used at the bottom next to the flower.

The flower is made again with the Cheery Lynn 'Cherry Blossom' die and their Stacker Leaves, and the Nellie Snellen Stamen Floral punch.  

I have put the backing paper that I used for the front on the inside as well, I have mounted the matching sentiment on the inside part, so that it could be seen from the front as well.  

Monday, 2 April 2012

Hexagon box with roses

The box I have made and put some pink flowery paper to decorate it.

The top I have done a rosette of roses made with the Cheery Lynn Cuties 2 and 3 dies, and also their Cherry Blossom die.  I have put lace underneath and done sprigs of pink ribbon at each of the points.  Punched leaves finished it off.  

My daughter said it looked very old fashioned!  It probably would suit an older person perhaps.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Window card

I have done a couple of cards for the Fat Cats Card Corner
using the Cottage Cutz Window with Canopy die
 I have put two pieces of lace in behind the window die, and then put tiny flowers and leaves into the window box.  I have used the Doohickey lantern die as the Lampost with some yellow flowers and the branch punch as some leaves at the base.  The sentiments is done with the Victorian Rectangles Crafts too nesting die, the second to smallest.  

Then I had a go of using the die in a different way, I used the canopy part as the window box, so it was bigger

I put a fancy scroll part on the top of the window, which I made with the Spellbinder Fancy Tag No 2 die, by cutting just the top centre part of the tag. 
The wallpaper inside was just a piece of scrap rose striped dolls house paper.  
The flowers are quilled daisies and the leaves are a die from one of the older Marianne Creatables dies.  

I like to look at a die, and try and use it different ways.  I think that way you get value out of the dies that you are buying.