Thursday, 5 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
this has all been done in My Craft Studio with lots of elements from outside too, I did cut out the flowers cos it just looked too flat, anyway, this card is for me gorgeous daughter and please note NO RIBBON!! well I nearly put some on but resisted :(
Finally.... this card is what I designed for the troops to send home to their loved ones and friends, I thought the image appropriate without being too depressing? the guns are pointing to the words to 'soften' the image a little, I showed the original to my SIL and she said it was a bit to 'moving' but she's far to polite to say its to 'bleak' maybe? but I took her point and made the background blue instead of the original grey, I'm still not sure if they are ok but went with my gut feeling that a lot of blokes don't want flowers and slushy stuff even if they are big softies underneath! DH say's they're alright so thats good enough for me cos he's 'well ard' hee hee...
so, if I get a load of abusive letters I'll know I got it wrong!
Monday, 19 October 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
and here's one I made earlier, this is actually my 2nd A4 card, I thought this one looked ok cos you can't go wrong with black and white can you? it always looks classy no matter how bad your card making is! this black glitter paper was something my lovely SD wrapped a pressie for her dad in, and being the little cracker she is she thought of me and made him open his pressie VERY carefully, mind you he's one step ahead of her and was already smiling cos he knew I was licking my lips when I saw it! I'm sooooooo easy!! don't know how long it'll stay stuck to the card but I never said the cards would last forever!! If you look really hard you can probably see the green speckles from my 'little accident'
PARENTS REVENGE :)and here is the guilty party, the first A4 card I made, this is for my SS and I wanted to make sure he couldn't possibly hide the 30 part of the card behind anything on the mantlepiece.... being an old fart has its compensations, you get to take the peece out of the kids as they progress into middle age... ha ha ha can't imagine what they'll say when I get to 4o erm yeah right!!
Here's a card I did for a friend to give to her SIL, Annettes fav colours are dusty pinks and browns so this paper seemed to fit the bill, I decided instead of glitter I'd sew beads on and it looks ok to me! I've put SOME glitter on and a bit of bling of course! I've only made a couple of A4 cards but they're not as bad as I thought so hope my friend likes this card!!
Sunday, 26 July 2009
this is another card for the same girl (Hannah) but not so elaborate, just a little card from my friend Suzi to send to her daughters best friend, I found out after I'd made the other card that her favourite colour is yellow and her fav band is Panadol or something beginning with 'P' ( I'd probably need a couple of Panadol's if I heard the band!!) so the card is covered in a print of the front of the bands album which I'm presuming is called Riot!!!! luckily it sort of lead to a yellowy kind of colour so hopefully that'll go down well too!!
I'm also pleased to say that Meggie, (2 of my previous efforts for Suzi) was chuffed to bits with her cards so that made all the effort well worth it!!
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
I was pleased with the finished product tho, and used some of 3 million beads so thats good innit!!
Saturday, 11 July 2009
I'll explain who's who cos if I'm confused you must be too... (like there's anyone our there! oh and by the way, I've done this all back to front again so be patient with me :)
Lou is my beautiful daughter, Soph is her friend, Lin is Soph's mum... got it? Great! then I'll continue, in my previous post I showed pics of cards I made for Lin's 60th birthday last week, she then asked me to make a card for a lady who's 104 next week, the lady loves Bingo so hence the 'Bingo' card, couldnt resist a bit of ribbon and bling tho :) she also wanted a card for her friend Steve who's 60 and golf mad, hence the dodgy golf card (not very impressed with this one!!) and Steve's Mum who is 80 the same day as him and loves...... yeah, you got it Frank Sinatra so I made her a card with Bing Crosby on.... ha ha, I bet you had another look to see if I'd done it wrong didn't you???? just pulling yer leg!! well as you can see, nothing spectacular I'm afraid but, I did these 'faster than a speeding bullet' well for me anyway, I did make a nice card which turned into a book for Lou's birthday but haven't posted it yet.... well, must get on I've got loads more to do so thanks for dropping by xx
Friday, 26 June 2009
Sunday, 31 May 2009
well, this weekend I decided to do some much needed housework, LUCKILY.... my computer called me and I found myself watching a demonstration on how to make this card when you bought a kit, so being tight as a duck house, and no sooner said than done I knocked up a similar idea on my Cricut and here it is, the base card is very dark blue, I added the beads and some ribbon and a flower cos the card should really have been an A3 trifold card and more square than tall, but as I adapted it for A4 card (which is all I have!) its ended up a tall tri fold tall and looked a bit bare! oh come on, you know what I mean!!! the pics arent very good but HEY, its better than housework innit!!
Sunday, 24 May 2009
Well, after all I said about acetate cards I fancied doing another one and then halfway through I remembered why I decided not to do it again... theyre a pain in the fandango! they're so awkward to make and thats absolutely the very last one I make.... until the next time I forget why I swore never to make another acetate card!! I don't even know if I'll post a picture of it on here cos its RUBBISH!!
so here's something I prepared earlier as they say, this is NOT an acetate card and although its still rubbish, the front cut out on my cricut was something new for me and I was reasonably pleased that I managed it, however I may have been thinking of cake or something when I cut out the heart bit, cos its far too big!
you just wait till I get all inspired again and make my one peearstaresistance, (fairly good one!) for the year, I have my moments you know... SADLY THIS CARD ISN'T ONE OF THEM!! never mind it gives you something to laugh at and laughings good for you :) :)