Sunday, 10 August 2014

My latest Creations!

Wow! Cannot believe that it was the beginning of July when I last blogged and now the beginning of August, well ten days in - just where does the time go?  Anyway, have been busy making cards for family and friends and a couple of orders in between, which is always good - can justify buying more craft stash if I make a little bit - not that I make any really cos I always spend more than I get back, but hey Ho I'm enjoying myself and that's the main thing.  

Well lets start with the first cards I made.  These are for one lucky Mum, who is going to get two of my cards from two of her sons (someone at work asked me to make him one for his Mum's 70th) so I made him two to give him a choice and he bought both, one for his brother, which I thought was very sweet - hopefully she'll like them both.  

The first one was made using the bookatrix board by the Glittergirls.  It's funny but us crafters have loads of stuff and we always need more and some of us are lucky to get more, but we do forget about what we've already got and this was one of my 'has beens' till I saw someone had posted pics of one they'd made using the board on a Facebook page (Card Making UK) that I belong to and I thought it suited the occasion just right.

The second one, some of you may have already seen as I had spent weeks trying to get this right - nothing particularly difficult in it, but it just wouldn't fit together for some reason and when it did eventually, I stuck it all down and found out I'd stuck it on 'sideways'.  The air was blue I can tell you - I slammed around, kicked the cat and felt much better (no I didn't kick the cat - I don't actually have one and still wouldn't have kicked it if I had!). Actually I felt much better after I had posted it on Card-Making UK and they all came to the rescue about cutting the front off and mounting it on to another card mount - and that's what I did - and you'd never know I had.  Thanks girls.  

I've used the Sue Wilson dies for the lattice background and leaves, but what doesn't show up very clearly in the photo is the diamond jewels I used behind the lattice.  That was the first time I used them and they do give a really nice affect.

Right the next one.  

This one was for one of the Managers at work little girls christening.  I really enjoyed making this one and started out with making it monochromatic (just using one colour - cream) but as usual it never ends up like the idea you started with, but I have to say I loved the pinks and creams together, sort of ice cream flavours.  I also love the church window die from Spellbinders it has come in very useful and I used the new Sue Wilson dies to make the leaves.  

Right, next one - I told you I had been busy!  (Hope you're not getting bored?)

Ah this one is for someone at work who is leaving.  She works in another part of the Company and we have never met, but have shared many a phone call and e-mail (all about work of course!) and we will be sorry to see her go, but obviously wish her all the luck in the world.  Sometimes those that leave on there own accord are luckier than those left behind!  

Anyway, I used Inkydoodle stamps for this one.  I just love their stamps, they stamp clearly and cleanly and I love their background stamps the combinations you can do with them is endless.  Worth checking them out if you've not seen them before.  

And here's the penultimate one.  One of our friends was having a rock n roll party, so I thought I would use an old Kanban stamp I had and with some paper piecing the dress looks quite effective as 'rockers girls' would wear.  The background was also an old Kanban kit I had and not used lol.  She loved it.

The last one today (if you haven't dosed off in between or lost the will to live!). I told you to make yourself a cuppa and take the weight off your feet lol! Is this one:

I was supposed to be making my 14 year old niece a birthday card, but got distracted (as you do) when the postie brought me a set of dies yesterday (don't know who ordered them????) they are the Marvellous Squares from Spellbinders.  The colour of the card is more turquoise, but the photo makes it more blue.  What do you think, does it need something in else in the corners.  if you think so, leave me a comment.

Well think that is enough for today (more than enough I hear you cry....) but thank you very very much for popping by and staying.  Pleease come back again, promise it won't be as long next time.  Look forward to reading your comments.  

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