Saturday, 28 June 2014

Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my brother-in-law's wife.
The colours are actually Duck Egg blue and Teal, although it doesn't show up too well on the photo.

The background paper is from LOTV Beach Bliss and I used Sue Wilson's Spanish Collection Seville dies cut out in alternate colours and her Finish Touches Filgree 3D bow.  The sentiment was from Tattered Lace.

As I made this just before going on holiday it was a nice quick one but just did not get time to post before going.

It has been good to get back home but has taken longer than I thought to get over the jet lag this time - must be to do with getting older!!

I also seem to have much more washing and ironing than usual as I was not able to do this whilst away - unusually none of the hotels I stayed at had laundry facilities that I could use.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Card for my Niece

I am posting this from my holiday in the US and this is the first time in days that I have had internet access.

We have been on a tour of some of the National Parks of the US and have had no phone, TV or internet - sheer bliss.

This is the card that I made for my niece's birthday.  I started with a Fresh Blue Centura card and mounted some Coconut White card that I had pierced around the border onto this.
I then mounted some Periwinkle blue card that I had embossed with Sue Wilson's Art Deco A4 embossing Folder.  I used Sue Wilson's California Frames A and Frames B which I layered in periwinkle and coconut white.  I used Britannia Dies Happy and Birthday words and the Niece from their Other Relatives Dies.

I cut out some shoes using Tattered Lace Platform Show and Memory Box Platform Pumps and used Periwinkle silk Glitter to give some sparkle. 

Once I am back home in 2 days time, I will be able to catch up with my reading blogs - once the washing and unpacking has been done. I did managed to hit the local craft stores yesterday!!!


Friday, 6 June 2014

Birthday Wallet

I had seen this card in an edition of Making Cards Magazine and though that this would be ideal for my cousin's birthday as it was a great card for a male.
I did not have any of the stains or embossing folder that was used in the original but actually preferred what I used.
This card was made out of kraft card and I used the faux leather technique of Sheena Douglass for the strap part as that would get more use but not for the rest as I am not so keen on the feel on glycerine.
I used Darice Embossing Folder Crackle to create the leather effect and then used Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge to create the colour.  I used a piercing tool and a brown alcohol pen to create the stitching effect around the edges and the birthday greeting.
I used a Phill Martin's Words of Inspiration stamp on the inside and then a variety of stamps by Bee Crafty to create small cards that I put into the wallet and it was nice that I could actually put some real money in it as well, to give the effect of a real wallet.
I also put his initials on the front using some dome letters that I had. I must admit to a quick phone call to his mother to check what his middle initial was.