Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Daniel's birthday card

I'm not very good at male cards and only do them for the grandchildren. It's Daniel's 11th birthday next week and he is mini mad. I'm fast running out of ideas for cards with minis on so I googled for images and this is what I've come up with.

The paper I printed off on the computer, it was a freebie from Simply Shaz. The poster I found on Google, printed it twice so that I could decoupage the mini in the centre. Paul suggested looking for an image of tyre tracks which again I found on Google, also the steering wheel. The sentiment I printed myself and used the font Jarman Dotted. I'm hoping he has another interest next year!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lyndach's Easter Challenge

The lovely Lyndach over at MSE set a challenge to make a card using one of two layouts and it had to have some form of Easter eggs on it.

I chose layout A:

and here is my card:

I used a 5" x 7" card blank and Easter themed paper and image which were downloaded from Papercraft Inspirations. The matching blue card stock for the mats and the purple card stock for the scalloped circle were from my stash. The spotty ribbon is another from the set I bought from QVC.

This actually looks better in real life, the colours are brighter. I couldn't get a decent photograph.

Thanks for a great challenge Lyndach. I think following sketches is my favourite, saves me spending an hour pondering over how to lay out a card, I can get on and spend a couple of hours on choosing papers and an image instead!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Follow the leader!

I obviously wasn't concentrating the other day when I started to make this card. Thinking I'd made a pretty good job of positioning and layering everything up, I was quite happy with the result. That is until I tried to open it! Oops ........ I'd turned my card 90 degrees without realising so that the bottom part was towards the crease. No worries - rescue it by chopping the front off and layering it on another card blank. But the weather's been lovely and the garden called so my card laid abandoned for a few days. Today it hit me - turn it into an easel card! I haven't done one of those for a while so this is how it turned out:

I started with one of the lovely ribbons from QVC which determined the colours. The two papers are from the Daisy pad by K & Co. Green glitter card, flowers and green gems from stash, Core'dinations Whitewash card run through the Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder and a cute digi image (which I've forgotten, again, where it came from!)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Eugh, I really don't like this!

It started with the ribbon - one from the QVC pack. I really like the ribbon. I really like the stamp (it's the one where I cut down the image for the Mother's Day card three posts down).

I found card stock in my stash that matched the colours perfectly. I tried my hardest to do the modern sketch type thing with it. I really do not like this card. I can't think what to do with it, that's why the red oval hasn't got a sentiment in it yet! I'll stick it in my stock box for now and probably send it to someone who doesn't give a monkeys about hand made cards (like M-I-L lol!!!).

I think it's because these aren't "my" colours, they're just not working for me.
Now, if it was pink or purple..............

P.S. It's not really wonky at the top, it's the way I photographed it!