Saturday, 27 August 2011

Hubby's fast asleep..... I nipped into my craft room to make a card. And the reason hubby is asleep on a Saturday afternoon is that we've had a very tiring and stressful week caused by his dad and a careless carer. Thank goodness for crafting and my crafty friends.
The card I made is for the CD Sunday Blog Challenge . This week's theme is Nursery Rhymes. I try to join in every week but thought I wouldn't be able to this week. So this is a very quick, one layer, card - designed on the PC, printed onto Graphic Ultimate paper and stuck to a card base. The cd I used is from My Craft Studio - Walk in Wonderland volume 1. At least the boot image is from there. The background is from another MSC cd but I now can't find it to give it a name check! The little Home Sweet Home metal charm was in a blog candy win from a few weeks back.

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children she didn't know what to do!
So she gave them some broth without any bread,
And she whipped them all soundly and sent them to bed!

Here's hoping next week is a little less frantic!

Friday, 19 August 2011

CD Sunday - Ovals

I've been having problems with the internet (or is it Mr Blogger?) all afternoon so I'm keeping this post short.
The theme for the CD Sunday Blog this week is ovals.The image is from a Card Creations +cd called Art Deco. The 'frame' is actually an insert from My Craft Studio. I've also added peel offs and flower gems from my stash.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Patchwork twisted easel

The black and white card in my previous post has reminded me of another card I made a couple of months ago but forgot to blog. I made the card for a challenge on Free Craft Downloads Forum . it was the first time I entered and the theme was a patchwork card in a twisted easel style. I'd never made either type of card and must admit I don't like the twisted easel style - because of the angle there's too much card at the base. I prefer things to be symetrical and evenly balanced. Here's a piccie of the card:

The sentiment was 'Friends are like quilts, a patchwork of warmth and comfort'. The members of the forum vote for the card they like the best and I was delighted to find that my card received the most votes! My prize was a gift voucher for Joanna Sheen's website and when I received it I also had a hand made card from them with a little note congratulating me on my win.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Button it!

The CD Sunday team have a theme of buttons this week. I spied some button embellishments in a pound shop last week so just had to buy them to make this card:

The image is from a Card Creations + cd called Silhoupage Images. It's one of their very early cds, long before they were on a tv craft show. I've just matted and layered black and white card onto an 8x8 card. The buttons have black cord thread through the holes before being stuck down with silicone. The buttons have some silver on them but as usual it doesn't show in the photo - it just looks black.

Birthday cards

A friend asked me to make some birthday cards for him. One was for his Grandson's third birthday:

The giraffe and vine border are embossed using a folder and my Wizard and then coloured in with promarkers. I then used a freebie stamp to do the zebra. I think it's meant to be a donkey (Eeyore?) but I've used a little artist's licence! LOL!

He also wanted some general cards for female birthdays:

These are all from Kanban kits with some of my stash added.