Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monkeying around...

Evening all! It has been a while since I have posted - I kinda lost my craft mojo but having had a few birthdays and special occasions happening recently I've been forced to find it! I am loving 'citrus' colours and I have always had a penchant for 'hot pink', especially if it is mixed with glitter! It was my sister's birthday back in September and I wanted to make her a fun card. The monkey image kind of reminded me of the two of us (she is my little sister)...

I seem to be into my 'layering' at the moment and this card contains several of them! I've been rooting around in my craft stash to try and use products that are either unused/unopened or have not been used in a while. I hadn't used my Martha Stewart punch for a while so out that came...

The glittery letters are from America (I can't remember where I bought them from - I bought waaaay too much, and that was 2 yrs ago - yikes!) and seem to fit perfectly with the theme of the card. I had a bit of trouble getting them to fit but managed in the end...



Hope everyone is well. I am trying to get back into the Craft World - it seems to be a lot harder now that I have moved out. I thought it would be easier! Hopefully I will have a bit more time soon. I'll do a few more posts this week to show you a few more cards that I have managed to make.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A cat wedding?

Two of my good friends (that I have made here in Cambridge) got married yesterday. It was such a beautiful wedding and I can say hand on heart that it was one of the nicest weddings Andrew and I have been to! Plus the rain held off which made it extra special. Congrats guys!

I had looked in a few shops for wedding cards as I didn't have any in my card stash and didn't think I would have time to make one but I was getting very frustrated trying to find a decent wedding card so felt I had to make a personalised one for them! They have a gorgeous little cat called Amber so I thought this stamp would be ideal for them! I also wanted to make a 'non-traditional' card for them to stand out a bit...

Lilac seems to be very 'in' at the moment fashion-wise so I took a bit of inspiration from dresses I had seen on the red carpet...

I thought it would be nicer to personalise with their initials rather than their full names...

Absolutely love these roses...

Stamped using bronze ink and accented with gold pen...

Something a bit different? Definitely colours I wouldn't normally put together...

Pleased with the way it turned out! They had a postbox for everyone to put their cards into at the wedding (very cool idea) so hopefully I'll get some feedback soon from the happy couple :)

Have a good week everyone!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Into the blue

No prizes for guessing the theme of this card! :) I made this mermaid themed birthday card for one of my friends recently after having a root around in my stamp stash and stumbling upon one of my all time favourite Anya images...

I know that I really need to work on my colouring and practise more as I see other works of art on various blogs and get very jealous!

Another way that I like to add ribbon to a card instead of directly onto the card. Created the punched heart shaped hole with a trusted Martha Stewart punch

Some bubbles, sequins and various different bits of textured paper

Ta-da!

I'm slowly starting to get back into the swing of things and popping by people's blogs is definitely helping my inspiration!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Bee Birthday

Hi Everyone! Long time no see ;) I've been lying under the radar for quite a while now so I thought that as I'm slowly beginning to get back into my card making, I'd post a few cards over the next couple of days to show you what I've made!

I think my crafting bug has come back as I have quite a few birthdays coming up and I always get a really guilty feeling walking into {insert high street chain here} to buy a birthday card. More often than not, that horrible feeling takes over and I return home to make my own creation! It was my Nan's birthday at the beginning of June and she loves my homemade cards (she has been on the receiving end for more years than I care to remember!) Here is one of my 2011 collection so far....

Found this cute little magnolia image hiding in one of my stamp boxes

This is a transfer...I'm getting good use out of my little distressing tool as you can see!

I was really stuck on how to create the word 'nan' so I actually stuck letters onto the card (lightly) then coloured around with black marker. After I removed the letters, this was the outcome...

Notice the little bees...and the curly wire for her antennae....

I really hope everyone is well. My life is finally starting to make sense a bit more now and I'm not unpacking boxes or starting new jobs at the moment so fingers crossed, now that I have my fab little craft room (dream come true honestly, I am so lucky - pics to follow later) I will be making much more of a concerted effort to get creative!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cupcake Surprise!

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well in blog-land. I know I've been an awful crafter and blogger of recent but it's a new year and a new start! I have promised myself that I will make more time for card making as I have just not had the time what with moving out and away for a brand new life!

Things in Cambridge are going well and we are moving into a new house in March which will have my very own craft room...lots of nice space so I can spread my stash out more. Hurrah! Anyway, it was my Mum's birthday weekend just gone and I couldn't face forking out god knows what for one made by a machine so I sat down over two nights to make this...

Was fairly pleased with it considering I haven't made any cards since August last year really! Wow...that's quite a long time :)


Before I blabber on anymore, I'll leave it there for tonight but just wanted to say hello to everyone that still popped by! Thanks for sticking around and here is to a great 2011!