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!