Thursday, 26 August 2010

A Ching Chou Kuik Sweet Pea

I am officially in love with Ching Chou Kuiks stamps from Sweet Pea stamps.
Every one is a mini work of art and a true pleasure to colour On this card that I made recently for a birthday swap I have coloured the image with Copics and cut a flourish frame using my expression (and Make the cut) Nothing much else as the image is the star and just doesnt need lots of embellishments. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Another baby

I just loved the last baby card I made using these cute LOTV stamps and now that I have given that card to one of my friends that has just had a gorgeous little boy I started to feel a bit broody (in a crafty way!) so here's a little girly version.
She is of course a Lotv stamp and one again I've used Nanas nursery papers. Now even though it is the boy option I have I still think the colours work ok for a baby girl card.
The stamp is coloured with promarkers and copics and I've used a gatefold card blank. The sentiments are Elzybells and finished with some ribbon that I coloured with promarkers to match the card

Friday, 13 August 2010

Diamond Anniversary

A friend at work asked for a card for her in-laws Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Wow! Anyone who has been married for 60 years deserves a special card.
I knew what I want to do and found the perfect template at the clipart fairy.
Resized it to fit an 8 inch square card base. I used interactive version so I could add my own wording.
The script used is Scriptina and after it was printed on to century pearl card which gives a beautiful sheen

I overwrote it with a quickie glue pen and then sprinkled on irridescent glitter The pages are edged with glitter.
I used ribbon from my stash and flowers and diamonte ribbon sliders both from Wild Orchid Crafts. Finally made a box using my trusty old Crafter companion board cut a window in it so the card could be seen through the acetate and decorated the box with a few more flowers
. As usual my photgraphy cant capture the sheer glitteryness of the wording or the irridecsent sheen of the paper. I am really pleased how it turned out as I wanted something special to celebrate such a huge occasion.
Fi x

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

never ending christmas

Ok I know its a bit early but I made this for a recent Christmas in July swap I had just received several gorgeous nativity stamps from LOTV and just could not decide which one to use to thought I would use all of the ones I bought.

I also used a never ending card kit from the Lili of the valley too (I should have shares.)

Now, These cards are a little fiddly to make but well worth the effort in the end. I did have a few dumb moments like sticking the 2nd set of pictures on upside down and then desperately having to pry them off before the glue dried! but I got there in the end.

There is lots of sparkle which doesnt really show up on the picturs cos of my rubbish photography but I used Viva Decor glitter gel liner on the snowflakes aswell as irridecsent glitter (you can never have too much sparkle at christmas!)The papers are Docrafts I think as are the glitterations snowflake stickers.
Sorry for the long post but it is a neverending card!