I have made a couple of cards to add to my stash whilst I wait for inspiration for the cards that I have orders for!
I would still much rather be eating one than making one though! I had a card to do for a friend's husband, he likes golf so I came up with this idea which I guess you can substitute for any sporting photo for a man.
I thought that I would lay of the glitter for his card as I don't think he would appreciate it! Well I had better be off now, need to take my youngest son to Waitrose for a cookery class with his friends, hopefully they will be making cupcakes!
I got the drawers from Ikea and painted them to match the colours in my room. I used my papers that I had downloaded from Pink Petticoat and put them through my Xyron machine which laminates the front and adds permanent glue to the back and then cut them to shape. I first got this idea from Flickr.com where some other crafters had done the same thing. It took me all day to make two sets of these but Im really pleased with them and once I have filled in the labels, I will know where to lay my hands on my bits and pieces whilst keeping them out of sight! Leave your comments and let me know where you like to do your crafting and any storage tips you may have.
I managed to find an image on clip art and with a little jigging about printed the Evening Acceptance lettering and added a bit of bling because it is for a wedding! The backing paper is Damask from Pink Petticoat, a great site where you can either download backing papers and images or have them sent on disc.
I also made a Thinking of You card for a friend...
I tried to keep this one relatively simple as I think the words say it all. I made a few other cards which I will post soon, with the kids being off school for the last three weeks for Easter I have had trouble keeping up!
It has been a lovely weekend here, we have managed to have our second BBQ this year! Im trying to make the most of it as we barely managed any last summer! Did anyone go to the Stamping Show at Alexandra Palace this weekend? If so please let me know if it was any good as I may make an effort to go next time its on!
Hope you had a great weekend.
I have been looking into rubber stamping but am a little nervous as there is so much stuff out there! I have a few stamps that I am going to try to use but need to get some more stamp pads so that I have a choice of colours. Please leave your comments on what stamp pads you like to use and any hints and tips on stamping to get me started!
I wanted to give my friend a heart shaped crystal necklace as a gift for her birthday and as I am in to cards, I thought I would try to find a way to incorporate it into her birthday card as a suprise!
The heart is Swarovski Crystal and I made it into a necklace with some jewellery ribbon and clasp which is held in a small envelope on the inside of the front page of the card.
She loved it, only problem is that when the necklace is removed, the card doesn't look much! I tried putting something underneath the heart so that you could see it when the necklace was taken off but that didn't look right. A work in progress I think, I will need to tinker with this idea, any suggestions would be appreciated!