Cardmaking and crafts

My main craft love is cardmaking however there will be bits and bobs scattered around that are non-cardmaking, maybe a bit of baking, embroidery, knitting - whatever takes my fancy on the day

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Happy birthday Lisa

It's my niece's 22nd birthday on Tuesday so I thought I'd double up making her birthday card with a couple of challenges.  I have created an aperture card using my cuttlebug and stamped some flowers and a message on the inside.  The border is created using a docrafts border punch and adding some ribbon and gems.  I also die cut a mariane die in both black and white to give it 2 layers and used black stickles glue to highlight the body and the centres of the flowers on the inside.

I am entering this card into the cas-ualfridays challenge which is black and white (clean and simple) and also in the mymumscraftshopchallenges which is for favourite colour combos.

Thanks for looking.

Anniversary card for Hubs

It was my Hubs and I's anniversary of meeting earlier this month - 17 years.  I can't believe it!

To celebrate this I made him this card using a free stamp from this month's CraftStamper magazine.  I had been watching Sheena Douglas just before and decided to take inspiration from her use of h20s.  I made the background using my h20s and watercolouring them and used distress inks to shade around the edges and then used te lighter distess ink and a folourish stamp togive some background ineret.  I then triple embossed the heart in purple (unfortunaely I lost some of the definiton when I watercoloured, but I restamped using distress ink to give put the definition back in).  To finish it off I stamped my sentiment onto velum and wrapped it around the card and added some gems.  i then matted it all onto some white card that i had coloured the edges of using a matching promarker.

He loved it  

I thought I'd enter this in the WOW embossing powder January challenge which is based on love and also on simplycreatetoo challenge which has a theme of love is all around.

Thanks for looking x