Thursday, 4 July 2013


Hi there. Today I am sharing a card order make that I have just done. It was quick to do but I think sometimes the card looks very effective if it is not overworked!  But first, off the topic completely have a look at this cute picture I took this morning of a family of birds (great tits I think) having a bath in my garden. I was mesmerised sitting at my kitchen table watching them for ages.  So cute!!

The photo is a bit blurry as I used my phone.  I love the two others sitting on the side waiting their turn!

Anyway, back in the room! Hope you like my card. The brief was that the recipient loves green and dragonflies so, that's what she is getting!  Hope you like x

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Canvas card

Today I tried making a card using a wee canvas. I went on a card weekend run by Rosemary Merry a few years ago and she showed us how to make a card like this.  I really liked the technique. It invokes using gel medium to transfer an image from patterned paper onto the canvas. I used My mind's eye paper.  I then added a few embellishments and buttons and stamped a sentiment. I used the Tim holtz little book of words for the typed words. I attached ribbon round the sides to neaten it up a bit and stuck the canvas onto a card blank.  I would maybe do a couple of things differently but in all I am quite pleased and will definitely try this technique again! Hope you like x

Monday, 1 July 2013

Card order - Woodware Stamp set BD23 2DE

Hi folks,  today I am sharing a card that I made to order for a friend.  The brief was:

  • Girly
  • Blue
  • Birds
  • Birthday
  • Must refer to friend

So, I started by using my spellbinder dies to make a card base, I cut two of the same size shape and ran one of them through with an embossibility folder.  I scored the back section just below the lowest cut mark of the shape and attached the two together.  Then I cut another two smaller pieces from the same set of dies and used an even smaller one to cut an aperture in one to form a frame.  Phew! with the basis of the construction finished I got to work with my Woodware clear magic stamp set BD23 2DE which is a lovely bird set.  My friend doesn't like birds in cages so I avoided using the lovely bird cage and let the birds fly free!!

On the back panel of my aperture I stamped the branches, some leaves and some blue flowers.  On another piece of card I re stamped some more flowers and three birds.  I coloured the birds using the same ink that I used to stamp the flowers (Stampin up bashful blue).  I added some stickles to the hearts and wings (I had a problem as I had used distress inks and they didn't like stickles!! I ended up with a brownish tinge to the wings!! so I re-stamped the birds using memento Cocoa and stickled the wings and hearts, cut them out and added that as decoupage to my wee birdies!).  I cut all of these out to add later.

For the sentiments I used Stampin up sincere salutations and masked off a section of a stamp in My Mind's eye Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" to get Friend.  I used my Stampin up scalloped circle punch.  I inked round the edges with my blue ink and assembled the card raising the frame slightly using foam pads.  I then stuck down the additional flowers and put the birds in place, tied a bit of ribbon into a bow plus an additional blue piece to attach Friend sentiment and there we go card made to order!

Hope you like. x