Sunday, 16 November 2008

keepsake card

I've been so busy the last couple of days making yet more christmas cards, but today I took a break for a while and got out my new keepsake board which I bought a few days ago but had lost my embossing tool so couldnt use it!!

Anyway I finally found my embossing tool and made a butterfly card. It's made using the elegance and fantasy board which I know is one of the glitter girls older boards, but its new to me :) I only have a few of their boards but I must admit I do like using them especially if I want to make a special card for someone.

I have always looked past the elegance and fantasy board each time I have bought a new board and bought a different one as I thought I wouldnt use it much, but I got it on ebay for nearly half price and I'm glad I got it because after using it today I really do like it.

I actualy made it as a thank you card for someone who was very kind to me a few weeks ago. I had been meaning to make one for her for a while but couldnt decide what kind of card to do, but I made up my mind today as I know she likes the keepsake boards and I wanted something that was a little more special than a "normal"card. I cant say who she is on here just incase she reads it and it spoils the surprise but I have posted a pic as she wont know its for her untill she gets it

I dont really think she will read it because I don't think anyone reads my blog :( but just in case.

Monday, 10 November 2008

My efforts at doing childrens cards!!

I have had a few orders for christmas cards so been really with that for the last couple of weeks.
A few friends have asked me to make Christmas cards for their children. They have all more or less been character decoupage cards so it's been quite easy but means I haven't played with my stamps for a while :(
Anyway just as I thought I would be stuck with making the same characters over and over again, (all little girls love disney princess or pooh bear!!) I was asked if I could do a Littlest Pet Shop Card for someone's daughter as they are her favourite thing at the moment. My girls have some Littlest Pet Shop Toys so I knew what she was talking about but I had never seen a card made with an image of them so I went off searching for an image i could use for a card, which I found out wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.
I finally found a picture that I could use, which was like one of the posters you get with all the characters on it in little circles. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but after much debating, I decided I would layer all the characters up in their circles. Only problem then was that it didnt look very festive so i added a few embelishments and I think its turned out surprisingly good. Ive posted a pic below so please let me know what you think :)

Now some of the christmas cards are done, I will maybe have time to do a few challenge cards :)

Monday, 27 October 2008

As its breast cancer awareness month I thought I would write in pink today :)

Rach over at has loads of candy up for grabs. The Whiff Of Joy candy give away includes a melinda hugging heart rubber stamp and loads of other goodies. so pop over and remember to take the cute penguin for your own blog to show your support for breast cancer.

I have loads to do today! Just got an order for 10 cards which is great but...... they have to be done by Friday!! So I will have to search the net for some inspiration and start creating!
I will post some pics when they are done, thats if I can think of 10 new ideas......

Sunday, 26 October 2008

challenge card

I made this card with my son Liam who is 10, we were just messing around with some of his stamps and a new frog stamp I got from a friend. Then when I went onto cardvarks blog, I noticed they were doing a monogram card challenge, so I thought why not enter it?

Not the sort of card I would normaly enter for a challenge but my son is so happy and proud that I entered a card he helped with!!