For this Swing style card I used just the car and the Union Jack from the Mimic Creations CD to make the topper and let the software make the backing paper for me. I cut the Cogs using my Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets die. The card would be perfect for any man or teenager in your life, you know, the one who is always hard to make cards for.
This particular card inspired Hayley West to make a card on one of the first shows this week, I used a BCE Template but Hayley’s card was much more simple, I hope you didn’t miss the dimensions she used, She took a strip of card and folded each end in to the middle to create the “boxes” and the image was stuck in the middle where they met.
There, I said it! It is not very often that anyone associates these 3 words with me but I had to make a birthday card for my niece and she loves pink. It just so happens that I bought the Creative Cardmaking Magazine this week and it had the perfect images and papers inside (with an added smile by me) from Pink Gem Designs
I made a pop-up for the inside of the card to add a little bit of interest to it
I had never heard of these before I joined Swap Bot, they are quite fun to do as they give you a little bit more room than an ATC as they are 3″ x 5″
I made mine using the new Memory Box Die I bought recently and some Echo Park paper I had left over from another project.
As soon as I saw this image on my Next Big Thing CD I knew I just had to use it on my Dad’s birthday card. We had many different cars over the years and one of them was a blue Ford Anglia, not quite like this one I must admit, but fun all the same.
I coloured the image using my Copic Ciao pens and used my Spellbinders Parisian dies for the shapes on the card.
I am hoping that my Mum can’t remember my blog, (if that’s not the case then Mum this is your card lol) I was so pleased with the way this turned out, I have wanted to try this technique out for ages and Sue Wilson has great step by step instructions on her blog
Here is a close up of the embossed card. I used the Spellbinders Parisien die sets to create the embellishments. The image is a digital image from Just Inklined simply called Rose coloured with Copic Ciao pens.
Today I have actually made a birthday card, my boys are off to a friend’s birthday on Sunday (he was actually born on Feb 29th) so they needed a card for him. What do you make for an 8-year-old boy??? I had this image in my stash, although I can’t remember where he came from I’m afraid but he was perfect for what I wanted. He is coloured with Copics and the paper is from DCWV All about boys paper stack. I have put him into this fortnights challenge at ATCs and cards with attitude
Wow, 2 things in 2 days, I must be on a roll! I made a card for the Squiggle Stamps challenge of thanks. I don’t normally do cards of this style but I really like how it came out. I used a doily that my good friend Gina sent me a good while ago now. I stamped and coloured the image with Distress ink, then used a rossette from another MCS CD that I have.
It has been one of THOSE weeks here in not so sunny Portsoy. every time I sat down to make a card or write on my blog, something cropped up. The week didn’t end much better than it started really as I spent a very wet morning in Keith yesterday watching my youngest play football. All the boys played well but the poor kids were soaked by the time they were done.
On to a better note, I decided to enter the challenge over on the Crafters Companion challenge blog for the first time. I love my Humphrey’s corner CD’s and stamps as I collect elephants, but more importantly I can see my kids when they were younger in most of the artwork. The challenge calls for a colour scheme of green and pink which was a departure from my normal Christmas card colours, however, I must say that I am really pleased with the results.
I used watercolour card to stamp the image and coloured it with whisper pens and inked around the edge with distress ink.
The background papers came from the Humphrey’s Corner Christmas CD and the shapes were cut using my dies and my trusty wizard machine (soon to be used along side my Grand Calibur which will hopefully arrive today, yipee!!)
I added some ribbon and gems to match the purple shoes and mittens in the picture. I had to colour the gems with copics as I only had clear ones.
The silver shimmer card was some I had in my stash but I have no idea where it came from lol.
In tomorrows Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge you could win a super prize of chipbard goodies pictured here:
Why not head over and have a go, you never know you may win!
Here is my card using the sketch:
Tatty Teddy papers from the Me to You collection CD rom
Tatty Teddy image stamp
Rainbow Mirror card
Fiskars snowflake border punch