Saturday, 6 May 2017

Fairy wishes

Hello,
still not managing to get time to post much, even though I have made a few cards! This is for the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, the theme this month is "Enchanted Forest".

This is basically two 6 x 6 cards scored down the centre of the front and then the backs glued one on top of the other to create a fold back, gate fold card. I used Tonic card in 2 shades of green to create the mats for the outer panels and main back panel. On the front panels I cut branches and leaves from green and brown card using the Tonic Fallen leaves, Autumnal Oak and September Harvest die sets, plus the grass from the Tonic Golf die set. On each of the inner folds I added grass cut using the Pine Cones Season die set.

For the main back panel I cut several cuts in two shades of green using the Frond Finesse and arranged them around the edge. The centre is the Fae Fairy Trellis cut in dark brown, with the butterfly and fairy cut again in cream highlighted with the Tonic Nuvo mother of pearl embellishment mouse and decoupaged on top. The sentiment is from a set of fairy stamps which came free with a magazine. I also stamped a Sheena Douglas dragonfly and a Cardio bee.

I hope you like my card, please join us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge and fell free to leave a comment if you'd like to.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Birthday hedgehog

Hello there,
this is a card for a male friend which bucks the trend of cars, sport or wine - although I think he's had all of those in the past! I happened to find out that he really likes hedgehogs so when I saw this image I immediately decided to use it for his birthday card.

It's made using mainly Hunkydory products, the image is from the Little Book of Everything, the card stock is Adorable Scorable, and the sentiment is from a Hunkydory set I bought ages ago. I finished it off using a few gold pearls to match the foiling.

My friend was really pleased with the card, and I hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by, if you'd like to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.


Car birthday card

Hello there,
I've made a couple of variations of this card, one is a plain flat card, the other has a diagonal cut front to it. Men can be difficult to make for and  generally seem to use cars, sport or wine! The plan one was quite quick and easy to make - good job as I was finishing it off the day before the birthday. I had a bit more time for the other so decided to tray the cut front.

It's an 8 x 8 white card blank matted and layered with a dark green mat and a light green, linen effect metallic card - I thought they picked out the colours in the car. The image is from the Hunkydory Little Book of Everything and has been matted onto the green card, then fixed to the card front using foam pads for dimension.
The embellishments are cogs cut from black card using X-Cut dies, and the sentiment is a Craftwork Cards one layered on to a light green then a dark green mat, both cut using the cogs dies.

I'm quite pleased with this design and have made another plain version one already, and hope you like it too. I've a couple more male birthdays this year so can see me making more like this.

If you've time to leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.