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.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Fairy tales - Bambi, a Life in the Woods

Hello there,
this is the card I've made for the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge for April, which has the theme of fairy tales. I've taken Bambi, a Life in the Woods written by Felix Salten in 1923, and which the famous Disney movie Bambi was based on.

I've not posted since the last challenge - been up to my ears decorating! I had a couple of false starts with this one as my printer has been playing up, I finally managed to print the background out for this and have been able to cover up the printer deposited splodges.

I started with an 8 x 8 cream card blank, on to which I put a green mat. I printed a background from the Daisytrail Fantasy Fairies digikit, and stamped swirls using a Sheena Douglas stamp I got free in a magazine. I stamped a few bird silhouettes on the corner of the background. I ripped a square from green mulberry paper and put it on the card front at a jaunty angle.

I die cut the trees from brown card, it's actually the Apple Blossom Woodland Scene die but with the stag removed from the middle and replaced with a brown faun, not sure where that die came from though. I've got some distress backgrounds so used one of those as the background and stamped another bird silhouette. I put this on the card front on top of the green paper using foam pads.

I then cut foliage from green card using the Tonic Royal Fern die, and tucked it around the central image to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by, if you've time to leave a comment that would be great.