Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Anniversary card for 30th

This year was our friend's 30th wedding anniversary.  In the UK this is known as a pearl wedding anniversary, and this is the card I made for them.
I began by using an eight by eight inch card base and covering this in a muted green patterned paper from my stash.
On top of this I added a layer of white card from which I die cut a circle.
Now - I do like the various dies which give an all over lattice effect, but I do not have one of these. 
So I tried to create a similar effect using a die I have. I cut multiple strips of my Sizzix decorative strip die - lace and circles (only the circles) in white card, then glued them together and fixed this to the back of the circular hole.  I  was pleased with the result.
I hand cut a banner and stamped a message on it then glued this to the card along with some ivy die cuts and flowers both of which I made with Sue Wilson's dies.
I finished off with some pearls, tulle and the number 30 which I cut out then glued to the card - finishing with a coating of glossy accents.
I have a ruby wedding card to make soon (40 years) and I will most likely try something similar but in red of course.
Happy crafting

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Craft Card with my own drawn border

This is a card which would be useful for many occasions.

To make it I cut a 5 inch by 7 inch card base from craft card

Then I stamped  random text on a piece of craft card, then layered this with a strip of plain craft card.
I roughed up the edges with my scissors then  used vintage photo distress ink for distressing the edges.

I sat this on a piece of cream card.

As the centre strip looked a little plain, and I couldn't find a stamp that was suitable, I decided to draw my own pattern.  I coloured this with Promarkers then put glossy accents on top to give it some dimension.

I cut a fancy band of Anne Marie green dotty paper to go across the middle and finished it with raffia and a stamped sentiment.

I glued this onto the card base and I am very pleased with it - what do you think?

All for now


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Just a note

Hello again

This card is A6 size and very useful if you just want to send a little message or note
I used some Anne Marie checked card as a background, layered with a strip of white card on which I stencilled a random pattern with distress inks.

I edged this with a lacy strip which I cut with a Sizzix striplet die then added a Cheery Lynn swirl die cut, a flower made with brown wrapping paper, butcher's twine and tag.

You could always vary the tag and message then this card would be suitable for many other occasions.

Pretty simple but a clean looking card - I think

Happy crafting


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Family Christening

A year ago we welcomed a cute little Great Granddaughter into our family.
It has been an exciting and emotional time.

Well - a year along and we have just had a double celebration for her first birthday and Christening.

I was delighted to be asked to make the Christening cake and Christening robe, so here are some pictures to show you.

First I made this birthday card:



Then I made a Christening card:



Here is a picture of the Christening cake

I don't normally make celebration cakes but was pleased with the result


Christening dress

Finally here is a picture of the Christening dress.
All the fabric was from my daughter's wedding dress and petticoat - which I also made many years ago.

The weather was good and everyone had a lovely day - and most importantly Ocean-Meadow was very good girl.

Bye for now



Sunday, 5 July 2015

A 10th birthday card for my Granddaughter

How time flies.
It only seems like yesterday when our youngest granddaughter was born, but she has just turned 10.

This is a card I made to celebrate her birthday

I found some grey dotty card in my stash which I used as a base
I layered several Sue Wilson dies in yellow and pink, and topped with another Sue Wilson die cut with her delicate daisies dies
The words are from a selection of Britannia dies, Tim Holtz alphabet striplet and a Lawn Fawn 'happy' word

I hope you like this

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hello - Welcome back to my blog, my second post is a bright happy card - I hope you like it


Hello - Sunshine Yellow

Welcome back.  My second post is a bright happy card - I hope you like it

I used a six inch square card base which I covered with a spring green patterned paper from my stash.
Then I cut a white strip with a Sizzix die , cutting twice to cut the pattern on both sides of the strip.
I adapted a Spellbinders create an iris die to make the daffodil which I stuck onto the strip with an 'hello' word which I cut using a die from Lawn Fawn
I  layered the word three times to give height.
Please join me for future blogs
Take care   Pat x