Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Cream and Deep Red Birthday Card

Not really my own design, this one. I saw a card like this online a while ago and loved it, so I wanted to do something similar. 

Friday, 12 August 2016

Anniversary Love Birds

A nice simple anniversary card featuring love birds. I've made a couple of changes but it's very much based on a design I saw online a while ago - I can't remember where or I'd make a link.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Cream Roses Wedding Card

I based this card on one I saw ages ago, made by Hayley Bignall (link to it here). I used Tattered Lace 'Rose Vine' embossing folder (for the background), and 'Delicate Flourishes' dies. I roughly handcut the spirals for the small coiled roses, and made the cream roses and leaves using Sue Wilson Classic Rose dies. The greeting was printed using 'The Skinny' font. 

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Owl Collage Card

My dad loves owls, so I made him this collage card for Father's Day. The background is olive green cardstock embossed in a woodgrain embossing folder. The collage pieces were cut freehand from scraps of patterned papers, and the colours enhanced with distress inks. Simple but cute!

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Personalised Men's Birthday

A clean and simple card for a male birthday. Quick to make and with a modern look. Might not work for a long name, but perfect for short names!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Clean and Simple Anniversary Card

A clean and simple personalised anniversary card, with a modern feel. I stamped the patterned paper myself, and layered it up with torn cardstock and raffia.  I printed the greeting using a vintage typewriter font.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter Double Sided Stepper Card

While browsing card-making blogs for ideas and inspiration, I found a lovely double sided stepper card, which also had a fantastic step-by-step tutorial for the cutting/scoring process. Here's my take on Sabrina Radeck's inspiring original design. I chose lilac and lemon for my colour scheme and added some floral elements, keeping the butterflies on the front panels. 
Now that I've mastered how to do this fold, I'll definitely do some more for other occasions. Decorating all the little panels was fun. Sabrina Radeck's original design and the (excellent) step-by-step tutorial for the cutting/scoring/folding the double side stepper are both here.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter Bunny Bum!

Cute and very simple Easter card, made using nothing but scraps of paper, card and ribbon.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Mother's Day and Spring Birthday

Another unusual colour combination here: apple green, cream, chocolate brown and a few shades of pink.

And a very Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there, including mine!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Mother's Day Boxed Card

I'm trying out some different colour schemes at the moment. Here I've used soft grey with cream and pale green.


Friday, 19 February 2016

Watercolour Artwork Notelets

I wanted to use my watercolour paintings on some notelets, so I scanned the best of my paintings, cropped the image and added a simple sentiment, then printed them onto watercolour printing paper. Once printed, I double-matted onto co-ordinating cardstocks.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Dart Board Birthday Card

I forgot to post this back in September but I really enjoyed making this fun and easy gatefold card. Cards for younger men can be difficult but this is perfect for anyone who likes to play or watch darts.



Sunday, 24 January 2016

90th Birthday Card

A neighbour asked me to make a 90th birthday card for her mum. I used white and lavender pearlescent papers, flat-back pearls and silver mirri card, for a really soft, shimmery effect. I used glitter stickers for the numbers. Quite traditional and feminine, I think.