Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Cath Collection

Another frame commission, with Cath Kidston inspired elements at the same time trying to keep it quite girly... I made this card for my inlaws, who at this very minute are in the throws of moving house as I put this on here! I used this Cath Kidston Keyring to inspire the colours and look of the card. I didnt have a stamp that said home seet home so I had to mix and match what I had, by masking off the unwanted areas and inking the word I needed. A resourceful technique to use what you've got!

On the subject of houses... this unusual commission was to celebrate the fact that a couple had lived in their house for 40 years, the picture of their house (on the front) is a scanned image that they used for the invitation to the party.
And on the subject of years... I made this for another commission for a couples sister who turned 80, without knowing it the lady in question enjoys her garden, so it worked out well with the particular tag I used. I do like that saying 'Bloom where you are planted'

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Girly & Glittery

I was asked to make a first birthday card for a girl, now if you dont kow me by now I do like to make alternative girly and boy cards especially for young ones. I wanted to avoid using the Happy Birthday message on here so it could be kept as a keep sake card. I revelled in using lots of lovely bright colours and detail.

I love the look of text across a shape, so I used it to add detail to the butterflies... finishing touches like 3d foam pads to the back of the flowers and some stickles gave it that last minute girly glittery touch!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

All Occassions

Card for the Hubby for our 9th Wedding Anniversary yesterday :) Commission for a baby's dedication, something simple to incorporate name, text and occasion...

Frame made for a Ruby wedding Anniversary (40 years)...

Frame for a newly wedded couple, incorporating their wedding colours...A frame for a young girl, complete with bible text...

Birds and Bridgewater

I like to think simple, but effective... card made for my inlaws wedding anniversary
Using this Emma Bridgewater vanity case I bought for a friends birthday, I took inspiration to make a card and matching wrapping paper to complete the polka dot theme.Like my Stampin Up bird punch, my owl has begun to feature quite a bit in my cards...Here are some more cards I have made recently...The background paper on the left was made by me! Using yet more Stampin Up products (thanks to a recent birthday....) I love the Cath Kidstonesk look it gives, looking forward to playing with these stamps some more..

Monday, 26 September 2011

Birds, Branches & Bookmarks

Commissioned bookmarks, one for a golden anniversary, a special birthday and another for a young girls birthday. The bookmarks slip out of the front so they can be used afterwards and personalised with a message on both sides.

Some cards featuring trees or branches, give and take some poetic liscence!...

Been enjoying some Stampin Up goodies lately... the bird punch is easy to use with some great results, I'm always amazed at the different looks that can be achieved with the same punch or stamp by just using different papers of colours!

Long time, no see....

It's about time I got back to my blog!... time gets taken up... but enough of the excuses, here is a good few pics to keep you going... An alternative baby girl card, done for a commission.

This was a commission for a wedding card, the touch of pearls and lace help to create that wedding feel.

Another commission, for a cricket enthusiast Pastor, who owns a dog!

A small card using some basic grey off cuts and the trusty Martha Stewart dove punch- love it!
For my Father in laws birthday (way back in March), affectionately known as 'Dads'

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Ahead for April.. (or not as the case was...)

Last month I was a bit last so I thought I would stay up to speed by making sure I had something ready for April, but yet again I'm just a bit behind, I had got caught up with the royal festivities!

Here are the cards I did for the 2 lovely ladies in my life; my 'Mummy' and 'Mums' for Mothers Day...

We were invited to attend a garden Party on the 29th April and we had to take some food along with us. So I decided to try out my new giant cupcake mould and made this! It took a lot of ingredients, time and energy! But went down well at the party. Thankfully the butter icing covered any mistakes! Each of the union jack hearts were made by my fair hand :)

March Mayhem...

Just in the nick of time for posting in March! I couldn't have my new years resolution broken 3 months in could I. Here are a few pieces from this month...I had a couple of frame commissions to do. One was to complete a set for a lady who kept her sleepy baby photos in. Using quickutz for the lettering and the gorgeous Martha Stewart dove punch to add detail. I am really getting into making alternative baby cards at the moment, partly because the ones in the shop are usually the same blue or pink colours, but also by making something different your card can stand out from the crowd. I used 'Eliza' quickutz Capital letters for the names

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

First of Feb

So far so good... my new years resolution of posting once a month is paying off so far. Here is the second instalment for the year. A commission for a friend, who wanted me to incorporate a young ladies interests, with a modern twist and a Cath Kidston element. The inky edges on the white stripes started out as an accident, so to cover up my misake I carried on! Think it brings a cool dimension to the card!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Long Time No See...

Well, well, well, it has been sometime. But my resolution for this year is to try and blog (at least) once a month. So where have I been? Well been around, but busy having my second son last september :)

I was recently asked to make a commissioned card for an engagement to include the couples name, a bible text and the date.
So I decided to do something a bit different for the date by finding the digits in different papers. So that you get 25.12.10