Friday, October 29, 2010

5 Cards, 1 image, 1 layout

One of the girls at work asked if I could some christmas cards to send to her family back home - 5 brothers, 1 sister and a Mum.

For the brothers I used the same image - Father Christmas from Digistamp Boutique - and which I coloured in with copics, adding stickles for the santa's hat, jackets and boots and watered down liquid pearls to the beard. To make it easier for me I decided that I would use the same layout for all the cards but use different cardstock to make each card individual.

Was also asked to do a card for her sister. My inspiration came from one of the cards I did recently for a challenge. Used the same basic elements but it has turned out totally different.

The final card was for her mum, all she said was that wanted it to express how much she missed her. Using my sizzix shadowbox dies cut out 2 m's and a u in co-ordinating card and for the sentiment adapted a birthday sentiment and added a bow as a finishing touch.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sugar & Spice

Today's effort is for one of the guys that works with Billy and who became a granda for the first time on Monday. According to Granda there is no pink baby stuff in Bahrain as Grandma has bought it all!!

Using copic pens coloured in 'Tilly' from Digistamp Boutique. The papers used for matting and layering were from the some free papers that I got a while back from Simply Cards and Papercrafts as was the wee border at the bottom of the card.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Feeling Better!

One of my very good friends is feeling a wee bit under the weather just now, suffering from Sciatica. As she is across the water in Saudi and I can't be there to help out, thought I would send her a wee card to let her know I was thinking about her.

Knew the exact image I wanted to use, a die cut from a card kit from Papermania called Nostalgia, using the other die cut image for another card, more of which another day. Also used one of the sentiments that came along with the kit. Matted the image and sentiment on some scraps of cardstock that I had lying about.

By the end of today it should hopefully be winging its way over the causeway to Saudi.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sketch Saturday Challenge

After enjoying the Quick Cards Challenge the other day, thought I would try some more, well one, this one being over at Sketch Saturday. When I take part in a challenge I like to be able to make use of the card, so this one is for another work colleague, whose birthday is at the end of the month.

The image and sentiment is from a freebie supplement, called Stamp It, that I got with one of my magazines. Not only does it have images but there are some matching papers to go with the image. However I decided not to use this part of the freebie. The cardstock came from Lasting Impressions, the various green cardstock from the Limeade range with the blue from Smooth Sailing. Copics were used to colour in the image and the buttons came from my stash.

Just after I posted on Sketch Saturday, I received word of a new challenge, whose theme the card also fell into so adding it to another challenge over at One Stitch at a Time.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

My First Christmas Card

Yes, you've read the title right, I have mentioned the dreaded 'christmas' word.
Got the impetus to start when I received an email from Quick Cards letting me know what is in this month's issue. Top of the email was the 'Quick Cards Bonus Papers Challenge'. The challenge was to make a christmas card using the free downloadable bonus papers. I do love freebies, lol!

To make the card I printed off the bonus papers, took out my trusty 'Bug' and die cut some christmas trees from glitter foam, printed off a sentiment and added some gems and Voila!.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Hero

Can't believe that I have nearly clocked up another year on the wedding anniversary clock. Next Tuesday hitting number 27 on the clock!!!! For some reason this year I am had, as Sarah would put it - a cheese on toast moment, lol, but when I saw this image by Just Inklined - Derek Doodlebuns - over at Imag-e-nation, I couldn't resist.

I coloured my 'hero' with Copic pens and used various bits of cardstock from Lasting Impressions 'Limeade' range for the matting and layering. The sentiments were printed off on the computer.

Since I used copic pens I thought I would link this project some fab blog candy that is on offer over on Charmed Crafts Blog - 72 pen set of Copic Pens.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Birthday Wishes

After not crafting for ages, I am hopefully getting into the groove again. Today's effort is for one of the girl.s at works birthday next week - second of three october birthdays. Again trying to be a thrifty crafter and use up my scraps. The base mat is a BoBunny Back To Back - Coffee Dot, which I also used at a base mat for the sentiment. The top mat was a 6x6 paper from Papermania - Creative Tones, Antique Cream. Printed off 'Birthday Wishes' onto a scrap of cream card and cut it using Labels 7 from Nestabilities. Finished it off with some flowers from my stash held together with matching brads.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Final One For Today

After a week off work went back to work today only to realise that it is one of the girls birthdays at the end of the week. As everyone gets a birthday card and me having a few things on this week, I had to come with something quick and easy. Reverted again to the scrap draw and fished out a couple of bits from a Fred She Said set which I have called Dancing Daisy. Finished it off with a couple of brown colour gems.

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A New Pad

Just before Sarah and Mikey arrive I got a card finished for an old family friend who had moved house. The image was from Digistamp Boutique and called Bob & Benji and coloured with Copic pens. I just think the image is so cute. Again trying to use up all my scraps, so unfortunately I can't remember the names/colours of the mats. Sorry!

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Future SIL

Last week saw our daughter, Sarah, and future son-in-law, Mikey, paying us a visit. It was great having them out as it meant I was on holiday too, took a week off work. Ch.nged my job for a week from school secretary to chief tour guide, lol. Whilst they were here it happened to be Mikey's birthday and as he expects nothing but a handmade card from me, I couldn't let him down. He was needless to say, chuffed with my attempt, or so he said. Used a freebie image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps, called Soccer Nut, which I coloured in with copic pens. Used scraps of cardstock for the mats and finished it off with 3 buttons in decreasing sizes.

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