Monday, 26 August 2013

White Wedding

8" x 8" square card I made for my friend's wedding.  I love the embossing folder I used, I only received it on Saturday and I knew I would definitely use it for Lisa's card.  I just hope she likes it!
Items used in this card :-
Kanban wedding cake stamp
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Hearts Lattice embossing folder
Creative Expressions white silky crush ribbon
Dreamweaver Ivory Hat Pins
Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles die
Spellbinders Circles die
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles die
Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die
Hunkydory Silver Mirror card
Centura Pearl white with silver card
Silver glitter button
Hobby House Snow White pearls

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Box it up

Gift box made with lemon pearlescent card.  I used the Ultimate Pro boxmaker to construct my box.  I love the boxmaker, it's such a handy tool.  No more having to cut slivers off your base, the tool does all the hard work for you!  I embellished the box using a white organza flower that I bought off QVC years ago (I can't remember the brand unfortunately) and white/silver organza ribbon from Create and Craft.

When life gives you lemons...

I made this bracelet for a colleague's 50th birthday.  925 sterling silver with lemon quartz rondelles and white freshwater cultured pearls.  I used monofilament with the lemon quartz, as the drillholes are quite small, and I used calottes/clamshells at the ends with a dab of jewellery glue on the knot to secure it.  She was very surprised and absolutely delighted with it!

Life's A Beach

50th birthday card I made for my colleague.  She is going on holiday to Spain to celebrate her half century, so I decided to go with a beach themed card.  I embellished the card with a cream organza ribbon, which I though tied in with the sand colour on the card.  What card would be complete without a ribbon or bow??  I used Hunkydory card, toppers and gold mirror card.  Thankfully, she loved her card and the present I made her (photo to follow).

Bundle Of Joy

A4 card for a colleague who is going on maternity leave.  The gender of the baby is a surprise and I was asked to make the card in ivory/cream and gold.  I just got the baby text and safety pin die from Marianne Creatables and I absolutely love it, I think I'll be using that one a lot! I embellished the card with a cream organza bow and cream pearls - I do like ribbons and gems!
Items used to make this card:-
Kanban 'Birth and Celebrations' topper
Spellbinders 'Timeless Rectangles' die
Marianne Creatables 'Baby Pram Stroller' die
Marianne Creatables 'Baby Text and Safety Pin' die
Die'sire Embossalicious 'Button Box' embossing folder
Ivory Centura Pearl Card
Hunkydory gold mirror card

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

And now for something completely different...

Not my usual style, but I was commissioned to make a 60th birthday card using vibrant colours and tartan ribbon - a bit of a challenge as all of my vibrant toppers and card clashed with tartan ribbon!  I found a pink and green tartan ribbon in a local craft shop, so I used that to build my colour scheme.  I decided that since I couldn't find a suitable topper to match the ribbon I would use a stamp instead.  I used a Creative Expressions embossing folder on the pink background card then matted and layered with green pearlescent and pink mirri card.  I used a Kanban stamp and blended the background with a pink versamark ink pad - this was my first attempt at blending.  I embellished the card with pink and green gems, and made a triple bow with the ribbon.  It's not what I would normally make, but hopefully I have fulfilled the brief!

Monday, 5 August 2013

To Sleep Perchance To Dream...

A5 baby girl card commissioned by a girl in work.  I love this image of the sleeping baby, she is so sweet!  I embellished the card with an organza ribbon which has the word 'baby' in glitter, and pink adhesive gems.
I have used the following on this card :-
Kanban 'Birth and Celebration' Baby Pink topper and dummy topper
Kanban 'Birth and Celebration' gingham paper and polka dot paper
Hunkydory silver mirror card
Centura Pearl white card
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles die
Sizzix Tim Holtz Carnivale alphabet die


Pretty A5 baby girl card, commissioned for a friend in work.  I bought the embossing folder on Saturday and couldn't wait to use it!  I just love the little baby shoes topper - it's so sweet.
I have used the following in this card :-
Kanban 'Birth and Celebrations' - baby shoes topper and hugs & kisses bunny topper
Die'sire Embossalicious 'Button Box' 8 x 8" embossing folder
Hunkydory silver mirror card
Centura pearl white card
Hunkydory pink card
Spellbinders 'Grand Stately Circles' die
Spellbinders 'Labels 8' die
Sizzix Tim Holz 'Carnivale' alphabet die
Hobby House white pearls
Pink adhesive gems

Friday, 2 August 2013

A Little Birdie Says 'Thank You'

A5 Thank You card, featuring a bird in a floral frame, with a silver bird on a branch, and a silver bird on the 'thank you' sentiment. The card has another sentiment, which says 'With Gratitude', and is embellished with white marabou feathers and aurora borealis gems.
I have used the following :-
Kanban 'Well Wishes and Celebrations' topper, sentiments and paper
Hunkydory Rainbow Shimmer card
Marianne Design Creatables Die, Bird and Large Branch
Marabou Feathers
Aurora Borealis Crystal Stickers