Friday, January 29, 2010

A mask and other cards.

I haven't posted any new cards lately so here are a few more.

Someone asked me to make a card for them and as the backing sheet she chose was the only one that I had I did a sort of dummy run to ensure my butterflies would fit into an envelope. I won't show you the card which was ordered as it has a photo of the recipient. The square is parchment with a peeloff frame. The card is 8.25 square.

This card is another partly parchment and partly not, I used a peeloff with the parchment and am pleased with the result.

I have been making some cards for Cancer Research UK, so far just a few but will be making many more.

Finally the mask - I have in the past made it in A5 but this one is A4 in size.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A few new cards

Having received a new Joanna Sheen CD through the post today I had to try it out so made some Thank You cards which are long overdue. I really love her CDs and am not disappointed with this new one, I think it will be very useful.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Time for Elegance

I decided to make this card for a friend's birthday which is in February, I wanted to get it done and out of the way rather than leave it to the last moment.

The card is A4 in size, I have not put any wording or additional decoration on the outside in case she wishes to frame the card, in fact I might even send her a frame as part of her gift, by way of a hint!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I must be a sucker for punishment

Not content with making and sending 121 cards for myself plus a number donated to charity I am still making them! After four attempts to acquire a retired Sizzix die finally one arrived so I have played with it.

Also I have been playing with parchment again, this time using a fine grid so a lot more work than the intended card which is supposed to be made on a bold grid.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday was productive

First I finished the card which I started yesterday, I am quite pleased with the result. I have no idea who will be getting it yet, possibly the next person I know to have a birthday.

I decided to cover a box of card blanks/envelopes which I am giving to a friend, the friend who is getting the blue card. I have printed 'Handcrafted by - her name' on the backs of various sizes of cards.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Back to parchment at last

For fairly obvious reasons most of my Christmas cards were not parchment, in fact I only made a few of those this year. Now I have finished, or just about finished with making them all (I have one to do this evening and that will be number 120!) I have been able to play with parchment again. I have just finished one and am well into another one. This one is for a former neighbour who has a birthday in early January, this lady is a cardmaker but has no computer so will not see this. How do people make cards without access to a computer? I digress, this card is using a favourite pattern from Parchment Craft magazine, I have made variations of it a number of times.

Now I had better get on with that Christmas card then I can finish another parchment card which was designed by the same person who designed the card above.

Alex's 2nd birthday card

My grandson, Alex, will be two on Christmas Day so I made this card for him. The owl is cut using a Sizzix die and the backing paper is Joanna Sheen's Hoot the Owl paper pad.

For his Christmas card I decided on a gingerbread man, again using a Sizzix die. I scanned the gingerbread man then using PSP then Word made a backing paper to match the topper.