Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An extra?...

Hi all - just a quickie - I made this card at the same time as I made the cards for my workshop - I was trying different colour combos.  So it is almost identical but with the base colours swapped around. My DH liked this one but I prefered the Kiwi Kiss one better (see workshop cards in previous post). Then my sister-in-law stopped in to drop something off and she liked the Kiwi Kiss one better also so DH was out-voted LOL and that became the workshop one... and this one? ... 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 2009 Worskhop...

Hi all - hope everything is going well for you all - Hope you all had a wonderful Easter even though it is now two weeks past!!! Time flies faster as one gets older LOL (or busier!)

For our workshop creations this month, I firstly wanted to Mother's Day cards plus I wanted to use some of the lovely new Designer Series papers available in the new catalogue. And boy have we been spoilt this time. They are all so beautiful! It was so hard to choose!!! I have chosen the Raspberry Tart papers 'cause for one it is very 'pretty' colours and also I felt that the  new 'Three Little Words' stamp set went really well with it.

All three have been made based around the Raspberry Tart DS papers.

For our first card we have made a pocket card (instructions
here) which the girls found to their delight, very easy to make. We have also used the 'Mother's Day' stamp out of the 'Occasional Greetings' set. 

For next card we have made a simple layout using layers and for a bit of added interest we have clear embossed the flower and sentiment and also used the rock 'n' roll technique. This card and the next item both also use, for a little extra *bling*, the new clear Rhinestone brads which I really LOVE and find so much more versatile.

And for our novelty item, I have cased this Post-It note holder idea from
Jean who sent me one in the post a little while back as a gift. Such a simple but very clever idea and my girls loved it. Thank you Jean for the inspiration. :) It has a hair-band that holds it closed which you really can't see in these pictures. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A 'Magic' Card....

This is the card I made for my younger sister's birthday earlier this month. She likes really cute things and cards that do 'something'. I tried this type of card once before and I just didn't like it at all - I don't like how it is so plain when one first sees it. But when I made this one (other than the colour choice LOL) I don't mind it at all. Maybe I needed to persevere with the original one as I stop half way through it thinking it was too plain looking. But aren't they amazing how they 'magically' colour. Instructions can be found on SCS here

Monday, April 13, 2009

Another challenge...

Here is the card I made for the ABC challenge. Each week they set a challenge denoted by the letters of the alphabet. This week they were up to 'I' and the challenge was to decorate the 'inside' of the card.

I like the inside better than the outside LOL - it would make a lovely card front!

Two Challenges....

Hi all - remember me LOL - Easter holidays, house partly cleaner...  so time to stamp!!! Yah!! I have combined tqo challenges to make this card. 'KWerner's colour challenge No. 49' and 'the Sisterhood of Scrap's sketch challenge'.

I did start out by intending to make two cards and started off doing the KWerner colour challenge but that card is heading for the bin LOL. So then I started the Sisterhood challenge and decided to try again with the colours and I am SOOOO happy with this card. :-)) (Pat myself on the back LOL)

Edited: Missed Kwerner's challenge by approx 5 minutes :-((

The ribbon on the front was done by attaching a piece of ribbon to the card then punching three holes on either side and threading another piece of ribbon like shoelaces, attaching ends at the back. Hope that helps - if not please feel free to email me and I will give more details.


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