Sunday, June 08, 2008
Frenzied Card Making
This afternoon has been glorious... wonderful sunshine and no breeze so I took my card making table (you may laugh but I have a special TV table!) into the garden and soaked up the rays as I crafted! The result was burned arms and shoulders and a wad of cards.
This car card was adapted from a card in this month's Cardmaking and Papercraft. I got the stripey paper from Hobby Craft and the ready made embellishment from The Works. This card took me about 15 minutes to make and that included waiting for my ancient computer to warm up to print the greeting!
The idea for this card alsocame from this month's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. The papers are from Trimcraft's Masculine paper pack and I couldn't resist sticking a button on the shirt as well.
The Footy Mad Grandad card took minutes to make cos I cheated and used ready cut decoupage (it's the future!) The green stripey paper (very Celtic) came as yet another freebie from Crafts Beautiful - I wish I could get some more cos it's really 'sporty'.
Finally the brown spotty Grandad card is one of my favourite styles of cards. A company called Second Nature makes very gorgeous but expensive greetings cards with words on the front eg Brother, Wedding, Baby etc and whenever I am having an uninspired moment it's a great idea to fall back on. The paper is again from the Trimcraft Masculine pack. All in all a very successful day!