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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Jetting Off To Get Married


Another request to make some wedding invites for a colleague at work whose sister is getting married abroad. I've been working on some samples for her to choose from and I have a feeling she'll like this one as it's personalised.




I've kept this very clean and simple as the thought of making 50 identical cards is quite daunting - the most complicated part of this design is cutting out the aeroplane and I love cutting - I find it quite relaxing.

I've entered this into this week's Love and Marriage challenge at Less Is More

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Milestone Birthdays

Today's challenge at The Secret Crafter is to make a milestone birthday card. I always enjoy doing 'number cards' - I can't wait to do one for a hundredth birthday should the occasion ever arise. This one is for a work colleague for her son.







The numbers are done in Word Art in Microsoft Office, enlarged then printed onto patterned paper. This is then mounted on co-ordinating plain paper and attached to the card base with foam pads. I've added some peel-off balloons and squiggles and matching stripes of pattern down each side.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Feathered Friends


The current challenges at Polka Doodles and Ink It Pink reminded me that someone had requested a bird themed card for a 90th birthday. Something with garden birds on it was the request! Well I'm not the world's greatest bird lover living in a place surrounded by seagulls but I found this Craft Creations decoupage sheet in a bargain bucket at a craft fair ages ago and it ideally suits this request.




The decoupage was already die cut so it didn't take very at all and I really like the result - it has a lovely Oriental feel to it. Back to the craft room now - I've got another 6 cards to make today!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Grandson's Birthday

I quite enjoy making cards for kids and an order to make a card for a work colleague's grandson gave me the opportunity to use some digi stamps I recently bought from The Clipart Fairy.




The image was very easy to colour and paper piece with some papers I have had for about 5 years. I love the little boy's face - it's so serious and cute!

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant - Use patterned paper
Sweet ‘N Sassy Digi Challenge - Something old (papers), new (digi) and blue (matting paper and hat) 
Fashionista Challenge    - For a child