Challenge Winning cards

Friday, October 15, 2010

Caravan of Love!

A friend asked for an anniversary card for her parents who are avid caravan fans and I knew the ideal image to use. I've always loved these Jolly Nation decoupage figures - I just wish that they would bring out some new designs! The company seems to have died a death.

I'm off to Hobby Craft today with my mam. She has recently won £300 (yes - three hundred quid!!!) worth of vouchers so I am hoping to help her spend them - share the love and all that! She loves knitting and crocheting rather than cardmaking but surely she can't be spending that much on wool!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some for the boys..

I didn't realise I had been away for so long!! I haven't stopped making cards - it's just getting the time to post them! Here's a couple of special requests I've recently had for little boys.

Bart Simpson is a favourite character for big and little kids and I had no problem finding plenty of images of him on the internet. What was good luck was finding an image with the name of the recipient next to it! I printed a couple of the same image and decoupaged it. I over-coloured with pro-markers to intensify the colours.

I've been experimenting with making my own backing papers by repeating an image in a table in Word then removing the lines giving the effect of a repeated pattern. I used an image of Bart's head and I'm really pleased with the result...

I used the same method for making the skull and crossbones paper on this card and enlarged the image slightly to make the three accents. The decoupaged image was a freebie with a magazine - Papercraft Essentials I think.