Challenge Winning cards

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wedding Cards

Last month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine had some cards made with wonderful downloads available from the mag's website that I've been itching to copy. I've kept to a very simple layout and used the minimum of embellishments.

It's the first time I've copied a card directly from a magazine because I loved it so much. The images printed really well and once I had 'sliced' the bride's bun, the ribbon veil was easy to position. I threaded some beads onto wire and used these to cover where the ribbon goes through the card.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Same Sketch - very different cards!

Sometimes I am just totally lacking any inspiration and end up making cards using the same design over and over again. This is a favourite layout - I made these cards about a week apart and didn't realise they were the same until I uploaded them ...

The first one is something I often get asked to make - football related cards. It's always Newcastle, Sunderland or Manchester United. I was actually thinking of making some 'England' ones for Father's Day but gave up on that idea cos they are so crap at the moment! The card is a simple decoupaged image with co-ordinating home made striped paper down the sides.

The second card is even simpler - a crucifix blinged up with ribbon and a bright blue diamante, with speckled blue edging down the sides. There's not really much else I can think of for a Christening - when I looked in the card shops the offerings were very boring so at least this card might stand out a bit.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Mum To Be

A quick card today then back to the Father's Day cards...

I've never made a congratulations card before for a mummy to be and I spent a happy hour going through all my digital images to find something suitable. I bought this super cute image last month from the Alexis range at The Digi Boutique and it fits the occasion perfectly. It's coloured in pastel Promarkers to match the checked paper that came free with a magazine a couple of years ago. The greeting is done with alphabet dies from X-Cut. Sweet and simple but I'm pleased with the overall effect.

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

Try It On Tuesday - Use something old and something new
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes