Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vintage Ladies

This is a card I made for Jan to give to another girlfriend, Heather. Heather loves maroon/burgundy and she also likes old doilies so I thought this image would be appropriate. That papers I've used are again like the Thatched Cottage from Papermania, this time the Regency collection. The card sketch that inspired my card is this one by Janneke .
I didn't distress any of the edges because I feel distressing is an acquired taste and I don't think my friends would like it very much.
Anyway when I gave it to Jan she was very happy with it. Actually I am too. lol
Flowers and lace are from my stash. The pins are from UK, USA and Australia and the charm was purchased from the UK. The chain that the charm is hanging from came from a fabulous beading shop here in Mackay.
Hope you like my 'vintage' card.
Thanks for visiting.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thatched cottage and roses

I love this image which is actually a clear sticker from the latest Docrafts range. I wanted to use some embellishments but also not to overpower the picture. So that's why I've used small roses and buds. A friend requested this card for her sister's birthday.
The sun is out here occasionally so things may start to dry up a bit.
Take care all.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lilac Avenue with a Flourish!!

This is the card I made for Jean's birthday. I used the brand new Flourishes set that Jean herself had given me for my birthday, a Year of Flowers, Calendar set 1. I used the sketch from the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 52A and Cindy Haffner's idea of cutting my background pieces with Nesties. The flower is a Crocus and I have no idea whether you can get purple ones or not. These are because they matched the papers. lol
Ribbon is from my stash and matched perfectly. Jean absolutely loved her card.
It's still raining here but the sun has just come out. Wonder if it will last?
Have a wonderful day everyone and once again thanks for visiting.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cross and Blossoms

Another sympathy card needed for a wonderful friend of mine. I don't mind admitting that although the finished card may not look difficult, I struggled badly with it. The image I knew I had to use but as I wanted to keep it simple but effective and without embellishments, it took me a few hours of trying different papers etc before I ended up with the card you see.

It's still raining here and goodness knows when we'll be able to get a mower on the yard. Oh well, better than drought.
Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Good Bye/Luck, New Home

A friend asked me to make her a card for a lady who is moving to a new area and a new home. I was a bit stumped actually until I remembered this PSX stamp that I've had for some time and hadn't used. So I coloured it using Prismas in the colours to match the papers I chose. The fence I thought was a great touch using the Martha Stewart picket fench punch.
Here's the sketch I used and slightly changed, it's from Carol's Sketch Fun. All in all, after a dodgey start, I'm quite happy with this card and Jan was stoked.

It seems to have rained all night here and there's a heck of a lot of water around.
I'm off today to Sue and Robyn's in Sarina to make cards all day, cool hey!! All my stuff is packed and ready to go. lol
Have a good day everyone and thanks for visiting.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Back again!

Yes, my blog has been neglected. Sorry about that. For the two weeks before this I've been on a cardmaking frenzy. April is coming up very fast and Jean and I must have a decent display.
Amongst others, which I'll put on my blog gradually, these are four male cards I've managed.
The first one I silver embossed the tyres, then with the other three, I used black Versafine with black embossing powder. Versafine is a fabulous ink to use for photo and solid stamps. It doesn't 'bead' on the stamp and stamps beautifully.
I've kept the cards a bit regimented with straight lines which I feel suited the sketches I used and also the Kaisercraft designer paper.

For the first card I used this sketch SCS259.
The second card uses this sketch SASSC48.
The third and fourth cards uses a sketch from the 2 sketches 4 You site, Kazan's sketch 43.

Onto other news, we've had rain for so long, that our feet are now webbed. pmsl I love the rain and to see green grass is fabulous. I hope the parts of Australia that need rain get it soon.
My son ended up in hospital with Glandular Fever the weekend before last so that was another episode to deal with. Thankfully, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with him now.

Once again, sorry about my absence. I have been checking up on all my blogs that I follow but rarely commenting at the moment. All your cards are wonderful. Hope you all have a happy day and thanks for visiting.