Friday, October 4, 2013

Baby Girl Baptism

A couple of months ago, one of my class ladies asked me to make her a Baptism card.  I said yep, no worries,  then got home and started to have a worry because I didn't really have anything remotely suitable.  So I decided to go through some of my favourite card designers and found this one by Tina which is the one that inspired one of my previous cards on here.  I've since edited the post to reflect this.

I really, really wanted to make this card a lot more vintagey and to use some of that wonderful Stampendous Frantage Shabby Embossing Enamel on the image but I resisted.  Some people don't like the edges distresses and inked so I left this alone.  I just added different elements to the card.  The main feature is the zipper pull which is gorgeous.   The papers are Kaisercraft and the image is from Inkido.  The hand dyed Venise Lace heart, tri bud, and dyed seam binding are from Linda at The Funkie Junkie.  The rest of the embellishments are out of my stash. The sentiment I printed out on the computer and then positioned the stamp around it.

I've since been told that the card was a great success and very well received by the parents.
Thanks once again for visiting, 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Little Bird Told Me.

I have another card to show you today.  My class of ladies in Mackay did this card as a class a few weeks ago.  They absolutely loved it.   The papers are by Kazzazz and matched the bird image perfectly.  The bird image is by Crafty Secrets.  It's a digital image that I purchased.  The flourish die is by Memory Box and I added cheesecloth, fabric leaves, feathers, flowers, berries and a pearl pin to make the floral arrangement.
The butterfly charm and pearl trail added a bit of interest in the corner.  To finish off, a little greeting by Stamp It.......A little bird told me.  
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sewing Card In Blue

OK, I'm trying to keep up with my blog so here is another card I have made.  This was an order by a friend of mine who wanted something for a lady who is into sewing and all sorts of other crafts.  I'm afraid I used several different cards for inspiration, all gathered from the Pion Design Blog.
The metal corner piece was embossed with Ranger Antiquities Weathered White embossing powder then I rubbed Weathered Wood Distress Paint over it to match the Pion Design papers I used. I think the rest is self explanatory.  The butterfly and spool cards were also cut from Pion Design papers.  I wound DMC embroidery thread around one spool and some pretty lace around the other.  I can't remember where the pins came from originally.  The scissors,sewing machine charms, dress form clip and bling lace are from Live and Love Crafts.  Linda at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique has Pion Design papers in stock.
The card stock I used is Stampin' Up Very Vanilla and Bordering Blue (retired).
Oh, the sketch, well that's something else I can't remember, where I got it from.  So sorry.  If I could remember I would give credit.
I hope you like the card because I really enjoyed making it.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.
Edited to add.  I've remembered where I got a lot of my inspiration for this card from....Thanks Tina.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Twin Girls And Good Intentions.

Well so much for my good intentions.  It's nearly a month since I posted (sigh).  Sorry everyone.
At the moment, I'm battling yet another bug.  This is the 3rd or 4th time this year I've been sick and all in the last four months!!
A lady who works at the Tourist Centre in Sarina with me wanted a special card for twin girls.  The card I came up with was inspired by this one by Monika.
The bootees and papers are digi images by Gina Jane.  I added little tri-bud venise lace appliques that I coloured with ink to match the papers and ribbon.  The tri-buds, butterfly and pegs were purchased from Linda at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique, an absolutely fabulous place to shop. Under the congratulations banner is an embossed piece of vellum which I ran through a heart embossing folder.  Underneath that is a pretty piece of matching gingham paper.  I raised the booties up on dimensionals to take up the slack from pegging them on the line.  To finish the card off, I added a single rose at the beginning of the banner sentiment and strawberry slush ribbon.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Vintage 50th And Explanation.

Oh my goodness, it's been a long, long time since I posted on my blog.  For a couple of months into the new year, I was sewing quite a lot making quilts etc.  I needed the break from paper craft and card making badly.  My mojo had gone, I didn't have any interest in any of my papers or stamps, so I definitely needed to step away.  I did get to make a few cards during that time because I had orders from friends.  I've since come back into my card making refreshed and clear in my mind.   I'm doing a few classes now and that is keeping me busy.  A friend of mine is now doing a bit of quilting and stitching due to my influence so to keep Lex focused, I'm keeping up with my sewing.

This card was made early in the year as an order.  The lady it was made for does a lot of machine embroidery, the other criteria was that it had to have a vintage look and 50th birthday on the front.
Here is what I came up with and the recipient was over the moon with her card.  It's so long ago, that I can't remember if I followed a sketch or changed another card around.  Very probably I used ideas from Linda, The Funkie Junkie.  I know the lace definitely came from Linda.  The flowers are from a collection of goodies that a friend of mine at the Tourist Centre in Sarina very kindly gave to me.  The card stock is Stampin' Up.

If you still follow me, thanks for taking the time to visit.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Birthday Glitz

My friend Jan, has two twin sisters.  This card is one of the two Jan ordered for their birthdays.
I have followed the same sketch as previous cards I've made, it's so easy but very effective.  The bluey coloured roses match the dots in the background of the designer paper I've used and I feel really makes the bouquet pop.  Jan loved the card which was great.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Maja Design For Jean

My wonderful friend Jean had her birthday last week.  This is the card I made for her.  Purple is Jean's favourite colour, so using papers in those tones from a set of Maja Papers this is what I came up with.  The sketch is by Dawny P from the Papertake Weekly Challenge.

I loved making this card and just having a play with my flowers and embellishments.
Thanks once again for visiting my blog.
Keep well.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tea Thyme For Birthday

This card is for another very special friend of mine who loves pretty things.  I used lace, feathers, pearls, burlap and flowers to create lots of texture and interest.  The red rose was added to give the colour palette a lift and it ties in with the red border on my tag.  This card was inspired by Warm Winter Wishes by Kathy

We've had some very rainy weather and I think it means to continue for another day or so.  
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Keep well.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Special Birthday Card

All of my school girl friends are turning 50 this year.  The first party was last night.  All four of us bought a present together and it was my job to make the card.  This is what I came up with for Lindy's birthday card.
It did the rounds at the party and everyone including Lindy loved it so I was pretty chuffed. 
The idea came from this card made by Andrea Ewen.  
I used the same series of papers but different colours and embellishments.
Thanks once again for taking the time to visit my blog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Howdy Doody Sympathy

 Mmmmm well if I have any followers left, I hope you are all well and enjoyed your Christmas and New Year celebrations.
October, November and December were outrageously busy for me.  October was spent making items for the November Artist of Month display at the Tourist Centre.  November disappeared at a great rate and December flew by too with Christmas preparations.
Now it's January and I've spent most of it crocheting with a couple of cards here and there.  Now January is nearly finished and I thought I really should update my blog.

A friend of mine recently lost her mother so this is the sympathy card I made.  Actually I made two, one for Desley and one for the Tourist Centre.  The only thing different on each one is the style of flower used.
The papers are Howdy Doody by My Mind's Eye.  Card stock and seam binding are Stampin' Up and the sentiment is a Just Rite stamp.  The lace is some given to me by a dear friend and the flower is Prima.

Thank you for visiting my blog and keep cool or warm as the case may be.