Friday, 27 May 2016

Wedding Anniversary

This is a 20th Wedding Anniversary card that I made for my sister and brother-in-law.  I often overlook using embossing folders and die-cuts for cards at the moment but thought the Nellie Snellen heart-shaped dies I have would be perfect for this.  The background is a Cuttlebug 'Swirls' embossing folder. The numbers are from an old Basic Grey numbers and alphabet sheet - they weren't quite the right colour so I heat embossed with some Versamark pigment ink and shimmer embossing powder (not used that for ages!) to get them how I wanted.  Finished with some coordinating ribbon and a sentiment just printed from Word.

Thanks for looking! Gem xx

Thursday, 19 May 2016

'Sweet' Sixteen

So my nephew turned 16 last week - how am I an Auntie to a sixteen year old?!

I made him a simple monochrome card, in 'fold back' (not sure if that is the right term) style.  I printed a large outlined 1 and 6 from Publisher along with the sentiments and used a black and white polka dot paper on the inside.  I mounted the numbers on some embossed dots card and finioshed the card off with some Craftwork Cards Card Candi:

Thanks for looking, Gem xxx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Cards for Mums

Once again my house is being hacked to pieces (out of choice this time, new windows) so I thought I would update the blog as I can't get in my craft room at the moment.  Although I have generally been good at remembering to take photos of cards I have made so far this year, as usual I can't say the same for remembering to blog. Hopefully, as I am off work til Friday this week I will try to get some of the cards I have made uploaded....

I thought I would start with four 'Cards for Mums' - these are the cards I made for mine and my boyfriends Mum in Jan / Feb and the Mother's Day cards I made for each of them in March,

Pop-up box card using Craftwork Cards flowers

Stepper card using a printed image from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with Promarkers

Foldback Mother's Day card with another Digistamp Boutique image, coloured with Promarkers

Mother's Day easel card with another Digistamp Boutique image (I bought quite a few of their floral images earlier in the year - they're perfect for mum cards!), coloured with Promarkers

Thanks for stopping by, Gem xxx

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Christmas cards - part 3

And the final ones, while I'm on a roll......these are small cards that I used mainly for friends at work,  They are two sets of digistamps from Digistamp Boutique: Festive Flamingos and Festive Foxes; all coloured in with ProMarkers. It was easier to photo these in batches:

Festive Flamingos:

Festive Foxes

Christmas cards - part 2

And here's the second batch - more Craftwork Cards 'Festive Chalkboard' collection, with various card shapes:

Pop-up Box


Stepper cards

Christmas cards.....part 1

So, on a cold January afternoon, what better to do while your house is being hacked up by a plumber than update my blog, after all it's only been 4 months since my last post......And to start the new year (I think I can still say that) - Christmas cards. I did intend to do this just after Christmas, got pictures uploaded, cropped and ready to go, but just didn't get round to it...

I originally intended to put all of the cards on one post but thought that would be a bit picture heavy (although it probably still will be), so am now going to try and split them into three. Most of my cards this year were made with the Craftwork Cards 'Festive Chalkboard' collection so I am going to do a post of 'normal' cards made using these, ie square and A6, and one of different shaped cards, ie steppers, pop-ups and tri-folds. I also did some smaller cards using digistamps from Digistamp Boutique - Festive Flamingoes and Festive Foxes which I will post on a third post.  So first of all, the 'normal' Festive Chalkboard ones:

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Pink Floral Pop-up Box Card

I'm probably a bit late to the party with Pop-up Box cards but I got some blanks from the Summer Crafting show in Doncaster in July and finally got round to having a play with them a couple of weeks ago. This is the first one I did, decorated with Craftwork Cards papers, flowers and sentiments - definitely one for a fan of all things pink!!

 I'm currently working on my next box card for my Dad's birthday, pics to follow soon!

Thanks for looking,  Gem xx