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