Monday, 28 February 2011

Flowers - Kay

This card was inspired by Jane. When I asked her about trying to make a card for Mother's day last year. She told me about a vase template.

So off I went to the Sales and picked up a cheap bunch of silk flowers that I could cut up for this project.

I managed to find some cheap plastic glitter card and thought it would be great for the vase. But, boy! was it hard to work with. The crease/fold lines in the vase were far from perfect. So I added peel-off borders to these to try and hide some of the imperfections.

This worked a treat and I was delighted with the end result. As for Kay, well she was amazed that I had gone to so much effort - and this card was on display well after Mother's Day was over.

Butterflies - Thank You

This card was very simple to make and did not involve any fancy equipment. All I needed was a pair of scissors and a guillotine.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Daffodil - Thank You Card

This is another card that I have completed for Unit 1, using spellbinder labels four and Fancy Tags. All card from existing stock and the ribbon was recycled from an old chocolate box.

Daffodil is by Marij Rahder and the heart punch I picked up at a car boot sale.

The main feedback I got from the recipient is that they were not sure which way the card should stand, vertically or horizontally. But apart from that he was happy with the card.

Oriental Lady

This is a card that I have done for my Craft Qualification Unit 1. I used Spellbinder labels Eight to make the label and the 3D Decoupage
is from Marij Rahder. The ribbon and oriental designer paper was old stock that I have collected over time. The peel - off symbols were from an old oriental peel-off strip.
I welcome any feedback so please feel free to leave a comment.


I am starting this blog mainly to share ideas for cards that I have made but I'm sure other things will get aired here, such as some of my holiday snaps etc .

The main format that I propose is that each blog entry shall contain a picture of the card along with a brief description of what went into making it. As I am always looking for suggestions on how to improve or see things from a different perspective - I welcome any constructive comments.