Saturday, 24 December 2011

Less is More - Just One Word

I have only a few presents left to wrap after the house goes dark tonight, so I procrastinate by making cards *g*

I visit "Less is More" fairly often but I've never participated, however this week it has a challenge for cards with 'Just One Word' and immediately I knew I wanted to do one that says 'Thanks' to send out after the holidays.

I got some new stamps this week from Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine. The Floral Collection designed by Jenny Ellory. This gave me the excuse to immediately jump on the big flower stamp using it, so the flowery corner stamp and the butterfly both came from that set and 'thanks' is a stampin' up stamp, both stamped with a black papermania ink pad.

(and I congratulate myself on for once knowing where everything on my card came from!)

I did try it with a bit of colour on the butterflies wings but think it works better without really... and I being so easy it's the perfect card to be reproduced as many times as I need it!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Winter Holiday Cards 2011

December 23rd and all my various 'winter holiday' cards are finished, mostly on time! Here are just a few of the cards I did this year, there are far too many to post them all!

Friday, 16 December 2011

You're a Classic

So one of my very best friends husbands is 40 next week... he and I have a relationship where by we snark at each other until one of us gets speechless... this has been known to take hours... we then change the subject and snark some more. So in honour of his birthday - and off our usual snark fest, I made this card for him.

I don't often make cards for men, because there are really only a few men I know well enough to give cards too, but I found this image online at the papercraft inspirations site and coloured it with promarkers. The papers were also printed, but I have entirely forgotten where they came from! (I really need to learn to label things better when I save them!)

Sunday, 30 October 2011

356 Challenge Day 243 - Imagine This: Starry Skies

So I haven't posted here in forever and a day. To be honest I hadn't done much in the way of crafts in nearly a year - real life sometimes is a bitch - but I decided to make my grandmothers 90th Birthday card in June and since then I've rediscovered my love of making cards.

Having been looking through various challenge blogs, I came across a new one that I just adore. 365 Cards, which has a new challenge every day and have been having some fun going back into their archives to find inspiration for some of my yule cards following a few old challenges, but then I saw the challenge for Saturday 29th October and I knew exactly what I'd want to do.

My 'honorary' nephew Ethan is 1 in a few weeks and the theme for the 365 Cards challenge was 'starry skies'. As a self confessed sci-fi/fantasy geek, who already got his brother (Kyle, who is 3) watching the important things (Doctor Who, Harry Potter, LotRs - we'll be starting on Stargate soon *g*) and fully intending to have Ethan doing the same thing in no time, a spaceman card is perfect the perfect place to start his education *g*

I got the papers free ages (reaaaaallly ages!) ago in a craft magazine. The image of the spaceman was printed from the computer - it's one I again had saved from ages ago, off some clip art site or another (I really must keep better track of these things!) and the stickers are from a Daisy and Dandelion sheet.