This blog was created to act as a record of the cards and other projects that I have made. It is for both my own reference and to help inspire anyone who wants to take a look.

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Slideshows of all the cards I've uploaded to my blog can be found at the bottom of the page.


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Friday, 29 August 2008

Some Cards For The Men

Managed to make some of the most difficult types of card known to a card maker - ones for the men in our lives!!!
Used a couple of different designs, including cutting up some Dulux paint strips and a variety of different patterned papers including:

the Basic Grey Sublime paper pack:

the K&Co Roam paper pad:

and, surprisingly, the Papermania Flowery Colossal paper pad:

I always find these the hardest cards to make, mainly because I don't have as many 'male themed' rubber stamps as I do for the ladies, and usually end up resorting to the few male themed peel-offs I've got. Will have to keep my eyes open for something new and different. Any ideas???

Well, got a couple of image swaps and cards to finish so better get on with them. Hopefully I'll be back soon to show them off. In the meantime, check out my slideshows to see what other cards I've been making lately.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Sapphire Wedding Anniversary Card for the In-Laws

Discovered that the 45th Wedding Anniversary is Sapphire so decided to make a card for the in-laws using my Victorian Heart Trio medallion stamp. Glittered and matted it using different blue and white card and patterned paper from the Hot Off The Press Jewel Tones Creative pack.

Some silver peel-off corners were also added.

Haven't spoken to the in-laws since I sent it due to the holidays but I'm hoping they liked it.

Monday, 4 August 2008

I Have Returned!

Well, I have now returned from my recent stay in the Midlands where I attended my cousin Judith's wedding on what could possibly be the hottest day of the century!!!
She looked absolutely beautiful and when I manage to find my card reader, I will endeavour to upload a few photos from the day.

There could have been the possibility of me not having any photos as I managed to leave my camera complete with the two memory cards under the table at a pub quiz. Thankfully, there are some decent people left in this world and my camera was still there when I spoke to the cleaner the next morning!! Needless to say, I didn't have a very good night's sleep that night!!

A good time was had by all, especially at the end of the night when it was time to dispense with the helium balloons (believe me, listening to a bride singing 'We're off to see the wizard' a few octaves higher than it should be is very amusing!! - but should not be attempted by anyone without medical advice first!!)

I stayed on for a week after the wedding to spend time with all my cousins as I don't get to see them as often as I'd like, and the only down side to the whole stay was that I managed to come home with Judith's wedding photos as she'd put them in a bag and hung them on the coat hooks out of harm's way - exactly where I'd hung my identical bag!!!! Now we're going to have to meet up half way so I can return the photos and she can deliver my notebook!!

I have, however, uploaded the card that I made for her special day. She seemed to like it!! I made it using the Victorian Heart Trio Medallion stamp by Holly House stamps and the papers are from the HOTP Wedding paper pad and Papermania Elegant vellums.

The tags were printed onto small tags from Word and the ampersand was created using the Ellison Curlie Girlie Thin Cuts die set and cut from Craft Planet Silver Satin cardstock.

Now, I've got to get back into my craft room as I've got a couple of image swaps to complete and a few cards to make. Will upload them for you when they are done.
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