Thursday, July 25, 2013

I Love you, Mum

How cute is this little girl from the Pure Innocence range of stamps from My Favourite Things?!  She is so adorable & was fun to make up.  The zig zag along the side is also from My Favourite Things.

The button embossing folder was new to my collection, so I just had to try it out!

I added some tiny little pearls to her necklace, a rhinestone to her hat & handbag & some glitter to her scarf.

The dress & hat were paper pieced & I used copics to colour the rest.

She's just so adorable.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Butterflies for Mum

Butterflies have got to be one of my favourite things, they are just so pretty.  I used a die set from My Favourite Things, which comes with 3 different sizes.   They are great because just by folding up the wings a little, you can make them look 3D, like they are about to fly off the page. The swirly die cut behind the Butterflies is another My Favourite Things die & the 'Mum' phrase is cut from a custom made die cutter.

This card can be used for any occasion for Mum & could be made from any colour combinations & still look just as pretty.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dad's Birthday Card

This is a card I made for my Dad a little while ago which I love.  I used a new technique I was playing around with at the time, Bottle Caps.  They are so much fun & I don't know how I didn't know about these a long time ago!

I hammered some bottle caps, so they flattened out & the edges rolled up & made them sit flat & smooth.  Then I cut out some letters using a Sizzix Alphabet, punched out some red circles & glued all the bits in & used some resin I had mixed up to put on top to seal them & give them a great shine.

The cute little Tools were cut using an MFT die that I had recently bought & the stamped image was also from MFT.  The tag was chipboard that I had inked the edges of, to give it an older/dirtier look, which went well with the card theme & to finish it off, I used some eyelets in the corners.

I love how it turned out & it was well worth all the work.

Mum's Birthday Card

This is one I made for my Mum's birthday a few weeks ago. Her favorite colour is purple, so I always make her cards with lots of purples.

I used MFT die's for the pocket & the white glitter swirls with leaves just behind it & the 5's were cut using Sizzix Shadow Box numbers. The flowers were just some paper ones I had bought a while ago that I had in my ever growing stash & I added some glitter to them & rhinestones, for some extra sparkle.

The pocket not only looks good on the front, but also doubled as a great little pocket for my gift card!  I used foam tape around the edges of the pocket so it was raised & also made it easier to get the gift card in & out.

I even wrapped the gift card in purple paper :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You Make My World Happy

One of my favourite MFT dies, is this gorgeous little rainbow. It's just so pretty & looks great on cards.

I also used MFT clouds & sun. I cut the clouds from white felt to give them another dimension & that look of softness you think of clouds being & I used some twine around the sun to give some more texture to the card also. The cloud at the top, I stamped the sentiment on, then used some glitter embossing powder for a bit of sparkle.

I think it should be enough to brighten someone's day & make them feel happy, don't you?!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Have Hope

My next few cards were made using a great die cutter, another one from MFT (My Favourite Things), I started playing around with different colours & ended up with quite a pile lol

The first card was made using my favourite colour of all time, Pink!!  This one started out testing a new die, the Scattered Hearts down the right hand side, which are actually very cute & I can see them being used a lot.  I inked around the edges of the white circle & scalloped oval using a pink ink, glued on some pink ribbon to match, then finished it off by adding some rhinestones to the sentiment & middle of the bra.

The second card I made using the same Bra die cutter, made a little different.  With this one I left out the extra bits on the front & just left it all the same colour so you could see the patterned paper.  It looks totally different with the different colours.  I embossed the pink circle & used a soft velour feel ribbon to give it some depth & texture.  I also used small rhinestones on the corners & in the middle of the bow.

And the last card I made using patterned paper also, but just for the bits on the front & left the main part plain black, which made the paper stand out more.  I stamped the background of the card with a few different stamps using Versamark, just to give it a subtle effect & not to over power the background by using a coloured ink.  I also embossed the white circle to add some texture & used glitter card stock in red behind the sentiment to make it stand out a bit more & give it some sparkle.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Baby Jack

Another card I would like to share tonight, is one I made for my new nephew all the way over in Boston.

I used one of my many gorgeous little Bear die cuts called Bambino Bear & added a little dummy to make him look more baby like.  I stamped the Welcome, Baby & embossed it, then cut out letters to make his name.  On each letter I went around the edges & drew on a stitched pattern, then chalked around the edges with blue chalk to make it stand out a bit more.  Each letter is raised with a tiny foam dot & the patterned paper on the background has inked edges to give it a finished look.

Overall, very cute I thought :)

I Wheelie Like You

My very first post, how exciting!!  I may be a bit slow at this for a while until I get the hang of things.  I am hoping that I can just teach myself how to do all this along the way, so please bare with me :)

I will start by posting a few of my handmade cards & try to describe them as best I can, but if there is anything else you need to know or anything that I have forgotten to add (which I am sure will happen lol), please let me know.

My 1st card tonight was made using a My Favourite Things stamp from the Pure Innocence range (my fav) called "I Wheelie Like You"

I used Copic markers to colour her in & to make the grass.  That was the first time I had used the flick effect to get the blades of grass & I think it came out pretty well for a first attempt.  I also went around the edges with ink to give it a bit of a worn & finished edge.  The "I Wheelie Like You" is raised up a little using foam dots.  This card (if still for sale), can be purchased from my eBay store or from my Facebook page.

The 2nd card I made using the same stamp, just with different colours & with this one I paper pieced her little t-shirt & pants & drew some dirt around on the ground with a few bits of grass.

This one sold the first day I made it, so I was pretty happy :)

You will notice that I use a lot of My Favourite Things dies & stamps sets, they really are My Favourite!!