Below is a video I made demonstrating my shaker cards. It is for Donna :) The tablecloth you can see is the one I spilled Gamsol on - amazingly, it came out!!! This is my craft space a.k.a. the dining table.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
I can't stop making cards. I've had so much fun today, making more shakers, and then trying some cards for a few other challenges.
This one is for the Kristina Werner Color Inspiration 47. I am not usually a big fan of orange - but I like the orange brown combination.
This card is for the Caardvarks Hero Arts Challenge. Even though I am not very good with sketches, I was so excited to win the last challenge with my bus critter card, I thought I'd have a go.
This is a picture I made for one of my work colleagues. She loves butterflies and is such a lovely lovely person, I thought I'd make her a butterfly collage.
These shaker cards were so much fun to make. Hero Arts sent me this message set for my last Honorable Mention. I decided to change the sentiments on each as a bit of a challenge. I'm quite pleased with the way they turned out. I like the Screen Shadow stamp effect.
And lastly, I made this while still in my pyjamas this morning. I saw Kathy's super fun Jelly Belly card here and instantly thought of Hundreds and Thousands and cupcakes. This one shakes brilliantly.
Friday, 27 March 2009
Tonight I adapted the shaker card to design to incorporate this puzzle. I remember playing with these as a child, and thought this might make a nice birthday card for my Godson. I think it's boyish enough... he is a teenager... but he has a good sense of humour :)
Stamp Hero Arts, paper Basic Grey.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Tonight was shaker night. I made 7 cards tonight! I can't stop. It's now 11.45 and I have school tomorrow. So I must go to bed... But shakers are so fun.
I enjoyed making these so much - I can see where my weekend's going to go! :)
All stamps Hero Arts: details here
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
I am so inspired by the Windows Challenge on the HA blog. I just have so many ideas running around my head.
Tonight my fiance's brother had his first baby! Andy is an uncle. I was in the baby frame of mind before I heard the good news, so I made a girl card. Then when it was confirmed that it was a boy, I made a boy version too! I can't wait to meet my future nephew!!!
All Stamps Hero Arts, details here
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
I had to go to work again today, but this is the last Sunday for this year (yay). So with no time to make a card, I thought I'd post pictures of my favourite cards. I made these for the HA Favourites challenge using my absolute favourite sets, Adorable Baby Girl and Precious Baby Boy.
Can't believe the weekend is over... :(
Still, we get a new challenge tomorrow :) Yippee.
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Friday, 13 March 2009
Tonight I've been getting frustrated. This card took ages but I am not 100% sure about it. I feel like something is missing, maybe it's just a sentiment. But I'm not sure what sentiment. I need help... any ideas gratefully received.
All stamps Hero Arts, paper Daisy Bucket.
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Hello. Tonight I was finally inspired enough to try a shape card for the HA Shape Challenge
All stamps HA. More info here.
I received my Honorable Mention prize today too, HA have been so generous, sending me a Curly Alphabet set. I'm pretty excited to have a go with this set!
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Finally, an evening to myself. So first, I made a tiny frog tag, or a "tagling" as Andy named it. This is for the HA Shapes Challenge.
Then I thought it was time to start Mother's Day cards - I make some for my colleagues. First was this one for a colleague who has just had a baby. He's going to give it to his wife.
Then a few more simple ones using some lovely HA stamps.
All stamps - Hero Arts
Patterned Paper - K&Co
Sentiments all computer generated.
Monday, 9 March 2009
I have to work tonight, so have no time to make a card :(
But someone today asked me how I created the dimension on my little animal cards:
Basically, it requires cutting foam pads into tiny fragments...
Hope this helps.
And I thought I'd take a close-up photo of my new favourite technique - clear embossing on white then inking on top!
This was inspired by Sarah's layout here.
Off back to work now...
Sunday, 8 March 2009
I got up unusually early this morning, inspired to crack on with my wedding invitations:
I got quite a good pile done! Then, after clearing up all my crafting things, and tidying the house beautifully, I got everything out again to experiment with my new HA set.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Tonight I made another card for the Little Things challenge:
This is my first post on my new blog. And I thought I'd upload my card for the Hero Arts Littlethings Challenge and the Caardvarks Critters Challenge.
Stamps - all Hero Arts
PP - Bo Bunny
Gems - Papermania
Today I am going to try and make more wedding invitations, but I expect I'll get distracted by my new HA set - Sending Happy Thoughts. Think I'll open it now...