Friday, 18 September 2009

Card for My Nan

My Nan was 95 on the 15th of September, another card was made using a cd, this time it was Joanna Sheens new COuntry Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD.
The images are from the original artwork which was so popular in the 1980s and the kind of thing Joanna Sheen just loves, the CD is just stunning and I can spend ages just looking through the pages, I also decorated the envelope so Nan won;t throw it away, I am decorating more envelopes now especially sincegetting some safmat, a printable sheet which creates stickers with when placed on card the edges are practically invisible. It is great for little elements like butterflies which are very hard to cut out, or round alphas )no one can cut a perfect circle.

Card for Elvis Fan

My next door neighbout loves the 1950's so I always try and do something with a 50s theme and of course she loves Elvis so I just had to do her an Elvis card (again lol).
I used the Image from My Crafts Studio Hollywood Greats CD.
Well she loves it and says she is going to frame it.

Animal Crackers

Are a really yummy biscuit snack they have in the USA but sadly we can't get them here...anyway thats not what this post is about lol
I have been using my Cds a lot lately to do crafting and it was time I made some more cards for kids. I have been using my Crafters Companions Boys and Girls CDs, I just loved the artwork on these toppers especially the cute animals. Some of them I have decoupaged up (not something I do very much) I have a large stock of animal print cardstock (from pouns shops) and they are great with the safari animals.
So here are the first 2 cards using the Zebra and Lion, all I need to do is add inserts and an age if needed.
More cards to be posted soon as I am busy doing Christmas cards and cards for the RAF out in Afghanistan, I heard about this via Tiwtter, a lovely fellow crafter called Cazz has organised this in her town, I did try and find somewhere close to home but to no avail and as my brother was in the RAF, I had to help.
If any crafters out there would like to send cards out to our Guys n Gals to send home to loved ones just go here

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Halloween Atcs

Here the the atcs I have done so far for a swap, just used my Halloween dies. I think I have a 3 or 4 more to do, I will probably keep in the theme. They are bright and fun and I am sure my girls wil like them.
Once I've done the Halloween ones I have to start on Christmas ones.
Anyway the girls are back tomorrow so making the most of the last few quiet hours.

Special Effects using Alcohol Ink Pens

I love my promarkers and copic pens and love colouring in with them.
I have signed up to do a halloween atc swap and have used some of my die cuts, one of them being a gravestone (part of a Sizzix Sizzlit set), I usually either cut them in white card and ink the edges or with plain grey cardm but I decided to have a play with my pens to see what effects I could get with some help from my copic blender pen (not really a blender more for rubbing out your mistakes).
SO here are my results, I am quite please with the, and just like teh real thing every one will be different, the colours I used were Copic Ciao C-3 (cool grey No 3) and Promarker Dusky Pink (in the flesh tone pack) and the copic ciao blender pen(0).
So now I have them ready to put on my atcs.
Comments would be appreciated,
My girls are back tomorrow so I am making the most of today.