Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Mothers Day is coming!!!



Morning All

Well the sun is shining in my craft room and I am so glad summer is on its way.

Mothers day is coming again, I love this time of year, it gives you chance to craft for the family again which I love making and sending cards to!!

This is a keepsake boxed drawer card which I made for my lovely mum, she lives very far away and even though we talk on the phone, I do miss her dearly.

This is 6 x 6 in size and let me tell you I dont think I will be making another!!! 3 attempts at making the drawer so it fitted perfectly.  I have used some papers that I know she will like and she loves flowers so thought I would get the pearl spray out and give those some shimmer with some added butterflies and decorative leaves.  Of course my signature bow and that dazzling sparkling ribbon I couldnt resist.  The corners are of course my fav mariannes, I made the pins myself, was going to add more but after the 2 and a half hours it took to make I was all crafted out!!!

The drawer embellishment I made also out of a brad and spacer I think it fits this perfectly

Thats all for now, please leave a comment it would be great to hear what you think!!

mel xxx

Monday, 7 March 2011

Kenny K Birthday

Hello All, Well another day another card~!!

This is for my niece I hope she likes it!! I thought that this image is perfect for the girlie teenager and hope its not too revealing...  I just love these images they are so trendy especially for the latest generation!!

I started off with a 6 x 6 Card blank and have used the lovely my minds eye papers from this is from one of the huge pads, although I dont think you can see much of it... Lol...

The image is kenny k, I have edged it with a glorious stamp from the stempelglede grunge collection which I think finishes off the edges just right. I have threaded the gorgeous ribbon and also added some lovely guipure lace which I sewed onto the card with my sewing machine, I find this easier than glueing!! I have stitched around the edge, the black is very bold so I am not too sure about it but it seems to go together nicely.

The roses are from WOC and the other flowers are from the works shop which they do have in most town centres.  I have used a heart charm and chain, threaded decorative pins which i have made myself by adding the decorative cups.  

The sentiment is from lili of the valley I love those round stamps they cover so many occasions and are just fab.

That is all for today, if you have any questions please do get in touch, As I am still relatively new to blogging please do leave a comment it would be great to hear your comments.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 28 January 2011

Pretty Tilda

Good Morning bloggers!!

Well, I have quite a few birthdays coming up so I thought I would make a start. This is for a special little girl who loves pink!! I struggled with finding the correct shade of pink for her dress and i am still not happy with the result!! everything has to be matching or I'm not happy.

I ended up using different mediums for the colouring so decided because of the shade to go with copics and prisma pencils.

Card Ingredients

Magnolia image

Papers - papermania

colouring mediums - copics and prisma pencils blended with sansador

Sewing from my lovely new sewing machine

faux buttons from diecuts, hole punch and ribbon

irridescent organza white ribbon

lace - WOC

flowers - WOC

Other embellishments - flourishes, butterfly, leaves, text from cricut and diecut marianne corners

The charm, chain, brad and spacer are all from my lovely stash!!

I hope you like it, please do leave a comment as I would love to know what you think!!

Thats all for today will be posting again soon



Sunday, 16 January 2011

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers!!!
Sorry I havent posted for ages, seem to have been so so busy and not much time for card making.

I had my neices birthday coming up well, one of them anyway and she is only 6 so wanted something really girlie for a lovely little girl.... Well anything girlie is right up my street!!!

Decided to go with Tilda, cant help myself with these, I dont know what it is about them but am getting addicted to colouring them!.. I have got to used my lovely copics which i am now getting to grips with using them and have to say I think they are the Best well in my opinion anyway an apsolute dream to work with and they have such a superior blend between colours (on the right card of course). I have used a combination of really pale blues today which match the backing paper, I usually start with my colour chart and then match the shades up that way I find this works best for me well enough about that what about the Card!!!
I have used papermania old papers - blueberry hill and matched it up with the neutral card as I wanted it to look clean and fresh all nice light colours.

I made the tags using an Xcut tag punch and printed the letters individually then cut them out using the punch, i then matted it onto some cardstock to get a nice outline then punched tiny holes in the top and added more ribbon.

The ribbon oh ribbon I have so many this is my downfall as I cannot stop collecting them (well hoarding) White beautiful fresh organza border and bow which has a sheen to die for and finished that with a spacer and pearl.

The flowers are from WOC I have also added Leaves, and a lovely little mesh butterfly to match.
The flourishes are by quickcutz and have been embellished with pearls

Tilda has been coloured with copics and cut out which has then been mounted on to an airbrushed background using the copic airbrush system.
I have added a border of contrasting paper to match which has also been finished with pearls and finally i have lavished this all with glitter, glitter and more glitter
Well thats all for now, thanks for looking and I promise I will post more soon.