Sunday 25 April 2010

90th Birthday

Just a quick post to show the 90th Birthday card I made for a friends mum. The flowers were coloured using Copic markers and the centres are tiny beads used with glossy accents. I also used little blobs of glossy accents on the petals to give the effect of water droplets.

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This week I’m going to try and get my shoes finished for the Scrapbook Sisters Challenge and get the cards made up with the copic coloured stamp images I have done. Haven’t done any crafting this weekend as I have had to work, its been a very long week!!  I’ve a lot of catching up to do.

Gayle x

Thursday 22 April 2010

Flowers & Butterflies

Another wedding card. That butterfly makes another appearance along with some flowers and nestabilities shapes.

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Pearls and wire to finish off.

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Numbers card

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This is another of my numbers cards made for a Golden Wedding anniversary. The beautiful Butterfly stamp is from a Martha Stewart set of clear stamps. I love butterflies and tend to use these stamps a lot. The butterflies were stamped on to patterned paper and double layered on to wire which was part coiled so there was some movement. I have made quite a lot of these cards lately. The half century celebration or not seems to be the trend in my circle of late!

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I’m still trying to get the photography bit right!

Thank you for stopping by.


Monday 19 April 2010

Christmas wedding

This was the card I made for my sister to give the happy couple for a Christmas wedding we went to. The flowers were made from torn circles of card in various sizes and I threaded through little stamens I had from my days of sugar crafting. The flowers were then dusted with Glamour Dust. This second card was made using one of my Fashion Stamps.

The colour theme for the wedding was white and deep red. The pictures aren’t brilliant as still trying to work out the newish camera.

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It was a beautiful wedding at Brands Hatch Place. Fantastic venue.

Saturday 17 April 2010

And so up to date

You have already seen two of the cards I did at my March Card Class and here are the final two.






I taught eveyone how to make the flowers too.

Friday 16 April 2010

Jeans Card Class

This was another class I had to repeat due to demand. Most of the colouring and shading was done with Distress Ink Pads and Cut n Dry Foam. Everyone who came also got a free magazine showing all the cards I had made for the class and instructions on how to make them. This is an ongoing feature of my classes with the photos and magazine created and supplied by Scrapbook Sisters. We are hoping to have some card kits available in the coming months so watch this space.






I really enjoyed this one. It’s nice to have some cards for men at last:)

Thursday 15 April 2010

Fashion Sets One & Two

IN college I designed clothes and after finding my sketch books, I decided to make my next two sets of stamps all about fashion. Scrapbook Sisters sells all of my stamps and you can find them here.





There are over 20 card examples using these stamps so watch out for more in the coming months.

Wednesday 14 April 2010

Flowers and Fauna

was my second set of stamps and created a nice selection of flowers and leaves to use in loads of different projects. Here are a few.




The butterfly was made from the leaves in the set. The body of the butterfly is made of beads I made from paper.


and on one of my Jeans cards I made a small bouquet of flowers coming out of the pocket. Microbeads with glossy accents form the centers of the flowers.You will see the full card later this week.

Tuesday 13 April 2010

My First Set Of Stamps

Included a mannequin, tape measure, needle and loads of other images on an A5 clear sheet. Here are just a few of the examples I made.



I have loads more examples so when I find them I will show some more.

Monday 12 April 2010

Bumble Bees and Bunnies

and both really cute stamps. The techniques taught in this class was shading and dimension. See if you like these cute stamps as much as the class did.










Sunday 11 April 2010

Letter Cards are really popular

and I had to repeat this class 4 times (or was it 5) because Scrapbook Sisters had the cards on show in the shop and everyone wanted to know how to make them. Here are just a very few of the ones I taught and I will add more when I find them.










And of course, I had to make some number cards too.




I fall back on this style of card time and time again for those special Birthdays and important Anniversarys. I am just finishing off another 50th and a 90th Birthday and will post these later.

Still loads more cards to come including some made with my own stamps.