Saturday 17 July 2010

Don’t put off until tomorrow……….

This is a card I made for my neighbours Granddaughter who was 4. I had to make it in a bit of a rush as I thought I had more time than I actually did. Set the scene – just got in from work and a knock on the door- there stands my neighbour “ I’ve come to collect the card” It was a work in progress but no where finished. When do you actually need it I asked “ By tomorrow morning first thing” was the reply. Horror as I realized that I had tea to get and then ferry my son around. Anyway managed to get it done but I would have done it differently if I had more time. You know what the saying is ‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today’!

Apologies for the photos, but it was late and the lighting in my kitchen is not too good.

cards 029 cards 030cards 031The Cinderella Coach and Castle stamps are tiny clear stamps I purchased from Scrapbook Sisters. Sorry can’t remember what make they are. Coloured with Copics and glittered with Glamour dust. The flowers are from the Nit wits decoupage sheets also available from Scrapbook Sisters.

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Monday 12 July 2010

30th Birthday

This is a card I have just finished for my sister to give her partners daughter. She is 30 in a couple of weeks. We are all off to her Birthday Bash on the 24th where I am told  the order of the evening will also include old fashioned ‘Party Games’ – sounds like it could be fun! It has been shall I say a number of years since I played ‘Pass the Parcel’ and ‘Musical Chairs’ and so on. I will report back after the event.

Anyway getting back to the card. I made it in the form of an Easel Card but using circles as the 032

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The papers are from Tim Holtz ‘Vintage Shabby’ paper stack. This pad is absolutely scrummy. I have kept all of the papers ( which are more like a light weight card really) in the grey tones and just added the colour with the butterfly. Of course there had to be a butterfly somewhere!

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The centre of the flower was made with folded scalloped edge circles. MMMM might have to include this in one of my classes.  The outside petals where cut from a template I made and layered with the ends of the petals curled in towards the centre of the flower and the whole thing secured with a clear diamante brad through a silver tone flower embellishment.

cards 038The butterfly was stamped twice on to acetate using Stazon and coloured with Cranberry alcohol ink on the reverse side.

cards 039Finished of with layered semi circles. The ‘30’was cut using Tim Holtz Vintage Market Alphabet  die. Now I’ve got to make a card from me. I’ll have to get my thinking cap on.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Thursday 8 July 2010

Birthday Boy

I have been very busy but I have a card to share with you… This was for my friends husband who is shall we say 30 ++++etc . I didn’t want to do a usual card so I chose this stamp by Penny 026  It was of course coloured with Copics. I drew the check on the background card and coloured to match his trousers. The toy plane was covered with Glossy Accents and added the wording to finish. Hopefully it brought back memories for him!

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Gayle x