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Saturday, 27 February 2010

Flowers for Mum

Two weeks to Mother's Day and I'm up to my eyes with orders for cards. This is a quick card I made for this week's Allsorts Challenge using an image from the free CD that came with this month's Complete Cardmaking. I've coloured it with promarkers and done a bit of decoupage on the flowers. The patterned paper is from a collection by Nancy Watt that was also a freebie with a magazine. I usually use 'mam' rather than 'mum' cos that's what we say up here!


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Just For Men

Whilst browsing the Sunday card challenges on a fab blog called The Daily Dare I came across a fortnightly challenge which actually started last Sunday on Rosie-D's Challenge Blog. Needing a card for a 50 year old Newcastle United football fan, as a lifelong Sunderland supporter I asked for forgiveness and came up with the following effort:



I had a template for a man's shirt which I just adapted by adding the black stripes and for the name and numbers, I coloured some peel-offs with a black permanent marker. I used the colours of Newcastle's away strip for the layering. The footballs are also peel-offs.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Cute As A Button...

Another baby, another card! It must be the season for having babies - everyone is at it! I got this cute image from the Digi Boutique which is my current fave online shop. It's coloured in with promarkers and finished off with aqua ribbon. The patterned paper is a freebie from a magazine. The photo has a bit of a pink glow caused by the sunrise this morning!



I am spending this evening sorting out my 12x12 papers into some very useful flat boxes that were being thrown out at work. I'm a total skip rat! I walk round constantly thinking to myself "what could I use that for??" but I think this is a habit most crafters have.