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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Con 'grad' ulations

I'm trying to catch up with posting some of the cards I have made in the last couple of weeks and looking through some of today's challenges decided on this one...


The sentiment says it all! I made the mortar board embellishment myself from black paper and used the red tassel from a Christmas card in my recycle box. The 'certificate' is made by rolling up a small piece of parchment and tying with a red ribbon.Some random stars and the computer printed greeting finish it off. I love the clean and simple look to cards like this and find them much easier than all that stamping and patterned paper and flowers style that is trendy at the moment.

I've entered this card into the following challenges..

Anything Goes Challenge - Happy Birthday/Celebration
My Time To Craft - G is for..... (Graduation)
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Use a non-stamped sentiment


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Mummies To Be..

A couple of work colleagues have left work in the past week to have their babies and as we already knew what they are having (1 boy 1 girl) it made it very easy to make these cards.


The image is Alexa - Just Chill I'm Having A Baby from the Digistamp Boutique. I coloured each Alexa with appropriate promarkers for the baby the mummy is having and added the greeting using X-Cut die-cut lettering. Each Alexa is on a lightly chalked background which didn't photograph very well but makes the image stand out in real life. I wasn't sure the images would work well this size but it made them a lot easier to colour and cut out. These cards proved so popular I'm going to make a batch for my box to sell!


Monday, 1 August 2011

Simple Anniversary Card

I was totally inspired by a new challeng blog I found this weekend - Lucy's Lovely Lines Challenge over at the Lily Pad Cards blog. It's not often I copy from a sketch but this one was perfect for the anniversary card I needed to make.


As soon as I saw this I knew it would work using hearts instead of stars.



I die cut 5 Cuttlebug hearts and stuck them in a line but the 4th heart is raised using a sticky pad to give some dimension. I resisted over embellishing and just used a single diamante to highlight the raised heart. The greeting was printed directly onto the base card. This is probably card making at it's simplest but I'm really pleased with the classy look of this card.