Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ray Of Sunshine - 2

Similar card style to the previous "Ray of Sunshine" Tuesday Challenge entry - basic 6 x white card stock, covered by three DCWV adhesive strips.  Various embellishements added (do love the little crabs! lol) and hey presto - summer in card form!

Ray of Sunshine - 1

The theme of this weeks Tuesday Challenge set by the Bee Crafty team is "Ray Of Sunshine".

I have used 6 x 6 white basic card stock this week, covered with three DCWV adhesive strips in blue, lime and green. Various chip board, foam and paper embellishments were added to the card along with some adhesive flowers (cut from a long strip).  A very simple and quick card to make.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

A Card for an Osteopath

Following the success of the Rock Star birthday card made a couple of weeks ago, I have been asked to make a birthday card for a female Osteopath. I will admit I struggled a bit to begin with, but I eventually came up with an idea.

I used some lovely DCWV pastel stripey card and matted it onto basic 8 x 8 white card stock. I used a (slightly enlarged) template from issue number 82 of Papercraft Inspirations and cut out the shape of a woman and dress in scrap card.

I then cut out shapes from pink foam to make the arms, legs and head and glued these to the template I had already prepared. I was lucky enough to come across a picture on the web of some purple spines (which I thought might be appropriate for an osteopath), so I printed off a copy of the picture, cut out the dress shape and then glued this onto the template.

Purple adhesive gems were used to create a bracelet and necklace. A strip of small silver adhesive floral borders were used to fashion a belt and matching earings. Purple adhesive gems were also attached as accents. The card was finished off by adding a Happy Birthday sentiment.


It's my lovely young nephews birthday next week, so have used the sketch from the Bee Crafty challenge number 11 as my inspiration.

I used a selection of fabulous "Blips and Bleeps" papers (purchased very recently from Bee Crafty's wonderful new shop in Bidford upon Avon) which were matted and layered onto  basic white 8 x 8 card stock with 3D foam.

I then stamped the image of the little boy onto white card and used co-ordinating ProMarker pens to colour the image in. The stamp came free with issue 80 of Simply Cards and Papercraft.  Those who know me, will know I am not much of a stamper but I was really pleased with the result. I then cut out the stamped image, attached it to a piece of red card and matted it onto the main card.

A silver Happy Birthday sentiment and some silver card candy were then used to complete the the card - funny how I don't seem to be able to make a card without card candy now!

Hope my nephew likes it!

Also just realised that with the exception of the free stamp, everything single item used to make this card was purchased from from Bee Crafty.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Something New ...

... this card was commissioned by my brother Philip, for a friend of his who is a member of the group called "The Rock Heavyweights". I've been waiting ages for an excuse to use these cute Kanban card toppers!

I used a basic 8 x 8 white card and attached 4 co-ordinating  DCWV border strips (from the Brights collection) horizontally. I used thin silver adhesive stickers over the joins and placed the topper on top with 3D foam.

I then used some self adhesive letters to spell out Happy Birthday on another DCWV adhesive border strip and attached that to the card vertically. Another self adhesive silver strip was placed along the edge.

The card was finished off by using silver card candy. (Should add that one inch off cuts of the DCWV strips were also placed on the inside of the card with a further Happy Birthday sentiment)

Wish I could get the lighting right when I take pictures as once again the card looks so much better in real life!