I had fun making this birthday card for Mr. Kiss.
After a good rummage through my stash, I decided on this reindeer stamp.
A reindeer is not just for Christmas... lol*
The hardest part of this card was the little deer jumper. There's no separate die for it, so I had to stamp it, fussy cut it, and add the detail on with a fine, black pen. I also added my dh's initial.
I have had another rummage in my stash today, and not only discovered a neglected stamp set,
but also an unused boat die.
I think they were from when I first began card making -
you know - when dinosaurs still roamed the earth!!!
Here's my card.
The wave design is from the stamp set I found and I don't think it's ever been inked up before.
I used pearlescent ink on it - which gives a pretty shimmer IRL.
I die cut the boat, paper piecing the colours onto a white base.
I was in a rush to finish, so I messed up a couple of times. More haste less speed!!
1. The little separate banners are in the wrong order.
2. I stamped the sentiment onto the card at first and completely botched it, so it had to be covered up!
Supplies. Hero Arts border stamp. ProcoCraft boat die. Brilliance ink, pearlescent sky blue. Memento ink, dandelion Banner die was a magazine freebie. Sequins and gems. Sentiment Stamp, Personal Impressions.
I have just about recovered from the weekend's festivities.
Everyone had a great time - fuelled by copious quantities of Margaritas!
Here's the card I made for my daughter, Maria.
This little mouse stamp is one that I often overlook, because it's so small,
but it was just perfect here to complement my huge bow.
I die cut the 25, and added a piece of gliter paper behind it.
I don't have any gold sequins, so I had to get creative with making my own. I used the same gold glitter paper and a standard hole punch for the large ones, and a button punch for the small ones (they were the little pieces from the centre holes, that you would usually discard).
Hey there, hope you are all well.
I am busy making plans for my eldest daughter, Maria's, birthday.
She will be 25 on Saturday.
I am in charge of the party - I have been stringing up fairy lights all afternoon -
the food and the drink - so I have lists everywhere :-)
I just had time to squeeze in a quick make - hope it makes you smile.
The cue card for this week's CASology is 'Joke' and Cardz for Guyz wants you to 'make them laugh' -
so I hope this fits the bill. Pop over to those challenges if you want a giggle*
I coloured my image with Copics and made up the sentiment on my comp.
Stamp - Do crafts Hot Diggity, coloured with Copics.
DP - Basic Grey Wags and Whiskers
Sequin and gem from my stash.
My home town, Harrogate, is hosting the final of the first stage of the Tour De France this July,
so I had bicycles on my mind, when I saw this week's challenges at Addicted to CAS - Wheels - and Less Is More - Round and Round.
I took inspiration from CAS(E) this sketch- substituting their square centre shape for my circle, to continue the round theme,
and added dimension to my card, by popping up some elements on foam pads.
Yippeee... it's Friday.
Bring on the wine and Netflix :-)
But first - a card.
This was one of those cards that turned out to be impossible to photograph well.
Honestly, I tried every setting on the camera, every room in the house - even the garden!
IRL the card is a very pale, peachy pink and the chandelier is beautifully sparkly.
The chandelier is stamped with white ink and embossed with WOW sparkling snow glitter.
I hope you can just make the sparkle out below.
These little owls dropped onto my mat just one day after I'd ordered them.
How's that for service?
And so, of course, I wanted to play with them straight away.
In my haste, I botched up cutting the blue card (on the left side)
but just ignore that bit ;-)
My inspration came from this week's MUSE card,
and I'd also like to enter Stephanie's 'in flight' challenge, at Clearly Besotted -
after all, the little owl is her creation :-)
Owl stamp from 'You're a Hoot' Clearly Besotted set, with co-ordinating die. Hello Stamp -Stampendous 'Happy Messages' Memento dew dropnink in, rose bud, summer sky and dendelion. Scrap of woodgrain paper. Sequins and gems.
hope you're all having a lovely weekend.
The TV is permanently tuned to Sky Sports, here - which is fine -
it gives me chance to disappear into my craft room :-)
Here's the card I made this morning.
I'm beginning to see the benefits of making this size card base - 113 x 149
Stamps that I had neglected because they were just a tad too small for a 148 x 148 card, are now getting inked up.
This cute cat is a prime example. It had been tucked away for so long, that it was stuck to the plastic cover.
As I prised it off, I really though it was going to tear. Have you ever had that? I almost took to warming it up with a hairdryer, but I thougt that might make it worse!!
As you can see below, my cat is fussy cut and popped up on foam pads.
So... it's monday morning and the sun is shining.
Time to put my whirly gig back out in the garden.
The only trouble is - I spent 10 minutes looking and I can't find the hole!!
Stop sniggering you lot :o)
I'm not totally happy with this card. I don't really like the dotty paper just plonked on like that.
Maybe I should have made it into a tag. Ah well, next time.
Digi Stamp - Bugaboo, coloured with Copics.
Dotty paper was just a scrap I found in my paper box.
I don't have a 'polaroid' style die, so I hand cut this one, with a craft knife.
'Happy' is a sizzix die. 'Birthday' is from HeroArts typewriter set.
Sewuins and Gems.