Monday 27 July 2020

Brother Birthday Card

Good afternoon!  Today I have one of those tricky to make male birthday cards to show you.  I love Maja Design's Denim & Friends Collection for male cards.

I used one of the photo cut outs and mounted it onto the reverse side of the paper and used leaves from Lawerowe's Peony Leaves set.  Chipboard pieces are great for adding a bit of interest to male cards without using flowers.  Behind the image I have also added a strip of cream cardstock cut with the Grated Edge Doohickey die.

 I also love the decorative strips that Maja Design include on all of their papers.  I've used one here to add further interest and another chipboard piece.  The 'Brother' sentiment was cut with a die from my stash.

I made a little envelope to contain a money gift and used the Rich Rach Doohickey die to create a tear strip for it - love doing this!  I inked the edges of everything with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Saturday 11 July 2020

Lockdown Birthday Card


Good morning!  Today's creation is the card I made for my Mum's birthday recently, featuring the Tilda from the special Support the Artist stamps.  My mum was very amused that there is actually a stamp with a face mask on now.  I have used Maja Design's Denim & Girls paper collection - I love these papers!

As always I painted Tilda with Distress Inks using the no lines technique.  I have used a white gel pen for the dots on her eyes and cheeks and also for the straps of her face mask.

I have used lots of Doohickey dies on this card.  The cake was cut with the middle cake from the three tier set and I cut the stand from the bottom of the cake stand to make it into a plate instead.  The banners were cut with a die from Doohickey volume 14.  I have also used the Sakura Background die behind the image.

The tree branch and lanterns were cut from the Sakura Lanterns Doohickeys and I have added some tiny pink roses from Craft Heaven.   As a finishing touch I have added white gesso here and there to the card.


I hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Sunday 5 July 2020

Craft Heaven DT - You Made It!

Good morning!  Today I have a card to share that I have made in advance for when my son receives his exam results.  It is always such a tense time waiting but particularly this year as the exams were cancelled and we are left waiting on the best teacher assessments possible.   Fingers crossed!  I have used paper from Maja Design's Denim & Friends.  This one was perfect with the maths workings on it!

The gorgeous image is Special 17 Student Edwin With Serpentines by Magnolia.  The placard is actually plain and I have hand written "Class of 2020" on it with a Distress Ink Marker.  I was so excited to receive the new Distress Ink colour, Speckled Egg, this week and have used it on Edwin's bowtie and the ribbon to his right.

The sentiment is another one from the You Made It kit, stamped onto a Tilda's Ticket die cut which I have torn in half and used either side of the image - like he's torn open his exam results envelope lol.  I have also added a pen nib from Tim Holtz - I love these - this one says Memoirs on it.

On the other half of the ticket I have used the postmark from the With Love From Paris stamp kit.  The gorgeous wooden "Follow your dreams" text is from Laswerowe.

I have used a heart doily behind the image and the "Son" lettering was cut with a set from my stash.

The star strips and You Made It! strips are cut from the bottom of Maja Design papers and the tags were cut with the Tilda Tag Doohickey from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking.