How often do you normally spend when making a single card? I must confess I can take over 2 days, with the background and accents being the issue – should I add this, how does it look, do the colours go, all being part of my dilemma.
However, this one was made like Speedy Gonzales. I was on the PaperPlayers blog and the challenge this week is a tic tac toe square giving many options, When I saw what we could use I immediately decided I wanted to use my new Sue Wilson set of dies, my MFT Peek-a-boo stitched rectangle and shiny card stock I keep meaning to use, but never get around to using it. The sentiment was stamped using a Hero Arts stamp which I have have for to many years to mention, but use every year when making Christmas cards.
I would like to enter the card in the PaperPlayers #368 – with Tree, Die-cut and Shine.
Cuddling with Ted LOTV
Do you ever find that you see cards made by others and think Wow, I would like to make a similar card, buy the stamp and in doing so forget about all the other lovely stamps that you have bought over the years – many no longer on trend.
So I would like to say thank you Lili of the Valley for encouraging me to look at my old stamp stash to dig out poor stamps which have been hiding at the bottom of my stamp pile. This month their Facebook Challenge is the first stamp that we have bought. As I had used Promarkers to colour the image, I thought I would use the opportunity to enter into another Challenge over at Passion for Promarkers.
Therefore, as it is coming up for Christmas, and I am in the process of making Christmas cards, I thought I would use a stamp I have had for a long time – Cuddling with Ted. to enter in to the challenge. It was coloured using Promarkers – different shades of purple and blue, layered with an oval Sue Wilson Christmas die. Snowflakes were Penny Black Snowy die cut out and covered with Tonic Nuvo ice white glitter and stuck on randomly.
This is something I never thought I would find myself doing. I am a visual person and love having all my crafty stuff on view. With the room getting smaller or just buying too much, I find that I cannot keep all my dies, stamps, inks etc, in full view allowing me to decide what I am going to use for my next project.
Today I came up with what I thought was as a good idea for me. Using the application Trello I was able to start listing all the craft stamps etc into lists, organised by the brand. Then getting photos, they were added to each of the items in the list giving me a visual image. As you can see from the screen shot I will be able to easily find what I am looking for. Each card will also be linked to projects I have made using the individual items.
Hope that you find this helpful.
On a roll with a second commissioned card made today – another Christmas Card, this time made using Sue Wilson Snowflake dies, silver mirror card and pearl deep purple card from Soho Paper Suppliers. It was just a matter of cutting all the corners to make the snowflakes, cutting out the tag and cutting of the snowflakes to put behind the big tag, all stuck down and there the card is. Hope the Sister In-Laws like it.
Sue Wilson Poinsettia Christmas Card
Today has been one of those days when it is day – but it has remained dull the whole time as if someone had forgotten to put on the lights. So what do you do when that happens? Yes, you make cards. I still haven’t made all my Christmas Cards, but not panicking. There are always bought cards if I have not made enough.
This one was made for my Sisters Nanny-in-Law as a special request. I always find it a lot of pressure when you are asked to specifically make a card for someone. So today I got out the Sue Wilson Poinsettia Dies and co-ordinating stamps, cut out and put Tonic glitter in the centre. Frames were cut in mirror gold using Sue Wilson dies again. All glued together and stuck down ready for Nanny.
LOTV 60th Birthday Card
It has been some time since I added a card to the blog. I knew that I had a card that I wanted to make for someone special and lost my mojo. This card was the one that I eventually made for her 60th birthday for someone. It started out as one design, and then as it was for my friend, it was one of those ideas that I just didn’t feel happy with. Do you ever start of with an idea, then change midway as you do not feel that it is working, or the colour scheme or layout is not right?
Anyway after days of layout designs and recolouring Rosie, I finally settled on the current card, coloured with Promarker pens and layered onto paper background cut with Sue Wilson Shadow Dies. I hope you like
Stamping Bella – Uptown Girl – Bentley
As with many of my cards they are made for a specific person in mind. This one was made as I had just received my new Sue Wilson Shadow Box Lattice Die set and was dying to try different way with it. To go with it I stamped and cut out the Stampin Up Bella Uptown Girl Bentley, coloured in with Promarkers and used Nitwits paper to make the skirt.
To make the lattice, I cut it out twice and layered it to create a shadow effect.
For the shadow lattice frame, cut out and layered I cut out white linen card.
Couture Christmas Card
It may only be August, but the weather outside is cold and windy. Makes me think that I need to start my Christmas cards. This is the first of the year.
I bought this set of dies a number of years ago, and have never actually got around to using them. This has now been my first result and found that making one set of cuts, a number of different cards can be made with the waste.
For this particular card, I dug out some blue paper and white card, fitted all the cuts together to make this particular card. The sentiment was cut using the Sue Wilson die.
Sue Wilson Wedding Cards
Today I have to show you two cards made using the same Sue Wilson New York background die, for two different friends. I just love using these dies.
Both times I used the bridesmaid colour theme as the background for their cards. Not sure about you, but I always try to personalise the cards as much as possible.
Used pearlised oyster card supplied by Soho Papers as the background for the first card, and foreground for the second card.