Wednesday, April 15
Tuesday, April 14
Suzie Q has made this ADORABLE Buster and Whiskers card :)
But you'll have to click on over to her blog to see the whole card.
Thanks for playing Suzie xx MWAH!
And thanks blog friends for stopping by again xx
Monday, April 13
This for me was a "No Brainer". I chose my friend Suzie Q who I work with at Crafts U Love. Suzie makes lovely cards but unfortunately has suffered from lack of time and lack of mojo, I hoped in that choosing Suzie she might find her mojo and believe me she has!! I have seen her card and it is lovely. Typical Suzie Q style... Kraft and cute!
On a personal note Suzie is like a ray of sunshine! she makes me laugh, but she is a loyal friend and don't take no shizzle! (can I say that - I guess I have LOL) Shes told me not to "big up" her card, she feels its not anything fantabulous, but I disagree. I love it and you will get the chance to see it tomorrow on her blog at http://www.squirrelq.blogspot.co.uk/ - she'll tell me off now I am sure :)
So now onto my card. I have an admission to make. I have been so busy making cards for my demo at Crafts U Love this past Saturday that last night was the first time that I got to even think about what I was going to do and I don't know why but I knew I wanted to make "Dutch" the fox and I knew I wanted to make her look like she was sleeping. I have a few Fox stamps that are sleeping and they are so cute, a couple of dies too and I knew with a little tweaking I could make this work.
I cut the shadow of Dutch out using some lovely orangey card. I trimmed off parts and slimmed down parts too. I cut a top layer of Dutch from the same card and used the head and legs to decorate. I cut the decorative trims with white card and added them where they looked best, I used a black pen to add sleeping eyes, the nose and leg parts. I used a pencil and ink pad in same sort of shade to add shading and definition to the parts and assembled together.
I put this onto the Circle Accordion, an oldie but a goodie! Some gorgeous Happy Paper was cut using the Square with Circle frame edges. I used the branches, Flowers and clouds from the All Season Tree. I love to use the tree foliage "puffs" as clouds and use them, a lot!
The inside pages are a bit simpler in that I used a computer generated phrase for the middle section and I used the Honey Bear that was cut as usual but just inked and coloured and also given the "sleepy eyes" look.
Monday, April 6
Friday, March 27
We've all done it. Moaned about the school activities like book day or Easter bonnet but truth be known we'll miss it once it's gone. Once the kids leave primary there's no more of that "fun" stuff. Replaced quickly with homework time tables and hormones!
I loved Caiden's bonnet this morning and I missed Harveys. That's not to say having them grow up is all bad. Just different in a non fluffy chick kinda way.
Tuesday, March 24
Monday, March 23
I chose Buster and the Rectangle Pull card for my main images and decided that I would put the main words inside and not use the spinner part.
I imagined what the mind of a dog would think and decided on this funny "What if" pondering....
Saturday, March 21
I decided to go for the Starter kit, it had a nice selection of dies that I felt weren't too similar to what I had already. And armed with a selection of vinyl I used the starter kit dies to decorate my Plus... I am going to have to think of a name for her... I cant just keep calling her Big Shot Plus.. not sure how she feels being a "Plus model" LOL much like her owner!! :)
So here is the first photo of her.... I used butterflies, flowers and leaves from the Starter kit.
Thursday, March 19
Sunday, March 15
Here is the first mothers day card I made. This one was for my Mum. The other one for Darrens Mum I can't show until she receives it in Spain. (Urgh. Late as usual)
The hedgehog is Penny Black stamp and the tag dies are Elizabeth craft designs and Karen Burniston Tag pivot.
I've used other dies here and there to decorate.
I hope you've had a lovely Mothers Day. I have. Both my boys made me a card and we went out for lunch with my Mum and celebrated Darrens birthday and Mothers Day too.
It's my husbands birthday today and true to form there I was making his card last night. I made him this fun box card using a new die from Spellbinders. It's a uk exclusive. And if course you can't miss Buster in all his party finery. This adorable dog, props and grass are all from Karen Burniston /Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I love how these cards have the wow factor but are simple to make and fit flat into an envelope.