A good friend of mine asked me to make some invites for a Hen's night. I made one for the bride to be, three for the bridesmaids and three for others attending.
Here is the bride's card - stamp from Stampin' Up.
This one was for the bridesmaids. Their dressers are slate grey so tried to get the same colour. Coloured with Copic Spica pen to give the glitter which cam out quite nicely in this photo. Also coloured the wrap in with a silver gel pen. Stamp from Kraftin Kimmie.
Here is the card that will go to the 2 mother's and a sister I think. Stamps from Hero Arts.
This is a card I made for the Greeting Farm's Retro-Fresh Challenge - The Golden Hour.
The challenge is to use YELLOW ORANGEBABY BLUE.
So I pulled out my surfer Ian stamp, and also as my son was to be attending a birthday party for one of his classmates, and the party was going to be at "Surfworld", this all came together quite nicely.
For my next class at Create on Ormond, I am doing some iris folding. It is such a fun technique, one that is actually a lot easier than it looks and you get stunning results. I found a great pattern on the Circle of Crafters site. However I tweaked the pattern a bit to that the bottom of the dress could open up to reveal the patterned paper.
In my new job I have 16 staff and I am determined to make them all handmade cards on their birthdays! So this is the latest one for a birthday this week. I used the Fancy Dress stamp from Hero Arts, and the sentiment is from the Signature Greetings set from Papertrey Ink. I used my Lime Tart A La Tarte Kit for most of the paper and cardstock.
After making so many other Mother's Day cards to sell, I decided that this was my favourite design out of them all for my own Mum, and one for my son's Grandma. I used some products from a recent A La Tarte kit from Lime Tart. I used some of the buttons, coloured cardstock and the chevron washi tape from Bella!
At my son's school they have an annual Mother's Day stall, where kids can buy small gifts for mum that have been donated by families to the stall. I am still a little puzzled why they don't have a father's day stall, but oh well...
Anyway I decided I would contribute with whipping up some cards, a little less whipping than ongoing concern about what sort of card a 7 year old would buy for their mother! I thought I would be able to make a few, but with working full time, and not wanting to do the same design on every card, I managed to accomplish 13. Which in itself does not seem many, but the hours put into those cards are no insignificant.
I had a big card making weekend - I made ten cards, which in the scheme of things may not seem like many but that was on top of doing the housework, etc etc etc. So I now have lots to share.
I needed a card for a work colleague, and I always struggle with male cards. But I pulled out my little "Surfing Miles" stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps which I had bought about 2 years ago but had never inked up!! Coloured him with Copics.
Just started a new job this week after nearly 4 years at my previous job. I had nine staff so I decided that I would thank them for all their hard work and support whilst I was managing them. This is the card that I made using a lovely Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and papers from an A La Tarte Kit from LimeTart. Coloured image in with Copics.
For Christmas my wonderful partner bought me the big pack of Prisma Colour pencils - yes the whole set! And I keep opening them, gazing in adoration at them then closing the box. So I decided I better acutally use them as that is what they are for. Sharpening that first pencil is always the hardest, just like cutting that first piece of cardstock, or fabric, it is so pristine and you don't want to stuff it up - lol. Anyway, I stamped this cute little birthday chick image and started to colour and layer and colour. I used glossy accents on the ballon, and the sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.
A friend asked me to make a 50th birthday card for a friend of hers. I love doing special requests but with not other information than a 50th birthday for a woman, it is ometimes hard to know what they will like. I pulled out an A La Tarte kit from Lime Tart that I had not used yet and set to work, using a card by Jennifer McGuire as inspiration. The acetate panel concept is fantastic.
Once again playing around with some gorgeous products from Create on Ormond. Marisa get's beautiful paper and cardstock from Ipaper. I have been playing with the Splash Designer Paper. I also used the lush Eco Luxury cardstock that matched perfectly.The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink - Signature Greetings.
I have also rediscovered by Hero ArtsEnvelope Template and Envelope liner template. I forgot how easy it was to make your own envelopes, and when you line the envelope with the matching paper from the card, they whole project really pops!!
Marisa from Create on Ormond gave me these gorgeous button packs to play around with. You get three buttons in each colour - Big star, little star and round. And these are the baby cards I came up with. The Sentiment for the first card is from My Sentiments Exactly.
I am loving this Hero Arts stamp - newspaper Tulips. Here is a card that I am doing as a class at Create on Ormond - the theme of the class is using different products for inking the stamp. This card is done with markers, and I only used half the image on the stamp.
I have loved this stamp from the moment I saw it and have been inspired by other cards on here. I used the marker technique to ink the stamp, then spritzed with some water and stamped on watercolour paper. This is a small 4" x 4" card, I love making the small size. The lovely seam binding is from Stampin' Up.
I used a Faux Stone technique on this card using three paint colours and a toothbrush. I then ran the painted piece through an embossing folder then applied distress ink with a blending tool over the top.
I am a working mum with a gorgeous 11 year old boy, and a lover of making cards. I work for an employer association with a background in law. I teach card making classes at a small local papercraft store and my students always make me laugh!