Thursday, 29 October 2009

You have to read this verse.......Just Brilliant

I was asked to make this card by the club we use...........John or Little Willy as he's known (don't ask!) went into hospital this week to have a hip replacement. He is a Yorkshireman and comes from last of the summer wine country. I was going to say the original Compo, but that would be unkind. But he is a right character! His bungalow is always a open house and he tells all to pop in anytime for a cuppa..........hense the name "Caley Way Caff" He is a true gentleman and would never dream of having a milk bottle out. The milk is always in a jug, and the sugar in a basin. Anyway the card was made by me and the verse composed by my OH............I think it is brillaint (The verse, I mean) and I know John will be over the moon with it.

Before anyone comments and tells me there is a spelling mistake...........Yes I know. I've since changed the insert and retyped it............What an idiot!!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

More Kizzy Dizzy Cards ( for special people)

Been busy all morning making more Kizzy Dizzy cards. They will be for family members. The problem with these are they use up so much cardstock. What I really need to do is split up all the elements and import it into GCF I don't think I would be throwing half the amount of wasted cardstock away! Plus they would be a full size A5 card.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Gatefold Card Made From an Envelope Template

I was having another go with the Kizzy Dizzy cards this morning and it occured to me how easy it would be to make a gatefold card from the front of an envelope that has the flap attached. You'll need a Christmas envelope template though.
Print out 2 images like this one then turn it over and print a coordinating backing sheet on the back of the card.Cut out and stick one on top of the other so that the flaps become the gatefolds.
Crop the square and make it slightly smaller than the card for the insert (add a verse if you like)
Then a topper for the middle of the flaps.I also made the actual envelope. Again slightly larger than normal to house the card.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Kizzy Dizzy Cards for Christmas

Got up nice and early this morning, quickly cleaned the bathroom and put the vacuum over and decided to have a go at some Kizzy Dizzy Cards. Really pleased with them, they will have to go someone special! Love the coordinating envelopes too.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Three Butterfly Themed Cards

I am at present hosting a challenge on the imag-e-nation card forum, One of the cards sent in has inspired me to make these three. I'm hoping it wont influence voting, but I think the majority of votes are in now anyway. All with the same theme but completely different! I love the effect of the printing on acetate, and the butterflies bounce back up after they have been stored in a cello bag!

Two male Cards

One for a good friend and one for my grandson Jake. With Jake's I tried a new acquisition........ A spray called spray and sparkle It just lifts a matt piece of card to make it look more interesting. I've made this type of card before, Just a plain bottle of scotch with a personalised label, As you could possibly guess Fred's surname is mansfield!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

The first of my November cards

This one is for my neice Jemma. This is the first of five for this month.
I love the colour of the BP and when I tried the rose and butterfly with it I was surprised how well they went together. I would not have normally put those two colours together. But I think they work well!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Three cards for Tasha

Tasha will also be 20. Alex and Tasha are cousins and were born three days apart. The wrap around butterfly card is using Jaks free download. Thanks Jak.
I forgot to take photos of the other two so these were made up on GCF and are digital. This way I won't forget what I made this year, if I get asked to make them next year!

Two Mens Cards

For an order......... Alex will be 20 and onto fast cars and motor bikes.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

As usual it was left to the last minute

OH is out for a meal tonight with several others, as a work colleague is taking a year out visiting France. So this morning he says " I suppose I ought to take a card" This is the result. Also the third I have made for Stephanie, she is eighteen in December!