Friday, 9 December 2011

Floral edge card

This is a card I designed for my niece's birthday back in November. It started off as a small flower and grew from there! I was very pleased with the way it turned out once it was embellished with the ribbon and beads. The font used for the text is Kayleigh which is one of my favourites. I'm pleased to say my niece was very pleased with her card.
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Saturday, 26 November 2011

scalloped edge card

I designed this for my cousin's birthday next month. It has a broderie anglais type border down each side and a scalloped bottom! I've finished it off with ribbon and some red Gutermann beads - hope she will like it!
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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tulip ribbon card

My eldest granddaughter seems to send more thank you cards than any I know! This one was designed using the letter k from the font Beautiful ornaments 3. I have described it as a tulip card because I think the little design looks a bit like a tulip. I have used a mid blue to back the card and mat. Some ribbon and pearl beads make cheap but effective embellishments!
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Diagonal ribbon card

This is a very simple design using mainly squares and circles. The two triangular ribbon mats have been passed through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder to give it a bit of definition. A few beads, some ribbon and a couple of bows finish this one off.
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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Merry and bright 5 inch diagonal card

I have to admit I do like this one! Quite simply done in studio again using the font WW Flakes. The text is done with the pen and the font is Kayleigh which is a nice handwriting type font. Ribbon and beads add the finishing touch on this one!
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Tis the Season

Another Christmas card - poinsetta circle this time, again using the font WW Flakes for the circle and for the central poinsetta - a few strategically placed beads and a blob of glitter glue finish this one off!
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Snowflake circle with ribbon mat

Let's face it, it's time to start the christmas cards! This one was done using the font WW Flakes for the snowflake circle. The text on the central ribbon mat is the font Kayleigh and the wording let it snow is stencilled using Times New Roman - makes a pretty card!
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Thursday, 15 September 2011

layered topper for someone special

This is one I've just been playing about with - I've layered up a couple of designs and just added a little text layer in the centre. The font is Kayleigh.
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scroll edged tunnel card

This was a card I designed a while back, I have cut it, but I haven't finished it yet as I can't decide what to put in the central apperture - a photo or some decoupage would be effective I think - it's a nice design and cuts well.
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scalloped edge leaf card

I had just been playing about with some leafy shapes in designmaster and somehow this leaf and flower card evolved. The beads could have been a better colourmatch but it doesn't look too bad
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scalloped edge thank you card

My granddaughter asked me to devise a thank you card for her to send to her boyfriend's grandparents - a fairly simple but quite pleasing card decorated with ribbon and beads. I was quite happy with the way it turned out - and so was she!
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Thursday, 23 June 2011

circular Birthday card

This one's a little bit different in that it has the circular topper extending above the fold line. I've used a very pale pink for the main card and a darker shade for the topper and backing. Done in a broderie anglais style with pink satin ribbon and clear glass beads, darker pink beads round the central mat. Made for my daughter in law who has a birthday at the beginning of July.

Scalloped card with leaf design

Have just finished this design for my niece who has a birthday next month. A simple idea, but it looks quite effective. I've used ivory for the main card and a pale green for the backing. I've used a dark green satin ribbon and paler green beads for decoration. The flower is a simple daisy design in different sized layers. I was quite pleased with this one.
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Saturday, 28 May 2011

One of my sisters has a birthday coming up in June and has she is so poorly I wanted to do something a little bit special for her. I was happy with this complicated little design, although the photo does not do it justice at all - it looks quite flat, but there is some dimension with the raised central mats. Decorated with ribbon and plenty of beads and done in shades of turquoise it makes a nice card. In fact I liked it so much that I did a similar one in shades of gold for my sister in law whose birthday is also in June.
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

This is the second Thank You card for the mentor and is 5 x 7 in size. It has broderie anglais borders top and bottom and central mats. Again I have decorated with beads and threaded sheer ribbon through the slots. I can see from the photo that one of the beads on the left hand side of the card has become dislodged so I must remember to replace it before I hand it over to the daughter! I usually use a good dollop of dries clear glue to secure my beads as I don't like to think they will drop off in the envelope. Again I was pleased with the way this one turned out.
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My daughter asked me for a couple of Thank You cards - she is just finishing a community midwifery placement and wanted to say a special thank you to the team and to her mentor. This one is for the team and is A5 in size. I have used the daisy theme again and it makes a nice card. The central mat is embossed with the cuttlebug and the daisies have beaded centres. I was quite pleased with this one - hope my daughter is!
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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Daisy Easel

It's my daughter's birthday in May - I've been working hard on this design and it has taken me quite a while to get it right. It started life as a 5 x 7 card, but evolved into an easel card. I was pleased with the daisy design which cuts well but needs careful lifting from the carrier sheet. It is made up of several mats, and any of the components could be used on its own so it is quite versatile. I like the large daisy mat very much and thought I would use this design in a photo frame with a photo of my late Mum - I need to get the right sort of frame which will lend itself to this project so I'll have to have a look round for one.
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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Christening Window

This was the other idea I had for the christening card - again a simple concept of the cross welded into the church window apperture. The filigree cross was tricky to lift from the carrier sheet, but gives it a nice dainty look. The text is stencil cut and the font for this one is Times New Roman

Christening Cross Card

I was recently asked for ideas for a christening card - the cross shaped card is a simple concept and the scalloped edge and lattice give it a nice soft finish. The font is one of my favourites - Fontleroy Brown.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Graduation card

I was recently asked for a graduation card for a nursing diploma. This card is quite simply done with the mortar board and scroll welded into an apperture and the wording stencil cut round the outside of the apperture. The little red crosses are stencil cut along the top and bottom edges. I was quite pleased with the end result. I cut the mortar board, scroll and ribbon in white card and coloured it with pro markers to save faffing about with different colour card.

Butterfly easel

It was my elder sister's birthday in March and I wanted something a little bit different for her. You can never have too many butterflies so I thought I would try my hand at an easel card. I started off by designing a new butterfly which I have cut twice - the upper one is very pale pink card and the lower one is cut in silver mirri paper. I then designed a mat for him to sit on which I cut in pale peach with a pink underlayer. The "stand up" part of the easel is cut in pale peach with a pink underlayer and I have threaded peach ribbon through the ribbon slots. The flat part of the easel has a mat the same as the top part but without the ribbon slots. I have placed a scalloped lattice mat on top of this and have made a smaller mat with the words Happy Birthday stencil cut and lined with silver mirri paper. I was pleased with this one!

One of my sisters was recently in hospital and I wanted something a bit special to cheer her up a little. I chose pastel mauve and blue for my colours and decorated the card with ribbon and beads. The central lettering is done in silver mirri paper - it looks slightly skewiff on the photo, but it was on quite straight!! I was pleased with the overall effect of the card and my sister loved it.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

My middle granddaughter will be 14 this month and after much racking of the old grey matter I came up with this square "broderie anglais" mat. I have threaded pink ribbon through the slots and have cuttlebugged the central square mat. I've then cut a scalloped oval mat onto which I've mounted another oval with the name and the butterfly welded to it. I devised a 6 inch square card with a fancy edge for the mat to sit on. I've glued beads on the centres of the flowers and round the scalloped edge of the central mat. It's pink so I'm sure she will like it!
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