Friday, 31 July 2015

Swirl mat with appperture

Just finished this for my niece's birthday in August. Base card cut in centura pearl 300gsm, a mat of patterned paper and then the scroll mat cut in centura pearl again. I added a couple of leaves and some mulberry flowers to the apperture mat (and of course some beads) and it makes quite a pleasing card.  I will put the studio file on the UKS site for personal use once I have tidied up my working file.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Dress Gatefold

My youngest granddaughter has a birthday towards the end of July and I thought she might like this pretty dress card.  The base card is made in three sections and I have cut it from Centura pearl 300 gsm.  The mats I have cut from some lace patterned paper.  I have the dress mat through the cuttlebug and also the top half of the dress, to give it a bit of texture.  I was quite pleased with the result.  The file is shared on the UKS site as usual.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Butterfly gatefold

I seem to have been fiddling about with this card for days, but I think it is finished now.  The main card is cut from centura pearl and consists of 2 pieces of card 10 x 5 glued together to make a gatefold,  I have cut the mauve mats from some pearlised 120 gsm paper which cut really well.  The inner mat has a ribbon trim which gives it a bit of texture.- on reflection I should have embossed the mauve mat behind the central mat which would have given it more texture.  A few beads finish it off.  I haven't finished with this idea yet, but I shall post the template on uks once I have tidied up my working file.  

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Fancy edged ribbon card

This is a very simply designed card with ribbon slots top and bottom.  Again the central mats are a simple design, decorated with beads.  I have arranged some mulberry flowers in the centre to give it some interest and make it a bit more pleasing to the eye!  If any one would like the studio template I will post it on the UKS site.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Variation on lacy gatefold

It's my daughter's birthday this month.  I liked the lacy gatefold I designed for my sister and so I adapted the file slightly and added a lattice mat, backed with lace and topped with butterflies for the occasion.  It has turned out quite well and I am pleased with it.  I have used centura pearl 300 gsm for this card and the mats.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Lacy gatefold

This is the card I designed for my sister's birthday at the end of March.  I was pleased with the way this turned out, it's delicate and lacy but strong enough to stand nicely and fold flat for posting. I cut the base card in centura pearl 300 gsm and cut panels from one of the lovely in lace papers.  The centre circle is also from Kanban's lovely in lace collection and I have adhered some lace round the edge of that to complete the look.  Once I have tidied up my working file I shall post it on the UKS site.  My sis was delighted with her card!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Steampunk shadowbox 80th card

My brother in law has his 80th birthday this month and as he was an engineer I thought he might like a few cogs and wheels!  This is a shadow box card - the mats are cut in mirri paper and the light has caught it - I find it's well nigh impossible to photograph mirri card/paper without the light catching it somewhere. It is quite effective and I was pleased with the end result.  Again the template will be posted on the UK Scrappers site.

Home sweet home

My eldest grandaughter is climbing onto the property ladder and will be completing on her first house this month at the age of 23.  She has done incredibly well to achieve this and I know it has been a struggle for her - I am so proud of her.  I thought to mark the occasion with this card.  I'm still not sure if the bird cage is the right image for a new home card, although the door is open so the bird is not imprisoned.  

The template as always will be on the UKS site as soon as I've tidied up my working file.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Double diamond fold 18th Birthday

This is the card I have designed for my middle granddaughter's 18th birthday next month.  It was a bit fiddly to assemble and I found the most difficult part to be sticking the fragile mats onto the offset mats, I used a wet glue in the end, but it was a bit fraught.  Great care was needed to lift the mats from the carrier sheet but with a bit of patience it can be done!  The template is shared on the UKS site as usual.

Double diamond fold card

I saw a double diamond fold card on Create and Craft recently which was made from a single sheet of A4 - I have adapted the idea for cutting with the Cameo and this card is made in 3 sections glued together.  My nephew has a birthday this month and I thought this would be an ideal card for him  The template for the diamond fold is shared on UKS and I used the same template for an 18th birthday card for my granddaughter

Semi circular birthday mats

This was a quickly designed card which I made in a big hurry.  Basically I just made a circle, cut it in half and inset the 2 semicircles and made  a path.  I then put the text in and filled it up with scrolls and welded it all together and cut it and put it on a gatefold card.  The mat inside is a simple lattice with happy birthday in the centre.  I'm not particularly keen on this one, I don't think it is one of my better efforts so I haven't bothered putting the template on UKS.