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Saturday, 1 October 2011

Card for Mother-in-law's 80th birthday

Hi - hope everyone is enjoying this lovely weather - make the most of it.
I made this card for MiL's 80th birthday using Craft Artist again! I must confess I am a bit obsessed with CA at the moment - LOL! I love printing the embellishments off & sticking them with foam pads to give some height. Even though the ribbon is cut out from paper I can't get over how much it looks like ribbon. I found the photo on my laptop and CA resizes when you pick the frame. I colour pick to match all the embellishments to the frame. I reprinted the backing sheet with a verse for the inside. Hope you like it - I'm sure K's mum will.... enjoy the sunshine & the rest of the weekend x

Friday, 9 September 2011

Card for friends Mum & Dads 60th anniversary

A friend of mine wanted a card for her Mum & Dads 60th wedding anniversary - what an achievement! I asked her for a couple of photos - one of them now & one of their wedding day. I scanned both pics to get them to a manageable size as the modern one was 10 inches by 8 inches! I imported them into Craft Artist and picked the backing papers and elements I wanted then printed them off and built my card. I like to decoupage different elements. I like the fact that I can design the card on my pc until I am satisfied with it - if I don't like something I just delete it - no paper or anything ruined. Inside I put a verse and listed events that happened in their wedding year. Carol was thrilled with it & her Mum & Dad loved it. Hope you like it.


Friday, 3 June 2011

Wizard easel card

I made this card for my friend Linda's daughter, Nicola. She is 40 & has always been obsessed with the Wizard of Oz. Linda had got tickets for the show in London but Nicola thought they were just going shopping for the day, so I didn't want to put the Wizard image on the front of the card. For the front I downloaded a page from Printable Heaven, backed the card with some gold paper from my stash,used one image on its own, pyramaged the second image. Printed the labels in word. For the inside I used some rainbow backing paper, found a Wizard image. Printed another label in word and used a clipart ticket to hold the easel up. Nicola was thrilled with the card and thanks me for it every time she sees me!

Monday, 30 May 2011

Card for Dad

I made this card using Craft Artist - I know it's cheating a bit but was messing around with it ( trying to get some motivation/inspiration) & thought it came out well so I decided to post it and see what people thought. I used a scanned pic of myself (taken not too long ago ! :D ) and various elements from my digikits. Think it might cheer Dad up a bit when he opens his card.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Hi everyone - not been on here since before Christmas. Dad has had to have another operation and has needed quite a bit of looking after and Keith's Mum is not too well at the moment, so what with looking after them & work my mojo just seems to have disappeared. Keep trying to get motivated but just can't seem to get any inspiration - mind on other things I suppose. I am going to try and make something this weekend ( thought if I posted on here it might make me do something! ). Am looking around your lovely blogs for inspiration and a challenge that takes my fancy. Hope everyone is ok.
Watch this space. . . .