Tuesday, December 26, 2006

New Years Card

This week's Dare was to make a New Years Card, with a recipe of:
  • 2 printed papers,
  • A Die cut,
  • 3 brads or eyelets.
I used two patterend papers but their pattern is so light I am not sure it got picked up in the scan. The flowers were punched, as were the corners of the blue patterned paper, and the brads are in the centre of the flowers. The sentiment is computer generated as is the Happy 2007! I do wish all of you a happy New Year!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

A special tag for a special present

Tuesday's challenge on Daring Cardmaker's was:

"We'd like you to make:
a special tag for a special present
be it for Mum or Dad, for the Love of Your Life or even for your Best Friend in the Whole Wide World, this year make sure their present has a special finishing touch and join in with this week's midweek mayhem."

I made a tag for my Mother's present. I scanned a photo of a tree I know she will like into my computer, then ran it through the photo prgram to emboss it, then printed it out small, used layers and a heart punch that I shaped to suit my purposes after punching out, and the ribbon is fabric ribbon with loopy lacey edges.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Friendship Photo Card

I discovered the lovely Photo Cards from Creative Memories recently and just had to make one for my good friend for Christmas. Thanks to another friend Vanessa for making it possible for us to work shop today and get it done! The picture of the whole card is a little blurry - the quote says "Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store or under a tree, but in
the hearts of true friends." Cindy Lew
I included a better picture of the front cover for you to see how the embellishment is done.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Black & White Christmas card with a splash of colour

Another challenge answered!

Black and White Christmas cards with a splash of colour

This card was inspired by gum leaves of course - I thought the gum nuts looked kind of like Christmas bells. I used gold as my splash of colour.

Christmas Tags

"This week we'd like you to make 3 tags for your Christmas Presents using this list of words to help you; holly, gift, snowflake, ribbon, tree, silver" - that was one of the challenges on Daring Cardmakers last week, and I am just getting to it now. I chose silver and ribbon from the list and came up with these quick to make little cards. They are stamped and I used wooden silver stars to embellish them.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Stars and Stamping with a Twist

I have been playing with a new toy - a mouldable foam block that lets you use whatever image you have lifted from somewhere in your home, as a stamp! I heated it up with a hairdryer and then pressed it on to a doiley on one side, and flipped it over to press it into some woodwork on the other side, then stamped the backgrounds of these cards with it. The blue card has the wooden bg and the pink has the doiley bg. In real life, the bg images are more obvious. Now I have two more cards to send out to friends - thanks for the incentive!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Instead of making cards, I have been using every spare moment to finish a Hope album project for Christmas - my DSS Nathan is going to receive this album. I was so happy with the result! I sure hope DSS likes it too. There are two more albums to make for the other two 'kids' in 2007.

I also need to work on my own family album – I am just starting out with Creative Memories techniques and materials and the task before me is enormous as I am a compulsive phot-taker and have boxes of pics to sift through, but I think I will just take one little bit at a time – what I get done will be better than never doing anything, right?

Will be back making cards again soon, all you lovely people at Daring Card Makers!