Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Re-run of an old favourite

Over the past few years I have created quite a number of cards, but I do have a handful of favourites and this is one of them.
I made this for my Mum's birthday. The card was created using a piece of Papermania acetate, I handcut a bracket shape from K&Co paper and attached on the inside. All that was left to do was to go to town decorating it! I added a dangling charm, which, if I had thought about it I should have made it detachable so it could have been used as a handbag charm!

I like to do commissions for family and friends and this is the most requested one. I thought that I would share a different version that I created recently.

In essence it's the same card with a small change to the embellishments.

Sometimes I have a little bit of a mental block when I am creating something in a short time frame and often find that it is helpful to refer back to previous cards that I have made and either make a direct copy or take some elements or the basic sketch and twist it slightly to make a new card. A good idea when you are in a pinch for an idea!

Is there a card that you have made that you like to remake? Do you use your own cards when feeling a bit low on mojo?

Monday, 29 August 2011


I hope this bank holiday finds you all well? I have a few Crafty Templates creations to share today!
These two are from the pretty July kit which has unfortunately sold out! I just love the first one, so cute and easily adaptable for that special man in your life

'He' is quite easy to cut by hand and all materials used were from the kit apart from the woodgrain and silver tone paper which were from my stash.

I was a little bit daunted when I saw the 8x8 card blank as I have never worked with such a large size before but once I got going I liked the 'space' that it gave me. Here I used the balloon template which I duplicated 2 further times to create the bunch and adhered using different heights of foam pads and sewed the hearts to the page and 'fluffed' them out for more dimension.

These cards were made using the August kit from Crafty Templates called Sweet Summer which is currently still available and features gorgeous papers and embellishments.

This is made using the bottle template which is kawaii cute! I simply added some letter stickers and gems!
A cute little mushroom which would be great to use on a male card 'For A Funghi'!

I like this one so much, again it's a great base to use for a male card, bon voyage or replace the plane with birds or the balloons for any occasion!

Until next time when I have some exciting news to share :)


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