Monday, 25 May 2009

Caught up at last

I've finally caught up with getting cards on here.....note to self 'don't let them pile up again'

Went to The Range at Coventry today as I wanted to get some crafty stuff, it was the first time we'd been to this branch, the other branch we visited was in Poole. I have to say that the craft section here was smaller than the one at Poole. Got myself an A3 portfolio to put cards that I make at craft class, plus I've got it into my head that when I make a card for someone, to make two, one of which will go in the folder. Tomorrow I'm off to Ikea to get some shelving for Shane's room (for his lego models) as he loves the fact that I've got lime green ones in my craft room. Talking of my craft room, I think I need to take everything out and start again, it's in such a mess, it's a box room so it really does need to be kept tidy.
Luckily the drawers are on wheels, so they can be wheeled into my bedroom.

Anyways, heres the cards.

I fell in love with this card when I saw it on the Butterfly Kisses stand earlier this year at the NEC. I made it the other week for an 80th birthday, I didn't put the age on as I thought that would spoil it, plus the recipent was going to have loads of cards with her age on. The image is from Penny Black 'Flying Stars' and was first stamped on to white card stock, then heat embossed using silver detail powder on to black cardstock that had been cut with a nestie.

The slider cat card was made at a class with Shirley at Craft Inspirations and when I find the instructions on how to make it, I'll put them on here. The images are from Woodware ' Forbes and Friends JGCL506' and a masking technique was used when positioning the cats. We then used watercolour pencils on them.

The second cat card was very very easy as you can probably see. Cats were stamped on to checked (baby) paper, cut and stuck on to card stock, circular aperture was done using a nestie, with a smaller circle hanging from a brad.

These two were done the other week, again with Shirley. The masking technique was used with Penny Black clear stamps 'Enjoy', and Adirondak ink, the colours used were red pepper, sunset orange and pool and Versafine 'Crimson Red. The images were stamped using Versafine 'Onyx Black'. Fiskars border punch 'Scalloped Lace' was used on the top card. Greeting from Craftwork Cards, and circles were cut using Nesties.

Another two cards done at Craft Inspirations with Shirley. Numerals were cut with a cricut cartridge (not sure which one) they were layered to have the same rigidness as chipboard. The male card was done using Woodware clear stamps FRCL008 'Cheers'. The grey card is Core'dinations, that was cuttlebugged with the 'Houndstooth' embossing folder and then sanded over. The image was then coloured in using Sakura 'Stardust' pens. Circles were done using nesties. The female card had papers, punched flowers and card candy from Craftwork Cards, as were the greetings on both cards. Numbers was edged with stickles. Double sided spotty ribbon is from Bo Bunny.


Susan.... said...

Hi Denyze,
Beautiful selection of cards !
susan x

Enfys said...

Hi Denyze, what a gorgeous lot of cards, I love the funky cats that you did in the checks, and they are all super. Why is is that Coventry have all these stores I wonder (ikea, the range etc). The only times I have been I get so lost on that ring road......
En x

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