Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Pretty, Girly Birthday Card

 Good Afternoon Friends,
Todays card is a birthday card I made for a friend of Sophie's. The brief was, 'she likes girly'
So I chose a Topper from the 'Spring Bringer'
range at the Hobby House Crafts, gosh they have some beautiful things!!
So I picked a couple of colours from the topper and went with a dark pink/red and green.
I used Spellbinders Scalloped Circle & 2 sizes of the Grand decorative Square dies to mount the topper and Matt and Layer with.
I used the leaves from Sue Wilson's Faux Quilled flowers, my new favourite foliage and a new flourish die that I bought at Ally Pally.
 Along with some flowers from my stash.
I used a rub on to add 'Ella' to a banner and secured it with a pearl hat pin.
I continued the colour theme inside the card.
The card size was 7 1/2 x7 1/2.
I hope you like it.
Crafty hugs
Sandra xx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Lukes 21st Birthday Card

 Good Morning Craft Friends,
Thanks for stopping by today.
Todays card is one I made for Luke, for his 21st Birthday, I always find the male cards more of a challenge, as you can't use flowers and bows to fill the blank spaces! So for this card I Used Kraft card and a dark blue card, I embossed the blue card with Sue Wilson's Lattice Folder, matted it onto a piece of white card added a die cut edge to the bottom for interest, using Spellbinders Edgabilities Die, matted it all together, added a piece of contrasting blue ribbon in both directions, cut a matt of Kraft card, which I embossed by putting a star die
on the card and running it through the Grand
Calibur with the Embossing Sandwich, just to
give a little detail, I cut my sentiment out with an
Spellbinders Oval and matted with Scalloped oval.  
I used three star brads to give detail at the edge of the focal element and then Matt and Layered some Star and die cuts adding "21" peel off to one and stars to the others. I tied a piece of twine through a small key charm and added to the top corner.
The insert was printed on to white paper, Matted onto another piece of embossed blue card with some added stars to the corners to continue the theme.
Luke loved the card, I hope you do too.
Thanks again for stopping by,
Sandra xxx

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Good Afternoon
Todays card is a for a Colleague of my daughter.
I used a pale lilac colour theme, I pierced the edges of my base card then added a matt of the lilac card, I then used Sue Wilson's Heart Lattice embossing folder to add some detail to my main background piece, I printed my sentiment onto some more of the lilac card, then added a double sided adhesive sheet and covered the sentiment with Iced Snow for a bit of sparkle. I Die cut a frame using Spellbinders Label 22 (I used two sizes together to create an embossed frame). I added a border using a Fleur de Lys border die, topped with a strip of the lilac card, again with a

pearl flower strip across the top.
I then used Sue Wilson's Faux Quilled Flowers dies to cut a few flowers and leaves, layered them up and added pearls to finish them off. I added some top and bottom of the frame and a couple on the insert to carry the theme through. The insert I created with a piece of the lilac card and a matted with a Grand Decorative Square, which the sentiment was printed on. I hope you like the card.It was my first time using Sue Wilson's Faux Quilled Flowers and I loved them and I am now hooked. Sandra xx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Birthday Gift For My Mum-in Law

Good Morning Friends,
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I thought I would show you the jewellery I made for my lovely Mum-in Law's birthday earlier this year.
It is made from Aquamarine and genuine pearls, some rose gold beads, chain and earring findings.  I then made the box from Centura Pearl Card and some silky crush ribbon, I embossed the top of the box with Sue Wilson's Cascading Hearts A4 embossing folder.
I was very relieved that she totally loved the jewellery.
I have now become a little bit addicted to making jewellery and thankfully it works alongside Card Making quite nicely, I am now able to make both the card and the gift.
Let me know what you think,
Crafty Hugs,
Sandra xx

Monday, 8 September 2014

 Baby Shower Card
Hello my lovely Craft Friends,
Thank you for stopping by, I have at last updated my Blog with a card that I made at start of August for a friend of my daughter's baby Shower, I was a little stumped to begin with as to what direction to go with for a Baby Shower card,
I looked through all of my resources (piles and piles of stash) and eventually decided to go with a parasol (going with the shower/umbrella theme) I found an umbrella cutting file on one of my Cricut cartridges, I cut it out in Pink spotty card, put a little pearl trim around the edge and decorated the handle with my Itty Bitty Dotty Bow, that I won on Sue Wilson's amazing, inspiring  Particraft blog! I Love it and it makes such a huge difference to the 'prettiness' of the parasol.
I made the card itself with Grand Decorative Circles, layering with pink dotty and white card, I embossed the top layer with Sue Wilson's Heart Lattice A4 embossing folder, I added a few hearts and some little teddy die cuts that I had from an old Kanban kit. I added a sentiment and covered it with a double sided sticky sheet and some Cosmic Shimmer Iced
 Snow.  I then made a box, using Centura Pearl and decorated with some more tiny hearts, another smaller umbrella and the sentiment cut using a heart die and mounted on top of Sue Wilson's Classic Bow Die and some pearl string! Jo loved the card and I hope you like it too!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my Blog
Crafty Hugs
Sandra xxxxx