Saturday, 30 July 2011

House Mouse decoupage card for my son's 20th birthday

On 3rd August, my son Dan will be 20, this is the birthday card I have made him using House Mouse decoupage, all other elements are from my craft stash.

                                            Happy 20th birthday Dan, love from Mum xx

Saturday, 16 July 2011

sympathy card & 2 anniversary cards

I am a member of The DO Crafts craft forum and it was with deep sadness that I read that this week one of our lovely members Liz G died suddenly. I made this floral decoupage card for her daughter Louise (Pixie-Lou) and her husband Scott. They've not long celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary and now they have lost their beloved mother. I never met Liz in person but she sent my family beautiful cards and shared her original art which she made into pyramage, you will be deeply missed by so many, RIP LIz, Fi xxx

I love making anniversary cards for my DC friends, below are the latest 2, I have made today.

PM pearls
floral decoupage, papers, peel-offs & 5" cards all from stash

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Goodbye Jo - a very sad day

Today the 34 year old daughter of my dear friend of 21 years lost her brave fight with cancer, she died peacefully in her sleep early this morning with her partner by her side, she leaves behind 2 young children.

This is the hardest card I have had to make but I needed to make it for her mother and teenage sister, my friend thanked me for it when she phoned this afternoon.

Goodbye Jo, you will be missed and you were loved by so many x

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Been busy this week made 1 tag & 10 cards

For a DC scrapbook forum swap I made 1 tag and 2 cards, one for the swap partner and the other one left blank for them to send to someone else.

Tag Details

Ranger distress inks used throughout
Tattered Rose for background
Shabby Shutters for floral sprig border stamp
Fired brick for swallows stamp
tag & peach satin ribbon from stash

This is the card I gave my swap partner Mabel
poppy & daisy decoupage, papers and A6 card all from stash

this is the card I sent Mabel to give to someone else
Craft Creations nasturtiums decoupage
paper, card & 5" square card all from stash

I sent this card to my cat loving aunt who is very poorly
PM tiny flower brads & sentiment from Mabel's swap,
cat pyramage from a craft CD
 satin paper & A6 card all from stash

This card was sent to my July DC A5 godybag swap partner Carmen (mimosa48)
poppy & daisy decoupage, paper & 5" square card from stash
sentiment from Mabel's swap

I made this card for my niece Grace for her 5th birthday
Craft Creations doll decoupage
PM Creative Tones Amethyst Infusion background paper
PM 'Heather' Capsule Collection adhesive stones
PM Accent stickers
satin & mirror card & 5" square card all from stash

I sent this lilac card to a friend for her 40th birthday
PM A6 lilac card
sentiment from Mabel's swap
friendship decoupage, satin card, polkadot paper, ribbon & bow from stash

I made this gardening card for our dear friend Ted's 85th birthday
PM leaf brads
Anita's words & letters peel-offs
garden decoupage, gingham paper & 5" card all from stash

I made this card for a friend's birthday
Craft Creations bath decoupage
holographic card, peel-offs, clear adhesive gems & A6 card all from stash

I made this card for a friend's birthday
garden decoupage, textured paper, gems & 5" card all from stash

Golden wedding card, sentiment not added yet

Craft Creations decoupage,
grey card, gold holographic card, gold metallic flowers and gold glitter A5 card all from stash

I really enjoyed my busy crafting week, especially as I wasn't too well and the crafting helped take my mind off it and relaxed me, thankyou for any comments you may leave.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Purple floral decoupage card and 4 cards made whilst on holiday in June

After all the time taken to finish the 2 scrap albums for my family last month, I've returned to cardmaking but not had time to upload any cards until today. I've also been away on an amazing weekend retreat and a week in Devon in June. I've come back refreshed and with some lovely new stash from the Crafty Devils warehouse in Barnstaple, North Devon. Also at Dartington Crystal, in Great Torrington, the Edinburgh Woollen Mill outlet there has a fill a box scheme similar to the Papermill offer, it came in A5 and A4. I chose A4 and crammed my plastic folder with 104 papers and cardstock. Pearlised, embossed, foiled, gingham, pastels, rich colours, textured, musical scores etc, so many gorgeous designs, all for £5.50, thats about 5p per A4 sheet!

card made today, no sentiment yet

floral decoupage
lilac Wild Rose Studio 'In Love with Japan' 6" x 6" paper
PM Capsule Collection 'Heather' gems
purple holographic card and A4 card from stash

4 cards made on holiday, it was very wet in North Devon in late June.

1. Congratulations card for my son Dan. He got a first and three 2:1's in his end of year 1, law degree exams, so proud of him.

all elements of this card are from my stash, origin unknown

2. Best wishes card for Carrie Headteacher who is leaving

mouse decoupage, gingham paper & green pearlised paper & 5" square card  all from stash

3. anniversary card

bamboo paper from wild Rose Studio, 'In love with Japan', 6" paper pack
decoupage, holographic card, gems, sentiment and 5" card all from stash

4. best wishes card

bird/floral decoupage
best wishes sentiment from Craft Creatives
background paper, holographic card, gems and 5" card all from stash

silver wedding card made this week

Crafters Companion cake decoupage
Anita's Stickers flowers, number & sentiment peel-offs
pink embossed paper, pink gingham card and silver foiled embossed A5 card (A4 folded in half), all from Papermill fill a  box offer
gems from stash