Tuesday, September 29, 2009

CraftMad September Card Sketch - Timeless Tuesday

I have been struggling of late to get some 'crafting mojo' ............ everything I try, just turns to mush............ ;-)

This is the first card I am at least half happy with  LOL




While I was deciding which nesties to use to cut out my image, I came across the current TimelessTuesday challenge and it suggests to extend creations outside the frame!  The glasses were extending beyond my nesties frame and I did not want to go up to the next size as it would be too big for the scalloped edge!  So, a perfect solution to my problem!

I started positioning my card with the current CraftMad card sketch challenge in mind, but no matter what I tried, the two embellishments across the bottom just did not work -  so I changed it a bit  ;-)

I am struggling with my nephew's wedding card - I have posted two pics in the hope that I can get some guidance.




Below is the same card, but turned on it's side and some flourishes added.


What do you think?  Any suggestions?
I want the card to be simply elegant - I am not sure if the card is making the statement that I want.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday to my husband

I made up the following card with my CraftROBO for my husband's 50th birthday.



I got the happy birthday from craftrobomegastore and created the fifty myself - another learning process on working out offsets and layers!


I am pleased with the colour combination chosen - it is quite a striking card to look at in real life!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sympathy Cards

Sadly, I have had the need for several sympathy cards this week :-(

My Sister-in-Law's uncle passed away after having a stoke a short time ago.  He was a nice man - we had chatted with him many times at various family gatherings over the years.  He will be greatly missed by his family.

Here are the cards I have made:
Supplies used:  SU Elegant Eggplant, white cardstock embossed with cuttlebug, spellbinders square dies, paper flowers, silk ribbon.
Supplies used:   Dark Green Leathergrain cardstock, gold heat embossed handstamped, handcut 3D layered gladiolis stamped on pearl paper, gold sticker embellishments.
Supplies used:   Textured white cardstock base, bazzil bling, white cardstock through cuttlebug, white organza ribbon, silver sticker sentiment, Carl corner punch.








Supplies Used:  Textured white cardstock base, hand stamped hand coloured image on white cardstock, layered on pink cardstock, bling & embellishments added.  Sentiment stamped.

My friend and former work colleague, Julie Lydiard (nee Chapman), passed away after a long battle with cancer.  Two years ago, they told her to go home and put her affairs in order.  Julie had different ideas, so she went about her life as fully as she could.  She tackled everything with good spirits and always had a smile on her face.  Julie will be missed.

Here is a card I sent to Julie just 3 months ago ............  after she had broken her leg ;-(

The iris is a handcut layered 3D image, placed on a cuttlebug background, then placed on a C6 card.


I am working on a card for Julie's husband and daughter this afternoon - it is proving difficult to get started - time for a glass of wine, pity I don't have any sparkling red!

The iris is Julie's favourite flower, and her favourite dessert is Tiramisu, and as you can most probably tell, she is never far from my thoughts - everytime I see irises, I think of her.


Farewell Madam Lunchalot, I miss your smiley face!  Go the Power!







Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Darth Vader card for my nephew using the CraftROBO

I made a card for my nephew's 7th Birthday using my CraftROBO.  His favourite Star Wars Character is Darth Vader, so I just had to do a card with this image.

I can't remember where I came across the original image - I think I was searching for colouring in images to use, I would love to give them credit.  I can't seem to find it when I search for Darth Vader now, so if anyone knows, please let me know and I will post a link. 

Anyway, I saved the image and traced it with CraftROBO software.  I then finetuned the traced image and made a GSD cutting file from it. 
I used Star Jedi Mono Logo font from here (I think!) - for the words on the front and inside in Word.  The words on the top of the front of the card have been cut using the CraftROBO, the rest of the words have just been printed straight onto the card. 

I had several attempts at cutting, going back and finetuning before being happy with the final outline.  It was a real learning exercise - both with the software and the CraftROBO - with all the experiments, I actually wore off the sticky on my mat and needed to 're-stick' my cutting mat before I could cut the final item.
Liam seemed pleased with the card, although at 7 years of age, I don't think he understood what it was I had done - he just thought it was cool to see his name on the front with Darth Vader!
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