Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WOYWW - 28th July - 60th & 8th Birthday Cards

this is my workdesk this week.

A mix of sewing and cardmaking.

see my sewing blog for the details about the material on my desk. 

There were some lovely comments left on last weeks WOYWW - thank you - I haven't got around to seeing everyone yet, but I will ;-)
Julia was very observant ....... she asked what the salt pig was for and if I always took off my foam squares in neat rows  LOL   I confess, yes, I am a bit 'thingy' about taking off my foam squares in rows :-)
the salt pig came from a kitchen clear out - I thought it might be useful for something ........... I think I have just moved one piece of junk from one room to another ;-)

If you want to have a nosey on other people's work desks, click on the icon on the sidebar, I am sure you will be inspired by what you see ;-)

I have had a very busy week this week.  I needed two birthday cards - one for a 60th and one for an 8th - talk about opposite ends of the spectrum  and BOTH cards are needed this weekend - nothing like leaving it till the last minute for inspiration to hit!   LOL

The card for the 8 year old is for my nephew - the invitation arrived and made my decision on the type of the card to make very easy - a Harry Potter card ;-)
I try to make a personalised card when I can, and this card was no exception.  I do hope that he still gets a kick out of seeing his own name on the card.  I was inspired by an idea I saw over on CraftsUPrint  using a curved card base to make a wobble card - and yes, the card does wobble! 
Card was designed by me and cut out using the CraftROBO.  The font is a free one called Parry Hotter.

The next card for a very dear friend who is celebrating reaching 60!  There were times when he and his family thought he would never get there.  Just this last week he spent some time in hospital with heart problems and there was a possibility the party would be cancelled.  He is pretty tough, and was determined to be home in time to celebrate with family and friends.

Card was designed by me and cut out using the CraftROBO.  The base of the card is a metallic gun metal grey and the numbers and balloons are a wonderful holographic cardstock - unfortunately I can't seem to find where I got it from, which is really bad, coz I want some more.

Here is the inside of the card - the word 'celebrate' comes from a disc that came with the ROBO.
I didn't realise until hubby brought it to my attention ................... it is a bit of a funny shape when you can't see the '60'  LOL
boobs or bottoms ................ what do you see?
Either way, I know Alan will love it ;-) 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

WOYWW - 21st July

I'm late again ;-)

Have been busy with some more CUP cards - they are such a pleasure to work with.
Here are some close-ups of some of the cards I have made this week.

here is my favourite!

If you want to have a sticky beak at some other workdesks, click on the WOYWW icon in the sidebar - have a great time checking out other people's workdesks ;-)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Birthday wishes - Male Birthday card

I struggle with male cards (just like most cardmakers I know ;-) )

I came across these great stickers from BlueEdge Crafts and knew they would be perfect for my friend's birthday card.

Sticker image has been stuck on acetate and hand cut around the edges, mounted with 3D tape onto a black square, which is then layered on a white square, then layered on another black square.  All squares were cut using the Cuttlebug and Spellbinder dies.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Birthday Party Placecards, Christmas & Anniversary cards

I made up some more Crafts U Print items this week.

I just the love the shaped clown cards and decided to do something different with them and make up some placecards for a birthday party ;-)

I printed two files on one A4 sheet (clowns stand 5"/12cm), cut out and layered hands, collar, nose & hat.  Placed a gem on flower and made up a name tag and placed it underneath the top layer of the hands.

then I made my first Christmas Card for the year

File was printed on A4 cardstock, cut out & layered, then highlighted with kindy glitz.  My hands were getting sore with the cutting, so I tried another experiment and used the CraftROBO to cut out the layers. 
Topper was placed on a gloss card.

I then tried out one of the new teardrop shaped cards

This file was printed on white cardstock and as I was putting it together, I decided to reprint the front panel onto pearl cardstock and then layered the front flower.  Looking at it now, I think I should have placed the 'pearl 30' sticker on the front and put the hearts in the centre panel, where there is room to sign the card.

Friday, July 9, 2010

WOYWW - 7th July 2010

hi everyone,

I haven't participated much over the last month or so, but have visited a few of you and left comments when I could.

this was my workdesk on Wednesday

I have been working on some more CraftsUprint cards - I am enjoying myself with these! ;-)

I have also been doing some sewing - here is a tease

will post a pic on my sewing blog  once I have finished

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fun with CraftsUprint!

I have known about the site for a while now, but until recently, have not done anything with their products.  That all changed this last two weeks.

I was taken with some of the clown files they had on offer - so here are some of my creations.

The response was very quick as soon as payment was confirmed via Paypal, the files were ready.  Downloading went without a hitch. 
All the elements required to layer the card are included.   In both of these cards, they were printed on white textured cardstock and highlighted with Kindy Glitz and Dimensional Magic.

The clown cards can be found HERE 

This card is a 'wobble' card - you just give it a little push and it wobbles!  ;-) 
I will get a better photo of this card when the sun comes out and stays out  LOL

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