Monday, 31 August 2009

6 Cards Including a Saucy One!!!!

The card above was made using the stamp plate from Creative Expressions
called "UMSHOES" this has both shoes and handbags and also two sentiments. I have watercolored them with H20's and Cosmic Shimmers.
This card has been produced using an image from google and backing paper from Joanna Sheen's "Victorian Romance" CD-ROM. The greeting is a silver peel off and flowers were from The Paper Mill.





The top two cards was made using two different Paper Pricking templates that I had in my stash. I can't remember where I got them from as I got them when I first starting card making. The toppers are also from my stash from times gone by. I thought I had better start using them as I have box loads of them unused. The greeting is a gold peel off.




This hunk is a decoupage sheet I found in my stash. Not sure where I got it from but the sheet has the name "Hobby Tool" printed on it which I dread to think what it means!!!!


This one has been made using a decoupage sheet called "Dusty" from Kimsies Whimses. The backing paper is an image from google then put through MCS CD-ROM to make it into a backing paper. The backing paper is mounted onto gold mirri card. The greeting is also from the decoupage sheet. The orange mounting circle has been put through my Cuttlebug.
Thank you very much for looking and taking the time to post any comments which are very much appreciated. Good or bad.
Love
Cathy
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Saturday, 22 August 2009

3 Baby Cards/1 Wedding Card/1 40th Birthday Invite Response



I made this card this week to send to my Daughter in France in response to her 40th birthday party invite. Bless her she has done it all proper in sending us an invite as she knows we are going as we booked the flight in March to go. Lol!!! I have used Popcorn the Bear CD-ROM to make it from Crafters Companion.
The above card was made for a customer, the topper image was found on google and the backing paper is printed from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Romance CD-ROM. The flower sprig is also from Joanna's website.


This nursery scene has been taken from Cute Companions Summer Stories CD-ROM by Jayne Nestorenko. This is a double disc collection and this one is the indoor stories. I have also used some of the stamps from the same series this one used is Playtime. Picture doesn't show it but it is decoupaged.




The above two cards have been produced using the Baby Love CD-ROM from Joanna Sheen and are two more for the basket where I sell my cards. I have said before that there is a girl pregnant there and obviously we don't know what sex the baby is so I am having to make lots of both so as not to get caught out!!!!
Thank you for looking and I hope life is treating you well. I really don't know where the weeks go.
Cathy
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Friday, 21 August 2009

Thank You Rita


Many thanks must go to Rita for this lovely award. In doing so, these are the rules which come with it!

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog

3. Link the person who nominated you for this award

4. Name seven things about yourself that people might find interesting

5. Nominate seven Kreative Bloggers

6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate

7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know you nominated them. Right so now I must tell you 7 things that people might find interesting. I am very boring person really but I will try-
1. Married for 24 years
2. Have a Step-Daughter living in France
3. Love blogging, keep in touch with friends and Joanna Sheen Forum. Takes up alot of my time.
4. Have been cardmaking for 4 years but do not consider myself great but I enjoy it.
5. Been on 2 Jayne Nesterenko Workshops.
6. Love everything by Joanna Sheen.
7. I use to belong to the Salvation Army.
Told you I was boring!!!!
I am Nominating this award to:
Hope you enjoy looking at their blogs.
Cathy
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Sunday, 16 August 2009

A mixture of 5 projects.

This first card I made for a young lady who works in our building society. She just happened to mention that she is getting married on the 22nd of this month. I have used Stardream card from Joanna Sheen. The main card is an oyster colour and the topper card is pale pink. Sorry I can not remember the proper colour name. The image and backing paper are from "Victorian Romance CD-ROM from Joanna Sheen. I made an envelope box in the brighter pink pearlescent card to match.




These two cards have been made using the same CD-ROM "The Cardmaker's Year" from Joanna Sheen. I have used the same topper on both but have changed the colour and motif of the backing paper and main card. I have also used gold mirri on one and silver on the other. I think you will agree with me that it does make the card look very different.


This is the first time I have used this Pansy stamp but have had it in my stash for a long time. I don't know the maker it just says K-774 Santa Rosa CA. Stamped in VersaMark Watermark and embossed in Stamp-n-Stuff Detail Silver opaque.


This Mini Scrapbook was made at my once a month Craft Club in Messing run by Lynne. I don't think she will mind me giving you the instructions I don't know where she got them from.
For the back cover cut one 6 x 5.5 inch piece of thick card or chipboard, and one 8 x 7.5 inch piece of patterned paper. Cover the board with the paper, mitering the corners.
For the front cover cut two 3 x 5.5 inch pieces of thick card or chipboard, and two 5 x 7.5 inch pieces of patterned paper, and cover the board as before.
For the accordian binding, cut two 4 x 5.5 inch pieces of cardstock. Score and fold at 1/2inch increments and glue to the back cover. Be careful to line up the first fold with the edge of the cover.
Glue the remaining end of the accordian onto front covers.
Glue the outside accordion folds together to create a sturdy bookbinding.
You can increase the number of pages in your album by increasing the length of cardstock and adding more folds.
Cover the inside of both the front and back covers with patterned paper cut slightly smaller than the covers, making sure you cover the accordion edge.
For the pages, cut six pieces of cardstock 4.5 x 2.5 inches. Round two of the corners and stick the square edge to the accordion edge, spacing them out equally.
Next part is down to you, you have the basic mini album and it's time for you to decorate and embellish it as you choose.
I hope you have fun in creating this.
Thank you for looking today and I hope you are all well.
Cathy
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Friday, 7 August 2009

4 Paper Nation Cards









These four cards have been produced very simply by using a decoupage kit from Paper Nation. I have had this kit in my craft box for ages unopened. It would still be unopened but I promised Tony I would start using some things that I bought years ago that I have never touched or opened. Hence these cards, this is only a quarter of the kit so another time I will have to make more. You never know I might find a customer. I certainly haven't got anyone that I could send these to.
Thank you for looking today.
Love
Cathy
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Saturday, 1 August 2009

2 Art Deco/2 Baby Love/1 Hamish/1 Liverpool Cards

This birthday card is made with a Liverpool supporter in mind. I hope I find a customer to buy it. Lol!!!! The football kit is made out of mulberry paper, I have had it in my stash for so long I can't remember where I bought it. The background card is gold glitter card.


This is my first Christmas card to be made this year, no doubt the first of many. I have used a Sugar Nellie stamp called "Hamish with Sleigh" I have watercoloured it with a mixture of Cosmic Shimmers and H20's. I have used Aqua Twinkles from the Cosmic Twinkles range to indicate the snow in places. The backing paper has been printed off of the Cute Companions Christmas Collection CD-ROM.




The two cards above have been made using the "Baby Love" CD-ROM from Joanna Sheen. I have a few baby cards to make before November as a girl at the beauty saloon where I sell my cards is expecting her first baby in the middle of November so I am hoping there will be lots of customers to buy my cards with her clients and the other girls she works with in the saloon. The only problem is I will have to make quite a few and will be left with at least half of them as we will not know what she is having. I will not have time to make them quick and act upon the opportunity.




The above two cards have been made using the "Art Deco" CD -ROM from Card Creations Plus. The first one is a Tri-Fold card so it is very difficult for my poor photographer to photograph it to show it at its best.
Thank you so much for looking. I am now off to look at all the lovely blogs that I keep my eye on.
Cathy
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