Monday, 30 September 2013

Welcome baby Daniel...

 We got to meet baby Daniel...

It was his naming ceremony yesterday so I made him a card and a door hanger for his room.

Made with little boy blue kit from create and craft. with a spellbinder die, a Martha Stewart punch and some ribbon and buttons thrown in.

Door Hanger

Using an MDF hanger from Hobbycraft I covered it in ranger Broken China paint after sanding down the edges! I then used a spellbinder die to cut out the aperture and saved what I had cut.  I inked everywhere with a Tim Holtz denim ink pad and stuck the paper onto the wood with glossy accents making the showing paint around the aperture glossy (that last bit was a happy accident!).  The toys banner is like a parchment which i decided to tear and ink then put the glossy accent behind the lettering to stick it. I used ribbon that I used on the card and the same heart button with string and just knotted it together and glued with a glue gun.  The circle is what was cut out for the handle which I topped with a sticker from the same Little Boy Blue kit, and the letters were from the same kit.  The baby gro is K & Co from my scrapbook stash!  

A lovely keepsake for a lovely little boy...and I stole him for a bit!

Awww he is adorable!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Someone turned 4!

Happy 4th Birthday to my little Mr Handsome!  Well my son Thomas was 4 on Thursday so as usual I made the cards and was left wrapping all the parcels! He had his favorite chocolate cake and went bowling and as the only person to get a strike he won!  He loves frogs so they had to be included in some of his cards!

Choo Choo!

This was an A4 card which I cut using a Craftwork Cards template, I also cut the template out of K & Co paper and stuck it on the front.  The 4 was cut using a silhouette die cutting machine (with the black surround cut by eye) and the black Thomas plate is a spellbinders die.  The frog stamp is from Hobbycraft, as is the ribbon and the circles for the wheels.  To make the black wheel trims I used a Tim Holtz clock stamp which was covered by the circles and the twine is also Tim Holtz.  The banner is Stampin' up as is the star stamp and the border is a Martha Stewart punch which i did twice and layered.  I printed son from the PC and used the banner punch to cut it.  Then I used a little bit of Card Candi from Craftwork Cards to finish it all off.  All edged with a dark blue ink pad! 

Jeremy Fisher
Each year for my father in laws birthday I make a make a gift of making all his cards for the year, for him and my brother in law!
I saw this stamp in Hobbycraft ages ago and got it just for a Thomas card!  I stamped it twice, coloured with pro markers and cut one out to layer him up.  I used spellbinders to cut the circles and printed out the special grandson sentiment and cut into a banner/flag by hand.  The Happy Birthday tags are also spellbinders and the stamps were from a Hobbycraft set.  The ribbon is from QVC from when they used to actually have craft on!  The 4 is from a K&Co chipboard set that I have kept and use as templates!  The stripey paper is from a Gorjuss pack and all edged and stamped in Adirondak Lake Mist which I found cheaply on crafty sellers on facebook!

All Aboard!

For my brother in law I made this for him to give, the spotty paper is from Stampin' Up and the blue card is from my stash.  I embossed a Couture Creations tied together folder for the sea to give it texture and just used a scrunched up ink tool pad with white ink to make the clouds.  The boat is a Sizzix die my dads cousin gave me which Thomas liked the look of in the box and I cut this out of scraps and added a 4 sticker.  The sun is Card Candi and the stamps are from a Male set by Papermania.  All edged with a pale blue ink!

Next on the list is more A4 cards for work then it's time to start on Christmas!

But first Dinosaur Golf!  I hate golf but Dinosaur golf is fun!


Saturday, 7 September 2013

Steampunk Male Card...

This was another A4 card for work, for someone special!

I used spellbinders die for the cogs and a Kanban stamp and Promarkers for the figure.  The card is plain black A4 and the beige is from a Gorjuss pack of 12 x 12.  I embossed using a couture creations folder on gold card and finished with a Hobbycraft happy birthday stamp with archival ink.  The ribbon is black plastic and was given to me so I have no idea where they came from (!) and the gems are Papermania.  

  Quite a simple card once all the bits were cut out!