Monday, 22 September 2008

Lavender & Lace

I had a nice time playing on the weekend making this card for the copycatcards challenge this week, Lavender & Lace, to use the colour purple and some lace in your card.

I had only blue lace, which I didn't want to use as it was, so I dyed it with some tea. The resulting colour made me think 'vintage' so I used this image by Warwick Goble again, which was a clipart sample from Dover.

It isn't visible in the photo, but all the fairy wings are outlined in sparkly pen, as is the 'Believe'. Lots of pearls from Kaiser on this card. Love the pearls for cards like this.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Two Today

Two cards that is. This first one is what I made for Dad for Fathers Day. It uses one of my tiger drawings printed on photo paper, and a background done with crayons and paint.

This next card I made for the copycatcards challenge this week, which was to use an arrow. I found it quite difficult to come up with something I liked, but am really pleased with the end result.

The heart stamp and 'love ya' stamp are both Lizzy Anne Designs and clear embossed. The arrow is outlined in silver glitter pen, very sparkly. Background is done with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Pretty Pink Sparkles

I was in the mood for sparkles and prettiness when I made this card. The hearts are Boho Blossoms by My Favourite Things, stamped in orchid ink and embossed with Hologram Sparkle embossing powder. It is really, really sparkly in real life. The smaller photo shows a bit of that sparkle.

The strip of butterfly paper is by BluEye Dezines. The background is done with my Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder.

It's not that clear in the small photo, but the rhinestones in the top corners are pink, and on the butterfly strip are close to the colour of the background. It's easier to see if you click on the photo for the larger view.

Friday, 5 September 2008


This is not at all what I had in mind when I started making this card. It was going to have a flower on it, not an owl, and it was to be more square, but I often change my mind as I go along.

The owl is from the Birds Galore set by Inkadinkado, embossed with clear embossing powder. The patterned paper is Pretty Petals by SEI. I used WordArt to make the 'Hoot!', printed it on plain paper, traced onto orange card and cut it out. I used a Souffle pen that perfectly matched the colour behind the owl on the greeting too. It also has a coat of Dimensional Magic so it's shiny.

The circle the owl is on and the greeting are both stuck on with foam dots for dimension.