Sunday, 15 January 2012


My last card for now is for a little girl who will be 6 years old!  Very grown up!  Her aunty tells me she loves Hello Kitty.  I had been lucky enough to get a Hello Kitty kit free download some time ago from Skherdesigns.  Her site is fantastic and she comes out with some amazing designs.  I remembered the kit and decided to do something with it so I just printed out some elements, cut them out and used some glitter card and hey presto - an easel card fit for a Hello Kitty fan!!




The second card I have been working on is a little boy's card.  I decided to have Thomas the Tank as a theme as we gave William a train toy for Christmas and he apparently loves it.  This is a side-stepper card.  I used my Black Cat Cougar to cut out the words and the SVG train which came from freesvgfiles.com.
I think William will love this card!.....



Speeding through January!


Wow.... we are in the middle of the first month of 2012 already!!  It's scary :(

I have a few birthdays coming up so I thought I had better get to work.  I have kept them simple and sweet.




These are made with the Hunkydory Jewelled Elegance Cardmaking Collection - Blue Topaz together with a sheet from the matching Jewel Cascade Set.  It's a fabulous kit to work with.  I have used a couple of brads on the doors and I am going to use a small piece of wire in a matching colour to tie the doors together.  The sentiment has been printed and distressed with a chalk ink in an appropriate colour.  I must say that the card is much better in real life than in these photos.



Monday, 9 January 2012

Brooke will be 4 NOT 5!!


So I was chatting to my friend Sandie who is Brooke's mummy and it turns out that she will be 4 tomorrow and not 5 as I had thought.  She is so grown up for her age!!  Ah well, it gave me a chance to add another embellishment with her age on and to solve the posting problem, I made a quick box which actually came from the card that I cut out one of the circles for the topper so it matched up nicely!!  

So here is the finished card :)


Sunday, 8 January 2012

A birthday card for Brooke


It is my friends' daughters' birthday on Tuesday.  I think she will be 5 but a not sure to be honest.  I wanted to steer clear of pinks as I seem to get myself stuck in a rut.  I thought some nice spring colours would be lovely but it ended up more of a summery card with hot orange and yellow hues.  Never mind - I think it turned out nicely.  I used a Tilda stamp and cut out three layers of a scalloped circle.  I used some  small pieces of card and did some paper-weaving for the bottom right hand corner which I think looks effective.  I didn't really have room for the sentiment so I decided to float it using some acetate and let it hang down over the front which makes a change - only problem I have is how I am going to post it!!



Added sentiment to Mark's card


I decided to have a hinged sentiment.... hope you can see how I did it from the photo... I think he will love it!!



Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Mark's Birthday Card!


On 20th January my son will celebrate his birthday.  I never know what type of card to make but I generally go for something topical.  This year I was at a loss so I looked at his Facebook page!!  I saw that he has recently watched and enjoyed a film about robots or something so I did some research and managed to find an image as a focal point for the card.  I used print and cut on my Cougar cutting machine and made the topper.  I used simple silver mirri card as a base and embossed the card with different embossing folders.  It looks really good in real life - it doesn't look so good in a photo but here is is anyway.....


I haven't decided yet about where to put the sentiment... I may add something to the front or might just put something inside.  I'll let you know what I decide!!!!

Pecan's 2nd Birthday!


It is my grandson's 2nd birthday tomorrow.... time absolutely flies!!  I call him Pecan Pie which was thought up by my daughter as a term of endearment.  He really is a cute little boy :)  Pecan loves Thomas the Tank Engine so I thought I would base my card around that.  Hope you like his card.....