Sunday, 29 September 2013

Special card for a little boy

Hi All the card I am sharing with you all today is a card that I was commissioned to make this week. The brief was that it was to be a bookatrix style card, have a matching gift box, and it was  to have a Noah's Ark theme and this is what I came up with
The gift box
Card inside the box

If you have any questions or if you would just like to leave a comment please feel free,
Thanks for stopping by today until next time 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Some more wedding cards

Hey all, its a miserable day here today looks like winter is definitely on its way, good news for us crafter's, we can stay inside snuggled up creating away without feeling guilty :) Today I would like to share with you two wedding cards I made this week. Both cards were for the same couple and both cards were made using the glitter girls embossing boards but as you can see they are completely different.
Two Hearts

   The Two hearts card, 6x6 square, is made from Open Hearts and Tall Stories board, I embossed and cut two hearts of different sizes from the board, then using an orange Artiste ink pad I inked two different embossing folders and after placing a heart in each folder I ran them through my big shot I then gave each one a blast with the heat gun to ensure the ink was set. Both hearts were then edged with peach lace secured with hot glue. I matted and layered 2 layers of card and paper, each sheet 1/2cm smaller than the one before the hearts are adhered using foam pads and I made a pocket using the same paper and card and edged with lace to hide the join. The butterfly and corner decal are both stamped with the same ink as before, heat embossed with holographic embossing powder, die cut and finished with gems.

Lovely Lace
For The Lovely Lace card, I wanted to try something I rarely do, monochrome,this one is made from the Celebration Board, the base of the card is cut to 24x19cm and scored in half, this ensures the first layer from the board fits nicely with an even boarder around it. I embossed the full shape on the board 4 times and each time I cut off another layer, if you cut carefully you can use the left overs on another project so as not to waste, the large oval layer was edged with ruffled lace, as before, and each layer was then added to the card alternating between using double sided, and foam tape. The sentiment was printed from my laptop and cut with an oval shape cutter, I then heat embossed this with a triple layer of clear embossing powder and finished with gems, the corner piece is made from spellbinder dies and flowers and pearls from my stash and the rings are a Marianne die.
Lovely Lace and matching box
Because of the unusual size of the card, and to make it that little bit extra special, I made a matching box from the same card, I decorated it with an element from the same board and the lace and gems I used on the card. Thank you for stopping by today and if you have any questions please just ask, bye for now
Nicola :)

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Colouring with promarkers

Hi all Today I would like to share with you my latest obsession, ahem I mean passion, colouring with my promarkers - when I first started I was completely overwhelmed and didn't know where to start to say I was scared is an understatement  but  then I came across Sarah Hurley on create and craft and I was hooked,  from watching

Sarah and using some of her hints and tips I got the confidence to have a go myself. These are some of the first pictures I coloured as you can see  and as you can see I didn't really know what I was doing as regards colouring and shading but I enjoyed it so much I just wanted to keep colouring, and practice, practice, practicing. I bring my markers everywhere with me, I find colouring so relaxing, I even took them to the beach.
 These are some examples of cards I have made using my coloured images which are a mix of rubber and digi stamps. I Still only have four sets of   markers so far but they are a great foundation as they are a set of skin tones, skin accents grey tones and brights  so there are huge scope for different colour combinations and I am gradually adding to my collection as I go along.  thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my work if there is anything I can help you with please get in touch bye for now Nicola x

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Wedding Card

Hi All, the wedding season is still in full swing, I have been asked to do lots of wedding cards lately, so  today I would like to share with you a wedding card and matching gift box I made this week
 using the Glitter Girls Celebration Embossing Board, some spellbinders dies, a
 heart punch and some gems.

The card is an easel style card

It has a full size card on the front instead of just a single layer of card, this enabled me to put a printed verse inside and room for a message to be written, there is also a pocket inside for the "gift". The sentiment is printed and heat embossed and the hearts are punched and embossed and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Thanks for stopping by today, if you have questions or, there is anything I can help you with or maybe you would just like to leave a comment please feel free I would love to hear from you
Till next time Nicola x