Hello Stranger!

It has been a while(again) I am slowly getting or attempting to get back into a crafty routine, which is proving easier said than done.

I made this card a while ago for a friend to give to relatives, the wee baby has a Silver Cross pram and the card was to reflect that.

 

donna prams

I used lots of Stix2 products including the card blank, 3d Foam, double sided tape and card stock.

I hope you like the card, I promise I will try and post more often.

C x

Card with Sarah Hurley Sentiment Stamps, Banner Cameo Files and Stix2 Stardust Glitter Card.

Hello, I am slowly getting back to crafting and blogging after my extended break.  Today I am sharing a clean and simple card using Sarah Hurleys Sentiment Stamps, Sarah’s Cameo files and Stix2 Stardust Glitter card.



1  Select which colours of Stix2 Stardust Glitter Card you would like to use, I opted for a black base and contrasting bright colours.

2  Lay down your base layer, then cut 3 different sized banners from the colours and one white banner to stamp your sentiment onto.

3  Put your card together and the sentiment of your choice onto the white banner. Place 3d foam behind the banner to give the card some dimension.
Ingredients
Sarah Hurley Banner Nests from the Silhouette Design Store


Thanks for popping by today, I hope you like the card.

Happy Friday Eve!

I am slowly catching up with things here inbetween nurses visits and day to day life. 

Today I am sharing a graduation card I made for someone who recently received their BSc.

The main image is the DNA of Seratonin, and the background paper is the Periodic Table.  I used my trusty Cameo for the border and the wee caps! 

The recipients favourite colour is red, so I managed to use that as the matting layer.  The recipient loved it and I hope you do too.

Remember and pop back soon, Carol x

First Holy Communion Card.

Hello, this month of May is whizzing by! This is traditionally the time for First Holy Communions and I was recently asked by a client to make a card for a lovely wee girl who was making hers.  I had a mini panic as I have never made one of these cards, hard to believe but true!  Thankfully within my ever growing digi stash I had some gorgeous papers that are perfect for such an occasion.

I decided to keep the card fairly plain and simple and let the images do the talking.  I used my trusty Cameo for the Chalice and Cross shapes, and even managed to use the “Nesting” function for the first time ever after watching a fab You Tube video on the British Craft Network, I now know I need to watch a LOT more of these type of videos lol.

How cool is that? All with the click of a button!

I matted and layered the images with pink card, and popped the centre one onto 3D Foam Pads to give the card some dimension. 

Ingredients
Digi Papers
Cross & Chalice from Silhouette Design Store

Thanks for popping by, hope you liked the card, Carol x

It’s Almost Easter.

Hi, it’s Good Friday and I thought I would make something to reflect the time of year it is.

 I was lucky enough to be treated to a Cameo electronic cutting machine a few months ago and I still have the new machine “fear” and realised I really had to use it rather than just download lots of Sarah’s yummy files.

I thought I would make a card using one of Sarah’s new designs and chose the  Easter Page Mat. When you open in onto your “Drawing Area” it opens as a 12″x12″, but that is easily sized down and I will try and explain how I did that.

I wanted to use a 6″x6″ card, so decided to make the cut out 5.5″, to do this I selected the whole image, clicked on the Scale tool, typed in 5.5″ and ticked the lock aspect option.  It resized it perfectly to leave me with this. 

I was feeling confident, so decided I wanted to layer the cut out, and knew I could do it easily using the Offset tool.  I wanted it to just have a nice frame, so chose 0.1″ as my Internal Offset. The result was this;

You may be wondering why I am working on the right hand side of the page…this next step will explain that. I clicked on the internal image, and dragged it over to the left of the page. That way I could do the two cuts on one pass through, and use two separate colours of card;

I sent them to the Cameo to cut, then went about picking out matching backing paper and some sparkly bits. Et voila, here is the finished card…taaa daaaah!!

Ingredients

I hope this shows that once you overcome the new machine fear, you can have lots of fun making pretty things. 

Remember there is still time to enter our Challenge this month and the theme is Stitching – Real or Faux.

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend, and a lovely Easter, Carol xx


I would like to enter the following challenges;
4 Crafty Chicks – Sentiment only, no pictures.
Sassy Studios Designs – Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Little Red Wagon – Easter Parade