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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Twins are twice the fun

Good afternoon!
Here's a card for new twins one of each flavour!

Please excuse the photo it was taken in a rush before being whisked off to it's new owner.

The stamp is a delightful one from Lili of the Valley coloured in with my spectrum noirs of course. Papers are from the Lili of the Valley Nitwit collections and I've used my spellbinders to cut the twins out

The card is held closed with ribbon and I've used blue and pink for this, it opens from the left when you untie the bow and the sentiment is hidden by the front panel followed by a verse inside the card. Both printed on my computer and cut out with my dies. This is one of my favourite card designs and the scollaped edge card blanks from Craftwork Cards are just right for it.
I am entering this card into:
 Joanna Sheen's Challenge blog - Layer it up  
Crafty Blogger's network Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wedding invitations

I was asked to make invitations for my brother's step daughter's up and coming wedding.

After chatting with her she knew exactly what she wanted so I didn't have to plan out samples for her to view, her design was very simple and classical.

Her colour scheme is a lovely sage green and white so I matched ribbon to this, I used plain white card and printed the text in silver using my silhouette machine. The bows were all made using the bow maker on my Ulimate Pro - I couldn't hand tie 50 perfect bows!!

There were 2 boxes one of the wedding invitations and one with evening invitations in:

These were made out of centura pearl card, decorated with the same ribbon and stamped with silver ink using stampin up stamps.
As usual I forgot to take pictures of them before sending to the bride but she has obliged and photographed them for me.  

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Froggin Molly

Good morning all hope you are having a good Sunday.

This is unknown territory for me 2 blog posts in as many days - but I just love colouring the Digi-stamps from Lacy Sunshine.

Of course I had to purchase this one - Froggin Molly - just like my Mollie! I've done her colouring as near to my Mollie as possible, wouldn't be able to get her hair to stand up like this though - it's just too fine!

Again I've used my Spectrum Noirs to colour her and the delightful little frogs, I've even tried to place a shadow in the net of the frog but not sure it shows up in the photo. the papers are from Lili of the Valley -  another favourite of mine and are matted onto core-dinations card. A bit of card candi from Craftwork cards (Do you know they've opened an outlet store in Leeds!!!!) just adds the finishing touch.

I will also be entering this into the Lacy Sunshine blog challenge  pastel colours are another favourite of mine!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

The girl with octopus hair!

Say hi to Maggie or as Mollie refers to her the girl with octopus hair and wearing her mummy's hat and dress..............but it's naughty to steal other peoples clothes so she's got some flowers to say sorry!
The things kids come out with!
Anyway back to the card as I said this is Maggie - Springtime girl! One of Heather Valetine's wonderful digi-stamps.

using my Spectrum Noirs I've coloured her in my favourite colours.

I've used Crafter's companion embossalicious folder on some core-dinations card to frame her with some spellbinder die-lites for edges - the purple card looks a lot darker than it is in real life!

The backing papers, ribbon and buttons are from my stash and the gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid

The reason for doing this card is to enter into the lacy Sunshine blog challenge which you can find here: http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ and hopefully get a certain design team lady to stop nagging me!