Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Long time no see

It's time to revamp the blog.  I have been making cards for the past year, but things get in the way, and I have not been taking pictures and posting.  Stay tuned for new content and updates :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Life lessons through cards

Patience and ingenuity are two things that I am learning through making my cards.  This is another anniversary card I made for my other sister-in-law.  The peacock image is from the Art Deco cartridge again.  Same thing - it makes a very pretty image.  Do you ever buy a block of patterned paper for 1 sheet, and wonder what you will do with the rest of it?  That is how I feel about a block of glittered and glitzy animal print paper.   However, the peacock feather print made the ideal background for the card.  I wish I hadn't used the white as a background - it is too stark, a cream would have worked better.
I am learning patience piecing these sort of images together - lots of small pieces and layers.  However, when it go to the TINY, tiny little pieces that were to go in the center of the peacock feathers in the image, I just though no way - I think I will need to get a Xyron machine, because I just knew I was going to have issues gluing the little instead, I used some of my glitter glue.  It added a little bling to the card, it served the purpose, it looks really good, and it saved my sanity.  Good result all around.

Daffodil Anniversary

Yes, I am really enjoying working with the Art Deco cartridge.  I made this as an anniversary card for my sister-in-law's anniversary.  I had not looked at the cartridge for a long time, and I am  glad that I did. I find anniversary cards difficult, so looking for nice "blank card" type images and these daffodils are great, and will also make nice spring cards, and St. David day cards.  Not that St. David's day (March 1) is a huge holiday here - St. David is the patron saint of Wales - my grandmother was a proud Welshwoman, and none of think it is just coincidence that she died on March 1.  Daffodils and welshcakes are the tribute every year.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


This is for my niece's baby shower.  I got the main idea from a card I saw on pinterest.  I hadn't planned on using a black onesie, but I had actually cut it out for the colour on the other side, but when I put it down on the card upside down (just put it down, did not glue it down), I just liked how nicely it popped.  The 3 onesies are on pop dots as well.  I used the same black to out line the 2 lighter ones, and the purple from the other side of the black to outline the black one.

Male Birthday

 I find cards for guys more difficult - I guess because crafting and homemade cards just seems so girly.  I got this card from Make a Card Monday on youtube.  Simple enough.  I have hold myself that I cannot buy anymore block books of paper unless they have a lot of more "masculine" papers in them (essentially, no more florals and butterflies and pink polkadot type books).

Owl Anniversary

Okay, so the Owl Birthday card was so cute, I used the Owls again for my parent's anniversary card.  Owls again from the "Create a Critter" cartridge.

Owl Birthday

This was a really cute card.  I made this for a little girl turning two, so the front (obviously) says "who, who" and on the inside I wrote "Who's 2?  You!".    The owl and branch are from the Cricut cartridge "Create a Critter".