60th Wedding Anniversary

A very dear friend and her lovely husband, will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary later this week.  Sadly we aren't able to visit them, as they are very sensibly self isolating, as are we - so I've attempted this envelope board box card.  There is an opening card behind this front.  I hope I'm able to send it safely - but will find a box to fit it.  I would love to make a box for it, but I don't have card large enough - thanks to Sam of Mixed Up Craft for the tutorial.  I know I'm rubbish at arranging flowers, but think it'll be OK.

Love is in the Air

Just another little post to add to my Valentine cards of a few days ago - I've used a little die and some spongeing to create this tranquil scene - I hope you like it.

I created a stencil for my circle shape, using a circle die to cut a plastic folder cover.  I try to cut the plastic to my card size for better placement.  I'm happy with this card:)  The words were cut from a larger die cut, which read:  Do what you love.  Very handy!

This was my first effort at using the cut dog and cat - but somehow I feel it looks too contrived - perhaps there is just too much space around the focus.  The sentiment is from an old Stampin' Up! set and reads:  with you .... is my favourite place to be.  Isn't that lovely?

Love, love, love is all you need!

Such a hot day yesterday, so perfect excuse to stay in my air conditioned craft room, and make a selection of 'masculine' Valentine cards.
The split heart die needed 5 different papers, so that meant I could make 5 cards!  I've not photographed the fifth card - don't know why - but I'll add it to the end of the post.  I chose these bolder colours, rather than the softer, prettier tones usually used for valentine cards, because I thought  males might appreciate the style of these more - what do you think?

Here is the 5th card
and a further card, made by inserting arcs from various size circles into the edge of the large heart.  The striped background is vellum (Stampin' Up from a couple of years ago).

Hope you are all keeping cool on an even hotter day today, and keep safe!

I Heart You

Here is a 30th birthday card I recently made for my son-in-law's eldest daughter - she will be visiting for Christmas and has some exciting news to share with the family, in addition to turning 30!  We are very happy for her!

I love using the heart shaped rosette for feminine cards - and the colours of white, pink and gold were requested by my daughter who ordered this card.  I'm very happy with it and hope Kyra loves it too.

Ballet girls

My card for today is one I've made as a request for a little dancer who is turning 4.  The three girls are dies, and there is an extra shape to create the skirts.  To coordinate the tops, I just coloured the  tops in a singlet shape to match.  I had a lot of fun creating this card and the buyer was very happy with it too!

Recent Birthdays

My first card is not for a specific birthday but I had a lot of fun colouring those cats!

A 90th birthday for a member of our Book Club  - I've used the Cascade design - it deserves to be 'special' doesn't it?

One for a grandson - turned 22 a couple of months ago, using Stampin' Up stamps.

And if you can see the subtle 95 on the bottom right corner, you'll realise how special this card is!  I used some beautiful Christine Re paper and a design by Sam Clayton of Mixed Up Craft.  It's called an Arrow card and to make it display better, I add a stand to the back so it tilts back slightly and shows off the front better.  I've made quite a few of these this year, and they all look pretty special.

2019 Christmas cards

It's already near the end of the year, and I'm back again (Dame Nellie Melba??) with a few cards I've been making.  I'm not yet showing the more personal cards as they haven't been sent but these are the 'fun' cards I've enjoyed making.

Using the stamps from Christmas Gleaming by Stampin' Up - paper from my stash.

Some gnomes and dies

A raccoon die I had fun putting together:}

The hole in the wall is popular this year, and I used last year's Santa already stamped and coloured to place in that wall.