Monday, 22 April 2013

Thank You card

Today I have a thank you card to share with you. The butterfly file is one I bought from the Silhouette Store which I've welded into a shaped edge card. The card stock is silver pearlised which I've made into my 6 x 6 card. I've put fuschia pink vellum behind the butterflies to make them stand out. The sentiment was made with my Cameo, it's great to be able to make a sentiment in a variety of fonts and shapes. I've finished my card with matching ribbon and a few gems.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Butterfly edge card

I thought I'd show you this very feminine card before I get busy into the weekend :-) The butterflies are from a file I purchased from the Silhouette Store but I've used just part of it and turned it into a shaped card on my Cameo. When I was learning to do this my talented friend Adele kept me right. My card stock is a lovely pearlised lilac, one of my top 5 colours, I added sparkle to the butterflies with glitter which has a tone of lilac in it. The backing paper is from a stack of Riverbank Revels. I cut my the sentiment which is again from the Store and added some sparkle afterwards. I've kept the insert the same size as the main card to you can see through the butterflies.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

I'm kind of back

Hello crafting friends, well I'm sort of back but I hope you will bear with me if I just post perhaps every few days, even stretching to a week. Also again please understand that I can only manage to visit you all around the same time. I'm coping much better but I need to stay active to help myself mentally and physically or I will be the worse for it and end up back where I've struggled from.
I do have a card to share with you today. I've learned quite a lot but I will show you the easier ones first.

As you see it's a silver wedding card. Learning to put a number in a frame is quite basic but that's where it's best to start. I edged the numbers with Stickles which I've not used before and I can't say I'm that thrilled, I'm more of a brush girl I think. I've put silver mirror card behind the numbers in keeping with the theme. The flower is a petal pairs punch which I layered with foam pads and then edged with Stickles. I typed the word Celebrate into Studio, added the layers and made up my sentiment. To finish I've added ribbon with silver hearts on it and placed a few gems between. I've since made this card up in other numbers as numbered cards are handy to have in your stash.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Dear crafting friends

If you saw my last post you would gather I was feeling a bit under pressure. Well I've had to visit the doctor re pain (yes again) and he says it's stress affecting my gullet. I didn't imaging that with the pain where it is that it would be that. However though I don't feel stressed like I did before I am feeling a bit of pressure and I have a couple of worries so I guess he's right. So I'm going to take my medication and take 2 or 3 weeks off my blog and visiting, hope you all understand why. I still want to chill out and craft, keep up my learning on my Cameo but I need to get myself out of doors, meet up with my dear friends, walk in the country etc as I know very well that if I don't this will just get worse. Action needed now I think. Happy crafting my dear friends. Polly x

Friday, 8 March 2013

New Baby Boy

Sorry I've not posted in a while, to be honest I've been playing with my Cameo trying to learn how to design. sometimes it all goes wrong :-( At last I thought, I had done something worth showing you, took it off the mat only to find it was in two pieces, didn't show until I removed it. Oh well, I have to try or I won't learn but so far more is in the bin than is useable.
So today I'm showing you a very simple card I made in a hurry when I had my Cricut Expression. I cut the shaped card on my Cricut. The paper is from my older stash so not sure where it's from. The image is from way back when I was into ready made images (seems light years ago) but as the baby ones were pretty I hung onto them. I inked the edges of my card with Distress Inks. The ribbon is from my stash, I hope you can see it says "Its a Boy" on it. The die cut is a Spellbinders with I cut on some pretty shaded cardstock. I added a few gems to finish.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Flower frame

Good evening ladies. I made this card in no time at all thanks to a lovely template by Shirley. I wanted to have a break from concentrating for hours as I have on the last two cards. I like to have a few cards in my stash without a sentiment so I can use them as and when needed for various occasions. I made the card on my Cameo from lilac cardstock. After trying many colours to use underneath the the flower cut out I went for white as nothing else showed it off as well. I added gems to the flowers, lilac ribbon with a tiny bow then flower gems to echo the flowers in the card and I was done. I think less is more for this card.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Fairy Shaped Card

I'm rather pleased with myself as I've made my first cut file card on my Cameo. As you see it's a shaped card. I'm sharing this file with you here Many thanks to Adele who advised me when I was tearing my hair out. This is the same fairy as I used on my clock and it's from the Silhouette Store. First I cut out the card it'self in cream cardstock. Then the Fairy in lilac and added her as a topper. I've put acetate behind her wings so that when I added the sparkle those areas would be transparent for realism. I've also glittered the outline of her wings and her sash. The sentiment is another 3 layer cut in two shades, again designed and cut on my Cameo. To finish off I've added a lilac ribbon printed with hearts and a bow. The top layer of the insert is cut short so it doesn't show behind the fairy.