Wednesday, 28 January 2009

katesacraftybugger: My best friend's birthday

katesacraftybugger: My best friend's birthday

My best friend's birthday

I made this for my best friend who is a big fan of the designer Cath Kidston, i love the cute little rose that is on the indie cart and thought it would match her style a treat - so Happy Birthday Lynn !

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Grace is 8

I made this for a pony lover ,i used PDDU. MF and a cuttlebug alphabet and embossing folder

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Kim's 50 th

I hardly had to do anything to this one , the gorgeous paper(DCWV) had done most of the hard work !
I added triple embossed chipboard letters,a couple of sizzix swirls and some adhesive gems. oh and a flower (sizzix too) and there it is done !
The picture does nt show it too well ,but the paper is glittery !

Thursday, 22 January 2009

sister's 18 th

I had to do this for a workmate , i'm still a bit unsure of it - like maybe there is something missing
i used wildcard again for the background and for "sister" the 18 is chipboard that have been triple embossed .- i hope she likes it

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Lily's Christening

I made this one using wildcard cart for the panel. The cute little bunny is a sizzix die and the letters for her name are cuttlebug dies.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

re- posted instructions to make the fold out cards

After receiving many requests for instructions for my fold out cards , i thought i would post them here
They are all unique and cut by hand so i dont have any cut files i'm afraid. in fact none of the cards were made with the cricut .
Still interested ?
OK here goes-
firstly glue together enough card blanks in a concertina style allowing one side for each letter of the name.i used A4 card folded in half to make A5 card blanks.
you could use the cricut to cut out your letter shapes and mats, just make sure they will fit on the card blank without overlapping the edges.
I use microsoft word to get the letter shape i want, mirror it and print onto my chosen patttern paper.i then cut it, mat it and cut again. (the advantage to doing it this way is you can use any font style you have in your computer).
now you can glue your letters to the card -one per panel
beware of long names -your desk may not be long enough ! oh and watch your spelling !

now comes the tricky part- the cards are now double thickness so you may get through a few blades !
Cut out the parts between the letters,making sure that you leave a border top and bottom of the cards to keep the cards together .
You may find it useful to draw lightly your cut lines and shade wher your cut outs will be ,to make sure that you dont cut too far and chop a letter off ! Trust me you don't want to do that !
Your card shape is now ready to decorate !

Monday, 12 January 2009

Jack's door plaque

this one is a little different to my normal thing , i've never done a door plaque before but it is very popular so i dont think it will be my last. very difficult to photograph though so i had to scan it.- the scanner has missed the edge off ,but you can get the idea !

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Yet another fold out !

this was for someones little princess for her 1 st birthday

dan's guitar

this is the one i made for my son last birthday he said it was "Well cool" !


here,s another !

Hello Kitty christmas

i know christmas is nothing more than a not so distant memory to us now, but i wanted to share this one . the green is only a background and not actually part of the card , but it didnt show up very well on it's own

Love aperture card

Friday, 2 January 2009

You've Mooved !

I just love this cow from the paperdolls cart so when my niece asked for card for her friend who'd just moved i knew just the thing to use !