Wednesday, 25 February 2009

just for you

i made this for my mum, she has to start chemotherapy tomorrow so i wanted to let her know that i will be thinking of her x


This is a leaving card for one of my work mates i used paper pups cart and sizzix dies . the paper was a freebie in a new mag and i must say i was impressed with the quality of the freebies and the mag ! the mag is calledd creative cardmaking .

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

instuctions for fold out name cards

ok, nobody seems to be able to find them on here- archived too well i think ! so i'll do them again
firstly take A4 sheets of card( 12x8 inches)and fold in half to make A5 card blanks-(6x8 inches ) stick these together concertina style until you have enough panels to spell out the name you require.The front panel will open the the opposite way to a regular card ie the fold will be on the right.
using DS place the letter you want (cut the shadows first ) on your mat and stretch to fit easily in an area 6x8 .make sure you have enough space to cut round and dont allow any overlaps then do the same for all the letter shapes.If you dont have design studio you could cut them on real size 5.5 just check they are not too wide for your panels .
i have also used microsoft word in the past to print the letter shapes and then cut out free hand , meaning that i can cut any type font in my computer - SCAL users could do this easily with the cricut too.
Mat each letter onto its shadow ,then glue one letter to each card panel, taking care with the spelling.
Now comes the hard work , because you have to cut this bit by hand , the card stock is now double thickness so it can be quite tough on your blades -oh and on your wrists .

Leaving a border about 1.5 inches at the top and bottom of the whole card to keep your letters together ,lightly mark with a pencil, the areas that you wish to cut away. It is very easy to cut too far so be careful !
Your card shape is now ready to decorate

new baby Jaiden

Another of my popular fold out name cards this time for a new baby boy . colour scheme had to be beige and brown , so i immediately thought of these adorable bears from GO-KREATE.
I also used various cuttlebug embossing folders and coredinations black magic card

Sunday, 15 February 2009


a strange theme for a birthday card i know , but the recipient is getting some chickens for his birthday from his wife so who am i to argue ?

imogen's 1 st birthday

this one is for a little girls first birthday

Friday, 6 February 2009


Wow !I have been busy this is my third card today !!! i love how this one came out , it looks even better to the naked eye as the scanner has nt picked up all the fine glittery detail

two more i made today

Firstly there is a valentine for my friend to give to her hubby and then a thank you card for another friend to give to a lady who referred her for her new job

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

beach wedding anniversary

this is for a couple who are returning to their beach wedding destination to celabrate their 10 th anniversary .i have tried to recreate the clothes they wore and to show the palm tree that was planted for them on their wedding day

Monday, 2 February 2009

Chris' birthday

a little birdie told me .....
this is for our friend who is celebrating her 60 th but does nt want anyone to know !
she is a bird lover -hence the little birds from the 50 states cart