Sunday 14 December 2014

I created the base of my card from 2 A4 sheets of peach, pearlescent card stock and 1 A4 sheet of gold mirror card, embossed from the Glitter girls bookatrix embossing board and hand cut out.
I added gold border peel offs around the outside of the base sheet and embossed the centre sheet with a floral embossing folder, ran through my Bigshot.
 Foam Pads added on the reverse of the pages to attach and add the layers, extra strong double sided tape down the centre to make sure it is held in place.

Train stamped image was coloured with Promarkers, for a couple who loves trains, I added some heart peel offs to add to the golden anniversary theme.

I printed off a verse from my computer and added some peel offs and glittered stickers to match the overall effect.

I cut the AND and the TH for the 50th out of the Grandfather peel off. ;)
 Flowers were placed down the centre to finish off the golden anniversary card for the train and garden lovers.

♥ I hope Bill and Flossie had a wonderful 50th Anniversary and many more years together. 

Saturday 13 December 2014

Baby Boy, Blue Buttons

Mixing a freebie from Dragon Lair Designs when they were previously The Stamping Dragon, crib and my favourite baby digi from Mo Manning, Spit Happens, I created the baby card below.

I couldn't decide if the white stars were too plain but wasn't sure on the blue glittered stars.
Which do you prefer?

Friday 12 December 2014

Framing Cards

Stella Strawberry.

 Framed cards as a statement piece and can turn any card into a decoration or keepsake, they can make great gifts, the frame finishes the card off.

3x Freebie Decorative Papers from previous magazines.
2x A4 Red Card Stock cut using spellbinders dies and guillotine.
Stamped image Stella Strawberry - using a rubber stamp, acrylic block, Memento ink pad onto white paper, coloured with Promarkers.
Cuttlebug embossing folder, seeing spots - used on a circular piece of white card stock.
White Glitter, Letters and Numbers glitter stickers from the Hobbycraft Range.
All glued down using adhesive and placed into a red 6x6 frame.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Boy Blue

Prototype Boat Card

I created my prototype template using recycled kraft card, trying out new shapes.
Loving the different look, half and oval and a triangle, made the perfect boat base.
This was tested with the Lili of the Valley, Sailing Boat Stamp, Marianne's anchor and starfish dies, Hessian twine and a selection of papers.

I'll definately be trying out making my own card bases in the near future and trying out new shapes.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Bright Dinosaur

All of this was used to create the following card

Machines: Cricut Expressions and Big Shot
Tools: Clever cut mini and Hole Punch
Cartridges: Plantin School Book and Create a Critter
Card stock: A4 Card x5 Colours, 6x6 white card and envelope
Embossing Folder: Spots and Dots by Cuttlebug
Dies: Spellbinder Circle
Adhesives: Double sided tape, Tape pen and PVA Glue.

I adore bright coloured cards, so it was a delight to create a brightly coloured, personalised birthday card for Luca who was 3 years old and absolutely adores dinosaurs.
This was the first time using my Create a Critter cartridge with my Cricut and I can't wait to include some more of the adorable creatures onto my projects.

 (Front of Card, ready and bagged)
 (Inside of the card)

(Front of the card) 

(Cricut in action)