Sunday 8 February 2015

Bookmark and Card

I finally think I'm getting over this horrible illness, that seems to keep reappearing, so many bugs and illnesses lurking this time of year and certainly in weather conditions like we've been having.
Today though the sun has been kind to us and is shinning bright, finally some warmth in the air.

I do love to colour, especially when I'm feeling under the weather, blanket, TV or Music and my beloved Promarkers - I bought some Kenny K Stamps to 'help' hehe.

I was asked to create a card for a young lady who was turning 13, who only wears, purples, reds and blacks, I was left to my own devices but of course, these would be the colour materials I lacked in.

Fortunately Kenny K's gorgeous Kitty Katastrophe and my pens were to the rescue. The only deep purple paper the store had was this beauty, so I worked with it and used my black and white card I had in my cupboard with an embossing folder to make it match the purple card stock.

The embellishment in the top left corner is a handmade bookmark which I made myself with some purple beads I had in my stash.
I do love a good card with a matching gift, for an extra special touch.

I hope those of you who have also been ill are recovering well and continue to do so and those who haven't managed to catch anything continue to stay healthy.
Have a good rest of your weekend.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday 7 February 2015

Pair of Triple Layer Poppy Design cards

I have some exciting news! 
You may have seen me promoting the amazing The Isobel Craft Collection monthly sales (join their current event for great products at spectacular prices) Well they now have their very own fabulous range of goodies and I have been chosen to be part of the design team.

For my first card I've used the beautiful sentiment stamp 'If friends were flowers, I'd pick you.' from their sentiment pack and I've mixed them with Kanban's Poppy stamp set.
Sentiment stamps are an essential and The Isobel Craft Collection have captured many occasions in their one sentiment pack, which also includes some beautiful floral corners and a few images too, beautiful, easy to use and clean, great value for money.

This is my first time using the triple stamping layer technique.

R.I.P Paul

Unfortunately a friend of ours passed away last month,
 Taken too young, but it was a beautiful ceremony and I'm just glad his is no longer in pain.
He can rest now.

This is the card I created for his family.

Using a clear stamp, ink, embossing powder and a heat gun, I heat embossed the pattern around the outside of the biggest layer, which was created using the Glitter Girls, Bookatrix, embossing board.

I then cut out a layer of Silver card and matted it onto a piece of navy card which I ran through my die cutting machine and embossed it with a floral embossing folder.
Using a Creative Expressions border, from a their Lattice Bow die set, I added a central panel.

Attaching it to the rest of the card with foam pads and double sided tape to make the 'page' dimensional.
The Lilly image is from Crafts U Print, decoupage sheet, matted onto some silver mirror card, cut out from Spellbinders scalloped circles.

As well as the verse on the front of the card, I attached a personal note to the reverse.
I'm very glad that she love the card, I will always be thinking of her, no one should loose their child.

You will always be in my heart, Paul.