Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Some cards I've made

 First post of the year, a little later than planned but better late than never :)

 These two cards were made for my daughter to give to her friends on their birthdays. She wanted the shoe die, (one of my new toys), and two similar card but not exactly the same cards so this is what we came up with. I cut an extra shoe and inlaid the insole to give the shoe a more solid look, had I been smarter with my positioning I would now have some extra shoes ready to go when I need them, I was trying to use up my bits so it didn't quite fit. For the red shoe I used a Marianne border die and the blue one was a Martha Stewart punch. Some Marianne Flowers, a bit of ribbon and a few gems finished them off. Daughter was pleased so that's the main thing.
I am entering these cards into the following challenges:
Digi Sketch - Say it with flowers
Paper Take Weekly - Something new, new die
Divas By Design - Celebrate
Gem of a Challenge - Something new, new die
Craft Mojo - Something new, new die

This is my first Christmas card of the year, this first of many I will be making. I used a Crafter's Companion stamp I've had for a long time but never used. I used my new pens to colour it in. I am still learning how to use these to get the best results but I do like them.

I mounted it onto a holographic doily I cut with a die and coloured some seam binding with the same pens I used for the scarf. I think I should have used darker colours for the scarf but hey ho another learn. 

I am entering this one in the following challenges:
Craft Card Makers - Bear with me
Tuesday Throw Down - Stripes
Top Tip Tuesday - CAS
ABC Christmas - Anything Christmas

 This is daughter's version of the same stamp, she also used the Spectrum Noir's, she is not happy with her version, considering she is only 12 and it was her first time using them I think she is being too hard on herself. But I am Mum and my opinions don't count cos Mum's always say your work is good.

 This one is for my cousin's wife on her birthday, not sure what that makes her to me, but she is very nice, so happy to have her in the family. I think the decoupage is a La Pashe one but don't quote me on that as I have had it for a long time. Trying to use up what I have before I buy any more.

 You can kind of see the decoupage cut by my own fair hand, I do like die cut découpage as it is quick and easy but I also like cutting them out myself.

I am entering this cards into the following Challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafting for all seasons - Bright and Beautiful
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Easel cards
Cards Galore - Anything Goes

 This one is for my friend who has been having a hard time, just to say hi and we're thinking of you. She loves cats so I used a Kanban kit another thing I am trying to use up and one of my Sizzix flip it dies. The card stock was  from Create and Craft, my friend gave me some ages ago and I haven't used it but I really like it with these dies so will be using it more from now on.
This birthday card is one for my stash as I need several male cards over the year so having a few already done for those ones I forget is always handy. This is from a Hunky Dory Kit, I liked the different edges to this card.

This one is for my cousins little boy, although he isn't so little any more. I was dancing with him at my cousins wedding and I was glad I had my heels on as he isn't much shorter than me and he's only 11! His birthday isn't until October but this just felt like the right one for him so it will go away in my box after I've filled it in.
I am entering this one is at a new challenge Cards 4 Guyz -Happy Birthday 

 This one was also in the Hunky Dory kit but it does feel like a male card to me I may use it for daughter's birthday as she loves to cycle.

 Another kit, this one from Crafter's Companion, it is an anniversary card which will go away in my stash of cards until I need it later in the year.
I am entering this one in Crafts and Me - Use a heart

I really will try to post more and keep the posts shorter from now on but time keeps running away from me!
Thank you as always for popping by and if you are kind enough to take the time to leave a comment it would be much appreciated.


JayBe said...

You have some great cards and what a good idea to pop them away ready for your occasions.

Thanx for joining us at Cardz for Guys with your birthday card. Good luck.

Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Wishcraft said...

A gorgeous selection of cards! Really love that shoe die, it's fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! these are all gorgeous, I especially love the beautiful shoe.

Donna x

Cazro said...

Great card with super colours, love your design. Thanks for your nice comments. We are so pleased you have entered our first challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and do hope to see you again. Caz

aussie aNNie said...

Wow what stunning display of creations love them all and the decoupage one is so pretty, proudly made cards show through...luv n hugs, annie xxx

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful array of creations! LOVE all the different styles! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

Lin said...

Oh my what a busy bee you have been. So many fabulous creations.

Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card with us. And you can tell your Daughter that her Mum has it right, her colouring is fabulous!

Crafty Cardmakers and More

Kimbo said...

My you have been busy. A great male card for our first challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz - thanks for playing along x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Golly what a great selection of cards you have made,they are all lovely in their own way, Thanks for joining in with us on My Time To Craft this week, Love Hazelxo

Anonymous said...

Hi, These are all beautiful cards, thank you for joining us for our 1st challenge cardz 4 Guyz. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

Hugs Erin DT x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabby card hun loving the stripes and thank you for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown Judith DT x

Papercraft By Carole said...

Hey Scrapcat! What a great array of cards! Thanks for sharing your first Christmas card with us at CCM&M - I think yor daughter's colouring is fab! Cxx PS Love the shoes.

Fiona said...

love the card you made they are fab!! the shoe ones and the bear ones are beautiful. the cards for the men are great. looking forward to seeing more of your cards soon.

Sarah said...

Wow! Lots of wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous selection of cards, I love your new shoe dies.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards, loving those shoes...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

Anne Fenton said...

Your card is beauriful ... thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Feebsy said...

Wow you've been very busy. I really like your first Christmas card, the colouring is lovely and the holographic doily looks amazing.

Thanks so much for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M.


p.s. Tell your daughter not to be so hard on herself. I think her first try at colouring with alcohol pens is much better than my first go!

flossbite said...

Beautiful selection of your work. Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Fiona x

Bettina L. said...

What a cute snowman with bear. Love the CAS design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck, Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday PS I have follower candy: My candy xx

Gemma said...

Thank you for joining us at the CardsGaloreEncore Anything Goes Challenge # 1
Gemma x