Thursday, 20 July 2017

Home for Christmas


When I saw the prompt for Pinspirational 195, I thought straight away of a Hunkydory topper that I knew I had somewhere. I have a few boxes with Christmas stuff ... eventually I found it and so I've used it on this card. I backed it with a dark blue snowflake piece of card, backed on to a pearlescent red card blank. I added a piece of glittered washi tape across the top, a  sentiment 'A very Happy Christmas' across the topper and some punched snowflakes using some silver mirror card snippets.

This is the prompt picture for Pinspirational 195:


and here is my card (very difficult to get a photo ... tried several times ... because of the foiling, including silver foiling on the car that doesn't show up):


This is also for:

12 months of Christmas 31: anything goes
Dragonfly journeys 96: Christmas in July
Cardz 4 guyz 174: Christmas in July
Deep ocean 159: Christmas in July
Crafty gals corner 132: Christmas in July
Creative moments 122: anything goes + option: Christmas in July
Little red wagon 403: Christmas in July
Cardz 4 galz 52: Christmas or winter (think this could be for male or female)
CRAFT 425: Christmas
Aud sentiments 184: Christmas in July + a sentiment
Hiding in my craft room 309: Christmas in July
Di's digis: Christmas in July
The paper shelter 303: holiday time
A snowflakes promise 42: anything goes
The merry Christmas 26: pattern paper
ABC Christmas: O for old - all supplies are old
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Pile it on 132: primary colours
Make my Monday 50: travel

Repurposed diamond anniversary card


I was asked to make a diamond wedding anniversary card with very little time to get it done. I looked through my dwindling stock of cards and remembered one that I did and blogged here:


I took off the birthday greeting panel and added two other sentiment panels instead, adding the hearts, which actually look the right colour on the card, but look  odd here because of the flash photo (no time to take any better one as I had to hand the card over quickly). I took out the centre of the big flower and added a silver 60 instead, adding some silver gems - adding the same top right and bottom left (hard to see on the photo).


The recipient was pleased, which is the main thing - wish the quick photo did it more justice.

This is for:

Crafting by designs: recycle reuse repurpose
Nordsalten hobbyklubb 159: anniversaries
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper

Golf 80th birthday


This is a commissioned card. The sentiment card is Kanban and the golfing background paper was from PDA card and craft a long time ago. Stickers were from a set - the gold bag is like a faux leather - lots of texture.


This is for:

Moving along with the times 50: age as a focal point
Paru  July: birthday
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper

For a wonderful daughter


Another commissioned card, this time for a daughter for her birthday. Background paper is Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey (lovely and glittery, but doesn't show up here. The rose topper is from a little vintage booklet from The Works and the butterfly with pearls added and the flower and sentiments are from stash.


This is for:

Paru  July: birthday
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Alphabet: I for insects
Country view crafts July: things with wings
Through the purple haze 129: anything with wings
Scrap-cards 98: things with wings

Layers and layers of flowers for birthday


This was a commissioned birthday card for someone who loves flowers and gardening. I used Hunkydory supplies, using the topper as a 'window' on to the fainter picture underneath.. It was very fiddly to add all the little pots and layers of flowers, but worth it for the final result.


This is for:

Paru  July: birthday
Mod squad: layered florals
Daisy chain 10: floral
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
My time to craft 350: in the garden
Cute card Thursday 487: summer colours
Eclectic Ellapu July: summer colours
Cards und more 14: anything goes with summer

Racing along to wish happy birthday


This was a commissioned card for a 50th birthday for someone who loves formula 1 etc. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the pennants spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY - a fiddly job, but worth it. Supplies are Hunkydory.


And the inside decorated:


This is for:

Moving along with the times 50: age as a focal point
Paru  July: birthday
Make my Monday 50: travel
Fab n funky 360: use a patterned paper
Word art Wednesday 292: anything goes