Sunday, 30 August 2015

a few cards...

I've made a few cards over the last couple of weeks and these are the ones I have remembered to take a photograph of.

My brother's 65th birthday card:

 and a new home card for him too

and some cupcake birthday cards which I clearly forgot to take a proper picture of.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Thank you cards

Following Erin-Rose's 1st birthday and the exceedingly large amount of gifts she received, I offered to make some thank you cards for Adam and Lucy to send out.

I kept them small and simple given that they needed 20 plus and here they are - mostly I made 3 or 4 the same to make it quicker.  I'm not quite sure why they look so pale and pasty here but they aren't in real life.  Of course if I knew how to fiddle with the colours on the laptop I might be able to improve their appearance, but I simply have no idea how to do that and am not sure I want to go there at the moment Lol!

And this is the box they all go in.

All the stamps, ink pads, punches and card are Stampin Up :D

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Watercolour wings stamp set

I absolutely love this stamp set and I can't stop using it.  When I first saw it I wasn't interested and then started seeing examples of cards made with it and I knew I had to have it.

This card in particular took my eye

and I knew I had to case it right away.

This is my version - a slightly different colourway but that's about the only thing I changed.

However, I feel it's a bit superficial -  the belly band makes the card and once you take it off you're left with something fairly plain.  

I made an insert for it but would welcome any input as to how I can make the whole card had the wow factor rather than just the front.

I also made a set of note cards using the smaller butterflies in the same set.

This is the box for them to go it

and here are the cards.