Thursday, 30 August 2012

More Wedding Cards for the Happy Couple, with Tatty Ted and MCS.

Hi Guys,

Bit rainy today, so what better excuse. Mind you, don't really need one, I could play all day in my craft room, how about you? Got loads of family cards to make for September ( does something happen in December? ) so thought I'd post these last three wedding cards before I get cracking.

This first one is a picture window card. This design has been quite popular with my customers, and at the craft fairs. They can be adapted and personalised for any occasion. It's a My Craft Studio design from the 'Crystal Sparkles' collection, I just change the colours to suit and the image is from the 'Enchanted Romance' collection.

The inside was personalised with the details of the wedding and ribbon added to emulate the brides veil. I love the 3d effect of this card, the way the windows open to reveal the bride and groom.

To finish, I added a pearl heart embellishment from my stash, and a wordart sentiment and of course, I had to do a box to match :) 

This second one is a 'Tatty Ted' easel card from my Docrafts 'Especially for You' cd. I love this image, it's different and sweet. It's not too difficult to cut out and decoupage either, there are no small fiddly bits.

It's a large image, so I used an 8x8 card blank. The easel shape and floral flourishes were cut from silver satin mirri board using spellbinders labels one and floral flourishes. The backing paper is from Clipartfairy, which I also used to make  the spellbinders spiral blossom flowers. A spellbinders grommet tag sentiment, some white ribbon and a silver coloured cross and the card is finished.

Finally, this last card was chosen by the brides Mum. If you'd like details you can find it here. The only modification she stipulated was that she wanted teal pearls, to match the brides colours, and a see through panel in the box. I also added the bride and grooms names and the date of the wedding, instead of the wedding day tag on the original.

I put killer verses in all the cards, spent a long time choosing just the right ones. My sister said they had the desired effect, not a dry eye to be seen.

Hope you liked them all and hope that they may inspire you in some way, especially if you're lucky enough to be allowed creative licence on such a special occasion, as I was.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges :-

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - It's a Gift.
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals or Teddies.
Gems, Reddy, Teddy, Go - Anything goes.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you have as much pleasure looking as I do writing it.


Jools.  xxx

Monday, 27 August 2012

Wedding Cards for that Special Day.

Hi blogger buddies,

Hope you're all well. Been very busy making wedding cards ( five in all ) for the wedding which I made not only the invitations for ( here ), but also six drawer cards, for the bridesmaids gifts ( here ), so all in all, I've had a wonderful time creating for this special day.

I think the biggest challenge was to make all the cards very different, while keeping to the briefs, here are the first two.

I think this first card is my favourite, it was ordered by the grooms mum. She wanted her grandchildren to be able to give their mummy and daddy a special card on their special day. I think it has a lovely fairytale feel to it.

The whole card, which is 8x8, was designed using the MCS graphics program. The images are all from the 'Papercraft Library' collection in the finest filigree section. The bride and groom were placed in the bird cage, which was cut out and glittered, before being shaped and mounted with foam pads to give dimension. I also added a Mummy and Daddy scroll in teal, to the bottom of the cage. The backing papers are from my Docrafts 'Especially for You' cd.

The butterflies are of some significance. These were an important part of the brief. There is one for each of the children, the teal one for their son and the two orange ones for their daughters. The colours were also in the brides bouquet. To finish, I added a key charm and some white ribbon.

My second card was for  the brides brother and sister to give to the happy couple. The brief here was to design a young card, so I decided to use my 'Clipartfairy' wedding car design set.

The car was printed twice and then decoupaged for dimension. I added red glitter to enhance the break lights and all the other red detail and glamour dust around the main design.

White and silver ribbon and some pearls were added to finish.

I am entering these cards into the following challenges :-

My Mums Craft Shop Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary.

Hope you liked them and thank you for popping by.

Jools.  xxxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

With Love From Saturated Canary's Ava.

Good afternoon bloggers,

Well, isn't the weather glorious. I will not mention, at all, that it's incredibly hot, because that would sound like I was moaning, and I wouldn't dare.

I've been trying all weekend to post this card, for some reason blogger wouldn't upload my pictures. Anyway, went onto blogger help and it suggested I change my browser provider. Changed to Google Chrome and VOILA, I was not only able to upload pickies, I can now upload multiple ones. Go figure. Just have to find all my favourites now!!!!

So, today's card features a Saturated Canary digi stamp called 'Ava'. 

I used promarkers to colour her, in pastel pinks and beiges. I do love Saturated Canary digi's, the characters are all wide eyed and modern. I used my spellbinders grand labels eleven to make this card. It's a sort of a rocker with a flat bottom. The card is 240gsm linen in cream and the backing paper is from my Docraft 'Woodland Folk' cd.

I added plenty of pretty flowers and flourishes to emphasise the pretty topper. The flowers are MCS in various colours with glamour dust to the centres and the flourishes are made with my spellbinders floral flourishes die, distressed with Tim Holtz spun sugar.

To embellish I added some white gross grain ribbon from my stash and a metal flower from GSC imports. Finally, I added a with love tag from cardart, secured with a butterfly brad.

 I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Passion for Promarkers - Shaped cards.
Papertake weekly challenge - Spots and stripes.
Inky Impressions Challenge - Pearls &/or bling.
Moving Along With The Times - Anything but square.
Craft Punked - Flower power.
Polka Doodles - Tags.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Heavy metal.

Thank you for coming by and visiting my blog. Later's.......

Jools.   xxxx

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Denny the Dinosaur says Happy Birthday.

Hi Guys,

Been over a week since I posted on here, had a few wedding cards to make, so they've been keeping me plenty busy. Trouble is, I can't post them until after the 18th, so I thought I'd have a break today and do something a bit different.

So here's today's card, it's a birthday card featuring Denny the Dinosaur. Isn't he cute. It's a freeby digi stamp by Pink Gem Designs ( I've had to edit this post because I put the wrong company, sorry Janet ) and I'd not used it yet, so thought I'd have a go.

I used promarkers to colour the image, in my favourite colour I might add, then it was matted onto lilac co-ordinations card, using my spellbinders grand big scalloped circles die. The backing papers are docrafts, from their especially for you cd. Flowers are MCS, printed in various colours, with a glittered centre.  Spellbinders floral flourishes have been added in lilac and purple and two parchment butterflies, made using the pergamano butterfly grid. The gems and ribbon were taken from my stash. Finally, the celebrate tag is from cardart.

Hope you like it, I certainly enjoyed making it, a nice refreshing change.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Going round in circles.
Digital Tuesday - Recipe. (1image,2papers,3flowers,4gems)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes.
Fab N Funky Challenge - Pearls or rhinestones.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Bingo. (diecut/free/glitter)
Inky Impressions - Ribbon.
Forever Friends - Something new.
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Something new.

Thanks for visiting my blog and do come by again.

Jools.  xxxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Happy Birthday Son with Tatty Ted.

Hi Guys,

What a lovely day, got loads of gardening to do and we must make hay while the sun shines, or so they say, so today's card is a nice quick one that I made for my son's birthday.

The entire card is made using components from my Docrafts 'Especially For You' cd. I absolutely love this double cd, it's so versatile, there's something for every occasion. My son is quite a dapper dresser and  has a vast collection of smart suits and lovely ties for his job, so I thought this image was ideal. The decoupaged character is quite large, so I used an 8x8 card blank, with a simple blue polka dot backing paper to keep it simple and a contrasting 'Me to You' border to break it up.

The decoupage was quite fiddly to cut out, but I enjoy doing it while watching telly. So I print loads off and then cut them out at my leisure. Perhaps I should start taking some to do in the camper.
The sentiment tag is also on the cd and I just added 'Son' to it, using the text tool. I attached it with a blue brad, added a bit of blue card candy and voila, done. I love it and so did my boy. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Digital Tuesday - Monochromatic.
Forever Friends (fortnightly) Challenge - Anything goes.( Use an animal)
Gems - Ready Teddy Go - Anything goes & blog hop.

 Hope you enjoyed my blog and thanks for coming. Hope to see you again soon.

Jools.  xx