Sunday, 9 September 2012

Auntie's 90th birthday easel book card.

Good afternoon everyone,

What another beautiful day, hope it lasts, I'm going away next Monday. Anyway, back to today's card.

I am very recently back in touch with a lady I used to work with, eons ago. The wonders and joy of facebook, love it. Well Rose started following my blog and asked if I could make a card for her Auntie's 90th birthday. Well I think 90years warrants a very special card, so I decided to make her an easel book card. Hope she likes it.

I was told her Auntie likes flowers and wee birdies. This image is an MCS one, from the 'Tattered Lace' collection. The template for the book pages and the backing paper are all clipartfairy.  I imported the book pages into MCS, varied the sizes, then added the image, a verse and the number 90 to the front page.

The sentiment/stopper, is again the front page, with the wording in the same font as the verse. I added gross grain ribbon in yellow, before assembling it.

The flower is made using the the same backing paper and the spellbinder spiral blossom one, with a floral flourish in white, distressed with Tim Holtz shabby shutters. All the layers and the flower were enhanced with glamour dust and some pearl embellishments were added to finish.

I love this design of card, I think it can be adapted for any occasion, I do hope Rose likes it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Digital Tuesday - Shaped cards.
Fab n Funky - Colours of autumn.
Polka Doodles - Whats the word bird?
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Vintage toy colour inspiration.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Layers.
ABC Challenges - W for wishes.

Thanks for coming by, hope to you you again soon.

Jools.  xxx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Birthday Scrabble card.

Hello fellow bloggers,

A very quick post today, but this card has to be one of my favourites for ages. It is so simple, yet so effective.

I'm afraid I can't take the credit for this concept, I saw a similar card on Barbar Grays classroom last week. It was an example for the stamp set for the next class. I don't have the stamp set, which is letters and blocks. So I improvised.

I used Craft Artistist for the tiles. First I had to map out what letters I needed, then  I found a very plain frame with a black outline, added plain, block type letters, as in the scrabble game,  and added a beige background. The worst bit was cutting them all out. 

The background paper is the same one I used for the tiles, I just made it more transparent so it was paler. I distressed around the card with Tim Holtz antique linen, added some card candy and a nice insert, and it was done.

Happy to say that my son-in-law loved it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes.
Inky impressions - Anything goes.
Creative Craft Challenges - All about the boys.
A Gem of a Challenge - A boy  thing.
ABC Challenge - W for wishes.
Heck of a Challenge - Anything goes.

Thank you for taking the trouble to pop by, do come again.

Jools.  xxx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Saying 'Happy Birthday Mum', with flowers.

Hi Guys',

I don't know about anyone else, but September is definately the birthday season for me. I have seven family birthdays.

So here's the first one. It's for my lovely Mum. She's 84 this year. Wow.

Her favourite colour is blue, but I sent her a blue one last year, so seeing as I am still going through my purple and lilac phase, I thought I'd go with that. She loves flowers, so I chose an MCS digi stamp from 'Fanciful Florals', and used promarkers to colour it. The backing papers are Papermania, from their rich purple collection. The spellbinder grand large scallop mat and the grommet 'MUM' tag, are both cut in white 240gsm linen card.

Some purple ribbon from my stash, a couple of pearl hatpins and some pearl embellishments and it's done. Hope you like it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-

Pan Pastels UK Challenge - All about stripes.
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes.
Inky Impressions Challenge - Anything goes.
ABC Challenges - W for wishes.
Heck of a Challenge - Anything goes.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come by and look at my blog.

Jools.  xxx