Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Silver Wedding Anniversary Card.

Hi Guys',

A good morning to my fellow bloggers, from a beautiful sunny Spalding, cold, but beautiful. Thought I'd share one of my several silver wedding anniversary cards that I've made in the past couple of months. Did something relevant happen in 1988, or is it just that my friends are of that age group where they're all celebrating their silver wedding? I think it may be the latter.

Todays card was for one of the girls at work, to give to her loving husband. The brief was to incorporate some kind of invitation for the special trip she'd planned as his present.

The card was designed in CAP2 in neutral cream, black and grey, to make the card more masculine. The backing paper is a simple broiderie type design, in cream and grey and to add that special touch, I stamped 25 randomly all over it. For the greeting I made a tag with calligraphy type text, in keeping with the wedding theme.  I added shadows to give the appearance of depth and finished it off with a heart embellishment. It was then attached to the card with black and silver ribbon.

The invite part was the most troublesome, so I decided to make another tag and put it into a pocket.

To finish, I added some decorative cut-outs, using the same design as the backing paper, with some black card candy for extra detail.

I boxed the card, again using the same design as the backing paper.

Hope you like it and thanks for popping by.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :- 


See you soon.

Jools.  xx


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Happy 8th Birthday for a Boy.

Hi Guys',

Just thought I'd do a quick blog post before I take my pooch for a walk. She'll not be getting one later, the wind doth blow already, but at least the sun is shining. Here comes the storm, perhaps the weathermen are getting better.

Anyway, enough waffling, down to business. My only brief was that he's a typical boy, oh, and he's a twin. Non-identical though, because the other twin is a girl. I'll post her card another day.

I designed the card in CA2, my fave toy, using an image from Clipartfairy. The number eight was created by typing a chunky no8 and dragging it into the punches section on the right, thus turning it into a punch. I then punched out the number from some blue paper and went into format to add some visual effects.

 In this instance I just ticked the 'bevel and emboss'. I love to play around with the visual effects, trouble is, I forget what I did to get the effect and usually can't replicate it. That was until I found a tutorial on one of the 'Creative CAPpers' group pages. Go take a look, a very helpful group.

 I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz stormy skies, added some flags and candy and personalised the topper by adding Joel's name to the side of the car, before cutting it out and  mounting it with mounting foam.

That's all for now, my pooch is getting a bit stir crazy, so off to wear her out.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-


Have a lovely day and thanks for popping by.

Jools.  xx