Saturday, 29 March 2014

Graduation Book a Easel Card.

Good morning everyone,

It's a beautiful day here in Spalding, so before I go out to sample the sun I thought I'd just say hi. So..... Hi..... I'm off now.  ;) 

Seriously, if ever, today's card was made for a work colleague who's daughter has just graduated with honours. She is now a fully fledged Nurse. ( Now the hard work begins )

I love making wordbooks for cards that are a little more formal. For this one I used a Clipart Fairy image from the graduation kit.

It's such a great image, very quirky. There's another one for a male too, just as quirky. Think I'll have that as my word of the day.....Quirky. :)

The main image is decoupaged to give it a bit of dimension.

The book has three layers, although, with the clever use of stripes it looks like there are more. The greeting was coloured with the colour picker in CAP2 to match the little girls shoes and a bit of black and white spotty ribbon add to the quirky feeling.

Finally, some flowers and card candy and a box in contrasting paper to complete it.  I absolutely love it. I hope Sinead does. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-

Thank you for stopping by, the sun is calling and to all the Mums out there, Happy Mothering Sunday tomorrow.


Jools.   xxx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Happy Birthday with Fizzy Moon.

Hello fellow bloggers,

Hope you are all well and thank you for stopping by.  Taking a break from crafting today because I've had a couple of heavy days using a craft knife and have a dead arm today. Think it's when I hold the ruler on the card. It'll soon go off, just have to rest it. What better excuse to bring my blog up to date.

I've made lots of cards this month but can't post them just yet. The people they're for would see them before the day. I can show today's card because it was my friends birthday Sunday, so no danger of letting the cat out of the bag now.

I bought a couple of Fizzy Moon digikits recently and I'm really loving them. This first one was for Sue, a very good friend and fellow crafter, so it had to be good. We all know how much we scrutinize the hand made cards we receive, we're so bad.

The image is from the Fizzy Moon Weekends kit. Who doesn't love a bit of chocolate, even if it's not real. These kits cater for all occasions, this one has hiking, fishing, photography, allsorts really.

I especially like this kit though because it has this lovely bunting. It only has six flags, but all you have to do is combine two and erase the ones you don't want, then just add the message. In this case it was 'Happy Birthday Sue'.  Lovely, isn't it? 

The kit also includes extra embellishments to decoupage with. Can't resist a bit of decoupaging, makes the image pop that bit more. Of course, a bit of glitter helps.  My Martha Stewart daisy punch provided a nice contrasting border, edged with Tim Holtz distressing ink. A bit of card candy and a big white bow and voila, a beautiful card fit for a queen. Hope you had a great birthday Sue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-


See you soon,

much love,

Jools.   xxx