Sunday, May 30, 2010

Graduation card

my mam asked me to do a card for my cousin who's graduation from high school in the states, i had a hard time thinking up this one, i was really at a loss for what to do as i have no images for graduation or anything else either, i searched the Docrafts gallery and the search brought up nothing, i looked it up on Google and found a few cards similar to the one i made, they were exploding cards, but i thought the academic cap part of their cards was great,

i started with yellow card and cut it 8cm X 8cm then cut some purple pearlescent 8.5cm X 8.5cm and some black card 9cm X 9cm. this would make the "top" of the cap, i choose Purple and Yellow because they are the colours of my cousins high school (found out from their website) well the colours are purple and gold, but yellow would have to do. :) i matted the card i'd cut out together,

next i made the tassel i took yellow embroidery thread wrapped it round three fingers a few times and cut it, the i took one end of it and tied a new bit of thread to it, to hold it together, i then wound the thread round the main body of the tassel and cut this and tied a knot to keep it secure, i left a bit of extra thread on the knot so i could attach it to another piece of thread that would act as the thread to attach it to the cap, then (if you're still following) i cut the end that didn't have the thread wrapped around it to open out that end, next was to attach it to a piece of thread so it could be attached to the card, i did this and put some glue at the joining knot so it wouldn't come apart, i also spread a bit of glue onto the long piece of thread to stiffen it,

next i used a little purple brad to attach tassel to the "cap." I put the "cap" onto some foam i have and pierced through the middle, then tied a small knot in the thread and put it between the two prong bits at the back of the brad and put the brad through the hole in the "cap." Then i lined up where i wanted the "cap" on my card and pierced a hole in it also and put the brad through it too.

Next i put the sentiments on it, a congratulations Nephew on the "cap" and on your graduation on the card, then i added some star peel-offs cos i thought the bottom of the looked a bit bare. i also put some eyelets in the bottom corner, 1/8 size two yellow and a purple. i used my crop-a-dial to set them.

next i use peel-off letter to put well done on the inside.

i think it turned out quite well considering i'd didnt have a clue what to do when i was asked to make it. :)

thank you everyone for all the comments you have left on my other cards and for any you leave on this.


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Floral Challenge Card

another challenge card, made with all scraps of paper i had left over from other projects, except for the peel-off flowers,

i think it could be used as a male birthday card even though it has flowers on it. what do you think?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Forever Friends Challenge,

I took part in The forever friends challenge from the Docrafts forum, the challenge was to use the colours Red and Green, Blue and Orange or Purple and Yellow, so after having a think about it, if i picked Green and Red i think i would have done a christmas card, Blue and Orange a boys card but i pick Purple and Yellow, the only other thing is it had to include a Forever Friends image.

i used purple daisy paper from the hawthorn and bramble paper pack as the backing paper, which i matted on to a 4x6 white card, then i cut two strips of yellow paper from the yellow (sunshine) Capsule collection matted them across the card. Then i stamped a forever friend image on cream card with Black Memento dye, i coloured him in with promarkers vanilla, blush and ivory for his skin, purple and yellow flowers, green vase, and cool grey for the shadow,

i mounted the image on purple pearlesent card and rounded the corners, then i stamped a "Just for you" sentiment in Purple vivid ink, let it dry for awhile then mounted it on the same pearlesent card and rounded the corners on it too.

i finished it then with some purple buttons from the capsule collection and some gems from my stash, two purple and a goldish one.

i really enjoyed making this card, i'm not very good with pormarkers yet but i think the bear turned well this time, all considering, i hope the girl whos running the challenge likes it, :)

thank you for looking.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blog candy from Alizabethy

Alizabethy is offering blogcandy, head over to her blog to enter

Friday, May 21, 2010

another sympathy

when my mam and dads neighbour saw the other sympathy card i did she asked me to do one for her, i came up with this, just trying to keep it simple.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

with sympathy

my childhood best friend's granny died, made a sympathy card for her family,

Sunday, May 16, 2010

post pals

hi i did a card for one of the kids on post pals, it said in his bio that he like to watch timmy time, so i knew i had to make him a card with Timmy, i hope he likes it poor little mite,

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thank you ~@ngie

I just want to give a quick shout out to ~@ngie who has been making lovely banners for everyone, she made mine and there is a link to her lovely blog and her collection of lovely teddy images on the side of the page

Thanks again for my beautiful banner

Love is in the air

i finished the chipboard album with Scampy's photos, its the first type of thing like this that ive done, i usually make cards but when i saw the chipboard album i could resist

i basically used paper i had from my stash, my idea was i would put in photos of Scamp doing the things he loved and put captions beside them,

Scamp loves.....
to Bark at people
to sit in the sun
to be loved
to sleep
to hide
he REALLY loves to sleep
to play games
to model, snap

jus above the photo of him with Darren is says "to be" its not very clear.

not a great photo but it says "to play games"

and the very back page is a tribute to him and the last photo we have of him,

R.I.P my beautiful Scamp, i hope you are having fun chasing cats in heaven xxxxxxxx

Thursday, May 13, 2010


hi all, this is my 1st post in my new blog. I'm hoping for it to become a place to show off the cards that I make. I'm working on a scrapbook/photo album with photos of Scamp (our dog who just passed away) ill post images when i have some done