Wednesday, 18 August 2010

18th birthday card

It seems ages since I posted anything - just keep forgetting!
This afternoon I made a card for an 18th birthday for a Tottenham Hotspurs supporter. Their colours are mainly white with a touch of navy blue - not very exciting so I added some gold.
The image was a digi I purchased then coloured with Promarkers. I then used a lot of gold and navy mountings with metal gold lettering for his name and gold painted chipboard for his age and the Spurs symbol - hope he likes it!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Vilma's card

I was asked to make a card for an 80 year young ballroom dancer so I chose this pretty decoupage from Jolly Nation. The colour of the dress dictated the colour scheme so I thought a soft peachy, apricot would go well with the light teal. The colours look softer in real life - scans always seem to emphasise them.
The flowers are made from Nellie Snellen embossing punches joined with Pinflair glue - the first time I had used either - and I am pleased with the way they turned out.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Emma's birthday

Here is another birthday card I have made - we have so many family birthdays in May! I could not find the inks I wanted so had to settle for this Kaleidocolour one but it turned out quite prettily - just not what i had in mind at all.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

more cards to make

I will show you the card I made for Emma (James's mum) tomorrow and I have just received an order for a 70th birthday card for a lady who likes ballroom dancing - should be able to make a lovely card with that theme. I also have to stamp and paint a batch of 15 cards for a lovely lady in US who runs a dog rescue centre. She buys cards from me regularly to send to the dogs (or the owners!) she has rehomed - such a lovely idea. I'll scan some of those too - they are Penny Black images and just delightful.

Clare's birthday

Here is another family birthday card - this time for my daughter-in-law, Clare. She is doing an energetic keep fit routine at the moment so I thought this decoupaged image was appropriate. The tiny buttond toned really well with the papers.

James's birthday

Lots of family birthdays this month and here is the card I made for my grandson, James. The image is a decoupage and the gromit is in toning colours.

Max's birthday card

It was my partner's grandson's first birthday recently and this is the card I made for him. He has a toy giraffe so I thought I would stamp and colour one with Promarkers. I triple mounted it and then stuck it onto textured green card like grass.