Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Some card shares from today's class and made at home the last few days

I had a great afternoon card making with tutor Lorraine and the girls this afternoon. We did three straight forward cards and then Lorraine showed us how to do the Spring up ( I think that is what its called) fold that I had been having trouble with for a while. Now I hope I am able to do this on my own at home. Have found this one of the most challenging folds out for me.
The first card we did at class is the fold back card using this floral stamp that was stamped on acetate and we cut it out and then we also cut out the red flower,stuck the two together with a glue dot and used the script background to attach it to.
The next card was a black and white hummbird card very simple as Lorraine had already done the kindy glitz part for us we just had to round the corners and stick it all together.
The next card  we did was very basic but simple and as I say effective and the photo says it all really.
I have done this Christmas card as part of the 200 that I am doing for the Christchurch city Mission. I used my Christmas Cuttlebug folder for this cut it up and used the top part of the folder, smooched over the green ink and attached it to the card. Very quick and easy to do.
Enjoy yoru viewing

Friday, 23 July 2010

Cards made over the last two days

Hi there have been busy making some more cards again over the last couple of days. Two are for a design team call that I have decided to try over at http://icsketches.blogspot.com/.
One is a Thinking of you card to send to a family whose wife/mother was on one of my Yahoo groups and who died suddenly the other day. The other cards were cards that I just played around with. One took me 10 minutes to make as I used stickers for this.
I have been writing to various organisations around New Zealand asking them if they would like home made cards donated to them to distribute to people who maybe are suffering from Terminal Cancer, or who are unable to afford to buy cards that kind of thing and last night I had a reply back from the Christchurch City Mission saying that they would love to have cards to distribute at Christmas time. They suggested around 200 or whatever amount I felt comfortable with making so am going to make a start on this soon as I realise Christmas is now fast approaching us.
Here are the cards that I have made. Enjoy.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

A weekend of card making


It was a good weekend to get caught up on card swaps that I signed up for for the month of July. I had to do a music one so used the Cuttlebug Allegro folder for the background and printed off some free sheet music to use as I didn't have anything else suitable here.
Also did a Thank You card using the fold back fold and turquoise cardstock for this card.
Had to make a direct to paper background card as another swap so used my Versa colour inks in violet, lilac and pink for this. I love going back to some of the older techniques like this and the huffing technique which I did a wee while ago. They are so very easy to do but you ted to forget about using them with all the new stuff that is around just now.
I had to make a card with the theme of Time so used my favourite fob watch stamp for that and the purple card is for a sketch challenge and a monochromatic purple swap I had to do.
Enjoy my shares.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Some more new cards and family stuff


Well can't believe that Ali has been at the LSV course at Burnham Military Camp for six weeks now and has his March out parade and Graduation ceremony tomorrow 10th July. Am hoping to get some photos of Ali in his Army uniform so that I can do a mini scrapbook album of him .
I have been doing some cards in the last week or too for various swaps that I am in this month. That is one thing about not working as I was I have more time to do these now and instead of rushing them can really plan them out more.
Oh and talking of work the Good Lord as answered my prayers and blessed me with some more respite care work for which I am very thankful for.
The cards that I am uploading are various ones, one is a card map with the tag as the central focal point,
there is one iwth just a single flower stamp and sentiment ,no background no designer paper no embellishments. I did enjoy doing this one and also made use of the huffing technique that I learned again at card class earlier this year. I made two more Christmas cards both using Cuttlebug Christmas folders that I purchased from here http://www.ohmycrafts.com/. I specially like the Winter Woods folder but also am starting to like the Christmas Wreath one as well.
Have a nice day and thank you for looking