29 January 2010

It is not often you get asked to make triplets congratulation cards, but I found this a lovely challenge and a joy to make. I had two cards to make. One for parents and one for a grandparent. For the grandparent congratulations card, I used some lovely paper brought from Janette's garage sale sometime ago to use as a background, with some ribbon along the top with 3 buttons. The baby gro's I made from my sizzix machine and used silicone glue to give them a 3d effort. The wording I made from my computer playing with the fonts and mat and layered them on using silicone glue to given dimension.

The Congratulations card, I used some lovely paper brought again from Janette's garage sale. I used my sizzix machine to make pink and blue teddy bears and gave them white tummies. I mounted these onto to rounded edge card with matching colours. I then personalised the card by putting the babies names on under each teddy bear using my computer. Added some ribbon and buttons. For the insert. I used the same paper for backing of the front of the card and then mounted the wording with pink and blue card into the card.
Hope you like them. Michelle x

15 January 2010

Harley's 3rd Birthday

Just finished it. I had no idea what card to make for Harley, all my PB, House Mouse & Sugar Nellie's stamps just wouldn't be suitable for my little tearaway. So opted for a picture from the internet and I know he loves' 'Chuggington'. So here it is. I can't believe he is three already. It only seemed like yesterday when we were up for over 17hrs at the hospital waiting for the little devil to pop out! My word, don't we know we've got him now...bless...nanny loves him to bits.

14 January 2010

Wedding Concertina Book

I've made a start on some books as we have a few craft Fayre's already booked for this year. Completely handmade from scratch, with various papers and card sourced from all kinds of places and people. I hope you like it. Jeanette

13 January 2010

Terry's Birthday Card

It's Terry's (my partner) birthday on Saturday. The same day as my grandson's, Harley, so a busy weekend coming up. I hope it doesn't snow. So anyway after my evening class I made Terry his card. Love this Penny Black stamp (mind you I love them all), especially the animal ones. It's a great general image as it suits male and female cards, of various ages. I glittered around the candles to give a bit of sparkle. I hope he likes it! Jeanette

12 January 2010

Harley's Birthday Cake - Roary

I didn't plan to decorate Harley's cake this evening but Michelle is a little under weather so the next couple of evenings I shall be helping her out a bit. So very quickly had to finish the cake. To be honest it was a real rush job and have skipped on the finer details but I'm sure he will like it. Some how I'm going to have to make his card and Terry's my partner as they are on the same day. I guess I will have to do those late into the night tomorrow. Hope you like it. Jeanette

Son's Birthday Card

I have lots of birthdays this weekend. Here is one of them. It's my partners son's birthday on Friday and this is the card I made for him. The stamp came from Las Vegas and it's the first time I've used this one. I've coloured it with whisper pens and a water brush. Use glossy accents on his eyes, teeth and the pool balls. Bit of glitter on the bubbles. Added the word 'son' which I did with my Cuttlebug, used various backing papers from stash, then finished of with a few brads. Hope you like it. Jeanette

10 January 2010

Fairy Wishes

I was supposed to be studying tonight but crafting got the better of me so here is one more post tonight just it case I don't make a posting tomorrow as I will have to double study instead....boring! I don't know who the maker of this stamp is but I bought it from Janette from 'Card and Chat' and it is a beautiful image. I've added some glitter to add a bit of sparkle. Hope you like it. Jeanette

My 2nd Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Well I'm going to have another go. I think I could get hook on this. If you want to have a go too click here. I've used 'Dressed Up'. One of my fav's as it is so versatile. I hope you like it. Jeanette

Sugar Nellie - Hamish Fixing Tractor

Here's a card I made today - such a cute image. It's a Sugar Nellie stamp called 'Hamish Fixing Tractor', and is coloured by Whisper pens and a water brush. I've started to invest in some Pro markers but not sure how I should be using them yet. (Still experimenting). The sentiment stamp is from Magenta, and I have added and little brass spanner/wrench. I have no idea about the background paper I'm afraid. Hope you like it. Jeanette

8 January 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I'm having my 1st go at a blog challenge. Something I've been wanting to do for over a year now and here's the first. Not sure it's appropriate with all this snow and ice around, my card is more for spring time but it is celebrate a 'New Year'. I hope you like it. Jeanette

7 January 2010

Baby Girl Concertina Book

This book I started before Christmas, I can't believe it's taking me so long to finish it. Simply not had the time, but getting back in the swing of things now. The front cover has wire word 'girl' from PM. Picked this up at a bargain price of .25p a couple of years ago and I think it is the last one now.......but who knows, I seem to find things buried or forget that I've got them!! I'm sure you know what I mean. Some of the inside pages are stamped which is from 'Anita's'. It does belong to Michelle, but we share everything, don't we Michelle!!Lol....she knows what I mean. Also stamped the titles Name,Date,Time, Weight & Length which people like to fill in and added a few embellishments from my stash. Hope you like it. Jeanette

6 January 2010

Granddaughter Card

I love this image, you can do so much with it, and I use this one a lot. Can't stop as I have to get back to my revision yuk! Jeanette

3 January 2010

Men's Birthday Card

Had a great day today - went to the panto at The Pavilions in Bournemouth with my little grandson Harley. It was Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs with Su Pollard and was hilarious. I think I may have enjoyed it more than Harley! So again not much time for a card but have done 'another' quickie but not for any one in particular. I really like this image. I shall be using this for 'Father's Day' cards - well you've got to think ahead!! Jeanette

2 January 2010

Dora Birthday Card For My Niece

It will be my little Niece's birthday later this month and not wanting to leave it too late I've got her card ready. She loves Dora and this image comes from a CD that I purchased from Ebay. I've decoupage it and added a big pink flower on it...like most little girls she loves pink. Hope you like it. Jeanette

1 January 2010

First Card of The New Year

This is such a quickie card as I've only just returned from the shops picking up a few bargain Christmas stamps and birthday presents and didn't want to fail in not making a posting on the first day. Clearly I need to practise on my photography but I'm sure that this will come in time. I have many birthday cards to do this month so will post them as and when finished. Looking forward to a fresh start. Hope you like it. Jeanette