New House, I drew the toadstool and wrote the words then scanned them into my ScanNCut. The machine cut them out. The background I printed using my Gelli plate.
Click above on the title ‘Chinese New Year’ to see the card and lantern. Chinese New Year, 2014 the year of the horse. We celebrated in London, went to a lovely restaurant.
Click above on the title ‘February Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. There are quite a few February birthdays, the month starts with my sons birthday, he needed lots of candles. Happy Birthday. Then there is my niece’s birthday she is 8 yrs old. Then my brother in law.
Click above on the title ‘Gifts 2013’ to see the post. Here is a collection of Christmas Gifts that I gave in 2013. Firstly napkins, I made 8 altogether have to admit I was still sewing them after Christmas and had some help with the sewing from my mum. I managed to get them finished just [...]
Click above on the title ‘Christmas 2013’ to see all the cards. Christmas 2013 was very busy. I didn’t make such a variety of cards as I managed last year. In fact I didn’t give as many cards as last year, which was good because the card making took second place to the printing of material [...]
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Click above on the title ‘December Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. A birthday card for my Aunt. My eldest son’s birthday, 33 years old, can’t believe I can have a son so old, I am too young.
Click above on the title ‘First explorations in the material world’ to see all of this post. First batch of material printed and ready to go. Never printed my own material before, made it into a pencil case, with lining and zip. I think I need a bigger gelli plate, as attaching two pieces of material together [...]
Click above on the title ‘October Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. My niece’s birthday, now she is into double figure, pink no longer seems right so went for purple for a preteen. First time that I have coloured myself the ribbon so that it matches the colour scheme of the card. The little square [...]
Click above on the title ‘Christmas decorations’ to see all the content of this post. I started Christmas decorations, I know it is a bit early, but was I the mood to make the lanterns. For the crackers I used the tonic die, it was all so easy. Christmas candle, first attempt.
Click above on the title ‘September Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. This card I made for a dear friend with whom I work. Gelli plate print with stamp design added. The second card I made for my nephew who is a student. The third card was for a colleague at work. The final [...]
Click above on the title ‘Gelli plate art’ to see all the cards. Handmade stamps made from foam sheets make idea printing equipment for the Gelli plate.
Click above on the title ‘Cards I made at a Clarity Workshop’ to see all the cards.
Click above on the title ‘Cards given to give away’ to see all the cards. So busy making cards that I am beginning to have built up a stock so gave these cards away so that they can be given to others.
Click above on the title ‘August Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. Rob’s birthday this month, felt the bright and beautiful was the way to go. My nephew is an archeologist, so thought the idea of buried treasure might be ok, however I am a bit worried it looks a bit childish and more [...]
Click above on the title ‘July Birthdays’ to see the card and present. Only one birthday for July, but with the beautiful summer weather made a flower card and this the present, which seemed ideal for my friend on the summer evenings on their caravan holidays.
Made this pretty mini file, great for keeping stamps, paper clips, rubber bands and all those little items that tend to get lost on the desk.
Click above on the title ‘June Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. A busy month that started with my mother’s birthday.
I made these for a very special friend, she loves her garden and so these seemed ideal for her birthday.
Pam and Diane are raising money for Dementia Adventure by climbing the Three Peaks whilst Mike and his friends are doing the yacht / running race. Pam and Diane are climbing Snowden, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, I am exhausted at the thought, but wish them luck and hope they raise loads for Dementia Adventure.
Congratulations to Toby and Becky on their engagement
Click above on the title ‘May Birthdays’ to see all this month’s cards. May is well on its way and these are this month’s birthday cards.
Congratulations to my friend and her husband on their wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary to my husband. Gelli plate designed frame and Cricut heart and letters. Congratulate my sister and her husband on their wedding anniversary.
Click above on the title ‘Congratulations’ to see the cards. What a star, Rob was brilliant in his recent performance and definitely deserved the card. The ‘something to crow about’ card was for my sister who ran the London Marathon, first time she has ran this far, very proud. Congratulations also go to my son [...]
My son moved recently in London so I sent this card hoping he had settled in. The landscape at the back is of London, it was a present and I used it before embossing which made it look more like it belonged as part of the card. Used the Gelli plate for the frame of [...]
This has been a busy month, here are a couple of cards, there are more to come.
I made these two cards this month, and a few more it has certainly been a very busy month.
Click above on the title ‘Get well soon cards’ to see all the cards. Had to change this card and take off the mask and hat as it looked too scary. Also added the back page of ‘Laughter is the best medicine’. The little pink Get well card below I gave my friend last year [...]
I made this card and it was getting quite difficult to get the balance right with the layering and embellishments. Finally I cut velum butterflies with the Cricut Picturesque Cartridge. Then as I needed to post it and didn’t want to flatten the butterflies I made a box with the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge. Then [...]
I was given for my Birthday the Cricut cartridge ‘Sweet Tooth Boxes’. I made one of the cake boxes for my sister’s birthday and that turned out to be really simple. Then I tried to make two little milk cartoon style ‘house’ boxes for my great niece and nephew. They took a long time to [...]
This card I made for my Mother, unfortunately I had bought a new glue which really couldn’t cope with her hot room. I will glue it all back together next time I visit with a stronger glue.
I made this card in a hurry for our new Neighbour. Unfortunately even though I tried to make it very quickly, the neighbours had only visited their new house for the morning and had gone before it was finished. Never mind perhaps they will visit next weekend, or the card will just have to wait [...]
Click above on the title ‘Teddy Birthday cards’ to see all the children’s cards. The teddy cards were fiddly but fun, I used the cricut Teddy Parade. For the Hello Kitty card I adapted the Teddy’s face, added blocks on the side to make the whiskers.
A card for my husband. I built the hearts up by glueing together cardboard hearts that I had cut out on my Cricut. I used Washi tape which was so easy to use.
A card for my son and his girlfriend who were celebrating the Chinese New Year.
Happy Birthday cards for Friends. Click above on the title ’Happy Birthday cards for Friends’ to see both cards. Pretty and Pink, simple use of different papers and textures. Can you see the subtle difference?
Click above on the title ‘Birthday cards for men’ to see all the pictures. Happy Birthday cards for men. The boat card I made recently for my brother-in-law. The green parcel card I made for my son. I made the front of my son’s card quite sometime before his birthday and then wanted to make [...]
Click above on the title ‘Thank you cards’ to see all the Thank you cards. Thank you cards. For Christmas I asked for and received a Mini Cricut. This has made card making easier for my hand that has limited movement and it is a lot less painful. The first things I made with my Cricut were [...]
Click on the title ‘Christmas Cards 2012′ to see all the Christmas cards. Christmas Cards 2012. Started making these in September, was unsure whether I was going to be able to make enough so as not to have to send any bought cards. Do click to see all my Christmas cards. [...]
Advent Calender Christmas 2012. I saw an example of this advent calendar in a card making shop in Melton, I felt I just had to make one. I researched on the internet and eventually found the supplier of the kit. The kit was made by Kaisercraft in Australia and I had to wait for it [...]
Little bags I made these sweet little bags for my nieces. In September 2012. I used a Sizzix die to cut for the bags and then filled them with sweets.
Click on title above to see all 3D Pop up cards. 3D Ball of grandchildren. This card was for my mother, it had photos of all her grandchildren. I made this in June 2012. It was my very first attempt at card making and I was pretty pleased with the result. It took me two [...]
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