Saturday, June 24, 2017

70 is just a number

Back again

So, I made this card for a friend of the family, who's friend was turning 70 and she wanted a special card.  The lady in question has a Beagle (same as me) so I decided to use one of Mo's Digital Pencil images - not actually convinced that this dog is meant to be a Beagle (as Beagles have longer legs than this, think it is more likely a Bassett Hound) but I decided to declare it as such and used the same colours as MY Beagle- Bum.

This image is so cute in it's own right and I loved colouring her in.  I only used my Copic pens on this card and added a 'Happy Birthday' die cut, which was cut out using my Big Shot and then added some fancy, sparkly gold numbers for the '70', which also came with the two gold stars, as a set from Hobbycraft.  I then just added some background paper, again from my leftover scrap paper stash and three red adhesive gemstones.  Cute eh?

Thanks for stopping by x

Male cards.... Mmm Not my Thing!

Good afternoon,

It's been so hot here the past ten days that I just haven't had any energy to do anything, let alone sit at my computer and upload a few photos. Anyway, as today is slightly cooler, I thought I would take advantage of the fact and upload a few photos from the past few months.

This is a card I recently (May) made for my Brother-in-Law, Brian who, as you can see, celebrated his 60th birthday this year.

The image is a Lily of the Valley stamp, which I coloured with my Copics and Prismacolour Pencils.  The letters are self adhesive, by American Crafts and were purchased from Hobbycraft. 

The stripy background paper was just a piece of leftover scrap from my leftovers scrap box, so I am afraid I have no idea which brand of paper it is. The khaki coloured border around the image itself is from Papermania.

Hope you like the card as much as I loved the overall outcome of it.  To be completely honest, I'm not always that thrilled when having to make cards for men, as even though most men have interests and hobbies (i.e. football, fishing, barbecues etc.) I just find the thought of making a male card, uninteresting and more often than not, it shows in the finished product. However, on this occasion I think I must have really been inspired while making this one, because I was really pleased with the result.

Brian was thrilled with the card (as much as any man could be), which I guess is 'sort of the whole point' so therefore I was happy. He has since kept the card, in pride of place, on his fireplace (which is totally unheard of for him - as he usually takes his cards straight down the following day).

Anyway, hope you like it. Back soon

Monday, June 12, 2017

Birthdays and Anniversarys

Hello again, its me... back again, as promised

Here's a couple of cards I've made recently...

This card was made for a friend of my daughter, she was obviously celebrating her 21st.  I love this image, from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Coloured her with Prismacolour Pencils and Copics and added a few embellishments to finish the card off.

Added a few white dots as well, which is something I only usually do if I am trying to create the illusion of snow, but I think it also worked quite well here, overlapping the background colour.  I personally think, it adds a little birthday 'magic' to the scene, or am I just talking crap? Who knows?

Personally, I was really pleased with how the card turned out and therefore was able to finish the card and be happy with it.

You will see from the next TWO cards, that again, I have used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil, and you will also note that it is the same image each cards.

There is a good reason why I did that.  I wanted to show that it really doesn't matter if you use the same image more than once, because there are so many different ways to colour it or embellish it, to create two completely different cards.

This first card is for a friend of mine who has recently celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary, Congratulations to Mike and Dee and her favourite colour is green, so I was sure to colour the image in those colours and add some matching ribbon and embellishments.

Shortly after finishing Dee's card, my son asked if I could make a card for me and Steve from him, as we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this July. Yes, I do have to make my own cards, including Birthday.  My son, bless him, won't buy me a birthday card, or Mother's Day card because, he says, he 'can't buy one as nice as the ones you make mum'... Awwww bless him, CRAWLER!!!

Anyway, because 25 years is also silver, I created this card in a lovely coral pink with silver embellishments and a really nice sentiment.  I think the sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp. The '25' and the 'mum' and 'dad' were die cut on my Big Shot using Dies exclusively from Hobbycraft called First Edition Craft and they were from sets called Male Sentiment Dies, Female Sentiment Dies and Number and Date Dies.

I haven't used them before now, but they were very reasonably priced and although I needed to buy three different sets to get all the sentiments I needed, they have a wide variety of things you could ever possibly need, for example:

Dad, Son, Brother, Uncle, Grandad, Nephew, Cousin, Boyfriend, Husband and Step

Mum, Daughter, Sister, Auntie, Grandma, Niece, Cousin, Girlfriend, Wife, Friend and Step

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, st, nd, rd, and th

I know what you're thinking, they have duplicated Cousin and Step, as they appear in both the male and the female Dies - yes, this is something they could have done without, but after wracking my brains, I can't think what they could have possibly put in instead.  Also, I know that the Grandad is not how we would spell it in the UK, but I think we'll be forgiven for using it, so I guess for less than £10 a set, it's still not bad.

Both of the anniversary cards were coloured with Prismacolour pencils and Copics and were embellished with ribbons, card candi and adhesive pearls.

Anyway, I hope you like the cards, I'll add a few more later.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

It's been over a year... AGAIN

Hello my friends.
I know it's been a long time since my last post (over a year), but I've had a lot going on which I won't go into detail now, let's just say, I've rarely had time for blogging. Still been busy crafting though, always have time for crafts. Haha.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that I am still around and will be posting some new makes very soon. I have a new computer and I need to upload all my new images to my hard drive so that I can post them on here.  Give me a day or two to sort my head out and, hopefully, you're still around to see what I've been up to.

Hope you're enjoying our 'British Summer' or enjoying the weather wherever you are viewing from.
Take care.

Fae xxx