Sunday, 16 August 2009

Thanks for your Kindness

Hello again! Just thought I would post a card that's taken some time to put together to thank someone for remembering my birthday at the end of June. I've finally managed to get my hands on some EZ mount to make use of a second hand sugar nellie stamp purchased from ebay.

The papers are all (apart from silver mirricard) from My Mind's Eye 'Bloom & Grow' collection (6x6 paper pad) which is available to buy from The Glitter Pot (£3.99, great value for money, perfectly scaled for card makers and good quality paper. I used a black dew drop Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad to ink up a Sugar Nellie stamp called 'Bunny with Flowers' and coloured in the image with Ciao Copic pens. Flowers are by Prima, brad centre by Papermania, leaf frame made by placing one fo the Sizzix Sizzlits dies from the 'Flowers, Branches & Leaves 3 Die Medium Set'. Sizzix Sizzlits dies work just as well as Cuttlebug dies in the Cuttlebug, cheaper and designs are larger in size. Orange Organza ribbon is by Chatterbox and image embellished with flat backed pearls secured by using Anita's 3D Clear Gloss Finish as an adhesive. To frame the card, I have hand drawn stitches using a green and orange metallic gel pen.

As you can see, the inside of the card has also been completely decorated as its an extra special card! Inside I have used the remnants from the sheets, cut labels for messages using the 'Nestabilities - Labels 1 die set) and some green Papermania flower and leaf shaped gems for a little bit of sparkle : ) 'Best Wishes' is from a See D stamp set (can't recall the name sorry) and the main message inside is by Penny Black Inc is a wood mounted stamp. Thanks for visiting!

Daffodil & Buster Doodles

x x x

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Mother's Day

Here's some cards I made for my mother-in-law and mother for Mother's Day earlier this year, around the time we were arranging moving home.

The first card is made using a Mother's Day kit from Papermania, die cuts, basic pink paper roses and prima flowers.
Papermania die cut letters have been embellished using some old odd gems (round and heart shaped pearls, gems) and glitter using Anita's 3D glossy accents as an adhesive and gloss to give the letters a raised look.
Lime green patterned ribbon is by Chatterbox.

The inside is decorated using the remnant paper strips from the kit.

The second card was made for my mother for Mother's day. Magnolia Tilda stamp used called 'Well Dressed Tilda' and coloured with Ciao Copic pens. Tights pattern accentuated by using white 3d liquid applique and then when dry coated with iridescent glitter glue. Papers by K& Co except pink glitter card which was bought in an independent stationers called 'Lorimers' (sold as single sheets). Card has been embellished using basic pink paper roses, prima flowers, pearl hearts and white Papermania self-adhesive pearls. The sentiment is a die cut from the Papermania Mother's Day kit.

The inside of the card has been decorated using a sheet for green polka dot paper from Craft Creatives Decorative Paper Stack (available from Tesco Superstores - Acid&lignin free!), pink glitter card, remnant strip of K&Co striped paper, white organza ribbon .

Kind regards,

Daffodil & Buster Doodles

x x x

Sincerest Apologies

Firstly I would like to apologise for not posting since moving home. We have been so busy lead training 'the hound', unpacking and fixing up the garden before winter sets in (as I have not intention of weeding frozen ground lol). Buster just keeps getting taller! Here's a picture we took at the beginning of this month, to give you an idea of the gentle giant's size, hence the importance of getting used to the lead so quick otherwise he'll be walking us instead of the other way around : )