Birthday card for my Mum part 1

It was my mother’s birthday this past week and yes that meant me having to make 2 cards (one from me and one from my Nan).  I took ages with both of them and today I am sharing my card.

This card is a little different for me as I have not done any Gorjuss or decoupage in ages.  I chose this particular kit from my stash as I felt like choosing some different colours and yes Yellow and Green is different but it is summer, well it claims to be summer, and I wanted it bright and cheery.

After getting the decoupage sorted out I chose the matching papers, from a 12×12 and a 6×6 pack.  I covered the card base with the larger piece of paper and then using some green and yellow adorable scoreable I mounted the 6×6 finally and then the image.  Everything that was left over I used to make the flowers using my Dreamees dies and some faux pearls from my stash (old charity shop faux pearl necklaces that have been chopped up and used for flower centres as and when needed).

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Artisan style house


So a few posts ago you will have seen the Grandfather Clock that I made using the Artisan Style papers from Graphic 45. As you can imagine I had bits and pieces left over  and I decided to make some cards with them.  This card is very simply done. I used some black card for my base and then matted it with some lovely orange toned paper which just fitted. I then placed the postcard shaped image onto some more black card and decoupaged the flower elements on the left hand side of the card. I finished the card with some card Candi. It’s a lovely card and will come in handy for an emergency or just to send as a cheer up for someone.



So here is another offering from the Docrafts Forever Friends craft pack and much simpler than yesterday, but rather effective. The only part  of this card which wasn’t in the kit is the silver card I used to matt the smaller star paper. It’s made a change from more complex cards but I think these are really effective and pretty. I hope you like this post and visit again soon

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Scruffy Little Kitten – Card 2

imageTodays card is my second decoupage from the Scruffy Little Kitten range, the first of which I showed 2 posts ago.  For this card I printed my design onto Printable Light card and cut the design and mounted it.  For something different I used some patterned papers from my stash to make a pretty background for my card.  The card again needed something so I used my Tattered Florals die and made some flowers which I placed in the corner.  For one last touch I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle in Clear to highlight the flowers and parts of the decoupaged design.

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Scruffy Little Kitten – Card 1

imageToday I am sharing a card I made using a design printed from a CD.  I have always stayed away from CD crafting but a few a months ago I was watching a demo on craft TV and I really liked the things that were being shown on the taster CD.  Its been a long time since I decoupaged and I am really pleased with how this has turned out and how much ink the design DIDN’T use (yes I did think CD crafting used tons of printer ink).

This design is taken from the Crafters Companion Crafters Inspiration Issue 7 and is from the Scruffy Little Kitten range. I printed the design onto Crafters Companion Printable Light Card and decoupaged as per the instructions, mounting the finished design onto some card from my stash.. The design in itself is lovely but was very bare left on its own so I decided to look through my stamps and see what I had.  There I found a set of stamps which I believe are by Kanban but I cannot be sure as I have had them a long time.  There were some football designs so I took my inspiration from those.  I stamped the sentiment below the design and then stamped the blank card with footballs for the background.  I stamped some extra footballs onto some scrap card stock and then added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle in Clear to the footballs and cut them out to use around the edge and make the design nicer and more of a football theme.  I am really pleased with how its turned out and I hope you like this design too.


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