Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sympathy Cards.

Over the last couple of weeks I've been asked to make two sympathy cards. Sad occasions, both of them, one was for a child and one was for a great grandmother.

The first one, for a little girl, was commissioned through my madeit store. My brief was that her parents had called her their "little ladybug". I had a gorgeous little ladybug button from Purple Pumpkin that was pink and white and I wasn't comfortable using dark colours for a child so this is what I came up with.

See the little ladybug button?

The next one was for a great grandmother and I used the more traditional dark colours and a flourish from Flourish with a Bling.

I hope I might have helped you with ideas for sympathy cards, they're so hard to make.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Couple More Mother's Day Cards.

Not long until Mother's Day in Australia so that means I've been busy making cards to celebrate the ultimate woman in our lives.
(Note to self: must not forget my own mother!)

For the first one I've inked a Kaisercraft wood bird to match the Cosmo Cricket Ever After papers. 

I'm really not sure I should have put the pearl on the bird's eye. I think it makes it look a touch freaky. I might just take it off I think!

Yes! I think I will!

The next one was an easy one using the reverse of the papers I used for the bird one. Just lots of layers and a bow.

You can see the sketch for this one over at Unique Cardz Sketches.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Card

I bought a stack of these punched butterflies on Craftumi because I don't own a butterfly punch. I had a completely different project in mind for them but when I saw the colours of them I  knew they were perfect for this card. Some of them actually look like they were punched from road maps. Too cool!

Such an easy design and you could use it with any punchies. Simple yet effective.

And here's the inside that nine times out of ten I forget to photograph.

Happy card making!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Me And The Little Rascals Biggest Giveaway Ever!!

Look at at all that goodness! To be "in it to win it" head on over to Sam's blog and enter.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kaisercraft Class of '87.

When I first saw this paper range I loved it! Turns out though, that I found it really hard to work with. I'm not sure why but I just wasn't inspired once I got it home. I did manage to make three cards anyway and here they are.

This one wasn't to bad.

The next two I struggled with.

I think, maybe, it was the colour. I find that I have a real hard time working with bright colours. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

More Steampunk!

This blog is turning into one big advertisement for Graphic 45 isn't it? I can't help it though. Their papers are just so perfect for the style of card I make. There are stacks of other fabulous paper designs out there but I seem to return to Graphic 45 and Kaisercraft again and again.

This is another card using Steampunk Debutante. The colours are just fabulous.

And the inside treatment.

On Sunday, I said I would show you a little sneak of an upcoming project. I have a fabulous picture in my mind of what all this will look like when I'm finished. I sooo hope I won't disappoint myself!

Gorgeous Echo Park paper.