14 April 2012

Birthday Card

 On Monday, Hubby asked me to make a card for the bar-maid in the local pub, which he frequents each Sunday night. She was celebrating her 50th on Wednesday and we were invited to a "shin-dig" in the same pub.  That was great as, I already had some cards ready that would suite the occasion, no pressure.

Wednesday afternoon Hubby phoned me - the party that night was been co-celebrated by her and her twin BROTHER. Hair pulling out time, as the cards that I had earmarked for her were very feminine cards, with flower and butterflies and I had none suitable. Holy Moly ( or words onto that) what was I to do now?!!!

It was late afternoon, I still had to get the dinner and sort Sonny, I also had to go to a meeting that evening, so time was in short supply. And what do I do when in need of immediate inspiration for anything, I Google. Google images have been a life saver for me in the past, and last Wednesday was no different.

This is the finished product.

With the rush to get it finished, I could only think of blue, which would represent the masculine side of things while the rest of the card is quite feminine, well, I think so anyhow.

The sentiment, "Breithlá Sona Duit" is Irish for Happy Birthday. I printed it out on to white card in a dark blue Gaelic font. It is mounted on a soft blue scallop circle, than on to white circular paper and that on to a darker blue scallop circle.  The patterned paper is from Pink Petticoat printed out on to white card. That is mounted onto a dark blue paper. I wrapped the two ribbons around the P.P. printed paper.

It is a very simple card and fast, (which is what I needed......) No colouring, no images, no bling!
Here is the inspiration.

Dark blue and soft blue paper: Icon Craft - Paper craft kit.
Designer paper: Pink Petticoat - Lola's Boudoir Rainbow collection.
Circle Die: Nestabilities - Circles and Scallop
Sentiment: Computer generated.
Ribbon: Stash - local haberdashery.

Hope you like,

10 April 2012

Hope you all surived Easter.

I am a little late in sending Easter wishes, instead I hope you all had a very one a good one.
I have two cards to share with you today.  I used the same backing papers and colour combinations so decided to share together.

I covered the top of a blank card with Do-Crafts "Spring Chic" paper it covered in Easter eggs so suited the purpose perfectly. I cut some DCWV card stock to fit the lower part of the card and edged the top of it using a X-cut punch.  It cute image is from "The Crafty Pad", it is a digital download, they have lots of other cute digi, but it's" just one at a time" for me! I used pencils to colour the bunnies and log. The sentiment "Hoppy Easter" is from a Waltzing Mouse Stamp set, L'il Buddies.

The second card is an easel card, I used the same backing papers as the first card.  The image is a googled download, coloured this time with ProMarkers and I used Sakura white glaze pen to colour the ears, cheeks and tail.  You can't see in the picture but the glaze gives a slight shiny finish.  I mounted the image on die-cut backing using X-cut nesting die. The brads are pink and  "fuzzy" from Papermania. Easel cards are easy to make, must try a twisted easel next!

Backing Paper: Do-Crafts "Spring Chic" and DCWV card stock.
Images: The Crafty Pad - Bunny Fun on Log and "Google Bunny" (my own name for it, hehe).
Sentiment: Waltzing Mouse Stamp  - L'il Buddies.
Die-cut: X-Cut nesting die - Ornate Frame.
Punch: X-Cut Decorative Border Punch - Flower Doily.          
Colour medium: 1st card - pencils, 2nd card - ProMarker and Sakura White glaze pen.
Brads: Papermania

Hope you like,