Monday, 1 September 2008

Back to work tomorrow so here are my last summer craft creations

well it may have been a wet summer but it still flew by too quickly

my Good friends JM and Meg got married in Maine USA on 16th August, but for all their English friends they are having a celebration on 6th September which I will be attending. This is the acceptance card I made for it.
The backing of this is made from wallpaper borders which I picked up as a free sample in B & Q. Double layered and matted with black. the Happy Birthday label was made on my label maker and the flutter of red butterflies were done with my new Martha stewart punch. ( My favourite purchase this summer)
The tag on this card was on a pair of Jeans and I recued it when my son went to throw it in the bin. another free sample wallpaper border which reminded me of waves so it had to be a bon voyage card. This I hand wrote in silver. I added some funky fibres tothe tag and put an acetate butterfly on top coloured with permanent markers.
This was my bargain I am so pleased with these. Hand cut butterflies from China. They are cut from very fine tissue paper and then hand painted. I thought they needed to be seen from fornt and back so I sandwiched it in acetate and placed it in an aperture which I cut with my cricut machine. the flowers were also cut with the cricut and everything else is peel off stickers. I put a yellow paper insert in this and placed a square of glittery Gold paper on the insert to rest behind the aperture to back the butterfly.
This one was cut with the cricut too. Col says its a Triffid lol but dont worry its well stuck down so it aint gonna walk off the card


Sadie B said...

What great creations. The acceptence card is amazing. The wallpaper idea is great, I have done that with wallpaper samples from B&Q they make great background papers.
I am all for recycling.

Sadie B said...

What do you have to do with the card swap, I do not always get a lot of time so did not want to commit & then let people down.
Sounds interesting though, I look forward to you filling me in.


Lisa West said...

I love the texture techniques you use with your cards. I peeked in to let you know a fellow blogger, Sherry, is holding a month long blogiverary party. We get to know other bloggers better and can win "stuff". The info. is on my blog. Have fun! Lisa

maryroberts said...

Kazz, these are all so gorgeous! Love the fact you got some freebies from B & Q!

~JulieH~ said...

Hi Kazz

Your cards are beautiful! I love tha acceptance card and I love the wallpaper background I will definitely be going to the DIY stores now!
Back to school never mind you'll havr half term to look forward to in October!


Sadie B said...

Hi Kazz

Do you have a link for the Cricut web site & can they be for any occasion. Is the inside to be left blank.

Many thanks

michelle said...

wow kazz some awesome creations !! Thanks for the birthday wishes and for playing along !!

Lana said...

Kazz these are all fab!!
I love the acceptance card and I keep forgeting to go to the diy store. What a great idea, it looks great!
Lana x