Wednesday, 22 July 2009

more summer cards

This is a thank you Card I made for a colleague at work. I love the new cuttlebug thanks Embossing folders. aI allso used the sizzix daisy on this.

the above two pics are a first birthday card I made for my friend's daughter Laylah. Ilove making personallised cards especially for those with unusual names like this one.I used Paper dolls cricut cartridge for the face, hair and tiara. Plantin schoolbook for the lettering and a lovely tiny flower punch which I borrowed from my friend Chris. I also used the divine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder and the Martha stewart doily edge punch.

The graduation card above was made with a card kit I got free on freecycle. Its amazing what people give away on there lolI quite llike the suimplicity of this one.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Love is in the Air

When I took Jules and Dans card to work I immediately got 4 more orders for cards. here is the first. almost the same but wthout the personalilsed names

This one used the double heart cut from Indie Art and a gorgeous verse sticker panel with the words of 1 corinthians 13
another named card but this time using it landscape so the cake stands 3 dimensionally in front of the names. I put an extra flap on the back so it still stands independantly.
and finally this gorgeous Bride and groom from the wedding cart I layered the black suit on the groom and the top panels of the dress, which I embossed with swiss dots. the black frame is glitter card.

more cards for June/July

This is a wedding box album I made for my friends Jules and dan for their wedding in June

Here is a close up view of one side

and the card to accompany the gift.

This is a birthday card I made when I got the Indie art cartridge for my crricut machine. I just had to try out that gorgeous butterfly cut.

Friday, 10 July 2009

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oh wow what a prize!!!

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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

WOW two posts in one day!!

This is the isle of St Ninians, joined to the main Island by a bar of sand that has the Atlantic ocean lapping up on both sides and is never covered by tide

I just had to show the card I made for Carol and John to say thank you.

And this cute Shetland pony foal. He was so tiny it was amazing!

this is one of Many fantasic views around the island!

I'm rubbish at Blogging lol

lol ok so Im rubbish at blogging. July already and this is just my second post this year!!!! And I started out so well too. This year has been weird. Either there is so much happening that I don't have time to blog, or things are so quiet that I never think of blogging cos nothing is happening.

Hmm well whats happened lately?? Back in May I had the best holiday ever! I visited my friend in Shetland, (for my foreign friends that is a lovely island north of Scotland). the scenery there is stunning! here are a few pics

These are puffins and they are so used to people that I didnt need to zoom in they really were this close to me!
These seals were enjoying the sunshine and then came and swam round our boat.

This is Carol's house where I stayed, it is set in a beautiful valley with two lochs on front of it! Paradise!!!!!

Me on the shore. There were so many inlets of the sea, it was difficult to tell whether a body of water was lake or sea!! I figured out if its got boats on it then it is the sea. Shetland people dont bother putting boats on lakes.

This is my friend Carol who I went to stay with, she is the best host ever and I didn't want to come home.