Welcome to my blog, which one day, hopefully, should be filled with wonderful handmade card ideas! My goal is to create a blog with ideas for some easy, 'make-able' cards for you to take inspiration from! (It's what I've always needed to help me!)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Christmas Tag No. 2

It's starting to get very busy with exams, but I managed to quickly photograph this one and upload it between revision and family visits!

I used a plain triangle of off white card, and then rumaged through my snippets and found some patterned red and green papers from last Christmas (which means a quick trip to the playground!). I cut them into some quirky shapes, stuck them on and added a glittered star to top it off!

Sean's Birthday 2012

Among all the Christmas cards, there's also quite a few birthdays this time of year, which I find very hard to make once I'm in the Christmas mood!

I haven't got so much time this year, so it's not quite to the scale of the card I made last year  but there we go!
I used a blank card and coated it wit yellow paper, and then put a square of black card over the top. I cut the beer glass shape from plain white card, and stuck yellow rectangles on top of that. I then cut some different sized circles from the white card and coloured in the edges with felt tips, before gluing them on top to finish!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Christmas Tag No.1

This Christmas, I've decided to make tags, rather than just cards, and this is the first one...
Using the stamps that came with my Creativity magazine a little while back, I simple stamped the image onto a piece of card, then used pencil to colour it in, before cutting out the tag shape. Very simple, but I've got so much to do and so little time before Christmas that I thought it wouldn't matter! :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree!

I was having a little search on Google to find some ideas for Christmas cards, and came across this website, with a lovely book tree!

So I found one of my Dad's books that he didn't like because the ending was rubbish, and followed the simple instructions on how to make it! So I sliced out a thirty page section of the book, and fold each page into a triangle shape, whilst still glued at the spine. I didn't cut the corner off but you can if you wish. I then repeated this with another set of thirty pages and used some strong double sided tape that I had to hand to stick the two halves together. Finally (which you can't really see!) I used silver paint to go over the edges of the pages, so it now glitters a bit, and made a small cylinder out of silver card to stand it on. A really simple bit of origami to make a lovely little decoration :)

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wedding Card

My Grandma's off to a wedding on the weekend, and asked me to whip up a card for her to give, as she found it difficult to find a nice one in the shops. So here's what I came up with:
It took a little over forever to make this one, especially when I found out my gold pen had turned bright orange! I found a website selling photoframes that looked like this, and it gave me the inspiration, and since I don't know the couple, the invitation was all I had to go on! I cut the shapes of the rose out of the white square card, and cut the square out of the middle. I then used up some nice purple snippets (I'm putting on my coat and heading off to the Playground as we speak) and stuck them behind the cut outs to show them through the spaces - which took an unbelievable amount of time! I finished it off with a brand new gold pen, putting a thin border round the edge, drawing the stems and writing in the middle.
Although it took so long, I was pretty proud of the outcome, let's hope the bride and groom like it too :)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

G'ma's Birthday 2012

Summer feels like such a long time ago now, but I haven't been organised enough to post for a while. I made this one in July for my Grandma's birthday, because she's always in the garden!

The background is plain green card, and I used cream paper to back the individual sections. I used 10mm fringed quilling paper for the orange flowers, and tightly curled 3mm yellow paper inside the heads. I stuck green quilling paper on its side for the stems and collected them neatly under the pot. For the seedlings I used 3mm brown paper made into a square, and two tear shaped green quills, surrounding a piece of green paper again on its side. The spade is a 2cm piece of paper rolled up with a 3mm stuck underneath, followed by a piece of silver card folded up at the sides for the head of the spade. The packet is just a piece of paper with seeds drawn on with pen.
Lots of quite simple parts that added up to make a card my Grandma loved :)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

My name's Carys Langsdale and I make handmade greetings cards for all occasions. 
I'm only 15 years old, and started off with very simple cards, but I've made many creations since then. I love doing crafts between school work and playing music, and would love to spread my designs to others. Please take a look through My Portfolio and don't hesitate to contact me. 
After mainly making cards for my family and friends, I've decided to reach out and spread my creations. I'm happy to make new things, such as framed pictures or handmade gifts, but I prefer to make them specifically for one person and to make it personal to them.