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!)

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Last Christmas...

I was so busy at the end of last year, that I didn't manage to get all my cards uploaded, so I thought I'd take the opportunity, seeing as this afternoon's school was canceled because of the snow!
So this is one of last year's cards, which used up a very nice amount of snippets!

I used some papers that I bought the year before, but had never managed to use. I took a blank card and stuck the green paper (you can see below) straight on to it. Out of the red paper I cut 4 square holes, and put some green card on the flaps to strengthen them.

Onto the green paper that was still visible I stuck the four 'Christmassy' things, Santa, bells, a present and a robin.
On top of the four flaps I then stuck some holly paper, followed by a red edged circle and the letters. I already had the christmas tree sticker.

I do have a question for you all now:
I was thinking about making some pictures, framed similar to the one I made back in July for Sonny (which you can see here). Though I've got some really good ideas, none of them seem right for my friends of family... so do you, or anyone you know want to buy any framed work or wooden engraving? Or do you know any ways I could find people who would like to buy them? Thanks for your help :)

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Thank You Card

This may not sound many, but I reached 1000 pageviews this week, which means I completed last years resolution! So it seems that this card is very appropriate:
It's that time of the year to send out Thank You cards, this one is for my Godmother. I started with a blank purple card. Although you may not be able to see it very well, there is a white butterfly with gold swirls stuck straight onto the card. I also found the purple dotted paper in my snippets box, and cut a smaller butterfly from that, which was stuck on with foam pads. I cut the shape at the bottom from another blank purple card, and then stuck the smaller piece of white card on top, which I stamped the 'Thank You' on with gold ink. All that was then stuck with foam pads. A nice simple one today!!
I should also say thank you for the suggestions of how to stick buttons on, I will try them all out and decide which is the best! :)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sonny's 1st Birthday


I got a little busy towards the end of last year, and there were a few cards I didn't manage to post, so hopefully I'll get round to it soon!
I cannot believe that my cousin's going to be 1 in a week, last year flew by! So I've not been back from holiday long but I've been busy making this card, which I'm taking to the Playground with me!

I started by cutting the train shape from plain brown paper, and then the blue and white shape, which was glued on top. I then cut a small square for the window. I cut the top shape from plain orange paper, and then used my finger to add some browny-orange paint for effect. This was then stuck on with foam pads so it was raised. I did the steam by cutting some circles out of white paper and again painting it on with my finger. I stuck all of this onto some plain cream card and cut around it, with the fold being the left hand straight edge, and cut around the bit that sticks out at the top of the cab. I found some buttons and stuck them on with PVA glue, but I'm never sure how well the glue works, have any of you got any suggestions of ways to stick buttons on?!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas :)