Thursday, 26 February 2009

Engagement card...but a little different.

One of my team has become engaged and we wanted to give her a card and a gift - and, as usual, I was making the card. My difficulty was that she is in a same sex relationship and we had never heard of such an engagement so this was my first attempt to make something suitable to celebrate the occasion. The words inside just say 'Congratulations on Your Engagement' then each of the team has written their own sentiment. I just wanted to keep it as simple as possible....... but had to add a bit of bling.

One of the team just had to ask "Who got the ring?" The answer was an eminently sensible "We both did".
After all diamonds are a girl's best friend.

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream and Aqua
Stamps: PTI

Monday, 23 February 2009

This is a pretty one

Thought I'd better show you a girlie card after all my male ones. This is using the Shattered Glass that Jak introduced me to on Papertrey Ink Flower Frenzy stamp.

Sentiment, ink and ribbon are also PTI.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Seem to be hooked on Men's card this week

This one is another card using a Grungeboard letter. Inked, embossed more than once, glittered just a little. Used PTI sentiment and ribbon and some Memories brads.

The other two are patterned paper with machine stitching, buttons or bling. Again the sentiments are PTI.

Louise tells me the second one can't be for a man because it has a flower in the middle of the sentiment. Guess I'll go for unisex then.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Lighthouse Card

A friend asked me to make a card for her brother who has retired (early) to Cyprus, loves sailing and lighthouses in particular. Loved this stamp and she was really pleased with the card as she says - he is really living his dream.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Another Birthday, Another Card

This is the card for my daughter to give to her sister- in law Angela, hence the A.
First time I've used Tim Holtz Grungeboard. The A is inked, embossed and glittered (in pink and green though the green hasn't photographed well)  but think I could have been a bit more adventurous with it and given it a bit more 'welly'. 

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Back on track.....I think!

Haven't had time or inspiration for far too long but have started making again and quite pleased with the results.
This first card is for my DiL's birthday. She used to have a phobia about butterflies but has worked hard at losing it and I thought that these were so pretty that she couldn't really freak at them. Inspired by Jak's shattered glass glitter but I put far too much glue on - therefore loads of glitter and the butterfly weighed a ton when it was wet - luckily it dried much lighter. Then went a little overboard with the rhinestones. Very girlie.

The other two are really male cards. Like most other people I find these more difficult but rather like these.

Love using the sewing machine on cards, think this might be a trend for me.

Stamps. PTI