Sunday, 29 November 2009

Wedding Card


We have a family wedding next weekend and this is the card I have made for the happy couple. I've made an easel card, I just love this style of card just so quick, easy and very effective.
The image is by Hanglar and I've coloured it using Copics. The design paper is Bitter Sweet by Basic Grey.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Gift Box



I've been busy making gift boxes for birthday and Christmas presents. This box is for Roger's Niece Deborah who's birthday is a few days before Christmas. We have bought her a lovely purple and silver bracelet hence the colour theme for the box.

I saw the idea for these boxes on Tab's fabulous blog, thanks for the idea hun! The image is a Whiff of Joy and I have coloured her using Copic pens. The top & base of the card was cut on my Cricut, so easy.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and thanks for looking.

Mel

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Magnolia Father Christmas


Another Christmas card crossed off my list. As soon as I saw this Magnolia Father Christmas stamp I fell in love with him. I like Father's Christmas's to look traditional . I wanted to keep this card fairly simple so that the image is the main focus.
My lovely friend May Britt gave me the designer paper when she came to visit last year, it's taken me all this time to be brave enough to cut it.
Have a good evening and thanks for looking
Mel

Sunday, 15 November 2009

My First Easel Card


This is my first attempt at an easel card and boy did I enjoy making it. I thought it was going to be difficult but was surprised at how easy it actually was. The hardest part was getting a decent photo, I had to stand on a chair and of course Roger just had to walk into the room at that moment lol.

The image is from an old Magnolia kit from a couple of Summers ago and I've used my copic to colour the image. The design papers are from my stash and I've thrown away the packaging so I can't remember the name.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Monday, 9 November 2009

Crafty Angels

Whilst browsing Caz's wonderful blog I came across a challenge blog called Crafty Angels
Their challenge this week is a colour challenge of blue,red & white and so I took myself off to my craft room and made the above card.

I have used my Tilda & Edwin ice skating stamp again! I just love this stamp. The design paper is by Kars and I decided to use my sewing machine to stitch the papers. I have seen several ladies use this technique and thought I'd have a go and I love it, so effective.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Just Magnolia


This month over at Just Magnolia the challenge is to distress your card or project. This is a new technique for me but Chris's tutorial was excellent. I have used several of my new goodies that I bought at the NEC yesterday, Christmas Tilda and the Silent Night stamp also by Magnolia, scalloped & circular nesties and copic pens. I also wanted this card to have a vintage look which I think I've managed to achieve.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Colour Create


Over at Colour create they would like you to use the colours blue,silver & white with the optional extra theme of winter & glitter. My card fits this challenge perfectly. There is glitter on the design paper but it's not showing up too well on the photo.
This has to be my all time favourite couple stamp by Magnolia. You will be seeing me using this stamp a lot for my family Christmas cards this year.
Hope you have all had a good weekend. I was at the NEC yesterday and was lucky enough to meet some of my blogging buddies which was fabulous.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Saturday, 7 November 2009

What a fabulous day......



I've had at the NEC. I bumped into some of my blogging buddies Tab, Kim, Bev, Jacqui, Rach, her daughter Holly, Marcea, Marlene & Caz. It was wonderful to put faces to names, you are all so talented and an inspiration.
Well, I managed to spend all the cash I took with me and more lol! but in my defence the Bind It All is part of my Christmas present from Roger.
When I arrived home Roger had cooked tea and even had a glass of rose wine poured for me, the perfect end to a perfect day.
Mel