Thursday, 29 July 2010

Just Magnolia

This weeks theme over at Just Magnolia is "Vintage" I love this style & so I decided to enter this card I made this afternoon. I have used a couple of the Magnolia images from their Summer kit club which I just adore. The papers are also by Magnolia, other bits & bobs are from my stash.

The image has been coloured using Copic pens but I have started to try colouring using distress inks and I like the vintage feels it gives an image.
I have my best friend Jane visiting for the day tomorrow. She is fairly new to card making and so we are hoping to spend some time in my craft room.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

LOTV


Two posts on one day! Can you tell I'm on holiday? As soon as I saw this cute LOTV image I had to buy it. I decided to have a try at using distress inks to colour this image and I am really pleased with the results, I need more colours now!
My new Magnolia Doohickeys swirl & leaf die arrived in this mornings post so I quickly cut the swirl on my Cuttlebug and added it to this card which will be sent to my youngest nephew Kieran who lives in Australia.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Wild Orchid Challenge

The second challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts is "Lovely Lace". I have used a deep lace as I thought it resembled shells perfect for my Mermaid card.

The super cute Tilda stamp is from the new Magnolia stamp kit which is just fabulous the best one to date in my opinion. I used Copics to colour the image and then added Stickles Stardust to add a bit of dimension to the image.

I'm really pleased with how this card has turned out.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Friday, 16 July 2010

Say It With Flowers

Wild Orchid have their 1st challenge which is "Say it with flowers" very easy! Of course I have used some beautiful roses from Wild Orchid but you don't have to use their flowers to enter.

I have tried to get a vintage feel to my card by sewing the edges of my papers and adding ink to my Whiff of Joy image.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Monday, 12 July 2010

Pop Up Card

My friend Dani & I always treat each other to lunch or afternoon tea as a birthday gift. I decided I wanted to make pop up card with the venue for Dani's up coming birthday gift.

I've had this stamp over a year and I am ashamed to say that this is the first time I have inked it up.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Commissioned Card



I have been commissioned by a work colleague to make his son a graduation card. I decided to make a spring card into a mortar board by adding mats and layers with a tassel. I also made a matching gift box.
This is my first commission and so I am nervous but I am pleased with how it has turned out.
Thanks for looking
Mel