Beardie Bows

Monday 23 April 2012

Birthday Girl!

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my gorgeous dog Majik for her 5th birthday, I know totally soppy, but I don't have children so I have to spoil someone.  This is another first for me because I am going to attempt to enter a challenge with this card, the challenge is Wags 'n Whiskers Anything Goes.

So, I have taken one of my cut down white hammered card blanks and then layered this with a square of brown Bazzil Basics and another square of white hammered card.  The image is Whimsey Stamps 'Cupcake Bliss', this was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with Copics.  The image was cut out and mounted onto a rectangle of bone patterned DCWV 'The Pets Stack' paper and more brown Bazzil Basics card.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a Stampin' Up oval punch.  I added pink ribbon and the paw brad from my stash.

Again apologies for the photo, hopefully when enlarged it will look a little better!

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Tatty Teddy Congratulations

Hi everyone,

Today I have a card which is for my Step-Sister's daughter who is our God Daughter who passed her driving test last week.

As she absolutely loves anything to do with Tatty Teddy this was an obvious choice, the image was printed from my computer from pre-loaded docrafts CD Rom software and was pre-coloured so this determined the colours for the rest of the card.  I used a lemon pearlescent pre-scored card, which had been cut down from an A5 size (I don't like big cards), I then used a piece of aqua pearlescent card as a mat and another piece of the lemon card which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I then used a piece of aqua ribbon from my ribbon scraps box tied into a bow before mounting the Tatty Teddy image which had been cut out with a Nestabilities circle die onto a pearlescent aqua scallop edged mat, again from one of those pre-die cut sheets.  The card was then finished off with a sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink from the Waltzingmouse Stamps 'Frame-It' set and this was again adhered to an aqua mat.  The banner shape was made using a square punch and I would like to say a very big thank you to Debby for this tip on her blog.  I then sat back and looked at my card and felt it was a bit unbalanced to I used three aqua flower brads to finish it off.

I do apologise for the photo quality, I am experimenting with my new camera which has so many buttons and menu systems it is totally confusing - must try harder!

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Late Easter Card!

Hi everyone,

A belated Happy Easter to you all ......

The sun is shining today, but it is very cold.  Yesterday it rained all day long, our poor doggies were not very happy at all!

As promised the Easter card I have to share.  It is late because I have yet another bug making me feel grotty and the weekend was spent trying to regain some order in our house/garden/workshop after months of building work.  I also had some auctions ending on eBay, so the weekend was pretty busy.

Using one of my A5 hammered white cards cut down to size I have used a square of green patterned paper which is from the Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue collection and wrapped a piece of pink organza ribbon from my ribbon scraps box around before attaching to the base card.  Then I have used a piece of pink patterned paper from a Papermania Honey & Hugs paper pack that was free with a magazine ages ago.  The image is from the DigiStamp Boutique called Easter Collection 2 and this has been coloured with Copic markers and then mounted on to a green Bazzil Basics card mat.  The flowers are from an unmarked pack, so I don't know who makes them and they have been attached to the card with Doodlebug sugar coated brads in Bumblebee (I absolutely adore these brads, so much so I have just ordered a whole load more).  The sentiment was computer generated and attached with 3D pads.

Hoping to share some more creations with you all soon ...... keep watching.

Thursday 5 April 2012

Say Thank You With Pooh!

Hi everyone

A slight improvement on the weather here today, I was out and about yesterday (doesn't happen very often) and got completely frozen and wet, typical!

This card was a request from DH, he had stayed with friends whilst working away from home and wanted a 'Thank You' card.  His request was for a card with Winnie The Pooh and a Bee!!  The reason for this was that he had been given a jar of honey on his departure as they keep bees.  A challenge to say the least, I have no Winnie The Pooh stamps or images.  I decided to get on the tinterweb and see if I could find any digi images, I was most surprised to find a website offering coloured and black and white images to be coloured for FREE!  So, image selected it was downloaded and I thoroughly enjoyed colouring it in.

I first downloaded the Winnie The Pooh image from a website called, re-sized it and printed it out.  The image is coloured with Copic markers and then mounted onto a black mat.  The border is the Martha Stewart Picket Fence edge punch and this has been trimmed with a piece of lavender ribbon from my ribbon scraps box.  I finished off with flowers punched with my Woodware Daisy punch and fastened to the card with Doodlebug sugar coated brads in Bumblebee - very appropriate!  The sentiment is Hobby Art (CS016D General Greetings) and was stamped directly onto the card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I have an Easter card to share next time, so watch this space.......