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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Another Trishutter card

Made this card for my son-in-law. Men's cards are so difficult aren't they. Found some card in my Kanban stash black with black and white check on back, so the reverse made a nice background for the greeting.

I also had the car images and the playing card images in my Kanban stash - and finding some red car peel-offs - that was the theme sorted. Then found a sheet of silver alphabet squares from same stash to spell Paul on the front, and on one of the sheets I used there were some die-cut dots. To complete I found a gardening themed peel-off. S-i-l normally gets train orientated cards - so thought I'd try something different this year - so he likes formula racing and other car related things, gardening and he is a bit evil when we are playing cards !

Saturday, 18 July 2009

More Lilies!

Do you think I like this stamp? Need I say more!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

More promarker playing

Well we had some horrendous passing storms tonight, so computer got turned off, but kept myself occupied playing with some new stamps and my promarkers. Would have liked computer on really so that I had some pictures of Arums to look at, these were done from memory!

Trishutter Card

The "In" card shape at the moment on the JS Forum is the trishutter card. there are many variations, and I noticed that there was another variation in my new Making Cards magazine which arrived today.
My version is done with A5 blue stardream, and starts with a normal tri-fold.

As it is my husband's birthday next week, I thought I would experiment with this shape for his card, on the pretext that if it went wrong it wouldn't matter too much!

The first and third sections have stamped images on them, using JS Techy Lofty and one of the images I was playing with which I showed on an earlier post. Both coloured with my new promarker pens., and mounted on some blue backing paper from my stash (which originally came from Lakeland). As I am getting low on this stash - it was quite hard to part with it!

The middle section was created in Publisher, and is basically a birthday wishes message mounted on some blue backing paper with white seagulls from Joanna's Cottage Garden cd, with some corner peel-off embelishments.

The bottom and top of the card was decorated with some more card stash - had it yonks - it was 12" square card. Possibly came free with a Docrafts Goody Bag. I edged this will the new peel-off on a roll from Joanna Sheen - brilliant for those times, when a normal peel-off isn't long enough. It was very shiny too a bit like mirri card.

The three central sections were also edged with silver peel-offs, and finally some navy card candy buttons were placed along the striped card.

I tried to keep it fairly simple (well as you know I only do simple) as it was for a man, and we all know how difficult men's cards are.

Having, I think, been successful with my first attempt - will now attempt some variations. Now as it is my birthday at end of month - what would I like OH's card to me to look like, and how much shall I charge him! grin!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Get Well card

A quickie card yesterday for a friend's husband who was rushed into hospital on Tuesday. Thankfully the symptoms that required the ambulance to be called, seem to have settled, although he is still undergoing various tests. Hopefully this will put a smile on his face. The image is from Andy Carolan's Professional Nuttiness cd.

UPDATE: He loved it! Gave the nurses a giggle too!