Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Brother In Law's 60th Birthday

Yesterday was my brother in law's 60th birthday. Him, my sister and their kids have gone away for the week to celebrate and are having a great time. (I hope!! ;-) )

Here is the card that I made him. It is a 'pop & twist' card. The papers used are from a 6 x 6 paper pad I got from The Works. The 'happy birthday' is one that I borrowed - the card was made when I was up in Appleby Magna on my crafty week away. The '60' is from Stampin Up numbers.


For the inside I used Tim Holtz Blueprint stamp set. Great for men's cards.


Thanks for reading

Cally

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Baby Shower

I have just returned from a lovely weekend in Southend with friends visiting their family. Whilst up there we went to a baby shower - my friend's niece is pregnant. First time that I have been to a baby shower!! I find it all a bit strange though, maybe because I am a bit superstitious and don't think things should be bought for the baby until it is born!! Well we had a good time anyway.

Here is the card that I made for her and her partner. Using Crafters Companion Be Bunny. Cute paper crafting kit.  


Thanks for reading

Cally 



Friday, 11 August 2017

Workshop Cards from Yesterday

Yesterday I had my fortnightly workshop with Clair & Sharni. This eek we made cards using the Neat & Tangled stamp set called Bloom. Lovely big font and lovely flowers, very little colouring is needed but very bold.

Clair's card was a folded card. Looks complicated bit as long as you get the scoring correct and the measurements it all comes together quite quickly. 


With Sharni's card, we created a distress inked panel.


Thanks for reading

Cally



Monday, 7 August 2017

Heart Canvas

So I was having a play around in my craft room. i am trying to come up with things other than cards that I can sell in my Etsy Shop here . I have had these little flowers for ages, have used some on a couple of cards but I had some left over that I wanted to used. So I have created a heart with them onto canvas. The wooden word comes from a packet I bought in The Works. 




This can now be bought in my shop here

Thanks for reading

Cally 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #414

My card today was made following the sketch over on Tuesday Morning Sketches here. Not sure if I like it yet or it needs something else but hopefully it will fit the sketch. 

Here is the sketch

Here is my card


Paper is from TrimCraft paper pad - Serenity
Wooden words are from the works
Hearts are from Stampin Up
Backing card is adorable scorable and the flower comes from my stash.

Thanks for reading

Cally 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Freshly Made Sketches challenge 299

Finally managed an afternoon in my craft room today where I made 2 cards off mt long list for August. The first card I made was one of those dreaded men's cards we all hate to do! Actually I don't mind them. For this card i decided to follow the sketch over on Freshly Made Sketches here. I do like a good sketch!

Here is the sketch

Here is my take on the sketch.

For my card I used a 7 x 7 card blank which I embossed using Crafters Companion Embossing folder called 'distress'. The happy birthday die is one that I got from China and I love it :-). The circles were cut using Little B circle dies. Backing card and paper are from my stash.


Thanks for reading

Cally