It was one of the princess’ friends birthday this week and so I made a card especially for Lily.
I stamped and coloured the image using promarkers to look a little like Lily… this included researching her eye colour by following her on Instagram! Yes I was thorough in my research! Ha ha ha!
I decided that the phone image was perfect for Lily as I often see her via Snapchat videos on M’s phone!
Once I coloured her I found this patterned paper that colour matched nicely and some grey and tranquil tide cardstock.
I dry embossed the tranquil tide cardstock with an embossing folder and then used the star die to emboss in the grey card. I then also die cut it from a scrap to provide the star embellishments which I added the spectrum noir silver sparkle pen to.
I then did some stamp surgery so I could have the long banner type sentiment using this Eclectic Expressions stamp.
For the envelope I added splodges of Tranquil Tide and some letter stamps to add Lily’s name and more of the star die cuts.
Love how this turned out. Really enjoy creating for the girls in M’s life as I know how important they are to her.
Today I used three papers and a die to make this gingerbread themed card. Love this cute little die… perfect for making your own card embellishment.
Sorry the photo is a bit yellow … dark night’s mean it’s difficult to get photos in daylight as it’s neither light enough in the morning before work or when I get home!
Video is now uploaded… sorry for the delay… struggled the past two days to find the time to get these cards made.
Here is a video of the process behind making the card I am sharing today. I hope you enjoy it!
Another design team contribution to share….
The challenge at Fab’n’Funky is to use nature as inspiration and I made this Christmas card using Lacey Sunshine digital stamp.
I coloured the image using distress inks as watercolours and added the embossed panel and die cut to add texture.
Another few cards made whilst tidying up… last week. This week the tidying up job is ten times worse… not sure I have the strength to face it yet! Ah well… Here are the cards.
All made using bits and pieces found on and around my desk.
So during one of my brighter days I decided it was time to do a quick tidy up in the spare room aka craft room and came across some panels I had embossed with Sheena Douglass embossing folders. They were actually part of the packaging for the folders themselves and Sheena had suggested when demoing these on TV that they were perfect for embossing so decided to quickly make some cards using these and the scraps on the table.
The dark green card is a sort of mottled marbled effect and once sanded the sprigs I had embossed jump out ! Chose some paper and the cute holly border along with the Festival of Trees punched tree with white stamping for this one…
… and for the other a different paper and embossed design but otherwise the same idea.
Love how these came out.
Not bad from a bit of waste packaging and some scraps of paper and cardstock!
When Gwen and I were crafting there was enough time left to make another card … This time using embossing folders to create the card background and focal image.
Some ink and a little bit of gilding wax create the final fun scene.
Here is Gwen’s creation…
Not bad for some impromptu creations!