Saturday, 20 June 2009

lads n dads

My friend Jenny did it again - she rang this afternoon looking for a card for a 21 year old jockey and oh, she needs it for this evening.
Anyhow, it's not great and looks rather cobbled together (which tbh it is)- but it was all I could muster at such short notice.
The other is a Father's Day Card wallet - it looks incomplete because, well it isn't finished! It's for my friend's husband and she needs to add the photos of her kids. I quite like this - it's just made up from a folding board, it's an open top wallet with a pocket on the front and then has a card inside that uses a tab that loops over the top of the wallet and fastens on the front.
I have to go and make Father's Day cards from the girls - Aoif has "helped" with hers and I also have paint to clean up!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Christmas in June

I didn't manage to get my Paperplay challenge for last week up in time - so I'm determined that I will this week - the theme, set by Kate is Christmas. Eeeeek.
So here's 2 quick Christmas inspired invitations. The first uses 3 bugs in a rug paper and is a sidefold wallet card, the other a trifold card - both use a sizzix sizzlit bauble die.

paper play "twist" challenge and I'm late!

But at least I managed to get it done finally. My twist is a brown and green wedding card - not the usual colours and a second twist, it's a sizzix spinning platform in the centre that "twists" up when you open the card.
Papers are Sassafrass Lass.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

wallet card

I'm in love with little wallet cards at the moment and was asked to do a birthday card for a girly girl who likes pigs! I came up with this and inside the card is a pic of a cute little piglet with "hope your day is piggin'perfect".

Thursday, 11 June 2009

paper play challenge

I'm not finding much time to make things for fun, so I decided to try and participate in the paperplay challenges. There are always gorgeous cards and LO's for inspiration but somehow I'm late in my first attempt at playing. Oops - I used the sketch provided to make this card for my OH birthday.

not enough hours

I'm trying to get some of my cards onto a website and have reached the point where cardmaking and craft in general feels like a chore - I've a million different ideas but just not enough time or funds to put everything I'd like into action.
For now you can see my efforts here