29 February 2012

House Mouse

Speedy Recovery

This card was made for a neighbour who's friend had just had a heart by-pass.

A5 white card blank.
Nitwit backing paper mat and layered
onto black card stock to frame.
Nitwit paper corners cut with a sizzix die.
Blue organza ribbon tied around the
main body of the card.
House Mouse decoupage cut
and adhered using pinflair glue, so the image
could be shaped and layered
onto black card again to frame it.

House Mouse can have some fiddly bits to it,
but it is up to you whether you want to cut
them out or not.  If you use pinflair gel it
is much easier to glue in place as it is clear.

27 February 2012

Diggity Mouse Cup Cake

Cross over folded card

Two cards put together, so you have two flaps,
or a large enough piece of card stock scored
twice to make two flaps and each flap
cut at an angle to make triangles.

Cream Paper mania card used here.  On the flaps
(Diggity backing papers) green and pink paper
mat and layered to the angles. Mouse on cup
cake decoupage mat and layered on to textured
card, so it remains rigid. Anita's pink glittered ribbon
tied in a bow on an angle. 

On the second flap
Pink capsule flower and a circle topper
backed on to a die cut foil circle.

The inside of the card is brown Kraft paper and pink
paper mat and layered, with light green triangle
corners embossed in Swiss dot folder to the bottom. 
Bunting Xcut die used to cut
plain pink paper four times and holes punched
with baker twine threaded through.  Best Wishes
stamped onto the bunting with pink gems.

Rocking Card

This card was made using a piece of white card stock cut
into a circle and scored down the middle to fold.
I used Paper mania decorative paper cutting the
edge with pinking scissors (both sides covered)
Xcut circle die cut out purple textured card and
adhered pyramage woodland fold to it.
Sentiment from the same range backed onto
the same purple card and three pieces of Anita's
silver glittered ribbon looped and stuck to the back
of the sentiment, before sticking to the card.
I then used paper flowers and leaves 
to embellish to rest of the card

Tri Fold Thank You

A4 white card scored into thirds and
then cut at an angle.  Pink capsule
papers cut slightly smaller than each panel
on the card. Then the capsule papers were
embossed with Paper mania Heart Tri Emboss
Folder and chalked. Pick Capsule
flowers and bakers twin to centre.
Large die cut butterfly from Anita's range
adhered down its spin, so both wings
are free. Sentiment from the forever friends range
and inked in pink around the edge.

21 February 2012

Demonstration day - Made a card for a lady in the crowd

On one of my demonstration days in
'The Market Gallery', Poole, Dorset,
a lady in the crowd asked if I would
make a card with a photograph of her dog
which she brought with her.
A challenge was undertaken and the
out come was quite good. 

I used Portobella road papers,
green textured card for the corners,
punched circle and a punched scalloped
 circle inked the edges and hand
written sentiment as was asked for. 
Pearl gems added for interest to the
sentiment circle. Polka dot organza ribbon in green
and orange to match the overall
colour scheme of the card
and another three Papermania gems in green
to main card area of the card.

20 February 2012

Hedgehog - get well

Dotty lilac and blue paper mat and layered on to
light blue card and embossed with Swiss dot
folder. Image has been stamped and water
coloured and the hedge hog in the hammock has been
stamped and water coloured cut out from card stock
and adhered to main picture by dimension foam, so it
gives some depth. Then mat and layer on to black card,
so the image is framed.  Computer sentiment cut with 1.5"
Xcut circle punch. 2" Xcut scallop punched blue card and
holes punched all around for added interest, lilac button and
bakers twin stuck to middle of sentiment.
Polka dot organza ribbon in lilac and yellow across the corner.

16 February 2012

Go Green

A simple A5 card with two different backing
papers on to lilac card stock and green
ribbon placed over the join and a
gold charm (seeds) dangling.
Go green decoupage adhered to
embossed green card stock which
has been layered on to textured yellow
card stock, placed at a jaunty angle.
Sentiment from same range and
mat and layered as the main picture.
Yellow wire butterfly from Do Crafts range
placed onto layers.
Die cut (memory box) corner added
for further interest.

15 February 2012

Card & Gift - Diggity Dog Range

A5 white card blank with approx 5cm
cut away from the front panel and Acetate
put in its place, held by the mat and layered
purple and striped papers on the left.

Main image area purple textured card,
cut using a die and the mouse in a
shoe decoupage adhered to it. 
Three pieces of Anita's pink glitter
ribbon looped and stuck to the back
prior to sticking to the main card. 
Double side tape on half of the purple
card only so it is not visible through the acetate.
Pearl gems stuck to ribbon and in each corner
of the acetate. Sentiment is from the forever friends range.

Inside the card has been layered with pink
stripped paper and a pocket made with
the same paper and a piece of ribbon
to the top of the pocket to finish.

The bookmark was made using the cut
off piece of white card from the front section.
The shape was hand cut with sharp
scissors to the top. covered in the
same paper on the front and back of the book
mark once it had been through the tri emboss
hearts folder to give it a good texture.
A paper mania flower added and a hole
cut and ribbon looped through.

Tapestry Stamps - Thank You

V & A Tapestry Peg Stamps were used on this
card with archival inks.
Anita's thank you peel off sentiment to the centre.
White and green card cut using Xcut dies and
Creativity club free backing paper with inked
edges.  Anita's pink glittered ribbon, butterfly
and Paper mania gems.

Valentine Card

6" x 6" white card blank.
This valentine card was made using
Do Craft decoupage, layered onto
tri embossed heart red cardstock,
cut into a heart using an Xcut die
layered onto feathered white
mulberry paper.
Fabric paper cut to the same size as
the white card blank and Xcut heart die
used to cut out the centre, so the main
image can be seen through this. 
A piece of acetate cut again the same size
as the white card blank and two strips of red
card cut and embossed using swiss dot folder.
The acetate, fabric paper and one strip
was glued together and placed onto the
card at one edge and the other edge was
brought in slightly to make a bowed front and
stuck to the card.

A piece of red satin ribbon was put across and tied
in the middle and three red gems placed to one side.
From the same decoupage a rose and paper heart
was cut out and stuck to the acetate.
A valentine sentiment was placed to the top left and
three more red gems to the right to finish.

Easter Cards

Stepper card with one flap cut away and then turned
on its side.  Decoupage from Do Crafts range with
Diggity Dog backing papers mat and layered onto
green card stock.  Silver ribbon from Anita's and
computer sentiment cut out with Xcut die.

Forever friends decoupage, doily chalked and free
backing papers from Creativity Club.  Computer
sentiment cut out with 2" scallop Xcut punch.

Country companions backing paper mat and layered
on to black card stock to frame.  Forever
friends decoupage and white pom pom stuck on
to the tail. Computer sentiment cut out
with Xcut die and chalked.  Anita's ribbon put
across the corner

7 February 2012

Horse Birthday Card

Decoupage horse head card
Mat and layer 6" x 6" white card blank with
black and patterned paper.  Doily boarder which
was distressed using chalks, various horse/rider
backing paper, cut into a strip and adhered to top of
doily.  Cut a piece of silver card using Marianne die
layer up as shown.  Put a hedgehog brad in bottom
right hand corner and place horse decoupage over several
layers as the main focus image.
Tie brown and green organza ribbon in right
hand corner and cut out using Xcut die sentiment.

6 February 2012

Acetate Card

The following card was made using acetate as the card blank.

Vine doily border and edged in blue ink and Papermania
blue capsule collection paper cut into a strip for a ribbon
and a sentiment stamped onto right hand side.
Blue Papermania capsule flowers mounted with silicone,
a capsule blue ribbon and a button to finish the

Pearl gems placed in threes to define the card size and
give interest.

Inside of the card, because of using acetate (being see through)
I put a flower on the opposite side to the front flower to hide
the adhesive the same was done with the paper ribbon and
insert panel.

1 February 2012

Neverending Card

Hot Diggity Dog - Never ending Card

This is my first attempt at this type
of card and it has come out well.

Papermania card black glued together, then
Diggity Dog backing papers cut to size and
stuck with double sided tape.

Various toppers mat and layered on various
portions of the card.


I used various sentiment stamps on various
backing portions.

Polka dot organza ribbon threaded
through topper tags to add interest.

As the card is unfolds you see different pics.

Stamped large Happy Birthday by Papermania.