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Saturday, 30 August 2008

my sketch no 25

Here is sketch no 25, again if anyone would like to join in please do, just leave a comment and I will come take a look I went for a lovely dark purple for my background card this time, I then printed some pink petticoats papers for my mats, these were layered onto some lovely cream and gold papers I have from crafters companion, I also added this paper to the front of the purple card before adding a large piece of purple card as my first layer, I also put some of this card through the cuttle bug, to this I added a prima flower on a die cut made using my cuttlebug ,with some gold ribbon threaded through and secured to the embossed card before sticking down with 3D foam pads, the final touch was the two flower in the corners

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Beach Bag

Here is another using my Handbag template, the effect I was looking for with this bag was a beach bag
I have used a pearlescent card stock that has a weaved finish to it, this I used as my base card. I wanted the effect of one of those clear PVC see through bags, So i printed a design from my cute companions CD onto acetate, This I then used as a jacket over my base card, I then decorated the acetate Jacket with peel offs before adding the flap of the bag also decorated with peel offs and a chunky gold brad I then made an insert using the same design papers that I had printed onto the acetate

My Handbag TemplateTutorial

I was asked to make a bag card for a friend to give to her sister, she wanted one that opened like a basic card, I came up with this the shape if very similar to a bag she uses for college I cut out my base card shape from the template that I put on my blog for you to use, for this card I chosen a dark card to match in with my backing papers.
When cutting our the handle centre please keep safe you will need this later.

here is a view of the base card opened out
I then covered the front with backing paper, I found the easiest way to do this was to fold the A4 backing paper in half cover both the front and back edges with double sided tape, put the card into the centre of folded backing paper, then when open trim around the edges to get a nice even shape, then trim the centre handle out from inside the card.

I then went around all the edges with peel offs
This is where you need the centre piece that you saved earlier, go around the edges with peel offs, I then took some double sided tape and put a strip to the back straight edge, for the front rounded edge I used some 3D pads, when this is then added to the front of the bag it keep the back edge flat and raised the front rounded edge slightly, this then look as if the flap has been bent over the bag

To finish the bag as you can see in in the first photo I added some flowers to the corner, and a gold tassel with an extra large brad, to act as a large clasp to the front flap,

The template for this card is on the posting below

Handbag Template

Here is the template that I have drawn for the card above
If anyone would like to make a card using my template please do. All I ask is that when you have completed your card you come back and leave a link to your site so that I can come and take a look, also could you please leave a link so that others can try this template

Sketch no 24

Here is my sketch for this week For this card I made the papers and topper using my 3d2CD.
I made the square image into a circle pyramage, I then layered this onto silver card with some nice punched out corners, I then stuck this to one side of the gate fold card, the backing papers came from bits of the image and me playing with the tile creator in 3D2. I love this function you can get loads of great backing papers, you can get a bit carried away and end up with way more papers than you will ever use

Thursday, 21 August 2008


I just love the bright funky colours on this card, all papers and toppers come from pinkpetticoats
I printed two different paper one on each side of the card, coloured the topper with marvy pens.
I think the melons look great added to the ribbon on the side

Mini bag & display box

Here is a little bag that I have made using cardcarousel templates. I printed then traced the card into some embossed pearlescent card, easy to follow instructions to put together.

I them made the matching display box, again easy to follow instructions, but a bit fiddly when glueing, there is not much card on the sides to glue together as the box is very small, When I make this again I think I will make myself a deep box with my box maker and put acetate panels in both the top and bottom sections
Just to show you how small both the bag and the display box are I have taken a photo of them in front of an A 5 card, when finished they only come about half way up the card, but still very cute.
I might enlarge the bag pattern and make it a bit bigger next time

please take a look on carousels web site they have some lovely designs, I also have a carousel with horses on to make ideal for new babys gifts, so watch this space

Monday, 18 August 2008

cupcake cards

Looking through the web last night I found these lovely cupcake designs, I just had to print them off and have a go.
Thanks to the designers of both templates, I will put links to each blog on the bottom of this posting
the first card I used Pink petticoats papers for the cupcakes paper case, I then took some pearlescent pink and mint card and ran it through my cuttlebug folders
The second cake is a bit smaller than the first, this time I used pink corrugated card for the paper case, Again as I had some of the embossed Pink and mint card left over I used as the icing. The third card was made the same way but just mint embossed card, on top of this I added some 3d paint and sprinkled a few bits of flower soft for the hundreds and thousands topping
Here are the three cards together, they look scrummy and good enough to eat, Only these wont go to your hips
here is were I got the templates from

the first and largest one came from

the last two came from here

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Two more cards

These were made using my 3D2CD
I took my image into the programme and made two decoupage toppers the first is a pyramid topper, I also made some backing paper to match, For these card I also used some of crafter`s companion embossed backing papers. I also made the tag using both papers and a peel off Happy Birthday
For the second I used a square card, I had made another topper to add to my printing out sheet, this time I made it as a traditional decoupage layered it up and added it to the centre of the card, this time I added some ribbon as I matted and layered the base card, again I made a happy Birthday topper for the bottom of the card

New Look to my blog

Well as you can see I have changed the colours of my blog, I was a bit nervous as the last time I tried it, my blog was only a few weeks old and I lost all my links. this one was very easy to change and did not lose anything.the hardest bit was trying to choose what background to have.

Thanks To Rachel and Jane who talked me into having a change of colours, well these are not colours more like lovely papers.

I love it

Saturday, 16 August 2008


This image I took into 3D2, I made a pyramage topper and two backing papers.
I mounted the topper onto some purple mirri card, then made a Happy Birthday Topper using the background paper and mirri card.
I also used my craft studio cd to make a matching insert

Sketch card no 23

Here Is my sketch No 23

All the paper came from Shabby Princess They are in a lovely blue colour the photo does not do them justice
I matted and layered the papers onto silver mirri card following my design, i added 4 silver brads to the mat going across the page.
I then stamped some fans and embossed with silver embossing powders before mounting onto the centre panel with 3d pads

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Cute companions

This one comes from the cute companions CD and stamps, I pprinted out my papers arranged them to look like wallpaper with a dado rail.
I stamped my mice coloured them with watercolour pencils then I arranged them one in the window writing the other is kicking mums cotton around.
printed out a Happy Birthday from the same Cd, then arranged in a wave along the bottom of the card

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Double gatefold Pop up card

Rachel made a lovely card for my sketch challenge 21, she was asked to do a tutorial on how to make it.
So I have had a go at it, and very pleased with the end result.
Thanks Rachel

The paper and the insert came from Crafters companion Florals Cd.(I pulled this one out of the cupboard this week, I had forgotten how much I liked some of the designs)
The butterfly was stamped then coloured with
I will finish it off by making a box using the same papers

I did enjoy making this card, and I am sure it will be a style that I will use again, It was quite simple to do and gives a stunning end result

Triangular Tri fold Card

Yvonne on the crafters companion forum has made a few of this shaped card, she took the time to do a tutorial for us if you would like to have a go you can find how here, this was my effort

The papers and topper came from Joanna sheens
Fashion Boutique cd, I also used one of her stamps for the mirror inside the card.
I still need to make a box and will be using more of the matching paper

My sketch challenge 22

Well this is sketch no 22 that I have done for the girls on Crafters Companion Forum, the weeks have flown by.
If anyone else would like to join in please leave a comment and I will come take a look

The paper I used for the card come from crafters companions floral Cd, I them added two mats that matched the main card, to this a added a bit of fake stitching, I them co,oured in a bella stamped image, mounted this onto mirri card then added prima flowers to finish

Rachels monthly challenge

Once A month Rachel sets the members of crafters companion forum a card challenge to do.
This month was a betty boop Christmas image.

I took the image into my 3D2cd and resized the Image . I them made a few backing papers.

I mounted two of the papers onto a large square card, added a peel off between the two papers. mounted my piramage onto gold card , popped it all onto the centre and added a Christmas greeting

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Wendy`s Sketch challenge 21

Here is my sketch no 21
Watch the matting on this one it is not as straight forward as it seems, a little twist to keep you on your toes

I do like the end result with this card, the papers I used came from shabby princess, I just love all the blues in her moddy blues collection.
I have trimmed the papers to follow the pattern, the white mat I put through the cuttlebug, with the happy birthday folder, I then added 4 eyelets in two shades of blue( I have just treated myself to a crop a dial ,so just had to use it for this project, I love it)
the image comes from Sally Ann and coloured with oil pastels and blended with sansador, this was then mounted onto the embossed Mat.