Friday, 29 April 2016

Housework card

Hi Everyone, I have the card I made for my hubby's birthday, I had better explain my reasoning for putting this together.

When I starting working weekends years ago, I asked him to peel the veg and put the meat into the oven, for the Sunday roast. I would do the rest when I got home. However, he did something so VERY wrong, (for him) he had dinner ready for me when I got in from work AND it it was lovely, even though he hadn't done it before, in our 30 year marriage.  I had better add he was unable to work due to his ill health and felt guilty that I was working and he wasn't.

Roll on another 20 years and he still does 90% of the cooking, and has progressed to housework and washing and ironing, as well as the garden and other masculine jobs! he does it SO VERY much better than me. I'm not ALL bad, I help now I'm retired LOL.

Anyhow, this is the card. I laid it all out in PS then layered it onto navy card. Create with TLC had everything I needed to put the image and sentiment together. I also used the iron paper from TLC, the other papers are from Numb Bumm, who no longer has a blog.

I followed this Sketch Saturday sketch

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Chinese girl

Hi Everyone, my card today is for my Niece who is living in China, as post isn't too good to there, I have added their birthday cards to their FB page, this is for her today.

I coloured "Sweetie Sonia" by Art by Miran with SN markers and added her to DP's 6,7,8 "On the Orient" by Tracy Wray at the FB page of Art by Miran. I followed the TSB sketch adding the sentiment included in the Digi kit.

                                                                           The TSB Challenge Sketch

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sympathy post

HI Everyone, I had sad news recently of my first cousin who lived in Florida, she was one of the GI brides, she had been suffering with Alzheimer's Disease and had been looked after with love and real caring by her wonderful husband.

I have another 3 cousins (her brother, sister and half sister) and their families (most of whom sadly we don't know) Stateside, in Florida, Ohio and Virginia, 2 who are now in their 80's, the younger we had in the UK last year. It was so sad to speak to the elder ones, knowing we will probably not see them again and both not in the best of health.

Anyhow on to my card for them. I sent each of them Husband and Cousins the same card, but different inside. I kept it with simple layering for the post.

I coloured and paper pieced the image in PS, cut out with a die and layered onto black paper. I embossed with a wall embossing folder to carry on the wall in the image.

I thought it, an image with a British post box, would be apt for them all.

Image Di's Digis
Embossing folder Die-sire
DP's Pink Petticoat

Sunday, 24 April 2016

007 18th birthday

Hi Everyone, my card today is for the Outlawz Sketch Challenge. I had already decided what image I wanted to use, so elongated the sketch to make it fit. I thought as the image looked like 007 I should make it red, white and blue and with the Queen's birthday celebrations this year, thought it all tied in with celebrations. It will make my Great Nephew (who it's for) think of the UK, as they live in Belgium.

It has all been laid out in PS and printed out. The centre strip is a wave, the "buttons" were made in PS with the Union Jack and a PS Action giving it a gold edge and 3D'd and 3D gloss. I folded white card and added silver pen "stitches" to it, to give the impression of  sleeve cuff with cuff links, I also lifted the corner. I told you I think strangely LOL.  I laid the image onto holographic card and cut with a deckle edge scissors. then added the age and sentiment.

DP Meta Wulandari Design’s
Image from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine 

Saturday, 23 April 2016

White on White

Hi Everyone, I recently saw a Tim Holtz instructions on "false embossing" and so this card was born.

The card was cut with a die and sticky paper laid on the back, I added fine glitter. I'm not sure about the white on white, and feel I should colour the roses, but I resisted. In fact not sure about the card as a whole. Maybe one of those that I attempted and will bin! I added 4 layers of the sentiment, then placed it into the die cut hole in the card, to stand out, and added some crystal netting ribbon I bought, CHEAP, at Christmas.

Dies Tattered Lace

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Penguin card

Hi Everyone, a real quick post today. My card today is for the Challenge with a Penguin theme and here is mine.

The image was coloured in PS, I added an embossed layer and DP's laid out in PS and printed to make the sketch shape. Simple. So simple I forgot the bling! I have now added 2 red gems following the sketch.

penguin skater by Colette Smith at PAPERCRAFTER ISSUE 87
DP's by Paper Garden Projects Penguin kit.
embossing folder Crafts Too.  Penguins

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Yellow and green

Hi Everyone, this is for the challenge with an inspiration photo, this is my interpretation. 

I laid everything out in PS, used print and cut on the Cameo, added ribbon to the card, placed the circles onto the card and 3D'd the flower. I went around the edge with a dark green marker. I added 3D gloss to the centre of the flowers and the berries.

I've done a few clean and simple cards lately I really like the CAS sketches to follow, I wouldn't be able to make one otherwise. Thanks to all the designers of sketches, you make my makes simpler for me!

DP's Paper Garden Projects.