Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Birthday Boy

Hi all

Well what an absolutely gorgeously sunny day today. That's what summer should be like. It's my youngest's birthday today. Jordan is going to be fourteen close to midnight. He's fast changing from my 'baby' into a young man. Mind you, his favourite pastime, besides his BMX bike, is playing Band Hero on the Wii, so he's not quite into the man brigade yet.....or is he. lol xx

Anyway, I wanted to capture something that relates to him, and I think this card is perfect.

I wanted a really grungy, rock look, and I think I've achieved it.  All the cardstock is from Stampin' Up!...I distressed the edges of the cardstock. and used lots of CloseTo Cocoa ink to give that grungy look.  I embossed the guitar with moonglow embossing powder so it looks all glossy just like jordan's real guitar.  Used embossing folders for the punched out stars, just to give interest, along with some rivets from Stampin' Up!
There's quite alot going on in this card, and I think it maybe looks better in 'real life'.  But I hope you get a good impression of it anyway.  It's hard doing teenage boys cards, and not making them too cute or babyish.  Jordan liked the card anyway, so that's all that matters.  Thanks you for taking the time to look. 

My next task is to make a card for the flowers I've chosen for my brother-in-laws funeral this Friday.  He was only 59 years old.  Rest In Peace Brian, you will be sadly missed.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Fathers Day Card

Hi everyone.

What a bloomin' cold and windy day it is here in the east of England.  What happened to summer????

So I'm indoors today, which means I've been able to get on with my fathers day card for my dear daddy.  I love him to bits, and make him a special card every year.  It's a challenge coming up with something different every time though.  Like most cardmakers out there I find it difficult making mens cards.  All I knew was I didn't want a cutesy image.  So I trawled through my stamps and came up with something that I liked.
I chose blue and green as I think they always look good for male cards.  Although I chose flowers for the main image, I don't think it's too feminine.  At least I hope my Dad doesn't think it is.  The stamps are by Stampin' Up! and Hero Arts.  The patterned paper is from K & Co and the cardstock and inks from Stampin' Up! again. 

Here's a closer shot of the stamped details.  You may not be able to see I added the tinest whisps of glitter to the flowers.  But you can see the dewdrops I added to the edge of the circle. 

I even decorated the inside of this one.  I wrote my (private) message along curvy pencil lines, rubbing them out carefully afterwards.  I love the finished card, hope you like it too.

Take care.


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 34

Hi everyone.

I'm much more prepared for this weeks Truly Scrumptious challenge I'm pleased to say. I still have stuff going on in the background, but am finding a way to cope.

So on to this weeks challenge.  We have a fab sketch designed by our very lovely Beth....thanks Beth. 

The optional extra, if you feel like it is to use checks or gingham in your design.

I always think baby cards go well with checks and gingham, so this is what I decided to make:

It's a teeny tiny card measuring just 4 inches square, perfect for a birth announcment.  I used papers from a Designer Mat Pad by Brenda Walton for Kay & Co.  The Little Cotton Rabbit image is perfect for this card with his little nappy.

The sentiment is by Whiff Of Joy and the buttons are Stampin' Up!  I coloured the image with my Copics, and used a white gel pen for highlights.  The ribbon I bought from my local garden centre....where I work incidently.

Hope you'll find time to visit us at Truly Scrumptious this week.   
Thanks for visiting today, and happy crafting.
Debbie xx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Almost posted tomorrows Truly Scrumptious challenge by mistake. Apologies if you are a follower and you got a quick flash of it. You'll have to come back tomorrow to see it.


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