Something Sweet

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this is a really cute card I made at one of Sally’s retro classes which would be great for one of my nephews.  This one is filled with mints but you can fill it with any candy that takes your fancy.

I love the bright colours which is always great for kids cards, and the fun feel of the card.

All you have to do to release the candy is pull the tag to the right and out they come.  A great way of getting the candy out without ruining the card.  Might have to make some more of these.

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More of Sally’s gorgeous flowers

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well it’s a grey Saturday here today so I am having an inside day, so thought I would post a couple of more cards.  You will be happy to hear I am almost up to date with my posting.

These two cards were made at Sally’s class a couple of weeks ago.  The first one is a bunch of tulips and just gorgeous.  Take a look.

We embossed the background with the polka dots embossing folder and used the framelits die to cut out the centre.  We used the five petal punch to make the tulips.  How cute are they?

Although I love this card the next one is probably my favourite of the two.  It’s a sweet pea class, although my husband thinks they look like rose buds.  What do you think?

I love this card.  The flowers were a bit tricky to make but lots of fun.

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Bringing Baby

Ok so this is my last post for today.  One of the girls at work niece has just had a baby over in the UK and she asked me if I would make her a baby card.  The only criteria was could I make it very pretty and very girly and could it be an easel card.  Wow that’s a hard brief for a girl who is not girly in any way shape of form,  but the easel card was the easy bit.

It took me pretty much all of Sunday to make this card and I have since changed it a bit since this photo was taken.  I decided to add some glitter to the stork on the inside of the card.  I used one of the pink apothecary art cards I made at Sally’s class last Friday night for inspiration.  You wouldn’t believe it but I had almost finished this card and then completely stuffed it up and had to start all over again… DUH!!!!

I am going to be giving this card to Joanne tomorrow and am very nervous about doing so.  I always worry about whether the cards will be good enough when someone has asked for something in particular, especially seeing as they are paying me for it.  I really really hope she likes it.  I hope you do too.

This is the front of the card.  Do you think its girly enough?  I embossed the stork and baby in melon mambo embossing powder.

The stork is embossed on vellum and really does look very effective.  I used the edgelits to make the scalloped edge at the bottom of the card.

As I mentioned before I have since added to glitter the to wings of the stork and it looks fantastic. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my latest creation.

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Sympathy Card

I made this card about a week ago for a friend at work who’s father passed away.  Like male cards, I think sympathy cards can be quite difficult to make, I wanted it to be nice but not too cheery, if you know what I mean.

I cased a similar card that Lyn Weiss had made but mixed it up a bit.

Knowing that red is Cathy’s favourite colour I went with cherry cobbler and vanilla cardstock.  The background is stamped with crumb cake and cherry cobbler, and I love this flower from the creative elements stamp set.

Of course I had to add a bit of bling to it be adding some large rhinestones to the centre of the butterfly.  Cathy only returned to work today so I am giving her this card tomorrow, I really hope she likes it.

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The Open Sea – Jeff’s 40th B’day Card

I made this card a couple of months ago for a friends husband’s 40th birthday.  I always find it difficult to make male cards so, seeing as Jeff likes to fish, I thought this stamp set might be just the thing, and of course I had to make it into an easel card, just my most favourite style of card.

I based it on a similar card I had made in a previous class a while back.  This is the front of the card.

This is the card standing up.

I embossed the happy birthday in silver embossing powder.

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Kindness Matters

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here are some more cards I made at Sally’s card class.  We used the kindness matters stamp set with those gorgeous butterflies.  Take a look for yourself.

As you can see we used Sal’s favourite colour combination with this one.

I just love this one, it’s probably because blue is my favourite colour and I love the butterflies.

How cute is the melon mambo card.  I don’t use melon mambo as I find it just too bright but it doesn’t look too bad in this card, it’s probably because we covered most of it up…. tee hee

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Just Believe

Hello again

today I wanted to post some cards I made at both one of Sally’s stamp club nights and at her Friday night class.

I have waited ages to buy this stamp set and it’s always been on my wish list, so earlier this year I decided I just had to buy it just in case it was discontinued with the new catalogue that is due out in September.  I am so glad I it has so much potential for beautiful cards.

Take a look at the one we made at the stamp club night.

I changed my card a little by adding the lace punch trim on the left side.

Here are the ones we made at the Friday night class.

This one has the main image embossed in white embossing powder it really stands out against the background.

I love this one. I love how we double stamped this main image and then embossed it in white.

This one was embossed on white glossy paper and we used the brayer to colour the background.  It really does look better in real life than what the photo shows.

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