Leaving card

Sadly my boss has just left work and she will be so missed! She’s been there for a long time and she knows that understanding, friendship, trust and flexibility are the key to getting the most out of your staff. She’s a special lady and I wanted to make her a fitting card.

She’s not over the hill yet and is hoping to do a bit more of what she wants including travelling before it’s too late!

I felt “onwards for a new adventure” was a better phrase than “sorry you’re leaving”. Of course my phrase doesn’t exist (as far as I know) so set about creating this in Canvas so that I could cut it out on my scan n cut machine. I love that when you create your own work you have the flexibility to create what you want and that nothing needs to be prescribed.

I hope that she has many adventures to come!


CRAFT challenge #453 – Three of a kind

For this challenge I chose the Sugar Skulls digi image from Rick St Dennis MFA.

From cream card I cut a DL size card blank. Wanting to compliment the busy sugar skull image I chose to stamp this pretty background stamp in Momento tuxedo black at diagonally opposite corners. I then chose a sentiment and stamped that also in black. Since this challenge was “three of a kind” I coloured 3 of the sugar skulls images to match and used some silicone glue to raise them up from the card.

I am really pleased with the card, which I feel is simple but striking, I’m not sure why I’m so fascinated by the skulls. For some reason the day of the dead type colourful skulls just have a draw and I love them!

CRAFT challenge #452 – Distress your project/vintage

For this project I chose a saying from DRS designs. It was also due to be completed around the time of my mums birthday so I decided that I’d combine the two. I also picked up a Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine with the floral stamp and leaves which I thought would combine well with this project.

I stamped the flowers and leaves, a happy birthday, a Mum and another sentiment as I wanted this card for Mum (a crafter) to be a little more than just a card. I cut them out on my scan n cut machine and coloured them with my Chameleon pens.

Around the “rain” sentiment and the happy birthday sentiment I distressed this and inked what was white card with distress inks. I added some paper lace around the “rain” sentiment too.

I was pleased with the result and so was my mum which made the whole process worthwhile!

Musical theme

I’ve been playing with some new stamps this weekend which came from Creative Stamping magazine. They are by Sheena Douglass and I could see the possibilities and really wanted this set.

I actually made another couple of cards but I’ve given them to people already and I didn’t get to take a photo sadly. So here are the two I did get photos of.

These two are both the same but different colour ways and the second one I made into an easel slider card too.

I hope you like them!

CRAFT challenge #451 – Love

Using Lola heart from Crafty Sentiments

I chose to use a cream 6×4″ card blank for this challenge and cover it with muted splashes of colour. These splashes have got little butterflies and hearts coming out of them so I felt it fitted the theme.

The image was coloured with my Chameleon pens and used my scan n cut to cut out the image with a border, then matted and layered.

The sentiment is one of Sara’s from Crafters Companion. I chose to use the ‘red brick’ distress ink to stamp this.

CRAFT challenge #450 – Christmas

Using All Dressed Up digi stamp ‘Merry and Bright’

I chose to use water colours for this challenge and die cut the image, inked around the edges with a gold ink to give a subtle glow. I then layered this onto another coordinating mat and added some ribbon around the lower mat. The background paper and the flowers I found in my stash and the gold snowflakes I’d got already cut and I used these instead of leaves for a Christmas feel.