Monday, 23 January 2012

Birthday Tea light card

Afternoon all, just wanted to share with you a little something I have made today for my friends birthday.
I must admit I totally forgot it was her birthday today and when I saw her up at the school this morning I felt terrible so I came home and set about making her a Tea light gift card.

I used my Ultimate Pro and boxer board by Crafters Companion to create the card and the box that houses the candles inside. I also used CC spray and shine to cover the roses.

This is the inside of the card, I have made a pull out tag where I have written my greeting. The box itself holds 12 scented candles.


Sunday, 22 January 2012

Anniversary exploding box - Popcorn the Bear

Morning everyone, what a windy Sunday here in Liverpool. Billy wind is definatey having some fun out there.
I have been busy this morning making a exploding box for a anniversary for my cousin, they got married the day before Valentines so Ive made it all lovey and cute.
I have used the Popcorn the Bear - Romance Cd rom from Crafters Companion which you can find HERE.
I also used my Ultimate Pro and boxer board to measure out the box and the lid.

I want to enter this into the challenge over at Crafters Companion news Blog where they want to see Valentines day themed cards ( I hope this is ok and its not technically a card) using some of their products.

These are both outside shots of the box, you can see I printed out some ribbon borders from the Cd rom and have stuck them around the lid. I have some some toppers to also decorate the outside and some candy from my stash.

This is a shot of the box once the lid has been removed

These are both just to show the different ways I have decorated the inside panels (my apologies for the pictures being upside down dont know why they are showing like taht as they are the right way up when I uploaded them)

Close up of the smallest layer. I have used more toppers from the cd rom here and also some paper roses I already had made in my stash. I also coloured some peel off stickers to make them red to fit in with the box.

 (again apologise for the upside picture not sure how to turn it around)

I have used some decoupage on the last 2 panels from the cd rom on the 'mid size' print so that it fits nicely onto the 9cm squared panel.

I hope you like it am sure my cousin will love it, just a bit different than a card.

Marie xxx

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Card for order

Happy Tuesday folks. I thought I would share with you a card I made yesterday for a commsisioned order.
The request was a cute card for an 80th in pink and purple. With that in mind I set about looking through my cds and digi to find just the right image, here is what I came up with.

I used an image from Country Companions disc, i chose this as the flowers are both pink and purple. I created the sentiment using My Craft Studio, the number are cut from Alphalicious cricut cart. The butterflies is a 3d punch that I cut out so the butterfly was stand alone. The roses I made following a tutorial made by Stephenie Weightman and I had these already made in my stash. 
The card itself is A4 on the back layer but the front is cut smaller to 8in, the border munch is by MS and the ribbon was in my stash. The Bp is afrom Dovecraft's back to basics 8x8 pad.
I have sprayed the whole thing with crafters companion glitter spray but the pic hasnt picked that up very well.

I would like to enter this into the challnge over at Papertake Weekly for their challenge of Buttons, bows, bling and blooms.
I hope you like it, any feedback would be greatly appreciated as always
marie xxx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Hello 2012, ive been a bit absent lately

Morning everyone, i have been a very poor blogger of late as I got snowed under with all my xmas Tea light orders that I just never got around to blogging any of my pictures or cards. I am all caught up now so thought I would show you a few of the cards I have made for orders over the past few weeks.

I was asked to commission a card for a friends little boy who was 5 on Xmas day. He loves Superman and Spiderman so I made these 2 cards. I apologise the pictures arent great as I took them at night.
The Superman badge is a google image that I resized in my craft studio and printed out a number of times ( it was a black and white image) I coloured it in using my promarkers and decoupaged the image. I used cricut cart Alphalicious for the number and the words, and my craft studio for the sentiment.

I used make the cut with my cricut to cut out the 'web'. The spiderman image is just from google and resized etc in my craft studio. I used my cricut cart alphalicious to cut the '5' and the 'brother'.

I was also asked for a cute ladies card for an 80th birthday and this is what I came up with, it needed to be quick as the lady only ordered it the day before she needed it so I used my A4 card kit from the Me to You collection to make the above card. I used letter stickers and flowers from my stash to add the extra detail, and the alphalicious cart for the numbers.

I get asked alot to make these types of cards for men usually and I do enjoy making them. One of my regular customers asked me for 2 Everton cards as you can see but because they where for the same customer I tried to make them slightly different whilst sticking to the same theme.
I used a google image in my craft studio and printed it out several times so I could decoupage the image. I used my craft studio again for the sentiments and then (am sure you can guess whats coming next lol)  I used my cricut cart Alphalicious for the number and word. I also created the backing paper for the insides using my craft studio and tiled the image.

Thanks for looking if you got this far, any feedback is always greatly received.
Marie xxx