Thursday, 23 June 2011

It's A Guy Thing

This was a card I made for my neighbour, Colin, who was in a car accident a few days ago.  Guys are always difficult to make for at the best of times but this was put together on short notice.  Kanban to the rescue, Colin is a cat lover and this fitted the bill.

The cat image is from Kanban and is called Egyptian Bastet and the backgound card is simply called Egyptian.  The lettering is gold peel-offs and the blue dots are from Craftworks Card Candi range to match the blue on the image, I've also used some Bling gold jewels to add a bit of sparkle.

I hope this cheers Colin up a bit, it was a nasty accident.  The other guy has been charged with reckless driving, but that doesn't help Colin.  I hope it's not too long before he comes back home to Gillian and Hannah.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Love Grows

It's been a long time since I've made a card and here it is.

The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and is called Love Grows, this is the first time I've used this stamp and it was nice and easy to colour.  The Spellbinder  nestie is Eyelet Squares.  The paper is from my stash, bought a long time ago, too long to still have a name for it.

 The image was coloured in using Copics.  Hair - YR23.  Skin - E00,000,11, R20.  Clothes - E31,33,35, BG01,05,09,10, C1,3,5,7, black.  Plant pot - E00,02,08,37.  Green heart - G21, YG63,67.

The flower is a Dawn Bibby peel-off put onto pearised card and coloured with pens, Papermania Fluid Metallic Brush Markers, I borrowed from a good friend.  I popped a pearl from Kaiser Crafts in the middle to finish it off.

I hope you like this card, it took me ages to work out the design and find paper, card and ribbon to match.  If I've been away from making cards for a wee while, I always find it hard to get started again.  Hopefully, it won't be so long again until I make another.  Hugz, Janice