Tuesday, 27 April 2010

My First Commission!

I think it's going to be a hot one today. Just let the dog out and it's getting warm already! Glorious sunshine here in Lincolnshire and not a cloud in sight.

Now, over the Easter hols I went down to visit my Mum and Dad with the kids and also saw my big bad bro and little tiny sis and their families. Always love to get together with them all. While I was there I was absolutely thrilled when my dear sis asked me to make not 1 but 2 birthday cards for her. I was really chuffed to be asked! My sis liked the easel cards and they were both for two young girls and she wanted them personalised so here's what I came up with:

The background papers are from a Pink Petticoat download. I printed the swirls in one colour first and then put the paper back through the printer and printed a paler pink plain design so the background behind the swirls was lighter. I used a Fiskars Threading Water border punch for the panel behind the angel. The swiss dots paper is Bazzill Basics in Plum Pudding.
The pretty angel is a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp which I coloured with watercolour pencils and added glitter to the wings and tiny heart. I really love these stamps.

Used some Craftwork Cards candy to act as stoppers to prop the card up. The message is computer generated and cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilites Labels. The present is a die cut from a Quickutz die I used through my Epic 6. Added some punched flowers and small self adhesive gems to finish.

Both cards were the same design and I absolutely loved doing them. I was even more overjoyed when my sis said how pleased she was with them!
Have a great Tuesday.

Sue x

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Rustic Wheelbarrow

Good morning. It's still quite warm here but we've had a few showers in the night and it's trying to rain again. We had a beautiful day yesterday though with hardly any wind so can't grumble.

I thought today I would show a picture of a card I made recently using a Pink Petticoat image from the Pretty Potties range. Image coloured with watercolour pencils and cut out using a Spellbinders Nestabilities Label. Olive green backing paper and image both distressed around the edges with Brushed Corduroy. I used a small leaf stamp from the Hero Arts Scattered Leaves set CL298 and stamped a panel of them across the card in the Brushed Corduroy distress ink.

Inside the card I used a scalloped circle punch to cut out the printed verse and added distress ink again and a couple of leaf stamps to co-ordinate.

Card was finished with 3 rustic looking buttons and a piece of knotted twine. Card reads 'Simple pleasures' to front .... and inside '-are life's greatest treasures'. The images you buy from Pink Petticoat come with a range of Wheelbarrow designs and you can print them with or without the wordings so there is a wide range of things you can do with them!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Sue x