Monday 30 April 2012

Fathers Day Card

In an attempt at becoming more organised I've made a start on this years Fathers Day cards.  Fathers Day falls on June 17th this year, so I really am starting early, astonishingly early for me in fact, as I can usually be found still finishing cards on the big day itself - whatever the big day may be.    I'm also sorting through my crafty stash and finally using what I find.

This card has been made using a Redhotbed "clutter card" decoupage sheet, DCWV "all about boys" backing papers and American Craft badges.  I followed sketch 67 at Papertake Weelkly, but was having problems deciding on the finishing touches it needed when I remembered a fabulous card I had seen recently.  Tracy's cards are all amazing and as soon as I saw the tabs on her tiny blessings card I knew I was going to try them - although I didn't think it would be so quite so soon.  It still needs something in the bottom left hand corner, but I  don't know what yet so have decided to leave it for the minute and hope inspiration strikes.

Result!  While I was tidying my desk I found some male themed die-cuts I'd taken out earlier to maybe use on my card.  Of course, I forgot all about them once they were buried under a pile of papers, but lo and behold amongst them was the (I think) perfect finishing touch to that left hand corner.  I love it when that happens.

Friday 27 April 2012

Scottie Dog, Drawer Easel Card,

I guess the title of this post is pretty self explanatory.  :)

The image and backing papers are from Kanban, which again I've had a while.  The actual 'drawer easel card' is from a set I bought a couple of weeks ago from  They are really easy to put together, the only down side is although it mentions envelopes in the product description, the two sets I bought didn't come with any.  Not that I think envelopes would be much use as the finished product is quite thick. I've been practising making boxes but they still aren't turning out great so if any one has any foolproof tips they would be greatly appreciated - with the emphasis being on foolproof. 

Update - Not exactly a box but a solution.

Well this is my solution to my easel drawer card problem.  Its probably not too clear from my crummy pictures but instead of making a box for my drawer front card I created a sleeve - much easier, faster and not as "homemade" looking as some of my attempts at boxes.  I think the problem was that I was a little over enthusiastic when decorating my easel card which meant that my box needed to be over two inches deep to accommodate the easel card and the drawer.  I'd love to know what other people think of this.  Is it a "lazy" alternative to a box or does it work?  

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Sketch n Stash Challenge 86

Its been a while since I made a card and even longer since I made one that didn't have a stamped and hand coloured image.   To be honest my crafty time is very limited, it takes me a long to colour an image and even longer to put the whole card together.  Part of the problem is I'm very indecisive but most of the problem is I'm very  messy disorganised.  Anyway while I was trying to tidy my craft room I founds lots of stuff I bought a long long time ago and thought it was about time I put it to good use.

The topper and sentiment is from Kanban, the backing papers are K&Co and the crown charm and buttons are from my stash.   As I've had these at least a couple of years I doubt they are still available however, the sketch I followed is the current challenge at Sketch N Stash and there is plenty of time to join in.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Happy Easter

Absolutely nothing to do with making cards or even revamping thrifty finds but I just had to share.
Make sure to follow the link under the main picture - it really is worth it.  :)
Scary Bunny Alert
With thanks to Lakota

Thursday 5 April 2012

Sending Hugs

Apologies for yet more bad photos - I really have to get my act together and start taking my photos at a decent hour.
This is another of Meljens fab digi images and, although the bear looks quite sad I had such fun colouring him (with my copics).
I am entering this card into Meljens "anything goes" challenge (#103)  xx