Thursday, 30 May 2013

Card Swap Group - 3

Morning!  Today's card was made for Alison as part of a Card Swap group.  I decided to use an old hostess set - Simply Soft - that I've had it for ages and never used.  I cut three identical panels and stamped the flower outline in Always Artichoke.  I then stamped the petal part in Wisteria Wonder.  Considering I couldn't find my stamp positioner, I didn't do a bad job.  Think I may have to invest in a Stamp-a-ma-jig - it would have made my life so much easier!
I mounted the three panels on some Wisteria Wonder card stock which I then mounted on a white, square card.  I used some of the gorgeous Ruffled Ribbon in (WW) around the middle, and finished it with a sentiment from Elementary Elegance (old SAB set) punched out with the Ticket Duo Punch Builder.

I received a lovely email from Alison saying she loved the card.
I'm supposed to be scrap booking today but to be honest I'm not in the mood.  The weather is so depressing and the light is really poor, it makes it more difficult.  I did get up early to do a bit of work with Glossy Accents - you would think that an hour and a half later it would be dry - but no.  Oh well.
Have a good day and take care.
Michelle x

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Happy Birthday Edward!

Back again so soon! 
As I said yesterday, the weekend was really busy, celebrating Edward's birthday.  This is the card I made for him - not a Stampin' Up product in sight!  As with most boys of his age, he is obsessed with his Xbox, hence the card.  I printed a picture of the handset on white card which I cut round.  I then printed an identical one to cut out all the buttons which I 3D mounted.  I added a touch of Glossy Accents on the coloured buttons and there we are.  He was pretty pleased with it. 
We had a family party and the weather was very good to us, totally unexpectedly!  My Mum made Edward a fantastic cake, a Hobbit Hole.  It was absolutely amazing - the detail was incredible.  Emily bought Edward a little Lego set of Frodo, Gandalf and his horse and cart to add to it. 

It was too good to cut!  I made my Mum do it as I couldn't bear to.  It was delicious too.

We had a surprise visitor too.  My friend has a new addition to her family - a 9 week old Chihuahua called Pablo.  Now, I'm not a fan of this breed but even I was smitten.  Chloe, our Lab, didn't know what to make of him, and he was pretty fearless.  She got bored of him in the end.  I think he should be renamed Dobby because of his bat-like ears, but my friend wasn't too keen!

 Well that's me for today.  I may be back tomorrow with another card - who knows! 
Take care and thanks for dropping by.
Michelle x

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Hi everyone.  Hope you are all well.  I'm just dropping in briefly to share a card that I made a few weeks ago, for a friend who just got her first job as a teacher.
I scored a border with my trusty Simply Scored, then cut a panel to fit inside the scored area.  I stamped Congratulations from the Sassy Salutations set, in Primrose Petals.  Then I stamped various butterflies from Papillon Potpourri in Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral and Primrose Petals,  I edged around the panel with Wisteria Wonder.
I stuck the panel to the card and then stamped four more butterflies, two in WW and two in PP, on separate card which I then punched out with the corresponding punch.  I bent the wings up to give a little bit of definition, stuck them to the card and added a little bit of glitter glue. 

Hope you like it. 

It's half term this week, so I'm pressing on with Emily's birthday album (or should I say albums!).  Four weeks to get it all done.

We've had a busy weekend celebrating Edward's 14th birthday (my little boy!!) - more of that another time.

Thanks for dropping by.  As always, I appreciate your lovely comments.

Take care.

Michelle x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

New Cards

Well, the week is nearly over, and I am really looking forward to the weekend.  It's been a week of madness at home and at work - the sort of week when you feel you are running just to catch up.  We've had SATs at school, which have gone well, but we are glad they are over, as well as too much going on at home - but we are nearly there.  And very soon it will be half term - hurray!
Anyway, on to the cards.  These are the cards I mentioned in my last post that I'm really thrilled with.  They are all a variety on a theme, but each very different.
The first card was for a young lady who I've know for 15 years - I'm struggling to accept that she is 16 now.
I started off by sponging a square piece of card with shades of blue, with different purples around the edge.  Then using a selection of purples and blues, and mainly SU stamps, I stamped the images all over the piece of card.  When I was happy with it, I cut it into quarters.  I scored a border on a white square card and mounted the panels inside the scored area.
The second card is for my sister, whose birthday is tomorrow.  I used yellows and oranges and stamped the images and sentiment in reds and oranges (all SU).

And the final card in this selection was made for a member of our card swap group whose birthday was yesterday.  Her name is Zoe and she likes purple.  I hope she liked this card. You can find her blog here .

Well, that's me done for today.  I'm off to Scrapbags on Saturday for my penultimate session before Emily's birthday - lots to do! 

Have fun and take care.

Michelle x

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Birthdays Galore!

It's been a busy time recently - lots of April birthday, and lots more in May.  The following cards are a few that I made for last month.
This first card was made for a good friend of mine who celebrated a milestone birthday.  I cut an oval in the middle of the card and pierced around the outside of the aperture and the edge of the card with a piercing template.  I attached a piece of green Twitterpated DSP behind the aperture.  I cut some chipboard numbers and coated them in Martha Stewart glitter and attached them to the DSP.  A Teeny Tiny sentiment and punched out labels in white and Pear Pizzazz completed the card.

This next card was made with a scrap booking kit that I have had knocking around for years and thought I ought to start using!  It was a card made in a hurry for the little boy next door.

An finally, another card made from a pad of scrap booking papers.  Actually I used offcuts from Emily's birthday album, to use them up.  The card was for a 14 year old girl and I hope I pitched it correctly - it's a funny old age, 14!

Hopefully I will be back soon with some more cards.  Because I have a lot of birthdays in May, I've gone in for some batch making sessions, and revisiting an old design.  But I do have something new to show you that I am very proud of - so watch this space!
See you soon.  Take care
Michelle x