Sunday, 29 May 2011

Fathers Day Ideas No 1

My first idea, I`m trying to think of a few to put together a little hamper. Well Have you heard of the Pint of Socks? Seen here previously on my blog. Well this is the more personalised version.

First I got my Silhouette SD to cut out on Vinyl the letters D A D. It can be done my hand, but you dont want the letters you want the part left. So you could use the negatives of some large peel offs or negative letters from a car accessory shop. They`ll give you them FOC if you ask nicely.

Take one glass and put on the negative vinyl then cover the area with this magic paste or type glass etching into google.

Apply the paste to the glass/vinyl.

Leave for 5 minutes. I leave it longer.
And voila

The paste initially is expensive but you use a little and it lasts. I used this paste for personalised pint glasses, half glasses, and wine glasses.

For wedding anniversarys I`ve inscribed them with the people names, and 25 yrs or whatever you`d like

Caravanning , BBQ, wheres the summer. - Mans card

This is a card a made for a friend to give to her husband.
The BBQ ing man was a "flippin decoupage" by La Pashe. These are having a bit of a revive at the moment, I have most of the sets and rarely use them.

The caravanning image I got from Wikipedia its one of the first images of a car pulling a trailer in 1937

I made the card by folding it into a gatefold card and its tuned out alright

The "ticket" Happy Birthday was printed and cut using my silhouette SD which is a great tool when looking for something a little different

My man with attitude

I do struggle to make suitable mens cards even though I find it easier to shop for a man.

By using silver miri card , it causes a problem when photographing as you get the colours in the background rebounding off the card

I would like to enter him in the following challenges

Craft your days away   -  Ch 21 Fathers Day / Special Man
Here Comes the Boys - Fathers Day

Flower, Tilda, Ribbon all my favourite things.

I love the Tilda images, but sometimes, I`d like them to be a little more subtle. So I stamped this one, and scanned it and then printed it out smaller and coloured using pro markers.

I`d like to enter this in the following challenges please

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

An elegant lady

This is an elegant lady topper from Kanban - its a deviation from my usual colours and came about from the backing paper.
The backing paper is Laura Ashley
The burgundy border was made using a Martha Stewart Punch
The ribbon and bows are from Country Baskets
The flowers and lace detail are Wild Orchid Crafts
The wooden hearts are from Button-It

Cream Embellishment - Silhouette SD
Silver Heart - ebay seller

Ivory hearts - Country Baskets
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

The Crafty Pad Challenge 122 Lace & Bows

WOW - white on white

Today inspired by Kenny K`s site and his challenge. I decided to do a WOW - white on white. My whole cards is white which made a bit of a challenge I can tell you.

I used one of Kenny K`s download images for my digi image. Lots of great images available.

Santa was painted using watercolours. Predominatly white with a touch of white/red, white/grey and white/yellow paint.
Santas cuffs and coat edges are coated with white flock
And white glitter completes his beard

I used white lace and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
The house scene in embossed using my Big Shot and the roofs painted with white cosmic shimmer

The reindeer , embellishment and sentiment were done on my Silhouette SD

Santa painted with watercolours using shades of white

All cut outs and sentiment using Silhouette SD

I`d like to enter this in the following challenge

Monday, 23 May 2011

Dinosaur Grrrreat Day

Have a Grrrreat Day

Heres a cute little guy I found on the tinternet. I wanted to practice my digi promarker colouring and downloaded him...I used my Silhouette SD for the greeting, I just received some glitter markers and wanted to try them out

I`d like to enter him in the

Boys Card

I made this card up for the Cards For Men Challenge, I `m just starting to enter cards into challenges , so this is a learning curve for me, the idea is if I enter some challenges it make get me to do a bit more crafting.

This image I found on Kenny K`s website. Which is an American site , it has some fab things and I`ve already purchased a few

I would like to enter it in the

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Summer Fayre

I was invited to a Summer Fayre at our local church, I have done a Christmas one but a Summer One proved to be a bit of a challenge.

I did come up with some ideas and here`s a couple of photos taken as I was setting up. Unfortunately my OH thinks hes a photographer and I`ve just found out he took two photos and none of the stall set up fully

At the front is some plants. He sold two boxes as he carried them into the church, I wasnt aware they were there until much later

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Little chap fishing

I`ve received some nice goodies from Lili of the valley this week. So I made this little chap fishing.

The backing papers were from a collection of freebies from Cardmaking and Papercraft

The little boy Image was from Lili of the Valley as to was the Time to Celebrate stamp.

The base card was a selection of card by Kanban, can you tell I live not far from the factory shop?

The buttons I found in my handbag, must be from an item of clothing I have bought somewhere.

I love him I think he`s really cute and drew my inspiration from The Lili of the Valley website.If I didnt spend so much time on these sites I could make loads of craftie items

Friend Card. For a Lady

This card has been a bit of an experiment. I`m not sure about the colours but wanted to try my Martha Stewart punch and was so impatient that I just grabbed any colour backing papers and worked with them.

Tilda sitting on the fence was stamped, then scanned and sized to the size I wanted. I find it easier that way because sometimes the stamps dont work for me. I`m a bit fingers and thumbs when stamping so I stamp as many as I can and when I get a good one I scan it.

I coloured her in using Promarkers which I`m not sure about. I think I prefer watercolours but having bought a lot of pens I am perservering.

As regard the friend tag,  I printed one out using my Silhouette SD sketch pens so it looks better

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Art Deco Lady

I had a delivery from Wild Orchid Crafts lately and after seeing their website, I used it as some inspiration for a card

For this card I used a free backing paper from the Kate Knight Collect which I had with my Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine

The Art Deco Lady was a topper by Kanban

A Martha Stewart Punch was used for the border currently on offer at Samuel Taylors Brighouse

 The flowers were supplied by Wild Orchid Crafts
The gingham ribbon and buttons by docrafts

The lace was from Wild Orchid Crafts anf the ribbon embellishment
The heart was purchased from a seller on ebay

Its my first attempt at something so different and it turned out beautifully so I very pleased with result as its for a friend

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Fab Bowlers Day

This card is from a decoupage paper from Flippin Men series, I must admit I`ve had them a couple of years but read recently they were making a come back. This one is for a grandad and is quite open so can be used for Fathers Day or a Birthday

I used Kanban caerstock and backing papers and I store all my cards in cello to keep them prestine. I just wish I`d photographed it before I packed it.

I keep forgetting to do that. But now I`ve set up a portable studio in the craft room so hopefully I`ll remember a bit better

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Welsh Card for Taff

My cousin is Welsh and to say he is proud of his heritage is an understatement. So I searched high and low to find some toppers and this is the result

The Sentiment is from a selection of Kanban`s at Shipley. The gold bunting I cut out of a sheet of gold backing papers. The three feathers were downloaded from google

New Grandparents Card

I wanted to make a friend a card to welcome her new grandson to the family. I enjoyed making the card but the sentiment was a little tricky so settled for a sentiment "Children are love made visable" as I know how excited she has been during her daughters pregnancy.

I cut the sheep out on my Silhouette SD. Sentiments were from Samuel Taylors and backing papers were from a stash I had printed for free on the internet.