Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Get Well....Dad

Hi there,

back with a really simple card that was oh so quick to create.

My dad has just had quadruple by-pass surgery on his heart. So I just had to make this card.

So a heart shape was a must. I then zig- zag cut it up the middle. Punched holes either side of the
 zig-  zag. I then stitched the 2 halves  together (see what I did there?) with some red and white striped linen thread. I had a band-aid stamp ( retired Stampin'UP stamp) with the sentiment "recover rapidly"  underneath the image. I I separated the image and sentiment so they could be stamped separately. The stamp featured a heart, so I punched out a red heart and popped it up on a dimensional.  I brushed my Wink of Stella over the top of the heart  so it's shiny!!! It's a pretty basic card, but I'm sure my dad will see the funny side of it all, he has a crackin' sense of humour.

A close up so you can see the details. My ever shy Wink of Stella wasn't shy today so you can actually see it in the photo lol

And one last photo for your viewing pleasure.

Hoping your day is fantastic.

Cheers Donna :)

Monday, 22 August 2016

A Long Long Time Ago......

Hi there,

back again with another card.

 This one was for my darling daughter's friends 16th  birthday. What a mouthful, try saying that fast 10 times!

I was given a design brief and there was only one option. I suggested a few ideas, but the answer was a BIG" NOOOOO Mum!"

 Apparently, my daughters dearest friend, they first met at primary school when they were 5 years old, loves space- scapes ( read that as the sky in outer space - sorry for the silly explanation. My mind has already gone to sleep and words are not forming in my brain....lol either is my spelling, just about every word I type has that horrible red squiggly line under it and I have to spell check everything....ahhhh!)

 But I digress, here is the card again , maybe from a slightly different angle  or not ;)

A couple of weeks ago I saw a card on Pinterest with this type of background and it led me to a wonderful tutorial on blending  inks to create this type of background. The lovely Amy over at The Craft Bunny created this type of background on her card, she even has a video tutorial. Amy's card also has an awesome stamped image of the moon . Click HERE to see Amy's amazing card and video.

As you can see there is lots and lots of sponging. I started with a bit of Melon Mambo, then a bit of Daffodil Delight, then some Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, then Black inks. I finished it off with some flicks of white ink and then threw some dazzling diamonds onto the wet white ink and hey there presto a space - sky- scape. I did try to put a sentiment onto the card front ,but they just didn't work for me, so I left it plain.

You will be pleased to know that my daughter was delighted with the card as was her friend ......thank goodness for that hey? I did make a tag that was the same as the card that was tied to the gift bag my daughter had put the present in to. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph it, you will have to trust me that it looked good. The photos  of the card don't really do it justice, it looks so much better IRL.  

Thanks for visiting xxxx

Cheers Donna :)

PS GALAXY is the word I was looking for, not space-sky-scape.......oh my what was I thinking? Forget my brain being asleep, clearly my brain had left the building!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Seaside Shore Interactive Card

Hi there,

it's been a while, but have I got a special card to show you.

 This card was inspired by the lovely Jessica Williams over at The Paper Caper. Click HERE to see her gorgeous card that I have been just champing at the bit to CASE. I was actually going to copy her whole card, because I absolutely love it. But then a funny thing happened ( more on that later). As you can see I didn't copy it exactly, BUT I did  copy  quite a few elements of Jessica's awesome card, especially using the Beautiful Branches thinlets for the coral!

 OK, so onto the funny thing that happened. I happened to come across an interactive/moving card tutorial with accompanying video (Awesome! My kind of tutorial) on the wonderful France Martin's blog, Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie. France also includes all written measurements and dimensions on her blog as well as in the video tutorial.Click HERE to see the tutorial and France's card. France calls it a peek-a-boo card. The minute I saw the tutorial I knew I had to make a card with the Seaside Shore stamp set. I have seen lots of cards using this stamp set on pinterest that feature a porthole and I just had to make the coral like Jessica Williams did, so my card was born. 

As you can see something happens when you open the card.

There is a panel that moves across and it reveals the sentiment. How amazing is that? I just love it!

Here's a close up of the sentiment and my attempt at drawing seagulls....the top one is a bit on the dodgy side lol

A couple of extra close up photos  to show some more details.

The fabulous coral!

The sentiment attached to some kitchen string I looped and knotted, no fancy knots here my friends!!!

So that's my card. What do you think?

 Don't forget to  pop over and see Jessica William's card and France Martin's easy to follow video tutorial for the peek-a-boo card and the birthday card she made using the tutorial.

Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Cheers Donna :)