May 29, 2016

5 cards all with a shabby chic feel

Vintage rose
This card and destressed torn edges, which have been inked with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar,
there are 7 matting layers to this card, 
with 2 layers of Cheese cloth between layers.
the card is finished with layered bows and pretty flowers.

Ornate Edge Easel Card
I used 3 an ornate square frame die from Joy craft
which I cut in half to give me 6 pieces
the easel card measures 11cm Sq
this card folds flat, and fits an 20cm Sq envelope

Lace edge hanging heart with matching box
Pretty layered heart with a ruffled lace edge

Matching gift box.

Double Gate Fold Card
Each gate fold has a lace panel.
with a pretty floral detail.

Side view

Back of double gate fold

Torn distressed vintage bird card.
using 2 layers of brown paper which has been roughly torn and crumpled
pretty mint green papers with inked and guilded edges
a pretty bird image. with layers of hessian, and cheese cloth
the flourish, is a garden twine bow, with reindeer moss, green stamen, and daisy. 

May 15, 2016

My Next Creative Card Making Workshop is
Saturday 28th of May
in Kilcoole
Time 10.00 to 5.30.
We are making 5 cards
all with a vintage shabby Chic finish.

Join me for a lovely relaxed day of card making
Tea/coffee and homemade scones on arrival
home cooked lunch
and homemade dessert. 

Card 1. Beautiful lace double gate fold. in pretty pink and white. 

Card 2. Elaborate easel card with a ornate finish in pink and cream.

Card 3. Beautiful hanging heart in blue and white.

Card 4. Shabby chic card in mint green and kraft card. with hessian and muslin and beautiful detail finish

Card 5. Shabby chic floral card, with triple layers, finished with muslin and pretty flowers.

Places available 
please email me HERE to book in

May 14, 2016

Few cards we made today.
thank you to everyone who came
for a lovely fun day.

Pretty 15cm Sq card in shades of lilac and mint green,

Vintage lady in peach and cream
with a lovely pleated organza ribbon and peach ribbon detail
finished with bows, leaves and flowers

Pretty pink and mint green 20cm card
Torn detail, with a mesh fabric
lovely friendship quote
and a pretty floral detail at the side.

All white C5  shabby chic card
with a touch of kraft card.
pretty diecuts of musical note and guitar.

Small 15cm Sq card
with a pretty stitched crepe paper band, overlayed with ribbon and lace,
finished with flowers and a lace rosette.
with a pearl boarder.

May 8, 2016

Birthday Card
for a very special friend

Decoupage image of a beautiful French house. 
with a die-cut bike, (thanks Aiveen)
I added a photo of a little basket and added some tiny flowers to it, then added a floral display down the side

over view

This is the poem I found, that I put inside the card.
but I worked on it to make it special for my friend.

I got up this morning, but haven't yet dressed
My dishes aren't done, and my house is a mess
Have not done my house work, nor washed a pot or pan.
You see, I’m gonna be busy
There’s a card to be done.
For a special friend of mine, has a special birthday.
An extra special one
As she’s gonna be Sixty
But she’s away in the sun
So I’ve a little more time
To create a masterpiece, for this friend of mine
There’s so much to say, so much crafting to do
I'm sitting here now covered in glitter and glue
My scissors hasn’t stopped, cut, cutting away.
But ‘O' dear me, I’m finding it hard.
As she a card maker, and a really good one.
And I don’t want to mess up and get it all wrong.
I know what to do now,
to wish her the big six “0”
I’ll add extra glitter, so my card sparkles and shines.
And I’m sure that she’ll love it.
Made by my very own hands.

Boxed Communion Memory Book

I had to make a boxed memory book for a boys Communion , 
with 45 photo's and 40 phrases it took about 14 hours in total. scanning the photos,
 then photo shopping them, matting each image and phrase, 
plus all the extra clip art images, 
a real challenge, sizing everything to fit the pages.
I used 1 x 8 by 8 inch card which I cut in half, and scored to rejoin to make a spine. and added 18 pages, 

with a side scored spine to create the book effect.

Selection of Communion and Confirmation cards

May 5, 2016

A few cards to share today