Saturday 26 January 2013

Comissioned card

I always feel a bit stressed when I get asked to make a special card for someone...
...Because I always dread that they will hate it and have to pretend to me, that they love it!
A friend at work asked me for a card recently...
"It's for a 17 yr old girl...she'd love her name on it.
Shes also mad for Taylor Swift...and can you put "special niece " on it somewhere?!?! "
(I thought Taylor Swift was a fella,  'till I googled the name
and found it was a female!)
As soon as I spotted the pic, I knew what I wanted to do with it.
The flowers and butterflies are from my little punches.
The background is embossed with swiss dots.
The bird on a branch is a marianne die.
I handwrote her name, and the sentiment,
and drew (and hand-cut) the bottom edge of the red. I love the shape!
She loved the card!   :)  xx

Sunday 20 January 2013

Back to birthday cards...

I made these recently for friends birthdays coming up...

 This is for my friend from Uni...we took an art degree together.
I hope she won't see this on my blog before she receives it in real life!  :)
I used the grand madison window and shutters, in pearlised card,
and a few punched butterflies to finish it off.

 This image is from Pink Petticoat... I just love the chandelier! 
Image popped on turquoise background and lace effect border, with punched butterflies
and a few gems for sparkle. 

Made in the same way as the turquoise one, 
I made this in pink and brown. 

Saturday 19 January 2013

Christening cards to start the year

Blogger is letting me upload photos again...yeah!! 
I have started with some christening cards I made recently..
Two December christenings,
One January christening  (tomorrow).

I love gingham on baby cards, as you can tell...
I think its so personal to put their babies name and christening
date on the front too.
I have had some good responses from these cards :)
Glossy accents used on the cross to make it quite a feature. 

Sunday 13 January 2013

Belated Happy New Year! -! (please?!)

For some strange reason, I havent been able to upload any pics...I have been trying to upload all week, and it's not doing anything for me! I click on the "insert pic" and the little wheel thing spins for about 2 seconds, then it leaves that window blank....not giving me the option to pick photos from my computer!  Anyone else having a similar problem? Is it blogger, having a "moment" ?....  or just me?!??! Help or advice greatfully recieved!