Sunday, 11 January 2015

Some serious cardmaking

Hello again.

I thought I'd post new cards I made this weekend - I did some serious cardmaking so I could sell at work.

I recently bought a few new sets from PTI so I was trying to make good use of them and trying to get back to using some of the old sets that had been neglected for too long. People suggested we should have more sympathy cards (apparently quite a few people ask the hospital reception if they have one!) so I made a few of those.

There are too many so I won't list all the supplies for each, but as always, feel free to ask if you are curious!

Something simple and neutral.

It started off with an idea that turned out rather nicer than anticipated!

One of my favourite cards from the weekend. I just love this particular die cut.

Trying to use that old time favourite - Scattered Showers set.

Another favourite card from this weekend. Simple and clean.

Old style card that is quick and easy to make.

I found this Watercolor Wonder set incredibly difficult to use... I have struggled to put it to use since I bought it. It does go nicely with the Wet Paint set however.

Another favourite - got back to using the Cupcake Collection set and this time, used it as a background. I think I'll make more of these later.

Summery colours for our summer season in New Zealand!

I hope you liked the cards. There are lots of them and I suspect they will be the last few for a while as I start night shift later this week which means I go braindead and motivation-less for a week!

Have a fab week!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Super cute baby cards

Hi everyone!

It has been a long time. Several things have happened and I have moved cities, and have gone back to cardmaking as I've started to sell some again at work. It is a good motivation for getting back into cards as my other hobbies (photography, crochet) were starting to compete with it!

I thought I should share the baby cards I made the other week that I am absolutely in love with.

I used a smudging tool against a cloud die cut as a mask. It has come out better than I had even imagined and the Mama Elephant set is just perfect for baby cards :)

Hoping to share more cards with you all soon!

STAMPS: [Mama Elephant] Up and Away; [Papertrey Ink] Night, Night, Moon
INK: [Papertrey Ink] Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry; [VersaFine] Onyx Black; [Adirondack] Pitch Black
PAPER: [Papertrey Ink] Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White
OTHER: [Mama Elephant] Up and Away - Creative Cuts, Landscape Trio - Creative Cuts; [Tim Holtz] Blending tool; [Copic] Various colours; [Mister Huey] Calico Shine