Thursday, 31 July 2008
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
I hope I have done the images justice and I hop(!!) you like the cards! I will see if I can get to sleep now as I have to be up soon!
Very sadly Gramps has been losing his battle against cancer after recovering so well from other cancers previously and he has now had to go into a hospice. After losing my other grandad to cancer as well I can't thank charities such as Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie, and Macmillan nurses enough for the work they do and the help and support they give to sufferers and their families. When my Gramps has gone I am going to make cards to sell with all profits going to these three charities in memory of both my grandads and instead of my usual piece on the back of cards I make saying "Handmade with love by Sarah" I shall replace it with a new logo "Fairy in Hobnail Boots" as I loved my grandparents calling me that.
I have never sold any of my cards before so any advice would be appreciated as I want to make as much money for these charities as possible with so many lives being affected by cancer these days.
Thought I should let everyone know so that you too can have a chance of winning such a fab prize. Good luck to all!
Hopefully I'll make a card this afternoon to show you the lovely little frogs!!
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
I then made another page for my India Scrapbook. I was looking at these photos yesterday and wasn't too sure what to do with them and then I had a dream last night about the beige frame part way into the edge of the paper and I woke up and drew it down and then played with it this evening and came up with this!
I used Bazzill basics green textured card (it is darker green than it looks on the picture), Bazzill basics beige textured card, beige card from Craft Central pick and pay, papermania cork letters, flower from Sew Cute, an assortment of Papermania ribbons, Anita's sticky ribbons and ribbons from a a cheapy shop! Ribbons down the side say "explore", "discover" and "experience" and came from Hobbycraft, I drew round some chipboard letters I got from Capture the Magic and cut them out of beige card and inked the edges with a dark green ink pad from Lakeland, I used Whispers permanent pens for the green outline on the beige card and for the journalling.
Hope you like them.
Thanks for looking!
Monday, 28 July 2008
I used papers from the DCWV Spring Stack on both cards and then on the square card I used some pink paper from The Papermill, Anita's sticky ribbon, Papermania brad and a flower from Imaginisce.
I made a bow and added it to the tall card attaching it with a Papermania pearl brad.
Thanks for looking and any comments will be appreciated. Many thanks to Lisa for her help with inspiring me.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Thursday, 24 July 2008
This morning I decided to make my thank you cards for my family who gave me cards and money and gift vouchers to congratulate me on my graduation. I decided I wanted to incorporate some photos into the cards and so I made this:
The design came from a card that was project of the week on the Do Crafts website a few weeks ago. One of the girls on the forum set us a challenge to make one and so I did. I wasn't pleased with my first attempt but it showed me how easy it is to make but so effective. The sliding mechanism is so smooth and works really well.
I used Papermania red card, black and white paper from The Papermill, Papermania eyelet, piece of black ribbon that I cut out of a t-shirt (it was the ribbon they put in to hang tops up with), Papermania clear adhesive gems which I then coloured black with a Whispers permanent pen and finally the photos which I printed with my Epson printer onto glossy photo paper.
I just need to make another few of these now!
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
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