Monday, 24 November 2008

Snow card

This was created in response to a challenge on Papertake weekly. It was for something made on the theme of snow and with all the cards I'm making for Christmas, that's what it had to be. I used bits and pieces from the pound shop for the snowman and snowballs, and doodled a line round the background to finish. It took just a few minutes - I need to find more designs this quick to make!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Card for Jasper

This first birthday card is based on the sketch at I rotated it and replaced the image with the letters of the birthday boy's name. The paper is all from the Cold Snap collection by I'm pleased with the way it's turned out!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Papertake Challenge

The challenge on Papertake was to create a card with something glittery or sparkly. They suggested fireworks but at this time of the year I'm always busy with Christmas cards so I made a sparlky tree topper for my card. The tree is cut from a Kleenex tissue box! - lovely glittery card - and the embellishments are sewn on, including the lovely red gem bow that came in a pack from a pound shop!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Limited Supplies card

This was the result of a challenge from the This Thursday site. Participants were asked to surf through five sites then take inspiration from where they ended up, and after some totally random clicks I ended up at and the 'limited supplies' board. I had just bought a kit from the pound shop (for one pound sterling!) which had some card blanks, small squares of card, and various little embellishments, so I thought I'd use that to make a birthday card for a four year-old whose birthday is next week. I ended up cheating, as I added some glitter and doodling, but the card blank, papers and tiny candle flames (I don't know if they come out in the photo) are all from the kit. It was fun putting it together and challenging my imagination - although four simple candles are not exactly difficult to cut out!