Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Happy Birthday Mum

My mum's birthday is next week, so thought I would make her a special card. Something a little bit different. I found this design on Splitcoast Stampers a good source of inspiration. It is called a "Surprise Pop Up Card", hope you can see why from the images below. (You pull on the tag at the back to reveal a picture or sentiment.) Thank you Holly for helping me take these photo's.

I used the following: 
Stampin up papers - Bella Bleu & Taupe card (12 x 12 paper sets)
An old Dictionary (used on flowers)

Stamps: -
Hero Arts - Sweet Owls
Whiff of Joy - Swirls
Bildmalarna -Tossa Flower
Stampin up - Whimsical Words

Woodware Punches - Flowers

Diamond Gems
Linen Thread

Thank you for looking. Hugs Nicky xxx

p.s Holly's has commented on my blog but has used my sign on as she doesn't have her own yet!!!!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Spring is in the Air!!

A little while since I've crafted so thought I would have a go at a challenge, so have designed this card for the Squiggle stamps March Challenge "Spring". The colours I have used are colours I wouldn't normally use but they reminded me of Spring.
I used the following to make the card:
Squiggle Digi Stamp- Fenella & Friends - Picked for you.
Laundry Line Clear Stamp - Flirty Play (flower image stamped in versa watermark on background paper)
Dovecraft - Spring is in the Air clear stamp
Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch
Woodware punches - Flowers & leaves
Versa Colour cubes to colour in image
Papers from scrap box

Thanks for looking Nicky xx

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Mothers Day Card

A bit late but this is the Mother's Day card that I made for both my mum & Nick's mum. They both said they liked it as it was a bit different. I was up till midnight on Saturday making them!!

I used:    My Minds Eye papers
Stampin up Flower & sentiment stamp
Sarah Kay Image
Sizzix  Flower, branch & leaf set for the leaves
Woodware Flower punches

Unfortunately my husband scanned my card for me and this does not show the card at its best. Maybe I can borrow back to re- photograph and adjust image at a later date. Only this week to go and back to normal hours at work so may get more crafting and blogging done.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

This is the first card that I have made since our weekend away. I have lost a bit of interest in  crafting at the moment due to work commitments so friends and family have been given brought cards!!! This card was for a good friend who celebrated her 40th Birthday on Monday.
Various stamps used: Sara Kay Image, Stampin up tree (wheel), Whiff of Joy Swirls & Dovecraft sentiment.
The number 40 was cut out by Fleur on her new cricut & I also borrowed her bigshot die for the leaves.
The flowers are woodware punches.
Hopefully I have got my crafting passion back or maybe in two weeks when back to normal hours at work.
See you all soon and promise I will start looking at your blogs and commenting on your creations soon. Sorry - Hugs Nicky