Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Lego card

Our god-son has always been crazy about Lego. He turns 7 tomorrow and we've got him a few more packs. I couldn't find a Lego card though, so I had to make my own. I never would have thought it would be so fiddly! Every little knob is punched using a hole punch and I inked the edges by holding it with tweezers. The back is done with the Swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I'm entering this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge which, usefully for this week is "anything goes". I'm not sure a Lego card would really fall into any other category!

Think he'll like it?

Wednesday, 18 July 2012


This week Creative Card Crew wants black card stock, and Less Is More is asking for a one layer card with the theme of "3". This card has 2 sets of three: stamping, gilding flakes and dry embossing, as well as the three birds. It's the first time I've tried gilding flakes and I have to say, I think the effect is amazing - SO much better than my photography in the light of this apology of a British summer's day can reproduce. You'll have to trust me when I tell you that this card is a million times more dramatic in real life. The black is really black not grey, and the metallics glow - I LOVE that combination.

I used the same theme for this other card for House Mouse and Friends and Show us your Twinchies, a new site I just discovered which only launched last week, both of which have a theme of summer. I presume it's OK to mount my twinchies on a card already? Hopefully someone will tell me if I've broken the rules already! Twinchies are tiny pieces of art, just two inches by two inches, hence the name. I like the idea of small. Small and clean and simple. That's me. :-)

This adorable House Mouse stamp is masked before I stamped in sections, coloured it with Copics, Distress Inked (on my brand new craft sheet - yes I caved and I'm glad I did!) and the Patina Stickles were applied with a brush. It's another "3" card. Nothing to do with forgetting that the LIM card was supposed to be one layer. Of course. Ahem.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

cards for niece and nephew

Just a quickie.

For our precious little Hello Kitty fan (Sketch Saturday and Stampavie):

And our delightful scamp who knows more about Ben 10 than anyone (Charisma Cardz):