Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mother's Day

Here is the card we are about to present to my dear mother-in-law. The intention is that she can keep the card on display after today and it features her favourite colours, rather than strictly spring-type shades.

The La Pashe flowers (Build-a-Blossoms) are good for adding dimension but the white undersides always annoy me, so I coloured them all in matching shades with Aquamarkers, which don't seep through.  Unfortunately, the photo does not show the embossing very well - I cut up a 12" x 12" mask to fit the size of the scallopped oval. 

I now have to spend a few days organising my stash - should be a challenge!

Friday, 16 March 2012

More March Creations

Two cards for 2012 birthdays using the Kanban Carnaby Street designs:

A commission for a 21-year old drums fan:

This next card was commissioned by the mother of a friend of mine, and my friend has asked me to include it on my blog - so here it is, Geraldine!    It features one of my all-time favourites, the foiled paw acetate from Hunkydory.

I'm hoping to do a bit more stamping for the next batch - it's time the Clarity London set got an airing!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

2012 Birthday Cards (2)

My first atttempt at a rosette - well, strictly speaking it was the third!  This was a tricky one as it was for a male friend and I was determined to use the Kanban flag card.  I appreciate all comments, particularly any suggestions for improvements.

I'm now looking forward to designs for my girlfriends when I can get out the glitter, Martha Stewart punches and intricate Spellbinders!