Thursday, 31 December 2009

Teddy Bear Aperture Card

I made this card from a "Premium Set" of papers

More of these sets will become available soon on Free Craft Downloads "Premium Papers" will be for members (people who are subscribed to the newsletter) 
This "Test set" can be found here  It is a Zip file which includes
4 backing papers
8 Inserts
1 each of decoupage / pyramid / reverse pyramid
2 frames
2 tags

To make the card in the picture I used
The Teddy insert_03_A6 insert ( printed on a sheet of A5 white card)
The teddy background _02 (Printed on an A5 sheet of paper)
The teddy_pyramid_01 (2 of these printed on A5 card)

I cut the white centre away from the insert and edged this with a Gold border peel off (a quick way to make an aperture card)
Then to the inside back of the card I stuck on the background paper and trimmed the edges
I cut out the pyramid sheets and assembled using silicone glue
when these were dry I stuck a short length of beading wire on the back of one and stuck the other to it so when it was suspended in the aperture  the teddy design was back to back.
I chose not to add a greeting to this card but will add one at a later date when I decide what the card will be used for

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Decoupaged Fan Card

I made this card using a Fan Decoupage sheet From Free Craft Downloads


To make the card I used 
A slimline DL card in pale blue
Fan decoupage sheet (printed  three times on sheets of 6x4 photo paper)
Gold fancy border peel offs
2. Small gold fan peel offs
3. Small gems one each of Blue, Green and Purple (to co-ordinate with the colours in the fan)

I cut out and assembled the fan decoupage sheets
While the silicone glue was drying I worked on the base card

I put the gold fancy edged peel offs around the edges of the card
Then added the gold peel offs - one to the top left corner the other to the bottom right corner
when the  fans were dry enough to handle  I stuck them to the base card centrally down the length of the card and stuck the coloured gems on the base of each fan
I chose not to add a greeting to this card  this will be added at a later date when I have decided what occasion it will be for.

Log CabinCard

This card was made using a Pyramid decoupage  sheet I made up from a Public domain image

I used the following
1 piece of A4 silver card
Log cabin pyramid sheet
Log cabin backing paper (printed on  6x4  paper)
White border and corner and greeting peel offs
White ribbon with silver edging
3. Silver foil flowers  (2 large 1 small)
7 small clear gems

I printed, cut out and assembled the Log cabin pyramid decoupage
I folded the silver card in half to make an A5 size base card
To each of the four corners I added a white corner peel off and stuck a small clear gem on them
I then stuck the white ribbon across the middle of the card
When the assembled pyramid design was dry (I used silicone glue) I put it on a piece of the backing paper then cut it leaving a border of approx  1cm all around I then stuck white corner and border peel offs to the backing paper
This was then stuck on the white ribbon on the left hand side
I stuck the silver foil flowers on the right side of the ribbon the larger ones on the outsides and the smaller one in the centre  I then added a small clear gem to the centre of each of these
Just below the central flower  I stuck a "With Love" white peel off on the silver base card

A Quick Hello

I just wanted to say a quick hello and apologise for not having many projects on here for a couple of weeks or so 
I have been busy looking after My Mother who is not too well so have not had a lot of time for Crafting. 
She is in Hospital at the moment  so  I am able to do a bit of crafting now  - Hopefully in the next day or two  I will put a couple of cards on here
Thank you for continuing to visit Our Blog   I hope you have all enjoyed Christmas and are now looking forward to the coming New Year


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Craft 4 Charity 2

The 2nd Craft 4 Charity disc is launched today and is available to purchase HERE
This year the theme is Music
You will find lots of great designs on the CD which have been kindly donated by some very well known and some new designers.

The people behind Craft 4 Charity  are special friends of mine and again I wish them every success with this fund-raising project as I know how much it means to them.  Once again the money raised will go to the Rett syndrome associationUK

Some of you may remember at the beginning of this year I did a blog posting showing you some cards I made from the 1st CD launched last year  (If you didn't buy last years disc check out the special offer for purchasing both discs at the bottom of the purchase page of the C4C site) This year I was asked to make some step by step card samples to be included on the disc
Here are the pictures of the cards I made details of papers used and how they were made can be found on the disc

This card was made from  a Funky Bears Contribution

This card was made from a Free Craft Downloads Contribution

This card was made from a Sharon Duncans Contribution

This card was made from a Diane Dorwards Contribution

This card was made from a DebBees Contribution

This card was made from  an Ohh La La Contribution

The next 2 cards are not included on the disc but are made from papers/ images on the disc

Another one made from a DebBees Contribution

Another one made from an Ohh La La Contribution


I hope these card examples encourage you to buy the disc It is not "just another craft CD"  but a very special one with monies raised going to a very worthwhile cause