Sunday 28 February 2016

A trio of cards and a WIP LO finished

Evening everyone...

Today I am bringing you three cards I made earlier for Mothers Day which is next Sunday 6th of March in the UK, then a 1st Birthday card for my Grandaughter Amber who turns one on the 22nd (where did that year go?!?!) and finally a Ruby Wedding anniversary  for my friends that are having a party on the 12th of March.. I still have three more friends birthday cards to make for March too.. why does that happen? Why is it that lots of birthdays and celebrations fall so close together? My busiest months are March..and June.

Anyway... as some of you may know, card making is not my real passion..I've only recently added card making to my, with the help of You Tube, I made my first ever  Tri-shutter card. I followed an instructional video and managed to come up with this card on the right. What you can't see is the heat embossed stamping of the words 'Celebrate' it's your day' on the return of one of the sides.

Then I started my Mum's Mothers Day card.. another first for me.. an easel card! Another trip to You Tube and a tutorial.. and here is my card.. a smallish circle..but it works. I used a  Stampin' Up label punch and I heat embossed the sentiment. I also die cut a coloured doily and topped it all off with some ready made flowers and added a couple of tiny hearts, one of which is the 'stop'for the easel.

Lets hope Mum likes it!

Then.. I wanted to make a nice bright, and child like card for Ambers first birthday. I have never made a screen style card before..but I managed to create something that should fit the bill. I found some circus, big top, themed papers from the Fun Fair collection that went with the zoo animals I wanted to use... so here is her card.. busy and bright.. just as a 1 year old deserves!

Once I'd finished these cards I decided to finish off a scrapbook layout I'd started at this months crop that wasn't coming together on the day. I took it back out and switched all the photos around, changed the background and it all worked much better! I got the inspiration from Sues blog Me and Mine here. Each month she hosts a sketch challenge.. that she designs herself, and offers a prize to the winning entry each month.

This month she offered us a challenging sketch with lots of right angles and carefully measured squares and rectangles.. well! That in itself was quite challenging for me as that isn't my style here is my attempt.. not a faithful replica by any means, but I'm happy with it and its another one for my Sister in Laws 40th birthday album... all in all a good days work! 

the only problem is....I forgot to crop the background carpet out! Lol.. too late now.. so here it is!

I do hope you like today's projects.. I do hope you've all had a chance to get crafty this weekend too?



  1. wow Elaine I love love love the cards each one is so special and so perfect
    and well done on getting the problem LO completed and looking so good.

  2. Yes super cards there, Elaine and your page from the sketch is fab, too. Thank you for joining my challenge again.
    Sue @ Me&Mine x

  3. fab page ( I always leave the carpet in !) I love all your cards, they are stunning.

  4. Great cards there, I am going to give the circle easel card ago myself. Love the layout too. xx