January may not be my most creative time of year, but I had an idea and this kitty close-up is the result.
I was pondering designs for another set of Christmas cards and settled on the idea of a star on a stained-glass-style background. Once I'd created the design, the cards came together quickly.
I fancied a bit of a change from making the block Christmas tree cards — though I do have a plan for one other set using that basic design — so I dug through my stash of dies and found my, as yet unused, little cross stitch die.
Another attempt at foiled cards. The distressed look wasn't what I was aiming for but I worked with it and ended up with two more cards for the Christmas card stash.
More Christmas cards made using my block Christmas tree design, but this time I turned it into a stencil and got out the shiny pink foil.
After making the last two pairs of cards I was left with all the blocks that had been cut out to make those trees. Rather than waste them, I decided to turn them into some more cards for this year's stash.
The second pair of my block Christmas tree cards. I'm using the same design but I still want to vary the cards, so this time I went for a more glittery approach.
Having successfully ignored the C-word for many weeks, I had to give in and start making some Christmas cards, if only to avoid getting ridiculously stressed out when December arrives all too quickly.
I had run out of bunnies, I wasn't being inspired by the ones I was finding online and I couldn't possibly make anything other than a bunny birthday card, so there was only one thing left to do: design my own.
Another birthday, another card. This time I made a gelli print landscape, and then had to create my own stencil to complete the design.
This is what happens when I ask for suggestions for a card design: I end up designing a digi stamp from scratch and having to work out how to colour distressed yellow metal, all to create "steam duck".
Every now and again I come up with an idea for a card design but then I can't find a suitable image, either in my stash or even as a downloadable digi stamp. So, not wanting to give up on the idea, I end up making my own digi stamps or cut files to use.… Continue reading Pumpkin freebies
Okay, who stole the end of October? How did I go from having a week to write up this Halloween card to it being November and I’m having to dash out to post my mum’s birthday card? In typically organised manner, I have already written up that card but didn’t want to post until I’d… Continue reading Pumpkin boo!
Sci-fi, bad movies and shaker cards. Yes it was time to make a birthday card for my other half again. This time I went straight for This Island Earth aka Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie and created an interocitor. Once I found a reasonably clear image of the whole of the interocitor, I used… Continue reading Interocitor
This was made for a friend who is a radio geek (among other things) — hence the valves — and whose eyesight is bad enough that I always make an effort to put extra texture or interactive elements in; this one is basically a full-size shaker. Looking back at the photos of this card I… Continue reading Valves shaker