January may not be my most creative time of year, but I had an idea and this kitty close-up is the result.
Tag: design by me
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.
Cross stitch Christmas tree
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.
Foil cut-out block Christmas tree
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.
Pink foil Christmas tree
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.
Block Christmas trees
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.
Glitter block Christmas tree
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.
Ribbon block Christmas tree
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