Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A Couple Of New Cards

Hello fellow bloggers, and how are we all today? Good I hope.
I want to share 2 cards with you today that I've made over the past couple of days for specific things.
The 1st card is one my mum asked me to make for her to give to my cousin on his 18th birthday.

He is mad on fishing, so after having a little dig around my crafty stuff I found these cute embellies. The paper is one I had in my ever growing stash, and I'm loving dots at the moment, so decided to go with a brown & turquoise theme.
I covered a card with brown card and cut the dotty paper smaller as I wanted a nice border. The brown card as well as the turquoise I used in the corner were in a lucky dip bag I got from The Papermill when my local store was closing, such a shame to lose that brilliant outlet as buying online doesn't hold the same thrill for me when paper shopping :0)
So back to the card, after mounting the card, paper and card square, I used extra tacky glue to the embellies to make sure they didn't start to fall off as they are 3d front and back so I wanted them to have a good amount of stick. My mum and me then decided it would look better to have the word 'eighteen' rather than the numerals, so I used the same turquoise card and a Tim Holtz alphabet die to cut the letters, and stuck them onto brown card, matted onto beige card and then stuck onto the card with foam pads.
I am quite pleased with this as I always struggle with male cards but this one worked OK.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

Now onto my 2nd card. 2 of my other cousins have found out within a week of each other that they are moving, one today and one on Friday. So I needed to make 'New Home' cards, well I got this one done last night.

I didn't want to make an over complicated card, and decided to keep it clean & simple. The stamp was in a set that was free on a magazine, I believe its a polka doodles stamp set. I coloured it with pro markers keeping the colours quite pale, and cut it out with a small nestie. The words were cut from the front sheet of a paper pad, you know the little bits where it shows you what each of the papers looks like inside the pad and is usually thrown away, using a sizzex alphabet plate and my cuttlebug. They were stuck on with super sticky glue and the images was mounted with foam pads. To finish the card I added co-ordinating 4mm flat backed pearls to the bottom corners.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

Thank you for looking
Happy Crafting
Kate xxx


  1. Perfect card for your fisherman!
    Thanks for playing at CTO!

  2. Both are fabulous! Your cousin is going to LOVE the fishing card!!!!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.

  3. very nice card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  4. Very cute I love the second image! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  5. What a lovely CAS card the little house and tree are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafters Cafe.
    Hugs, Heide TCC-DT

  6. These are smashing cards Kate. Lee x

  7. Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with CTO!!

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week.

    Hugs :o)

  9. What a great card for a fisherman, lot your little fishing elements! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

  10. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  11. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julia

  12. Such fabulous creations!
    I'm so glad you joined us this week for Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

  13. Thanks so much for joining our Spring challenge at Nettie G's Digital Gems.
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Nettie G's DT Lead


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