Sunday, 18 November 2012

a special commission

i was asked to make a special card for a 60th birthday recently. the theme was fishing and drinking, is that really what you guys get up to on the riverside???

anyway here is my creation, a fishing jacket. this was crafted from simple cardstock, hand stitched around the edges, a fishing hook and completed with a wine bottle in the pocket.

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Friday, 9 November 2012

a special birthday card for a special person

it was my friend, jen's birthday on wednesday and i knew i had to make her a very special card. now, one thing about jen, apart from the fact that she is my best friend in the whole world, is that she can sew. seriously, she is a demon with the sewing machine, i don't think there is anything she couldn't put together. so, the card i made her has a sewing theme. a lot of work went into this card, 6 hours to be precise, but i am pleased with the way it turned out.

here are some close up shots of the elements to the card, the paper collection is the 8x8 pad from graphic 45 called 'ladies diary', the button card is a jenni bowlin stamp, the spools are from the tim holtz sewing die and the needles are a quickutz die
the lace i purchased from ebay, quite often the best place for vintage items in bulk
the flowers were made from a marianne die that jen actually gave me for my birthday!
i had planned to use a tim holtz hanger, but i had to improvise as goodness only knows what i did with the pack i bought for the occasion!!
finally the scissors, there were also a quickutz die.
happy birthday jen xxx
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Monday, 5 November 2012

some more christmas cards to share

this one is simple and elegant, i do think it needs a sentiment, which i may add at a later date.
this one is a very near copy from one in a magazine i saw, i can't remember which magazine so apologies if this is yours as i can't credit you with the design.
these two robin cards are for a custom order, the brief was 20 cards, which must contain robins and glitter. now you can't really see the glitter as it doesn't photograph well, but it is there, believe me!!

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