Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A Commissioned Card

I just thought I'd share a card with you that I was asked to make.  My sister has been invited to a wedding and the bride and groom are both anglers. Their wedding invitation had a 'two people in a boat fishing' theme and she wanted to send an acceptance card along similar lines.
As this is a commissioned card I was able to use some items that aren't Stampin' Up! and some that are but are from 'retired' sets.
So, the gorgeous fishing owls were made using the two-step owl punch (current catalogue), their wings were made using the 2-step bird punch (current catalogue), their boat is Stampin' Up! designer paper from a retired series.  I made their fishing rods using cotton buds; snipped the cotton ends off and then coloured the stalks with permanent black marker.  The water was made using the scalloped edge border punch (current catalogue) and the sentiment 'aint love grand!' is part of a hostess stamp set which you can earn by hosting a party.  Inside the card I stamped another sentiment; 'Thank You' which allowed my sister to say thanks for the invite.  When I finished the card I thought - OMG is it too childish? but my sister re-assured me that it was just what she was hoping for - phew!  Being an angler myself I rather liked the fact that the lady owl caught the fish!!

Swapsies!




Hi Crafters!
last week was a Stampin' Up! training event and for these events demonstrators make and take 'swaps' to share with each other.  The idea is that we all come away with a stash of new designs or ideas we can use.  I just thought I'd share with you my swaps. The theme for this swap was 'Spring'.  I had such fun making these and I usually try and do one design with a couple of different choices of colour. You can just make out on the pink one that they were sprayed with 'shimmer mist'.
Hope you enjoy them, happy Stampin'.
Issy


Friday, 9 March 2012

Easter cards

Here's a sneak peek of what we'll be making in my March card class.  I'm really excited about making some lovely Easter cards and a little Easter basket.  Check out my classes page for more details.