Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Spreading some love...

Today I thought I'd share some of my Valentines cards. I'm not big on the slushy mushy stuff so they may not be traditional in style! As you can see from the first card...

Really pleased with how this turned out. I used my new DIE-NAMICS backgrounds and city skyscape. The image is Some Odd Girl coloured with promarkers and glaze on his goggles, wellies and bottle. I tired to make it look like the green was reflecting on his face and added a few green gems.

On this next one I used a Spellbinders die cut heart and "love" die cut word from Die-namics also. I coloured the Some Odd Girl image to match the selected papers and added some ribbon and gems.

This one is probably me favourite. One of the Amazing talents that makes samples for Some Odd Girl did one with a similar layout and I though it was so effective and would make a great Valentines card. I  loved the simplicity and brights colours. Thank you Angie for creating stunning cards! 

This next one sticks with the Chemistry theme and was a card made from a PaperSmooches stamp. Im loving using yellow at the mo! 

I thought this was a bit different... I used one of my massive collection of Peel Offs - that I do neglect! I used a little shading and added more peel off arrows. I attached the peel off to some spellbinder die cut shapes which I had run through a spotty embossing folder for texture. The red bone paper is Doodlebug and all mounted on a valley fold Kraft card. 

Thought a few of these would be suitable for a guy too - not something I find very easy. 
All for now.... Hope you like them. See you soon. x

Monday, 27 January 2014

Only a month since Christmas...

I can't believe Christmas was only a month ago... seems ages ago since we had all the family round. We had a real push to get a few rooms done in the house - particularly the bedroom as until then the wardrobes had been in the dining room. You don't really want to be sitting eating your mince pies surrounded by socks and shoes. 
Anyway enough drivel from me... the purpose of this post is to show the last few Christmas cards I made - which as always are for my family! My own cards are normally the ones completed about a day before the event!! Ill share a little secret too... some of these still weren't finished when I photographed them - as you will see many were missing the greetings as I couldn't decide who I was sending which card. 

The first two are images from Tiddly Inks coloured as always with Promarkers. 

The next three images are Some Odd Girl. The first I made for my other half who normally goes without due to my lack of organisation!

This next image is from a Polly Doodles CD Rom. I added a big red Merry Christmas underneath the twine but I forgot to photograph it before I sent it! 

The final two are from Bugaboo digital images. They have a great range and I loved this onesie - it went so well with my Doodlebug papers. 

So that's me up to date with Christmas!! From now on all relevant and current pictures!
Can't wait to share my latest Valentines cards with you.
Speak soon, Liz x

Monday, 20 January 2014

Latest Monkeys (& frames)

Still playing catch up on the photos of my most recent creations. So just a little evidence that I do still make Monkeys!! I've been really enjoying making cards and so not as many socks have been brought to life lately.

Ill be back soon with more updated photos... (:(|)x


WOW - I'm back!!!

What a busy year 2013 was for me... mainly taken up with all-sorts of changes at work and moving house!. The house needed (and still needs) a lot of work but just before Christmas I got my craft room all set up... Its FAB! Bit less room than the last one so I've had a really good sort out and given away tons and tons of stuff to crafty friends. Its dark now but I will post a picture soon to show you my turquoise and red colour scheme.

So now I am back with a vengeance!! I have a couple of missions....
1) Learn how to schedule posts in advance so if i'm busy I can write a post in advance...
2)Get all my photos sorted and posted...
3)Link up to my Pinterest account and create a board of my creations.
4)Be more organized!

So that said I'm going to upload a load of new card images that I've not posted before and link them to my Pinterest Board - which is a slight obsession of mine at the mo! Lets hope I do this right!!
Some are clean and simple but many are full of gems, ribbons, flowers and sparkle. Hope you like them.... (:(|)x