Monday, November 30, 2009

a few more Christmas cards.

Here are a few more cards I have made. I have really struggled to get inspiration and motivation to make Christmas cards this year , so I only made about 40 cards this year.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Personalised Christmas cards.

A lady has asked me to make some cards using a picture of her dogs.

These are my first five, I have another 6 to make.
Each one is slightly different.
I felt a little nervous making cards using a picture thats so personal to somone.

Friday, November 27, 2009

New to me ATC...

Well I am not sure where to start but to say I have stumbled upon ATC'S and I am a TOTAL fan.
ATC stands for..
ATC ( artist trading card) is a specific size; 2.5 X 3.5 inches or 3.5 x 2.5 inches . In millimetres that is 64 x 89, its up to you which you use comes out the same in the wash.
These cards started life as a kind of business card for artists but have now become a very popular format for artists particularly for swapping on the internet.
Any medium you like unless the theme for a swap retricts your choice.
They should not exchange for a fee although I know some do.

This is my first ATC.

Its something I look forward to exploring.
Why not give it a go.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

wood boxes-

I am by no means an arty type but I so enjoyed decorating these boxes - making them a nice unique gift to give.

The boxes are made of MDF glued and tacked t
ogether. I gave them one coat of paint.

I made one into a ''PIN CUSHION TOPPPED BOX'' - you h
ave room for pins and needles and a few spools of thread. Each side has a different design.

...And the other I made into a trinket Christmas-themed box. It has a tiles top and christmas themed pictures around it

Next is a chest-shaped wooden box and it has all sorts of textures and colours. Quite a girly designed box.

Would love to know what you think?

Sunday, November 08, 2009

A few more Birthday cards

I have been quite brave with some of my backing papers I have used.

A few more Birthday cards.

The Butterflies wings come up and look like they are flying.

I can personalise these cards by putting a name and age in the steam coming from the train.
You can see I went a little whacky with the backing paper.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Christmas cards-2

Here are some more Christmas cards, slightly more simple.

I used some stunning textured backing paper to add some depth.

How are you getting on with Christmas Cards this year? I have found a very limited assortment in the shops, as many just dont mention Christmas or have weird and strange insert messages.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Some new Christmas cards

The firstcard is a bookatrix card with choir boys singing
The second card is a simple christmas tree, I think it looks great.

The third and fourth are sillouette images of buildings with a starry sky.

Finally the last card is a sliegh and santa.

I hope you enjoyed your peek , say hello before you leave. I always love to get to know fellow bloggers.

Winner of giveaway is...........

Becky. Email at with address and full name so I can send it to you, hope you can make use of the goodies.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Truck- brrooooooom

I have made this card for my nephew who is four years old on Tuesday.