23 August 2012

Owl fever!

So it's no secret that I love the cute little owl on Create a critter.  And since I needed to make a couple of birthday cards for girlfriends, I thought I'd cut out a few owls at once.  I love cutting them out with patterned paper - they are just so cute!  So here are a few more of my owl cards...

This third owl card was inspired by something I saw on pinterest.  I was trying to make the owl look like he was sitting in the hole of his tree...maybe I should have added a little branch for him.  I love making a few copies of the same card and just changing the papers a bit - it's good to add to your stash of cards and it's easier if you can do it in bulk.

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Owl birthday card

I made this card for my girlfriend's birthday in a couple of days.  Super simple.  I really love this owl image from Create a Critter, I use it a lot for birthday cards and thank you cards.  (See my next post for a few more similar cards).

I am entering this in the current Paper Playtime challenge - use polka dots and a sentiment.

I chose red paper with white polka dots for the owl and cute multi-coloured polka dot paper for the background.  I stitched a red border around the patterned paper just to finish it off.  Seems like I can't finish a card anymore unless I've stitched a border around it!  The sentiment is a CC Designs sentiment which I am using all the time at the moment...love this set of stamps.

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16 August 2012

Cupcake card

Just a quick card today that I have made for my friend's daughter who is turning 5 next week.  She is a girly-girl and loves her pink and purple so it was easy to make her card!
I love the purple patterned paper with all the spots on it.

The cupcake, cherries and candles are stamps by Kaisercraft.  All the patterned papers are kaisercraft too.  The sentiment stamps are CC Designs - I have only just purchased the birthday set and I have used them so much already - definitely worth their money.

I had very cute, fluffy, pink wool that I was going to wind around the card and tie into a bow under the cupcake and sentiment....but I remembered it after I had stuck everything down.  Shame because I think it would have finished the card off nicely.  Never mind!

In case you can't read the inside sentiment it says "Thinking of you today, and wishing you the happiest birthday ever".  Love that sentiment.

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10 August 2012

I feel the love project

These two cards were made for the 'I feel the love project'.  This month's recipient is Olivia, a brave 9 year old girl who recently lost her mother to cancer. At only 8 years old Olivia founded Kids Involved in Cancer Research (KICR) with a fierce drive to raise awareness and money for colon and lung cancer research.  A pretty incredible effort!  Anyway, if you are a card maker and would like to send a card to Olivia, then you can go here to Madison's blog, 'Funky Cards' to find out all the details.  Madison is the founder of the 'I feel the love project' and each month she has a different person featured on her blog.  A most worthy cause.

I chose bright, cheerful colours for my card and used my cuttlebug to make the backgrounds a bit more interesting.  I am into 'sunshine' at the moment too, and have noticed the sun is appearing on a lot of my cards!  Must be because it is bright and cheerful!  Hopefully Olivia will like her cards.

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5 August 2012


Just a happy little card I made using my new chevron dies.  Don't you just love rainbow colours - they are so fun and cheerful!
The 'smile' stamp is by CC Designs
The face stamp is a Peachy Keen stamp - everyday face assortment

When my 3 year old son looked at the card he said, "Mum, I like your card but look, you forgot to do zig zags down the bottom.  You should have done pink zig zags on the bottom!"  Thanks for the feedback mate!

Hope your day is bright and sunny!
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2 August 2012

A couple more masculine cards

Here are another couple of masculine cards, similar to one I made the other day.  I used dies from MFT for these ones.  The stamps are from CC Designs.  The layout of the first card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest but I can't find the link to credit it.  Will have another look and add it if I find it.
I am liking using a neutral background and then bright patterned papers for a bit of colour.  I wasn't too sure about the 'Birthday Wishes' stamp, I thought it might be a bit too girly, so I stamped it onto kraft paper and inked around the edges to try and grunge it up a bit!

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1 August 2012

Male birthday card

 This is a birthday card that I have made for my 'little' brother (he is younger than me but well over a foot taller!)  I used my new chevron dies from My Favourite Things, which I am in love with at the moment.
I find boys cards so much harder to make than girl cards.  Even a lot of the sentiment stamps that I have are a bit too fancy or 'flourishy' for male cards.  Anyway, I like how this turned out.  I love this sentiment on the card too - a bit of fun!  It's from CC Designs stamps - there are lots of cute little sayings in her sentiment sets.  I like to use bright, bold colours on boys cards.  Looking at this picture, I wish that I had used a brighter patterned paper for the third chevron, it seems to get a bit lost in this photo.
I'm a bit obsessed with sewing on my cards at the moment, so of course I didn't consider that the card was finished until I'd done a couple of laps around the edges of it with the sewing machine.  I would have loved to have done zig zags instead of straight stitch, but once again my sewing machine is not cooperating and has decided that it would rather not do a zig zag.  Sigh!

And here is a close up of the sentiment.

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It's your day - sunshine card

 Here are some more of my little 4x4 inch cards that I am really enjoying making.  This first one is being entered into 2 challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes challenge
Paper Playtime - anything goes challenge

The sun and 'it's your day' sentiment were cut from the Birthday Bash cricut cartridge - one of my all time favourite cartridges.
I love the look of stitching around the edges of the cards, it just gives it that finishing touch I think.  I love this little sunshine - it makes for a bright and cheery birthday card.

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A variation on my bunny birthday card

 Here are some variations on my bunny birthday card that I shared in my last post.  I think my favourite is this first one, with the embossing on the card.  I have been sticking to my word and only using scraps from my stash and it's amazing what you can find when you sort through the piles!  I am going through a 'less is more' and 'keep it simple' phase at the moment.  Also trying to do a few cards at once instead of trying to come up with something new each time.  I like how quickly a 4x4 inch card can come together. 

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