The Stamps I Use

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Celebrating the love in September



One family wedding anniversary this month - my dearly beloved's sister and her husband. But I also make cards for my dearly beloved just because - as if I wasn't already busy enough.

The first two cards are for my dearly beloved. One from the new CTMH card kit. The colours just look so pretty together.

The second I just think the stamp set is cute. There are other woodland creatures...I just need to figure out how to use them.

The third was the anniversary card for my dearly beloved's sister. See that paper?.....Mmmm hmmm. Fourth card to use it (I think). This card uses a card sketch from the CTMH card kit but not the CTMH card kit materials!

September is a busier month






So September is a busier month than August for card-making for me. Birthdays abound. These are five more birthday cards I made for September. One of the recipients still has not received hers as her gift is still hiding in the laundry room from the cats and we have not had a chance to visit yet.

The first two cards are for the two children of dear friends of my dearly beloved. The third is for one of my cousins. The fourth card (from a new CTMH card kit) is for a friend and the fifth for another of my Aunts - another quilter.

Get out the Exacto Knife

So I have to find the template - it is SOMEwhere on the desk in my craft room - so I can give appropriate credit to the website I sourced for this card. Four layers of paper to construct the front - not including the card base to which it is attached. I like the effect. Being a quilter, it kind of reminds of a quilt block. And the recipient also quilts so......I thought it made a nice birthday card for her.

Ah ha! Found it! This card was made using one of the Mola templates on www.cardmaking.circleofcrafters.com.

Two takes on a SplitCoastStampers Card Sketch





I made both of these cards using a card sketch challenge (188) posted on my favourite crafting website SplitcoastStampers. One card went to one of my Aunts, the other to my dearly beloved's Mom. I simply liked this paper so much I had to make multiple cards using it.

More Cards from August



So back in August I also made these two cards. August is apparently a quiet month for birthday celebrations amongst the people I know.
The first card was for my neighbour's birthday. It features a double dahlia fold done with two different sizes of punched circles.
The second card went to my niece for back to school. I believe it is a Penny Black image.

The rest of the card gift set






Well, it took me long enough to post these but these are the other cards that were given to my friends.

The Happy Everything card I absolutely love. There is just something about the swiss dots and the colour combination that I really like.

One of my friends really liked the Thinking of You card. I think it was the cuttlebug lattice that really caught her eye.

I was trying to go for another masculine card with the Birthday Stripes card. Again, a cuttlebug embossing folder was used on that one.

The Flowery Butterfly came out sort of okay. For some reason, the colour in the photograph of the butterfly is off. It looks sort of blue in the photo but actually matched the purple on the flowers on the card.

The Love Your Life card was simple but got an immediate response from one of my friends. One of her nieces was visiting for a few weeks and she planned to give the card to her as in inspirational thought. That just tickled me to know that someone could immediately use the card.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back to the blog

Well, I have been terribly negligent about posting my creations here lately. I've been churning out cards for the busy month of October in our family. My sister and her kids all have birthdays this month. My parents celebrate their wedding anniversary in October and in my dearly beloved's family we have a couple of birthdays as well. Throw in Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en and, let's not forget, world cardmaking day and well, let's just say that my brother's quilt which is nearly completed has been sadly neglected.

I'm hoping to sit down and toss up some photos of the cards made in the last couple of months (and the rest of the card set I made for a few friends) this weekend.

I'm also very excited about the Christmas Card Making workshop that I will be hosting for some of my friends in November. My "sister in law", Jenn, is conducting the workshop. She blogs over at http://jennmcmillan.blogspot.com. I'm sure that whatever she has planned for us will be awesome as she is one of the most talented, creative and crafty people I know.

I'll be sure to posts photos of the fun we have that day and the lovely creations that Jenn comes up with for us.