Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Simply Betty Summer Fairy take 2

Simply Betty Summer Fairy take 2 

I love how non-card makers think that it only takes a matter of minutes to create a card, my lovely boyfriend asked me to make a 40th birthday for his friends wife, for that night (and bearing in mind I received the request when I was still in work).I do love when he asks though as it isnt very often.

My original plan was to use my lovely cameo to cut out a simple 40 (I just learned how to do this recently) and put some nice background paper behind it, then I remembered the second Summer Fairy I had coloured for her last challenge. I'm so happy with how it turned out, especially as I'm not one to create under pressure. It might even be my favourite so far.

I coloured Summer with pro-markers and added some stickles to her wings, I added a little blue to her wings and love the effect it made, especially with the stickles. To give her a more 3D effect i gently rolled out her wings, only sticking down her body so it looked like she was flying. 

Miss Maggie

Miss Maggie has been zonked out in the hot weather so there hasn't been to much craic from her, HOWEVER we did take her for a walk in the forest were she managed to get her paws covered in mud, then she got kicked out of the pub (that was my fault I didn't see the sign that said no dogs in the beer garden!!). I still cant believe shes been in our lives an entire year (on the 11th July).

So proud of her muddy paws

My beautiful girl

First and last orders for us

'don't you think its time you get me a new bed?....in pink this time please'

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

http://simplychallengedchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/july-30th-challenge.html (I hope my cut out, fairy and gems count as lots of embellishments :-))

Thanks very much for popping by and if you have an extra minute I love reading your comments 

Kathy x

Monday, 1 July 2013

A baby card for one of my dearest friends

A baby card for one of my dearest friends

One of my bestest friends had a brand new baby called Cara which is Irish for friend, so I had to make her a very special card for her first born. My friend loves simple but elegant (if you look back I also made her wedding invites) and I love the simplicity of word cards so I thought I'd have a go on my cameo with a little help from my FB friends and youtube. I found making this just as challenging as any other cards I have made as I've had to get a handle on how the software works. I really think she'll like it.

without the flash

I cut the glitter card with my cameo, it took awhile to workout how to download the font to my computer and then create the image I wanted, but after lots of trial and error I got there and I just know my friend will love it, and I love my cameo, especially now that I can create my own unique cuts. 

I added the cut image onto onto some cream card, added a crochet flower (a lovely gift from Wendy in our craft swap) and a button. My friends Mother passed away when she was a teenager and a couple of years ago my she gave me her Mothers button jar, although all the button got mixed up I still like to think this may have been one of hers. x

The flash really highlights the glitter 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:-

Thanks for popping by and if you'd like to leave feedback I'd love to that 

Kathy and Maggie  xox

Simply B summer fairy challenge

Simply B summer fairy challenge

When I saw the gorgeous image Betty was giving us for this months challenge I knew I had to take part. The condition of the challenge was to use a different background, not stamped or paper. I knew that I wanted to draw a flower for summer to dance on, but the problem was, apart from doodling I haven't drawn since I was at school and I wasnt that great then.In addition it definately didnt help having Oliver Jeffers (world famous childrens illistrator) was in my G.C.S.E. art class!! 

All this aside I gave it a go, a simple sunflower, and I'm so glad I did because I love how it turned out. 

I had originally coloured Summer in blues and green (promarkers) but she got lost in the vibrancy of the sunflower so I coloured her again with dark hair and a red dress, for her wings I used ivory with subtle hint of tea green. Off course I had to use stickles on her wings.

I couldn't find any yellow paper in my stash to match the card so I coloured some white paper with promarkers to mat my image and added some yellow gems to the corner. I kept the card clean and simple as the images were so bright.

I really hope you like her, and most of all I hope Betty thinks I did her gorgeous image justice xox

I'd really appreciate any feedback x

Thanks for popping by Kathy and Maggie (the naughty pup who presented me with a dead rabbit yesterday) xox

I'd like to enter her into the following challenges: