Saturday, 23 January 2016

Broken resolution already !

Hi Everyone,
Well I have broken my second New Years resolution already which was that I would post on here daily...oops :(  Having a few health issues at the moment and my motivation is suffering a bit but hubby says I need to spend time in my craft room and relax so who am I to argue lol

I did manage to sit down at the beginning of the week and make a few cards so here is the first one

This card is made using 'Ralph - Par-fect Day' from Digistamp Boutique, I love these images and have a few of them, they are wonderful to colour and this one also comes with a great sentiment 'Have a Par-fect Day' although I haven't used it on this card.
I used Promarkers/Spectrum Noirs to colour and the papers are LOTV (such a shame they have decided to stop selling their paper pads :( ) The little tag shape sentiment is from which is a brilliant company for individual sentiments, personalised ones etc

My next card is another DB image, this time a christmas one 'Snow Family'

Not a brilliant photo but you can make out a bit of the sparkle on there, the image was coloured with Promarkers and I added Diamond Stickles to the snow and presents, Wink of Stella was used on their hats and scarves and also on the white snowflake.
The snowflake dies I used are from Clearly Besotted as is the sentiment which I heat embossed in silver superfine WOW powder. The papers are Pink Petticoat and ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Next I made a couple of quick male cards for my box at my slimming group...

I had been diecutting some star flourishes and these stars are the 'waste' I had put them in a little pot on my desk and then I saw these Clearly Besotted sentiments when I was looking through my stash for something else, twenty minutes later I had made these two lol

I made up a couple of A6 card bases with some royal blue card I bought on Ebay, the stitched rectangle die used is an MFT blueprint one, the sentiments are stamped with pigment ink then clear embossed and I have added a touch of Wink of Stella to the stars for a bit of sparkle.
I always struggle with male cards but I was actually really pleased with how these turned out, a nice quick and simple card, I just hope they dont look a bit too simple !

Well if you are still here with me after all that waffle thank you so much for looking and if you can bear any more I will be back later with a few more cards ;)

Kaz x


Barb said...

Hi Kaz, sorry to hear that you've feeling under the weather. I hope you're feeling a little better today.

What a lovely hubby to send you off to do some crafting and my goodness you've been busy. A lovely selection of cards. They are all lovely and Ralph is a cute little character. Barbxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely selection of cards. Especially love the top one, fab image x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi, nice to see you back missed you. I find crafting so therapeutic. Keep up the good work

I have broken my New Years resolution too, missed a couple of days of having a walk. Just back now from a walk around the village.

Crafty hugs Pen x

Sarah said...

Great cards Karen, I am a big fan of the Digistamp Boutique, particularly the menfolk images (Alf is my favourite!!), there is always something for someone xx

Kat W said...

How lovely and supportive of your hubby to suggest you do some crafting and I do hope it helps you relax.
You have certainly been productive and what a great selection of cards! The golf card and star cards are great for males and you have a head start on Christmas already - wow!
Big hugs, Kat xx