Saturday 20 February 2016

I'm still here !!

Hi Everyone,

Finally back, have had a bit of nightmare few weeks healthwise, added to that our camera gave up the ghost and when we got a new one we discovered that my oldish PC didnt recognise the sd card so we then had to send off for the lead to go with it....can you tell I'm not good with technology ?! On the plus side the new camera seems to take much nicer pics so once I have got used to it.....

Anyway while I have been MIA I have been doing a bit of crafting so I have got a couple of cards to show you, no colouring on these so they were really quick makes.

The first one is my hubby's valentine card

I used the same Impression Obsession die that I have been using to make my friends wedding invites, I made a 5.5" square blank from kraft card then I cut the die from a slightly narrower panel of kraft card which I then matted onto black card. I went over all the spaces in the die cut with Wink of Stella and coloured one of the 'waste' hearts with my poppy red promarker and gave it a coat of glossy accents. The photos show the shine and sparkle quite well I think.....unfortunately the photos also show the dirty great fingerprint in the top righthand corner which hubby made when he opened it ! I had forgotten to take a pic before I sealed it :(
The sentiment was from the CBS Many Mini Messages set which I love.

My second card is using a Memory Box die which I have had for ages but never used,

I die cut the flower (it comes as one die that cuts the flowers together) which I then cut into a 4" square panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mini Messages. Then on a smaller offcut of white card I sponged some distress inks...Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Bundled Sage which I then mounted the flower square onto, this was then matted onto peach card and the whole thing then popped up on foam pads in the centre of a 6 x 6 blank.
I enjoyed doing this card so much, partly because it was a quick make but quite effective, that I made more in different colours with different sentiments and I'm intending to give them in a little set to my mum-in-law for mother's day. I will post the others later today.

I intend to spend the weekend in my craft room so I will definitely be back soon with a few more cards to show you,

See you all soon,
Kaz x


Sarah said...

These are really lovely Karen, so elegant and I hope Hubby was suitable impressed with his!! Hope you are feeling better x

Unknown said...

These are just gorgeous! Perfectly cas! Hope you are a little better now
Lucy x

Donna Mosley said...

Great cards Karen, love the hearts.

Donna x

Kat W said...

Ooooh, your fabulous CAS designs are so inspiring and I really think I will have to try the fab technique you used on the flower card...totally brilliant and so pretty :-)
Sorry you've not been well and then had all those tech problems...such a nuisance but at least your new camera is doing a grand job!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, two lovely cards, I love the soft colours of the second one.Hope you feel better soon, Liz x

Anne said...

Love that heart die, and the second card is so pretty.
Sorry you've been under the weather.
Anne x