Friday, 27 April 2012

Something to Inspire you over the Weekend

Hello Everyone

Well, I have been very busy this week.  After my friend left to go back to England I came home and reflected on the weekend.  What a joy it had been, and I'm so grateful for my friend's help around the house and walking to dogs for me.  At the moment I am not able to stand for very long or to walk very far so she really was a massive help.  She had brought me some crafty goodies including embossing folders, dies, paper, stickers, scrap pages (board ones)...something I have never done before but will attempt in the very near future.  All sorts of wonderful crafting goodies.

Then my car had to go into the garage for it's annual MOT.........which I am delighted to say it passed with flying colours.  And today I had to go and get my photograph taken as the one on my driver's licence will expire in June.  I never realised I was so modern as to be likened to a computer.............I have to be updated.

My first card is one I made using a downloadable image from a well known site.  I will put the details up for you to check them out.

Shabby Chic Wedding Day

This card is an 8 x 8" square card and the image was 8 x 8" too, which made things very easy for me.

I printed the image out onto photographic paper and stuck it to the card using double sided sticky tape.  I then decoupaged the flowers, the sentiment and the black and white photo of a couple in the centre.

Once I had done that, I used 3D clear gloss finish on parts of the frame of the photo, the handle of the flower posie and parts of the sentiment.

I then glued 3 shabby chic roses on netting under the sentiment, which are on the left side of the card.  On the right side I stuck cream lace with pink velvet ribbon down the centre and oat the top I glued two very pale pink buttons which I had threaded with thin white satin ribbon.

I really love this card as it is so delicate.

So where did I get everything from?

8 x 8 card:  rapid supplies
Image including sentiment:      CraftsUprint.com  (cup268760_692)
Shabby Chic roses:  Crafts U Love
Ribbons and lace:  Papetiere (Aberdeen)
Buttons:  My own stash
Photographic paper:  Kodak ultra premium photographic paper direct from Kodak.
3D clear gloss:  local craft shop (no longer in existence)

I hope you like it.

My next card is inspired by the Scripture given for a challenge by Karen Letchworth in Word Art Wednesday challenge.  The sponsor this week is Fred She Said, and you all know how I love her stuff, so I thought for the first time in my life I would enter a blog challenge.  Here it is then:

This is a Christian blog challenge so the scripture is a part of the design.  Because the sponsor is Fred She Said I have used her backing paper and floral image and made it all very girlie.

I am now going to post sections of the card for you to see, because I have embossed the pink and white striped card, which does not show very well in the main image.

So here is the top part, which is very 3D with the beautiful pink glittered rose in the centre.

Here is the scripture, and I wanted it to be shiny, shiny, shiny so I put glitter glue just about everywhere around the edge.  I also decorated it with a die word, which says faith.

I am sorry about the colour of the photo's as It is dark now and I couldn't wait until tomorrow.  However the top picture is true to colour.

So it ended up like this:

So how was it made?  etc etc etc

The card is A5 in size (8 and 1/4" tall by 5 and 1/4" wide)

First of all I covered the front of the white card with silver mirricard.  I then printed off the pink and white striped design onto thin white card and used an embossing folder by Spellbinder to emboss the design onto it.  I then stuck that onto the sliver mirricard leaving a border around each edge.  I decided to add a pale pink and white checked ribbon just on the edge of the striped card, which I adhered to the card using double sided tape.  I printed the floral image and scripture onto white card.  I then die cut the image and the border using a die in my grand calibur (Marianne design die).  I took the border and then put it though the grand calibur a second time to emboss it.

The scripture is cut using a book shaped die  (spellbinders).  I also die cut the word 'faith' and the silver cross.  I glued a beautiful pink glittered rose which sits on netting in the centre of the floral wreath image. and stuck the cross next to it.  I glued the 'faith' word onto the glitter glue around the edge of the scripture.

So there you have it.

A5 card:  Papetiere (Aberdeen)
Silver mirricard:  Craft Creations
White card for printing and embossing:  Craft Creations
Ribbon and glitter glue:  my own stash
Floral image and striped card design:  Fred She Said
Die for image incuding the border: Marriane design die (Crafts U Love)
Die for scripture, word and cross:  Spellbinders (iconuk.co.uk)
Embossing folder: M-Bossabilities reversible folder (regal) (gift from friend.
Pink ribbon rose: Crafts U Love

I really wanted to make it simple, yet girle and have a good Christian feel to it. Hopefully I have done that.


  1. Oh, Annie! This is just gorgeous. Well, they are both quite lovely, but I especially love what you have done with the word art you were given. Such a nice job, and just so soft and elegant. Thanks so much for taking the time to enter and sharing your God-given talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. You really cheered me up with this card today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thanks SO much for playing along in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L, Blog Owner
    Word Art Wednesday

    1. Hello Karen

      Thanks for popping over to see me here. I'm glad you like the card.

      Love and hugs

      Annie xx

  2. Hi Just to say I have popped over to you following the docrafts blog letter Emma has posted What a great idea to share blogs so easily.
    Will be browsing through now. Thanks for sharing it
    Carol xx

  3. Hi Carol, thank you for coming to have a little look. It's great to be part of the leapblog.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

  4. This is beautiful! I love the soft tones and how you've framed this passage! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  5. OH Hello Jennifer, and thank you for your lovely comments. This is my first attempt and that will be bvious to many, but I tried. It's a beautiful verse and could be used in so many different ways.


    Annie xx