These two cards are based on sketch by Amy over at Prairie Paper & Ink (prairiepaperandink.typepad.com) On her card the panel was stamped with luscious chocolate covered strawberries but I chose to put a sentiment there instead. The paper is from pads bought from the States, ribbon & paper from my stash.
Carts used:
Scalloped rectangle & circles-Graphically Speaking
Many Happy Returns- Wild Card
Thinking of you- Calligraphy (shadow enabled)
Circles (on scalloped circles)- George & Basic Shapes
The white rectangles were hand cut.
Thanks for looking!

Missing you

These cards were based on a design I found on my daily blog trawl & for the life of me I can't remember who's blog it was. If you recognise it please let me know & I will acknowledge you!!! The paper is again from pads I bought in the States from A.C. Moore's. The only difference in the layout is the sentiment panel, & colour choice (well obviously!) I added paper pricking again for a little extra definition.
Carts used:
Scalloped rectangle & circle-Graphically Speaking
White circle- George & Basic Shapes (the white rectangle was hand cut)
Sentiment- Wild Card (RDS on)
Hope you like them!

Floral Mum

I found the layout for this card over on Christine's blog (creativejourney.typepad.com) and really like it. I have another card made with the same layout but forgot to snap it so I'll show that one later. I used paper from a pad I bought in the States. The vertical panel is scalloped at both ends and laid over the horizontal panel. A satin ribbon & bow adorn it. I added flowers & leaves, and red gems from Papermania. MUM was cut from aqua card stock, run through a Xyron X & glittered. I added a little paper pricking to define the right top & bottom corners.
Cart used :
MUM- Don Juan
Leaves- Wild Card (RDS on)
Thanks for looking!
I added glitter to the flowers

Love heart cascade

This card looks quite simple but I made it difficult by choosing to decorate each heart in a different way! Won't be repeating that exercise any time soon!
The hearts & sentiment were cut in 3 colours dark, medium & light pink. I used the dark pink heart cascade as a base and cut hearts from the other two to decorate it with. The hearts are either glittered or flocked as is the sentiment which was made in the same way. I then stuck them together . A simple panel background of Papermania Scrumptious collection paper, a velvet ribbon bow and heart shaped gems complete the card.
Carts used:
Heart cascade & sentiment- Wild Card. Make sure that you have the Real Dial Size button on when you cut these.
Hope you like it!

Gone...but never forgotten

Sadly, my boss Jennie lost her beautiful red setter Candy on Thursday. She was understandably very upset so I made her this card keeping my fingers crossed that it wouldn't make everything worse. Thankfully she loved it!
I've had this paper for an age (it's Basic Grey I think) and it seemed ideal for this card - it's got kiddies & doggies on it. I hand drew & cut the paw print as I couldn't find one on a cartridge. I then cut it into a circle with a Coluzzle template. I mounted it onto a scalloped circle and added a bow. The scalloped edge is Martha Stewart punch and the ribbon & flower are from my stash. I cut the sentiment in capitals for 'GONE' & lower case for the rest.
Carts used:
Scalloped circle- Graphically Speaking
Sentiment- Calligraphy
Thanks for looking!

Coming of Age!

These cards were made as commissions at the shop where I work. One was for a sea-faring lass in the RN and one for an all singin', all dancin' gal from Germany! The card for Stephanie was decorated with 3 medallions bearing nautical images- an anchor, a compass & a sail boat. I added gem stones to the 18 to bling it up a little! Anna's card was designed to look like a dressing room mirror. The girl who it was for had taken the leading role on stage in The Sound of Music in Germany- hence the SOM album cover & sheet music in the bottom left corner. You can see me in the mirror whilst I was taking the photo! I added a key attached with pink ribbon. I added flat backed pearls around the frame as light bulbs. Both ladies who commissioned the cards were thrilled with them (I'm glad to say!)
Carts used:
Anna's card- ANNA & 21- StoryBook
Star- George & Basic Shapes
Musical notes-Joys Of The Season (11 pipers piping)
Stephanie's card- 18 & Stephanie- Stamped
Circles- George & Basic shapes
Scalloped circles- Graphically Speaking
Nautical images- Going Places
Thanks for looking!