Congrats Graduate!!!!

My hubby's secretary Debbie asked me to make her daughter a card for her graduation this month. I actually made this one at work because I had a very small Cricut workshop a couple of weeks ago and was able to make something myself! The card is in the colours of Sophie's gown- blue and gold- her degree being in Occupational Therapy. I used papers from an old Papermania pack from yonks ago. The card was covered in blue paper matted onto gold mirri, with a white matted textured cardstock panel in the centre of the card. I cut a mortarboard from pearlised black card and added a blue pearlised tassel. The diploma was cut from ivory, white and gold pearlised cardstock with a blue ribbon. 'Sophie 2012' was cut from blue glitter card matted onto gold mirri. All the elements were adhered with foam pads. A smattering of gold pearls  and a blue Prima bloom over a white organza bow completes the card. Carts used:
Mortarboard- Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Diploma scroll- Wrap It Up
Sophie & 2012- Winter Woodland
I have a couple more Graduation cards to make. No1 son Krishnan graduates from Queen Mary's on 13th July (Law) and his lovely girlfriend Sofia graduates on 15th July (History & Politics) from the same Uni.
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx



One of my hubby's colleagues saw the cards that I made for  Debbie, and he e-mailed to request a card for his wife Maureen's 60th birthday. The only brief was that it should have a drama theme as Maureen is a drama teacher and enjoys AmDram (amateur dramatics) I had this gorgeous paper from a 12x12 pad from Papermania by Lucy Cromwell. The card base is an A4 and the layout is my standard for commission cards. I cut a beautiful filagree frame from blue textured cardstock. It was adhered with foam pads to the central panel, which was trimmed with a white satin ribbon and bow. I cut a scalloped square to fit in the middle of the frame, embossed it, then adhered it to the centre of the frame with more foam pads. A '60' was cut from greeny blue glittercard and adhered flat to the embossed square. The comedy and tragedy masks were cut from two different shades of glittercard and adhered to the top of the frame. I created a book from more glittercard and added 'Romeo & Juliet' to the front cover with teeny tiny gold peel off's (collective gasp of disbelief from the people who know how I feel about peel offs!!!) It was adhered flat underneath the '60'. 'MAUREEN' was cut from glittercard and adhered flat. An aqua bloom, punched glittercard flowers and a smattering of pearls completes the card.
Carts used:
Filagree frame- Ornamental Iron 2
Scalloped square- Elegant Edges
60 and Maureen- Storybook
Tragedy/comedy masks, book- Locker Talk
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Heather xxx


Mellow yellow........

It was my sister-in-law Karen's birthday a couple of days before her and my brother's wedding anniversary (see card in previous post) and this is the card that I made for her. I very rarely (if at all!) use yellow as the main colour on a card, but I had this lovely white card with pale yellow flowers on it and thought that it would make a stunning dress for an Art Deco lady. I dug into my stash and found some co-ordinating papers from Dovecraft's Tea House double sided paper 12x12 pack and First Editions Family Ties 8x8 stack. The card base is a standard C5 with about 1 1/2" cut off the front, then punch along the length. I covered the inside of the card with yellow Tea House paper, and the front of the card with glittery yellow Family Ties paper. I cut a piece of white card approx. 2" wide and punched one long edge. A piece of Tea house paper was adhered to it leaving a narrow white border on the un-punched side. Yellow sheer ribbon was added, and then the panel was adhered to the front of the card leaving a tall, narrow panel on which to adhere 'Sheba'. She was cut from textured cardstock, patterned card (dress) and silver paper (gloves). I gave her a  long pearl necklace draped down her back and some earrings. She was adhered to the card with foam pads. A WOC bloom was adhered to the bow to complete the front of the card.

'Karen' was cut from white pearlised card and silver paper then adhered vertically to the inside back with foam pads. A panel with punched corners was adhered inside the card for a greeting. A smattering of pearls completes the card.
Cart used:
'Sheba' & 'KAREN'- Art Deco
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Heather xxx


Serene swans........

It was my brother and sister-in-law's wedding anniversary last week and this is the card that I made for them. It's a whopper at 8" square - I've taken a liking to big cards since doing my A4 commission cards. I used beautiful 'Wedded' pearlised patterned paper from the Bella! Wedding collection. The paper was matted onto a square of silver mirri and adhered to the front of the card. A beautiful intricate panel was cut from more silver mirri and adhered to the front of the card with foam pads. I added an embossed heart and ribbon bow to the top of the panel, and in the centre of the panel are two beautiful swans cut from pearlised card. I flipped one of them so that they were facing each other. A computer-generated sentiment was trimmed to fit a silver mirri oval which was adhered below the swans with foam pads. I embellished the oval with a pearl heart and some plain pearls. A quartet of medium sized pearls completes the card.
Carts used:
Intricate panel- Ornamental Iron 2
Swans- Art Nouveau
Heart- George
Oval holding sentiment- Opposites Attract
Thanks for dropping by today!
Heather xxx


A giraffe for Emma!.........

This was the third in a trio of cards that I made for Debbie, my hubby's secretary. Apparently Emma loves giraffes, so that was my brief for this card. It's a biggun! A4 again. I used papers from Papermania with leaves and wood effects on them. The layout is simple with a central panel holding the cuts. I wrapped some pretty leaf shaped ribbon around the bottom of the centre panel then added the giraffe, cut from two shades of Bazill cardstock with a little chalk shading for definition. 'Emma' and '18' were cut from DCWV glittercard and adhered to the card with foam pads. I added a branch and some punched flowers to add a little femininity to the card. A smattering of pearls completes the card.
Carts used:
Giraffe- ZooBalloo
Emma & 18- Base Camp
Branch- Serenade
I'm hosting a Swarm tomorrow and I have a request to the ladies who are coming, from Lorraine. She has mislaid her Sweethearts cartridge and wonders if someone picked it up by mistake at a previous Swarm, and asks that if it was you could you please bring it along tomorrow? Thanks.
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Heather xxx



This the second of a trio of commissioned cards that I made earlier this year for my hubby's secretary, Debbie. I had no brief for this one so I had pretty much free reign with it. I used papers from a 12x12  Grace Taylor 'Blossom' stack by Dovecraft. The layout is very simple using just two designs from the stack, mounted onto white cardstock. The central panel was punched along the bottom edge with a MS daisy border punch. I added ribbon and a bow before adhering to the card front with foam tape. I cut a fancy panel from white cardstock, and added a simple scalloped rectangular matted panel to the centre. It was adhered to the central panel with foam pads. 'Jackie' was cut from white cardstock and adhered flat, and the '50' was was cut from blue glittercard and adhered with foam pads. A sheer ribbon rose and a smattering of pearls completes the card.
Carts used:
Fancy panel, 'Jackie' & '50'- Ornamental Iron 2
Scalloped rectangle- Elegant Edges
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx



This card was a commisioned through the shop by a lady for her uncle who was to be 101 years old. The brief was for vintage cars or trains, so not having the Art Deco cart at the time I knew that there was only one other suitably vintage car on a cart that I had. The card base is a C5, the papers are from the DCWV Neutral Stack and all of the elements were cut from brown, copper and black mirri. The car was mounted onto an embossed panel cut from vanilla cardstock shadowed with brown mirri, and placed centrally on the front of the card. Fancy corners were added, 'Uncle' & '101' were adhered above and below the car with foam pads, and the card was finished with a smattering of brown pearls.
Carts used:
Vintage car- Wrap It Up
Shaped panel- Elegant Edges
Fancy corners- Heritage
'Uncle' & '101'- Stamped
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx