Hannah for Lauren...

I picked up the Hannah Montana cart from Cutting Edge Crafts for the princely sum of £15 a few weeks ago. It was an ex demo/workshop cart but who cares?! It works perfectly so I reckon that I got a bargain! I used the Hannah image for this card for my niece Lauren who was 17 last week. I used an 8x8 offset gatefold for the base card and I punched the edge of the largest section with an MS border punch. I used First Edition papers, gems and purple glittercard for the card. The Hannah image was cut first in black cardstock, then a white blackout which I coloured with ProMarkers filling in the face and hands. I hand cut the hair blackout, adhered it to the black cut then adhered the flesh coloured behind it. I thought that the image was a bit plain with a black shirt, so I cut the main image again from patterned paper, then cut just inside the lines to create a t-shirt, which was then adhered to main image leaving a border all round, a bit of a faff but worth it! I adhered the finished cut to a panel which was stamped with a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, and I added a '17' with purple gems. 'Lauren' was cut from purple glitter card and adhered with foam pads to the narrow section of the gatefold. A trio of gems to the bottom of the panel completes the card.
Cart used:
Girl/Lauren- Hannah Montana
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Heather xxx



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Sis' Radio........

As promised, a girly version of the dad's and bro's radio, this time cut from pretty patterned paper and pink mirri. I added a sheer ribbon bow and some bling.
The carts that I used are on the previous post.
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx


Dad's radio......

One of the ladies who comes to my Wednesday classes and my Swarms wanted to make a card with a radio on it for her hubby. I suggested that she make a card in the shape of a radio and together we came up with this (although this is my take on the card- Chris's was different) I cut a base card to start from white cardstock, then adhered the two shapes together at the side. I then cut another piece of plain brown cardstock and adhered it to the card. The radio icon was then cut from woodprint paper and brown mirri, put together and adhered with foam pads to the card base, leaving a narrow border around the cut. I added a rim around the dial cut from silver mirri and adhered with foam pads. The cream circle behind the 'pointer' was embossed with a woodgrain-effect embossing folder. A silver card candi added to the centre finished off the dial. To complete the card I added some musical notes cut from black mirri, 'Dad' and a 'Happy Fathers Day' oval cut from brown mirri and holographic card.

Here is a version for a brother's birthday too!
Carts used:
Radio shaped card- Suburbia
Dial rim- George (silhouette feature)
Dad- Beyond Birthdays
Happy Fathers Day- Father's Day Solutions
Musical notes- Groovy Times
Brother's radio:
As above plus:
Happy Birthday- Stamping Solutions
Bro- Suburbia
I'll be back with a girly version
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I've got a monochrome card for you today. For this card I used freebie papers from a past edition of Creative Cardmaking  and the card base is a C5 tent-fold.
I cut three pennants from cardstock and topped them with patterned paper pennants cut to the same size. This gives rigidity to the cut when they are raised on foam pads. I arranged them on a piece of white cardstock , with decorative punched corners, which was then matted onto lavender cardstock. When I was sure that they were evenly spaced I adhered them to the card front with foam pads. I topped the pennants with a decorative tag, which was threaded through with sheer ribbon. 'Sister' was cut from lavender pearlised cardstock, then adhered to a hand-cut rectangular, embossed panel which was matted with more lavender cardstock. It was adhered flat over the decorative tag and then embellished with a sheer ribbon bow and a crepe paper rose from The Range.
To finish, I added a medium sized pearl to the end of each pennant.
Carts used:
Pennants- Creative Cards
Decorative tag- Heritage
Sister- Sophisticated
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xx


Secret Garden.....

Sorry I've not been around for a while...I have absolutely no excuse! Anyway, I hope these three cards will make up for it! I have used beautiful papers from Graphic 45's Secret Garden 12x12 stack and a scalloped card base. Each card is topped by a beautiful graphic matted onto a scalloped rectangle, then embellished in slightly different ways. This one with a sheer bow and WOC bloom....

...this one with a sheer bow and hellibore and rose corner arrangement and Cheery Lyn die flourish....

...and finally a sheer bow and glittery sentiment.
Carts used:
Card base/scalloped rectangle- Creative Cards
'Sing'- Wall D├ęcor & More
Thanks for dropping by!
Heather xxx