My sweet great-niece Holli was 5 last December. I had some Nit-Wit freebie papers from an old Creative Cardmaking mag, and this cute little girl image looks just like Holli, and I thought she would be just right for a birthday card.
I reinforced the image with card before cutting her out then adhered her with foam pads to a patterned paper panel matted onto pink cardstock. 'Holli' & '5' were cut from co-ordinating papers, shadowed with pink cardstock then adhered with foam pads to the card front. Lashings of glitter completes the card.
Cart used:
Holli & 5- Don Juan
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Heather xxx


New Grandparents.....

I was asked to make a card for a couple who had become grandparents for the first time.....
The customer wanted LOADS of wording on the card. Normally I discourage too much 'wordage' on the front of card- I prefer to put the words inside the card- but I had an idea that would work with the sentiment that the customer wanted. I chose a pink and blue palette for the nanny (pink) and granddad (blue) atop a white embossed square. 'Congratulations to the new &' was cut from pink cardstock and adhered flat to the white panel. 'Nanny' & 'Grandad' were cut from pink and blue patterned paper, reinforced with white cardstock, then adhered to the card with foam pads. I punched some stars from pink & blue glittercard, adhering them with foam pads among the sentiment.
Carts used:
Congratulations- Paper Lace 2
Remaining sentiment (in 2 different sizes)- Base Camp
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Heather xx



I was commissioned to make a card for a computer lover's 50th Birthday. The card base was an 8" square and the papers used were from a copy of Making Cards For Men (the mouse, laptop & key letters) and Creative Cardmaking (checked background). I embossed a square of beige coloured pearlised cardstock and mounted it onto the centre of the card base. '50' was cut from circuit-board paper stabilised with cardstock, and 'Colin-Paul' was cut from black pearlised cardstock. 'Happy Birthday' was created with 'computer keyboard' letter tiles. All the elements were adhered to the card with foam pads.
Carts used:
'50' - Base Camp
'Coli-Paul'- Opposites Attract
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Heather xx



On Monday it was No1 son's girlfriend Sofia's birthday and this is the card that I made for her...

....and again I used my Go-To papers, Let's Party by Papermania. This image is one dimensional, not decoupaged, and I mounted it onto black cardstock.
The card base is a scalloped 8" square, with an aqua & lilac palette. I used black card to cut a lattice panel from the new EDGE TO EDGE cartridge, which was then backed with lilac patterned paper. The panel was adhered to the centre of the card, and the image was then adhered, slightly offset, with foam pads. 'SOFIA' and '23' were cut from purple glittercard shadowed with black, then adhered with foam pads to the card. A sentiment panel from the pack, purple Prima bloom and small roses, pearl pin, sheer ribbon bow and die-cut foliage completes the card.
Carts used:
Black lattice panel- Edge To Edge
'SOFIA' & '23'- Suburbia
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Heather xx



The eldest daughter of a couple of friends of ours had her 23rd Birthday on Boxing Day. I had some lovely decoupage sheets which were free with the Christmas edition of Creative Cardmaking, and they were ideal not just for Christmas cards but for a Winter birthday also. I teamed the pyramage image with some old freebie papers from the same mag.
The card base is an 8" square from which half of the front has been cut. The outside and inside of the card was covered with different papers. I added a 6" square of white card to the front of the card, then adhered the pyramage topper which I backed with a scalloped oval. I added various die-cut foliage and blooms and some sparkly white ribbon....
 The inside of the card holds another image adhered flat, along with a sentiment, a panel with punched corners for a message, fancy corner and 'PIA' which was cut from aqua glittercard shadowed with white. 'PIA' was adhered with foam pads.
A smattering of pearls and much glitter completes the card. Carts used:
Scalloped oval- Elegant Edges
Fancy Corner- Sweethearts
PIA- Suburbia
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A bit late......

I made a couple of commission cards for the shop before Christmas...
...the first one for the customer's hubby- the brief- Christmas colours and vintage cars. I used freebie papers from an old Christmas copy of Creative Cardmaking and I cut the car and name from green and red pearlised cardstock, and the sentiment from red pearlised cardstock. I added some die cut ivy corners to finish.
The second card was for the customer's grandson Finley. The same brief, Christmas colours, only this time she provided me with some honeycomb paper as she wanted a Christmas tree inside the card. I decorated the card front with a simple shaped panel, punched holly leaves and the recipient's  name.....

 and inside, decorated it with more papers, printed ribbon, parcels and a grand Christmas tree!
The paper is very easy to use (but delicate, so you have to be careful when opening it after cutting) All you do is draw half of your design along one of the straight edges then cut out. It opens out into this beautiful honeycomb pattern. I remember having decorations like this hanging from our front room ceiling when I was a kid!
The tree was adhered inside the card along the centre fold. I added a panel for the customer to write a message.
Carts used:
Vintage car & DEREK- Art Deco
Sentiment- Christmas Noel
Shaped panel (front)- Elegant Edges
FINLEY- Base Camp
Parcels (inside)- Joys Of The Season & Christmas Cheer
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Heather xx 



Rhea's birthday was a couple of days after Tara's so I used the same 'Let's Party' decoupage & paper pack that I used for Tara's card.
This time I chose a pink palette, again with the dramatic black contrast. I love this 'girl with dalmation' image. I cut a black frame, embossed it, added a smaller pink frame around the aperture then adhered it over the decoupaged image. The whole piece was then adhered to the front of the card with foam tape. 'Rhea' was cut from pink glittercard and shadowed with black, then adhered to the bottom edge of the frame with foam pads. A big, blowsy rose, sheer black bow, a sentiment from the pack and a smattering of black gems completes the card.
Carts used:
Black frame- Elegant Edges
Pink frame- Lyrical Letters
RHEA- Suburbia (Housewife font)
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Heather xx



Crikey! Where did last year go? It's ages since I blogged and I WILL blog more regularly this year- heaven knows I have a ton of cards in my files- so I have no excuse not to. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and great New Year celebrations.
Anita (our niece in previous post) has a younger sister Tara, and it was her birthday at the beginning of October. I made this card using the Papermania 'Let's Party!' collection. I used a lilac and aqua paper with black cardstock for a striking contrast. I love using black on cards. What about you? I matted the paper onto black card, then added a black scalloped frame topped with the fab party girl decoupaged topper. 'Tara' was cut from black glitter card and adhered flat beneath the image. I finished the card with a black, sheer bow, tiny flower, and a sentiment panel from the collection.
Carts used:
Scalloped panel- Elegant Edges
'TARA'- Suburbia
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Heather xxx