Sunday, May 18, 2014

Something for your best friend - Opus Gluei #183

I find that making special cards are the hardest........if I just sit down and let inspiration take over, the results seem effortless, but as soon as I have a person in mind, nothing seems good enough.

I set myself the challenge of using a window card I had left over from a set I made a while ago......and I knew what I wanted to achieve, but I'm not sure I did.  The lovely parchment-like paper in the centre is a Kaisercraft one that I fell in love with - you'll see more of it in another post. 

The sentiment is Kaisercraft too, and its most appropriate for the friend I have in mind, because she doubts herself without any reason.  She's the first to see the good in any situation, the first to appear at your side, and the cheerful face I see across my desk every day.

To see what others have designed for their friends, go over to Opus Gluei and prepare to be delighted.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

..and for my Mum.

So I think this could be considered being on a roll...........gate-fold cards nearly all used up!!  Just love this paper, and yes I know it could have had more layers and more bling and more EVERYTHING, but its fine just the way it is too.

Friday, May 9, 2014

...for a friend...

Love it when an idea in your head comes together........swapped a kaisercraft voucher for a lovely collection of papers and these ones were just asking to be made into a card for Donna.  Lots of lovely reds, just possibly a colour favourite of hers, and the chance to use up another gate-fold card because I struggle with them.  

...and a lovely lunch to top off the day!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Using Flowers

Once upon a time I would have been the last person in my group to use flowers on I'm the person with the greatest collection of every colour shape and size.  Not that it means I ever have exactly what I want of course.........

No matter......this is my response to our challenge at Opus Gluei to use flowers.  I think the paper is perhaps the first designer piece I bought and I almost didn't want to use it.  On the other hand, you cant keep everything forever.

Once bravely stepping outside the black and white that is my comfort-zone, I have compounded the whole thing by creating the base from a piece of pink (eeeek) card stock. 

There are shiny brads and glittery bits, and even ribbon - if you'e going to step out, you might as well make the step a decent sized one!! 

Better get back to what I do better for next time.