Wednesday, 3 April 2013

two more cards for Australia

I was talking to my son and grandchildren in Australia by Skype the other weekend.  My older grandson showed me a boat he had made by himself from a cardboard roll and paper.  He was very pleased with himself! 
I thought he needed a pirate to go in it so I said I'd make him a card with a pirate on it.  Here it is:

The stamp is from Lili of the Valley and I coloured it in using watercolours.  The paper I got as a bargain pack a long time ago and the buttons and lighthouse were from my stash.  I thought it came out rather well.  I sent a photo to my son for him to print out for my grandson and he said he was delighted with it.
Obviously I had to ask my grand daughter what picture she would like me to do for her.  After a bit of thought she decided on a fairy.  I was originally going to do a Flower Fairy but then thought they're a bit old for a 6 year old.  I thought this picture from Crafters Companion Angelica CD was absolutely perfect with her little teddy.  I printed off a 'quick' card from the CD.  Everything was printed on one sheet of paper, even the bow and embellishments.  They look quite real don't they?  I did add some Stickles to the dress, wings and teddy's nose and the embellishments and I did add a couple of buttons and a charm from my stash.
Thank you for looking. x

Monday, 1 April 2013

For my Australian grandchildren

I made this card because I loved the picture.  Although it is not really an Easter card I sent it to my grandchildren in Australia to arrive in time for Easter together with a couple of little bags I had made for them.  I forgot to take a picture of the bags (!) what a silly billy! but here's the card anyway.
I used Joanna Sheen's HollyPond CD and just printed off the picture and the text was a Holly Pond stamp.

 I glittered the stars and the flowers with Stickles and the little pegs were from my stash.
 I love the little bunny slippers at the side of the bed! I added a couple of bits of ribbon.  I hope they like it. x