I used a fairly old image from a DigiStamp Boutique set to make this card- an image and character that will never date though- in my view. Owls are even more popular these days than they were 5 years ago.
Perhaps a bit late for the 'good luck in your exams' season but I thought I'd make a card using images from this DigiStamp Boutique farmyard set. Not sure how much 'luck' a turkey brings when they are generally destined for dinner on 25th Dec- lol!
I was asked to make a birthday card for someone's husband who was turning 60 and is a photography enthusiast. Luckily DigiStamp Boutique released a camera set of images last month which saved my bacon.
I printed the camera onto different background papers and pieced them together. Then I cut out the 'lens' to make a shaker card, using the new brush strokes sentiments as a background.
I'm hoping this is well received.
I was asked to make a 'New Home' card for 4 people moving into a new house. It is quite difficult to find images for house warming cards with more than one 'person'/character on them. I used a 'little birdie told me' set from DigiStamp Boutique where you get multiple images that you can arrange as you want them.
In case the sender wasn't happy with this card, I made a second (this time with only one 'character' in front of the 'house': it is after all the person sending the card saying 'good luck in your new home' to the people in the house, so only needs one figure outside(??? or is this my weird logic?).)
I decided to make an effort to join in with the Mini Marvels FB group swap this month- they have some inspiring swaps which I often browse at and think I should have a go...
This month it was to make a zig zag book. I have seen others make this accordion style mini book recently and thought I'd have a go.
Front- held together with twine tied onto safety pins
The background 'papers' were made using mixed media (acrylic paints and various inks) with stamps, stencils and other bits and bobs.
Inside I have used quotes from a Clearly Besotted Stamp set: 'Today a reader, tomorrow a leader', 'Think before you speak, read before you think' and 'Sleep is good, books are better'.
For some reason I seem to tend to make gender neutral or male type cards more than overly girly ones. However, female ones sell well and of course I use them for friends and family birthdays etc. Hence I pushed myself to make some girly ones.
The first two use DigiStamp Boutique images. On this one I have, again, teamed the 'Instagram' frame from the camera set with the new Maddie Happy Days set.
On this card I did a bit of paper piecing with a Maddie Happy Days image.
I went on a bit of an Easter card making mission a few weeks ago. A backlog in blogging means I am only sharing them now. Here are two I made with old Pollycraft digi images- they might be available from Little Miss Muffet stamps now, I'm not sure.
This has to be one of my classic all time favourite digis- the duck 'parade'!
It's the 5th Saturday of the month and so we have an open week on the Sketch Saturday challenge- you can use any sketch from weeks 215-460. There is also a GDT call this week, so pop along to the blog to find out more.
The challenge is sponsored by Lemon ShortBread, an Etsy shop selling digistamps and colouring pages. One lucky winner will get 3 images of their choice.
I have used sketch #448 for my card along with the 'Bus Stop Girl' image.