Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Happy Father's Day

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Another Father's Day card for those of you still stuck for ideas for masculine cards. Men are just so darned hard to create cards for, but I actually enjoy the challenge. This card is quite bright and summery, but still retains just enough 'masculinity' to work as a card for a Dad (I hope!).

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I was initially inspired by this card  and this card by Kristina Werner but I got a little bit over excited when creating my card and forgot to adhere the vellum on before anything else…and once that glue is stuck, there’s no getting it off for love nor money! So I had use another technique for holding the vellum in place on that bottom right corner.

So, working with the design I had in mind, I just used the stickles a little further down the card than I had planned, and ‘glued’ the vellum edge down with a few blobs of stickles.
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And because the rainbow polka dot c.s. that I used just below it had glitter blobs on it too, it kind of looks like it’s meant to be falling into the next part of the design. Phew – card saved from the scrap heap!

Below is the video as usual, please don’t forget to head over to my YT Channel to rate & subscribe if you haven’t already! I’m nearly at 1,000 subscribers (!) so I’m super-happy and grateful to you all for your support.

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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Best Dad in the World!

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Well it's been a beautiful day here in the UK - summer is well as truly on its way! I love June, for many reasons, but it's my birthday month, so that's another reason to love it.

<Digimax S600 / Kenox S600 / Digimax Cyber 630>This card is for my Dad for Father's Day. I've used a Martha Stewart deep edge border punch and slightly customised it to create the shiny black trellis border at the top. I think that gives the ric rac ribbon some balance nearer the bottom of the card.

I've been doodling all over with my white gel pen! I did some 'morse code' doodling around the "Best Dad" sentiment and doodled the "in the world" to mimic the doodlebug rub ons. And of course, not forgetting the faux stitching around the edge =)

The video is below. I hope you enjoy it and that it gives you some inspiration for your own Father's Day cards this year! Don't forget to head over to my YT Channel to rate and subscribe.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Just a note…

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Hi again! Two posts in one day must be a record…

For today’s card, I’m just doing something super simple that you should be able to whip up yourselves in no time at all. <Digimax S600 / Kenox S600 / Digimax Cyber 630> I’m using this card to send a note to a friend, and my plan is to use a trick I learnt from Kristina Werner by not writing on the inside of the card at all, just sticking a post-it note in there, along with the letter I want to send. Then the recipient can take out the post-it and reuse the card. All they have to do is find another envelope and they’re ready to go. It’s like a double-barrel surprise; a handwritten letter AND a note card she can send on herself.

The original design for the card was for a Get Well Soon card, but I had to send that in a rush, so I remade it and adapted it to a new sentiment.

As usual the video is below. Please head over to my YT Channel to rate & subscribe!

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Hi folks! Just a couple of things to update you with before my next video goes live later on this evening…

  1. After many suggestions from friends, I have created an artist ‘fan page’ over at Facebook, so it’s now easier for you to link to me over there and get the most current updates from me as it’s all linked to my Twitter account too.
  2. I also have two shops, one at Etsy and one at Folksy where I’m selling all my stuff. The Folksy account is priced in £’s and the Etsy one in $’s, so you can choose which you prefer, but you can buy from either regardless of where you are in the world. Pick the best exchange rate for you!!
  3. My aim is to up my video tutorials to one a week (currently it is just once a fortnight if I’m lucky) because my new video editing software is much quicker and less frustrating it should enable me to do more with the time I have available.
  4. Please leave a comment at this post for any techniques you’d like me to demonstrate and I’ll see what I can do for you!

As usual, any questions, please email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I am able.

Pop back a little later for my next video tutorial =)