Thursday, 24 November 2011

Pram/stroller Nappy/diaper cake

Designed for a work colleague same as the card in the post previous to this! This took a long time to complete (12hrs) due to the waiting for paint to dry effect! The body of the pram/stroller was made by recycling a shoe box, ideally I needed 2 but I only had the one so had to be creative! I used the lid of the box to make the pram/stroller hood, I them glued a piece of card over the top of the lid to create an arch and then glued card down the sides, once all dry and in place. I decopatched the whole box, hood and all with printing paper then once dried I painted it pink (give away to the babies sex!). The handle was also recycled - made from the inside tube from wrapping paper cut down the middle, rolled tighter and adhered to the box by brads and hot glue and wrapped in ribbon.

The cake comprised of:

40 nappies/diapers these made the wheels
Roses and fur to decorate the wheel centres
Fluffy blanket.
Fluffy rabbit toy
Cotton wrap cloth (over the pram/stroller hood)
Baby vest/onesie
2 baby bottles
Cuddly Cat - dressed in babies sleep suit and bib
Mouse rattle
Babies first socks
Drool cloths
and a bath thermometer
Ribbon to decorate

The best thing about this gift was the pram/stroller had bounce!

Hope you like it! Mum to be Chantelle did! Pic shows her reaction!

Leaving to have a baby card

I designed this card for a work colleague who left today to enjoy maternity leave before her baby arrives on or around 26th December. Just over 4 weeks. She will be dearly missed as she is the receptionist! A smile to greet you everyday (Mon-Fri anyway).  The card was designed using new arrivals on the cricut cut at 7inches tall (I cut 2 and cut a hole in the bump of the second one and placed a photo of her scan within. I designed the leaving to have a baby using Scrap Artist and the silhouette of the pregnant woman was taken from:
which I placed facing left and right throughout the page. I matted and layered it onto card, inked the edges, added ribbon, made three bows which desended in size. To get the effect. Am very happy with how the card turned out, and the reaction on the mum to be's face was a picture.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

To my groom card wedding card

I was commissioned to design and make a card for a friend who was getting married on 5th November. She asked for an elegant card without the fluffy look! Which also captured fireworks night!

Right a challenge, I was up for it!  Here is what I came up with.........a trifold card on its side. Added an extra panel. A few embellishments and whallah!

Anniversary card for my sister and brother in law

My sister usually always gets her cards late, well that is after an event.... this year she got it within the month of her anniversary! I'm improving!

I saw this card design on create and craft when they were demonstrating the Hougie Board. So, I thought that I would replicate it as it looked elegant! Ideal for an anniversary. I added a punched trim (Martha Stewart) to the envelope edges, cut out the happy aniversary on the cricut. Punched some leaves and added some mulberry flowers which have been spritzed! The topper was matted and layered.

Bookatrix birthday card for my fiances mother

Made this card using the bookatrix embossing board, bunched some dry flowers tied them with a ribbon and placed them onto a flower. Embellished with peel offs boarder and lettering. Made a box to fit the card.

Birthday card for our line dancing Instructor

In the village where I live we have been learning line dancing (modern) not just to country music but all varieties of music. We surprised her with a birthday party and I was asked to design the card, using my cricut this was my end product, which am pleased to say went down well and has been framed.
I inked the card to give it the stressed look. Embellished with brads half a wish bone cake decoration for the stirup and doodled around certain areas.

Retirement card for a teacher

I was commissioned to design this card by a work colleague for a friend of his who was retiring from teaching. 

I used George and basic shapes to cut the prohibited sign and basic shapes to make up the sign and cricut cartrige locker talk for the school building. I used Tim Holts masks of cogs n wheels for the background. The card was embellished with peel offs, sticker lettering, a paper clip and a pencil which finished off the look.

Christening card and gift

Christening card. Used a box canvas and covered it with paper then decorated it with a decoupage of a baby in a crib. Embellished with ribbon, feathers, lace and pearls. I used the Xyron design runner for the wording.