Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A Friend's Challenge

A friend challenged me to produce a birthday card, at very short notice, for his sister who works as a singer on board cruise ships.  I found two images and some appropriate wording within the Greetings Card Factory programme and just added some Glossy Accents before mounting onto blue card.  He was very pleased with the end product!

DYM Summer Festival

Durham Young Musicians held their annual Summer Festival competition on 10th July 2011 and, as usual, I charged myself with the task of producing 10 identical cards to enclose the prizes awarded to some pretty awe-inspiring young pianists who performed on that day.  I made sure they were very quick and easy cards to make by photocopying some music by Brahms and using a Debbi Moore music stamp.  It was then just a case of matting and layering.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Wimbledon 2011

Just got back from two visits to Wimbledon, one to Centre Court and the other to No. 2 Court.  The tennis and weather were great so I had a fantastic time.  I was fortunate to see Roddick, Lopez, Azarenko, both Murray brothers, Pat Cash and many others.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Campervanning into retirement!

First of all, welcome to my brand spanking new blog - Cartisan Crafts (with a great deal of help from my daughter of course..).

With my husband's imminent retirement, I was struggling for ideas for a suitable card. I used Serif Craft Artist to design the backing sheet for the card and then stamped and decoupaged the campervan image. Using Glossy Accents, I added a glass window effect to the campervan and Promarkers to colour it in. The deckchairs were added through Serif Craft Artist as well and were decoupaged.

I will be giving this to Mike this week, so fingers crossed he likes it! We're certainly both looking forward to having more time together.

Thanks for looking!