Monday, 16 August 2010

Some recent cards

I haven't had much time or inspiration for card making over the last few months (tough times at work meant I had a big problem concentrating on anything.

Here are some pictures of a few cards I made in the last few weeks. They are all the same style because I really enjoyed making them.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Happy Birthday Kyle

Tomorrow (31 December) is Kyle's 6th Birthday and I have made this card for him. I used images from Dustin Pike and coloured them in with Prismacolor pencils. I coloured it in a few months ago because I knew how long it would take (it is my second card of this type) but didn't want to post it on here until the right time.

Happy Birthday Kyle. Happy New Year to all of my friends and family.

Amelia x

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Red bus

I was asked recently by a friend to make a personalised card for her grandson's 10th Birthday. He likes red buses so I made this card for him.

I have replaced the advertisement on the side of the bus with his name "Jordan". The number of the bus is 10 (for his age) and the destination says "Happy Birthday". The registration number is "10 2DAY"

Sunday, 4 October 2009

He's making a list

I made a Christmas card for a challenge on and thought I should post it on my blog as well with extra detail. The requirements of the challenge were a Christmas card using lace, glitter, an embellishment and for bonus points some wording.

I decided to use a cute Santa Claus image from Dustin Pike ( on my card which I have coloured with Primacolor pencils and mounted in a 3D effect with foam stickers. He is mounted on white card embossed with a "snowball" effect made by using a Fiskars embossing template and then on red card. I didn't have any lace so that isn't included. The glitter is the highlighted areas on Santa's hat and jacket. I have used 3 silver wooden stars which are decorated with jewels to cover the embellishment requirement and I have managed to get the wording on too.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

More Than Words

The challenge on Dottie's World was to create a card using a quote or a poem on the front of the card - not just a one or two word sentiment though! It also had to have Charmed download as well.

I did the challenge but missed the deadlines becuase I had problems with my computer and scanner. In the end I have taken a photograph to post it on my blog.

My quote is from a Boney M song because I thought it was appropriate. The Charmed download is from the Christmas collection of Dottie and George.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Dustin Pike

I was asked by a friend at work to make a 2nd Birthday card which has a character on it. Ruth (ooffee) directed me to Dustin Pike's blog where there are freebies as well as lots of exciting images at great prices to buy. This is my effort.

The images are all coloured in with Prismacolor pencils and mounted in 3D. I always like to personalise my cards where I can and I did this by typing onto the sign which has been attached to the crate.

I enjoyed experimenting with the pencils to create the sea effect as I didn't want to just go for a plain colour.

I am looking forward to creating more cards with similar images from Dustin Pike's blog and I think they would make good cards for small boys.